Friday, February 26, 2016

vielen thanks

There's a story behind this post. DD is on a week long ski trip with her Advanced Sport class from high school. She left with a cold. Turns out she's coming home with a slight concussion.

If you're a mom, you can imagine my state when her teacher called us. His first words, "don't panic". Yeah, right.  Well he took her to the hospital and the doctor said he found nothing bad in the X-ray so she could go back to the hotel. Lucky girl. Thank goodness for helmets. Also lucky that it happened at the end of the second to last day.

She comes home today and I need to thank her teacher (who is also our neighbor) and her girlfriend who stayed back at the hotel to keep an eye on her while the others went out on the town Wednesday night. So two quick projects were born.

I just had to try the watercolor-resisting-rubber-cement technique from Make it Monday. If you still love the magic of heat embossing, you'll like this too!



I chose my colors from the Colour Q challenge and decided to use some Winnie and Walter products too to play at their 2nd anniversary bash. The first project is going to the Anything but a Card challenge. The second to Over the Edge. (BTW, even if you're not playing, head over to that gallery and check out Cris G.'s masterpiece. I'm predicting an earthquake from all the jaws hitting the floor!)

This is what my piece looked like when I'd given it three layers of watercolor and two layers of rubber cement.


And then I die cut words with W&W cutaway to dress up the presents. On this one I added a PTI Scene It sunrise and a heat embossed STAMPlorations "thanks" to my wrap of PP.


For this I die cut a PTI wine bottle tag and stamped it with Versamark using HA Striped Cling BG before adding the word die and a heat embossed sentiment from Klartext Karten. Since he is also an English teacher, I figured he'd get a kick out of this mish-mash. It's kinda how I talk ;)


Just realized the green here looks so grass green. It's more spring green. Weird. Here's to the joys of parenting! Happy weekend.

27 comments:

  1. These are great, Maria! Sorry for the reason. My kids (lessons) and husband went skiing in Garmisch a week or so ago. I stayed back at our rental and made cards! I figured there was nothing I could do if something happened, so I had a relaxing day and heard some of their horror stories (I mean adventures) when they came back. Have you done a tutorial on the water color/rubber cement panel? Is it a resist technique? LOVE those die cut words.

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    1. Lexi has done a Make it Monday tut here:
      http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2016/02/make-it-monday-240-watercolor-resist.html

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  2. Great job with the technique. Makes for fantastic sentiments for your lovely gifts. Sorry to hear about your DD. Sounds like she was in good hands during this tough time. xx

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  3. Two fantastic projects. You got way better results with your rubber cement than I did. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ and I hope your daughter has a speedy recovery.

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  4. oh my goodness...I'm so glad that your DD is okay. Your projects are absolutely perfect thank you's to the wonderful people that helped her.

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  5. two great projects!! the watercolor resist looks great on the thanks die cuts - the colors you used really pop. thanks for playing make it monday!!

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  6. They are fabulous projects, but I just can't imagine what you must have felt - well I do, because I have two little girls and I feel slightly sick just thinking about that kind of phone call! It's hard to wrap them in cotton wool though, and indeed thank goodness for helmets! Love your watercolour piece with rubber cement. I need to get more adventurous with my crafting - I always love your stuff! Xx

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  7. Sorry to hear the news... but on a positive note...what great ideas for the two projects. Fun colours and fun technique.

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  8. Must be 'what's up with our kids' week. After Tad, and now your daughter...oh, and my little granddaughter has an eye infection... It's time everyone just stopped being ill, or getting hurt. I'm so glad your DD is alright. And yes!, thank heavens for helmets!!! Your neighbor will love these treats, and the tags you've made for them. Your use of CQ's inspiration is wonderful. Happy and bright! Definitely needed at this time of year. Have a great weekend. Bev

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  9. OMG, what a phone call to get! Glad DD is ok. Love the marbled effect of the diecuts :)

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  10. Wow, I have never seen that technique but the look is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us at colourQ!

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  11. Good to hear DD is doing ok, Maria ... you can breathe now! Cool technique ... such a brilliant way of getting such a different (and fabulous) look with those wonderful die cuts! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Oh so glad your daughter wasn't seriously hurt & what a sweet friend to stay with her! Your projects are so inspiring, Maria! Now I have to try again with my rubber cement!

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  13. Sorry that your daughter's time was spoiled by a bad fall : ( poor thing! You were kind and sweet to get right on making some thank yous. I know they appreciated it! LOVE water color paper. You did a great job!

    Patti

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  14. Haha, mit dem vielen Thanks hast du mich zum Lachen gebracht! Ich hoffe, deine Tochter geht es jetzt wieder besser und die Bedankten aber sich sicher sehr über die tollen Karten gefreut!
    Anni

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  15. Wow! I love the look you achieved, Maria! And those colors are yummy! I never thought of layering watercolors like that! Thank you for sharing your tutorial and projects! hugs, de

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  16. I hope your DD is OK, Maria! I really love the paper you made, so cool and artsy, and the projects you made look great! I just read the "about me" section on the side of your blog and had to chuckle because I despise lima beans and housework too ;)

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  17. I would be horrified if I got a call like that! Glad it ended up well, and how sweet of you to send those who helped your daughter a thank you. I smiled when you asked if we still get joy out of heat embossing ... a couple weeks ago I was remembering the very first time I heat embossed something at a Stampin' Up or DOTS party and how magical I thought it was. I still do! Thanks for the rubber cement reminder. Really love how it turned out on your die cuts. The thicker w&w word dies look great hanging over the edge of a tag. Really calls attention to the fact that they're dies and not a stamp. Thanks for joining the w&w challenge, maria f. I always love seeing your work : )

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  18. Hope your daughter gets home soon and all is well! Your projects are so fun..love that technique!

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  19. Hope your daughter gets home soon and all is well! Your projects are so fun..love that technique!

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  20. Scary about the concussion, but these projects are fabulous. You know me and wine tags.

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  21. Your projects totally make me smile!! What a great idea for the challenge!! absolutely fabulous!!!

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  22. You are one AMAZING lady Maria! I am so lucky to find so many inspiring posts on your blog! Would love to try this out! :)
    Suchi xx

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  23. Gute Besserung Deiner Tochter - und Dir auch nach dem Schreck. Ich kann so gut nachvollziehen wie's Dir da ging...
    Immerhin sind dadurch 2 tolle Projekte entstanden.
    Kein Trost, ich weiss.
    LG
    Ela

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  24. This technique look so cool, yep, I'll just have to try it. I don't think that I can find such thing as rubber cement in my country, but I guess it will have the same effect using liquid mask... hope so :). Love what you did with that cool paper!
    Hope DD is well now, mom. I had to giggle with your "Yeah, right" :)
    Thanks for the shout out!

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