Sunday, 4 December 2016

Oh Christmas Tree times 3

Layered tree stamped with tim holtz inks.
Snow is 3D and sprinkled with glitter while wet, then heat set.
 Same stuff used in the snowflakes. (Liquid applique)
Digi reindeer and butterfly stamp colored with copics


Sunday, 8 May 2016

Canvas decor

Made for a special friend.
5x7" hard canvas covered with Heartfelt Creations designer paper - distress inked around the edge with vintage photo.
Wood pieces: Oval frame, bird cage lightly inked in Lipstick pink 
and Friends heavily inked in Walnut.
Lace Ribbon for the bow.
Die cut leaves and sentiment tag
Premade flowers and sticker butterfly
Few gems for some sparkle

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Man Card - Vintage Car

Metal embellishment
Old car dimension sticker
Brick embossed background
Stamped sentiment

Man Card _ clock

Metal eyelets, metal spinner
Stamped images, heat embossed

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Art on Canvas

Well I tried my best to get a good likeness of this canvas but couldn't quite get the right colors to come thru. It's very dark and not very vibrant. And yet the blue and purples can be seen enough to be appreciated but not as obvious as in the photo.
 Painted canvas, and brushes, splattered specks of purple, blue and white in varying thick blobs and thin strokes. Gold powder.
Some items used are half a butterfly made of Tim Holtz grunge board, a pearl dangler and hand made flower to represent the body. Touched with perfect pearls powder.
ART  is premade chipboard and painted
Preassembled Frame painted
Hand rolled, die cut (spellbinders) flowers and leaves in purple cardstock. Touched with gold, or blue perfect pearls powder.
Tim Holtz 'live in the moment' metal tag.
All held together with the hot glue gun. Sure hope it holds!
I think I'll call it: Beauty Beneath the Darkness.

Butterfly and Daisy

Die cut on designer paper made for a quick and pretty little butterfly. It was double cut for dimension. Stickles and liquid pearls were added.
Spellbinders, make a Daisy die
Memory Box  Happy Birthday Script die
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Spellbinders leave die,
Leave stamp'
SSS Harrington Vein die
and Stickles, lots of stickles for lots of sparkle
Computer generated sentiment

Butterfly - Gatefold Card

Lacy and Flowery designer background paper really adds to the prettiness of this gatefold card. Hand rolled flowers, Heartfelt Creations die behind the butterfly and leaves and sentiment.
The butterfly is a digi image colored with copics with some added glitter. And second layer of butterfly underneath stamped and embossed with white powder to add dimension to the butterfly.
Challenge: SSS: Butterfly

Butterfly watercolor, Hinged Filigree

This butterfly was stamped in Antique Linen on WC paper, for a no line image. Watercolored and then fussy cut around. I also put a coat of sparkles on top.
Die cut heart and Spellbinders die cut hinged card  from card stock, which was lighted inked around the edge.
Stamped sentiment.

Butterfly in Watercolor

Butterfly was stamped with Antique Linen on WC paper, for a no line image and painted in with watercolors and then top coated with some sparkly Sparkles.
Stamped sentiment in archival ink

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Elephant Wishes

Isn't this the cutest elephant?
He's a rubbery plastic sticker. And the perfect image for wishing on a star!

                                                            Simon Says Challenge: Star

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Watercolor= Man Card

Something new for me is painting with Watercolor.
Okay, so I have some practicing to do I know!!

Watercolor - Hummingbird

Diving into a new Media today: Watercolors
The Hummingbird is printed out onto watercolor paper....(it only worked once, other attempts the paper just jammed up in the printer), then colored with watercolor paints and glitzed up with Stickles(diamond) and fussy cut around.
Heartfelt Creations flower stamps , copic coloring and fussy cut around
Smaller flowers from EK Success - small retro
Spellbinder leaves
Happy Birthday die from Simon Says Stamp.
Doily was store bought from Michaels....oh and I can't forget the gorgeous background paper from Bo Bunny.

