I dug out my calligraphy pens from storage last week and some inks in order to work on some ideas I had for words. Then the other day I was asked to do something for the Tangie Baxter and Co. Thanksgiving Day Blog Post and decided that this was as good a time as ever to initiate the process. Using a 2.0 nib and brown ink, I wrote out "Blessings" and then scanned it in and took it to my Silhouette Studio Software. I did a basic trace and detach removed the word from the background and then did a trace, which gave me a clean word to use, taking out the white left inside the closed letters when just doing the trace and detach, hope that makes sense. I cut the word out 3 times, and then with a paint brush and "Ranger Inks" Glue n Seal adhered one on top of the other using a craft sheet for my base and let it dry. I then painted a layer of white acrylic, dry and then began spraying it with Design Master "Tint It", I used yellow shimmer and Mango, these are transparent colors so the white acrylic softens the color being sprayed on. I let all of that dry and then sprayed with Aleene's "Final Step Spray Acrylic Sealer" (matte). The background cards are from Tangie Baxter for her Art Journal Pocket Group. I then also added a small leaf falling of the right side. Card blank is craft paper card stock.
I did an envelope for the card also, envelope seal was punched also from a TB&Co AJP card and wrote "Happy Thanksgiving with the same pen and nib I used for the Blessings. I love the effect of the raised word on the card and will definitely do more. Wishing everyone out there a Blessed Thanksgiving, be safe and eat well, hugs
Oh my goodness, lol. playing with 3 circles and some antlers and it endced up being my christmas card. This makes me laugh every time I look at it, so decided it was a go for my this years Christmas card and other than some color my Silhouette did all the work. Added a little candy cane bow for the finishing touch. Hope your week is a fun one. hugs
I am one of those people that believes a thank you should be sent in a hand written note. I took a page from a mini journal, added a rub on thank you and one of my favorite bees. Mounted everything to a black background and did a bee fly with a white gel pen. Happiness is re-purposing, we are all looking forward to a rainy - snowing day in the mountains tomorrow, hope yours is what you wished for, hugs
It has been a long time since I just played to the music of my muse. Pulled out my Tim Holtz distress inks and his sun ray stencil. Got my fingers all inky, did some word wrap with my Silhouette Design Studio added some hearts and called it a card. Now I need to get my feet back to the ground and on with my day, hope yours is wonderful, hugs
Been playing with "Art Journal Pockets", they are perfect when you have something in mind and not a whole lot of time. Rose Girl is from Tangie Baxter & Co. "Newsprint Collage", I cropped her with a rose picture I had with my Silhouette crop feature. The leaves from recent photos and the banner from my stash, background is a recent creation using a wonderful fiber wrapped around some sod my neighbor was installing. Have a fab week, hugs