Monday, February 4, 2013

PGCB - Adding Twine

Hey Everyone!

I am trying my best to keep up with blog posts and crafting. I do find lately I have less and less time to craft.
This week at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog my good friend Kristy has asked us to use twine on a project.
A crafty group that I'm part of is doing a Birthday Card Swap this winter. We all make 10 birthday cards, send them to our cheif card collector, who will divide them all up and send us 10 different cards back. We then have some scrappy goodies from our Scrappy Sisters from all over North America, but it means we also have some cards on hand to send to loved ones!
I received this stamp set a few months ago from The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard. I've been dying to use them! I thought  a card swap and a twine challenge would be perfect!
I know we're all super mums and everything but it does happen sometimes that although we have every good intention to make and send a birthday card to someone, life happens and we get delayed or even....dare I say it....forget! ;)
Sometimes we need those Belated Birthday cards....

For the background I watercoloured with Distress Inks. I stamped my ink pads onto some waxed paper and then sprayed them with water. Using a paint brush I painted the different shades of blues and purples onto water colour paper.
The turtles were stamped and cut out and coloured using markers. To give their shells some texture, I first coloured them in brown and then used the same brown on the stamps. Stamping the patterns in the same colour brown just subtly added a bit of design to them.

The bottom of the card I wound twine around and added a banner with some foam adhesive with another sentiment underneath.
Supplies Used:
Stamps - The Stamps of Life, (turtles2love)
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink, (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo)
Ink - Memories Dye Ink (Black)
Markers - Artist's Loft Level 1 Dual Tip Art Markers
Paper - Canson Watercolour Paper
Twine - The Twinery (Caribbean, Lilac)

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