Saturday, 25 October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Well I wasn't too happy with the way things we're looking. So I started over. I'm liking this one better. Still a work in progress.
Techniques included using homemade modeling paste, tearing of paper (so hard to do with that beautiful designer paper lol), inking and stamping.
Challenge: simon says stamp: Techniques
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
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.
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.
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
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.
Challenges: Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sunday, 22 June 2014
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
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, 1 June 2014
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.
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
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.