Friday, October 24, 2014

Avery Elle–It’s Your Time to Soar!


Hi Friends!!


10-24-14 Look Up


Peeking in quickly today to share another of the projects I created for the Fall 2014 Avery Elle release!!  This project features the super cool stamp set called Look Up!  I am in love with the brush stroked words and images, and the super cool artsy feel of this set!  I loved the “It’s your time to soar” sentiment and thought it would be perfect for a graduation card!  I stamped the sentiment and the balloon image from the set in VersaMark onto the smooth side of some watercolor paper, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then inked up a craft sheet using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress ink pads, and heavily spritzed that with water.  I “smooshed” the image panel into the wet ink, making sure to cover the whole panel and doing my best to spread the color around so that it showed variegation in the coloring.  I wanted it to look like a cloudy sky!  Once the water color paper dried, I rounded the corners with a corner rounder and adhered the panel to a card base with foam tape.  I die cut the grad cap using my Silhouette Cameo and some Mimosa and New Moon card stock, assembled it, and adhered it to the balloon.  Lastly, I sprinkled some Lemonade Blend and Midnight Blend sequins about, and adhered them with some matte medium.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.


That’s it for me today friends!  We’re spending some beach time in Puerto Penasco, Mexico with some dear friends for the weekend!  I hope you have some lovely and relaxing plans for your weekend, too!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70–Merry Christmas!

Hola friends!!

I’m popping in quickly to share my project for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge!  It’s a super dramatic and inspirational design – Jen has such a knack for finding the coolest stuff!! Check it!!

RIC70 Graphic

I was inspired by the clean graphic lines and the color palette.  Here’s my take on the inspiration:

RIC70 - Merry Christmas

This is a pretty simple and straightforward design.  I loved the red, black and white color palette, as well as the white space from the inspiration photo.  I didn’t want to overdo it, so I stayed clean and simple.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog to get all of the details of the latest challenge, as well as to take a peek at the designs that my sweet teammates created for you!  This challenge is being sponsored by Ellen Hutson’s Online Store, and she’s offering up a sweet prize for the winner!  Your take on the challenge is due by Friday, October 31st!

That’s it for me today, friends!!!  I’ll be hanging out in my craft room all day today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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