Good morning and welcome from sunny Spain, (I'm only on holiday I haven't moved lol). It's time for a new challenge today at Country View Crafts, and Hazel has chosen circles. On the design team we work a little in advance, and at this point with a couple of days left before my holidays (they don't call me last minute Sue for nothing), I needed a birthday card for my soon to be 14 year old niece, a Fathers Day card, and a circles project! Mmm time to combine methinks, so here are my cards.
You know the routine, lots of pictures, not many words :-)
This is like the old white cat in a snowstorm joke.
This is a piece of Ranger Watercolour paper that's been gessoed, then stencilled with various round stencils, and glass beads texture gel, DecoArt Modeling Paste, and Rock Candy Crackle for (hopefully) different effects.
These are the Distress Paint colours for my Father's Day card.
Dry brushed with a big stiff brush, the texture is starting to come through.
Then a little bit more colour (red is my Dads favourite)
Then did the same with the second lot of colours.
out with the distress crayons
and lots of stencils - don't judge me by my stencils, I will clean them sometime I promise.
Ok, backgrounds done, ready to decorate now.
I've used the Crazy Cats stamps, and the corresponding dies, together with the Handwritten Celebrate and Holiday Words.
The cats have been coloured with Distress Inks. I've added a few sequins too on my girly card.
These are my beaded texture gel circles.
Painty and crayoned circles,
and even wooly circles.
I love the way these stamps and dies can be used for teenagers and Grandparents. They are just FUN.
I hope that you can join in with our challenge this month. Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x