Saturday, September 24, 2016

Inspiration Saturday #32-2016

Various barns have been our inspiration over the past Saturdays and so it is today.

I tried my new water coloring skills for this card - 

The inspiration picture immediately reminded me of a stamp I purchased while attending a scrapbook meet earlier this year.  The stamp is made by North Coast Creations and is called Barn.  I stamped it with Versafine on watercolor paper and then painted it with a water-coloring using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Some of the colors used were Barn Door, Hickory Smoke, Pine Needles, Stormy Sky, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss and Scattered Straw.  The color choices alone paint the same picture, lol.  The sentiments are from a CTMH set called Country Born.  I have really branched out unto coloring stamped images and it is fun. - Denise

Friday, September 23, 2016

C.A.S.E A Card Friday #32-2016

Time to C.A.S.E, this card

Sometimes a card just doesn't strike me and I have a hard time getting a thought as to how I want to use what we have been given.  While it is not my favorite, here is what I came up with.

This is another card that had several failed attempts to come up with something like the original, but different.  I finally used an arrow stamp I had in place of the plain lines of the original card.  I stamped those in random lengths along with the sentiment in Versmark, then added gold embossing powder and heat embossed them.  I then used various shades of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to add layers of color. – Denise

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Technique Thursday #32-2016

Today's technique was also a month-long challenge for the designers called double embossing.  This means you use both dry and heat embossing together in one card.  A video describing one way to do this can be found here.

I went with a more gender neutral take -

This was the first time I tried double embossing and I really wanted to dry emboss something and then cover the high areas of the embossing with embossing powder to really highlight them.  After several unsuccessful tries, I gave up and went with this technique which I ended up loving.  I used a script stamp from Stampabilites to stamp a background in Versamark on brown paper and then covered with black ultrafine embossing powder  and heat embossed it.  I then ran that through my Cuttlebug using an woodgrain embossing folder by Darice.  I added a couple of feathers that I collect on my morning walks along with a favorite saying. – Denise