Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time with Chase
Last night I had a chance to spend some time with my youngest, just me and him. I love these times when it just can be me and him, him and me, as I know they are getting fewer and far between. After our trip to the zoo, dinner and Target, I asked him what he wanted to do next. He said, "let's make a card for a challenge!" Ahh, that's my boy! So together we chose to participate Jessica Frost's Instagram Hop Challenge! (I am totally addicted to Instagram now, my link is on the sidebar.)
We each did our own design, so I chose to play with Wplus9's Bountiful Blooms Dies. I ran the combined dies twice with vanilla cardstock, then colored the images with Copics and adhered the arrangement onto a speckled vanilla card base. I didn't really have a plan, so it is a rather random arrangement, but I did use all the colors in the inspiration palette. It was fun to create a card with dies only, and I love the sentiment. I'm also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Inspired by a Song. Adele's Hello has been one of my favorite songs lately!
Now onto Chase's card for the challenge, he chose the stamps and the dies and the design. I could tell he had a plan and he executed it!
Gah, I think it is the cutest! He used Lil' Inkers Robot Builders Stamp Set and Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangle Dies, and the flower on the belly he drew himself! I helped him use the MISTI and watched him carefully with my beloved Copics, but he did a great job.
Chase is also entering this one into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!
Finally, I have another card for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge: Watercolor Resist.
This was a tough challenge me, I wanted to give up but didn't. I layered yellow, then green and then blue watercolors, with layers of rubber cement masks in between. I ended up with a boy or guy birthday card, which is much needed, so I guess it works!
It is an unnaturally beautiful, warm and sunny day here in Wisconsin so I'm going to get out and enjoy the weather and not list the supplies I used, but please feel free to email me or comment with questions!