Watercolor - Daisies

Diving into a new Media today: Watercolors
Watercolor background on watercolor paper.
White heat embossed image and then colored with watercolors.
Stamped sentiment.

Watercolors - Roses

Diving into a new media today: painting with watercolor
Watercolor background
white heat embossed stamped image, colored with more watercolor
Stamped sentiment on vellum


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Altered Cigar box with Hand Painted Feather

This cigar box is about 10" X 8" and made of a wood altho I
needed to cover entirely in a wood grain paper, just to cover up all the cigar decos.
Here's my plan. Black background with a piece of vellum with clouds on it, hopefully the Artic, snow and floating ice comes to mind instead.  Some real birch bark, real bird feathers, some inking and ink stitching for that native feel

To match the birch bark I white washed the wood floor designer paper with Ranger's picket fence stain. Glued it on and added some vintage photo ink around the edges.

Inside too.

I thought I'd leave the bottom as is.

On top of the vellum I stenciled in some word script here and there. The customer who ordered this wanted a stormy feel so I white inked some swirly images and highlighted it with white perfect pearls. Some it hard to see.

On the backside of the vellum I used my finger to lightly ink up around some of the ice burgs, hopefully looking a little more like Artic waters.

Every now and then while walking the puppy I pick up some feathers found along the way.
I hand painted the polar bear with acrylic paint. It was a lot easier than I anticipated. I washed it before, but other than that - no prep and no sealant afterwards.
I wrapped the feathers and the stamens together with twine to incorporate some more native effects

The image in the moon was found on the internet, circle die cut and a white pen around the edge. 

I hand painted the paw print with black glossy accents onto more birch bark and oval cut by hand.
I will be a long time before I use vellum again. Boy it's hard to glue. It warps when anything wet touches it, and the glue is also visible. So I cut some tiny strips of black card stock and glued it overtop the edges of the vellum to hid the glue and pen stitched around the edges.
A little vintage photo around the edges ages.
Not sure how happy I am with how this turned out. I feel it needs more but not sure what.

Added a hand drawn arrow, a metal key and a metal medallion.

The box needed something to help pull the lid up so I used a Tim Holts photo pin, but filled the end with glossy accents, and a very wee tiny mini drop of antique linen ink to give it a bit of color rather than clear. But before I added the GA, I dropped a couple of wee tiny snowflakes into the ring. Two indian motive beads will go on the pin and once the GA is solid, I'll hammer it into the box lid.

I found some corners in my stash...whoohooo. Glued on using a dab of 'no more nails'.


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas Fine Art

This is a wonderful digi stamp colored with Copic markers.
Framed with a sparkly ribbon and cardstock.
Sentiment stamped with red ink.

                                               Challenge:Simon Says Christmas

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A little Bouzouki anyone?

The image of this Greek guitar was printed out in color, on cardstock and cut out.
I wanted the base of it really really large,
so I left the arm of it on the cutting room floor, but tried to mimic it with the punch I used
for the birthday greeting.
The background is modeling paste on a brick stencil.

I cut out an identical shape for the back, added the little brown pieces so it looks like the insdie of the guitar, and added foam dots to adhere the two together.

The rest of the guitar constructed with great patience...oh my.
Getting those stings tight and looking right...a challenge for sure.
But step by step, glue the bottom first, let it dry,
pull them taught and glue the next level and repeat until I reached the top tucking the top ends underneath. And trying to follow the
image of strings at the top of the guitar that came printed in the image.

The left photo shows how I cut out the hole (exatco knife), following the guitars fancy design and glued the image down with foam dots to give it some depth. Then, at the bottom here, (right hand photo) I had printed out a second image so I could cut and adhere that little piece on top of the string ends, a strategic layer of foam dots too.
The strings are made of some plain ole string which I put in a bag and added some Silver Mixative Alcohol Inks. Smooched it around until they were all coated.

The guitar had a mother of pearl look to the design and the best way
I could bring that to life was to add some stickles to make it sparkle