This card meets three challenges: MIX55 "Clear Love" - to incorporate a clear element, F4A208 "Show a little sunshine" - to show a little happiness to someone who brings sunshine to your day! A pick me up card, a sunny card, a happy sentiment...that's what we want to see today!, and WT466 "Red, Red, Red" - go red! It can be a little red or a lot of red.
The background piece is heavy mixed media paper that I sponged with Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire Distress Paints. I sprayed some water before the paint dried and ran over it with my fingers to blend. When that dried, I sponged Mustard Seed through a stencil that had rays coming out from the center, but they were too long. I wiped off as much as I could and sponged more Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire, adding a little Picket Fence, too. I sponged and misted and wiped until I got something I could live with.
I cut the MB Leafy Branch die twice, coloring one with a Frayed Burlap marker, and glued them together to form the tree. This is the first piece I placed in my scene, attaching it to the background by gluing the "trunk" only. Next came the Die-namic Picket Fence.
The IO house, doors and windows were cut, then I placed the door and window dies onto the house and cut the spaces for them. I backed the house with a piece of acetate and adhered the door and windows. I added a piece of scrap dsp behind the windows for curtains and attached it to the background, adhering it directly along the bottom and using small pieces of foam tape for dimension along the roof line.
I cut the IO clouds from a Styrofoam tray and glued them behind the tree branches. I used the Die-namics Grassy edges to cut some scrap dsp twice, and added it along the fence. I also cut another branch from the same paper and used pieces of it to fill in the tree. A few of the branches and leaves are attached to the background with rolled glue dots. The flowers are 3/8ths in circles cut with my Crop-a-dile and formed with a stylus. There is a small dot of Stardust pen in the center of each. They are glued down with Crafter's Choice adhesive. I punched and trimmed a MS border out of dull silver paper and glued it to the front of the house.
THEN I decided to add the sentiment. Not the best planning, but it worked out okay. It was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with detail white ep.
The piece is adhered to a white card base using foam tape for dimension.
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 GMT Views: 1955
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 5572
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 @ 9:40 AM
Oh this is fantastic. All the little details are so cleaver. Using the styrafoam trey for clouds is a great idea, and now I need to check my branch die cuts to see if any can double as trees. Your cardclooks terrific. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas.
Registered: May 23, 2003 Location: Ontario, Oregon Posts: 7274
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 @ 10:22 AM
This delightful! Love your little red cottage and the fun yard and garden. This one is a "framer", to quote a dear friend when she sees something that is worthy of being put in a frame. Thanks for sharing this smile-maker.
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 42067
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 @ 2:23 PM
I love your red house and the wonderful scene. I really thought there was a complete tree behind the house. You're so clever. I love the tulips, my fave flower, and the sky looks great. You've created a super scene.
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 23554
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 @ 2:26 PM
WOWZA Jody! This is awesome!! That red house with the acetate windows is adorable! I love the three colors used in the tree and the Styrofoam clouds..what a great idea!! And that sky..it's a masterpiece...it looks like they just had a storm and the clouds and sun are coming out..very cool!!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 @ 2:47 PM
Oh my gosh Jody! Your scenic card is incredible!!! So many amazing details! LOVE your wonderful little, teeny, tiny flowers! Your little red house looks amazing! Look at that tiny doorknob! Love your sky and the clouds are fantastic, may have to try styrofoam too! Love it all!!!