Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Batik stamping...

Playing some more catch up here…

A few weeks back (while still at the cottage in Canada) I got out the mess-making supplies to try a fun technique that would remind you of batik fabric.  

I started by stamping and clear heat embossing some leaf images onto card stock.

Then I decided to try die cutting some leaf designs and applying embossing ink through the openings, stencil-like.  

Then I chose a variety of inks in different color combinations and applied them with a sponge applicator, creasing the paper and adding more stamped, embossed images between each color, building up the layers of color and design.

Not happy to stop at just one, I needed to try some other colors on both white and kraft card stock.

Here are the finished cards that I posted on the Love is in the Details blog.

I quite like this technique and I suspect I'll be doing it again!  Thanks for stopping by today! 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

This is the life…!

More beach photos to share….  For some reason, days in Florida cause me bring out my camera quite frequently.  It's as if the scenes I'm looking at are too beautiful for my eyes to believe are real, or my heart to remember without the help of photos.  Especially the color of the water and the hues of the sunsets.  So here are a couple more!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Spring Break Reading Week….

If you know me at all, you know that I love to read.  And that a perfect vacation requires only sun, sand and a stack of books!  Florida, 2014 with my sister was all of that and more!  

I began by laying out the quote with the letter dies and cutting them from card stock paper.  
That gave me a stencil to use with the molding paste, which I applied overtop of the watercoloring I had painted to coordinate with the patterned papers and stickers.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'd love to hear what's on your bed stand!