Saturday, April 25, 2015

Love Grows Here / FMS #183

Love Grows Here / FMS #183

Boy, has this week flown by! I really had plans on getting several cards up, but that didn't happen. I was out and about, lost my mojo and have been learning the in's and out's of my new Explore and the Cricut Design Space. I'm still amazed at how much it can do. They just released another update yesterday which adds more awesomeness.

This is a Baby card that I created today using this weeks Freshly Made Sketch #183. I was tempted to add more "stuff" but refrained myself.  I'm really trying to produce more simple, uncomplicated cards.  I am succeeding a little and hope to become more comfortable with keeping it simple.



The stamp set I used was one I bought quite awhile ago from Taylored Exressions, Love Grows Here. It always makes me smile, but I have been challenged when it comes to coloring it. Unfortunately, today was not much better, but I pressed in. I think I stamped and colored the image 7 or 8 times. UGH! My final attempt was used, but I'm still not completely happy with the results, but used it anyway. I would love your opinion and suggestions.
The technique I settled on using: 
  • Stamping the image with Black Memento Ink on SU Shimmer White paper
  • Adding clear embossing powder which was then heat set  
  • Colored the image with SU inks and the Aqua painter
Having the image outlined with the embossing powder helped me "stay within the lines". I still need practice. I'll be using the sweet images from the set again trying this technique and perhaps my Prisma Color Pencils. So stay tuned!
Other SU products used:  Sweet Dreams DSP with matching buttons, Bitty Banner Framelit dies, Chevron EF
Have a wonderful evening and I hope you can do something CRAFTY!

Hugs,
BernieBee

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