Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kentucky Derby Florals

I have a birthday card to share today - and I'm SO happy with how it came out!
I had made the background piece for a card I made last week - I had taken a panel of water color paper and pounced it on my craft mat where I had rubbed Carved Pumpkin Distress ink spritzed with water. After drying the panel I pounced it into Mermaid Lagoon on the craft mat also spritzed with water and then dried that.  

I laid the Happy Flowers Stencil from Stamplorations over the panel and sponged over it with Ripe Persimmon Distress ink.

I die cut the BIRTHDAY, layered it onto the panel and stamped HAPPY.

My card design was inspired by the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All Challenge
Be inspired by the Kentucky Derby - I was inspired by the flowers all the ladies wear on their hats!

Splitcoaststampers Mix Ability Challenge
Keep It Simple -  use 2 layers and at least 2 Mixed Media 
(I smooshed ink and used a stencil and a die cut)

Bold Bloom - Mixed Media Style

Stamps: Never Enough Birthday - PTI
Paper: Tropical Teal, white - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Mermaid Lagoon; Tropical Teal - PTI
Accessories:  Happy Flowers Stencil - Stamplorations, Happy Birthday Combo Die - Poppy Stamps, craft mat, water mister.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Faux Enamel Hearts

There's a new technique floating around in blog land -  Embossing Powder Faux Enamel Hearts and I just used it to make two cards.

I made this one for two challenges over on Splitcoaststampers - The Free for All challenge was Red Hot Love -  and the MIX challenge was Touch of Wow (use a technique that wows you!)

I used the Embossing Powder Faux Enamel technique on a die cut chipboard heart - and the heart on my card was the residual melted powder stuck to the parchment paper you use with the technique.  It peels right off the paper and feels like thin rubber.
I thought it looked like a graffiti heart and my card design took shape.
I used 3 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders on my heart -  Red Geranium, Pink Peony and Tiger Lily
For my second card I used the actual Faux Enamel heart that I created using the technique.  This time I used Cranberry, Gold and White embossing powders on the  mat board die cut heart.   Here's a close up of the heart.  It's really shiny IRL!
And here's my card.
I die cut little hearts out of cork and embossed a panel of watercolor paper along the top and bottom.  The heart is up on foam dots and I stamped the simple sentiment on the card.   I layered the panel to a piece of gold paper and then to a white card base.

Here is a link to Marion Emberson's video on the Faux Enamel technique (thanks to Nancy!)

I'm linking my red heart card to:
Frilly and Funkie Challenge -  All You Need is Love

I'm linking my pink heart card to:
I used cork, faux enamel technique, embossing, and stamping
 and also to the Happy Little Stampers

Red Graffiti Heart Card
Paper: Smokey Shadow - PTI DP Textures Paper Pad - JoAnn
Accessories: Betty Crocker Silicone Parchment Paper, Heat Tool, Wendy Vecchi Embossing powders Red Geranium, Pink Peony, Tiger Lily, Cupids Arrow Die Collection - PTI, Heart full of Love Die - MFT (retired), Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers/Occassions,.

Pink Enamel Heart
Stamps:  My Heart - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI, Canson Watercolor paper, Gold Metallic Kraft Stock - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, white matboard - Sizzix
Accessories:  Adirondack Cranberry Embossing Powder, Copper Embossing Powder - Ranger, white embossing powder - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Glue, thin cork - Staples, Love Embossing Folders - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, heart die - MFT (retired), heat tool,  Betty Crocker Silicone Parchment Paper - Amazon, Splendid Stitched Hearts die - Poppy Stamps.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Acrylic Galaxy Background with Paper Landscapes - Wanderlust

