Saturday, November 12, 2016

30 Days of Thankful and a few cards

Hello again :)  I've been a little slack in uploading my 30 Days of Thankful photos to the blog but I'm still working away on them.  Today I've got another four days to share with you... along with a few photos of some cards I made at a recent retreat. Remember that if you click on the images they'll be much bigger so you can read the text easily :)

Nov 6: Having a friend to go to the Woman's Expo with

Nov 7: Working in a great team

Nov 8: Having sunny weather to dry my washing

 Nov 9: Michael organising dinner

I'm still loving this little project and one night Michael asked me... "So what are you grateful for today?  Is it something to do with me?"  We've started talking more about the things we are both grateful for... and that in itself is something good.

As promised... I've got some photos to share of some cards I made at a recent retreat run by my lovely friends Sheree and Lynn... hi ladies :)

The first card I made was for my friend Esther.  She's celebrated several birthdays over the years without a birthday card from me so I decided to make her something special.  I used my MFT The Whole Herd stamp and die set to stamp out several images... super cute!

I stamped the images and then heat embossed them... great for when you do watercolours!  I then coloured in the images with Distress Inks and my water brush.  The background and hills was done with a foam sponge applicator and more Distress Inks.   The fence is yet another die called Rolling Hills and the white picket fence is super cute!


And here is what the finished card front looked like:

I'm happy to report that Esther really liked her card :)

Then I decided to do something with liquid masking.  I stamped a couple of images from MFT Magical Dragons and MFT Adorable Elephants and then I heat embossed them.  



Next I painted the liquid masking over all of the images and let them dry.

I did a cool watercolor background with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints.  I haven't done a lot with them yet but I love how smoothly they paint onto watercolour paper.

Then I painted the wee dragon and the princess with Distress Ink and a water brush.  

Lastly I added a dark green background layer along with some rhinestones and sequins.  This card was for Michael's birthday and he thought it was super cute... and he totally got that HE was the dragon and I was the princess!

Finally, I made two gorgeous little elephant cards... one for Sheree and one for Lynn.  I did the painted watercolour backgrounds again since I liked how well they turned out for the dragon card.

Then I removed the masking fluid and painted the adorable wee elephants with Distress Ink.

Next I stamped the sentiments and coloured the butterflies using Distress Ink.  I was a bit sneaky at this point too and showed the card fronts around to a few people including Lynn who mentioned that she liked the little elephant sitting down... so Lynn got the sitting elephant and Sheree got the standing one.

 I didn't actually take photos of the final cards but you get the idea. 

So that's it for today... I'm looking forward to getting a bit more creative in the lead up to Christmas and I actually have a fab new stamp set on the way especially for this occasion!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit xx

1 comment:

  1. Cute cards, my favourite is the you make my life magic... I would use that for an anniversary card :)

    Hope everyone is safe after that earthquake - it seems that that particular ring of fire is quite restless!

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