It's so exciting when you see your children (and friend's children) grow up and make their way in the world. Buying your first house is one of life's momentous occasions, and I made this card for my friend's daughter & SIL who have just moved in to their new home.
I doodled the sun rays and coloured with Prismacolor.
I was so tempted to make a tiny tag with a babygro for this week's CASology challenge : Clothes as I have two friends about to become grandmothers for the first time. But I do have the sweetest dress from our sponsor, Stamplorations, and who can resist a party!
I used a small piece of black string to create a place to hang the dress. I doodled the stars and dots, added some Wink of Stella and mounted with coloured foam. Trying to catch the delicate shimmer of Wink of Stella is not easy.
Our design team members have come up with some wonderful cards ... come and see their inspiration.
It's almost impossible to go wrong with the watercolour effect. So I thought it would be a wonderful activity for our 20th Anniversary Weekend for our Book Club. I'll take some cards, but I think we could all do with a bookmark as a memento of the weekend. So I typed up the Mark Twain quote, and cut into bookmarks. I'll be taking some May Arts Silk ribbon which is brilliant for dyeing with your Distress Inks so that it matches the colours of your card/bookmark. I can't wait to see the different colour combinations that come up.
After creating my dark cards, I had Distress Oxides left on my craft sheet. Can't let that go to waste, so dabbed it on a navy card. This made me think of the milky way. So add a few embossed and die cut stars, a sentiment and voila!
When I saw Debbie's card, I knew I wanted to try something similar. She used Finetec Iridescent Watercolours, but I have so many supplies that I am NOT buying more stuff right now. So my first idea was to mix some Perfect Pearls into some Distress Oxide inks and paint with that. The pearl look did not come through as with regular Distress Inks, so I waited until it was dry. Then I painted on dry Perfect Pearls and then gave a spritz of water. That gave a lovely shimmer.
I stamped the same panel of flowers as they were already set up in the MISTI, but I embossed in silver this time. I coloured this one with Prismacolor crayons.
It's Tuesday, so it's CASology challenge time! This week's cue word is Commencement. Whether it's an actual graduation ceremony with the celebration of achievement and beginning of the next step, or a new beginning or a new venture, we all need encouragement to go after our dreams.
This was my original plan ... the third bird starting the journey. I like the idea of 3 birds, and sort of triangular flow, but not sure if it makes it too busy. Also, with the arrow, there are 3 blue items, so the extra bird makes 4. Decisions, decisions! Which one do you think is better?