Whilst watching Create and Craft a little while ago, Weirdchild and I saw a Teepee card demo’d and we both went “..oooh…” so on a recent commision I took the opportunity to have a little play 🙂
The basic idea behind this one was was to create an artists easel. Obviously I could have gone with a standard easel card however that wasn’t really the look that I wanted so I have used a Teepee card as my base but then attached a square front piece to mimic a canvas on an easel.
This is a printout from Designers Directory “All Occaisions” USB, which I chose because it is a nice watercolour image and the theme for this card was watercolour painting. I have only added the one photo, but this one actually has two layers; the second layer is exactly the same as the first except that I have added a sentiment to it, which also makes it the area for the giver to write their personal message.
There are several elements to the side view, the basic mat and layer I will mention below. The ‘with love’ is a heart stamp which I think is papermania but I am not sure(!) which I have stamped onto Sheena stamping card and heat emboseed. I have then wash coloured it using my Spectrum Aqua pens and to finish, have highlighted some of the flowers with my Wink of Stella. The Glass jar is a free stamp from the front of a papercraft magazine, which is again on Sheena Card and then coloured with the Spectrum Aqua pens. I have also gone back over the top with the Wink of Stella, which I tend to do for anything that is supposed to be glass. The paint brushes are from Designers Directory Digistamps USBand I have re-sized them a couple of times soas to have different sized brushes.
Unfortunately, my printer is rubbish when it comes to printing on anything heavier than parchment;
I can sometimes get light card through at no bigger than A5 which is intensely annoying as I have a lot of beautiful images and digistamps, so I was delighted when I found that the Craftwork cards digital paper will take my Spectrum Noir Alchohol markers (YAY!!!). As this paper is only 150gsm and I needed the brushes to stand up I have backed them onto some card scraps. The rest of this side is then embellished with an assortment of pearl drops, gems, punched flowers, die-cut buttons and hard pearls.
The ‘Happy Birthday’ is another stamp and one of my favourites! Again I have heat embosed it and then coloured it using my Spectrum Aqua’s – the ‘Happy’ has the letters individually coloured and the ‘Birthday’ is washed the same as the ‘With Love’ stamp. The flowers I have made using copier paper, Spectrum Aqua Tints for the colours and a Tattered lace flower die. The flower die is from one of their magazines – the one with several different flower shapes on the front – I didn’t actually follow any of the instructions, I just cut several and layered it up, but it is important to mention that the stymen is not part of the die; I have just cut a strip of paper, feather-cut it down one side and rolled it up. The Butterflies are all tattered lace, the smaller ones are from a mini die set and the larger are from the Butterfly Trio (D466) and the ‘NAN’ is cut from the alphabet dies that came with the Tattered Lace Shutter Die set.
Colour Kit List:
- Spectrum Noir Alchohol Markers – TN1-6; Darker shades for the brush handles, lighter shades for the bristles
- Spectrum Aqua Pens – Aquamarine; Heather and Blossom. I also blended these together a little.
- Spectrum Aquatints – No 53
- Wink of Stella glitter pen
- Candied Apple distress ink
Tattered Lace Dies:
- Butterfly Trio D466
- Buttons and small buterflies from a mini kit assortment
- Flower die from Magazine
- Alphabet Dies from the Shutter card set
- Copier paper – the flowers
- Craftworks digital paper – Background paper; front image and brushes
- Sheena Stamping card – ‘With Love’; ‘Happy Birthday’ and the Jar
- Topsy Turvy Card – Teepee base
- Satinboard card – Mats and some of the embellishments
- Pearl Drops
- Aurora Borealis gems
- Flower Punch
- Sticky Velcro dots – The card lies flat for boxing; the velcro dots are to fix the sides of the card together to form the upright Teepee shape