Friday, May 26, 2017

"What's In Your Stash...Friday"?

Hello All,
Today is Friday.  We're expecting to have a long three day weekend.
The celebration for Memorial Day has started. 
Friday is my busy day.  What I try to do is to share something from items I have in my stash.
  • Out of my stash, especially the die cut folder, I found a cut from a Spellbinders die (an expandable pattern die
  • I did pull out my Distress oxide inks to play around with coloring the die cut
  • I found an extra butterfly that had also been cut from the die.  I blended some ink on top of the butterfly.
  • I had a scripture sticker that didn't have adhesive on the back (no problem here...I just added some glue)
  • Out of the bag of gems, I took out some that would fill the center of the flowers and to add some to the butterfly.
  • I started layering different color coordinated cardstock until I could adhere my focal piece to the card base.

I hope you  enjoy this short and sweet project.  Come again to see my creation and don't forget to leave a comment.

 

Two views of the same card.  On the right, I wanted you to see that I placed two butterflies together.

Items used are Distress oxide inks and Spellbinders die


Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Decoupage"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
We have bright sunshine with rain in the forecast for this afternoon. 
We must be going through a rainy season because it appears we have experience this type of weather all week long.  I can't keep being a "shut-in".  I must go out to explore my neighborhood (lol).  The view from my window is getting boring.
Well, at least, while not looking outside, I'm cutting, applying glue and making something in my spare crafting time.
Today, I've pulled out "The Little Book Of The Orient by Hunky-dory and made a card using two of the pages.
The technique they use on Create and Craft is called Decoupage.  You take one sheet and cut out layers from another sheet or images from another sheet and adhere them together using foam pads or tape.
Here is my project for today:
 

Here you have two views of the same card.  I tried to show the layers of the flowers (decoupage).
It will be entered at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com  for Challenge #284-285 - Anything Goes

Here are some of the supplies used to make this card.
  • I started with two of the same image sheets out of "The Little Book of The Orient by Hunky-dory. 
  • I used Penny Black's border edger's die on one of the pages.
  • I replaced the cut out part with a piece of paper from Recollections Bright and Basic pad.
  • I cut four of the flowers from the second sheet and layered them on top of the flowers on the first sheet using foam tape
  • Using ODBD stitched circle die, I cut around the sentiment that came from Colorbok Inspiration Vellum pad (no longer sold).  This was applied to the bottom of the card.
The longest part was cutting out the extra flowers.  Other than that, I could call this a simple card to make.
I enjoy hearing from you as well as knowing that you viewed this page today.

Go forth and have some fun.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Two Father's Day Cards"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Are we all here on this Wednesday, May 24, 2017?   If so, welcome once again to a marvelous rainy day.     One thing for sure, it is the middle of the week.  Yes, we are in the middle.  Things to look forward to since this is a holiday weekend.  At least some of you will have a three day weekend.  Monday we will be celebrating Memorial Day.  Just before we get there, another holiday or special day is also on the horizon...Father's Day. 

Crafters, especially those in  the card making community, know that at times it is difficult to come up with ideas for our males.  I've made two cards for Father's Day.  I hope you enjoy viewing them.
  • I've used a sentiment from Hampton Art Janet Dunn's "faith" clear stamps and an image from Hampton Art Kimberly Sabel "journey" clear stamps. 
  • I also used another die cut from the Cricut Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge.

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com



Starting from the left:
Hampton Art Janet Dunn "faith" clear stamps
Hampton Art Kimberly Sabel "journey" clear stamps
Cricut "Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge

According to the National Day Calendar, https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com, today we celebrate the following:
May 24, 2017 – BROTHER’S DAY – NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY – NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY – AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DAY – EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY

I have one brother that I'll be celebrating today.  I have many brothers from other mothers that I count on as friends...today they will be celebrated also.



Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Love and Grace"

Happy Tuesday, May 23, 2017 everyone.
Day 2 of rain and wetness.  No outside adventures today (none that I have on my agenda).
What about you?  Do you have nice weather with a fun/work day on your agenda?

