Good Sunday morning. When I go to the beach for vacation I get the most pleasure out of sitting under the umbrella and watching the birds play in the rolling surf. My project today is a simple beach scene made with several gulls looking for snacks along the water’s edge. The gulls were made using the Impression Obsession Shore Birds set, the sentiment is from the Riding Pretty stamp set and the frame was made using the Nesting Rectangles.
I sponged the brown sand in using a mini applicator then masked the waterline with removable labeling tape and sponged in the blue water. I punched out a circle from a doubled up piece of removable tape, masked off the sun and sponged in the clouds. I finished the sky by placing the negative open circle from the punched tape over the sun and sponged it with yellow. I added a few scribbled in sections of sea grass with a peeled paint marker. I applied liquid applique to the ocean and along the shore line and dabbed it lightly with my finger to spread it out before heating. Dabbing and flattening out the liquid applique with your fingers helps avoid the dreaded blobs that can sometimes occur if you add too much in one place. The frame was attached over the scene with thin strips of mounting tape.
The birds bodies and legs were colored with a pumice stone marker. I just sort of scribbled the spots on the backs of the birds. I didn’t want them to look too defined. I used a mini applicator to color the beaks. The birds were attached to the scene with rolled up glue dots and with a touch of glossy accents on their feet to hold them in place.
I sure appreciate you coming by today. Have a good Sunday.
Good Saturday morning. Whew! What a work week!! I’m sorry I’ve missed so many days of posting projects. I was really looking forward to playing with my paper and dies this morning and the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge gave me the perfect inspiration to get out my dies and get my finger covered with glue LOL! A Barbie Doll Fashion Site found on Pinterest was our inspiration site this week and I almost went into fashion overload. What extraordinary and gorgeous clothes were designed and created for the doll. Barbie was first introduced in 1959 but I didn’t have much desire to have one. I sort of jumped straight from baby dolls to base ball as I was quite a tomboy. Anyway, the clothing on the Pinterest site is amazing and worth browsing even if you never had an interest in the doll. Here are few of my favorite. I was amazed at the gorgeous details on these tiny dresses.
This dress with the rose red rose design is the inspiration for my card.
I have really enjoyed us the Beau Jardin designer paper this spring. The tiny rink rose paper seemed the perfect choice to use with my rolled roses. I decided to use green frames for contrast to all the pink floral background and die cut flowers. I used my new All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 to cut the different shaped frames and attached them to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.
I cut and rolled three larger roses and several smaller ones using the Spiral Flowers Large set. I cut the foliage using the Leafy Branch and Wide Tree dies and attached them to the card base using glossy accents. I arranged and attached the three larger roses and attached with glossy accents. I added a few more pieces of foliage and tucked it in around the larger roses and then finished by adding the smaller roses and tiny formed 1/8” circles.
As it turns out my card turned out to be much brighter than the inspiration dress. But that’s what happens with inspiration. I never know when I start what I’m really going to end up with. LOL!
Thank you for coming by today. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I’m sure enjoying mine.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25” Flowers were made using SU Rose Red (retired) cardstock.
Good Sunday morning. I another graduation card to share with you today using the new Impression Obsession Owl set, Mortarboard and Scroll set, Congrats, All-in-One Frames Circles set and Leafy Branch. I think this owl is so cute dressed up with his mortarboard and diploma and those rimmed glasses make him look so intelligent. The owl set comes with a very cute mortarboard that fits him perfectly but I the larger one with the separate tassel. The owl can be made without the graduation pieces and used for any occasion.
I cut all the pieces of the owl and assembled using glossy accents and glue dots. I cut the frame and attached it to a white circle with a strip of rolled up double stick tape. The owl would have looked perfectly fine sitting in the scalloped frame by himself but I couldn’t resist adding a few branches. I attached the branches with glossy accents and attached the owl into the frame using double pieces of mounting tape.
I applied rolled up double stick tape to the back of the congrats and attached it to the card base. The framed owl was attached flat to the card base with double stick tape. Take a look at the five new All-in-One Frames sets. I love that one die can cut so many different shaped frames.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Good Saturday morning. Before I get started on my projects I want to announce the winner of my Essentials by Ellen Spring Hop blog candy. I used Random.org to chose comment number 33. Congratulations to Lisa Petrella for being the winner of the Bohemian Garden clear stamp set. Lisa, Ellen will be getting your new gift right out in the mail to you.
The first card was made using dark royal blue and gold as the main focal colors. I created a triple matted frame, attached the Grads Tossing silhouette to the inside of the frame with ATG adhesive and then attached to the card base with mounting tape. I applied small pieces of mounting tape behind a few key spots on the image to hold it away from the base.
I used one of the smaller frames from the new rectangles set to frame the mortarboard and scroll on the inside of the card and created the congratulations sentiment in gold and attached it to the card base with glossy accents.
My second card was made using red and silver as the main focal colors. I created another triple matted frame and attached to the card base with mounting tape. I cut the class of 2015 in both red and silver and created a slight shadow effect by applying the red letters and numbers slightly offset over the silver and attached with glossy accents.
I rolled up thin strips of double sided tape to attach the letters and numbers to the card base. I attached the black walking grad silhouette to the frame with glue dots.
I finished the inside of this card exactly like my first. I love the mortarboard and scroll and I thought the small frame highlighted them perfectly.
If you have graduations coming up soon you will definitely want to take a look at the whole graduation collection. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
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