This week the challenge was to add dimension with paint. I didn't have the paint that Melissa used so I thought I'd try adding to acrylic paint. I can tell you not to add gel medium to paint if you're going to use it this way. Kind of takes the finish off your embossing plate :(
I ended up using Dreamweaver embossing paste & acrylic paint.
This week the challenge at MIM was to add color & texture to one-layer cards.
I used chamomile stamped off with the embellishments set & it's still a bit too dark for the look I was going for. A couple different greens for the leaves, a little ink spatter & an embossed frame around the sentiment.
I was supposed to be getting my taxes ready- at least it was creative procrastination!
Friday was a spirit day at school- a 'read-in' in honor of Dr.Seuss's birthday- Hadley wore her jammies & the entire class was surprised to find their teacher had taken nearly all of the furniture out & replaced it with tents for the day! It.Was.AWESOME.
Had's teacher makes ME want to be in third grade!!!
It's time for the PTI blog hop!
This month the theme is SPRING!
I've dusted off my garden variety, year of flowers & year of flowers titles for my spring themed card! The image is colored with prismacolor pencils.
I do LOVE spring, but our ski season only arrived 2 weeks ago, so I'm kind of hoping it doesn't warm up too much around here too soon! I'm perfectly happy for all of you that have been buried in snow for months to have a reprieve though!
I kept seeing her as a mermaid, so I went with that feel & added the 3" gold mesh to tie it together!
You can barely see the flock, but her mica frame is very cool! There is also some micro gold glitter on her crown & necklace. The background is watercolored with ink- and I used some delicata ink to her hair to add more shimmer.
What do you think?
I was also sent the 'filly sketch' stamp! I decided to embellish a box with this image. I used a shipping box & did a quick acrylic wash of paint over the exterior.
I used more delicata ink to stamp her (stamping off for the image on the left), and on the image on the right I've embossed with the aged gold embossing enamel.
Another kraftboard element used here- I used the aged gold embossing powder over the entire piece & after heating stamped the 'scrolled medallion' image into it (I inked it with delicata first so that it wouldn't stick).
I used another small piece of 3/8" velvet on the inside to cover the seam & give it a finished appearance!
What do you think? Shipping box to keepsake box!
That's it for me today- but there's inspiration all week! Make sure you leave comments on all the stops for your chance to win of 3 sets of the following: 1 spool of ribbon and a jumbo cling set and a handle.
That means there will be 3 winners at the end of the week! To win: comment on any stop along the way.
I'm mainly a SAHM to my amazing 8 yo daughter. I've been married to a fantastic man for 13 years (Wow!)- and he loves my craftiness (I mentioned he was fantastic, right?!).
I think I may be addicted to paper. And ribbon.
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