I did not mention the togetherness my "Sunshine" and I had over the weekend. As a matter of fact, she did a "flip-flop" of who she wanted to spend time with this weekend. 
Her grandfather has a red Ford truck, a green jeep and an old '56 Ford.  She tells him that she has never had a ride in any of these vehicles and she wanted to know if he would take her for a ride (this was right down his  "let-me-puff-my-chest-out "attitude). 
He rode her in  the red truck where he and she could spend time together.  He took her to the park where they stayed for more than an hour.  This was grandfather and granddaughter time together  (she wasn't under my wings wanting to play in the craft room).  When they came back from their adventure, she wanted to sit in the "56 to see what that would feel like....so, he let her do that.  You would have thought she and him had won the lottery with the way they were enjoying one another.
My conclusion to this:  she (grand daughter) is finally learning that grandfathers can be just as much fun as grandmothers.

I didn't have a stamp or die for the '56 Ford or his red Ford truck.  The best I could do was to use a Sizzix embossing folder.  The one with the old jalopy vintage car.
I made a card reflecting the weekend adventure shared with granddaughter and grandfather.  It was "Love ~and~ Grace:
view of my card

Items used: Michaels Recollection Toile scrapbook paper; Echo Park Christmas paper; Recollection mixed media pad

Other items used: Cricut  Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge and Cricut Expression; Hampton Art Janet Dunn faith stamp set and Big Shot machine; Sizzix Embossing folder "old jalopy vintage car; white Novo crystal drops.

Hope you enjoyed your view today.  Please come again and leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Mojo Monday 498"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
My weekend is over.   It's Monday again.  A very wet, rainy day in my neighborhood.  I'm off to a very good start this morning.  I've applied distress ink to several pieces of watercolor cardstock for this week or to save in my stash.  I've only used one of the pieces that I cut into a tag for the sketch at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com (#498).
  • First:  cut a piece of watercolor paper from the Strathmore watercolor pad.  Using a Ranger craft tag as a guide, I cut the paper the same size as the tag (6.25 x 3.25).
  • Second : Use the Hampton Arts Janet Dunn "Believe" stamp set (just the flowers), versa mark ink, clear embossing powder and the heat gun to apply images to the tag.
  • Third: Use various colors of Distress Inks to color the tag.  Layer the tag onto a piece of Recollections black cardstock then take this piece and layer it to a piece of DCWV "The Old World Stack"cardstock.
  • Fourth: Using the sketch from Mojo Monday #498, cut out the circle and banners .  Here is where I incorporated the sentiment for the card.  I used another stamp from Recollections "mixed media stamp and stencil set".  I did the same process  as  I did with the tag and used ODBD stitched circle die to cut it out.   From my scraps, I cut three banners to place under the circle.  
  • Last, I layered this panel to a piece of yellow cardstock from DCWV "The Old World Stack" and finally to my Neenah white card base..
MOJO #498 http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com    
  
stamps, cardstock and sketch
 Thanks for viewing today.
Come again.  You are always welcome!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, May 19, 2017

"Creating From What's In My Stash"

Happy Friday, friends, viewers, followers and visitors. 
We have made it to the end of another work week.  Tomorrow is "stay-in-the-bed-late" day on my personal calendar.  Don't miss this special occasion.  You deserve to do this because I know you really worked hard all week just to have this moment.

I'm going to see  "Sunshine" (my grandchild)  tomorrow if everything goes okay.  You know how those "last minute" things pops up at the last minute.  Today, I have so much to do in preparation for this event.   Busy, busy day.

On Friday, and yes it is Friday (one of my most busiest days of the week), I pull items from my stash to at least challenge myself on what I can come up with.
Here are items that came out of my stash:
  • a piece of cardboard that had distress inks on it.
  • pieces of cardstock from designer pads (torn into strips.
  • a pot cut from Cherry Lynn die
  • a word cut from Sizzix "celebrations words: SCRIPT
  • a  Jolee's boutique bird
  • a paper butterfly that I had fussy cut from a piece of designer paper
  • gems
  • acetate
  • circles that had been cut using ODBD stitched circle die
  • floral spray

 
Two views of the same card.

