Thursday, July 25, 2013

fard: verb

To paint (the face) with cosmetics
Electric Paperie - eTeam picks challenge
Teresa Jaye picked the challenge this go around and it is
Use Papers from your Kitchen in a Collage

hmmm? I knew I had napkins I could use for this challenge because I collect and hoard napkins like I do pretty scrapbook paper, lol 
So I chose this one, because it had a retro funky feel to it.

I didn't intend for this to be so Autumn looking...but the turkey along with the color combination really brings that out. Maybe because I had Shaz's color challenge on my mind is the reason I took out this napkin to use but I did try and make it not so Thanksgiving looking by adding one of my favorite sentiments:
I dream of a better world where a chicken can cross the road
without his motives being questioned.

I used some Gelli print paper for the word strips, ( love the color layers ) and painted the background out first with acrylic paint and then added a layer of twinkling H2o's over it.

I used a pearl pen for the outlining and doodling of the edges, I love that you can get different effects from this particular pen. If I lay down the dots and then gently tap my board on my table top, the drops flatten out ( inside the turkey's body ) but if I leave them alone they hardened to a nice raised edged ( the outlines and drops ).

also entering this in:
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - #46 Autumn Colors

Apple Barrel - acrylic paint
Viva D├ęcor - Pearl pen
Copics -marker
LuminArte' - Twinkling H20's

Paper Smooches -  July 22-28 Picture Perfect challenge

I was very drawn to the colors and to the sun, so I spritzed my background with 2 shades of ink to simulate the sun, and since it was a beach picture I was inspired to use the cute little whale. The front of the card was run through the computer to print out the sentiment.

After stamping, coloring and cutting him out I sliced my paper and slid him into the water, I could have masked it but I preferred the paper piecing route. I really like a little dimension on my cards.

Paper Smooches - Surf and Turf stamp set
Ranger - Dylusion ink sprays, Distress stains
StazOn ink
pattern paper - misc. from stash


Jean said...

I have some old napkins I have saved as well. I need to look for ways to use them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pam said...

Very cute Sandee! Love the bright sun and how you slid the whale into the water. I love dimension too!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sandee,waving hi from the flatness of Michigan! Saw you linked up at Sparkles so came to say hello! Love the turkey, very deep philosophy there,let's hope chickens and turkeys can cross the road in the future without fear! Thanks for playing along with us this month, see you next time.


Mary Pat Siehl said...

what awesome projects!!!

Winnie said...

Sandee:This made me smile, as I thought I was alone in my hoarding of fun and pretty napkins. We have a Christmas Tree shop where they sell gorgeous ones for sooo cheap. I never thought to use them on my cards or work! Love the whale card with the fun sunset!

Nana said...

Too cute. Love that whale.
Have a creative day.
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wwilloww said...

Both your cards are great but my absolute fave thing is that sentiment about the chicken!!!

Meggymay said...

Two super projects, love the bird on the first one, great colours as well.

MaryH said...

Loved your napkin card. Especially enjoyed that particular sentiment, it is so apt in our world today!! Clever you. Enjoyed reading about your use of the pearl pens. I like that I can just do 'pearls' with them (well, sometimes!!! LOL). Never tried tapping to level them out. Hmmm...also loved your sun card too. Check out where it fits in the theme. TFS & Hugs. Stay cool.

Teresa Jaye said...

ooooo, I just LOVE using napkins on my projects and this turkey is perfect on yours! Love the gelli print papers and how you enhanced the turkey with the pearl pen too! So glad you joined the challenge at eclectic Paperie!
You whale card is great too! So bright and pretty - that spritz of yellow is perfect!

Katie said...

I really love the turkey napkins you used here! And the sentiment is too funny!

I really love your card too, the whale is so cute!

Micki said...

Love how you used the napkin. Awesome idea to use Twinkling H2O's on top. Thanks so much in joining the eTeam in our eP Picks Challenge.

Unknown said...

love your sunset scene with the whale.... made me smile :-)

Wida said...

Oh love the splashes in the background especially knowing its how a whale spray would really work. It's so fresh and happy too because of the colors you chose. Thanks for playing pSS!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Love the sun/spray and the placement of the cute whale.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Absolutely love your splattered sunset!!!

Tracy said...

Waving hi from the hills in Scotland Sandee...I hoard napkins too and loving your turkey art along with the quote!!
Oooh what a beautiful job the pearl pen makes..not to mention that stunner of a whale card.
Thank you for sharing over on the eP Blog Sandee.
Big hugs
Tracy xxc

ionabunny said...

Love the sentiment on the turkey card. Very fun art

Jo said...

Fabulous make! Love the sentiment!
Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I LOVE how you've created that sun with the misting/spraying! FABBBBBBBB!!! I love that whale too! SUPER cute card:)
THANKS so much for playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge <3 ps... super sorry about being late in leaving my comment! Hope you will join in the fun again soon!!!