Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday's a Double Day

Double day? Yep, I'm doubling up on challenges today. They are both quick, fun and perfect for each other. They are both on Splitcoast Stampers even!

Check out Tiffany's Mix-Ability challenge Splatter-ific! for MIX7. She's has this one spot on, {pun intended}, and lots of tutorial to choose from and a video. It's easy peasy!

I pulled out some watercolors and splattered with a small brush using different mixed colors and then I pulled out two more green colors in acrylics and splattered those with a larger brush. Still wanting more mixed media style design I smeared some acrylic paint on my craft mat and then pressed a small piece of bubble wrap into it just like a stamp pad and added that in a couple of places. That was fun and took very little time, so I grabbed one of the circles and repeated the technique.

Hey Moe! You've got your inspiration cashed in here! Happy {early} Birthday!

I loved the inspiration+sketch for this next week on the Viva La Verve forum because it reminded me to get a card done for my hubby.  It's a first{date} anniversary for us. It involves a movie and some spilled candy so I've cleverly added that into my card.

The base mat was edge punched and distressed with Making Memories distress tool and then sponged with Old Paper ink. I stapled some elements cut out from Verve's Flag It Die Set, one onto the printed index card mat and the other onto the layered circles for the sentiment from Remember This stamp set.

I wanted to show a couple of elements from our first date so the Bird Cage and DIY m&m's came onto the card. Verve's bird cage from Doodled Occasions was perfect and then I handmade the m&m's with Copic markers (G05, G28) and a white opaque marker for lettering. Once the base and layered circle element was done and added to the base, I stamped the day of our first date on the index card using Calendar Countdown. That's it!

I hope you all have a great weekend...

Stamps:  Calendar Countdown, Remember This, and Doodled Occasions (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  ginkgo (Wausau), printed index card, scraps of green
Ink:  Soft Suede and Espresso (Stampin' Up), watercolor and acrylic paints, Copic Markers, opaque white pen
Accessories:   Flag It die (A Cut Above, Verve), Round Spiral edge punch (EK Success), mini stapler (Bostitch), edge scraper tool (Making Memories)
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  1. I think you should be an art teacher, Janelle, as I can just feel the fun you have when creating :) Great take on the sketch. Thanks again for your hand delivery services last w/e!

  2. Oh my word! It wasn't our first date, but early on I spilled an entire 32 ounce slushee coke on Mark during the previews of a movie. There was only one other person in the theater (who had chosen to sit RIGHT beside us) and she snickered at Mark and his sopping white jeans for the longest time! To this day, he still gets nervous anytime I get a drink at a movie theater! Anyhow, LOVE your card and those sweet little green m&m's are so clever!


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