Hey there! I spent some time on Sunday playing with a new stencil and stamp combo from Heidi Swapp.
I stamped the script over the background and then sponged brown dye ink over the stencil. I added a touch of watercolor pencil around the edges of the stenciled image and added a touch of distressing around the edges.
I love this little Mo Manning illustrated Penny Black birthday dog. I decided to pull him out to create a card for my niece using the Mojo Monday Sketch #335. She is working with dogs every day and I think she will enjoy this.
I colored the image with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils and paired the image with Authentique Paper.
March is a big birthday month in our family. Birthday cards are in big demand so I have been trying to make up a stash.
I was playing with another project where I had a few different stars cut out and wanted to mist them in blue. I decided to get the excess by laying them on another scrap of cardstock. That ended up being my background on this card.
After I cut my background down and added stamped stars with a few star gems. A quick and easy birthday card.
I started by applying Versamark Ink over the surfaces of the pieces and heat embossing with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. I also cut a coordinating circle frame from cardboard which recieved the same treatment.
After everything was covered I inked up the woodgrain stamp with versamark. I then heated up the embossing enamel and pressed the stamp into the embossing enamel. I repeated the process until all the surfaces were covered in textured gold.
I pop dotted the pieces together to create a layered effect.
I stamped the images using a mix of inks and cut out the pieces out to place along the bottom. I also created my clock face with numbers, clock hands and stamped the ship in the background. Of course after I finished my clock face I realized I should have turned the numbers around on the bottom. :)
Happy Sunday! Now who could resist a post title of postcards and butterflies? I know I wouldn't. I decided to play with some misted scraps on my desktop yesterday and created a quick postcard which I turned into a birthday card.
I have to hurry off to church so I will just share the products for you.
It's March 1st which means time to play along with the March tag from Tim Holtz.
As you can see I was trying out Tim's smudge technique with the fully inked and the shadow stamped version.
Here is my finished tag:
I went a different route. I loved the birds and nature theme from Tim and can't wait for my new stamps to ship so I can play with them but decided to use a Stampers Anonymous Travel Away set. I haven't inked up this set and was glad to play with them on my tag.
I added a hint of color on my images using STAEDTLER karat Aquarell watercolor pencils.
I was inspired by a background created with my talented friend Lisa. We had a day of making background with the gelli plate. I had cut one of my backgrounds down to a tag.
I decided the handsome gent made a striking focal point in the bottom left corner. I stamped him using black ink on tissue paper. I decoupaged the image to the surface. I added the clocks in the top right corner using the same method using tissue paper and decoupage.