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Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank You for the Design Team!

Over at Unstampabelles this month, we have been asking who are our Hero's and for me certainly the DT are all Hero's for agreeing to work with me and be on my team and put up with my idiosyncratic sense of humour and strange themes/twists for the monthly challenge.

Each month they rise to the challenge and produce work that is astounding and amazing and just so different to anything I have imagined when I put together the year of challenges in December last year. They let me play around and experiment and do things I always wanted to try and use the blog as an excuse for more shopping (who needs an excuse anyway, eh?) and to build up my immense collection of dies and growing collection of stencils......

So, to each and every one of you lovely ladies - thank you!

The theme for June has been to use mixed-media to create a project around who YOUR HERO may be in to write about it in your blog. 

This is the prize

I created a card
I started with a panel of SU Whisper White and a stencil and some new texture paste from Faber Castell called Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Yummy stuff!

I put the stencil from Memory Box of vine leaves on the card and smooched an amount of Gel over it, and then removed the stencil and dried it with the heat gun. 

So far, so good - I had seen somewhere a technique where the crafter had then replaced the stencil when dry, and stamped onto the stencil and paste, before removing the stencil again. I thought I would try a variation, and as it said I could use my Gelato's on the gel, I grabbed a red and green crayon and began to scribble through a flower stencil - it sort of looked OK but then I added some water - and the red went everywhere! I know, I said to myself (yes, talk to the expert) I will add some more crayon to disguise this! Then I had the idea of adding a flower - by this time the gelato's had created a messy mess - not me, you note! Oh No, I was only trying to improve things!

Eventually we ended up with green vines via a paint brush and gelato's; red gelatoed flowers; and some extra smallish white flowers to cover up most of the mess! The beads sparkled beautifully and the whole looked OK so in the end I stopped tying to make it better and just photographed it (for the second time). 

The sentiment is die cut from sparkly gold card. 

To my wonderful DT at Unstampabelles
You are all of you much better crafters than me and the sentiment is whole- heartedly felt!


Ina said...

Beautiful card Susan. Love the background and those flowers are adorable.Looks like I NEED some of that texture paste.

Tracey Fehr said...

Beautiful card Susan...and a beautiful tribute to the design team. It has been such a pleasure working with you!

Shylaa Shree said...

its pleasure working with you dear susan, a lovely card for us. it soo nice of you dear.