Peach & Green

I had this piece of white Text Vellum with the gold smeared on it. I had coated a frame with the gold paste and this was the surface protector leftover. I added the peach color by spraying peach shimmer spray on glass mat and smooched. Sponged peach ink pad around edges to smooth out contrast. Used ef to create burlap texture. Colored Silhouette cut leaf frame with green ink pad smeared on glass mat sprayed with alcohol and smooched frame. The use of alcohol instead of water caused the ink to spread to the edges and leave more white on the piece. Wanted more intense color on frame part so used green marker to highlight only the frame not the leaves. Popped up frame on bg piece with foam tape and splatter with white gouache. Added previously stamped and fussy cut leaves to inside of frame. Mounted focal image on gold sticker paper that is mounted on white cs base. The Silhouette cut sentiment in white cs is glued only on frame so it sits proud of bg. I needed a guy get well so purposely stayed away from flowers.

Challenges I am sharing with

Color Hues: Peach and Green

Always Fun: Anything

Count the layers

  1. Water color paper smooched with purple and green shimmer sprays on glass mat.
  2. Stamped leaves in plum and grass green.
  3. Stenciled wonky square with white modeling paste in one corner.
  4. Smeared surface with white glue and placed in lace then topped with more white glue.
  5. Added white gouache on finger to lace and stencil area.
  6. Used white Text Vellum slightly larger and colored edges with lilac marker.
  7. Trimmed down to create mat layer.
  8. Used strips of lilac to weave edge for sentiment.
  9. Printed sentiment on white Text Vellum and trimmed then embossed edges.
  10. Mounted on heavy cs that only covered center to embossing lines then attached to piece.
  11. Mounted all on white cs base
  12. Added punched butterflies out of pearl paper in purple.

Challenges I am sharing with

Double Trouble: Layers + Lace I got 12

The Crafter’s Cafe: Lace/Pearls The lace was gathered so I cut off the edge so it would lay flat. Not sure the pearl paper for the butterflies counts for Pearls.

Orange Sherbet

Using a bg made some time ago. It is smooched orange and yellow color burst on glass mat with white Text Vellum. The bg piece has stamping in black, orange and red inks for geometrics and leaves. Tag and sentiment were cut in white cs with Silhouette. Tag was smeared with black modeling paste but the solid side was too stark. When I flipped it over the back looked interesting so I went with that. Added the Silhouette cut corners that were swiped through color burst then added white gel pen and orange paint pen. Center of tag is the same as the bg but added versa mark pen along color changes and then heat set silver embossing paste. Added sentiment and shadowed with another die of words that were heat set in the silver. Mounted on B&W stripe created with Silhouette and printed on copies. This was mounted on white cs base.

Challenges I am sharing this with

Crafting Happiness: Sweet have you had orange sherbet? it is very sweet

Sweet Stampin: Teens

Love in Red & Pink

For the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments they were looking for red, pink and light turquoise. I stamped the apple blossom on white Text Vellum and water colored with the challenge colors. Drew the curve using a French curve and fussy the cut line and outline of image. Added sentiments and image on red cs that was mounted on white cs base. After adding a few pearls I wanted the whole thing grounded. I came up with the idea to make tissue sticker such that I could trim to any size I wanted. The dots in red and white were created on the Silhouette in a 4 3/4″ x 4/3/4″ image. This was then printed on white tissue and ran through xyron sticker maker. Cut a single row and attached to bottom of piece, much like washi tape.

This is a jpeg image for the sheet of dots. Please feel free to use for your own use.

Challenges I am sharing this with

Hand Stamped Sentiments: Color Challenge

Always Fun: Love

Fab ‘n’ Funky: Love

Birthday Mauve

When I was searching for a certain color of embossing powder last year the only way I found some was in a combo pack of three colors. Here I used the two shades of purple that came in the pack. Stamped the images a few times, heat set the lighter color. Stamped more images and heat set the darker purple. Sponged purple ink in centers of flowers and green ink in leaves. Sprayed the purple ink left on the glass mat with water and mopped up with small sheet of white Text Vellum that became the sentiment tag. Placed a piece of painters tape over images and sponged a light blue from an ink pad. Mounted both pieces on copy paper with edges colored with purple marker. Then layered everything on white cs base. After it was all done I decided to add the stamped and heat embossed bee in silver tinsel.

Challenge I am sharing this with

Rainbow Card Challenge: Mostly Mauve