Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stampfest and Babysitting Gavin, July 25

On Saturday, July 25 we had the best time with our grandson, Gavin, who spent the night!
We are over the moon in love with our "happy chappy"!

Lynette and Doc came over for the day to meet him. Here are Lynette & Gavin.

Lynette and I were inspired by
Heather Telford's video: Adding dimension with a background stamp.
We inked our negative image flower stamp with tumbled glass distress ink.
Then we drew around the inner edges of the cut out flower image
with faded jeans distress marker.
We also drew around the outer edge of the stamp.
Stamps: Hero Arts E2758 Meadow Petals stamp,
from the Poetic Prints Pastel Petals set of four
Hampton Arts PS0747 Smallest Things

I forgot to use the marker around the outer edge of the stamp here.
The sentiment is stamped distress faded jeans ink.
Stamps: little flower-Hero Arts LL873 from Small Real Flowers quatros set
 and Stampabilities-Happy Birthday

This layout was inspired by Shari Carroll's post on Hero Arts.
The flower, script and birthday wishes are separate layers
adhered with dimensional foam.
The script and birthday wishes were stamped with stormy sky distress ink.
A pearl pen used for the accents.
Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin' Up! and unknown

Hermine at Viva Las Vegas Stamps is our inspiration for the watercolor trees.
We stamped with Lynette's watercolor crayons, 
spritzing the stamp before and after coloring directly onto the stamp with multiple colors.
After it dried, Lynette used a distress marker to outline the trees.
Stamp: Rubber Stampede:  A1604F Oak Tree

Here we switched to the Stampscapes Pine Tree 196F stamp
using the same technique, except that we didn't outline this tree.
We experimented with stamping a second and third generation,
by spritzing the crayon color filled stamp. 
Added splatters of watercolor to the top two cards.

Gavin's daddy and mommy, John and Emily, came on Sunday morning to take him home.
We can't wait till our next visit!


Hetty said...

Double pleasure! Lovely grandson and great cards, so far nothibng can go wrong!
Hope you can have him overnight again soon!

Lyngo said...

He is a cutie for sure ( cards are nice too - LOL ) . It has been a few years but I remember the first time we had our grandson to stay overnight . Such fun isn't it ?

Diane Bouse said...

Saw on FB that you would be watching Gavin. Yeah.

Love the trees you and Lynette made.