It’s my turn on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog today! I’m sharing a card that I made using many of my existing products (as opposed to brand-new) in ways that I hope will help you think outside of the box.
When you create, what are the things that spur you on to try new things? Is it the product itself? Is it how other people use the same product? What makes YOU want to buy something and, when you get it home…use it? Have you been guilty of buying something you thought was soooo wonderful and then *gasp* NEVER. USED. IT?!!
I know I threw lot of questions of you, but those very questions are why I created the card I did today (and for my tutorial on the blog).
Let me show you my card and then I’ll explain further:
Instead of just using my watercolor pencils to color in an image and make it look all soft and, ummm, water-colory I scribbled on the paper and used a broad water brush to make a background. I also used gesso to make a really nifty bit on the card to draw your eye. I sprinkled it with GLITTAH!! Oh yeah, baby. See what I mean? I know so many people who have gesso and don’t know what to do with it. Well, there ya go. And let me just say a few words about bubble wrap and gesso. Have fun, my friends. Have fun. :)
I’ll be off to CHA this next week, or as they’re calling it now: Create-n-Connect (which sounds so strange, doesn’t it?) I’ll be sure to post highlights and pics as often as I can. If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to take pics of or find out about, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. :)
Thanks for stopping by and being the best readers EVER!! ♥
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Been a while. I know. Sometimes that happens. And now Christmas is right around the corner, too. ACK!! Do you have your cards done? I don’t. I think I thrive on doing everything at the last minute or something. Either that or I’m insane. Or both.
My folks were just here for the Thanksgiving holiday which was so awesome and Eddy’s family had FOUR birthdays right in a row!! I was prepared for my folks, but not for the birthdays. I need to figure out a system for next year. Or (gahhh!) buy cards. :( Then, his eldest nephew had a birthday and we missed that one, too. I couldn’t NOT make a card for him. That would just be wrong. SO wrong. So I made him a sort of non-birthday card. But, I wanted him to know that we didn’t forget about him. Y’know?
I received THIS card from the uber crafty Britta Swiderki and I loosely CASE’d it to make the card for Eddy’s nephew. Thanks for the inspiration, Britta!!! ♥
This card has so much shimmer, shine, and texture IRL. I am in love with it. :) It’s hard to make cards for teenage boys, but I think this one will work.
If you’ve made it by my blog today I can’t thank you enough. Hopefully once Christmas is over I can get back in the swing of things and blog more often.
Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!
All my best,