Showing posts with label Color Q. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Color Q. Show all posts

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Eggs and Bunnies for Easter

Did you see the fantastic post Tim Holtz did on Alcohol Inks and little plastic Easter eggs?  You'll find his video tutorial here.
He used white eggs that he found in a craft store this year -  but I had a bunch of pastel ones already (and I couldn't find white ones!)so I used them.  I think with the white eggs the color of the alcohol inks is more true.  I used pastel blue, pink, purple, and yellow eggs and I actually did find one white one in my bag (don't know where it came from!?!)
The second one in from the left, front row above - is the white egg - the rest were colored.
I used several colors of Alcohol Inks for my eggs - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry and Lettuce along with Gold Mixative. I applied the inks with a Blending tool and Felt pads.
I'm linking this egg in the middle to the Colour Q challenge  I used Cranberry, Butterscotch, Lettuce and Stream -  similar colors to those listed for the challenge!  I actually used these same colors on all the eggs but they look different depending on the color of the egg itself!
I love how they come out -  so much prettier than dipping real eggs in dye aren't they?!
In case you are wondering - I got the little pink egg box at Bath and Body last year -  I think they were packaging for their plug-in air fresheners - but you could buy the box separately.  I thought it was cute and bought one - but this is the first time I've used it in a year (!)
I also have a couple of Bunny cards to share that I made to send my Grand Nephews and Nieces.  The vintage images are Clip Art from The Vintage Workshop.  I bought them on a disk years ago - and the site has now changed - they sell individual images and some are free  - I don't see the white bunny there. 
I printed the bunnies, cut them out along with a plain white backing and adhered the pieces together at the top just below the ears.  I scored the back piece just below where I had adhered them together so they would stand up. I added blue rhinestones to the white bunny and a pink wrinkled seam tape bow to the white and black bunny.
I'm linking my bunnies to the Curtain Call Challenge - Beginnings
also to the CASology - Cue Card Spring
 Addicted to Cas - Code word Cute

Wishing everyone who celebrates a  most Blessed Easter on Sunday!
Inks:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Lettuce and Gold Mixative
Accessories:  plastic eggs - from stash (Michaels or Joann), Blending Tool and Felt Applicators - Ranger.

Bunnie cards:
Paper:  white - PTI
Accessories:  Digital image from The Vintage Workshop, Rhinestones - Kaiser, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sand Castle Summer

Today I have another card to share using Burlap - for the August Mixed Media Challenge:  Summer - Optional Element Burlap.
For this card design - I just used threads that I pulled from a square of burlap - like beach grass - tied them together and adhered the 'sheaf' to a die cut window
I used some wonderful embossing powder I just got - Frantage Shabby Blue - on the window - it has little specks of color and metal along with the white base - that gives it a rough textured look and feel and it's really sparkly IRL!
For my background panel -  I first sponged it all over with Salty Ocean Distress Ink - flicked water over it and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I embossed the sand castle stamping with Ranger Tan embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs directly onto the panel, layered the window onto the panel with foam dots - and adhered the burlap 'sheaf' to the frame with Glossy Accents

The design of my card is a loose interpretation of this week's Freshly Made Sketches - turned on it's side.
My colors were inspired by the Color Q challenge
I hope you'll join us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge - you have until Aug 25th to link up your card here.

Stamps:  Sandcastle - Stamps of Excellence, Sentiment from Gifts from the Sea - Gina K Designs.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean.
Accessories:  threads pulled from piece of burlap,  Glossy Accents, foam dots, water, heat tool, Frantage Embossing Powder Shabby Blue - Stampendous, Tan Ranger Embossing Powder,  Blending tool - Ranger, Small Madison WIndow Die - Poppy Stamps.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Word for 2014: Happy

So, the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge - In a Word, to use a word on your card that describes your hope for a new year  - got me thinking.
As you can see - I chose the word HAPPY.  But I chose this word - not for the 'ha ha' happy, or even that I want to be happy every day of the year.   I use HAPPY as what I want to strive to be -  through the thick and thin, good and bad, happy and sad -  to be able to recognize that through all the events that will happen to me this year -  to see the HAPPY in it - to be HAPPY that I am alive and able to feel all these things and to come through them all and get to a better place. 

On the lighter side -  I'm HAPPY that I will be able to use this card for an Anniversary, a Birthday or even a New Baby - all depending on what I stamp inside!

Here are the challenges I'm entering my HAPPY card in:
Cas-ual Fridays - In a Word

What's your word??!!

Paper:  White - Bazzill, DP [email protected]/Simple Stories, gold - Marks Finest Papers
Accessories:  pom pom ribbon - American Crafts, One Liners - Happy die - PTI, washi tape - Darice, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.