Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day Evan!


Hi everyone.  Today we are celebrating with our family ... this is the first Father's Day for our son Evan, so I wanted to make him a special card. :)  If you want more details on how this leaf was watercolored/splattered, click on this link to a post from a week ago, where the fern leaf was done in the same way.

Happy Father's Day Evan!

He loves being a dad ... and both he and Nikki are so happy to have Cooper in their lives (us too!).  He is the sweetest little guy and I can't help but kiss his head whenever I'm holding him. :)

Here's a picture of Cooper that was taken recently.  He's asleep, but still holding on to his toy - so adorable! :)













Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah), Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Leaf die-cut from my friend Susan (Spellbinders), Grid stencil cut with Silhouette Cameo, sponges, brush, water mister, Gold Acrylic Paint (Lumiere), Copper Acrylic Paint (Tsukineko), Copper thread twine


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Wanted to mention that there's a new crafting forum that just launched yesterday.  It is being run by Kylie of Kylie is Addicted to Stamps (and now butterflies).  She is already the proud owner of two challenge blogs (Addicted to Stamps and More / Addicted to CAS), and is very talented at bringing together new ideas.

If you have a chance, check out the new forum Happy Little Stampers.  It's a great way to chat to other crafters about any questions you may have or exchange ideas or tips and tricks you've learned in your card marking.  The site also includes a general forum for discussions on all other types of crafting.  The link is below ...





18 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous card! How did you get those beautiful splotches? Love it! And your little one is absolutely adorable.

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    1. Hi Lorraine. The splotches are from splattering with a paint brush. I used three colors for the splattering -- dark brown, gold and copper. The dark brown is ink that I diluted with water --- the gold and copper are acrylic paints that I also diluted with water. Once it is thin, you pick up a lot on a paint brush, and then hold the paint brush over your work and tap with your other hand. The harder you tap, the larger the splattering. This leaf is done in the same technique as the leaf I did on June 8th. If you want more instructions, just check out the posting. Loll :)

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  2. What a fun Father's Day design, love the adorable picture.

    Hugs diane

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  3. Thank you for explaining your process to Lorraine. I love to try new techniques.

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  4. What a special Father's Day to your family and a special card for Evan! Cooper just gets more adorable! How can you help but give him kisses!

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  5. Love Evan's father's day card Loll! I really need to try this technique out as it looks so cool. Love the picture of Cooper! He sure is a cutie. Aren't grandkids so much joy?! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Lovely card, Lovely baby boy!!!!!

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  7. Gorgeous leaf, Loll, I thought it was wood at first! What a lovely little boy Cooper is, amazing the feeling you get being a grandparent;)
    Val x

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  8. Fab card Loll - I can see this stencil becoming a firm favourite!!! Brilliant leaf with the "splattering" and I am sure Evan was delighted with it - so special to celebrate Father's Day first time around. Gorgeous photo of cutie-pie Cooper!

    Karen x

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  9. A wonderful card for Evan! I bet he appreciated it. Love the splattered technique! Thanks for the link to the Happy Little Stampers site.

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  10. Gorgeous card, Loll ... such wonderful neutral colours and fabulous splatters! Cooper's such a little sweetie! Anita :)

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  11. Beautiful card for a first Father's day for your son. I can just bet he is so very proud to be a new Dad. TFS the link to the how-to-s, and I'll check that out. Cause this is just so pretty, and I loved the stenciled background too. Adorable little grand, and I can see why you'd be smooching him. It's so hard to resist a sweet cuddly little one, and you're lucky to be his Granma and be able to squeeze & kiss him all you want! TFS & Hugs. Off to enjoy some posts here that I've missed.

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  12. Such a gorgeous card for your son Loll - I hope he loved it:) Gosh cooper is growing and he is still so adorable - hugs xx

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  13. Fabulous fathers day card Loll...and such a darling picture of your beautiful grandson

    Anne

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  14. Wow beautifully done inking :) Love the colors and the touch of gold

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  15. Fabulous man card. Fabulous reason for a man card ;)

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  16. The card for your son is super and little Cooper is so adorable. What a joy in your lives.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)