Grateful

 

Grateful-card-Oct-7-2017

Whew!  This was a challenge!  I haven’t blogged, created, photographed, etc. etc. in over a year.

Welcome to my new WordPress blog.

Since it’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, wanted to go with that theme.

I’ve been eyeing the Distress Oxide inks, so played with those for the first time.  Love how they layer!  I used some mixed media paper and  layered the inks until I was satisfied with the colors.  Next I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies to make my leaves.  A little bit of Walnut Stain mixed with water was used to edge the leaves.

Using the same Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink, I stamped the background and then used a wet paintbrush to smoosh it around.  Then I added a few bits and bobs of Lucy’s Little Things in Warm Golden Golden Glow with some Multi Medium in matte.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers.

That’s it from me for today.  Back soon with more my friends…

 

 

50th Anniversary

Good morning all!

I’m back with an anniversary card for my dear cousin.

It’s a very simple design.  I’ve stamped and heat embossed the lace IO background in gold…for some reason, it looks rather green on my monitor.  But rest assured it does coordinate with the gold on the 50 🙂

Then I added three strips of some Recollection bling.  Next, I die cut some little scrolly leaves in both vellum and white card stock.  The “50” was made with a couple of stickers and some Inka Gold.

Not sure when I’ll be back…but it kind of felt good to actually make something today!