Friday, October 19, 2018

Reach for the Stars Owl

Hi there,

I created this owl card for Elizabeth Craft Designs:

  • cut out a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper using one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • mask off a strip and add color with Distress Inks (Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans)
  • mist the panel with water for more texture
  • add two strip of Elizabeth Craft Designs clear double-sided adhesive in the 3 mm version and cover it with Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Brushed Pewter
  • stamp the sentiment from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Dream Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Nocturne and add some stars from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Give a Hoot set with Delicata Silvery Shimmer
  • stamp the owl from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Give a Hoot set with Memento Tuxedo Black
  • color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add extra shading with Prismacolor Colored Pencils

I hope you got inspired.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Miss you Butterfly Tag

Hi there,

this is for you Melissa. Miss you!

  • cut out a CUTplorations Manila Tag from watercolor paper
  • stamp images from the STAMplorations Brave one set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
  • color the images and the background with Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors
  • add some splatters with Liquitex Ink Muted Grey
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Black Soot
  • dye a piece of seam binding with left-over paint and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • create the sentiment with a label maker

We'd like to invite you to join us in celebrating her life by creating a butterfly project in her memory.

And should you wish Melissa's family to have your project, you can mail it to the address below. Shery Russ (STAMPlorations owner and Melissa's friend) will collect the butterfly cards, put them in a box, and mail them to Melissa's family.

Mail your butterfly cards to:

Shery Russ
20147 Road 192
Strathmore, CA 93267

Important: Stamp or draw a butterfly on the envelope so that it doesn't get opened accidentally. Make sure the envelope is sealed tight and/or the edges are reinforced with tape.