Monday, January 2, 2017

First Card for 2017


We are having quite the balmy weather here in Southern Ontario. I just walked downtown and back without a hat or gloves on and I even had to open my coat a bit as I was getting too warm. Love it!



I forgot to post about my surprise on the afternoon of Christmas Eve so I’m doing it now. (Today’s card will follow). There was a knock on the door late in the afternoon of December 24th, and there was my neighbour and her two sons with a lovely bamboo plant in a very pretty container for me. I have no idea what I did to deserve it but it was lovely of them. We are blessed with some very nice neighbours. Here’s a picture of me with the bamboo.
 



Today’s card was made with a Penny Black stamp and my home-made Misti. (Just do a YouTube video to find out how to make one).

 


I placed some water colour paper on to the Misti and then placed the stamp where I wanted it and closed the lid to pick up the stamp. Then I started to colour the stamp with Tombow markers; colouring and stamping over and over until I got the look I wanted. I’ve used this stamp without the Misti and never liked the results as much as this one. Once it was dry I splattered some blue and orange water colour paint over it. Once that was dry I added some clear Wink of Stella on the birds to give them some shimmer. The finished piece was then glued to a royal blue piece of cardstock and then on to the dark blue card base. Another strip of water colour paper was sponged and splattered with the same colours as the focal image and then a royal blue strip was glued one top; and then the peel-off sentiment was added.



Now that I’ve mastered my home-made Misti I’ll pull out some of my other Penny Black Slap Stick stamps and put them to use. I would still like a real Misti but one is not in my budget so my home-made one will have to do.



Don’t forget you are more than welcome to save any cards to your Pinterest account for future reference. Simply place the curser over the picture until the Pinterest save sign shows up in the top left corner and enter. This will take you to your Pinterest account. If it doesn’t work, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks.



That’s all for a mild January, 2, 2017



Cheers

Violet




1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

Violet that card is a masterpiece!!! So beautiful!!! I have heard of a Misti but i have never looked into it.. now i will HAVE to.. :)

What a pretty present from your neighbor!!! Our neighbor gave me a gift card to Hobby Lobby...ahhhh she knows me already...lol I've heard they make those twists in the bamboo by turning the plant a quarter turn every day.....

Thank you so much for your comment on my post Violet... You say the nicest things... You sure know how to make me feel good even though it will be two years in May and we are still working on it... Today i painted baseboard and helped Alvin dig a ditch for some plumbing and sanded the ceiling in my craftroom... I'm a Jill of all Trades...lol maybe i should hire out...um...noooooo .. :) Hugs! deb

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