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Friday, April 24, 2015

Watercolor Drips

Good afternoon and Happy Friday!  I hope to do some stamping and crafting this weekend, but we shall see...I also would like to go fishing with my husband and just chill out.




I was looking on the internet for some techniques to use with my Gelato's, and I fell in love with this technique. And it's really simple.

I just applied gesso to plain white cardstock, and let dry. Then I scribbled different colors of gelatos on the top.  I kind of blended them together with my fingers a little bit so there wouldn't be any bare spots.  Then I spritzed with water and held the cardstock up so the water would run down the page. Let dry. While I was waiting for my card to dry, I punched butterflies from white cardstock and colored them with markers to match the water drips. I added a few sequins in the same color to add a little texture and interest.  I stamped "fun" on white cardstock with a blue ink, but it didn't show up very well, so I overstamped it with black ink, punched it out and layered it on a larger circle.  Card is complete and can be used for a birthday, anniversary, mother's day, thinking of you, or just about any occasion.  You could use any color scheme for the drips, then punch out or stamp flowers, leaves, balloons, or other fun images to make fun cards.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today, and you have a fabulous weekend. Till next time...


Monday, April 20, 2015

Envelope Art

Hello.

I love making decorated envelopes, and found myself with a little time recently, so here are my latest two creations.  I hope you like them.



I colored both envelopes with markers. The bottom envelope also has glitter on the bubbles and some of the seashells.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gelli Prints

Hello, once again.

Here is the latest project I have been working on. I used one of the background papers from my gelli plate to make the background for the flowers. I wish the scan had been better, but it is really pretty in real life. There are greens, browns, and honey colors on white cardstock, and it makes a striking background.


The butterfly is also punched from a piece of paper made with the gelli plate. I had enough to punch a few butterflies, but only used the one on the card.  

The top of the card was a part of a die cut where I had used the rest of it for another project, so I stamped it with script then sponged some brown ink on it.

I wanted to mail the card, so lumpy was out. Therefore, I punched some centers for the flowers and put some glitter glue on them for some sparkle.

Now it's your turn to make something crafty.