Using what I have

Challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches: Sketch
Make My Monday: Red, White & Green

The plaid bg was from last years playing with using the Tartan Plaid site, embossing folder was made for another project, vellum with dry embossing was several years ago and the base is the long thin strip of cs leftover from this years holiday project (made fold and taped bottom to flap that creates a 4 1/4 x 6 /12 card base). Swiped the bg once dry embossed with wreath in red ink pad then colored in the green leaves with copics. All the sentiments were created and cut on Silhouette. Added string bow (made for another card but not used) and rhinestone that fell of another card and decided I really did not want it on there anyway.

Bird in the Leaves & Berries

Challenges
Global Design Project: Well Done
The Paper Players: Color
Sweet Stampin: Make Your BG

Just could not get this photo right. I could either get the shine and my colors were wrong or the colors were spot on and the shine was flat. I went with the shine, the blue is actually quite turquoise IRL. Started with white layering weight cs and stenciled the leaves and berries with clear gesso colored with reinker in the green. The mix was thin so I experimented and added arrowroot. Worked perfectly, just right thickness and dried smoother yet subtle. I painted the berries with gold water color and trimmed down to size. The bird in purple is pp that was a 12×12 sheet but I added some of the gold highlights in water color. Heat embossed sentiment in gold and added matching green dots. Sponged flap of envelope with stencil in the green ink.

Circular Harvest Bear

Challenges
As You See It: Circular Argument
The Card Concept: Thanksgiving Table
Double D: Neutral Fall

Love how this came together. The bg is kraft and medium gray cs put through embossing folder with white ink swiped across raised side which gave a white wash on the valleys. My bear was stamped in black on white copy paper, water colored and fussy cut then popped up next to round tag stamped in black, fussy cut and popped up. Black check ribbon and white gel pen lines and this was finished.

Pulling Colors Together

Challenges
Just Add Ink: Sketch
Sunday Stampers: Autumn Richness

Great vibrant colors but tufff to pull together. Started with tomato soup color cs that got a stencil with clear gesso. Once dry, sponged a light peach for the two tone bg. Stamped floral custer on white copy paper and water colored. Layered that down then added the turquoise tag and sentiment cut into a tag. Turquoise was sprayed with white shimmer spray. Fishtail was hand cut and only attached at edge of sentiment. All is mounted on white cs base.

Tip: Made my shimmer spray with white acrylic paint in a small spray bottle with water. About 1/3 paint to 2/3 water and 1/8th teaspoon perfect pearls. Wanted to use alcohol as base so it would dry faster but that combination clumped. Maybe cheap paint? I learned in researching that the perfect pearls don’t need any fixative. If you use loose mica or loose eye shadow for the shimmer add a teaspoon of white glue or hairspray to keep the shimmer sticking to your surface.