Sunday, June 21, 2009

I hope everyone had good times with their fathers/husbands! We had a pretty good day. I got up to make a large brunch for Matt - the girls helped me make sausage and sausage gravy, bacon, hash browns, biscuits, eggs, fresh fruit and mini cinnamon rolls. Then we had the girls outside for a while and before you knew it, it was time to finish dinner. While I did that Matt went to pick up the new fish tank. We had BBQ ribs, corn on the cob and cheesy potatoes. Then Matt got the idea that he wanted to go to some batting cages so we with to this place called the Golf Dome. Matt, Madelyn and Grace hit some baseballs then we played a round of putt putt. It was interesting to play as Matt and I each had a baby in a snuggli strapped to us. Then to top it off we got some ice-cream on the way home. It was a pretty good day!
Here is the card I made for Matt for father's day:
I love to do reflective stamping - I haven't done is in awhile so I had fun doing this again.
With this card I did not have the exact right stamp that I wanted to use. This stamp is of a man and little boy but I wanted a little girl. So, I used my impress markers to color the areas of the image that I wanted to stamp and drew in the hair of a girl to make this image work for me. I used watercolor paints to do this image. Because I used the impress marker which is waterbased I did have a lot of running but it did seem to work for this image.
Reflective stamping is a great way to get more out of your stamps. What you do is stamp the image onto wax paper and place it where the relfection needs to be on the paper ink side down. Use a bryer to rub the image onto the paper. This will be a lighter outline in some cases - it works for me. But if you want it darker go over the image with an artist pen.
Stamps Used: Seaside sketches by SU
Cardstock & Papers: Always Artichoke, white and black cardstock, designer paper from a fall stack
Ink: Palette - Noir
Accessories: brads, wax paper, watercolors, impress markers, artist pen
Techniques: reflective stamping, watercolor painting


peggysue said...

Great job with the reflective stamping, that is a technique I have never tried. Thanks for sharing and I like the little girl you created. Sounds like you made Father's Day special. You are such a great mom!

Linda Borneman said...

Leona, I love this Father's Day card! I never would've known that the stamp was of a little boy and his father! You did a great job turning him into a girl! LOL And your watercoloring is fabulous! Just beautiful!