What a Weekend!!! CC227 – Lavender Essence of Love

I am still on a high from this weekend’s classes with Michelle Zindorf.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Michelle, she is the brayering master and was in Tennessee this weekend for a beginner and an advanced class on this technique.  Brayering is layering inks to create backgrounds and scenes and the Gang of Four, Leisa Jane, Cleo, Lisa and me headed off to the Tennessee River to get some learnin’.  I’m gathering photos and hopefully can get them posted in a day or so.  You can see Michelle’s fabulous work and wonderful tutorials here.

 

Here is my first semi-original card using this technique.  The SCS Color Challenge today spotlighted Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Going Grey and Basic Black and White.  I used the banana and lavender to create my sky, the lavender for one mountain and the gray for the other.  The grassy area uses a little olive, gray and yellow.  I added a little dimension to the flowers with a white gel pen, then stamped that pretty floral at the top in eggplant.  The main panel started out white.  I am pleased with the result and amazed at how quickly it came together.  I can’t wait to try another one.

CC227 Lavender Essence of Love

 

I hope your weekend was as grand as mine and that this week will be a blessing to you,

 

Diane 

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU! Essence of Love; Innovative Stamp Creations Art4Frames II

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray

Ink:  Basic Black, Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant

Embellishments:  White sheer ribbon, Silver brads

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Rubber brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen

 

On the Fly – LSC207 Stretch Yourself – Something Different

Hello all and Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope that you are warm and I know you are looking forward to spring.  It has been lovely here in Tennessee this week- I can see buds on my Bradford pear tree and buttercups peeking out from the ground.  It’s a little colder today, but still looks like we will have sunshine all day.  My sweetie and I are going to see our great-nephew play basketball, then go out for the best hamburger I’ve ever had at a little diner type restaurant in Henderson, Tennessee called Bells.  I’ve been going there since I was just a little girl and people drive from miles around for the food.

The SCS Limited Supply Challenge this week was to get out of our comfort zone and do something different.  I’ve always run the other way when it comes to the brayering technique because it just seemed so hard.  So I decided to challenge myself and give it a real try.  I went to Michelle Zindorf’s blog, the ultimate expert on this technique and pretty much cased  this card.  Her creations are amazing and if you haven’t visited her blog, I highly recommend you spend some time there.  You will really be inspired.

on-the-flySo, here’s my creation.  I liked it so much I made several for my March “guy” cards.  I used On the Fly by Stampin’ Up which is a newly retired set.  The images are colored and then clear embossed which really makes the colors pop.  It was a lot of fun to make and I can’t wait to try another one.

Supplies:  Stamps:  On the Fly;  Paper:  Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal, Night of Navy, PTI White; Ink: Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Stazon Jet Black; Accessories: Brayer, Versamark marker, Fine Detail Clear embossing powder, Heat Gun, Cuttlebug numbers, SU! Markers, White gel Pen, Black fine tip marker, Sponge, Ticket corner punch, photo Corner punch, Post it notes.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!!

Blessings,

Diane