Good Sunday morning. I have a rustic window scene to share with you today filled with lots of vines, tiny flowers and kitty cats.
The background card base was made using kraft cardstock. I scored the wood lines every 1/2 inch and then moved the paper over about 1/16th of an inch and scored every 1/2 inch again. I thought the double scored lines would look more like real wood planks. I applied brown ink with a stylus and foam tip and then used a mini applicator to add more ink to the lines. I finished by lightly rubbing the ink pad directly over the paper to add more texture for the wood. I applied ink to another piece of kraft cardstock and then used it cut the window. I lightly sanded both the window and background with a sanding block to add a distressed appearance.
I the cut the opening for the window with my craft knife and attached the window over the opening with mounting tape. I cut an additional window and placed it over the opening on the inside to cover the raw edges of the opening.
The grass border was attached to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape. I cut several of the vines and attached one to the window with glossy accents and small rolled up glue dots. I cut the other vines apart and attached the tiny red flowers to the vines with glossy accents. I arranged the vine pieces in behind the grass to appear like the plant base for the vine trailing over the window. I added several of the tiny flowers around the window vine.
The cats were colored with a black marker and tucked into the scene and attached with mounting tape for the finishing touch.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.
I cut the rectangle frames and attached them together with mounting tape. I really like how separating the frames adds dimension and interest. I attached the ornate frame to the double matted frame using rolled up double stick tape. The completed frame was attached to the bard base with double stick tape.
The leaves were formed using my stylus and molding pad. I attached two leaf sections to each rose leaving one third of each free so I could attach the three together easily. I wanted all the foliage to remain on the outer border of the roses. I attached the flowers to the card base and tucked a couple leaf sections around the spray to fill in. Here’s a closer view.
The purple outer frame was an afterthought. I thought the card looked a little too plain with the only color being in the flowers and foliage. After I attached the frame I was sorry that I added it as it is really to bold with the delicate frame. But that which is stuck stays stuck. LOL1
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
Hello, and welcome to the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing some of the new stamp sets and dies In my post today! And, Woo Hoo!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Bohemian Garden to a lucky someone! Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
The fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th! Winners will be announced May 8th.
My first project is a cute scene that showcases one of the fun sentiments from Julie’s 12 Days companion Greetings. I couldn’t resist pairing the little “calling bird” from the 12 Days set with the Just Chicken In sentiment.
The sky and ground was sponged using distress inks and ink blending tools and the ground foliage was stamped with the smallest flower stamp from Julie’s Bold Blooms set. I used a yellow marker to add color to all of the flower tips. The bird was stamped with with black versafine, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and cut out to pop up in the scene with mounting tape. The double mounted frame was cut using the nesting card templates set.
I cut several sections of the Wide Tree and cut them apart into smaller sections to use to create the foliage in front of the bird. I punched 1/8” circles, formed them with my small tipped stylus and molding pad and attached them to the tips of the branches. I wanted the dimensional flowers to replicate the floral background. I stamped the sentiment on the largest cloud from the Cloud Set and attached it and the smaller clouds in the scene with mounting tape. Isn’t he the cutest little bird!!.
My second project was made using Julie’s Wild Garden die set. I love making die cut floral projects. This unique set gave me lots of different pieces to layer and play with.
The flowers were made using the three similar shaped dies in the set. Each flower section was formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached together with glossy accents. I used several of the different shaped dies to create the green foliage background for my project. Again each piece was formed using my stylus and molding pad. The frame was cut using the Nesting Card Templates and attached to the card base with mounting tape.
I created a base for the floral spray by attaching several pieces of foliage to the card base with glossy accents. The flowers were attached with glossy accents and then I tucked several more pieces of foliage under and around the flowers to fill it. I added the pearls for the finishing touch.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy all of the wonderful designs along our hop.
Good Monday morning. My project today was made using the Essentials by Ellen Home and Hearth that was released for the Christmas holidays last year. I love the little houses and trees in the set and although they are perfect for a snowy Christmas scene I thought it would be fun to create a pastel summer scene with them. I cut the frame, houses, trees, ground and sky background using watercolor paper and watercolored everything using distress reinkers and an aqua brush. I wanted all the elements of the scene to be made with softer colors. My husband said it looks like a hillside community in the Caribbean.
I misted all of the paper to get good and wet before I began water coloring. When painting with reinkers on watercolor paper you will always need to make your mixture heavier with reinker than water as it will always dry lighter than it looks wet. I layered the ground sections on to the back of the frame attaching with ATG adhesive and then attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape. I tucked all the houses and trees in behind the ground sections and attached with glossy accents and mounting tape when needed.
I cut a section of the Impression Obsession Wide tree, cut it apart and created a colorful tree for the background. And yes…I have lost my mind as I attached 1/16” punched circles to the branches using glossy accents and I am now almost blind. LOL! I added a few branch punch stems around the houses that I cut apart and attached the circles to add another element of color. I used a bright pink cardstock for the flowers instead of watercolored paper to add a brighter element of color. The clouds were cut using white cardstock. After I applied the clouds I felt the little houses needed white roofs so I cut more houses, cut the roofs off with my deckle scissors and attached them for the finishing touch.
I appreciate you coming by for a visit and I hope you have a wonderful Monday.
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