Hello to all my crafty friends
I finally got to have a good play with the some products that been sitting there untouched & unloved since I ordered them from the Close To My Heart Catalogue September–October 2019 and it was super fun & slightly messy to create.
I started by priming my white daisy cardstock with some white guesso (you could use clear on the white) this was to ensure that the watercolour paints did not sink in & destroy the paper & allow a bit of blending to happen.
Once the guesso was dry I used the packaging technique – where you add watercolour to plastic packaging to smoosh onto the paper. I dried it with a heat gun which also moved some of the paints. I filled in some areas with some of the blue Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads with some water to blend into it.
To this background I also added some Gold Shimmer Brush splattered into the wet background before drying again with a heat gun. I need to get a new one of these as the brush was just about dead when I went to use it so you do not see much in the photo but there is a bit of a shimmer.
I the used the Sun Overlay (#M3F370) from the Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection to cut my rays from the Saffron patter in the Hawthorn Paper Packet and the Lemonade & Nectarine patterns from the Spooktacular Paper Packet and some Lemonade cardstock. Using the stencil as a guide I stacked my rays so each paper could be seen & glued it in place with the Dual-tip Multi-bond Glue Pen.
I then got my piercing tool out to make holes between the rays & stamped a line of Saffron Exclusive Inks™ using the Strokes of an Artist stamp set
I then glued some Gold Loose Sequins with Liquid Glass.
I created a photo matt from Sapphire stripped pattern paper from the Every Little Thing Paper Packet & raised that with some 3D foam tape.
I had already cut a large scallop white daisy circle for another product & this was the other half. I added journalling lines with the Build-a-Plaid stamp set and tucked this under the photo matt.
I added a cluster using Every Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts, Every Little Thing Complements and a white Acrylic Heart on the bottom left corner.
At the top left side I created another cluster from stamped using second generation Sapphire ink to create the banners using the Every Little Thing—Scrapbooking stamp set. and some stickers from the sticker sheet, plus a little bit of stitching with Mink Twine.
I loved how it all turned out & how the rays draw your eye to where the photo will be & that I got to use a wide variety of products from different lines & how well they all look together.
I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.
If you have any questions about the process or the products used, please ask.
See you soon