Saturday, June 29, 2019

Spring Thanks Part 2

Hi All! I am up on the Magenta blog today with Spring Thanks part 2. It is another way to use flowers created using a watercolour markers stamping technique. How-to details can be found here.

This is a more labour instense card from the one I shared last month, but well worth it. The stamping is the easy part. I did all of it in one stamp session while watching the news.The fussy cutting was over several sessions at a leisurely pace while watching things that did not require detailed viewing. The sentiment might seem difficult from the look but I find it really easy to do when you heat emboss on vellum; especially if you emboss the image multiple times. You just follow the embossed edge and the vellum is really easy to manoeuvre for cutting. I left a small area attached between the y and a.

If you missed it, here is what the first version looked like.

Details on how-to make that card can be found here.

I hope you have been inspired to give this technique a try. If you do, be sure to share your creation with me either with a link in the comments below, or on my FB or IG accounts.

I still have more flowers for another card or 2 so look for them in a future post.


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Adventure Awaits You

I have a mixed media index card creation to share with you today. The theme was inspired by this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Vacation.  The base is an index card for ICAD (Index Card A Day) 2019. I went with a 3" x 5" sized card as I was using that size of small gelli plate. My colouring for today comes from Dina Wakley's Magenta Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and Grey Magenta Nuance Powder for the butterfly for Day 2 of Kathy Rac's The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.

I brayed the gelli plate with some Magenta Dina Wakley acrylic paint and then added some texture by stamping with a piece of bubble wrap into it in a variety of places. Then, I placed the index card on and pulled off the print. There were some mini paint bits from a previous session that provided some interesting grunge which helped me decide on the rest of my colour combo for today. I went with adding more goldish glitter by using a Stardust Gelly Roll pen by using the pen on the Tim Holtz washi that was added to the bottom and the top corners. After stenciling the leaves part of the Magenta Small Stylized Holly with texture paste, I again used the gelly pen to add some glittery goldish details by drawing the rounded circle sections of the stencil.

I also added some mini marks with the pen and used the pen to add some sparkle colour to the cheesecloth prior to adhereing the "adventure await you" Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker to it and the card front. I had a coffee filter white heat embossed Magenta Butterfly from a previous crafting session that was coloured with Grey Nuance powder and fussy cut out. After popping it up on the leaves, I decided the card needed a little something more so I decided to hand stitch some Xs in the washi tape corners using pink embroidery floss.

There you have it! A butterfly journing off on an adventure, whom I will be joining in two weeks time as my summer vacation kicks off. To check out the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge head over here.

To learn more about the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring challenge stop by here 

and for ICAD 2019 head this way here.