This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is working with Crescent Art Products along with Eileen's new Sizzix collection Paper Flower Party
The Inspiration Team will be focusing on two Crescent Art Products, RENDR paper and Photo Mat Art Board.
RENDR Paper is 100% no-show through.  This means you can ink, stamp, spray, paint and color to your heart’s content with absolutely no bleed through.
Photo Mat Art Board is another fantastic Crescent product being showcased this month.  Photo Mat Art Boards make it easy to create professional quality photo projects with your own artistic style. 
I used both products on my project today. My design was created from the latest class over at Wanderlust - Acrylic Galaxy Background with Paper Landscapes by Jennifer Lee. And I am just THRILLED with how it came out!
I started with an 8"x10" Crescent Photo Mat Board and painted it with black acrylic paint. I wasn't worried about making smooth brush strokes as the idea is to create layers with the paints.
When that layer was dry - I added three more dark colors - I can't give all the details since it was from a class but I'll show you photos.  I sort of pounced the colors on - then you pounce over it all with a damp sponge.
When this layer was dry I added some light colors in soft swirls with a rounder brush, adding black again if it got too light.
then came the stars - some dotted on with a paintbrush and then splattered on with a toothbrush. (toothbrush splatter not shown accept on final photo)
To make the paper landscape I sprayed a piece of RENDR paper with Ranger Distress Spray Stains
And tore strips off to look like mountains, tearing it towards me so the white edge shows.
The beauty of RENDR paper is that nothing you put on one side will bleed through the paper.  Here you can see how even the Spray Stain did not come through on the back.
I embossed a few of the landscape layers using Eileen Hull's new Textured Expressions Embossing Folders - Honey Comb, Daisy Wreath and Basket Weave to add some extra dimension to the landscape.
The Planet Earth photo that I mounted inside the frame opening is from an old school book I had torn up for this Wanderlust class project - I saved some of the photo pages when I tore them out of the book - it was the perfect image for this project!  I white embossed the Bible Verse from Scripture Collection 1 by Our Daily Bread.
I added a die cut easel (Tim Holtz Alterations) to the back so this project could be displayed on a shelf or mantel.
I really love this acrylic galaxy background I learned to paint  - I'm sure I'll be trying this again!
I hope I've inspired you with my project using the Crescent Photo Mat Artboard, the RENDR paper as well as Eileen's new embossing folders!  Please check Eileen's Blog for more ideas from her Inspiration Team all month long!

I'm also linking my project to:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - 2nd Anniversary - #18 Texture

Stamps:  Scripture Collection 1 - Our Daily Bread
Paper:  Crescent Photo Mat Board, Crescent RENDR no show thru paper, chipboard easel - Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Textured Expressions Embossing Folders - Honey Comb, Daisy Wreath, Basket Weave - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint White, Blackberry Violet, Magenta and Sky, Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paynes Grey, Manganese Blue Hue, White Embossing Powder, heat tool, glue stick - Ranger, Ranger Distress Spray Stains Fired Brick, Broken China and Rusty Hinge, sponge, Fine Tip Black Sharpie, White Sharpie Paint Pen, planet Earth photo from old science school book.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Earth Without Art

I'm so happy with how this card design came out!  I made it for Loll and Bonnie's CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Stamping plus Die-Cuts plus Your Choice.
I used Tim's wonderful Alterations Globe die
I cut it out of Arches Watercolor paper and colored it by sprinkling Leaf Green Brushos on the continent areas and spritzing with water.
I spritzed water onto a 4"x5 1/4" panel of Arches Watercolor paper and brushed blue water color paint over the water - this became the oceans behind the globe.  I layered the globe over the watercolored area using a thick foam dot under Africa and glued the right and left edges to the panel to give it a global curve.
Then I glued on this wonderful laser cut chipboard sentiment that my lovely, thoughtful and generous  friend Anne gifted me all the way from England!  (thank  you Anne!) It is absolutely perfect with this globe die.
and since I didn't stamp my sentiment - I needed to stamp SOMETHING so I found a little star stamp and scattered stamped stars over the panel using Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink so they were soft and subtle.

So- Stamping (stars) - Die cuts (globe) - Your choice (watercolor background, Brusho coloring on globe)
I hope you'll come along and join us in the CAS Mix Up challenge for June!  

I'm also linking my card to:
Frilly and Funkie - Let the Words do the Talking 

Stamps:  Yonder Star - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Arches Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Glob Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, foam dots, Leaf Green Brushos, Fine Tip Glue Pen - SU, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, sentiment - Scrapiniec Decorative Chipboard, water mister, blue water color paint, paint brush.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Gardening Tin for my new Design Team!!

