Sep 15, 2020

A "Roaring Good Time" with the Dueling Darlings!

It's time for another Duel - the Dueling Darlings have a "Roaring Good Time" '20's theme brought to us by Heather for the Divas and Beth for the Dazzlers.

Beth sent the Dazzlers such a cute kit, choosing beautiful papers resembling fabrics and a super cute image and sentiments from CCDesigns: "The 20's Fellas". 

Here's my card:

Our dapper dude is colored with Castle Arts Premier Soft Touch colored pencils. 

The papers sent by Beth are "Typewriter" by Bo Bunny and the Leather and Denim are by Ella and Viv.  Below is a close up to show how rich the papers are:

The sentiment was lightly colored and mounted on a piece of the Leather paper, small copper brads and some brown gems finished off the card.

Beth, thank you for such a fun kit and creative theme!!  You really gave us something different to work with this round.  Check out the Divas and Dazzlers blogs or galleries for more good times - links are in my sidebar on the right!

Sep 12, 2020

September's Hot Mess: Brushos v2!

 It's the 12th of the month, and a group of friends on Split Coast have formed a "Hot Mess" challenge group.  The only requirement is that your project is messy to create!

Last month was my first time using Brusho water color powders, and I learned a lot.  So I decided to continue the learning and use them again.

Here's my 3rd or 4th attempt...who's counting? Hahaha!

This is a 6x6 card, because the stencil is about that size.  It's on 110# white stock, but not watercolor paper.  I misted lightly it with water, tapped out small amounts of Brusho powders onto a coated paper plate for a palette.  Then mixed water into each powder with a small paintbrush.

The sun is Lemon Yellow, the sky is Turquoise and the ground is Mossy Green with some added Lemon Yellow.

After allowing the panel to dry I sprayed temporary adhesive on the back of a thin plastic stencil: "Mini Butterfly Meadow" by The Crafters Workshop.  I used sponge daubers to add colors using Stampin' Up colors: Mellon Mambo, Emerald Envy and Bumblebee.

I really held my breath lifting the stencil up, fearing that it would tear my panel.  But slowly separating it was the key.

I did use glue to adhere each panel together due to the moisture in the image.  Finished off the image with some Stickles and a ribbon.

Hop to these blogs to admire their Hot Mess Successes: