After getting my Fedex shipment together for this weekend at Art & Soul, I settled in to work on a project. I've been working on a party favor for my friend who is hosting a baby shower this weekend. It's one of those cute candy bar wrappers. Of course, I cannot find a candy bar to test it on. Is there a Hershey Bar in the house? Nope! LOL. Hopefully I can post it soon.
But that project got me thinking that I should make a card to give to her too – and since the expected bundle is a boy… I went with the obligatory blue.
Thankfully a new sketch was posted on 2 Sketches 4 You (Kazan #25) to get me started. Here is the result.
- cardstock and epoxy sticker from Aurora line by Prima
- star clipiola and velvet ribbon from Creative Impressions
- star nestabilities and tags 5 dies by Spellbinders
- paper distressor by Tim Holtz for Tonic
- Chocolate and Grey Flannel ink by CTMH
- Frost Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
texture plates from Sizzix, exclusive set for Stampin' Up
And why is it when you really want a technique to work – that it just WON'T??? I was patiently waiting for my image transfer to work this morning — twice. Both times I kept losing vital body parts or the face. That won't do, since it's my Dad (as a young boy), and it's for a Father's Day canvas. *(I don't think he reads the blog – else I'm in trouble now…)* Having parts of his picture mangled just doesn't suit the theme KWIM?
Anyone have a foolproof image transfer method to share? I tried using Adirondack Paint Dabber paints, and also Matte Gel Medium as the 'goo' (a Claudine Hellmuth description, that I adore!) — both with a laser printed picture on text-weight paper. The problem came during removal of the paper bits. Suggestions?
I'm halfway remembering that Claudine will be at Art & Soul, so perhaps I can pickup some of that fantasmic looking multi-medium while I'm there.
So no canvas to show off yet. Workin' on it…