Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Create Your Own Sunshine

Howdy friends! I'm sharing, at the very last minute (the deadline is tomorrow at midnight!), my project for the Wendy Vecchi Make ART Challenge, which was to use embossing powders on a project. Here's my finished card and this is how I created it...

I started with a piece of Mixed Media cardstock, perfect for any kind of ink, spray, or paint. I used Distress Markers, a water brush and my non-stick craft sheet to add color to the background (and it appears that I'm still a bit obsessed with pink and grey).
I scribbled ink from the marker on the non-stick craft sheet and then picked up the ink with the water brush. Then I just swiped the brush over the cardstock.

Next I used some of Wendy's stencils to add some background design, using Watering Can Archival Ink (my favorite color ever!)
I also used the oval shape from the Spotlight Frames and Mask set to create a mask on my background, which I then traced with a black Fude Ball pen. I then used the oval shape frame to act as a mask for my background so that I could stencil the Sunburst shape and keep the burst within the border on my frame. I then stamped the sentiment and swirl from the Paper Doll Art stamp set.

My card features spot embossing, meaning that instead of embossing a large area I'm only embossing a portion of a larger piece. You can see my Watering Can embossed lines at the top and bottom of my card.
Next, I used the new Tiny Shapes Movers & Shakers dies (aren't they the tiniest, cutest dies ever!) to die cut a few embossed butterflies. For quick and easy die cut embossing, I first added some Distress Ink to a scrap piece of manila tag and then used clear embossing powder. Then I just die cut the shapes out of the already embossed tag!
Next, it was time to assemble! And here is my completed card...
You can see that I embossed the butterflies, my gal's apron, gloves, and lips. This was done by first stamping or coloring the image and then using a VersaMark pen to color over the area that was embossed, I used clear powder for these areas so that the colors would show through the powder.

You have a bit more than 24 hours to enter the challenge, and this month I'm giving away some free Wendy Vecchi goodies to a random entrant! Head on over to the Make ART blog and join in on the fun!


Julia Aston said...

Love the lace on the little apron Kim! great design on this - great stampings and embossed butterflies! Julia xx

wendy vecchi said...

she is THE cutest!

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Sandy said...

I love your card - the image is fantastic! That apron is a stroke of genius!
Sandy xx

Kathy Eddy said...

Love it, great job!