Friday, September 7, 2012
Simon Says Read All About It
Last week end I happened upon the blog hop at Simon Says Stamp and Show - the challenge is "Read All About It" - the hop was very inspiring to me - so many had got out their paints, their books, and assorted fun stuff and created. It made me want to revisit that part of my creativity - I don't do this too often - but I do enjoy it - maybe I need to do more - I would layer paints on the watercolor paper before I went to work in the morning and inevitably - I had paint somewhere on my body or even my clothes.
I cut a couple pieces of watercolor paper for card fronts. I found my dictionary that I use for card making (my part of read all about it) - adhered a layer of that to my watercolor paper, gessoed it, and then started dry brushing on layers of acrylic paint - orange, pink, green, yellow - I don't know what else. After this was all dry - I then got out some background type stamps and first stamped with white and then added some other colors on top. Here it is in a little more detail. (the sun is very subtle in the corner on both cards)
Card one uses a Hero Arts Stamp and a SRM Sticker for the sentiment. The border is 3/4 inch strips of the dictionary page adhered together and then just folded and added to the front of the card - I then smeared green paint over the top with my finger tip. I used some black twine to finish off the card.
The second card uses a Hampton Art stamp. I got a little hasty so the ink smeared - so to save the background - I stamped the flower three times on a dictionary page and fussy cut each part of the flower. I actually used Stickles on the 2nd layer of the card. The center of the flower has Glossy Accents on top. This sentiment sticker is from Doodle Bug Designs. Once again I added the strip of painted folded dictionary paper.
I am torn (excuse the pun) (in case you did not understand the pun - I tore the paper) - do you think I should add bows to the twine or ribbon. I don't want the bow to distract from the artsy fartsy part of the card. What do you think?