Friday, September 02, 2011

In the Studio with Lili and Natasha

Lili and Natasha came over the played in the art studio with me today.  We made three beautiful cards using a variety of techniques (brayering, masking, watercoloring, special card construction).  I always have so much fun with these two crazy girls!! :)

Here's a picture of our finished cards:


Today's Free for All Challenge is "Crossing Strips".  Here's my take on the challenge.  Hope you like.

"Merry & Bright"

Stamps:  Merriment (SU!)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP (retired) (SU!)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories & Tools:  ornament punch, Cuttlebug "D'vine Swirl" embossing folder, silver elastic cord, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Tombow glue, adhesives and dimensionals

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Using scraps of Bella Rose DP, I cut out strips using scissors and making sure the lines of the strips where a bit wavy (wanted them to look a little whimsical).  I didn't weave the strips, they are just placed on top of each other and glued down.

I punched out the ornament from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ran the die-cut through my Big Shot with the embossing folder.  I tied a piece of silver cord around the top and knotted it.  I attached the ornament to the crossed strip backdrop using dimensionals and glued the ends of the cord to the back.

I dry-fitted the main image onto the Whisper White background paper and then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the sentiment, which was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I used dimensionals to add the main image to the Whisper White background paper.

I mounted the main image onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.

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