Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome home Papi !!

Papa was away for a week and we had to keep ourselves really busy ! Gosh, it is so tough being a SINGLE mum !!! Yet, the kids enjoyed the novelty of keeping the house as 'untidy' as they liked cos' Papa's not home. But he was sorely missed certainly... as seen from these handmade cards they made with my stamps and which they coloured using their own LePlume markers....

Here's my contribution... and a short tutorial if you gals wanna scraplift this...
Love this cutey racoon that i coloured in using a brush dipped in my tea dye, antique linen and walnut stain distress inks, mixed up with some Ranger's glimmer pearls for shine, stamped on a white tag. Inked the sides, tied some twine (doubled), added cocoa pearls and he's complete !

As you can tell, I have not gotten over using my embossed texture dies :)
So here's a sky blue notecard that i ran through the Big Shot using one of Tim Holtz's texture dies, sanded the embossed portion like crazy, and added distressed ink over the top for visibility and a worn feel. Added strips of Scenic Route paper from long long ago and a sentiment and DONE !
Oh yes, those lovely hearts !! Used my new EK success double heart punch (not sure why i didn't discover it earlier), stomped distress inks all over them in Tumbled Glass and Marigold, then spritzed them with pearlized water for shine. (Nb to Self: must check out if Michaels has more of these double punches !). You can notice some of the shine in the picture, but in real life - it is really lovely.

Lastly, i attached foam dots behind the small hearts so they 'POP' and a layer of Glossy Accents for an almost 'acrylic' feel to the center hearts. Love this - you will certainly see more of these hearts in upcoming projects !!
AND a 'POP UP' sentiment inside....
thanks for dropping by !

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