It's the final day of our June 2015 Verve Spotlight Hops! All of the stamps and dies you've seen this week are available in the Verve online store now! Sit back and relax for one last inspirational stroll as our sneaky Verve spotlight lands on Diva's choice today. And to cap off this release, we're giving away the entire release to one lucky commenter along today's hop, so come along with us as we share one last look-see at our newest release!
It's been a wonderful week of spotlights, I'm so joyed I played along in half of the days and share projects with the stamps and dies Julee so graciously sent me.
Hopping along today you would have come her via Amy Tsuruta's blog and staying here for a glance or two at my projects today. Yes, I made that a plural as in I couldn't stop thinking of how to use this set and a plain jane, too!
Today I'm spotlighting what the rest of the party saw on Day 4, The Buzz, The Buzz Die Set, and Proverbs 16:24.
I'm playing along in the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge hosted by Kyra Sanders with MIX125: Go to the Sea! Throw your shoreline findings onto a piece of paper and spray, splatter or emboss over the top of them to get a great pattern underneath. Try it out on your next project. (You would not believe I had an emptied fruit-cup filled with pebble gravel in my craft room and that's what I used. LOL
So to create my mixed media background I pulled out a book page from my Michael's $1 bin book and thinly scraped white gesso over it with the edge of piece of cardstock. I let it dry and then threw my rocks on top and grabbed a few of my color sprays. I repeated the process with three different colors and hit it with my heat gun before removing my rocks each time. It's almost like a reverse bokeh effect. Once dry, I glued onto a white card base.
I sprayed white cardstock with two yellow mists and brown very lightly and then stamped the bee's hive where I thought it looked best. I used The Buzz Die Set to cut the hive out.
The sentiment is embossed in black for contrast and to find out where I wanted my sentiment, I laid the hive down temporarily and stamped with watermark ink.
The hive is popped up with foam squares and then I stamped the small bee a few times heading off to find out what the buzz is all about.
I think I did try to use my white PITT Pastell pencil for some more artsy detail, but it didn't want to lay down onto the mists and gesso well.
My second piece is a personal sneak peek, I'll be posting it next week if you want to see the whole card. It's a chalkboard style sentiment and almost nearly a flat layer card, really easy to put together.
One more look see before you hop on over to Shantaie's blog, I had made all the parts and pieces that are in The Buzz Stamp Set and when I started to put them together on a card it just wasn't working, so that's why I have more to sneak peek today. Yep, you'll need to stop by again next week to see the full card. :) It's okay if you don't, you can always find them on my Splitcoaststampers gallery, too, just next week.
Thanks soooooo much for letting me gab awhile today and share all the fun new Verve that's in the house! Good luck with your chances to win the entire release today, just make sure you hop and comment, hop and comment, hop and....
Details: (Mixed Media What's the Buzz Card)
Stamps: The Buzz (Verve Stamps) (Sneak peek at Proverbs 16:24, too)
Paper: Mixed Media White Paper (Stampendous), book page ($1 bin at Michaels)
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Red marker (Copic)
Accessories: The Buzz Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Detail Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Mister Huey's Color Mist Ocean and Powder Blue (Studio Calico), London Blue (Dylusions Mist, Ranger), white gesso (DecoArt), pebbles