Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Mixed Media on Canvas

Well I'm giving this mixed media thing a try.
This is an 8x10 canvas which I primed with Gesso.
The next layer is sprayed with distress inks in Lipstick and Antique Linen.
Stenciled in some leaves using some Gloss Indoor acrylic paint I had on hand.
The left side is some green ribbon gesso primed and left white.
I'm not so happy with the way the stenciled leaved adhered to this ribbon....but live an learn.

The next layers I stenciled in some bricks here and there using textured paste and left white. Altho I find that it ever so slightly absorbed the ink from below.
I also inked in some cursive writing using a stamp and brown archival ink.
Once all dried and added a top coat of Matt Varnish, except for over the bricks. I wasn't sure if it would effect it somehow.

It's a work in progress, but here's a sneak peek!
Challenge: Simon Says: make your own background.
Simon Says: Technique

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Love this SimonSaysStamp Happy Birthday die. It just adds enough bling to any card.
The flower is from Heartfelt Creations stamp (colored with copic markers and a pearl center) and die set.
The curved die is from Spellbinders.
Embossed background.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Kitty in a Shoe

Gotta love for shoes and a love for Kittens?

I found the shoe on the internet, enlarged it and printed it off.
Added a good amount of Glossy Accents to give it some texture, shine and depth.
I also found this cute kitten, resized and fussy cut around it to fit inside the shoe. Cut a small slit in the shoe to tuck the kitten down in. A dot of white pen to accent the kittens eyes a bit.

The black layer is a heavy piece of designer paper, heavy with glass like chunks. It reflects the light brilliantly.

Man Card: Tic Toc

I assembled several clock faces, gave them some antique coloring with copic markers and fussy cut around them.
The background in an embossing folder in cream cardstock. And another layer behind that in a darker beige....scuffed up for some texture. Some brown pearls in the corners.

A computer generated sentiment and framed with Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Labels 8. A little Antique Linen distress ink around the edges.

I chose the largest clock and gave it a coating of Glossy Accents for appeal and adhered with some foam dots.


Bold and Handsome



Textured shinny black designer paper was perfect for the suit jacket. 

I drew some lapels and cut them by hand out of black cardstock. And embossed a stitching line along the edges with a stylus pen.
Some designer paper and a bit of embossing make up the shirt. It's a little hard to see, but it makes up the button area, with the fancier type shirt that hides the buttons.

As simple strip of black cardstock makes up the pocket.
Some stripped ribbon makes the bow tie and the pocket pouf.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Flower Girl

Sherri Besties stamp colored with copic markers fussy cut around and adhered with foam dots.
Cricut cut and hand rolled roses and felt leaves (tim holtz tathered flower die)
Spellbinders background frame - Decorative Labels 8
Computer generated sentiment on a Spellbinders Grommet tag.

                    Sherri Besties - Summer

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Filigree - Hawaiin girl

Folded card die cut from Spellbinders die Decorative Labels 8.
Inner layer also from that set with designer paper.
Top layer from Spellbinders die A2 Tranquil Moments.
Digi stamps colored with copic markers.
Butterflies also digi stamps colored with copics.
A few punched flowers embellished with liquid pearls
Computer generated sentiment on vellum


Childrens - Bear Hearts

Digi stamp colored with copic markers
Hearts punched and layered for dimension
Computer genereated sentiment on vellum paper
Several layers for the background


Childrens - Bear and Balloons

Digi stamp colored with copic markers and die cut with Spellbinders Large Circles
Sentiment computer generated and cut with circle die both edged with Tumbled Distress Ink.
Sparkly ribbon to match the glittered background paper.

Childrens - Tiger

Digi stamp enlarged and colored with copic markers.
Googlie eyes glued in.
Image die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements
Computer generated sentiment and die cut with spellbinders Grommet Tags.
Embellished with blue gems.


Childrens - Bear Fairy

Digi stamp colored with copic markers and die cut around with the Spellbinders Floral Ovals.
The sentiment is computer generated as ordered and cut out with Spellbinders Heart Circle.
The butterflies are also digi stamps colored with copic markers.
A few little flowers punched and embellished with liquid pearls
Lilac background embossed with a heart folder.

