Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Give it a GO!...Part 1

Hey there Journey Friends,

Today I'm beginning the massive share of a selection of projects I created to submit to Richard Garay's Designer Showcase.  I was excited when he announced the call and started working on some special projects immediately.  I compiled all my projects into a gallery on my team FB page (JOIN TEAM ITCHIN INKERS TODAY!) so that I could get the input of my fellow team members who would then vote on the ones I should submit.  It was important to me to get their input and was my first stage in my project submission process.

I'll be sharing the projects I created for this call.   Although I LOVE all of the projects I proposed for this call,  I could only submit two cards and one scrapbooking design, so I am so grateful to my team for helping me make the final decisions!  After the three projects are entered tonight, I'll be back tomorrow to share the projects I created that "didn't make the cut".  So pop back over tomorrow to see them.  As with all of my project shares on my blog, I will share ONE PROJECT PER POST as they will include my creative process and additional photos.
I LOVE the whimsical flowers in the Chosen Family stamp set and I just had to start out my creation process with this amazing set.  I focused in on the stitched circle bloom and decided I wanted to make a background with it.  SOOO...I cut some Ivory DMC floss and colored it with my new Bubble Gum Liquid Color. It colors beautifully!  
 Pretty awesome, right?
So after the thread was done, I painted circles on the canvas using Bubblegum Liquid Color and a Large Water Brush.  I didn't worry about symmetry and perfection because I wanted to maintain the whimsy of this design. I doodled some circles onto the Canvas Sheet (cut to size) and over the pink circles to mimic the design of the stamp using the Journey Silver Marker.  I love using Canvas Sheets when I'm hand stitching cards because the canvas is so giving it doesn't leave pierce holes like cardstock does.  It's a perfect surface for mixed media and fun ink techniques!  

After that, I took some of the pink thread and a needle and stitched some stitches onto the circle edges.  I did this with both the pink and black thread.  When the background was complete, I set out to create the flowers and the top layers of the card.  
I stamped the three flowers onto Whip Cream Cardstock using Black Licorice Ink.  I colored them with a mix of Bubblegum Liquid Color and Sparkle Silk.  This combination creates an amazing sparkle pink!
After stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the flowers (this stamp set is available with a coordinating die set too), I laid the flowers out onto the Vellum panel so that I could arrange a pleasing design.  I stamped the sentiment into position and attached the flowers with Small Foam Squares.
To finish the card off, I applied Journey Glaze onto the flowers and the sentiment, added some Silver Scalloped Sparkle washi tape and tied some Black Twine onto the bottom.  I mounted this panel onto Watermelon Fusion Cardstock and then attached the whole stamped panel onto a Whip Cream card base.  Adding a little pink Sweet Candy Drop finished the card off!
 All of the products featured in this card creation can be purchased in my shop.  Just click the items listed above and you'll be directed to each item.  Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this "Made the Cut" project.  I'll be back in a few minutes to share another "Made The Cut" creation!  Toodles!  


  1. Every time I see this card reposted I love it all over again. The stitching on the background is really AMAZING!!!


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