Friday, May 31, 2019

Our Design Team is expanding!

Please help me welcome our newest Design Team Memeber Bonnie Irvine!  You know her well on Vera Lane.  As a frequent poster, fabulous fan and guest designer we have all fallen in love with her vivid and happy colors.  Bonnie has brought such inspiration to our group and we felt she would be that extra dose of eye candy and add to our super fabulous team.

Bonnie will be sharing her creations on Saturdays and the rest of the team will keep their scheduled days.  Please support our hard-working design team members with your comments.  We are all here to help and inspire!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Watercolor creams with sequin waste

I love sequin waste.  It comes in a Mylar roll in various “sequin” sizes.  The holes are from where the sequins are punched.  They make amazing stencils and are great for backgrounds.

For this fast and easy background I layer a piece of sequin waste on my cardstock.  You can hold in place or tape down with washi tape to avoid any shifting.  I used a red watercolor cream, from Brea Reese and rubbed over the sequin waste, using it as a stencil.  I took a baby wipe and rubbed out some areas.  I repositioned the “stencil” and rubbed over the holes to leave some of the circular patterns showing.

The monochromatic background is just enough tp layer your card elements.  The little whimsical girl is from the Vera Lane Studio set “Give me some sugar”   Keeping this card in the red tones makes for a visually pleasing composition with very little effort!