- I do not own a paint brush for painting walls. I have never painted a wall in my life. Neither has DH. We ALWAYS hire someone to do it and we never attend housepainting parties. Ever. We are not rich, nor snobby, but we do know our limitations. When I need to do a touch up at home, I use a small foam brush.
- Because of #1 (see above) I used my largest Clarity stencil brush. (Three days later and it's still drying.) This was apparently not the way to go, because I hardly got any texture, even though I layered two colours (Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening). I'm thinking maybe I didn't brush off enough paint???
- I loved this technique, and see it as the perfect substitute for ink blending when I'm in a hurry, but the result I achieved on this card is very dull. Not at all cheerful like I was hoping it would be. :( I don't have time for a redo so it's being entered anyway as I enjoy the possibility of winning gift certificates.
Sunday, 30 October 2016
This week, over at Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink blog, Lizzie is showing us her layered dry brushing technique. She made a beautiful card with a fabulous dry brushed background. My project did not go as planned.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
I can hardly believe that the month is almost over. We just got home from a month long vacation last Thursday night. I caught a nasty cold on the last day and am finally feeling better today. I've been busy, but I couldn't resist playing along with the inspiration over at Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink blog. Who could?
I only started yesterday afternoon at 17h00 but I still managed to make four cards. Ha! It all worked out so well for me - DH now has my cold and his appetite is peckish, so I got out of cooking a big dinner, i.e., more time to make cards.
I promise you that each of these cards was influenced by the inspiration, even though it doesn't look it. Proof is that I only picked up my September order at DS's house on Sunday afternoon, containing these fun new sets, and I couldn't wait to play with them. So I let Nichole's photo kind of take me where I wanted to go. I'll start with my most favourite (it was the round shapes and colours that influenced me) ...
The next one is an okay Christmas card which I can see myself sending someone this year ...
|Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White. Stamps: Vintage Ornaments II. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black. Other: Copics (Y32, BG11, BG000); Paper Studio Woodgrain Embossing folder.|
Last is an autumn birthday card that I really needed. It's very similar to the Enclosed: Bell card ...
And there you have it! It's all in a day's work. P.S. I have decided that I would ideally need a crafting assistant, especially during the holiday season. I'm thinking of pulling Léo out of Grade 2 for a few weeks. I'm sure he would appreciate spending the time with me and obeying my orders (not). I was trying to beat the clock today - I needed to take photos as early as possible because (1) it's another gloomy day, and (2) it gets dark by 16h00 already, up here in The Great White North. :) I looked like a mad woman - running to my Big Shot, blowing on Glossy Accents to make it dry quicker, stamping the wrong sentiment on the wrong card base, etc. An assistant is definitely needed!