Just as I always do, I'm entering this over at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
and I'm also entering at http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/ for their mixed media project.

Why don't you join me on any Friday to see what you can make with the things you have in your stash.  I like challenging myself.
"Wishes" could be for an upcoming graduate (high school) or for a birthday.  Until needed, it will be filed in my box of cards for future need.

Thank you so much for viewing and commenting.  I enjoy all that you say.  Please come again.  Have an enjoyable time with yourself and others until we meet again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Throw Back Thursday"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this beautiful Thursday.
One more and the weekend will be here.

Throw Back Thursday:
I'm not sharing any pictures of myself from the early days of my life.  Sorry about that.  What I'm sharing today is a craft that I did years and years ago.  Wreath making.  I really had not made a wreath in such a long time. My throw back is going back to a craft that I once did.

The last visit I made to Michael's prompted my husband in asking me to  make a wreath for our front doors.  Since they are double doors, I picked up a very huge grapevine wreath thinking I'll just do one and hang it in the middle of the two doors.  When we returned home with the wreath, I forgot that the storm doors we had recently had installed were two individual doors and the one wreath would not do. The center of the storm doors would be blocking the wreath if we hung it in the middle.
So, what was I to do?
We went back to Michael's, about a month later (two weeks ago),  got two medium size wreaths and yesterday I worked on completing my project.

Here is my recent wreath making project:
This is not where they will hang.  I put them on the opening to this hallway entry so I could take a photo of the two wreaths.

A close-up view of one of the wreaths.

another view of both of them together.

I haven't lost my touch.   What I did ten years ago is still with me.  The colors are good for Memorial Day and after that I will take out the red and white and use another color.

What is your throw back Thursday idea or picture?
Thanks for viewing.  Come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Distress Oxide + Stencil + Water"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Happy, happy Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to you. 
We're in the middle of the week.  Some of us, as usual cannot wait until the weekend.  I know because that was the feeling I had when I was working.  Believe me, sometimes I feel that way now just working for myself (lol).
The three things, according to "National Day Calendar", to celebrate for today are:  MAY 17, 2017 – NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY | NATIONAL PACK RAT DAY | NATIONAL WALNUT DAY.  
I can identify with all three.  I love cherry cobbler and walnuts.  I could make one and put some walnuts in it for today but would probably just look at it since my glucose has been up and down for the past week.  I don't want to end up in "emergency care" from eating  this.
Pack Rat, I'm not!  I have to keep a balance all around me.  When things start flowing over, I start getting rid of the excess.  My goal for this week (something I do every spring) is to get rid of some things out of my closet and donate them to the Salvation Army or Good Will.  The boxes have been collected and now all I have to do is to fill them up.

The card I made today will go in my file for a time when I  or someone else need to give it away.
Enabler's List:
  • cardstock...Neenah white, black Recollections, Bright and Basic Recollections paper pad, and Strathmore watercolor paper
  • inks...black Ranger archival ink and Distress Oxide (worn lipstick, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade)
  • stencil from Art C...interlock squares
  • die...Tonic Studio "Sweet Melia Beautiful Blooms
  • embellishments...NUVO red berry crystal drops and Recollections paper flowers
  • Recollections clear stamp 
Process:
For the focal area, I used the watercolor paper.  I applied the Distress oxide from top to bottom in the following order, blending one into the other...fossilized amber, worn lipstick , fossilized amber, spiced marmalade.
The Art C stencil was placed on top of the distressed piece.  I used a wet paper towel to dab over the stencil in certain areas. The wet towel removed some of the distress oxide in those areas. 
Next, the Tonic Studio die (three flowers taped together) were used to cut out areas to highlight the paper flowers as leaves.  The flowers were adhered to those cut-outs.
Using the Recollections clear stamp, I stamped a sentiment onto the card using Ranger black archival ink.  The very last thing (before adding the focal image to other layers of cardstock) was adding three NUVO crystal drops.
 
