...yikes! Where did this week go huh? I am working on a big project at the moment - you know, one of those that starts out pretty small and kind of grows as you are going along? Well, I had intended to get it finished and blogged today. HA! Not a chance, I am still a-faffing with the embellishments! So, instead I have two more sample cards from last Thursdays show. They are both using the gorgeous That Special Touch mask but used in a different way from each other. Here's card numero uno *ooh get me going all foreign of a Friday morning!* When I am inking/spraying through a mask, I tend to use re-po tape and stick the mask in place so there are no disappointing nudges going on. Once in place, I lightly blended Scattered Straw, Forest Moss and Seedless Preserves DI through the mask, making sure I blended the colours nicely on the flowers. Once done, I lifted the mask and gave the whole card a zap with a heat tool to set the ink. Distress Ink stays wetter for longer so it is worth remembering to do the heaty bit. I used Scattered Straw DI to blend around the edges of the card and then edged with Seedless Preserves to form a frame. The butterflies were stamped in Jet Black Archival, cut out, then pounced with the same Distress colours but this time in Stains. Another zap with a heat tool to dry them and a sentiment stamped in Jet Black Archival. The little buzzy bee is an Embellish Your Art piece, how cute is he!
Card 2 was made by flipping the mask over to have a different orientation. I taped it into place and misted Cosmic Misting Inks through the mask... I used Meadow Lime, Clover and Blue Cotton colours. Before I lifted the mask I lightly dabbed over it with tissue paper to remove the excess and then carefully lifting the mask up so I didn't get any splodgey bits where I didn't want them. The sentiment *Studio 490* is stamped onto an offcut of the cardstock that was over-sprayed. The butterflies are coloured with Blue Cotton Misting Ink, applied with a paintbrush. I added some little lines of fine black pen to make some faux stitching and another card was done. Simples huh?
Anyways... I bet you are all *dying* to know about the Ukelele lesson (ok, I know you ain't but I can pretend rofl) Well, I can report that I did, indeedily, play a whole tune! Oh yesh, I am now capable of playing... Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! I am thinking of changing my surname to Hendrix ... or maybe Slash... or perhaps even Weedon (ahem... quite!) Ok, so I still have a loooong way to go before I will be leaning on a lamp-post but I am going to practice and master this little instrument that is just too cute! I shall leave you with the song I am aiming to be, one day, able to play... HERE on YouTube. Thanks for looking... have a FAB day! **keep warm... brrrr... someone needs to have a word in old Mother Nature's shell-like, snow, in Spring... gah!** TTFN