Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Anything Goes Paper Smooches
Today I am playing along with the Paper Smooches Spark Challenge. This week it is Anything Goes.
This was also supposed to be for another challenge - a new Tag challenge - but when I read the rules again it said it had to be CAS. My tags aren't CAS so I am not entering them in that challenge but the color inspiration and black accents come from that challenge. I love the brightness of the tags.
The tags were cut out of watercolor paper with a Paper Smooches tag die. I then colored the tags with distress paints and also some gelatos to intensify some of the colors. I used the dies from Denim and Daisies to cut out some flowers from watercolor paper. I also used the center of one of the flowers to stencil the white dots on my tag with gesso. I used the negatives of some of the flowers and used them with embossing paste which I colored with the distress paints. I love to do mixed media. I used sentiments from three different sets for my cards. Obviously, you can see, I made cards out of my tags.
I had my 45th class reunion this last week end. I found out one classmate is battling cancer. The "thinking of you card" is for her. I think these bright colors will cheer her. The other card is for the classmate that has been involved in the planning of every reunion our class has had. It is a mini card.
I am also going to enter the card in the Mixed Media Card Challenge - a new challenge blog - this is my second entry. The first theme is Nature.
Everyone have a great hump day. Getting ready to go on vacation so need to stop making cards and pack my suitcase. Trying to get some things together - I am visiting a card making friend so we need to have something to do.