Hi there. I can't believe it's the weekend again! Where has the week gone???? I don't seemed to have done much - it's been cold and wet so have been hunkered down in front of the heater each evening so not much crafting done. So today I race around and got the house work done, some veggie soup on, pull apart bread made (with the help of the bread maker) cookies baked and slow cooker casserole started... so time to have a bit of a play. My first card is is a little Toucan I started last evening and finished off this afternoon
I used my Prismacolor pencils to colour this wee cute up. The sentiment was masked so I could get it on two lines to fit in the Penny Black Chat Bubble die. As it is a CAS card but I wanted some extra texture, I used a tropical flower die from Darice to emboss the background. A few 3D liquid drops finished it off.
Plus I did Day 1's home work from Altenew Academy class " One Layer Wonders" which Kelly Latevola is teaching. Day 1 was about giving the perception of a raised layer across the card.
Well this was definitely PRACTICE! So many errors. First off I didn't stamp the sentiment in the centre, but happy with the masking of the little sentiment. Next I must have moved as I got some double stamping...then I realised I'd not used Copic friendly ink so some of it smudged when I went to colour. My dark lines went a bit wobbly when I went to add the shading to give the perception of a raised layer... and both my dark and light grey Copics went dry on me. Oh well that's hand made card making for you. I did manage to save the sentiment panel by adding the extra flowers which made it look much better. I do like the technique and will practice some more. I used the flower stamps from Starry Flowers set with the sentiment from Flower Arrangement set.
Day three's class is there now so I've just turned on the heater here in the craft cave and am going to watch Kelly's magic happen.
Enjoy your weekend... hopefully get some crafting done.