Hello crafty friends! I’m popping on to share a blog post about my last Come Craft With Me session. I know some people like to watch from the blog rather that fetch it over at YouTube.
Every Friday night I turn on my webcam and invite you all to Come Craft With Me. I tend to get inky, make a few creations and have lots of fun interacting with all the lovely viewers that watch LIVE. If you think you would enjoy it – come on over to my YouTube, subscribe and turn on your notifications so you get a nudge when I go Live.
This week I was working on a commission for a crafty friend Tamara. She, like me, is a big Lawn Fawn fan, and she asked me to make a halloween card and a Christmas card using Lawn Fawn. You know me…. mission accepted!
Et Voila! 😀 Here is the halloweeny card! I knew that I wanted to turn this sweet fox from the Lawn Fawn party animal stamp set into a bat – or rather, into a flying fox. I masked off his tail (and showed you a great tip on how to get fab results when masking) and coloured him in with copics.
The wings were more challenging but I knew i could make them work. I was envisioning batmans wings – and so I used my Simon Says Stamp circle dies to cut out the wings. Once I had done one, I used it as a guide to create a somewhat similarly shaped second wing.
This was the point where I had an epiphany – what if I could make the wings move!!? How COOL would that be! I had no idea at the start, but the gears were turning, and I decided to give it a try. But first – i needed a background. I used some distress ink and distress oxide ink to create a background – I also used a cloud border die to cut myself a stencil so i could build that cloudy effect. I then use circle dies to cut out my channel for the slider mechanisms.
To finish the card I added some vellum to the bottom with a Happy Halloween message from Clearly Besotted, and added a Mama Elephant Dotted Details border around my project. I used my glaze pen to darken the eyes and nose of my critter as well as add lines to his lovely wings! SPOOKTACULAR!
Card two – CHRISTMAS! I decided to do something a bit different so I inked up my own candy stripe background. I used some narrow washi tape across my card front, and inked it up with worn lipstick and festive berries distress inks. I splattered it with a little perfect pearls in water for that distressed pearly sheen!
I thought it would be fun to do a shaker card using the Mama Elephant dotted detail frame -but its soooooooo fragile. So i had to use small shaky bits – i chose the Ice Chips embellishments from Honey Bee Stamps. I layered some vellum and acetate in my shaker, added some trees (that I had actually previously stamped a few weeks back – from the Loveable Legends stamp set) and also added a hilly landscape border. I also managed to heat emboss a greeting onto the acetate without melting everything! YAY ME!
I contemplated adding some more text to the bottom, but instead I went for a friend for the reindeer. He is from the Party Animals stamp set, and his penguin pal (and the gifts) are from the Toboggan Together set. I think they look like they are having some festive funtimes!
That’s it folks! Only two cards tonight – but two rather beefy ones, that turned out lovely. I hope Tamara likes her commissioned cards!
Don’t forget to join me next Friday for more Come Craft With Me!