Daily Archives: October 3, 2015
Sandy Allnock has done a class of seven FREE cardmaking videos this week entitled Going for the Gold. You heard me right………….FREE. I have been watching all week but it is only today that I thought about uploading to the Gallery for Fun and Prizes. I have to hurry as the gallery closes today.
You are allowed to upload using either the products or the techniques presented in the videos. Well, I had some of the products and know some of the techniques but today something I hadn’t tried was showcased with a product that I had on hand. This is my version of “working out”…………….none of that sweaty stuff happening here!
So I cased Sandy’s shaker card using a different Memory Box die and a different style frame. I also decided to leave the outside trees white instead of gold. Don’t ask me why………I just did. So there!
The technique that was new to me was using a Gold Wink of Luna Brush like it was a watercolour brush (which I guess it is). For some reason I had only used it full strength to make embellishments or to colour things like the house in this card. The line of trees in the far background was created using the Luna Brush with water. This was a perfect place to try freehand watercolouring of trees. As Sandy showed in her video, all I had to do is paint in a soft line and add some hash marks for trees. It doesn’t look too bad for a first attempt.
The other neat thing that she used was Polar White Flower Soft. Dang if I didn’t have this in my stash too……………It was a long ways down in my stack of storage boxes but I was able to pluck it out of the box without turning the stack into a miniature Pompei.
Supplies: Wink of Luna Gold Brush, Memory Box Winter Cabin Landscape die, Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Card stock, 3M Foam Tape, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour Paper, Flower Soft, Mama Elephant Rectangle die and Scor tape