Friday, April 4, 2014

INCOMING! What a Rainy Day Produces!


Play time in PSE11 practicing some newly learned techniques. I know, I know… ABC stuff for some of you, but I was like…. “Hey! I can DO this!!”
Oh, and I have a card to share too!

So, the other day while helping #2 son get some brochures made, searching YouTube for just the right tutorial, I came across Jack. Jack has quite a few, easy to follow videos…and he speaks ‘easy to understand’ PS talk! I’ll give you a link in a bit…but first let me show you what I did.

Do you ever have a photo that you wish just had a little more this or that? I’m not talking actions, but like the sky just needs some clouds or something!

{remember, right clicking on a picture will bring
it up larger in another window for easier viewing}


These are some pictures #3 son took in Wyoming. Now, while they’re beautiful in their own way, I thought the mountain lake scene needed a better sky! I took the clouds from the lower inset picture and added them to the mountain lake! Ta Daaaa!


I also had a little fun with the ‘cloud’ photo. I was thinking…. “what if you’re standing there, taking in all God’s creation, snapping pics left and right…when all of a sudden…..INCOMING!”




Remember my beloved barn? Sure changes the look, doesn’t it!


So, as promised, here is Jack’s YouTube link. From there you can go to his web site and Facebook page.

And, now… the card I made today!

Our Daily Bread designs

I found a new challenge on Splitcoast, Mixability! Today’s challenge was to use tulips and at least 3 different mediums. I used Gesso, Re-inkers to water color, Acrylic Paint and ink!

Our Daily Bread designs

While the Gesso dried on several pieces of white cardstock, I got my  die base of ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern cut and dry embossed the card base. I embossed the verse from Sentiment Collection 3 and aging used the VFP die. See all those piercings? The dies do that!! How COOL is that!

I stamped and embossed Tulip Corner on the gesso’d paper and water colored with re-inkers and a little white acrylic paint. After I was satisfied, I ironed them between copy paper. This melts the embossing and just gives it a cool look! It’s called Batik. {anyone do that in art class? I did and was it ever fun!}

Well, that’s it for today! It’s still dreary out. And oh my….  so much mud! I hate mud! It’s NO fun doing chores!! When and if the llamas come out of the barn I’m sure they’ll be looking for the Ark!

Until next time….

Thanks for stopping!




Becky said...

what great photos..and what a gorgeous card, I just love that sentiment.