.... Morning all - I was awake silly early this morning - 4.30am!! But I didn't waste all that time, I put it to good use making a card for this month Waltzingmouse Blog Party, where the theme is Teacher Appreciation. I've gone with a tried and trusted theme - an apple for the teacher:
Stamps: WMS - Peace & Plenty, Say It Loud, Victorian Frippery, Teeny Trees, Join Us, Free Spirit Sentiments, Say It with Style, Asian Gardens
Inks: Stazon - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Squares Lg (S4-126) # 7
Accessories: Silks Acrylic Paint - Olive Vine, Pretty Peridot, Key Lime, Carmen; White Lustre card
I started off by finding the centre of my card and then stamping a grid of apples in Stazon ink. Then I painted the entire card with my new silk acrylic paints (they're fab). It's very subtle, but I think you can just about see the ombre effect from the darkest (Olive Vine) at the bottom to the lightest (Key Lime) at the top. The paints go in really smoothly, dry quickly and have a fabulous shimmer. Next I painted some card red - it's such a bold colour - and over stamped with a mixture of thanks and thank you sentiments from a number of sets. I used my die to find the best arrangement of words and then die cut the shape. I stamped a few more apples on the left over card, cut them out, coloured the stalks and then arranged them in a pile. Not so much an apple for the teacher, but a huge pile!!
We're off to Motor City Comic Con later this morning. As fans of Dr Who, Star Trek (in all its forms), Star Wars, Living Dead, Warehouse 13, as well as DC and Marvel Comics etc, etc - we will be in good company. Anyone who reads comics will know Stan Lee - he's the headline guest today!!! There are also going to be lots of other stars attending - I might even manage to get a photo or two :)
That's all for now. Have a super weekend and I'll be back soon.