Hello There!!!! I'm sharing a guy card today. I pulled a piece of paper from "the box" and stamped and embossed the car (Tim Holtz) in black. On a different piece of paper (polished stone tech) I stamped the sentiment (Our Daily Bread Designs) and punched it out. I edges both pieces with a bright gold paint (Lumiere) and attached the oval with foam mounting tape. I mounted the panel to black and then decided to stencil some "rays" using the mini sunburst stencil (TCW) and Lumiere paint. I all glued to a folded blue card.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ranger #8 manila tag. Fresco Finish Paints (chalk, cheesecake, sherbet) applied to the tag with my fingers - chalk in the center, then sherbet, and cheesecake around the edges. Quietfire Design Stamp (Always be my friend set) stamped with Archival Ink jet black. Tag embossed with Damask folder (Tim Holtz) and the arch shaped diffuser. Distress Ink (vintage photo) applied with a blending tool over the high spots. A charcoal pencil lightly around the arch shape and blended with my finger. Treasure Gold renaissance around the edges of the tag. The leaves are a Finnabair Mechanicals (Prima) painted with FF hey pesto, rubbed off the high spots while still wet, dried, TG renaissance added on the high spots so it matched the edges of the tag. Tim Holtz roses ribbon colored with sherbet paint and water, dried, brushed with Distress Ink vintage photo. Seam binding ribbon colored with sherbet and inked with Distress ink.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 9:51 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
My second post is now live on the PaperArtsy Blog and here are a couple of peeks as to what you will find.
I like to say a very big THANK YOU complete with a hug to everyone for your comments and congratulations!!!!!!! I truly appreciate each of you!!!!
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 1:02 PM
Monday, September 8, 2014
I have been waiting almost 9 months to share this!!! It's good I could tell my husband or I might just have busted keeping this secret :-) I am one of the semester 3 Guest Designers on the PaperArtsy blog!!!!!! What does that mean? It means I'll be sharing 3 projects this week (Mon, Tues, Wed) and another 3 each month through the end of the year.
My first project went live on their blog just minutes ago and I do hope you'll go check it out.
Below is one of the step-out pictures for today's project and clicking HERE will take you there!!
A huge thanks to Leandra and the whole PaperArtsy team for this opportunity!!
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 1:03 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014
A journal page measuring about 7 1/2 x 10". The page began some time ago with left over media from other projects. There was some grunge paste scraped around the edges, probably already colored with paint, various colors of paint in mostly greens and pinks, some white stenciling, and some leaves stenciled with colored embossing paste. To finish it I stamped the large calligraphy image (Quietfire Design, Give Thanks set) with Archival Ink jet black, stenciled some smaller leaves with Archival Ink leaf green, added paint (Fresco Finish) circles with lids, a finger dauber and a stencil, stamped smaller calligraphy images (Quietfire Design, Being Thankful set) among the leaves with Archival Ink leaf green and then decided to add tape and stamp them again in black. I was going to use masking tape but I couldn't find my narrow stuff so I used artists tape. I smeared family a little but it'll just have to stay. Every day there is so much to be thankful for, many things that we don't even take time to think about!!!
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 7:43 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2014
A journal page in my scripture journal. These pages are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2". Yesterday after I had sprayed the flowers I used a #8 manila tag to pick up the excess color and then decided instead of throwing it in the pile or box I would use it right away and I also hadn't done a page in my scripture journal for some time and really wanted to.
This page had some color on it, some from working on the other side of the page and some just randomly picked up. The pages in this book are not very thick and I've been gluing 2 together for added strength but somehow hadn't done that before working on the other side of the page... so to give the page a little more umph I gessoed over this side right over all the splots of color that were already there and dried it. My outside edge really needed even more strength and tape is a good choice. I found this orange with white flowers tape in my drawer - it's not marked and I don't remember where it came from - but it was a good color match for the tag I was determined to use. I had no plan here just did whatever popped in next. I let the page sit and worked on the tag. I stamped a PaperArtsy Ellen Vargo stamp across the tag with Archival Ink.... decided I wanted to use the quote stamp but since this is a scripture journal I also chose a scripture stamp (both are from Our Daily Bread Designs)... besides the tag could fit both but I also wanted them separate so tore the tag in half... doodled the edges with a Pitt pen.
Back to the page. I finger painted on some Fresco Finish (FF) limelight paint at the top and bottom coming down the left a little and up the right a little. Then how about I make a border. I grabbed one of Ellen Vargo's newest images and I was going to put a border at the top and bottom but then decided just the bottom. I stamped using Archival Ink jet black and then paint them in with London bus FF, went around the edges with a Sharpie paint marker, added some white dots to the insides and then black dots around the edges. For the rest of the background I've used a variety of stamps (Ellen Vargo, Sara Naumann, JOFY), some Archival ink and some paint and some splattering of paint. Really trying to just do and not think too much (hard for me). When I thought it was enough I glued on the tag and then decided a flower would be nice to cover up the tag hole (originally I thought I might hand something but, nope).
