"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Friday, June 17, 2016
Hey friends!! After all the craziness of the last couple of weeks (physical therapy appointments, car appointments... YAY!! I can finally lock my car door!!) it seems my mojo has flown away. I made this simple card using this week's Freshly Made Sketch layout and this week's Color Throwdown combo. When I first saw the Color Throwdown graphic I was tempted to make something using a pineapple, but I recently got a couple of new things from Reverse Confetti's June release and so I wanted to use the die and stamp set for my card. I taped a piece of watercolor paper to my little wooden cutting board and then watercolored part of it using brown and gold paints from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set. Once it was dry I die cut it with an AJVD rectangle backdrop die. The starfish was die cut from white and yellow cardstocks and then the yellow "star" was inset into the white portion and then inked the edges with some Ranger Old Paper distress ink. The sentiment from the RC My Heart Trust stamp set was stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I used my MISTI to stamp it multiple times to get a good impression. Popped up the starfish on the panel and then added that panel to a second panel die cut from green cardstock. To finish I flicked on some yellow paint. Not my best effort, but sometimes you gotta start somewhere, right? I'm going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of animal magic. I learned something about starfish the other day. They are a type of sea urchin and thus... an animal! At the suggestion of my sweet friend, Greta, I'm adding this to the current City Crafter challenge: let's go to the beach!
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