I took a great class last week at Bella Art’s using new types of paints and techniques. Of course when I got home I used one of the background pages that I made in class and repurposed it as a a Father’s Day card. The background has some texture and sprayed ink. I added the colored banner and stamped phrase. Looks bold and colorful. This is an submission to The Challenge#70 Always Playing with Paper Masculine Inspiration Challenge.
I have been experimenting with watercoloring and rediscovered a pad of Peerless watercolors. I wanted to create a soft background and my project seemed to match the challenge from the #Global Design Project #GDP031. The soft pink watercolored butterfly was die cut for the top layer and I added several other die cut pieces underneath. I stapled all of the butterfly pieces together to add movement and folded the wings up. I added the pieces to a canvas board that I covered and painted. The last touch was the printed word banner Spread Your Wings! I also created a few more using different watercolored butterflies.
The weekly challenge for #Always Playing with Paper is a color challenge to use pink, green, teal and yellow and is #Challenge 68. I used a variety of printed/patterned papers to incorporate the color scheme. I used a favorite die cut from Lawn Fawn for the mason jar and die cuts from My Favorite Things. I used May Arts twine and ribbon for accents. I printed out the sentiment on my computer. I added a tiny heart to the tag. Now it is time to work on a few more.
I came across a challenge posted by #Memory Box stamps and company and after making a few canvas boards using a butterfly die cut, I remembered that I had a butterfly stamp from Memory Box that I could use for the challenge. I like the look of this beautiful stamp that is painted using Peerless watercolors. Looks pretty good! I think this one is going to be a gift for a special friend.
I have been working on creating some canvas boards trying some mixed media techniques. I die cut the butterflies from watercolor paper and card stock. I used Peerless watercolor paints to paint the die cuts. To create a layered effect I stapled together three pieces and attached it to a distress ink colored background piece. A spread your wings sentiment completes the inspirational board. I love the bright colors!
I wanted to make and send a card for a special family member and also incorporate the weekly card sketch from #Alwaysplayingwithpaper weekly #67challenge. The card sketch inspired me to use the bicycle die cut, word banners, coordinating pattern papers. The card sketch was a great inspiration. Here is the sketch and the card I created. I used three banners and a sentiment and added another word stamp near the front wheel.
I used the beautiful new spring line from BoBunny papers for this card. I had already created a pink version of this for a craft class at Scrapbook Cove. I included a twine bundle and bow as an accent. This adds another dimension to the card layout. The added paper doily and ribbon accent complete the look. Love the way it came out.