Thursday, May 29, 2014

Colorful Storybook Critters with Avery Elle

Happy almost Friday;)  It's time for me to share 2 cards that I made with the Avery Elle Storybook set!  This set (which has coordinating dies) is full of sweet animals with a little bit of vintage feel.  Super cute!  

For my first card, I paired the stamps with dies and stamps from the Weather It set.  Like they say, water off a duck's back, right?  I stamped my brace of ducks (with a little masking) and gave them some reverse die cut clouds.  I made a custom cloud that was big enough to fit my sentiment by cutting the two small cloud dies multiple times.  I hope this card brings a little comfort to someone:)


My second card is a bit of an experiment.  Oftentimes, my experiments end up in the trash can, but I really like how this turned out!  When I was making it, I was thinking of the Velveteen Rabbit.  I started off my blending a rectangle onto the card base with Distress Inks (I masked off the rectangle).  Then I used my watercolors to paint a rainbow over the rectangle.  Above the rainbow, I sprinkled a bit of plain water.  I also painted the edges of the rectangle with some plain water to soften them up.  


Here's a little closer look at the coloring.  I'm sure there are real artists and teachers out there cringing at my technique (or lack thereof), but I really like the messy look:)  I even painted my Velveteen Rabbit with a little gray paint.  


That's it for me!  Big thanks for dropping in!  Take care and see you again soon!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

4 comments:

  1. These are both so ADORABLE! Love how you did the rainbow...simply, amazing!

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  2. These are so cute! I just love that gaggle of geese and yay for experiments!

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  3. OMGosh, JJ...your cards are fabulous! I love how you paired the Storybook set with Weather It on your first card, and your rainbow is just beautiful on your 2nd card! Both are so sweet!
    Thank you so much for your lovely note...you are such a great friend, and know just how to 'Make My Day'! Hugs to you!

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  4. Super sweet! I have to ink up my set!

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