Wednesday 4 April 2018

Video Collab #2 with Gerry van der Velden

We chose Spring as our theme and we made each other's backgrounds.
I got a pretty watercolored one from Gerry. with lots of shine from Pixie powder she used.
In it I could see a meadow and maybe a wheat field? so that's how I approached it.
I printed a digital Stamp from C.C. Design (Chicky girl) onto the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and had the Scan N Cut do the cutting. It didn't like the sentiment and chopped it in half, so I left it out ..I think it;s because my mat isn't very sticky anymore, although I taped down the paper with painter's tape, it still shifted.

After cutting I colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers. It may be called Chicky girl, but I made it into a granny...even tough I see lots of girls with grey hair these days. I earned all my grey hairs, and am not painting it, but as a teen I would never opt for silver/grey hair!
Then I diecut the meadow border from Lawn Fawn from the background and filled in the  missing bit on the cardbase with Distress inks (Cracked pistachio), so it's not too obvious..In fact you can't see anything is missing ;-) Cut the panel to size.
I also used the tulip and butterfly from the die set and the Versamagic background I made earlier .
Adhered the watercolor panel to the background and then the image with taperunner. Mounted the grassy border with foam tape and placed it on top. I used some liquid glue dots on the tulip and butterflies.

For Gerry's video, see this


  1. These are great! Does Gerry have a blog?

    1. yes it's and thank you