Well, we survived a busy weekend, and this week has been off to an equally busy start.
I've actually had some time to get to the craft cave and be creative, though, and I'm excited about that! I was making up for some lost time while enjoying a little vacation, and the 4th of July holiday.
It's been pretty nice in the 'ol craft cave, as our weather has been H-O-T and HUMID!
Summer has definitely arrived, but I'm not complaining one bit! It was a long, cold winter, and
I'm going to enjoy the hot weather while we've got it!
Here's what I came up with for our recent Flower Soft challenge, which is to use their paper coated wire in an unusual way on our projects. I immediately thought of curly hair, and had the idea in my head to use the wire for curls and coat it with a mixture of Flower Soft colors for texture.
Sounds like a plan, right? YOU tell me...
This sweet little image is from PK-209 Life is Good Babies from Peachy Keen Stamps, and the sentiment is from PK-208 Hey Baby. I paper pieced the little cutie, and colored her with Copic Markers. For her hair, I colored the paper coated Flower Soft Wires with a dark brown Copic marker, and then wound a length of the wire around the end of my paper piercing tool to make a tiny spiral. Once I had all of my spirals created, I bent them to follow the flow of my baby girl's curls, and proceeded to coat them with Flower Soft Glue and Flower Soft Ultra Fine Sprinkles in Earth color, and I added in just a tiny bit of Flower Soft Ultra Fine Sprinkles in Toffee color, just for a subtle pop of contrast or highlight in her hair. After each curl had dried, I glued it directly to the paper with additional Flower Soft Glue.
Finishing this card was just a matter of coordinating the background paper to the paper piecing I did. I added some hand stitching to the edges of the green panel and finished everything off with ribbon, and rhinestones. I did layer the paper pieces for some added dimension, and I've got to tell you about the SUPER HELPFUL tiny foam pads that allowed me to layer and add dimension without having to cut larger foam pads down to size. I used these teeny, tiny, and versatile Kool Tak 1/8 x 1/8 x 1/16 size square foam pads and I LOVED them!! They were so handy, and since they are cut into squares, there's no waste at all, AND there's a whopping 1360 foam squares in this one little package So "KOOL"!
Here's a close up look at the Flower Soft detail on her hair.
Thanks for dropping by today. Stop by on Friday, because I've got a gorgeous shaker card to share with you using more Flower Soft and Kool Tak products!
Have a glorious day and HAPPY STAMPIN'!!