Tuesday, June 14, 2011

hello friend

hello friend kit 1 and kit 2 

Its the middle of the month, which means more projects and inspiration from the Avocado Arts design team, including a sneak peek of the next kit!

Today’s card uses stamps from both Sunshine and Smiles and kit 2. Can you figure out which ones are which? :)

canvas and die template

I had to use those clouds, again. But they are so versatile, I just cannot help myself. :) I started with canvas and a Spellbinders Rectangles Large die template.

canvas and paint

I used paint dabbers from Adirondack on the canvas. I applied in one direction. You can see the coverage it creates. It is not solid coverage. The paint does not flow from the end, like I was expecting. Honestly, I will take the foam topper off and just use the paint. The paint itself is fantastic! Great coverage, colors, and quick to dry!

paint on stamp

For the clouds, I applied Adirondack white paint to the solid cloud image from Sunshine and Smiles. Using a foam brush gives me a chance to spread the paint more evenly across the stamp. And don’t worry about “ruining” your stamp. It cleans up easily.

clouds on canvas

Here are the clouds on the canvas. Pretty cool look, huh?

stamping over clouds again

I decided that I wanted a couple of the clouds to pop out a bit more. So, I stamped over the clouds with a second coat of paint. And reason number 1 million to love about photopolymer stamps; you can see through to line up the image!!

To finish off the card, I stamped the open cloud image in watermark ink on the card base, added some super bright chevron patterned paper (SWOON!), and a stamped and Copic colored little birdie. Oh, and the sentiment…it was stamped in black ink onto the canvas. Its a little faded, which works for me in this instance.

And now, what you have been waiting for…the sneak peek of Kit #2!!
Kit 2 Peek
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Check out the rest of the team:
Avocado Arts Blog
AJ Otto
Latisha Yoast
Julia Stainton
Becky Oehlers

thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Avocado Arts (Sunshine and Smiles, Hello Friend), Canvas (Canvas Corp 12x12), Paint-Ranger (Adirondack Paint Dabber-Pool, White), Cardstock-Bazzill, Copic Xpress, Patterned paper-My Mind’s Eye (Lime Twist Fly a Kite 6x6), Ink-Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black) (Versamark Watermark), Copic-R22, R24, R27, YR07, Spellbinders-Rectangles Large


sonyaeverding said...

cute card love the canvas idea

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this card, the canvas is perfect! {hugs} and hope you're feeling better!

Lacey said...

Love this card!! What a great idea. I need to work on canvas more and incorporating it into my projects!

AJ said...

fabulous tutorial Kimberly! LOVE how you did that!! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOODNESS--what a fabulous idea! LOVE that canvas and the way you used those stamps:) FUN!

Rox-Ann said...

Super card love the painting on canvas great tutorial!

Michelle Ogdahl said...

Love the card! Super cool tutorial. Fabulous technique using paints with the stamps...love clear stamps!

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