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 June 2014

HeartFelt flowers

My favourite line: Heartfelt Creations: Here I've used they're designer paper...gorgeous, gorgeous.
I added Stamped Vintage Florets and fussy cut around them....colored with copic markers
Added one of their "best wishes' tags and some liquid pearls all around for some pretty accents.

Computer generated sentiment printed right onto the designer paper.


Paper Towel Art

I made this flower from Paper Towels...and die cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers.
The center is of velvet with a pearl for accent.
I was surprised at how the paper towel held together when I was spraying other items with Dyan Dylusions....but then again....it's Bounty! The quicker picker upper!
Once it was dry I ran it thru the Cuttlebug to die cut it.
Designer background paper dry embossed for texture.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Traveling NW

Using an embossing folder and cream colored paper, for this compass...then using my embossing pen I inked up the raised portions and then heat embossed in Copper. Vintage ink to add some of the aged look.
A Tim Holtz spinner completes the compass in the card below.
I also used the chevron 12' embossing folder in brown paper, and just cut down to fit the card.
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis frames the computer generated sentiment.....also heat embossed in copper around the edges.
Brown silk ribbon to complete the card.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Botanicals - Bird in Flight

Simon Says HB die
Glossy Designer Paper
Bit of liquid pearls,

Botanical - Violet Blues

Filigree hinged card adds to the botanical theme.
Decorative Labels 8 used again for the 2nd layer in floral designer paper.
Spellbinders Floral Oval used for the sentiment frame.
Heartfelt Creations vintage floret colored with copic markers
Butterfly and Liquid Pearls for accents.


Botanicals - Flower nest

I didn't have to do much to create this card....all the work was done already in designer paper. All I added was the sentiment, and some punched flowers for the corners....and some background paper. Great for those last minute requests!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Botanicals

Botanical flower girl

This is a sweet Sheri Baldy digi stamped colored with copic markers.
Poppy embossing folder background
And another botanical die, cut in two differnent papers and the flowers glue back on, with some added punched flowers.
Computer generated sentiment.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Botanical

Botancial - 2 versions

Both designs the same, except the second card was done using some foam dots to raise the filigree layer above the background. It enhanced the design of the die a lot more.
HeartFelt Creations: Vintage Floret stamp - colored with copic markers and fussy cut around
For the olive green frame, I cut the large die from the tranquil moments and fussy cut around the border, just inside the dotted holes. And then added a little penned stitching.

Some stamens for the center and liquid pearls for accents. And a small ribbon to finish it off.

Challenge: Simon Says: Botanical

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Grad Hat Cards

 This cute little Graduation Hat is made from a Diamond Fold card.
Using a 4 x 12 " piece of heavy cardstock/designer paper.
I made the tassels myself using embroiders thread.
And added a gorgeous embellishment to secure the tassle with some glue.
Computer generated sentiments and stamped with stars in gold metallic ink.
The scroll was fussy cut from another digi stamp, which you can see here and more grad hats here:

There's room for a small message...die cut from one of the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis die

Sometimes it not a guy girl thing...but the receivers favourite color. And then sometimes you can accommodate the school colors into the hats.
Note the play on words: ConGRADulations.

The topper here is a botton I found in my stash...it could actually be an antique button. I just snipped off the little ring on the opposite side and glued it onto the hat. The blue colors where a little dark for my likings, so I added some wee little butterflies stamped in archival white.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

M for Mauve

I can't tell you how much I love the Heartfelt Creations line. Gorgeous dies, gorgeous stamps, gorgeous paper. I can't have enough!
This is their Decorative Blossoms corner die in Mauve cardstock
Embellished with some mauve Liquid Pearls.
Vintage Floret Stamp. Stamped in Archival ink, and colored with Copic Markers.
The center pieces are punched in Mauve cardstock and embellished with liquid pearls in yellow.
The butterfly actually came from one of my Mother's Day gifts and somehow made it's way over to my art table. It matched up perfectly, so it found a new home on my sister's card.
The ribbon is a Tim Holtz ribbon, dipped in Velvet Distress Ink for some color.
The background was embossed with Cuttlebug's Poppy folder.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp : M