The 52 cafe cards CHALLENGE: letters O, P, Q and R

The closeup of the Quote card

I have continued crafting with the 52 cafe cards challenge. My previous cards you can see in this post. There is also some info about the challenge if you're not familiar with it. This week's letter is already out there. It's S for Spring. I haven't started making it yet. Somehow I haven't had the right vibes for it. Maybe it's the cold weather and because of that the Spring is running late. Or the Spring is drunk, based on the bizarre weather conditions. Yesterday, the weather changed pretty much every five minutes. It snowed a little, it rained, no now it's hail, ooh what is that... it's the sun. Nope! It's snowing again.

Anyway... Here is are little details about these cards. The Obsession: I like eating sweet. Almost anything goes; ice cream, candy, desserts. It took me about a month to finish that. I wasn't happy with the stenciling so I always covered it with gesso and started from the beginning. I used the Liquid pearls (white, hot cocoa and rose gold) and some acrylic paints (brown and white) for the background. The biscuit sticks I made from a brown envelope. I used the vintage photo Distress ink and the VersaFine vintage sepia ink to color it. I also used the Tim Holtz's stencil, Burlap, but you can barely see the pattern. The dressing on the top is from the Liquid pearl bottle. The red piece is a big flat diamond embellishment.

O = Obsession

The Peace: Well, I think it's quite obvious. The world would be a lot happier without wars. The background was colored with Neocolor II Aquarelle crayons. It also has some texture that I made with white acrylic paint. The feathers are stamped with gold ink and then later I draw the lines with gold markers. Under the feathers is a crocheted piece. I had colored it with the same aquarelle crayons. The yarn itself had some gold effect so it matched nicely to the card.

P = Peace

The Quote: This was originally going to be the Peace. It had that grunge look that is caused by war. But I changed my mind, because the other card looks much more peaceful. The background was originally covered with tissue paper and then colored with Brusho Crystal color powders by Colourcraft. I didn't like the color combination (dark brown, olive green and yellow) so I brushed over it with acrylic paint. The wet tissue paper got ripped and it gave that peeled paint effect. I like actually. I also used some Tim Holtz Distress collage medium (crazing) to give it the cracked surface. The heart shaped chipboard I covered with glitter glue.

Q = Quote

The Roses: I have had that rosy washi tape for a while and I decided I must use it in this card. I used a chevron stencil to spread some modelling paste. On top of the modelling paste I put some glitter glue and between them I put white Liquid pearl. The crown shape is from a die cut. The flowers I made from a bit thinner cardstock and the leaves I made from aquarelle paper. I used Brushos for coloring them. Then I made some dew drops with Glossy accent by Ranger. The little heart embellishment is barely noticeable in the picture but in real life it can't be missed.

R = Roses

The closeup of  the Roses card

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