I love the quote!!! It is sooooooooo true. Looking to God doesn't mean everything is perfect and nothing bad happens, it just means we can have rest even in the midst of turmoil!!! The scripture is a reminder that no matter where or when or what, God hears us and is always available!!
I'm also linking this to Poetry Journal Monthly.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 5:00 AM
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Hello!!!! I'm using another new stamp from Quietfire Design, it's from the Always be my Friend set of 3 stamps. Oh, I keep forgetting to mention that QF has the new stamps on sale for 20% off.
The background of this card was left over after playing with alcohol inks for THIS post. I stamped the calligraphy image with Archival Ink jet black and added a piece of tissue tape across the panel. The flowers (Prima sunrise sunset collection) started out grey. I used a variety of sprays on them finishing up with Perfect Pearls mist in gold -love that shimmer. I added a drop of Glossy Accents behind each flower to glue them on. After it was dry I poked 2 holes to bring the ribbon through and tie it. I then decided to add some Treasure Gold white fire to the flower edges (yes, it would have been easier before they were attached but I didn't think of it then, lol) and the edge of the background. Don't you love how that metallic from the Treasure Gold really makes them pop!!!!
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 10:49 AM
Monday, September 1, 2014
A quick card!!! I used a stem of silk leaves, laid it on the white cardstock and sprayed over it with Glimmer Mist (golden terracotta & meadow green), blotted it, took the leaves off and dried it. The calligraphy image (Quietfire Design from the new set Twirl & Enjoy) is stamped with Archival Ink jet black. I then decided I wanted some speckling so I used a wet paintbrush and the terracotta spray to flick on speckles. I inked around the edges with Distress Ink vintage photo. Some washi tape, brown string and staples finish it up.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 1:25 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2014
This is a birthday card for a teenage boy. I pulled the background from that box I shared yesterday. I'm pretty sure it's alcohol inks spread using canned air. I painted an area large enough for the scripture (Our Daily Bread Designs) so that it would stand out and not get lost in the busyness of the background. Pen doodles around the edges. A piece of burlap and a combination of Finnabair mechanicals and Idea-ology gears. Some paint spots added with the back of a paintbrush to help set off the scripture.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 8:00 AM
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Good Morning!!! I'm again playing with the new stamp from Quietfire Design, When in doubt Twirl, and I'm also playing with old and new stamps from PaperArtsy Ellen Vargo. The twirl stamp is so Fun, it just makes me smile!!! Flowers also make me smile and I wanted to make a big beautiful flower from a new Ellen stamp. A journal page seemed like the place to go. I started the background by scraping Fresco Finish paints (limelight, beach hut) and then used a baby wipe to fill in some left over white spots with zesty zing. Next I stamped the large sketchy circle and then the new small sketchy with Archival Ink aquamarine. The large swirl stamp at the bottom is first stamped with a mix of green paints and then after I had the flower done I decided to also stamp it with Archival Ink emerald green. Around the edge is a sketchy oval stamped with Archival Ink jet black. Twirl is stamped with Archival Ink jet black... the first time I stamped it directly on the background and got it crooked because I forgot it wasn't straight on my acrylic block because the first time I used it it didn't have to be since I was going to tear it out (see previous post). So I tore a piece of masking tape, put it over my first stamping, painted it, and then stamped it again. To blend in the edges of the masking tape I doodled the long twirl around it but that was actually a perfect addition - twirl, twirl!!!
I needed to stamp the petals of the flower onto something and I have this large box of various backgrounds and scraps that I throw leftover pieces in after working on something. To prove it's large here is a couple of pics.
You are not even seeing to the bottom of the box in the picture below.
The piece of paper on the very top is what's left of the piece I used to stamp all the flower petals on and cut them out (also the circle for the center of the flower). Yes, it first came out of the box and then what was left went back in. I'm really trying to start using up some of this stuff!!!! I put the flower together and then first painted on the stem and then used a Posca paint marker over it and finally a white gel pen and a black Pitt pen. I also used the Pitt pen to draw a spiral on the center of the flower. A white Sharpie paint marker was used to add the white dots to the petals. I hope this page makes you smile.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 8:40 AM
Friday, August 29, 2014
I'm using another new stamp from Quietfire Design from the set Twirl & Enjoy. This stamp makes me smile. To think about twirling is just such a happy thought!!
