Today, I'm participating - playing, actually - in the weekly challenge over at Stamp TV for the first time. The team provided the photo below to be our inspiration. My eyes went straight to the apples.
To create my apples and pears, I first die cut the fruit out of white cardstock. Then, I started daubing several colors until I was happy.
I created my "accidental background" when I was coloring my fruit on a piece of scrap piece of cardstock. I thought it looked so pretty with the colors all mixed up, so I decided it would be the best background for my card.
There's still some time if you want to create your own card. Here's a link to all the rules.
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Don't be afraid of colors. Most objects have several different, sometimes surprising colors. I used four colors on my apples and three on my pears. I tried several different color combos before I was happy.
Jump in and give it a try! And remember, it's only paper.
May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
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cardstock: grass green (Gina K Designs)
white and black (the Paper Studio)
stamps: Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
dies: apple and pear (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
inks: Black Onyx, Grass Green (Gina K Designs)
Citrus Splash, Orchid, Cranberry,
Fresh Green, Canary (ColorBox)
I have an easel card with matching magnets for you today. I die cut the lattice background and inlaid a few of the diamond shapes. Then, I heat-embossed and die cut the flowers and sentiment adhering some with double-stick tape and others with foam tape to give dimension.
To make my flower magnets I first heat-embossed and die cut the flowers. Next, I die cut the magnets and then glued the flowers to the magnet.
You can buy magnet sheets at most craft stores, but I used one of the many magnetic business cards I've received from various businesses. I soaked the magnets in water until the original paper front came loose. Then, I glued my flowers to the upcycled magnets.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
cardstock- white and yellow
stamps- Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
dies- Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
Lattice Chain (Our Daily Bread Designs)
ink- orchid & fresh green (ColorBox)
pigment- clear (JoAnn Essentials)
double-stick and foam tape
Today, I have a layout to share with you. And, a little bit of my heart.
That's my mom there in the picture taken back in 1968. I now have the ironing board in the picture. It has a warp on the surface. It makes a loud pop every time I press with more than the slightest pressure. Ah, but it makes me happy! It brings back such sweet memories from when I was a little girl playing at her feet while she ironed.
I wrote about "our" ironing board in a story for Angels on Earth magazine. I worked and worked to get a clear enough picture so that you could read the story here, but I was not successful. If you would like to read the story, you can read it free online here. https://www.guideposts.org/better-living/positive-living/emotional-and-mental-health/memories-are-a-pressing-matter
Patterned papers- the Paper Studio - Entirely Textures
Cardstock - gold, Die Cuts With a View, Beach House
Gems- Die Cuts With a View, Jeweled Sheet