Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Designed2Delight Artist's Challenge - August {#2}

I have another creation for the Designed2Delight Artist's Challenge today. If you participated last week, you would have received this image, 'Happy Harvest', free, if not you can pick it up at Faith's digi shop HERE, and then post your creation to her blog before Thursday, midnight EST. Then you will get next week's freebie in your inbox Friday morning automatically! It's a sweet deal!
Here is my creation:

Yes, I know it is not Clean and Simple! I just can't do it! LOL!

This time I created a mask for my image by printing out a second image, cutting it out, and gently adhering it over my main image. I stamped over the mask with my PTI Text Style II stamp, and then stippled around it with More Mustard. Then I unmasked it, watercolored the scene with SU inks and an aqua brush, sewed around the panel, and then added clear embossing to the pumpkins and wheat sprigs.
Please note that you should sew before doing the embossing. On my first attempt, I did the heat embossing, and then tried to sew, but the presser foot on the machine would drag against the raised, slick shine, and my stitches tore throught the cardstock. It was AWEFUL!! So I had to start over! Boo-hiss!

The second issue I had, and most frustrating, was when I adhered the background patterned paper to the mat of Moss cs.
I was out of runner adhesive, and so was the store when I went to buy some. So I bought a tube of ELMER'S (so called) Papercraft and CardMaking Glue for $2. It was in the papercrafting glue and adhesive aisle after all! And, it's Elmer's....who make glue.....right??
Wrong! It warps the paper!! DO NOT BUY IT!! It is a waste of money!!
Another BOO-HISS!!
So, once again, I had to start over! I used some 2-way glue, and bam...perfectly flat and beautiful!
Glue is super important when creating handmade paperarts. It has to dry fairly quickly, clearly, and most importantly FLAT. Elmer's needs to catch up with the times! We are not in Kindergarten!

Okay, that's it out of my mouth! LOL!

Have a VERY creative day!!

Thinking of You Fall Card
3-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches
stamps: D2D 'Happy Harvest' digital stamp; PTI Bkgd Basics: Text Style II; Hero Arts sentiment
papers: Mellow Moss, Really Rust, Vanilla cs; Autumn Vine dsp; watercolor paper
ink: Mustard, Rust, Artichoke, Choc Chip, Basic Black; Chamomile Tea Dye; Versamark
etc: clear ep, half pearls, sewing machine


  1. Sorry about your troubles with the glue and sewing. How discouraging, but I must say you made a great save Sherrie. I am so glad you kept at it until things went right. This card is beautiful!

  2. Love your card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!


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