Scrapes for Easter

Challenges
Double Trouble: Anything w/Scrapes
The Card Concept: Easter Blessings
Addicted to Stamps: Holiday

My bg is what was left when getting shimmer spray on the stencil for the previous project, this was copy paper liner in spray box. Once dry I put the stencil back down and used finger dauber to add black ink. Stamped the butterflies with black and added turquoise strip from scrape box. Cross was cut from leftover tape used to create the previous project but scraped brown embossing paste all over it. Splattered focal images with black, white and silver water colors then mat & layered on gray strip and then white cs base. Tag was created on Silhouette but fussy cut and used copic to color dots and splashes after I had smeared clear gesso over the whole tag and let that dry. This works great to add texture and intensive the black before coloring. Tag is popped up with fun foam. Gave the butterfly eyes silver dots from silver acrylic paint with paint brush.

Easter for Uncle

Challenges
Allsorts: For the Men
Simon Says Monday: Spring Mood Board
Make My Monday: Make Your Own BG

The bg is a stencil sprayed with shimmer spray and placed wet side down onto white cs pressed gentle so not to move stencil then lifted. Once dry bg was trimmed down then mat & layered on dark gray corner and then white cs base. Made the cross by trimming with scissors the dry wall joint tape with self adhesive. Used the self adhesive side to add tinsel embossing paste then heat set. Layered the cross on strips of gray cs. Sentiment was created on Silhouette then printed and mat & layered on dark gray cs. I tore one edge of the dark cs because it reminds me of the brokenness that Jesus had to endure while he was falsely accused then executed for that crime.

Out of the Trash

Challenge
Little Red Wagon: Leftovers

I guess if it comes out of the trash it can be considered leftovers. In the previous card I had stamped the daffodils half a dozen times trying to get the image just right so I had many not so good images to play with. I had watched a video where the artist used alcohol inks to water color with. I have avoided the alcohol craze all together, so my thought process was to use what I do have. Which was to put some color burst on a stamp block and spray with alcohol. It doesn’t want to dissolve much so when I used the water color brush it really reacted. Still got the fun effect of blending without much fuss plus the water color look. The b&w bg was also a leftover from when I made a box to store my color burst bottles in. Matt & layered the image on the blue cs that I had drawn the black frame with gel pen. Stamped sentiment in black on gray and cut tag.

Same technique only this stamp pad had way to much ink and was so splotchy that you can see why it was in the trash. After coloring, I splattered with black ink and gold paint. Mounted on last of the pp bg.

Background for Daffodils

Challenges
The Paper Players: Tic-Tac-Toe
Sweet Stampin: Make Your Background

For this bg I put the yellow colorburst with some water straight on the glass mat. Let that dry then dropped some blue color burst with spritz of water and let that dry. Then dropped clear gesso and used brayer to smooch the liquid over the colors. Put a white piece of copy paper over all and lifted. Once dry, I dry brushed silver acrylic paint one direction and white gesso the other. Used a selectively masked daffodil bg stamp that did not want to stamp very well so filled in some missing lines with black gel pen. Added some leftover hand made daffodils then mat & layered on gray then white cs base. Stamped sentiment in black and added hand tied ribbon bow.

I love the clean white of the daffodils against the green that the blue with yellow created.

E is for Easter

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything
Just Add Ink: E
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark

I follow a blogger that offered a mini course on creating daffodils. She suggests that they be made with mulberry paper. Because I have limited supply of that paper and the order I placed for copy paper sent Text Vellum instead I decided to give the Text Vellum a go. It worked beautifully (plus it makes very sharp clear copies with a interesting texture while still being very white so it is a keeper). The rolled roses are made from layering weight white cs that was colored with colorburst. Greenery, boarder and wreath were cut on Silhouette then colored with copics and shaped. Stamped bunny and sentiment on my new favorite paper “Text Vellum” and fussy cut then added glossy accents to sentiment. Used tulle that was white till I sprayed it with shimmer spray. All is mat & layered on two colors of pp then on white cs base. I made the stamens with white string that had their ends painted with White Enamel Accents.