Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day, CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #221, AAA Cards #90: Embossing, Color Throwdown 442 and a Tag for Tag You're It Challenge! #71

Happy Mother's Day everyone!! I hope you are all being treated like royalty!

Our day is low key, which is what I like. I had a really rough week so just being home with my family feels good to me.

I went to the gym and met all my calorie goals for the day-just in time to eat the luscious chocolate cake Chris made for me!! I cannot wait until after dinner!

Charlotte typed me up the nicest note and gave me a tea thermos for work, along with a gift card to buy some tea. I am drinking different loose leaf, non sweetened brewed iced teas as of late. Feel free to make any recommendations as I have not found one I love right now.

Yesterday I created two projects for some challenges. It was a rainy day, perfect for organizing and playing in my craft room. I even used some NBUS, Darnell's acronym for "Never Been Used Shtuff," which I have a TON sitting on my desk right now!!

The first is a card I created using a faux watercolor technique with my Tombow Markers and an MFT butterfly.

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #221 was the inspiration for the layout design, Color Throwdown Challenge 442 was the inspiration for the colors and this card also goes along with AAA Cards: CAS Game #90: Embossing.

I started off by coloring in the different layers of stamps with Tombow markers, squirting with water and then stamping on watercolor card stock. I used a heat gun between each layer to dry the wet marker. I also used a paintbrush to add additional ink to places I thought the butterfly needed.

I used ink pads in the same color as the markers to make the splatters. I then die cut the panel into a rectangle and stamped a sentiment from Altenew with gray ink.

I used foam adhesive to layer the butterfly over a decorated A2, top folding card base. I had used a stencil to add some polka dots onto the yellow the background and embossed a blue panel to match the blue in the butterfly (which looks kind of green mixed with the yellow) but is blue.

I added a few sequins in matching colors and covered the butterfly with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker as the finishing touch. I love how this came out and want to try using some other mediums to makes some framed "art" for some special people in my life.

For my next project, I made a tag to play along with the "Tag You're It Challenge! #71"

I used the Hero Arts "Layered Poppy" stamp for the flowers and the stems/leaves/buds. I added some Tombow marker on the leaves and the buds to give them a little dimension.

Here was the inspiration tag.

The poppies were inspired by the red tulips and my red "sorry" sentiment was inspired by the hello from the inspiration tag.

I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen over the poppies and the "sorry" sentiment to give it some shine.

I added red and sheer ribbon at the top like the inspiration piece. I LOVE how this came out an will be using this tag on a card in the future.

That is all from me today. Here is to a fabulous week!! I am hoping mine is better then last week or I am in trouble.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Your comments are always welcome!!

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