Saturday, April 9, 2016

All new!

"All new" meaning I made this 100% today, unlike many of the things I'm just catching up on posting.  I have have not had solid craft time-- just tinkering here and there, and spring sports aren't even in full-swing yet!  GEEEZZZ... my kids are going to start forcing me out to the shack because I'll start turning into a huge bi... big grumpy lady!

Supplies and notes:
  • I started off by using a Martha Stewart stencil to mask off the circle, then I sponged Liquitex Gesso into the opening and heat-set
  • Next I swiped Tim's DI in Evergreen Bough across the area and used Scattered Straw around the circumference, then squirted with water.  Actually, I spritzed lightly at first, but it actually reacted so well on the gesso'd area that I ended up getting generous with the spritzing, then quickly dried with the heat tool to minimize the weirdness of heavy kraft absorption...
  • The stripes at the edge were made using another Martha stencil and gesso
  • The die-cuts are from a Simple Stories summer pack. I stamped the "Destination" tag with my little $3 Target alphabet in ColorBox Archival in Coral. 
This will go away to camp this summer.  I am filling out registrations for one kid today!  

I will share this at:


  1. Your little camper will love getting this happy mail this summer! Great way to highlight the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous colors and use of the sketch! Amazing!

  3. These colors look lovely with kraft. Great take on the sketch too!

  4. kraft and that color
    again cool use the sketch Mimi
    you are rock
    I pass this sketch and you did it great....