Flying High

Oh how I love Mondays thanks to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!
I hope you are waiting as impatiently as I do to see what the DT has created.

This week we'd like to TRANSPORT IT anyhow.

You can be a random winner of $50 as always and spend it in SSS Store!

My card is an old fashion transport - a huge hot air balloon. 
I love this stamp from Remnants set (thanks, Sandra!) 
just because it's really big and bold and can be a great focal point.
Here below I have written steps to make this card by yourself.

1. Take a watercolor paper as your card base. 
2. Stamp the Rings with clear embossing powder 
and apply Black Embossing Powder, heat to melt the powder. 
3. Apply Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen on the background. 
4. Stamp any pattern randomly to give more depth. 
5. Smear the edges with Black Soot Distress Crayon.
Your background is ready!

6. Stamp the Balloon on a watercolor paper and cut it out.
7. Color the top in red and the bottom in yellow.
8. Cover the top red with clear embossing powder making it glossy.
9. For more interest place small dots with Nuvo Drops around the balloon 
and adhere it with 3D dots to get dimension.

10. Cut out your sentiment from a watercolor paper.
11. Color it in red and adhere to the background.
12. Cover them with Glossy Accents giving glossy finish and deep color.
Your card is ready!!!

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Hi there in the middle of February and welcome to another 

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Let's start with my project which I hope will be 
an inspiration for some of you.
I know there is an endless quantity of crafting tools on the market 
and I own a lot of them too. I love my Big Shot, I love all the dies, a heating tool, brushes, my trimmer, hot glue gun and all this stuff but... 
SCISSORS is what I still love the most!
Those who know me and my crafting work, know that I'm able to cut out 
almost everything with my big scissors and sometimes it looks quite crazy :-)
The most crazy thing is that my fave scissors are this one:

The largest from IKEA scissors set... Yeap! 
I know there are lots of much better ones on the market 
but I can only work with those and my friends kidding 
they're for chicken cutting not for such a small details.
Well, what can I say... :-)

So I made this canvas panel working much with fussy cutting.
This beautiful botanical elements come from Nature Sketchbook Collection 
by Graphic 45 which I received as a B-day gift from my crafty friends.
I was dreaming of this collection and almost couldn't cut it. 

I started with making my background. 
I wanted it with natural earth colors as a soft base 
for the vibrant and juicy green leaves. 
I covered it with a thin layer of gesso and put Grit Paste
through the Ringer stencil on two corners and then randomly 
on the rest of the surface. Let it dry and started to applying Infusions 
and Distress Paints adding a lot of water. Left it to dry while started to fussy-cutting the leaves, butterflies and other insects. 
Yes, everything with my big scissors :-)
That wasn't easy and it took me some time but the effect is cool.
The details are awesome on this paper collection, you definitely have to try!

I placed all the elements on my panel 
and adhered them with 3D dots and glue.
Some of the details was covered with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker 
which gives such a brillant finish, I love this little magical pen!

Well, here come some close ups of the details... Have fun!