I am so excited today to be posting my first project as a Design Team Member for Eileen Hull - the wonderful designer for Sizzix dies.  I have been using her dies for a long time - making 3D projects is one of my favorite things to do - and so when she and Amy invited me to be on her Design Team I didn't need to think twice!  
Plus - my A Vintage Journey  teamies, Anne and Tracy, are already there to welcome me!

-->For the May Design Team projects -  our instructions are to "Create a project tutorial using the new Paper Flower Party Dies or Re-released dies (suitcase, square box, tea cup, bag caddy, 3-D Vase or Candy Drawer"
Being a newbie on the team - I hadn't received the new flower dies yet - but I wanted to join in with a project this month- so fellow Teamie, Anne - was gracious enough to send me a die cut of the re-released Suitcase die (I think another Teamie had sent it to her - so thanks for sharing everyone!!!)
Rather than make my project  like a leather suitcase -  I wanted to make it more like a tin metal gardening box - I was inspired by these boxes found on Pinterest
 Here's my little gardening tin - using Eileen's Suitcase Sizzix Die.
And inside - I have my gardening tools all ready to get digging in the dirt!
First, I'll show you how I started my project.  I spread some WV Metallic Gold Embossing paste sparingly onto the die cut pieces - particularly not covering the edges.  
I used Wendy Vecchi's Faux Guilded technique - you will find Wendy's Youtube video here
After I let it dry overnignt (you can also dry it with your heat tool) - I sponged over all the pieces with WV Archival Watering Can Ink.
I wanted to soften the harshness of the color and so then sponged over all the pieces again with WV Archival Cornflower Blue Ink.  I think it made it look more like old tin.
Then I die cut two of the gardening tools from Eileen's Gardening Tools Set and embossed them using WV Archival Tree Branch Ink and WV Watering Can and Tree Branch Embossing Powders. 
So then I just assembled the suitcase using brads and ScorTape.  I stamped the cone flower from Tim's Flower Garden Set with Archival Jet Black Ink and added some Botanical Remnant Rubs and a Small Talk sticker on the front.
 On the back I stamped these lovely nature sentiments from One With Nature by Simon Says Stamp.  I thought they were perfect for my little gardening tin!
I adhered Regions Beyond Tissue tape between the sentiments on the back and around the side edges of the suitcase.  Even though the tissue tape is  sticky - I used some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to be sure it would stay 'stuck' over the embossing paste and ink.
The butterflies are die cut from matboard using Tim's Sizzix Tiny Shapes movers and shapers.  I embossed them using WV Archival Tree Branch Ink and WV Sky Blue Embossing Powder.  The brown ink shows through and gives a lovely antiqued look.
I added panels of  Tim's Wallflower Paperstash inside my gardening tin suitcase - sponging the edges of the paper with WV Archival Coneflower Blue ink.  I added one butterfly to the handle and knotted a piece of black wrinkled seam tape through them.  I added more Botanical Remnant Rubs (find joy in the ordinary & stars)  and a Small Talk sticker (cultivate kindness).
I popped the gardening tools up on thick foam dots.
This sweet little gardening tin suitcase measures 4 1/4" x 3" x 1".
 I hope you will check out the other Design Team members posting over at Eileen's blog today for more lovely inspiration!

I'm also linking my project to:
Anything but Cute:

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Stamps:  Flower Garden - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, One with Nature - Simon Says Stamp.
Paper:  White cardstock, white matboard, DP - Paper Stash/Wallflower/Tim Holtz
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Watering Can, Cornflower Blue, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Suitcase die and Gardening Tools Set die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tiny Shapes Movers and Shapers - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Flat Broke Brads - Bazzill, Idea-ology Botanical Rubs, Small Talk Stickers, Tissue Tape/Regions Beyond,  Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold Embossing Paste, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders Watering Can, Tree Branch, Sky Blue, heat tool, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, black wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.