Friday, July 15, 2016

Live Your Dream With Passion

Nothing like taking on a bit too much at once. I had signed up for Online Card Classes' Heat Wave course at the end of June and thought... How hard can it be doing both Summer of Creative Chemistry and Heat Wave? After all, I am on holidays... I should have time. LOL! I am laughing at myself now for my naivety and so today, I am going out of chronological order and sharing my Day 2 card first.

After watching both Day 1 and Day 2 videos from Heat Wave (hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner), I incorporated two techniques... one from each day (texture paste embossing and non-cardstock embossing) into a card that I had percolating in my mind for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog's Floral and Fauna Challenge.

I heat embossed the flowers with Emerald Creek's Hannukkah blue glitter embossing powder on the burlap texture paste stenciling. Then, I fussy cut it out and sewed it to the wood grain stenciled, Distress Paint resisted, Distress stained and inked background. I stamped the Tim Holtz Perspective sentiment using Black Archival ink onto foil tape and then heated embossed it with Ultra fine Clear emboss powder.

I am quite proud of myself for how that emboss turned out as the "Dream" word was tricky with its' detailing which was why I went with coloured ink and clear powder. I punched the corners with a ticket punch, faux stitched with a Signo white pen, and adhered it with foam tape to the card.

Next, I stamped, fussy cut, and Rock Candy Distress crackle painted the bird. Once it was done crackling, I coloured it with Picket Fence and Vintage Photo Distress stains. Then, when it was dry, I added some glitter glue details and adhered it to the card. To finish off the card, I added some jute twine and jewel details.

Supplies: watercolour paper (Canson), Tim Holtz stamps [Take Flight, Perspectives], Tim Holtz stencils [Woodgrain, Blossom] (Stampers Anonymous), Tim Holtz Distress Paint [Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke, Picket Fence], Distress Stain [Broken China, Picket Fence, Vintage Photo], Distress Ink [Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon], texture paste, foil, Black Archival ink, Clear emboss powder (Ranger), Hannukkah blue glitter embossing powder (Emerald Creek), brown glitter glue (Hampton Art), jute twine and jewels (Dollarama), burlap (misc.)

I am really pleased with how this one turned out. I love the colours and textures. It is shaping up to be one of my all time favourites. I am going to be hard pressed to give this beauty away.



Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous Cassandra, can't wait to see more! Deb xo

Kathy Bradley said...