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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  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. 




  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 :)

  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

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

  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

  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.


  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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