This card will be submitted to http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com






    

Challenge #282-283 - Anything Goes















  
 Strathmore Watercolor paper, Distress Oxide inks, Art C Interlocking Squares
Tonic Studio Sweet Melia Beautiful Blooms die, Recollections clear stamp, Ranger archival ink NUVO red berry crystal drops and Recollections paper flowers.

Go forth and be creative or do something nice for someone else.  Don't forget to give yourself some LOVE in the process.
I always love to hear from you....if you're out there and have been just looking, let me know if you like what you see.  Sometimes you just have to step from behind the curtain and let someone know that you are here.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"Blessings After Blessings Keeps Coming My Way!"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.   Happy Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to you.

It is going to be a beautiful day to get outside in my area.  I'm not sure what I will be doing outside because all that needed to be done was done yesterday.  Maybe I'll try to get those  5,000 or less steps done (lol).  Just going outside to breathe fresh air and to let the sun shine on my flesh for five minutes is very enjoyable even if I'm not digging in the dirt.

Blessings after blessings keeps coming my way.  I'm not just referring to material blessings...I'm writing about the things that most people take for granted that God provides us with everyday.  Waking up is a blessing.  To be able to see, move, walk, breathe, talk, eat solid food, twist, turn, etc.,  is a blessing.  Just think about the many people you know who cannot do some of those things. 
I'm blessed every day to be touched by God's fingertip of love and be given the opportunity to get up and to see another beautiful day.  Thank you Father God for my first blessing of the day.
My focus on God's Blessings enable me to put these card pieces together this morning.

Enabler's List:
  • paper used...Neenah white cardstock; black Recollection cardstock; red Bazzill cardstock; Bella Blvd "illustrates faith" cardstock
  • dies used...Sizzix "garden greens"; Our Daily Bread designs "double stitched rectangles; CTMH "Flower Market cartridge"; and Penny Black border edger
  • embellishments used...Recollections fabric flower and Recollections clear gem
  • ink...bright white ink Gelly Roll pen by Sakura

 
two views of the same card
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


items used:
white gel pen
double stitched rectangles dies
CTMH Cricut Flower Market cartridge
Sizzix garden greens
Big Shot Machine
Cricut Explorer


Here is a picture of some of the material blessings I received for Mother's Day.  Just about all of my siblings are into crafting.  I have one who makes pretty throws and she made this one for me.  Yes, for me and I really like it.  You will also see the cards I received.


Front, back and displayed view of the throw my sister made for me.




cards I received

Thanks for viewing!
Blessings after blessings will keep coming your way.  Trust and believe.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, May 15, 2017

"She Blooms"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
I'm so happy to report that my Mother's Day was very, very special and enjoyable.  Did you (mothers, aunts, grandmothers, people who step in as mothers) enjoy your day?  I hope you did.
I promised some people  that I would be posting their gift items before the week is out.  Stay tune so I can share them with you also.
I have a rose bush outside my kitchen window that blooms every year especially for Mother's Day. This year due to the warm temperatures in March and April, it bloomed very early (three weeks before Mother's Day).  It was a piece off a bush my mother had in her yard.  When she was no longer with us, my husband and I went to the old home place and we dug up a little piece and brought it home.  Each year, this bush (because that is exactly what it is) produces close to a hundred of roses.
Last week we had a lot of rain and the temperature dropped drastically and the bush lost a lot of its lush and beauty. 
Because I got a piece from the one my mother planted, it reminds me each year of how she (my mom) is still blooming in my life.  So the card I'm sharing is a reflection of her and the rose bush.

Supplies used:
  • Paper from Recollections and Bella Blvd illustrated Faith
  • Recollections white roses
  • sequins and white NUVO crystal drops

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com   Challenge #282-283 - Anything Goes
and

rose bush outside my window

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Come again.  I love when you visit.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Friday, May 12, 2017

"Short And Very Sweet"

Happy Friday everyone.

