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February 2017

Paper Layering Hummingbird and Lawn Fawn Sale

Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made using the new Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair and the new Penny Black Graceful Greenery paired with the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames and Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers.  The lavender frame mat was cut using a square Nestabilities.

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 left

I started by attaching the two square frames together with double stick tape and then attached it to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I cut three sections of the Graceful Greenery and lightly formed the leaves using my stylus and molding pad. I arranged two of the whole greenery sections around the top of the frame and attached them with glossy accents. I cut the third section into a couple pieces and attached with glossy accents.

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 center

I formed the tiny flowers with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the greenery with glossy accents.  I cut one lavender and one dark purple hummingbird.  I applied rolled up glue dots to the back of the lavender bird and attached it over top of the purple bird and offsetting it slightly to create a dark outline.   I thought the purple outline would allow the bird to show up better against the white background. 

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 close

I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out but I love the flow of the greenery and flowers around the frame.  I think the hummingbird image is beautiful.  Next time I will try my hand at applying at coloring it.

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 right

Enabler Alert:  Ellen Hutson is holding a 10% off sale on Lawn Fawn products this week. 

lawn fawn sale

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card  size:  4.50” square

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Penny Black Birdhouse Abode

Good Monday morning.  I love making cards with birdhouse scenes and my project today was made with the Penny Black Birdhouse Abode die paired with the Impression Obsession Picket Fence, Grass Border, Tiny Flowers, Foliage and Cardinals.  The matted frames were made using the Nesting Rectangles.

KC Penny Black Bird Abode 1 right

I cut the whole birdhouse die out once in green and then cut just the house portion out in red and again in Kraft cardstock.  I cut a thin strip of Kraft cardstock just the width of the wooden pole, applied vintage photo ink with a mini applicator and attached over the green base pole with double stick tape. Next I trimmed the Kraft birdhouse, applied the vintage photo ink and attached it over the green birdhouse base with mounting tape.  I cut the roof section off the red birdhouse and attached it to the birdhouse with glossy accents.  I cut a thin strip of red cardstock and attached it to the base of the birdhouse and attached it with glossy accents.

I cut the red and green frames and attached them together with double stick tape. I used the smallest rectangle die to cut the rectangle opening in the card base to create a see thru window for the birdhouse. I applied double stick tape to the front of the birdhouse frame and attached it to the inside opening of the window. I cut a single green frame and attached it over the back of the birdhouse on the inside of the card base to finish the opening.  I cut a section of fence using Kraft cardstock and applied vintage photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly over it. I used a waterbrush to spread the ink more evenly but still allowed some of the darker spots of ink show off the wood grain of the fence.

KC Penny Black Bird Abode 1 center

I attached the fence and grass sections to the card base using double stick tape.  I attached the grass border all the way across the birdhouse opening.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the double matted frame attached it to the opening.  I cut small pieces of foliage and tucked it in behind the grass and attached with glossy accents.  I attached a few formed tiny flowers to the foliage and roof of the birdhouse with glossy accents.  I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cardinals and placed them in the scene to finish. I thought the birdhouse scene looked so cute with the red gingham background.

KC Penny Black Bird Abode 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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First Blooms by Penny Black

Good Sunday morning.  I have a pretty floral project to share with you today using the new Penny Black First Blooms set paired with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery and Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. I cut the tulips using and foliage using Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper and colored them using an assortment of Memento Markers and a waterbrush.

KC Penny Black First Blooms 1 right

I recently received several of the Memento Markers and was anxious to watercolor with them. I cut all the flowers and foliage and I misted each image with a mini mister to prepare the paper to receive color.  I applied the marker inks on a large acrylic block  for a palette, picked up the inks using my waterbrush and painted the images.  While the ink was still damp on the tulips I used the brush tip of the marker to lightly apply lines of ink around the outer side edges and inside the body of the tulips to create the appearance of petals. Once the lines were drawn I lightly washed them with the waterbrush to smooth out the lines.  I hope that made sense. I used a couple green markers and a yellow one to paint the foliage to give a more natural appearance.

KC Penny Black First Blooms 1 center

The First Blooms set comes with three different dies with tulips on each stem. I cut two full sets so I would have enough to create a tulip bouquet. Once they were painted and dry and cut some of the pieces apart to make it easier to arrange my bouquet. I began by attaching stems of the tulips and foliage sections together with glossy accents.  I continued adding the flowers and foliage and adhering them together with the glue so they would all stay together.  From start to finish I held the stems of the bouquet together which got a little messy and sticky for my fingers but the outcome was certainly worth the effort.

KC Penny Black First Blooms 1 close

I cut the two frame sections and attached them together with thin strips of mounting tape. I then applied another layer of mounting tape to the back of the second mat layer and attached the frame to the card base. I attached small triple layered pieces of mounting to several of the tulip heads and some double layers to the back of the foliage stems and then attached the bouquet inside the frame and to the card base. I wanted the bouquet to have lots of dimension.  I finished the bouquet by adding a simple white multi loop bow.  I love how this turned out.  I especially love the Memento Lilac Posies color that I used for the tulips. When I was totally finished I decided to apply clear Wink of Stella to the tulips to add a touch of sparkle.

KC Penny Black First Blooms 1 left

Thank you for dropping in today.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Good Saturday morning.  I have been having such a wonderful time pulling up the Ellen Hutson store site every day to see what new things have come in. Shhhh!  Don’t tell my husband how many orders I have placed over the last couple of weeks.  I just can’t seem to help myself.   My project today is  a clean and simple floral project made using the Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals and Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame.  I started going in one direction to use several different color flowers but ended up with this.

KC Sizzix Small Tattered Florals 1 left

I attached  the lacy scalloped frame to the card base using mounting tape. I formed the flowers and foliage using the stylus and molding pad and attached the flower sections together using glossy accents.

KC Sizzix Small Tattered Florals 1 center

The large flower and leaves and small flowers and leaves were attached to the card base using glossy accents. I applied snow pearls in the center of each flower to finish.  I’m not really very happy with the floral layout But I do really love the pop of the green and blue colors against the all white background.

KC Sizzix Small Tattered Florals 1 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Saturday.

Card size:  5.50”  X  4.25”

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