Hello! It’s nearly the middle of the month already and time for a new challenge at Words2CraftBy! This month’s theme revolves around numbers because April 15th is almost here, plus we have a numbers-related quote from a very famous mouse:
“Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.”
– Mickey Mouse
So go ahead and make a numbers-related and/or Mickey Mouse project, and play along! Here’s what I came up with:
Hubby and I are big Disney fans and have visited Disney World many times (Disneyland soon for the first time). We usually make a scrapbook (or 2) of our trips, so I went through our Disney stash trying to find some inspiration. I had a white shutter card that I had cut out (from my Hot Off The Press template) but never used and I found one single sheet of the Mickey cartoon paper. I didn’t have any other Disney paper that would work with that pattern, so decided on the black Core’dinations paper.
I knew I was going to add numbers to this project, but also wanted to incorporate some Mickey embellishments. Found this in my stash – the store on that sticker has been out of business for years 😦
Those colors just didn’t go with my paper, of course. Last month I made a bunny canvas and altered some puffy Easter eggs, and decided to do that again. I started out with 2 embellishments, then needed a 3rd.
Each has 3 coats of white gesso and then 2 coats of black gesso…needed plenty for sanding some off. I like how they turned out.
I added my sentiment next – I will probably change it to “You can always count on me” …just sounds better. I cut it out using my new TH Stitched Rectangle die set – love the edges.
I wanted to add more texture to the card, so originally the numbers were stenciled on using embossing paste. I won’t bore you with the details, but I wasn’t happy with the results so removed them…it did leave a little residue in some areas, but not enough to trash the project. I replaced the numbers using my TH Alphanumeric Thinlits die set.
To finish, I added some Nuvo drops and a bow.
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to head over to Words2CraftBy to play along in the challenge!
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