|My kids used to color on our cats, too! lol...|
"The cat is above all things, a dramatist."
I am here with the first of five birthday cards I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday. Their Wednesday Challenge is 6 years old and they are giving away 6 prizes this week. Well, I forgot completely about it until Tuesday afternoon!!! Eeeek. I couldn't let a chance like that go by, right? So I got a bunch of my toys out that I hadn't used before and got to work making five cards, including this totally experimental rainbow mess of UTEE and distress inks!!! Ha.
I hadn't made a really messy embossing powder project for a long time and I missed it. Wow...let me tell you...this ultra thick embossing enamel is really something!!! It's like a sloppy lake of thick glossiness all over my card! Yum....you can't keep from touching it to feel all the texture!!!
First I daubed distress inks in a rainbow pattern. The circles of color you see are from the round dauber sponge. Then I misted the extra thick cardstock with water before "dry" embossing (not too dry in this case!!) with my new Darice Birthday with Dots folder. Then I went crazy with the UTEE. I even added some fun shaved ice glitter flakes on for fun.
(What really will be "fun" is getting all the UTEE and flakes off every surface within a 8 foot radius of my craft table where my heat gun blew them...even though I heated from below first!! I told you I missed doing a messy craft project!!! Ha!)
I had a bunch of failed procedures with the actual Happy Birthday portion of the card. Suffice it to say that Spectrum Noirs react with UTEE in a most unexpected way....!!!! One hour plus several different kinds of silver markers (and more embossing powders to seal over the silver markers) later ....I finally had that botch taken care of. I really like the final result of the letters.....but don't even ask me to recall my procedure(s)......groan.......!!!
Okay....one card posted. I figure by posting this mixed media extravaganza first, maybe most of you won't actually scroll down this far to see it!!! Ha. On to the next..... See you soon!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this chaotic symphony of colors in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
2. Wow Embossing Powder April 2015 Challenge - Rainbow
3. Add a Little Dazzle - Dazzling Diva Challenge #70 - Mood Board
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A is for.....All the Colors of the Rainbow!!!
5. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #11 - April Showers - I made a mixed media rainbow
6. Design Memory Craft April 2015 Challenge - Creativity - I like getting creative with embossing powders!