Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunlight to My Heart

Hi Y'all,
Good morning and Happy Solstice. I glad to see the sun peeking through the clouds today after several days of very soggy weather. The theme this week at Created Byhand Challenges is Sun/Moon or yellow.

I started out by creating the background paper. I'm running low on colored cardstock and instead of rushing to buy more I'm using up some of my supplies to create my own background papers. This time I used Ecoline Watercolor Ink, Turquoise Blue. I used a Pipette, Shortie, to add the ink to a mini-mister, added water, then misted a piece of watercolor paper. Dry and repeat until you get the shade you want.

The sun was created by running a piece of yellow cardstock through a Cuttlebug using the D'Vine Swirl embossing folder. Cut out 4 pieces using Spellbinders Labels Three #2 and 1 piece using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large #2. Add a few drops of Brilliance Pearlescent Yellow ink to a dauber and sponge onto edges of all Labels Three pieces and all over on the circle. Stack the Labels Fifteen pieces in offset layers and put the Circle on top using double-sided tape.

Cut a Spellbinders Standard Circles Large #2 to use as a mask and use Painter's Tape to attach it to the area you want to position the sun. Use Brilliance Dew Drop inkpad, Sunflower Yellow, clear embossing powder and parts of the smaller Flourish (Quietfire Design) to create rays. Remove mask and daub Sunflower Yellow ink around center of rays, then attach sun.

Here's a closer look at the sun and rays:

Stamp and emboss saying (Quietfire Design) on white cardstock with Brilliance Graphite Black ink. Cut out using Spellbinders Labels Fifteen. While the cardstock is still in the die, daub edges with Brilliance Sunflower Yellow.

Attach Sun and background layer to 5"x7" piece of yellow cardstock, add a piece of lace and attach saying. Attach to base card.

Hop on over to Created Byhand Challenges to see what others have done with this them.

Enabler's List:
You are Sunlight
Flourishes 1
Spellbinders Labels Three
Spellbinders Labels Fifteen
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder
Ecoline Watercolor Ink
Mini Misters
Pipettes, Shorties
Brilliance Dew Drop Inkpads
Embossing Powder
Arches Watercolor Paper
Sookwang Double-Sided Tape

Thanks for looking. I wish everyone a very happy Solstice, first day of Summer.


1 comment:

Quietfire said...

lol! "Enabler's List". Too cute! Amazing sun! Beautifully done! Happy Solstice.