I'm being very short and sweet today.  So much to do but wanted to share a little something with you.
I'm posting because there are so many of you that will be celebrating Mother's Day this weekend.  Even if you're never given birth to a child, somewhere along your life span, you've made a child's life a little brighter and meaningful.  That child surely appreciated what you did or what you're doing.
So to all the MOMs no matter where you are, Happy, Happy Mother's Day to you.
Reminder: Friday is very short and brief for me.  Whatever I can find that is already cut out or colored or a sticker here or there, I'll use it to make a card.


Today, I've only used some flower stickers, a die cut frame, and some pretty designer paper:

 
same card with two views
entry for http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enjoy your day today as well as this weekend.  Come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Thursday, May 11, 2017

"A Great Look From Tissue Paper"

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers. 
I experimented with "tissue paper".  The kind that you really suppose to use in the box or bag when you're wrapping a gift.
Well, I saw a video where Jennifer McGuire was using the kind that leaves color behind once you put it down, let it dry and remove it.
I had to test out my tissue paper, hoping it would do the same....no, it didn't.   Did that stop me?  No, it didn't.
  • I looked at my art supplies and pulled out the bottle of gesso.  I applied some to a piece of Neenah white cardstock,  crumble or squashed  some light blue tissue paper to it and waited for it to dry.
  • I used another piece of Neenah white cardstock , applied yellow gelato ink in the center with a blending brush and blue gelato ink around the yellow.  With the blue, I used a crumble piece of tissue paper to make the blue appear as if it had texture....pretty, pretty, pretty! 
  • The gelato piece was cut down smaller than the tissue piece and placed on top of it.  I wanted the tissue piece to show (it has texture).
  • I stamped a flower on top of the gelato piece using the Penny Black blooming garden stamp set.
  • I used a red and black Crayola marker to color the flower. 
  • From K & Company empherma, I used one of the small dragonflies to adhere to the card. 
  • The word "hello" was on the desk, so I adhered that to this card also. 
  • Various pieces of cardstock that coordinated with the finish piece were layered to the back of it before finally adding the card base.

Entry for Challenge #282-283 - Anything Goes at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Some of the items used in making this card:
Penny Black blooming garden stamp set
K & Company empherma containing dragonflies
tissue paper for gift bags and boxes
gelatos



Thanks for spending a little time with me today.  Your comments are always welcome.  Please come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Love You Bunches"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.   Welcome to Wednesday! 
Almost there....just two more days and we can relax.

Following National Day Calendar for today, May 10, 2017, we are celebrating school nurses, receptionists, and third shift workers.  There is someone else to celebrate on Sunday...Mom. 
Why do I keep writing this?  I just can't believe that there are people who miss knowing that the 2nd Sunday in May is Mother's Day here in the USA. 

To All The MOMs ...."Love You Bunches":
 

This is one card with two views.

Supplies used


  • I used a piece of red cardstock from DCWV "the Shimmer Stack" for my focal piece. 
  • From Neenah white cardstock, the Cuttlebug "flower bramble" die and the Big Shot machine, I cut out the die twice and layered pieces on top of one another.  This was adhered to the left of the focal piece, leaving room for the sentiment. 
  • The sentiment came from jillibean soup " handwritten sentiments".  It was stamped to the right of the flower using Ranger archival black ink. 
  • Three butterflies from my stash were added to the card for extra embellishment along with white crystal NUVO drops.

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Your visit and comments are received with heartfelt thanks.
Please come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Amazing Grace"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
Just a reminder if you didn't remember,  Sunday is Mother's Day.  If your mom is still here with you, get her something nice or take her to a "good" place to have a nice dinner. 
I no longer have my mom to celebrate with...but, I still have the memories.

My card for today has a ballerina, a small piece of music and a background made by using the cork, gesso and distress crayons.

I must confess that the cork sheet which comes in 12 x 12 was cut down to different sizes  and applied with gesso last week.  The gesso pieces were saved and has been used for several projects. The piece today, was the the last piece in my stash. Therefore, since it turned out so well (almost like a canvas), I'm going to take another sheet today and apply gesso so it can be drying for other projects in the future.
 

