Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hello With A GLOW

This is my take on CASology cue 103 - GLOW, and Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Anything Goes.  It's hard to see on this photo, but there is a wonderful shimmery golden glow on the embossed panel that I achieved by applying three shades of Ranger distress inks directly onto the EF before embossing on white paper.  I then sprayed the embossed panel with Heidi Swap Gold Color Shine.  The spray blended the colors beautifully and dried to a beautiful GLOW.  The embossed panel really needed no embellishment, so I just die cut the sentiment with the "hello" word die from Paper Smooches Quote Tag die set and voila! Hello with a GLOW.  I appreciate your taking the time to stop by today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Muse #74 - Thinking of You

It has been ages since I made something that I posted on my blog.  I had lots of tags and quick cards for the end of school/graduation flurry of activity, but they went out of the door the minute I finished them. It's good to be back in my creative space. This is my take on this week's Muse Challenge for which Jen Wills of JENerally Speaking is the Muse! I love Jen's style. Her card inspired me to do a beach-themed creation as well. The angle at which I took the photo makes it seem like the pieces of the chairs don't match up, but when you look at the card head on, they do. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  SU Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Gina K Pure Luxury White.
Stamps: Gina K By The Sea 2.
Inks:  (VersaFine Vintage Sepia) Tsukineko, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Inks - Salty Ocean and Tea Dye, Versa Mark.
Accessories: WOW Bay Area Blue Embossing Powder, Twine, Starfish Charm, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug EF, PTI Double Ended Banners and Tag Sale #4 Dies, Nestabilities Circle Dies, large sponge daubers.