Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thinking of You- A Mixed Media Botanical Study

Hi Again Stampers!!


I created this card for my hubby-he and I both love to watch birds and even after 32 years,  I am always "Thinking of Him" :-)

 Again, I hope you will take the time to visit the above sites- such wonderful inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

Ink the bird, eggs, plate number and bees from the retired set, Nature Walk and the sentiment from the retired hostess set, Kind and Caring Thoughts using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.

Color the images using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink and add additional color to the eggs using Soft Sky Classic Ink. 

Use an AquaPainter™ along with Frost White Shimmer Paint to paint the wings on the bees and  “fussy-cut” all of the images.

Use a Sponge Dauber with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add the honeycomb stenciling to the retired Botanical Tea Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Soft Sky cardstock (ink the interior of the folder with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink before embossing) and adhere to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock (I used strips from my stash). 

Distress the edges of the Botanical Tea DSP panel along with the Tim Holtz® Wallflower paper using the Distressing Tool and add additional Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink using the Gorgeous Grunge large splatter stamp to the sentiment and Wallpaper panel.

Use a sewing machine to add the Tim Holtz® Wallflower panel to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and the Botanical Tea DSP panel to a piece of Soft Sky cardstock. Add additional Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges. 

Mount the honeycomb panel onto the Early Espresso card base.  Add the stitched Wallflower panel on an angle and adhere the eggs, plate number, sentiment and bird using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the bees directly to the card front using regular adhesive.

Apply Plaid® Gloss Mod Podge® using a foam brush to the eggs, bird and plate number to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Nature Walk, Gorgeous Grunge, Kind and Caring Thoughts

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Soft Sky Classic Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Tim Holtz® Wallflower Paper, retired Botanical Tea DSP 

Accessories: Big Shot™, Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Foam Brush, Plaid® Gloss Mod Podge®, Balzar Designs Mini Punchenella Stencil, Sewing Machine, Sponge Dauber


Thanks again for taking the time to visit- it is such an encouragement to me!  Have a fabulous weekend!!

1 comment:

Virginia Lu said...

This is quite an work of art, Julie! I love the layering and use of elements! The stitching adds such a polished and refine touch! Your hubby is so lucky to have this made for him! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “It’s a Guy Thing” Challenge!

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