Sending a Bouquet

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-10-2

I recently lost a dear friend … one who made sure that the scrappers in the Flint area stayed together after all of our stores closed. Unfortunately, since I was just a few days from surgery and couldn’t risk getting sick, I wasn’t able to attend the funeral or visitation. I decided rather than sending flowers, I would send money to help the family with expenses, but I wanted the card to still represent the flowers.

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-4

I started with a large manila tag, sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray using stencils and some of the techniques learned from Dyan Reaveley. I kept adding layers of ink, drying in between each layer, until I liked the result.

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-5

Then, I topped it off with the Dylusions Mica Spray …

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-6

I love the soft shimmer the new Mica Spray provides …

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-8

I trimmed the tag to fit my card and inked the edge with Distress Ink.

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-7

I cut out wildflowers from black cardstock using the new Tim Holtz dies.

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-9

I used the leftover paper as a stencil and inked in some shadows on the card.

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-10

Then, I used the Xyron to adhere the die cuts to the card.

sympathycard_by_Candy_Spiegel-10-2

I love how it turned out … what do you think?

Mini Canvases

I first saw tiny canvases a few months ago. Just 2-inches square, I thought they were adorable, but had no idea what to do with them.

I also had a shelf that was just missing something …

Alas, my brain finally put the two together and I created this …

IMGP3275

These little canvases are perfect for filling in that tall space above the things on my little shelf.IMGP3273

I sprayed the canvases with Dylusions Ink Sprays. Once dry, I lightly painted white paint over the top. Then, I added just a hint of ink. And, used a Wendy Vecchi stencil and Ranger Texture Paste to add some birds to the top. As a final touch, I went over parts of them with a little Distress Ink.

I used Command Picture Hanging Strips to hang the canvases so I didn’t damage my shelf.

I love how they turned out … what do you think?