One of the challenges Mike set last year (Thanksgiving) was to make something to depict what we feel Thankful for. I decided not to do a card for a change and instead made this page to go into Millie’s scrapbook. The 12×12 paper is perfect for this and having the seahorses on there made this eligible for this challenge. Obviously it’s all photos of my son, Stuart, with Millie and it’s equally obvious how ‘thankful’ he is to have her in his life.
Mike went on a cruise a while back, his ship was called Norwegian Jewel and our task was to include jewels with any stamps (or no stamps at all) using the ship as inspiration.
I made the background using the shaving foam technique (loads of instructions/videos out there to demonstrate this) and then die cut with the large Spellbinders Lattice die. The drop-out bits were so pretty I decided to use them as ‘waves’ in front of the ship which is embossed in silver and fussy-cut. The night sky is studded with ‘stars’ and I added a cloisonné circle stamped in yellow as a moon.
You can see here the sketch given to work from and my interpretation of it. The kraft card is stamped with the Cloisonné circle using versamark ink and a brushing of gold mica powder. The three strips are some designer paper with the same stamp randomly scattered over it. Main panel – the Lily background coloured with the pointillism technique we’d just been shown at Stamp Club.