So, hopefully I'm in mass production mode today...I need to whip out the Holiday cards. Sunday is set aside for addressing the cards and getting them ready to be dropped off at the post office!
I did squeeze in time to make this card, although not in mass quantities, just one. I actually had 4 failed attempts:
I covered a white panel with Mango Gelato. Originally I was using water and a paintbrush to move the color around. I ended up just using my fingers. I did random hits of Gold Champagne Gelato to darken the color a smidge. The Paper Smooches sentiment and coffee mug have been heat embossed (prior to the gelato'ing). I did some dots by pen for coffee steam.
My super sweet bloggie friend, Tracey, asked me to join in her tag fun:
If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I adore tags! I had several ideas brewing but decided on one of my favorite techniques, chalkboard.
I heat embossed the snowflakes in white and then went back over them with WPlus9 white ink. I also used a dry baby wipe and smeared white ink all over the place...the messier the better for me!
Isn't that an awesome snowflake? I love the boldness of it! I won it from Uniko Studio!
See that green felt round tag? Yup, I HAD to incorporate that felt since I was on a mission to find mine, didn't...so I bought more at Impress and then didn't even use the stuff on the original project!
The sentiment is SRM.
Make sure you pop over to Tracey's blog to see her terrific tag!
I'm back with my last blog post as the Case Study Challenge November Guestie. I have had such a FUN time this month. I was super lucky to be able to be inspired by Keisha Campbell's work! A big shout out to Chupa and her oh-so-lovely Design Team!
Here we go:
Isn't this awesome?!
So I was inspired by
text vs. images
Here's my version:
So I'm sure Keisha used the MFT Peek-a-Boo Squared die, I used my WPlus9 circle die...all the while I was eyeballing things. I don't eyeball too good :)
I can't believe my time with them is coming to an end. December is my last month as a Design Team member over at Timeless Twine.
I'm trying to think outside of the box for my last couple of projects, I have to tell you, today's project has to be the most expensive and time invested project that I've ever done. More about that in a smidge, check out my project first:
I'm a flower girl, have tons of them BUT don't tend to use them on my projects. So when I saw this beauty, I was inspired! Then I saw this project and knew that I wanted to combine the inspirations!
I went to Ben Franklin to buy a small wreath that I could alter and add prima blooms and felt leaves. Um, almost $100 later, I came away with a wreath that expanded over 12 inches. I thought, I can do it. I have a skein of white yarn that one of the kids bought for a school project and used a couple inches.
I basically quit winding the yarn around that ginormous wreath after 30 seconds (if even that long!)...yes, I'm a quitter.
So then I was on a mission to use felt blooms but make my own green felt leaves.
If you follow me on FB, it was a huge ordeal for me to look for my supply of felt and in the end, I ended up buying green felt at Impress.
So, in all honesty, after that massive hoopla about the green felt, I didn't even use it!
BUT, I can honestly say that I love how my project turned out. Gray is my Favorite color...it's a staple in my wardrobe.
If you made it all the way down to here, you are a rock star! I'd love for you to pop over to the Timeless Twine blog and say Hello!
I posted this on FB yesterday...I'm trying really hard to use what I have!
I'm super fortunate to work part-time so I have Friday's off. They are the start to my crafty weekend. Although I always tell myself I should do my 'chores' first...well, that isn't necessarily how things roll :)
Something that I find to be a challenge are color combos. Do you notice that I don't tend to play along with those as much? There are some AWESOME challenge blogs that sling out thee most delish color combos but it makes me f r e a k o u t!
You may or may not remember that I was on the Play Date Cafe design team. Such an awesome team but WHEW, that would always challenge my crafty side. Basic Grey paper pads were my best friend. Patting myself on the back that today's card was not the case. I had fun!
So, yes, I am playing with the Paper Smooches Sparks
So I've been inspired by a lot of trends out there, can you spot them on today's card?
The first is the white on vellum heat embossing...One of my favorite feathers, from Reverse Confetti, Peacock Pretties. I made this pretty early in the morning yesterday and had to time the heat gun with the home heating system since everybody was still snoozing :)
The other trend is the corner curl/fold...I'm not sure who started this trend (perhaps Laurie?) but most recently I spotted Stephanie's card and was inspired.
The main panel is Pink Paislee/House of Three..LOVE it. I'm not typically a navy blue kind of gal but love that design. I'm actually contemplating buying a lot of them...25 12x12 sheets...haha, that should satisfy that 'need' for a smidge.
Here's the funny thing, I don't typically mix different manufacturer paper collections but this one has 3 (Pink Paislee/Basic Grey & Amy Butler).
The Reverse Confetti sentiment has been stamped on the scrap gray cardstock in Fresh Ink Navy. The twine is Timeless Twine Graphite Gray..something that has been sadly neglected!
I die cut the feathers from watercolor paper and inked them with my distress markers. I then went over the ink with my Aqua Painter. I finished them off with the Neat & Tangled ink splash...gold heat embossed.
I was searching for my Embossing Buddy, never found him so I broke down and picked up another one. Pretty sure that I'll find my original one with my vellum adhesive along with my Zing Embossing powders (sigh).
See that wood grain? It's from the Neat & Tangled On the Strip 2.
I tied together the woodgrain and the feathers with the round heart wood veneer.
I was inspired by the black/white panel. I really need to invest in some awesome chevron paper but for my project I decided to use a Whisker Graphics diagonal striped bitty bag (thanks Ashley!). It's a great starting point for my card.
I used the Reverse Confetti Tag it die with cork and combined 2 Reverse Confetti sets
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I ended up going with a retro pink/blue color combo.
I couldn't decide what to use on the left side of my tag and original had some Pebbles glitter dots, didn't like the look so I grabbed that oh-so-fun hello veneer!
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