Here is the package I received from Claudine. Bleubeard got a laugh at his name (Bleu as in roquefort cheese, beard as in not a mustache).
Inside were all these goodies, and an envelope containing die cuts like the pink one I show at the bottom right in the photo. And my first EVER white pen. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks beyond belief for these goodies, Claudine. I hope your surgery goes well today.
Here I was without gelatos, but took Claudine's advice and used some of my spray mists. Since I love hearts, I knew I had an abundance of stamps I could use.
For my first card, I considered dripping paint, since I have no watercolors in tubes, but the sprays won out instead. While that card was drying,
I did the same on my second card. But the gesso was so thick on this one, the sprays didn't want to stick, even after I sprayed the card three times, allowing it to dry in between times.
When the first card was dry, I randomly stamped using a heart button stamp. I try to be random, but I often forget to rotate the card or the stamp each time.
Next, I got out my 1" punch and colored the circle using one of my handmade mists I had used on my other card.
I should have cut and spritzed two of these circles while I was at it, because you can see I messed up on the first one, after I had already put everything except the stamp away. Yep, I'm anal!
For my second card, I used my three hearts I earlier attached to the back of another stamp When they didn't look good, I added the music heart and came up with a new sentiment.
Now all that was left was to create the sentiments on my computer and print them out to affix to the cards.
This one was spritzed with my handmade mist and reads "Love is in the air."
This one was spritzed with one of the colors I used on the card and reads "Love: music to my ears." I contemplated using my black oil pastel around the barely visible hearts, then realized a Sharpie would actually be a wiser choice, since it was the last thing I did.
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