Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Gray"dient Glow

Final card combining stamping, Copic coloring and die cutting.
I've been having fun with Copic grays,
I forgot to photograph the 2nd generation stamp I used, but here's the first.

after stamping with Summer Glow by Penny black.  Below is filled in with Copic toner grays.

Before and after adding purple pencil, but it's so subtle you don't even notice what you're seeing.

And then I decided to cut it up with the Gradient Stripes die by Altenew.  

There's a layer of purple craft foam lifting up the gradient rectangles.  

I was afraid those thinner pieces wouldn't hold up in the mail.  So I am mailing it with the rest of the craft foam die cut inserted.  I'll include instructions to the recipient to remove the extra foam upon receipt.  It even looks pretty this way.  I suppose I could have turned it into two cards.  But I'm extremely happy with what I've learned playing with gray and the beautiful card that resulted.  

Here is another example using the same die with different Penny Black stamps, primarily from the Critter Party set.  

I always add something to the backs of my cards.  

The back and interior uses more stamps from Critter Party and the envelope uses a Lawn Fawn stamp.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Diva Challenge 360 (finally)

This was the challenge a few weeks ago.  The challenge was a duo tangle Shattuck vs Tripoli.  Mine was so busy I had trouble finishing.  When I brought out the the Copic grays it finally calmed it down and made sense.  Hope you like it....thanks for stopping by.
My brain on Shattuck/Tripoli :-)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fragments in my journal

My habit tracker from April uses the fragment "J6".

And the beginnings of my May calendar focuses on "E4".  Am I a few days late starting my calendar? Or just showing you how it's structured? Maybe a little of both. 

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