Daily Archives: August 24, 2019
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would own a crafting stamp set with the word Saskatchewan in it. But thanks to Wild Whisper designs, I now own one and just had to use it.
What better way to use it than on a double page layout about the Wheatland Express Excursion Train than operates out of Saskatchewan and has some enthusiastic involvement by my brothers.
My brothers are pictured in this layout in more ways than you would think. For example, take a look at The Joker and even Spike, the Mascot for the Wheatland Express Safety Train. Yup!
My older brother, Barry, has been “murdered” and had been the “murderer” in recent Murder Mystery excursions. He is the proud owner of a paycheque from the acting company who present the murder mysteries. Who knew my brother would find fame and fortune in such a way!
I am posting this today, on the occasion of my Mom’s 90th birthday. Next weekend, the whole family will be attending a birthday party on the Wheatland Express Train. It is so fitting, as that in addition to the two brothers pictured here, my Dad and my late brother, nephew, cousins and uncles were or are also railroaders.
The August Monthly Hero Arts kit is all about Fantasy and Fairytales. The theme is fun to work with as your imagination can run wild. After all, no one is going to insist that your dragon be a particular colour, or that it has scales of a certain shape or indeed scales at all.
The Paper Layering Dragon is even more versatile than I first
thought. You can add dimension just by using your flower moulding tools while keeping the overall shape in the card front. You can take the dragon out of the background entirely, and poke up the scales for dimension. You can die cut it out with or without the matching border die. I ended up doing all of these techniques and liked all of the results.
Here are some of the other dragon cards that I came up with.