Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Funday ~ Boys like lizards right?

Happy Sunday Dreamerz!!

What?? I know right, I never (well rarely) blog on a Sunday.  Sunday's are usually time for family and relaxation.  But this card is super special and needed to be done today so it can go out in tomorrows mail.  I have recently been able to help a young boy named Jake get involved with GeoCaching.  It really is the best form of nearly free wholesome, family entertainment you can do.  there are so many benefits such as: spending time outside, learning your environment, learning to read maps and coordinates, getting some exercise, having fun either by yourself or with others. 

Jake is so excited with GeoCaching he and his dad are quickly surpassing my numbers in finds.  To celebrate this and to encourage Jake along the way, I asked his dad if I could send him a GeoCoin to either place or keep.  The fun of  GeoCaching is to hunt for hidden clues and eventually find the "Cache"  What a more fitting card than one with a Chameleon hidden in a splash of green

Such a special coin deserved a special card

Card Recipe:

I took an A2 sized piece of Canson watercolor paper and liberally wet down the panel, next I sprinkled the Pthalo Green Color Burst and waited for the magic to happen. Full bloom of green with flecks of blues and yellows came to life.  I then used a straw and blew to spread the green hoping to achieve the effect of a grassy background, I think I nailed it!  I then stuck the panel between a few sheets of blotter paper and weighed it down to hinder curling and to speed the drying process.  Once dry I took the Chameleon stamp and used Hero Arts Emerald Green to stamp the chameleon. I took a brown felt pen and highlighted the branch.  Once I was happy with the image I applied Versamark and clear embossing powder, heat set the image and the resulting image really popped as the green deepened in color.  I trimmed the panel then attached it using Tombow Extreme to the front of a side folding A2 card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb.


I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and hopefully maybe you will want to try GeoCaching.  I am including a link to the GeoCaching site to get you started.  You will also find many groups on various platforms of social media such as Face Book, Instagram, old school message boards.


Have a great Sunday Dreamerz


1 comment:

  1. Super CUTE card! LOVE the color bursts and the Chameleon... Way sweet card for a special little boy! You know I've been on Spring Break Vacation, so I'm sorry I haven't left you comments.. it's been a very busy week! I did check back at all your projects that I missed and they are some stunners! Have a great day!




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