I'm late for the reminder, but I will tell you why in a minute.
I decided to use Grafitti by Paper Pretties for my reminder card because the stencils I used went with her perfectly. I enjoyed playing with my new spritzer to achieve something approaching an air brushed look, or trying to, so I played with it again. It is funny that I ordered this from Create and Craft - first thing I have ordered for a couple of years - and they rang me afterwards and tried to interest me in joining their club at £80 per year on free 3 months trial, it was difficult persuading them I really didn't want to do this!
Anyway back to the card, I printed out Grafitti on white card twice, cut one out for a mask and applied spray repositionable glue, when it was dry I dabbed it on my arm a few times so it wasn't so sticky then stuck it over the image. Then I used a Creative Expressions "That special touch of..." mask of a scene with clouds, a sun and roof tops - perfect to go with a new rainbow. I taped it down and used my spritzer and three colours of blue Promarkers to spray the sky, then two colours of yellow for the sun, and a darker blue for the house windows.
Without removing the first stencil I put a Prima raindrops stencil over the top and spritzed grey through it - you need some rain and sun to make a rainbow after all.
Then I removed the stencils and masks to reveal the image (thankfully intact) and coloured it with Promarkers. I didn't colour it first in case the stencilling went wrong, I would rather throw it away without having done all that colouring (or rescue it maybe but that wasn't necessary). I cut it out and matted it onto dark blue leather effect card, added one of the sentiments that comes with the image and a piece of ribbon, sprinkled with glitter to mop up any stray DST!
Paper Pretties is one of our three sponsors at Quirky Crafts this time (the other two are Limited Runs and Robyn's Fetish), and all you need to do is use a stencil or mask or feature a mask or masked character on your project, or cheat like Lyn!
I have entered the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Cards Galore - use a digi (Month of July)
So why was I late? We attended a fete for Canon's House in Devizes yesterday, I spent all week making Aunt Sally then getting stuff ready for my stall, and all day there yesterday. Canon's House is a short stay respite home for disabled children and is a wonderful place for them, and it really needs some funds to do parts of the garden up and buy equipment.
I think it was the 40th anniversary, I could be wrong, anyway the theme was the 70's and the scarecrow trail.
Shaun, Mum and Dad looking for jobs when we arrived.
Dad sweeping the front path, Mum supervising!
In the front room some of the scarecrows waiting to go to their places, I know this guy!
Batman with Fred and Wilma.
I have no idea who these two are, many people felt the same but one girl told me she was certain they were Torville and Dean, I was thinking Dolly Parton!
Darth Vader not wearing his helmet - just chillin'!
This is the back of it, it says Tree Pirate.
This was my stall set up, Mum supervising again!
I bought myself a wire card stand which arrived just in time, last year I borrowed some cardboard stands but I think they have gone from the shop now. I actually have my entire card stock here due to the committee not approving of any of it for the shop, although it has been selling in the shop until recently! I decided to have a special offer - buy 5 for the price of 4. As it happens I sold the grand total of 4 cards which was a big improvement on the 1 card I sold her last year! If I had had a 60th birthday card and silver wedding anniversary card I would have sold 6! But never mind - it was an enjoyable day and lots of people came to look and talk and loads of them liked my cards.
This was the surplus craft supplies side of the stall, I had a buy 3 for the price of two offer here but only sold a couple of things, and you can see Mum shopping - yes she bought £5 worth and got her freebies. I didn't really expect to sell anything much - I didn't last year and it isn't really the right place but it got me to sort it all out.
Aunt Sally joined Worzel Gummidge on the swings!
Erny and ???? maybe, Sesame Street I think!
Look at the view behind!
This was a very friendly dog who was with the steam organ people.