Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Colorful Houses

Hello from Roxie!
This card is a reminder on this cold snowy day turning to ice that the sun will shine again!

The sun was created by cutting a circle with a Spellbinder die to use as a mask and securing it in place and then sponging on the lightest color.  Lift the circle, place the circles stencil and secure then  place the circle die mask over it and apply molding paste, let dry while you clean the stencil then replace it over the molding compound and sponge on the darkest color.  Now sponge both colors on the panel.
The rays were created by masking off a group of three swirls on the stencil and sponging on the color and then repeating until all rays are sponged.

The blue horizon was created by sponging on acrylic paint.  Why the paint? - it's heavier than the ink and gives a solid coverage without blending which would create a green sky.

To create the hilly landscape stamp the background image on green cardstock and cut it apart according to the rounded patterns in the image, they were perfect for the hills.  The center hill sets on the card panel, the right hill is layered with one layer of extra cardstock pieces and the left hill with two extra layers.  The houses were layered up according to the hills layers so they wouldn't bend when attached.  Nothing worse than a house bending backwards!

As a last step to creating the panel the trees were punched, trimmed to tuck behind the houses and attached with tacky glue.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:  StampTangle Pattern Block J3713, Collaged Row Houses G3651
Paper: Remember When - black textured, Beckett Expressions Radiance (for houses), Georgia Pacific - smooth white, Bazzill - olive green
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Memento - Tuxedo Black (pad and marker to go around the houses edge), Chameleon Pens
Tools: 1/16" Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting to cut the blue border, Fiskars tree punch, cutting scissors, The Crafter's Workshop - circles stencil, Folk Art - swirls stencil, sponges, frosting knife for molding paste
Accessories: Aleene's tacky glue, foam tape, Ranger Acrylic Paint - Cloudy Blue, Golden Gel Mediums - molding paste

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