Showing posts with label Crafty Individual. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafty Individual. Show all posts

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Where is Summer??!

That's what everyone  here in New England is asking - we have a hot humid day and then we are putting the blankets back on the bed and turning the heat on!?! 
Well -  summer is here on my card today!
I water colored the background on water color paper - first brushing over the panel with water and then adding watercolor paint with a wet brush - tan for the sand - dark blue for the ocean waves and lighter blue for the sky.  I added this cute little layered die cut umbrella - popping the top up on foam dots and this lovely seaside sentiment.   I used a new embossing folder I just purchased called Level Curves. I thought it looked like a few things - a topography map, snail marks in the sand - and/or marks in the sand underwater after the waves have gone by!  Anyway, I thought it added nice CAS texture in white!

I'm linking my seaside card to:
Splitcoaststampers - Inspiration Challenge
I was inspired by the photo on the bottom - from Caron's Beach Website

Do not use patterned paper -  and use a die cut
Use a die cutting machine -  I used my Vagabond to cut my umbrella die.

Stamps: Crafty Individuals # C1-278
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White and Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories: watercolor paints, brush, water, Beach Umbrella Die - Taylored Expressions, Level Curves Embossing Folder - Alexandra Renke

Thursday, July 28, 2016

AVJ Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in a month it's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey.  
(of course, it's still Thursday night posting here from the USA -  but it's 7 am Friday across the pond!) 
As one of the AVJ Creative Guides -  I signed up to contribute this month - and since we are in the throws of a hot summer here in Massachusetts - I was inspired to use a seaside theme!
Here are a few photos of how I put my tag together.  First I brushed over a #8 manila tag with Picket Fence Distress Paint and dried it with my heat tool.
Then I brushed over the white paint very unevenly with Weathered Wood Distress Paint and dried this layer with my heat tool.
I randomly stamped over the tag using stamps from this stamp set Beside the Seaside from Crafty Individuals.   I used WV Potting Soil Archival ink.

I sprayed some Salty Ocean Distress Spray Stain on my craft mat and then sprayed water over the stain.
I dragged my tag through the mix and let it drip down the tag - then dried it with my heat tool, mopping up any dark pools of stain.
I mopped up what was left on the craft mat with two tags - that I will use another day!
I stamped the bathing beauty from the stamp set with Potting Soil ink on Vintage Cream card stock, cut her out, sponged the edges with Tea Dye Distress Inks and layered her over the tag with foam dots.
I colored her cheeks with my Spun Sugar Distress Marker.  I cut an Idea-ology Small Talk Occasions sticker in half, sponged the edges with Tea Dye Ink and adhered it to the tag.
I stamped another one of the sentiments from the stamp set onto a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock and cut it with a Stitched Mat Rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs. I sponged the edges with Tea Dye Ink.  I added two small shells I picked up off the beach on Sanibel Island, FL when Kent and I were on vacation there several years ago. (I knew I'd want them someday!)  I also added some 'sand' that I made using Tim's recipe for this card.  I looped a piece ofLinen Ribbon through the hole in the tag - I love the look you get when you pull the ends of this ribbon open - it looks almost like fish nets!
This tag makes me want to go to the beach this weekend!  We are so lucky to live on the North East Coast of the US - we have many beaches near us although they can get very crowded and you have to go early to get a parking spot!

So if you have a few minutes and would like some AWESOME tag inspiration -  please check out all the beautiful designs and techniques the Creative Guides have used this month on their tags!

And you have until Thursday 4th August 2016 to make a project for our July Monochromatic Challenge - Our challenge is a monthly one and a randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift voucher from our generous sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We also award our Pinworthy badges to the Top 3, chosen by the Creative Guides who are subsequently invited to join us on the blog as a guest designer.
 You can find all the Creative Guide projects, guest designers, pinworthies and winners on our Pinterest boards.

I'm also linking my creation to:
Anything But Cute Challenge - Summertime Fun

Frilly and Funkie - By the Sea Challenge

I'm on vacation for a week starting tonight after work!  We have a trip to Vermont planned to visit Kent's brother and sister-in-law, a trip to Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire to visit friends and a stop in Eaton Center, NH to visit some family!  I'll need a vacation after my vacation to rest up! 
Stamps:  Crafty Individual
Paper:  #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate cardstock - PTI.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories:  Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil'Inker Designs, Idea-ology Small Talk/Occasions Stickers, Linen Ribbon, Ranger Distress Spray Stain Salty Ocean, Ranger Distress Paint Picket Fence and Weathered Wood, water Mister - Ranger, foam dots, shells from beach, sand using Tim Holtz recipe