Saturday, April 23, 2011

A sweet Birthday girl, a sale and a fragment!

Jay and Joy of the Inspiration Emporium are saying Happy Birthday to their sweet little Mama, who they actually call “big mama”!  To celebrate, they are having a store sale – 15% off your entire purchase by using the code bigmama at check out! 

The Emporium is also still having their monthly challenge (where you can win Idollars to spend at the store!!)  You can read about it at the Inspirational Journal (blog). 

Here’s another little card using a tag fragment from Fragment Charms

tweet1The stamp set is called Sweet Thang from Our Craft Lounge.  It’s such a perfectly cute spring set!  The patterned paper is Mabel  (again, yes, I know, but I LOVE it) but this time I changed it up a little using some Ranger Stains!  The original color of this paper is the blue strip in the middle – bright and fresh!!  I used Vintage Photo Stain on the first largest piece – I just quickly applied the stain (watered down a bit)  with a paintbrush  - I love the aged-paper look it gave!  Then for the smallest strip on the right, I used Wild Honey Stain – it has a little bit of an orange tinge to it.  You can go pretty light depending on how much water you dilute the stain with – and it still works perfectly!! 

The birds are colored with Copic markers and some highlights and texture are added with a colorless blender.


The log was covered with Crackle Accents to give a bit of wood-grain texture.  It’s a little hard to see in the photo – but it’s there!  (it’s the shiny stuff!)


And here’s a close-up of the fragment!  It’s a little cutey!!


Have a GREAT Easter!!! 


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