Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Surf's Up

Happy Hellos Everyone:

It appears as though my posting have become far and few in between, but not to worry. I have been creating cards like crazy. A good crazy-mine you. This means I have lots of cards to share with you. This weekend, I had an opportunity to attend a wonderful exciting messy hands-on class. For approximately six hours we played with several different mediums. I never once worried my clothes or my hands; however, after all was said and done, I noticed nothing was speared, not even my white purse. It was tucked away, but not far enough away from the paints and stains. Although it was a fairly new purse, I wasn't upset. Not only was the class enjoyable, I learned a lot and I suppose that out weighted the damage to my white purse.

Recently, I was asked to create ten basic birthday cards for both male and female recipients. I had just finished the greeting cards for the females. Of course I completed that request first. It was easy. I always have to put a little more thought in to it when it comes to making cards for men. You know you do not want to embellish too much and you also need the right embellishments. Well, I am so glad I waited. I began working on the male greeting cards after the class. Immediately, after the six hour (okay the all-day class), I went home to my craft table to try to recreate what I thought I had just learned. Well, it didn't happen. I thought, perhaps I hadn't learned what I though I had, but thank God, that wasn't the case. I was just exhausted. The next day I attended the new technique and had no problems. Take a look...

I'm not certain if you are able to see what I see,
but there is just enough luster for a light sheen.
 I used a combination of greens, blues, yellows and brown.

I think what I really like the best about this technique is the ability to
 manipulate the textures. I love the idea of not feeling the need to use
 any embellishments on this card. I merely just distressed the edges to
 continue the texture theme.

I selected a silhouette image from SU and the sentiment is from PTI.
 With the faux matting, the recipient could actually frame this little
 beauty so that it can be displayed at all times.

I decided to use another silhouette stamp from SU and I love the way this card
 turned out as well. I wanted the rocker to pop out, so I raised the rocker;
 applied some Stickles; and topped him off with some Glossy Accents.
The  Glossy Accents dried clear; however, the photo was
 taken before the medium was able to dry.

I entered this card in the Brown Sugar Challenge #47.
As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.


cass said...

Love the different textures in the surf card, you have done an amazing job, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

Susan D said...

The textures on your cards are great! They should be framed works of art.

Qie said...

Great texture on your card.Love the colour too.Great to have you joining us at Brown Sugar.Good luck.

AnyOldCraft said...

Great cards.
However in order to be elligable to enter the Brown Sugar challenges you need to place a link back to our challenge blog.
Thank you :)

DT Member for Brown Sugar

Kelly R said...

wow! this was a fun class for you and look what you created? fabulousness! lol! i love the colors and the style. that looks like a class i would love, too.

Pauline said...

These are both fabulous Lorie, what wonderful cards for a rockin' guy or surfer dude!

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