Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ghosting Feathers - and a Church Fair

I have another card to share that I made for the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge
Stamping, Ghosting and sequins
I stamped the feathers using Versamark Ink - hit it with my heat tool to dry it - then sponged over it with Distress Wilted Violet Ink and the 'ghost' feathers showed up!
There's two more days to get your Ghosting card linked up at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge!.

Friday Night and Saturday - I was at my church fair - selling cards and crafts at one of the tables.  Unfortunately, it was rainy off and on both days - but luckily people still came by in dribs and make around $6,000.00 and hopefully this year will be the same -  here are a few photos of our wonderful home town church fair!
A shot of our Card table -  we made $150.00 at our table - not bad considering we sell the cards for $3.00 each!
We also have a jewelry table - where they sell jewelry donated by parishioners.  We have people run to that table as soon as the doors open - hoping someone unknowingly donated a solid gold ring or diamond earrings!
Many people make homemade fudge, caramel popcorn, and chocolate/caramel 'turtles' for the Candy Table.
And in the main hall -  we sell bakery bread, home made baked goods, knit goods, we raffle themed gift baskets, have a silent auction for 'nice' donated items and local restaurants donate gift certificates where the highest bidder wins at the end of the fair.
We have a pie social on Friday night and lunch on Saturday downstairs - and have two rooms full of Attic Treasures!
 And I had surprise visitors come to keep me company for an hour - my sweet grandnephew Landon and niece Mila!  They had fun eating popcorn, and looking through all the interesting junk in the Attic Treasures - they each got to pick out something - Landon got a Halloween Pirate costume and Mila got a little carrier for her doll!
All in all, a lovely day of fellowship and shopping! 
Stamps:  Fine Feathers - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  sequins (gifted from Loll!)


butterfly said...

It seems an age since I've managed to stop by, Julia, but I'm so glad I caught this post. What a great result from selling your lovely cards - not only financially impressive but how lovely that the whole day was so full of fun and friendship too.

I love your ghosted feathers, so subtle and beautiful.
Alison x

nancy littrell said...

Love your ghosting technique with your versamark ink. TFS Julia. So fun seeing your church fair and your sweet grandniece and grand nephew photos. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Loll said...

Love the purple background with your pretty ghosted feathers. Looks like your church fair is a hit! I'd be hanging around at the table with the fudge! What a happy surprise to have Landon and Mila drop by ... bet that was fun. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Redanne said...

The ghosting technique worked beautifully with the feathers and the gorgeous wilted violet!

Well done on raising so much for the cards, so far, hope the weather doesn't prevent too many people attending though. It is a lovely church hall, great photos - how lovely that Landon and Mila were able to visit too, it is a lovely photo of the three of you! Hugs, Anne xx

Charmaine Stack said...

Lovely soft card, Julia! And good news - that stamp set is now available again at! The fair looks lovely - wish I could have been there.

Kim Heggins said...

Your card is so beautiful! And wow, what a haul you made on your cards, congrats to you! Your church fair looks like it was lots of fun!

Bonnie said...

This looks like a fun day, Julia, and your "helpers" are adorable! I LOVE this card! A gorgeous color, beautiful ghosted feathers and such an appropriate and uplifting sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Marybeth said...

Love that beautiful card with peaceful background!
I love that your church does all that ,it would be so much fun! its wonderful that you give your time ,but I'm sure you enjoy it as well! Loved all the photos , especially the one with you and the kids !