Hello Blogger Friends. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today. Hope your weekend was relaxing whatever you did and that there was some crafty time in there as well.
I didn't do anything special just some household things. I did finally purchase the new knobs for my kitchen cabinets and I even put them on. It wasn't difficult at all. Some months ago I mentioned the remodeling that we were doing.
Well, it's still not done. Christmas came and I put everything on hold and then it went to the back burner for some reason. It's so close to being finished so I am pushing ahead.
The eating area of the kitchen needs painted so I am going this week to pick that out. I will also be purchasing a new ceiling light fixture. I didn't see anything that jumped out at me at the big box stores. So, I am looking on line. I also need a new area rug and the hardwood floor in the eating area needs refinished. I am going to call the contractor today.
Hopefully in the next month I can call this project a done deal. It's been a year so it's more than time to be done.
|old olive, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie|
Now let's move on to my card for today. this one I created for the color challenge #628. I was the hostess this week and I chose old olive, rich razzleberry and pumpkin pie for my color trio.
For both my cards I decided to do a wrinkle free distress technique. The tutorial is here on SCS.
I swiped my 3 colors of distress ink (spiced marmalade, seedless preserves and peeled paint) on my craft mat- sprayed with water-and then laid my distressed watercolored cardstock on top.
I made about 4 backgrounds and each one of them turned out different. I didn't lay this background back in the ink after using the heat tool. I got a slightly lighter color on my spiced marmalade on this one.
I first tried the technique using Stampin'-Up inks, but I didn't get the same dramatic effect that I did with the distress inks.
This background reminded me of a misty English moor so I went with that and started stenciling. What I did on this card is way out of my comfort zone (lol). But, I like how it turned out
After the stenciling was done, I had to add the fairy. She fit right in the scene. It's the Spring Fairy die from CottageCutz. The sentiment is a stamp from Great Impressions. Layered my background on a rich razzleberry card base to complete this card.
Well that's it for me for today. time to get started with my card for this week's color challenge. So until next time......God bless.
Stamps: Wishes Have Wings (Great Impressions Stamps)
Paper: rich razzleberry, whisper white (Stampin'-Up), distress watercolor cardstock (Ranger)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: spiced marmalade, seedless preserves, peeled paint, old olive, rich razzleberry
Accessories: Spring Fairy and Wildflowers 2 dies (CottageCutz), Garden Fronds Stencil (Memory Box), Blossoms Stencil (Martha Stewart)
Techniques: Wrinkle Free Distress
Dies I used:
I am also entering:
1. Cards in Envy has a fantasy and flowers challenge.
2. Crafty Cardmakers has a Things with Wings challenge.
3. Lost Coast Designs has a favorite background technique