"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Sunday, July 3, 2016
and... another two cards!!
Hey friends!! Popping in with a couple more cards that I managed to make today. Actually got both of them mostly done this morning and then took off to spend the afternoon at the Billy Frank Jr./Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Boy was that a long walk out to the end of the boardwalk that spans a good portion of the delta! But that walk was worth it as it is so pretty down there! Anywhoo... on to my cards! First up is a card that I made for the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge, as well as the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I used three different Essentials by Ellen stamp sets for create my card: Mondo Hydrangea, Mondo Poinsettia and Bokeh Dots. For the Pin-Sights challenge I pulled some of the colors from the inspiration photo to create my card. A small leaf from Mondo Poinsettia was stamped twice on watercolor paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia. The same was done for the single hydrangea images from the Mondo Hydrangea set. Once stamped I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers and then die cut them with the matching dies. The largest circle image from Bokeh Dots was stamped in kraft ink on watercolor paper, some light brown Clean Color marker was brushed on and then blended out with water. A bit of gold shimmer was added by stamping the same image in Delicata Golden Glitz. The sentiment was stamped and then everything was adhered. Finished with some light pink, light blue and gold 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
The second card is for the current PTI Make it Monday challenge. I often think I will play along with the each week's MIM, but most of the time it never happens. I was really intrigued by the technique that Ashley featured I decided I wanted to give it a try. Like my good friend, Greta, it took three tries to come up with one that I liked. I'm not super happy with it as the yellow re-inker I have is Stampin Up's So Saffron and so the yellow is a bit too much brown in it... not the bright sunny yellow I was thinking of for the rays. I used one of the stencils from the Sunshine and Rainbow mini Make it Market kit. I did not want the rays to cover the entire card front so the molding paste was only spread to a certain point. Coloring everything was a bit of a trick, but it was fun giving it a try. Once the molding paste had dried I glued on the die cut sunshine and the two little banners that I stamped with "wishing you" and "today". I'm also going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by today...
Supplies: Cardstock: white and light grey; Stamps: Essentials by Ellen and PaperTrey Ink; Dies: Essentials by Ellen, PaperTrey Ink and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks: SU! So Saffron and Crumb Cake, VersaFine Vintage Sepia and Onyx Black; Pretty Pink Posh sequins; Golden molding paste