Color Pencils Play

I know I will be needing holiday thank you cards so I got started with this one. The bg is white text vellum with a circular piece of clear plastic for a focal mask, just placed in the center. I then sprayed the paper with water to wet then dabs of water color added in buckskin, green and blue allowing the colors to run into each other and slightly under plastic mask. Once dry I heat embossed in gold the focal ornament stamp. Using my colored pencils and water brush I colored it up adding shimmer paint in matching colors. Once dry I masked it off and stamped the evergreen boughs and splatter. Sentiment thanks was cut on the Silhouette in white cs then heat set twice in gold. Trimmed to 4×5 3/4 and run a sharpie along the edges. Mounted on white cs base.

I am loving the ethereal effect of the water color bg. I will be using this technique again with different mediums. It is so cool how the plastic only buffers the colors allowing some to ooze under preventing a sharp edge. Plus it is a great way to re-cycle some of the thin plastic wrap almost everything is packaged in right now. Can not wait to see what color burst does?

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Krafty Chicks: All Occasion

Inspired By: Color Challenge I was really drawn to the buckskin, blues and green in the photo

TTTC: Gingerbread+Holiday+Sparkle My gingerbread is in the color of the cookies used in the bg and this is tons of sparkle because the image and sentiment are gold plus the splatter is gold. I even top coated the image with matching shimmer paint.

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all my “FRIENDS”. In an attempt to clear scraps I had created this layout that was in need of a sentiment. What better than my Silhouette cut line word in white cs. In the background I have stamped a wreath in white on the brown pp then added brown and black branches. The added greenery is the die cut of part of the wreath, stamped in brown then sponged in brown and highlighted in white gel pen. The added gems on the red are dots of white enamel.

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TTTC: Die cut+gems+red

Try it on Tuesday: Winter

Ho Ho Ho gift box

Cut design (Silhouette #35894) elements with Silhouette on white layering weight cs, altered slightly to accommodate 1/2 cup canning jar. Colored base with red acrylic paint, belt buckle with gold water color and sponged rest with ink pads. Once assembled I added the white gel pen details and red gingham ribbon to close. I am using these to contain my jars of Horsey Sauce as gifts to our neighbors. We grow the horseradish and make the mayonnaise as base. Instead of oil in the mayonnaise we render the left over fat when smoking our bacon and of course our yard hens contribute their eggs. Yum.

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Four Riders

The pp was laying on my work surface from the previous project. This focal image was created by using brayer over ink pad to gel press then placed stencil and brayer same color again. Removed the stencil and took first print with white copy paper text vellum. Trimmed by hand into an oval, rubbed edges with light gray ink pad then stamped sentiment in dark gray. Layered up all the pieces then splattered with dark brown water color. Once it was all done I was not impressed with the dark gray strip under the image so I added stripes in white and black pencil and stamped scrolls in the dark gray ink then added gems. Much better.

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Alphabet: Q is fro Quadruple Four riders

Shabby Chic B-day

Well maybe this is really more vintage then shabby but it does have tons of layers and evoke days gone by. All the pp is from various pads. I hand cut the center out of the postcard and layered on pp with script on it. Swirl and gold sentiment were cut on Silhouette in white layering weight then heat embossed in gold three times. Red is cs with black sponging on edges and the pine-cone vellum was gifted to me years ago. Sentiment strip was printed on waterproof white sticker paper and I sponged a buckskin color ink to tone it down a bit. All is mounted on white cs base. Some of the pieces have been laying on my work surface for days and I was struggling to come up with a layout. Somehow, by just keep adding the pieces seem to fit.

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