Fall Anniversary

Challenge I am entering
The Paper Players: Sketch

Had a second generation background from the previous project. Added sun, that was cut on white cs and sponged with stencil and ink, fussy cut leaf stamped in black on glossy photo paper that mopped up the leftovers in the previous post, sentiment cut on Silhouette and stamped sentiment that has been popped up. All is mounted on white cs base.

Color Burst with a Twist

Challenges I am entering
Double D: Pearls,Gems, Rhinestones
Global Design: Case the Designer
Make My Monday: Dance

I started with a white piece of layering weight cs and laid that on an embossing folder that I had sprinkled three colors of Color Burst, but the twist is that the spray I used to activate the burst was shimmer spray. WOW! I let the paper dry and cleaned the folder then realigned the piece to the folder and dry embossed it. The focal center is gray cs stamped in black with pumpkin and sentiment. Colored the pumpkin with the orange color burst /shimmer spray with a water brush. The edges got ruffed up and painted with gold acrylic then mounted on white cs. All layers were placed on gray cs on a white cs base. The shimmer gems were a last minute thought. One of the challenges I am entering is asking for “Dance”. I know there is not a dancer in sight here, but you should have seen my happy dance when the shimmer worked.

Tip: This one is from Jennifer McGuire. I don’t always get to watch her videos but recently she worked on a project that got a little warped. She ran it through her laminator with heat. That is such a great idea. I used it on both the dry embossed layer and the pumpkin focal. Now I don’t regret not using the laminator for foiling (just not my thing).

Pretty in Pink

Challenges I am entering
Sweet Stampin: Pretty in Pink
Sunday Stampers: Circle Around

I was working on getting my card stock colors added to my Silhouette and saw these two laying together so I glued them that way. First I laid a stencil on the light one and spread gesso. Once that dried I cut the aperture and then sponged a darker pink. Plus added white splatter and a few background flowers stamped in black. The sentiment and dot border were cut on Silhouette. Floral spray was stamped in white cs and colored with Copics then fussy cut. Added glossy accents once attached. The purple layer was dry embossed with dots. All is on a white cs base.

Had to use the stencil

Challenges I am entering:
Case this Sketch: #336
Inkspirational: Photo

I had cut this large butterfly to use to sponge the gray bg on the previous post but now wanted to add it to project. This bg is white cs dry embossed with a circle stencil then sponged with three colors. Added stamping and splatters in black and white. The harlequin ribbon is one of my favorites but seldom used. Sentiment was cut on Silhouette, back one was Copic colored in black and the front one is sticker paper with the front sticky so I could add fine glitter. The gray butterfly has spray sparkle too.

Watercolor Butterfly

CAS Watercolour: Colorful Butterfly

The focal was cut with Silhouette in two pieces. The back piece I water colored and the front cutout was white cs that got heat embossed in black then glued on and added white dots with gel pen. The base white cs was sponged with the same butterfly silhouette in light gray, a lower portion added in a pp and some flourishes then tag (made on Silhouette) all layered on.