Friday, October 27, 2017

A Busy Week...

It is so wonderful that people are getting married and having birthdays. It gives those of us who love to create a chance to share our passions and hopefully show others just how much we appreciate them. 

Part 1:

This week has been one of those excitingly challenging experiences. Jim was working on a gift for a wedding while I accepted the challenge of trying to match the invitation with our card and the gift wrappings. The invitation was on black with beautiful, bright sunflowers. My first challenge was finding black gift wrap. You would think with Halloween next week, no problem. After exhaustingly searching several card shops, I decided to go to my favorite paper store, USArtQuest. What I found was something called Lava Paper. (Great stuff!)

Then, after a making an unrecognizable sunflower, I decided to try Asters. Much happier! 

Meanwhile, Jim finished the gift and helped wrap his project while I assembled the card. 

Part 2:

This afternoon I worked on a card for a beautiful lady friend. Sure hope she likes roses. 

This was die cut from Heartfelt Creations’ Vintage Floret. I used a light pink Foamiran and accented the edges with Mementos’ Rhubarb Stalk.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will return again. Have a few ideas that I might want to share.

Till then, 

God Bless You and Yours.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

An Autumn Celebration…

Thank you for stopping by today. Are you enjoying this beautiful season? I love autumn. The array of color and the fresh, crispness of the cooler air is so refreshing. Outdoor sporting events, marching bands, communities celebrating Octoberfest and homecomings marking the change of seasons.

For us, this month we will be celebrating a few birthdays and two exciting weddings.

When considering the early October birthdays (all women), I wanted to add some special touches to the flowers I create. If you have visited my blogs before, you know how passionate I have become with some of the newer products on the market… Chameleon Pens and Foamiran products.

The picture at the left shows two each of three different sized petals cut with Whimsy Stamps Lily Flower die. The petals are cut from Foamiran Pale Yellow and Lemon. (For this flower, you can use any number of petals to create a fuller flower.) The flower in the middle uses two of each size.

To give the illusion of texture and accents, I used Chameleon Pens, OL3 (Olive Green) for the centers and YO3 (Warms Sunset) for the outer edges. I also used the Colorless Blender to soften some of the accented colors. (Note: I could have fussed the colors instead but I wanted a slightly different look.) 

After adding the color, I used my iron on a very low setting for each petal and immediately crinkled the petals. Then, using a ball stylus of appropriate size, I opened the petals. When all were opened, I then used a hot glue gun and assembled the flowers. To help hold the flower in place, I again hot glued the flower on to the card.

What are you working on the month? Want to share?

Till later,

May God Bless you and yours.

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