Today's card features my favorite flower:
Hydrangea's. I love this stamp and I've tried coloring it with watercolor pencils, tobow markers, Le Plume markers and I've never been satisfied with the results. I wish I had copic markers but I must work with what I have. So today I tried chalk...using a blending pen. I was able to get the different shades of blues and violets that show up on my plants. I completed the coloring and I started to ink the edges of the rectangle it's stamped on and then I messed it up...so I trimmed around the image and glued it to a new rectangle rather than waste my efforts. I will try this technique again and hopefully improve.
I babysat my Grandchildren yesterday so I used my phone camera to take these shots of the memory box I made for Wyatt's birthday. I wrapped it before I remembered I wanted to take pictures for my blog. I save cardboard backing from all the paper and products I purchase so I have it on hand for just this purpose. I used the cardboard from watercolor paper because it was the sturdiest. I used a strong packing tape to connect the sides. I decided to use craft paper and diluted glue to create a paper-mache type look.
I searched the web for free clipart and created svg files for the cowboy with 2 guns and the cow head and horseshoe. The cowboy boots and running horses were free...from SVGCUTS I love their files so affordable compared to buying cartridges.
The font used for "WYATT" is called ChockABlock . The lid is attached with double stitched black ribbon using terrificly tacky tape. I used glossy Mod Podge over the entire box to insure that the cuts could not be ripped off by a 5 year old. HEHE.
Last week when I babysat (before the party) I took all the cuts to make a birthday banner. Happy Birthday was cut from white watercolor paper so the kids could choose how they wanted to color it. I cut extra cowboy hats and horses and stuff so they could glue it on the banner too. I think they enjoyed creating their own decorations for the party and proudly told everyone how they did it.
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. ~Henri Frederic Amiel
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