Thursday, April 29, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
New stamp from Altenew I just had to get a couple sets I’ve had my eye on when they had free shipping!
I watercolored the focal image. The background was done with alcohol markers scribbled onto vellum then used a brush and dabbed the colors with alcohol from a small container. The more alcohol used the more the colors spread and can fade out. Don’t paint just dab or you’ll end up with a muddy mess. I added gold leafing to the top of the vellum panel. I used the fine tip glue pen, added the heat and stick powder, heated it, and then added the gold leafing. Now I may be partial but I think it turned out really nice.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Oh my April is quickly passing by. You know the old saying...April showers bring May flowers. I decided to use a flower set for this card.
I tried to follow the sketch closely this time but I gave it a little twist, literally. This type of card is often called a pop and flip card. When it is opened the focal Image pops through and flips to the inside, neat right. You might ask about the bow....-well there is a string around the paper holding the tulips. 😁 I love seeing this flower come up in the spring.
Talking about tulips have you heard this poem?
There are tulips in the garden,
There are tulips in the park,
But the tulips I like the best,
Are the two-lips in the dark. 😀😂🤣😁
Okay, okay I’ll quit, hope you give this throwback sketch a try and If you do maybe you’ll let me know if I inspired you.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Welcome once again - I've been AOL for a couple weeks. I had a suprise visit from my Florida sister and my husband and I celebrated our 34th anniversary the 4th of the month, so I've been a bit busy.
I have three samples for this absolutely great challenge- technique. More than one fold on a card is so much fun. I love making unusual cards to send as they are always a surprise to the recipient. On the first 2 card samples I show them closed and they are flat to go in an envelope. The 2nd picture shows them opened and standing up.
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