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May 23, 2018

Eat Sleep Craft Repeated 2018

Hello Stamplings!

How's it going? Busy, busy? Me, too! I hope you've had as much fun being busy as I have. I've been out-of-the-country-busy with these pretty ladies!

After the Mister and I had a sensational week-long getaway on one of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, he went home and I was very fortunate to be invited to stay on in Vancouver for a crafty play with these ladies at their second annual Eat Sleep Craft Retreat! The beautiful photo was taken for us by Lolly's photographer SIL, Alex. 

We all met at Christine's house (an amazing hostess!) and several times we were able to Skype in with two more talented friends, Bonnie Klass and Nance Salkeld.
I learned SO much from these very talented card artists! I will have more photos to share in another post, but this gives you an example of the fun we've been having! This technique is called "dirty pour."
It's been super thrilling for me to step out of my very CAS style and I have enjoyed every single minute! And do you notice who else is in the photo? Yes, that's right, Hammy came, too, of course! Thank you, ladies, for including us this year!!

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I also have a card to share because the challenge is ending tomorrow. One card? Yes, only a onefer, but it's a schparkle fest of a doozemobile!
For this card, I decided to go a little wild and schplattery with my Gelatos and use them as sprays. But first I stamped the Merry Christmas sediment with Versamark and heat-embossed it using green glitter e/p from Stampendous. I was amazed it did so well, considering it's at least 15 years old.

To make the Gelato sprays, I cut off a bit from the end of three Gelato tubes into individual bowls and added a little warm water. Then I smooched each color with a palette knife until it fully dissolved. I made three colors and poured them into three empty little misters. (Containers for spraying, not miniature versions of my husband, The Mister.)

Then I went to town misting the Gelatos onto a watercolor panel. The photo doesn't do the schparkle and pretty colors justice. I cut the MFT frame from schparkly paper and added three schparkly red enamel dots to finish off the design.

I'm linking to CAS Mixup: Gelatos or Crayons. I used Gelatos sprays to schplatter my card, stamped and heat-embossed my sediment, and die-cut the frame.

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