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OCC Watercolour Intermediate – Day 5 Card 1

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To join the class

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Playing with this technique and kind of did mine a wee bit more haphazardly

 

Saunders Waterford Paper, Royal and Langnickel and brusho watercolours, DCWV Matting Stack, Stamp It Australia Friendship Stamps, Lindy’s Stamping Gang embossing Powder, Versamark Ink.

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SYD Day 6 – Card 1

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I will admit this one was a bit of a struggle for me, turns out I can now add 3 areas of my die stash I am lacking in itty bitty mini dies, Single Leter Alphabet dies and boarder dies that do not chop off a whole strip with it.

Still happy with the way this card turned out 🙂

Ingredients: DCWV Metallic Cardstock, Versamark Watermar inkpad, Donna Salazar Mixed Media Embossing poweder in Denim, Distress Ink Weathered Wood, Pink Paisley Hello Sunshine Stamp and die set, Kaiser Kaeidascope paper and MFT Scalloped boarder Die

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Febuary/March 365 Days Of Love Project Boxes

Hi All

I am sharing this on both this blog and my musings blog because well it really does fit both.

My project for this year started as 365 Love letters to strangers and has evolved into what I now call 365 days of Love. I did not want to give up on the project for lack of things to write about or to feel pressured to come up with stuff all the time so I have evolved the project to include random acts of art and craft and well to just be whatever I need it to be on the day as such.

So for feb and march I created a wee box of Love, with everything from a Little album, mini paper bag of bath salts to a handmade heart cushion hangy thing.

Anyway here is the finished box:
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the box before it was wrapped with a good view of the Heart cushions that were hand cut out, hand sewn and hand stuffed actually the 23 of these took me a rather long time to complete and I am sure between them and the other things I made more than warrent 2 months project time.

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the 2″ square boxes I made from scratch:

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the 1″ Paper Bags made from one of My fav MFT Dies

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The Love albums that I had to fight with my cuttlebug to cut out (both the letters and album are quickutz)

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The boxes ready to be wrapped:

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and all finished with a Tim Holtz butterfly die cut and a pretty mulberry rosebud

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They also include a turkish delight easter egg as its easter, and some have a small turquoise heart bead in them.

It was a lot of work to get these done, when I thought oooh a box of love for valentines day I had no idea it would take me so long to get them done.

I have to say though that I am really happy they are now complete just have to print a little label for them to say what they are about and give them away 🙂

Some Cards from ‘The Vault’

I have been sharing some of my older work on here the last few days because some of it I am really pleased with. The older the work the less stash I had to create it with. Even now yes my stash has grown considerably but it is by no means huge. Sometimes I think it is better that way as I am often forced to come up with creative ways to do something I want to do but with different products. Other times it can be frustrating to not be able to get something to turn out the way you wanted. The best thing I have discovered about it though is that it helps me think outside the box.

Today I want to share some cards that have been created over the last few years.

The first are cupcake cards I made using “Impasto” as icing. What I love about Impasto is that you can add acrylic paint to it and it will always keep the colour of the paint you have added. The cupcakes were done by creating circles and cutting them in half with a wavy type  line to replicate Icing drip. You then use a palette knife to spread the impasto over the semi circle and while it is still wet sprinkle over your mircobeads or glitter so it looks like you have sprinkles, then it is just cut out a rhombus shape out of corrugated card. Stick the cupcake wrapper down first then stick your iced cupcake top over it leaving some showing. Pretty simple and very effective, Buttons or rhinestones make a great ‘cherry’ on top.

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The next card is an explosion box I made for a friends wedding. There was a space for two envelopes one with money and one with a note of congratulations.

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and the inside looked like this

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The next cards I am so happy with how they turned out they use Fabric on them and It was a first for me at the time.

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Two different Christmas Cards. The Lace tree won a challenge on a forum that is no longer around.

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and that is all for this glimpse into the Heavenly Imaginings Vault.