My creation for the September 24 Challenge #151 http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Stamp Sets: Meadow Greens
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Melon Berry, VersaMark
Paper: White and Melon Berry Card Stock
Accessories: Bible Verse printed from Word Art Wednesday site changing the background to a light yellow, White and Melon Colored Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Butter ZING Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Meadow Greens Dies, Big Shot
Tutorial can be found at: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2014/09/make-it-monday-179-emboss-resist-using-diecuts.html
Friends to the End and Leave It Be
Versa Mark, Berry Sorbet, True Black and Landscape
Melon Berry and White Card Stock as well as vellum (to make the qutrefoil template)
Quatrefoil Cover Die, Friends to the End Die and Leave It Be Die, White Button, Silver/White Twine, Winter White Embossing Powder, Embossing Heat Gun, Big Shot, Dimensionals, YG13 Copic, R85 Copic, R22 Copic
How to make the dew drops: I first die cut the image and then soaked it by spritzing quite a bit of water on it. I then used my heat gun to dry up most of the water, but the paper was still very wet. While wet, I stamped my image and then immediately pressed ii into the VersaMark, covered it with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and melted that with the heat gun. I think because it was still quite wet it made the embossing enamel run a little when heated making the dew drop effect.
This is the first time I entered a card creation into what is referred to as a "Teapot Tuesday" Challenge. My interpretation of the inspiration was a girl who loved rainbows. My interpretation of the rainbow was the three colors of ribbon ties into a bow.
True Black, Sweet Blush and New Leaf
Pretty in Pink, White and Blueberry Sky Card Stock
Ballerina Beauty Dies, Blue-Pink-White Seam Binding, Rain Drops, Pink Flamingo Bic Mark It Pens (ultra fine point permanent marker), Big Shot Machine, Dimensional (for heart on skirt)
The glittery base of the quilt does not show up in the photograph as I would like. I just cannot seem to capture its beauty with a camera.
Stained Glass (PTI) Ink:
True Black Paper:
Real Red Card Stock, Gold Glitter Card Stock by Recollections and Miscellaneous Designer Paper found in my stash Accessories:
County Fair Dies (PTI) and Red Button
This is the first house that I have a separate room for crafting. It is a wonderful blessing. My hubby surprised me by painting the room, laying down a wooden floor so my chair would roll all over the room freely and track lighting. I am still thinking about what window coverings I want (drapes, fabric covered roll down shade, or shutters. He is a good man, after my heart. He is also very supportive of my love of crafting. He even puts up with my cross stitch stuff up in the living room.
As you can see from my vignette on top of my shelving unit, I also love and collect Amish items as well as display some of my quilting cross stitch. At one time earlier in my life, I lived among the Amish of Pennsylvania and came to love and respect them greatly.
Desk - found at a discount warehouse type place in white to match the rest of the furniture. I am not showing much of it here in this photo as it is quite a mess
Bookcase - This is from IKEA and I am using it to hold boxes from Ikea for storage of stamp sets according to category (such as masculine, floral, etc.) You will also see I have white baskets I found at Michaels that are labeled with tag. I also store patterned paper here. The little chest in the room holds cross stitch supplies and you can see the vignette on top of the bookcase.
Rolling Drawer Cabinets are also from Ikea and store some card stock, but mostly supplies like punches, sequins, etc.
Slotted Shelving - from Michaels, collecting one at a time as they went on sale. These are used to separate my colored card stock according to color family.
You can also see that I use old CD racks for various stamp sets that are not within a category that I have in the IKEA boxes. I also place an new stamp sets here so I will be more likely to use them. My philosophy is that I want to keep as many supplies in plain sight (out) in order to quickly find and use them.
I decided to keep my clean and simple as well as flat so there is no extra postage mailing it. I want to use mine for sending a quick note to someone and recently the color "melon berry" has become one of my favorites. Thank you for viewing my creation below:
Melon Berry and True Black
White and Melon Berry Cardstock as well as Melon Berry Pattern Pack for the lining of the envelope
Wrapping up this year's Stamp A Faire. I am exhausted but loved it at the same time. Behind my photo you can see some of the creations I made over this weekend. Sixteen cards in all. My favorite was the cross stitch (Regency Era) - cross stitch is another love I have other than stamping. The one that surprised me was the 1960's because this type of modern design is not my style. However, when I was finished it amazed me that I like the end product. I grew up in the 60's so the Era is very familiar to me. I did enjoy the music that went along with this era.
Thanks Papertrey Ink Design Members and Nicole. I had a blast! Cannot wait for next year. Have you ever thought of having a "Christmas Stamp A Faire"? It would be wonderful to get some Christmas cards made in advance, besides I am being selfish; I love Stamp A Faires.
Stamp A Faire: 1980's, Enjoy the Ride, Make a Wish (text)
Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow, Versa Mark
A Rainbow of Colored Card Stock for the Rainbow as well as Kraft Card Stock and 2009 Bitty Dot Basics
Stamp A Faire 1980's Rainbow Die, Enjoy the Ride Die, 1980's Paper (inside the card), White Gel Pen, 1" circle Die (inside card), 1/2" Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, White Filigree Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Big Shot, Velcro