Here are a few photos of her for Throwback Thursday.
These are when she didn't mind her curly hair!! Now she wears it in a braid EVERY DAY.
Today I am showcasing a card that I created for My Favorite Things Summer School: Lesson 10-Monochromatic. These classes have been free on their blog and even though I "know" all this stuff, I like to refresh my design skills and create projects for the challenges to practice.
I am warning you that this post will be heavy on the photos today. I kind of took photos of the process, something I only do occasionally.
Here is my card. The color I chose to emphasize is blue, if you cannot tell.
I started off by smooshing watered down Distress Ink in Stormy Sky and Broken China onto a piece of watercolor paper. (Please excuse the mess on my desk-I have a few projects I have been working on this week and am still not quite done!!)
I wanted to do an inlaid die cut technique on the edge of the card so I used post it tape to back the edge of the paper where I was going to make the cut.
I then used My Favorite Things "Flutter of Butterflies" lace die to cut out a butterfly.
I then put MORE post it tape on the back and made sure all the little pieces were glued into place and would not fall out.
Next I took the panel and used watered down Distress Ink in the same colors I used before and splattered the front of the card. (I wish I had left the white space like it is on here. I like it a lot better!) When it dried, I stamped the sentiment. I am using this as a sympathy card.
I then adhered three different scraps of patterned paper on the edge of a white top folding A2 card. I used foam adhesive to adhere the butterfly panel to the card.
My last step was to cover the butterfly in clear Wink of Stella and adhere a few sequins randomly around the butterfly.
This was a fun card to do and I think I will be making a few more of these to have on hand. However, I will not be splattering "extra" ink on it. I think it would have looked better if I had left the white space. This is what "homework" in crafting is all about, though. Practice eventually makes perfect!!
I am entering this into the drawing at My Favorite Things Lesson #10 and for Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge-July, which was to use die cuts.
I think you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a wonderful night!