  • here is the card 
  • I could not decide on which image to use... ballerina left as a silhouette and the other one with clothes.  I like the plain silhouette better...what do you think?
  • This was be added to http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com     Challenge #280-281 - Anything Goes



  •  a piece of DCWV cork was cut to size, applied with gesso to cover the pattern and to make it easier to color.  Using different distress crayons, color was applied to the gesso piece of cork.


  •  once I was satisfied with the distress coloring, I used a Teresa Collins "Life Emporium" sheet to apply the images onto the canvas. 
  • I found the sheet music from Google and reduced the size using my word processing program and my printer.  The edges were torn and black archival ink was used on the edges.
  • The musical stave (Amy Design) was cut using dark brown cardstock and my die cutting machine.  It was placed over the music sheet.
  • The ballerina was placed to the left of the music sheet.


  • The canvas piece was layer on top of Recollections black cardstock followed by a piece of DCWV Stack 7 designer paper.

Thanks for looking today.  I hope you enjoy the view.  Come again!  Your presence and comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, May 8, 2017

"Hold On To Hope"

Happy Monday to all my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
We had a great weekend.  We were out and about on Saturday doing some clearance and window shopping .  My DH was the big winner with items he found for less than $3 that he will be able to use this winter.  I searched but couldn't find items that interested me.

Today, I'm sharing a card using the sketch from     Mojo Monday 496.

Entry
and


  • Using a piece of cork cardstock from DCWV, I covered it with white gesso and waited for it to dry. 
  • Using the distress crayons #1, I applied ink (yellow, green, pink and orange) over the gesso. I also used a stencil (dylusions) with some black archival ink to do the squares.


  •  brown craft cardstock was used to cut out flowers from Sizzix wildflowers die. 
  • Using black archival ink and the Misti, a sentiment (American Craft bible journaling stamp) was stamped onto the card front. 
  • The sketch from Mojo 496 was used to finish the card.
  • black archival ink was used for the sentiment
  • The sketch required two banners.  One was cut from a piece of cardstock from the Recollections mix media paper pad.  The other was cut from Little B green and gold washi tape.
  • The Big Shot machine was used to cut out the wild flowers using the Sizzix die.
I added the little book with Philippians 4:6 so this project can also be used for my bible journaling class.  If you're holding on to hope, then, don't worry about anything.  Put all your trust in God.

Thanks so much for viewing with me today.  Please come again and you are always welcome to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Friday, May 5, 2017

"I'm Thinking Of You"

Good Friday, Cinco De Mayo 2017 Everyone,

Weekend ready, here I come.  This has been a fast pace week doing a lot of things and forgetting about the time and/or day.  It was enjoyable!  How was your week and what plans do you have for this relaxing weekend?

On this Friday I created a card with three things in mind:
  1. To use items in my stash.
  2. To continue the mix media theme I had been using all week
  3. I'm thinking about you and used this card for someone (male) in the future who may be doing the same thing.

The background tag was done a couple of weeks ago.  I used a combination of distress oxide, distress inks and gelato inks just to see what they would look like together.  I used an old toothbrush to apply gesso to the top of the tag (imitate the look of clouds). 

I pulled out a die cut of a building from my die cuts bag.  I remember doing this  from a piece of water color cardstock that I didn't like.  I had used the Paper Smooches die to see what it would look like using different colors.  This morning, I did use this die to cut out the building in brown cardstock to layer as a shadow.

The male silhouette came from my die stash bag.  It was originally cut from the Cricut Suburbia a couple of weeks ago when I was doing the Cricut projects.  This was saved from those projects.

The car has been in this stash bag for a long time.  I want to say it came from Pinterest (but I'm not so sure) when I was doing Father's Day cards about two years ago.  I never threw it away because my DH is into old cards and I thought eventually I would make him something using this "OLD  CLASSIC".

I adhered the building to the tag, placed the car at the bottom of the tag, and added another piece of cardstock behind the tag so I would have a place to put the silhouette.  Searching through my bag of sentiments, I found this one that would appear as if the male is thinking about someone in the city or while he is in the city, thinking of someone in another place. 
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com



Thanks again for visiting and please come again.
Enjoy your wonderful weekend and don't forget I'm Thinking Of You.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois