Before we get to the projects, I wanted to mention that Artsy Inkers is getting ready to have a party again this weekend. I know I mentioned Inktoberfest last October and Winterfest back in March. Well, Artsy Inkers Reunion starts on Saturday, so named because this will be the one year anniversary for Artsy Inkers. So I invite you guys to pop over and join in the fun. I'm going to be hosting a challenge and there will be lots of other challenges to play along with. A fun time will be had by all.
Now on to the projects. This is what I made for my Mom, the Crazy Squirrel Lady, for mother's day.
I started with an 8 x 10 canvas. I used my silhouette to cut squares out of a piece of watercolor paper. I covered the paper with light weight spackle that I tinted with brown ink.
In addition to adding paint to it, I add a little water to get it smooth enough to smear on the paper.
Now onto the card. I was inspired by a something I saw on the Hero Arts blog. I really liked the look of the cherry blossom tree. I picked a stamp set by Technique Tuesday that has a tree trunk and a bunch of different stamps for creating the canopy of the tree. I started by stamping the tree trunk with Staz-on in Timber brown. I didn't like the color, so I went over it with a paint brush and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Then I daubered Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry. Then I took the flower stamp and stamped it with Picked Raspberry. After doing that, I added Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn to create the sky and grass. I added some leftover die cut grass (My Favorite Things die) I had lying around.
Since I used a bunch of snippets for my die cut pieces, I'm going to enter this over at the playground.
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 178 and 179