At 45, I picked up my first stamp and that was it: Now, I can throw the word ‘ephemera’ around with confidence, yet struggle with inappropriate feelings for chipboard. I'm not very polished and I'm still trying to get the hang of 'winning friends and influencing people', but for some crazy reason, this papercraft thing and I FIT! My kids are covered with glitter, my husband wonders how you injure yourself with Stickles, but we all agree on this: I'm a MUCH better person when I'm here!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Bend Frame Tutorial from SCS and IO Challenge
Kittie C. just did a great tutorial on the Bendi Frame card at SCS. Here's my card. This adventure took several hours to pull together. I began by brayering the sky in yellow, orange and rust. I masked off the sun with a one inch circle. A small panel was sponged in blues for the oceans and a white gel pen and stickles formed the wave caps. The 'sand' was another venture into the world of that modeling..ummm..stuff that weighs about 6 pounds unless you use it sparingly. Which I usually don't. After, I cut 2 each of the cattails and grass borders to serve as sea grass and oats. I got that idea from Kittie as well! I'd seen her use it in a beach scene before...Ty Kittie! I colored them by sponging with green and brown distress inks and, in what I consider great personal success, forcibly restrained myself from the overwhelming impulse to use stickles to brighten them up (yeah..I have no idea what the devil THAT impulse had to do with) by occupying both hands with baked goods. The seagulls were the final touch, stuck in place with glue dots. I'm also entering this into the IO Challenge 'Nautical Theme'
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Thought you should know that when I click on this thumbnail at IO, it takes me to your April 1st post. Anyway...this is very pretty and really didn't need stickles. The sand looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Wonderful card! Great texture and beautiful sunset! Love the 3d effect. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete