Good friends of ours back in NJ have sold their home in northern NJ and have built a home in southern NJ. I couldn't let the occasion go by without acknowledging this special time in their life.
The base card is light blue. Using 'Polka Dotty' Studio 490 stencil and Picket Fence distress ink I created a cloud effect. A black Fude Ball pen was used to draw irregular lines around the border. I find that if I use my left (non-dominant) hand to do this the lines are more irregular.
The brown layer was actually much lighter originally but a few swipes through Vintage Photo distress stain and paint added the darkness I needed and dimension because of the depth of each product.
White mixed media cardstock was coated with gesso then swiped through Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Vintage Photo distress stains that had been splotched onto my non-stick craft sheet. I heat set the colors then spritzed whatever was left on the craft sheet with water and kept building the layers of color until I was satisfied (and my craft sheet was clean!). The house and message were stamped in Jet Black archival ink and are from Studio 490's 'Homemade Art' SCS031.
I placed Tim Holtz' mini rays stencil over the house and smudged in yellow, orange and red distress inks. After each layer was dry I replaced the stencil and smeared Studio 490 Translucent Embossing Paste through it. Again, let dry before applying this layer to the brown layer. The black Fude Ball pen was also run around the edge, this time with my right hand because I wanted a bit more control.
We wish them an abundance of sunshine and blue skies as they go about making many wonderful memories in their new home!