Thursday, September 24, 2015

Practice Practice Practice stamps 516-517-518-519

A man carrying a violin was walking down the street in NYC and stopped a man  to ask directions.  The violin carrying man asked….How do I get to Carnegie Hall?  The other man answered, Practice, Practice, Practice.

That’s one of the things we learned in class.  One must practice with different mediums, different papers, different brushes, who knew there was so much to learn.  This background was really just a lesson in practicing how our brushes worked with distress markers or inks.  It really wasn’t supposed to be made into anything, just for practice.  HOWEVER, I am first of all a frugal card maker and I couldn’t bear to throw out these perfectly beautiful blobs of sunset yellows (my favorite color)…I embossed small images with various colors of embossing powders and then used a vellum banner to tone them all down a bit and keep the card from looking too busy.  What a save!  Winking smileRed heart

Thanks Kristina for the lesson.  I am entering this into Simon’s Wednesday Challenge to not use pre-made designer paper.

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  1. These are great Janeen. I always like the look of vellum on a card but haven't tried it myself yet. You've inspired me to give it a go!

  2. What a fun and quirky card! Too cool. Or should I say nice and warm, what with those colors.

  3. Adorable card! Love your sweet background!!

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