Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Eclectic Ellapu September 2016 Pink Team Challenge

Over at Eclectic Ellapu, the Pink Team's September challenge is the theme "Gifts". If you want to join in, make something with a gift-giving image/sentiment, make gift packaging, or make a gift!

My Design Team project is a gift that also has a gift theme, because really, every day is a gift. Once the invincibility of youth gives way to recognition of our mortality, this sentiment gains depth. With the idea that each day is a gift in my mind, this month's project took shape: a daily gift of one of my daily gifts. Thus, my tea book was born: seven pages of tea, one each day as a gift and a small way to reach across the miles to share a cup of tea with my friend.



Supplies used:
  • upcycled cake box
  • Lemon Chiffon Apple Barrel acrylic paint
  • Sea Green and Yellow Brushos
  • Memory Box Texture Drip Rings stencil
  • Golden Semi-Gloss Regular Gel
  • Tea Dye Distress Ink
  • Prima Marketing Bloom (Paige) stamp
  • Versamark and Ranger super fine black embossing powder
  • Twinkling H2O's from the Autumn Brilliance, Passion, and Holiday Sparkle sets
  • stash paper
  • Beacon 3-in-1 glue
  • plastic page protectors and We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool
  • green embroidery floss

{crafted while listening to Mystic's "Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom"}

Monday, August 15, 2016

"To Read a Book" Postcard

This handmade postcard was a project for Postcrossing and a great excuse to play with some newer supplies. A book lover who likes handmade cards = a perfect recipient of my first postcard attempt!

I had some kraft postcard 12x12 paper on hand, so I gessoed it and started playing with gelatos, Brushos, and Twinkling H2Os. Not until after I water-sprayed the Brusho powder did I remember that gelatos are water reactive, and I was really wishing I had some fixative spray on hand. Lesson learned! Fortunately, it was the kind of creative accident that does not detract from the end result. The focal stamp is from Papertrey Ink's "All Booked Up" stamp set.

Does anyone else here have a love of reading? What book is a particularly loved "old friend" of yours?

{crafted while listening to "The Number 8" by Annalisa Tornfeldt}