Wednesday, May 11, 2016

TCC55 "You Are My Sunshine" - Celebrate Spring!

Hi Friends!!

Our inspiration photo can be interpreted in so many ways- the colors, polka dots, theme of sunshine, wood block letters, etc.  Remember- there is no right or wrong way when it comes to interpretation and we hope to see your card in our gallery!!

I was inspired by the colors- bright yellow with black remind me of summer and yikes, bees!  Yes, I said bees..... I love bee images but am allergic to bee stings so am a bit afraid of the real thing :-) 

It is ironic since my husband and I love to collect antique honey dishes and one of the main criteria for being added to our collection is that the honey dish needs to have a bee molded into the glass or image on the dish.  There is just something about those little honeybees that we think are so cute!!

I hope you have a chance to visit us at The Card Concept and check out the rest of our Design Teamsamples as well as the other challenge sites- wonderful inspiration from all!!

To create this card:

On a piece of watercolor paper, apply Gelatos® (Lemon Yellow and Gold Champagne), spritz with water, use your fingers to mix the colors and dry with the Heat Tool.

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey)  to a craft mat, spritz with water and lay the panel into the ink, lift up and allow the ink to spread, if needed, add additional water to dilute a bit, continue to tilt to spread the ink and dry with the Heat Tool.

Apply more ink as desired along with Gelatos® until you are satisfied with the colors.

Once the panel was thoroughly dry, stamp the images from Graphic45® French Country III and Secret Garden with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink (masking some of the images as you stamp and create the background).

Use as Sponge Dauber with Delightful Dijon Classic Ink (Stampin’ Up!) along with the honeycomb portion of the Mini Punchenella Stencil from Balzar® Designs to stencil part of the background and your finger using Gesso® along with the Mini Well Rounded Stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop®. 

Use a paint brush with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain to tone down the postcard part of the image.

Cut the panel into thirds, use a Distressing Tool to distress all of the edges, apply Delightful Dijon Classic Ink over the distressed edges with a Sponge Dauber and mount the panels per the sketch onto a distressed piece of Basic Black cardstock.

Using a foam brush, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Crazing Medium to all of the panels and allow to dry.

Ink the sentiment from Time to Flourish (Graphic45®) using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, sponge some of the same inks as the background and add additional texture with the background strip stamp from Secret Garden, Gesso® with the stencil and the Distressing Tool.

Create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch, mount onto Basic Black carstock and distress the edges again with the Distressing Tool.

Add the sentiment to the background panel with dimensional foam.

Add the ivory crochet lace along with a piece of ¼” Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon and mount the entire panel to the Whisper White card base.

Create the roses using the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Royal Rose Die and Mini Royal Rose Dies from Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry and So Saffron cardstock.  Roll up the roses and adhere in the center (I used Hot Glue for this step).

With a paintbrush, lightly add Wild Honey Distress Stain, spritz with Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz and allow to the flowers to dry.

Adhere the roses with the black leaves (punched from Basic Black cardstock and the Martha Stewart Leaf Punch) to the card front (I used Hot Glue for this step as well).

Stamp the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, color with the So Saffron and Delightful Dijon Stampin’ Write Markers, punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and add to the card front (again, with Hot Glue).

With a paint brush, apply Mod Podge® to the butterfly wings and once dried, add the Pearls to the butterfly centers to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri (Stampin’ Up!), French Country III and Botanicals (Graphic45®)

Ink/Mediums: Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, Delightful Dijon; Stampin’ Write Marker- So Saffron, Delightful Dijon; Gelatos®- Lemon, Gold Champagne; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Picket Fence; Gesso® , Sheer Shimmer Spray, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Crazing Medium

Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Royal Rose and Mini Royal Rose Dies, SU! Punches- Elegant Butterfly, Hexagon; MS Leaf Punch, Pearls, ¼” Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Ivory Crochet Lace, Mini Punchenella and Mini Well Rounded Stencils, Paintbrush, Sponge Dauber, Distressing Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you can gather your supplies and pick a style to create your own card for “You Are My Sunshine” gallery at The Card Concept!


Becca Cruger said...

Gosh, this is amazing in all the right ways (but I guess it's hard to be amazing in wrong ways...) Love love love everything about this. The folded down panels, the luscious layering. You've definitely created a winner!

laurie said...

You always amaze me with your creations..gorgeous!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

This is really amazing! I love your beautiful many steps to make it that way. You are a patient woman, but it was well worth the effort. Your butterflies are gorgeous, and I love the bling. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that beautiful background and your awesome design. The pretty colors and gorgeous butterflies paired with the beautiful flowers is just so perfect. This is the total package! Thanks for joining us this week in our Word Challenge at JUGS!

Lisa H said...

oh, I looove this card! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly and sharing it with us. =)

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! Love your gorgeous take on the inspiration, Julie!

Alison Barclay said...

Amazing work as usual. I am in love with the bee stamp and the honeycomb stamps that you’ve used in the background! Such a cool card!!

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful collage stamping and layering! LOVE the lace:)

Michele Henderson said...

I love your card! The color is beautiful and all the details make it look lush and full!
Take Care!

Jen Timko said...

I just sit in amazement looking at this beauty. I mean seriously...every gorgeous detail is perfectly balanced. Stunning!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful!!! Love the flowers and butterflies!
The Leaf Studio

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful! I love the way you cut it up into 3 panels - just gives amazing dimension! Thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

A stunning work of art!!

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