Sunday, September 23, 2018

Genesis and Blackberries

Hope your weekend is winding down well.
I have two makes to share with you today and neither is a Christmas card!

First up is a new altered Rolo for my ScriptureDex. Gotta have the first verse in the Bible represented, right? 

This is the stamp I used on the front. I've had it at least 2 years and never used it. I saved a pic of the illustrated packaging as a coloring guide. I stamped it with Delicata gold pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura silver glitter pen on the moon and stars, Wink of Stella gold on the sun, and Signo white gelpen on the clouds. I wrapped some washi tape around the sides.

Here is a photo of both sides before adhering the computer-generated text. LOVE how both came out. Because of marker bleed-through, I used separate cards and adhered them together at the end. 

On the back of the Rolo, I knew I wanted a landscape scene and these stamps by Sweet n Sassy fit Rolos perfectly, leaving me room for the verse and a secular translation. I stamped the farm scene in Tuxedo black Memento ink, then added the washi tape to the bottom. I decided to go with my Tombow markers to color, so I used the black marker to fill in the silhouette in a few spots and make it really black. I then colored the sky.

I am participating in the following challenges with this altered Rolodex card:
I used Wink of Stella and Sakura silver glitter gel pens


My next share is my attempt at a CAS card and hey, I thought I did pretty well, given my penchant for clutter, lol. Gasp, there's actual white space! I am going to be making about a dozen Thank You cards in the next few weeks to send to those who gave Honey a card and/or gift at his company retirement dinner. This is the first one and is going to family friends.

The stamp I used came from this very old set, again never used, from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I once bought sprays directly from them and they sent this as a freebie. It came with this colored sheet and I'm glad because without it I'd be lost as to what fruit is what. I plan to use a few more from this set, the grapes and maybe the row of pears.

Junkitz patterned card stock for card base
Spellbinders scallop oval die, embossed
QK Squeeze leaves dies
Lindy's Stamp Gang berries stamp
Papertrey Ink outer sentiment stamp
W Plus 9 and Fiskars inner sentiment stamps
W Plus 9 banner stamp + die on back
Image Tree siggie stamp on back
Colored with Promarkers (focal image, frame border and leaves)

My first try at coloring fall leaves. I practiced blending out on a few. For the blackberry image's leaves, I Google image searched local wild blackberries ripening in the fall to get the leaf color. 



Up close - hard to see the detail on the berries. There's reds and multiple purples in there. Next time I will practice with lighter purples. In real life, it doesn't look like a purple blob, lol.

One more detail shot I lightened a bit.

Challenges I am participating in with this card:
Wild blackberries growing on the vine
I used the Spellbinders Oval Scallops die and QK Squeeze leaf dies
I was inspired by this card on Pinterest of cherries by Mendi Yoshikawa because the design / oval focal point was what I wanted, so I used my blackberries stamp and used calmer colors:

Well, that's it for me today. Thank you for visiting.  Ltr real soon! Be happy. Get crafty! xoxo

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