My first project is a clean and simple card (CAS) that I used my heat gun to emboss the center of the sunflowers and also heated the gingham ribbon to pucker it up to create the appearance of age. I stamped and masked the chicken and chicks and then stamped and masked all the sunflowers. I watercolored the images, filled in the flower centers with my versa marker and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I tied the multi loop bow and heated carefully with the gun to pucker and attached it to the base of the card. This was a fast and simple project.
My second card shows no sign of a heat gun but it was used over and over throughout the project. The Color Challenge on SCS yesterday was to use red, olive and black. I am not a patient stamper and cannot just sit and wait for paint to dry. Each color on my scene was either stamped, painted or sponged and then heat set so I could move quickly onto the next step without having the ink of one color run or smear into the next. I stamped a few trees and dried with the gun, masked and stamped the barn in between them and heat dried and masked, and then stamped additional trees around the barn. I painted the barn walls with red, heat dried and then painted the roof with black and heat dried. I heat dried the whole scene to make certain all the colors were dried before using a sponge to apply the blue sky area.
I haven’t posted for the last several days as I went to Ohio for my 40th high school reunion. I attended a small Seventh-Day Adventist academy, Mount Vernon Academy and graduated in 1969. We all lived together in dorms, attended classes together, worked together to earn our tuition, and ate and played together much like a very large family. We only had 80 kids in our glass and I was thrilled to see 50 of them return for our reunion. What a joy and thrill it was to attend this wonderful event.
Head over to the Rubbernecker blog for all the details on the challenge and for links to all the design team samples too! I hope you’ll play along with us! There’s a chance to win a 40% off gift certificate for your next purchase at Rubbernecker!!!
Paper: White, Watercolor, Red, Black
Ink: Black Brilliance, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Lemonade, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Real Red, Black Soot, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Gingham, Heat Gun, Brushes, Sponges, Mounting Tape, Crimper, Glue Dots