Here are a few cards I've made this week and finally getting posted to my blog.
1. This is for our weekly CCEE challenge hosted by JoJot to create a summer-themed project using this sketch design. I love getting together with family and friends on a beautiful, summer day and having a cookout or picnic. Please be sure to check out the designs my friends made on our CCEE blog; we'd love it if you played along with us, too!
2. I made my next card for one of the "funnest" challenges ever on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) called Teapot Tuesday. Mothermark is the challenge hostess, and man, is she funny! She always has these terrific teapots for our inspiration and associates some pretty goofy stories to go along with them. It's been great to see the number of challenge participants growing and how everyone gets into the goofy groove, as I call it. We have so much fun! You can get the details on this week's challenge here.
This week, we were going "dotty." I stamped directly onto black and white polkadotted designer paper. I hand drew the hills and outlined with slashes and x's, which is not my original idea. I got the idea from Cathy (aka Mutnik) when she was featured stamper on SCS a while back.. I colored the entire scene (except for the sun) with a mixture of watercolor wonder crayons, followed by reinkers and blender pen. The sun was made with my 3/4" circle and boho blossoms punches.
3. My last card was for yesterday's sketch challenge on SCS, as well as using the distressed linen technique that Gina K demonstrated on Stamp TV. Basically, you do an emboss resist technique on designer paper and then color with distress inks. It was fun to do! I started with a piece of Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry; I have a small piece of it laying at the base of my card so you can see how my background paper started out. I clear embossed this Rubbernecker shasta flower onto the designer paper, let it cool, then I sponged my distress inks (tattered rose and weathered wood) over that. I really like the effect of how you can still see the original designer paper pattern after you've embossed and sponged it with ink.
I stamped an extra shasta flower onto bordering blue, cut it out, rubbed wax paper over it to give it a little shimmer, sponged the outer edges with the weathered wood distress ink, bent back the edges of the flower with my bone folder, added hematite glitter to the center, and popped up on a dimensional.
I black embossed my sentiment (also by Rubbernecker) on vellum and adhered that to the back of my die cut oval panel.
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