Monday, March 5, 2018

March Sneak Peek Release Day 1

Hi, Divas!  Toni here with you today to showcase the upcoming March releases Let's Do Lunch, Blooming Tree stencil and Flower Border die. These will be available this Friday in the shop but everything else I'm using is available now. Best start that wishlist!

I started by gathering my supplies and playing around with layout a bit. Take a look at the layout shown below and compare against the finished card. The bones are there but morphed a bit in the doing.

I started out by lightly brushing Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean on the background. I didn't worry about masking the tree since the colors are light enough that the Vintage Photo brown would cover up any oopsies.

I sponged up the Blooming Tree stencil using Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo. I then went back in with colored pencils to add details. I'm still learning about my colored pencils and was surprised to discover how easy to was to change the appearance/color of the strokes just by pressing harder or lighter. Who knew?!

I had originally planned to use the Flower Border die as is but decided it would be a bit busy given the other elements in the scene so instead I colored up the flowers using Copics then snipped them off and used them as accents behind the Let's Do Lunch characters and Outdoor Landscape 2 grass. I also decided to place the sentiment on a sandwich board type label created using Fancy Frames Dies. Don't you love that gingham?!

I hope you're looking forward to Friday's release as much as I am.  I can't wait to see what you create!


  1. This set just looks way to cute for resisting.

  2. This picnic scene is lovely with the mini florals. The woodgrain background is fab.


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