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The Lake and Some Bacon

The Lake and some Bacon for you today.  Love them both!

My first card is for two challenges.  One is the Global Design Project #GDP189 - Color Challenge. Some gorgeous colors!
The other challenge that inspired me is the Tea Party Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com.  The challenge involves making a card for a lovely cardmaker facing a huge battle.  She loves the lake, colors, flowers, boats, Christian sayings/Scripture, vintage, etc.  I tried to incorporate all of those in my card. 
To make this card, I took some cardboard from a SU! box, peeled off the top layer of paper, and painted it white.  Next I did water color washes in the three GDP colors, I then pounced on the bg with  paper towel dipped in some white acrylic paint.  Next, I stamped images from these three SU! sets:  Lilypad Lake (boats and sentiment), Home to Roost (the foliage in the right corner) and Tea Together (the little flower I added).  Framed up the picture with a stitched frame.

My next card is all about some Bacon and will be for my Pop on Fathers Day.  We do a big breakfast buffet at his house on Father's Day - he loves breakfast! I was inspired by THIS fun Breakfast picture at County Living (this was the Inspiration site on the SCS IC challenge this week).
I just got this fun sentiment from Riley&Co - I couldn't resist it. I made the eggs and bacon by cutting out the shapes, painting lines on the bacon and a yolk on the egg, and then coating them with Gel Medium.  I put the medium on thick and heated it with a heat gun until it bubbled.  It really is like frying the bacon and eggs - do it in a vented room if you try it.  I did four layers of gel medium letting it dry a bit in between.  I stenciled the bg a bit to add more interest. 

Hugz,

Nancy


Comments

  1. Nancy your egg and bacon just blow me away, I really want to eat them and that sentiment is so true :)
    Love your mixed media card with the corrugated card :)

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  2. Hi Nancy...two great cards and I just love the bacon and egg....thank you so much for visiting my blog and your comments are much appreciated....xxxx

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  3. Both are fantastic!! I love bacon too so am drawn to that card. Very creative! Of course I love the lake too. Beautiful!!
    Lynn

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  4. Two fabulous cards Nancy, the first one is so pretty but I especially like the second one - your bacon and egg are brilliant.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  5. Both the cards are fab but the second one is very realistic. Just too good how you did that. Even Aleeza, my younger one said it was cool.

    Love,
    M

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  6. That deep corrugated background for the nautical card is perfect!! Fabulously done! LOL at the bacon and eggs card - too fun!

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