Took me all day but I loved creating this card for a friend who had neck surgery. Used computer for front sentiment and inside sentiment and birds I altered from Simon Says Stamp’s Stacking Animals Set. The Giraffe is from that set also. Watercolored the giraffe with Zig Clear Color Brush Pens. Used my pattern paper from Premium Stacks Safari Chic Stack.
First two cards made from the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection.
I didn’t think I was going to like the Reindeer head but decided to get the collection since there were so many other things in it. I have a thing about heads of animals with no body. But then, I saw an example that someone did of the Reindeer peeking out from behind something. Now I love him. I think I am going to use him a lot.
My craft room is continually a work in progress. It used to be in pretty good shape but my Elfa shelving was improperly installed (I guess) and it came down with everything on it. Luckily no huge damage but I had to remove everything and re do it. So I redid, with the help of my Son-in-law, all the shelving in the room. I had added so many new things, as well as spending a lot more time creating and here I am a year later still getting things back in order. I am going to document, in pictures, the only part I have really gotten back in good order. This is the part where I spend most of my time and I love it. So I kind of am ignoring the rest of the room including my husbands little (very little) corner. I am going to have to get it done soon because it is now getting annoying.
Here was the before we re-did.
Here is my organized space that I use often (and clean up after each project.) Most of the supplies I use often are very well organized thanks to all the help from fellow craftspeople and their videos. I purchased a wrap around glass top desk from Office Depot and I love it. Much better than the Elfa attachment I had. The desk is much more stable.
Since I have never been to France, I was inspired by Catherine’s White Emboss Resist and Wrinkle Free Distress using the same colors. White embossing and then smooching the distress colors on watercolor paper. Cut a butterfly out of the same smooching. and added some sequins.
I am not a lover of Washi Tape but I seem to have a lot of it. When Darlene made the July Challenge Washi tape I decided I’d better try to use some of what I had. I die cut and colored some of the flowers from Sugar Peas Enchanted Garden from the Stamp of Approval Young at Heart Collection. I used Yasutomo watercolors that are shiny and look great on black paper. The butterfly is My Favorite Things Fancy Butterflies Die. I used black paper and the Yasutomo watercolors on that also. I found two different rolls of Washi Tape that picked up some of the colors. I wish now I hadn’t put so many things on the card because actually the tape was kind of pretty. I’ll try again with less stuff.
Live Love Cards June 2016 Challenge (Large, Bold Sentiments)
Inspired by Catherine Pooler’s Stepped Up Kiss Cards and using stamps and dies from the SOA Young at Heart. Winnie and Walter Holiday Trimmings and Stamp of Approval Birthday Wishes die. Also used sentiments from Simon Says Birthday Celebration.
The flowers are Sizzix Dies. Painted with Cobalt Blue and Blue Zig markers and sprayed with Hero Arts Gold Shimmer. Dots Orange and yellow Zig markers sprayed with same spray.
1/8 inch border of white and 1/4 inch black border. I like the clean and simple look.