For my Dad

Challenges
Simon Says Monday: We’re Going Round in Circles Circle stencil
Little Red Wagon: Line it up Lines of white frames
Allsorts: Stripes Strips in plaid

This started as piece of Text Vellum that I placed a circle stencil on then ink up in blue a plaid bg stamp and stamped through circles. Inked a number embossing folder and used it to stamp numbers.Added more circles through another circle stencil with transfer gel. I wanted the shine and transparency that this gel offered. Trimmed this bg piece down to fit on white cs base. Added thin white frames (leftover from some other playing around with Silhouette). The light-bulb was printed on tissue paper and glued on. The sentiments were cut on the Silhouette. The Dad was cut three times and stacked with the top layer inked in the same blue as the bg. The gear was cut on Silhouette and glued on then was too white so I put black ink on my pinkie and smeared some ink on it. Almost as an after thought, I added some yellow chalk to give light to the bulb. The dad sentiment as glossy accents.

Baby Card Recycled

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday: Recycle
Make My Monday: For a Baby
Sweet Stampin: Anything but Square

My sister sent me a sweet congrats card for being a new Great Aunt. I used the photo image to create this step card by trimming down then sponging light blue on the edges. For the card base, I first made the cuts then stamped the images and used ink on a stamping block with water brush to color centers of flowers and leaves. The bees were cut on Silhouette and then heat embossed in black. Some of the flower centers have white enamel dots.

Is it recycle if it comes out of the trash?

Challenges
Krafty Chicks: CAS
Little Red Wagon: Recycle
Addicted to Stamps: Photo by the sea shore

I had created a small sea shore scene a few projects back. When I trimmed down the focal image I through this small scrape in the trash. Walking by the trash yesterday I thought this piece was salvageable, especially on this small card (3 1/2 x 4 1/4). The hint of a sun was added with copics and edges were rubbed with navy in then silver acrylic paint. I used My Sweet Petunia Cut-Align to create the layers in peach and blue. And once all were mounted on white cs base I decided to stamp the butterflies in black.

Hello Bees

Challenge
Simon Says Monday: We’re All a Buzz
Double D: Begins with M Mixed Media

I used white gesso to stamp honeycomb in the right top corner then smeared on mustard colored texture paint. Spritz with blue shimmer spray then heat embossed chunky black and white enamel and stamped in black some arrows. The face and three bees are printed on tissue paper and applied with white glue. Greenery and sentiment were cut on Silhouette and glued on. Rubbed gold acrylic paint with finger along all edges then mounted on white cs base.

Tip: When taking pic’s of cards, use a 12×12 pp as back ground and a solid base. My base is a bamboo tray that dried fruit was mailed in and I turn it upside down. I have several different colors of sheets for the bg that I pick from depending on the subject and that sheet leans against the side of my workstation. I do try and clear off the work space part before I start a new project.

Beach Kraft

Challenge
Double Trouble: Brown Bag It
Crafting Happiness: Anything goes

The gals over at Double Trouble had me getting out my Kraft cs. I dry embossed it and then created the beach scene on white Text Vellum with my new Soft Pastels. I had ordered them months ago and they were on the slow boat from China, literally. Once I had created the sky, ocean and beach, I smeared the top with clear gesso to seal in the pastels. When that was dry I stamped the grass and birds and sponged in the navy ink along the top. Added white highlights with gel pen then cut to size and adhered to Kraft cs. Stamped sentiment in black ink and added round raised dots. Mounted all on white cs base.

Oh, and for the twisted sister and optional twist, the kids playing with a red wagon are just out of the scene on the beach.

Under $15 but should provide tons of fun.