Well, we blink and we're into the fourth month.. April is here! 😊
We've certainly had an excess of April showers, but think the song on April showers is for northern spring, not our southern autumn!
Time, too, for ANYTHING GOES Challenge over HERE at Bizzy Bec's ...please do pop in you might win that monthly prize, which Bec so kindly gives!!!
Warning, picture-heavy, wordy post!!! Loads of step by step. 😊
|Step 1: make a stencil, with any shape or outline die. Used a cereal packet for this as knew I'd be throwing it out. Step 2: tape down mask on cardstock, cut to size.|
|Dabbed dots of glue in screen holes. Spread it adding more as needed. Then leave for 20 to 30 minutes to set, nice and tacky. If do straight away it's not as good, glue moves as you rub flakes around (mm, wonder how I know?).|
|Step 4: Add flakes of choice. I put under it a piece of copy paper, to save excess, and pushed the leaves on with finger tips and then rubbed in circular motion to firmly attach them.|
|Once satisfied, then buff it up to fine finish with a large, flat, soft brush (again circular motion is best). Phew, a gorgeous stencilled outline done!|
Step 5: This was my " let's see if it works?" idea. Techniquely it's not good idea, I suspect, like a lot of things I try 😊 as Distress Inks aren't meant to be used with gloss! They are water based and not quick drying at all on gloss card. I found all it takes is perserverance. Collected the colours thought I'd like. Two green small pads + three ink droppers, see colours on photo one pink, brown and three greens.
Pre-order Frantic Saharan Screen Panel Die
Memory Box Fresh Foliage Die
Impression Obsession Greeting Dies
Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian and Silver Gilding flakes.
Cosmic shimmer flitter glue
Finetec Pearl Watercolors
|Shaped the leaves between my finger and thumb, then added the die cut to
the base with silicone glue. Used some gold and jute twine, and "thanks
" from Impression Obsession greeting die set. |
Phew!!!! well done if you've stayed till the end. You wouldn't think a CAS card could be so complicated. 😉
Now dont forget to pop over HERE at Bizzy Bec's and check out the other DT gorgeous creations.. and pop by Bec's store.. for the month of April she has storewide a whopping 25% off her already extremely low prices!!
Shaz in Oz.x
"In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them: in His Love and in His Pity He redeemed them; and He bare them, and carried them all the days of old." Isaiah 63:9