Monthly Archives: June 2019

A Walk on the Wild Side

I wanted to use the June 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit. The card I came up with does not resemble the card I had in my head when I started out.  Truth be told, I now have about ten background pieces made with Tonic Shimmer Powder none of which ended up on this card.  They are very nice backgrounds, just not the look I was going for in a jungle theme.

In the end, I opted for a savannah sunset using oxide inks and blender brushes.  I stamped the grasses using Versamark. This resulted in a faded image of the grasses on the green background.  I liked this look as it made the grasses appear further back in the scene.  The tiger was painted with Arteza real brush markers and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used thin strips of foam tape to attach the jungle border to add more dimension and depth to the card.

I think the card turned out quite well.

 

 

 

 

 

A New Take on my Rain Die

Today’s card is a variation of the one I posted a day or two ago.  I just received my Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit and it occurred to me that I could combine my Falling from the Clouds die from My Favorite Things with the Jungle Border from the Hero Arts add-on die and make it rain in the rainforest.

Originally I was going to make a “Save the Rainforest” sentiment, in honour of my so environmentally responsible friend Michelle K., but I opted in favour of the less noble but highly useful Happy Birthday.

Just so you know………………….stringing those little beads late at night with my Expired Best Before eyes was no easy feat.  I will be vacuuming up seed beads until July.  But hey, the card is so cute.

 

Falling from the Clouds

It has been a while since I saw a die set that was just too clever not to buy………………………………….in spite of its rather high price.

Such is the case with this die from My Favorite Things.  It is just so clever.  I just have to figure out how to add a video to my post to do it justice.

Take a look:

 

 

OMG, it has been a day of technology snafu’s, but I think that worked.