Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vintage Teddy and Making Watercolors!!!

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday dear Deb... Happy Birthday to you!!!  I love you so very much my sweet sister ♥

I am so tempted to tell you how old she is... but I don't think she would appreciate that!  I think it's cute when really old people are so proud to tell you how old they are.  I know that 'old' is relative, but I think we can agree on over 100 is really old!  Age telling is definitely for the young and old-er.  On the other hand, I don't have an issue with it myself.  I will tell you that I am 53 years young lol!  Just sometimes, my body doesn't remember the young part!

Today I have a card with a vintage feel to it.  I adore teddy bears, so I was excited to be able to create with this precious image by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD called The Secret.  It's from the Storybook Collection :D

I began by stamping the image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloring with copic markers (I'm sorry I haven't been writing down the colors lately, I'll remember to do that for the next batch I color!).  ShinHan Markers can be found HERE.

I've used different kinds of glitter on this piece.  As you can see in the photo above, the bling-y glitter is Stardust Stickles.  The corner of the butterfly is peeking out from the upper right hand corner which has the new Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter which I applied using Studio Multi-Medium.  So you don't get confused, I've also edged the butterfly with the new Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain, so that is not the color of the glitter...

Papers are Authentique Lively Collection.  The very cool looking Steampunk Clock behind the focal image is from Susana's Mixed Media Stamp line.  I plan to use this stamp again as an all over background image :D

I LOVE Luminarte Mica Powder!  If you've been visiting me for awhile, you've seen a number of projects using this mica powder.  Today I watercolored the butterfly with Lemondrop mica powder.  It is soooo easy to whip up a tiny batch  on my 6x6 Splat Mat and brush on the butterfly die cut.  This butterfly is from a punch, but Memory Box has a number of beautiful butterfly dies HERE.

Making Watercolors:
First, I sprayed some water from my Mister on the 6x6 Splat Mat and dipped my dry brush into the Lemondrop mica powder and mixed it into the water.  Easy Peasy!!!  A whole rainbow of mica powder can be found HERE.

The adorable charm alphabet was cut out using my Silhouette and one of the Silhouette files from the online store.  Oh so cute!!!  Here's the cut, colored with 110 copic marker.

The above photo shows how I colored my sentiment while it was still on the cutting mat.  Obviously I could have used black paper, but #1 I didn't plan what color I was going to use yet and #2 I like the option of coloring the upper part a different color...

So I left the top 'circles' white and then decided that I wanted to use the Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain for color.  Oh so many options!!!

Scrapper's Floss in midnight came in handy to hang the lower portion of my sentiment.  I used ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever to glue down the letters so they would hang properly.  These letters are approximately .5 inch tall, but the Best Glue Ever still worked like a charm (hee hee) not oozing all over the place!  Of course, I also used Best Glue Ever to adhere everything on this card including the Zva Rhinestones on the butterfly :D

My corners are recycled.  What?!?  Yes, indeed they are... they are the 'leftovers' from the edges I cut off from the Steampunk Clock which hung over the card front.  I saw them sitting there so lonely, so I said to myself, "Self, why not?"  So here they are, all faux-stitched up!

To give the card a more vintage, worn look, I edged and distressed papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and more Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain.

Memory Box Dies - Holidays, Alphabets and More - EEEEEK... I want them ALL!!!  ***HERE***

Thank you sweet friends for dropping by today.

Coming up...  a VERY simple but elegant Wedding Invitation with a custom lined envelope.  Don't miss it!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Sandra H said...

So beautiful Lori and so colourful too x

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful as always dear. Love this sweet image too! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

This card is fantastic! Oh my, you definitely give me something to aspire to with my Copic coloring. Beautiful work. ;-) I'm with you on the age thing. I'm going to be 40 in January, but I've never understood what the big deal is. Happy (belated) Birthday to your sister! ;-)

Beate said...

Gorgeous coloring and wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles

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