Hello crafty friends!
Thank you to everyone that joined me for Friday night’s CCWM session. If you are new here – CCWM stands for Come Craft With Me – where I invite you all into my craft room each Friday so you can join me for some crafty fun! Through YouTube LIVE, you can watch my creative process, and also join in with the other awesome viewers for some crafty chit chat.
On Friday, i was playing mixing some old products with some new products. I recently bought some of the new Lawn Fawn release and wanted to use these on the card. I used the outside in rectangle dies along with the wave accent dies. I also decided to use the GoPress & Foil machine, so I could share some foiling magic with everyone! I have this machine on loan for a week or so, and was excited to play with it again!
I pulled out some older stamp sets too – the Life Is Good set, and the Critters of the Sea stamp set, both from Lawn Fawn. I love this cute whale, and he fits perfectly into the largest wave accent die.
I coloured him with blue and grey tones of copic markers, and finished him off with a little wink of stella. The glitter makes him look super cool- i love the textured look! And just look at that foiling! SWOOON! During the LIVE stream, someone said that this ‘thorny branches‘ Anna Griffin Hot Foil stamp would look kinda like seaweed – I think it does! So fun!
In the video you will see how the card changed as I met various challenges. Thats all part of the fun! In the end, I cut out a panel so I could build a scene underneath. I love the vellum with the little wave accents cut into it – perfect for tucking little marine life into the waves!
I built up the island underneath, and added the shell to it, but the crab and palm tree are actually on top of the acetate on the raised panel. I like the way this gives it some more dimension. I almost forgot about the cute little boat in the background – it’s from the lovable legends stamp set – another oldie-but-goodie set!
There was much debate on whether to add a greeting to the front. At the time I was going to add a speech bubble from the crab, but it wasn’t quite working out the way i expected, plus I was getting super tired as the clock was nearing midnight. Now, looking back, i would add a strip across the top, just under the palm leaves – but back then, i just couldn’t see it. This goes to show that sometimes it’s good to take a step back, leave it and then return to your projects with fresh eyes!
Throughout the video, we had a few technical issues – and I am so thankful for everyone for their patience whilst my superhero Craig sorted things out. We managed to do the giveaway – congratulations to SNOW, who was the winner on Friday night’s show! Your prize will be in the post tomorrow.
We also discovered that it was Maria’s birthday this week – and so she is going to be the lucky recipient of today’s CCWM card! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA!
I hope you can join me next week for another CCWM session!
I am back tomorrow with another fun Honey Bee Stamps project! See you then!