As I thought about the stamp my old spiral punch (marvy Uchida) came to mind and I knew I wanted to combine them. I punched 7 spirals from a scrap of heavy textured cardstock and glued them to another piece of smooth cardstock using gel medium. I gessoed over the whole piece and then began painting with Fresco Finish paints. My first layer was dolly mix. I then added some orchid in spots and finally a mix of mostly vanilla with a little zesty zing to make a brighter yellow. I somewhat blended between colors but not too much, just making sure hard lines were gone. I used a black All Stabilo pencil and water brush along the inside of the swirls and decided I needed something more. I grabbed the bora bora paint and using my finger lightly went over the swirls. I did get some around the swirls but that even looked good and I also rubbed my finger around the edges. Now it looked good!! I painted a scrap of cardstock with yellow mix of paint, dried it, stamped the quote with Archival Ink jet black and tore it out. I first layered it onto another painted piece but then changed my mind and in the process got a couple little spots of paint on this piece but went ahead and left it. I glued it to the background and added a couple of clippiolas (I haven't used these in a long time and noticed them just a couple days before I was working on this card). The finished size of this card is 4 1/2" x 4 3/4".
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 12:03 AM
Quietfire Design has 4 new sets of stamps and this canvas uses one of the stamps from the Give Thanks set. When I received the new stamps and looked through them, this was the one I wanted to use first and I just felt like making a canvas.
The canvas is 6" square. I started by painting it with Fresco Finish paints (mushroom, rose, sage), drying it and also stenciling on some rose through the 6x6 TCW stencil (tiny circles). I stamped the quote onto tissue paper with Archival Ink jet black and glued it onto the canvas with gel medium both under and over the tissue. Next I wanted texture and pulled out my jar of Golden glass bead gel I got a few months ago and hadn't tried yet... yum!!! I've decided I way too much fun stuff just sitting around and I need to start using it!!! Wonderful things but it seems I get something, use it a bit, and then it's on to the next thing and the other stuff gets left behind. I have a shelf full of different sprays that are like this. I love spray!!! Of course, new ones are fun and then there is the fact that you can't use everything all the time!! Anyway I grabbed a couple of bottles of Glimmer mist (both greens) and sprayed it over the bead gel. I kept it off the quote area by holding a baby wipe there while spraying... a fabulous tricked learned at the Finnabair classes I attended. I blotted up any spots that had too much spray and then dried it. Next I used some renaissance Treasure Gold around the edges of the beaded area and down some on the sides of the canvas. I cut the flowers and greenery from the Sizzix Tim Holtz strip dies (tattered floral garden and Spring greenery) - the butterflies were left over from cutting with the butterfly frenzy die - and sprayed all the pieces with Glimmer Mist. After they were dry I added shading with Distress Inks and stamped the flowers and leaves with a variety of background images (Wendy Vecchi Studio 490) and the butterflies with an old Inkadinkado stamp. Some metal pieces (Prima Finnabair), brads, and pearls finish things up.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 12:01 AM
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Another simple card and this catches me up with things I'd done and not blogged. The flower is a Stamp-it Stencil-it! set from Wendy Vecchi called Fresh & Funky. These sets have a stamp and matching stencil packaged together so I could stamp the flower, lay over the stencil and sponge ink on just the flower, stem and leaves... very cool!!! Before stamping the flower I stamped a background image (Fred Mullett stamp) through a large circle using Archival Ink, Then I added the flower. Then I added the green ink in the background also flicking with water. Some text stamping in the background. Stamped Joy, added black pen around the edges and white pen to the center of the flower and finally decided to stamp part of Wendy's wonderful doily at the bottom.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 6:13 AM
Monday, August 25, 2014
I love Vintaj products and don't play with them nearly enough. For these earrings I started with brass blank circles and embossed them with the wildflower vines folder and sanded both sides. Added amethyst patina and removed it from the high spots. After it was dry I again sanded the high spots and then glazed the pieces (both sides allowing the first side to dry and then doing the other side). Next I used the dapping block to cup the circles a little. The butterflies have a little opalite patina on them and they are also glazed. Jump rings, wire, ear wires and some beads from my stash and their done!! These were for a gift and one of these days I need to make myself a pair!!!
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 1:46 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2014
A super fast card to send a note to someone. I used a TCW stencil and Distress Inks for the background also adding some Distress Ink splatters using a water brush. Dried it. Stamped the quote (Our Daily Bread Designs) with Archival Ink jet black. A couple of scraps of colored cardstock and a folded white card. Done!!!
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 10:33 AM
Friday, August 22, 2014
On white cardstock I sponged Versamark ink through a TCW stencil and then embossed with white powder. Added color with Distress Inks, wiped off any excess on the embossed flower with a slightly damp towel, flicked on some water, blotted it and dried it. Stamped a script lightly with Distress ink. Stamped the sentiment (old PSX stamp) with Archival Ink jet black. The dimensional dots in the center of the flower are made with a Viva Perlen pen.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 7:37 AM
Thursday, August 21, 2014
.... truly!! I was drawing a complete blank and so told it like it was :-))
I had some polished stone samples lying on my work space after I had finished THIS POST on the Quietfire Creations blog.... (side note - Quietfire Design currently has their alcohol inks on sale for 30% off, you'll see the sale price after the item is in your cart).... and decided to use one of them for this card. I stamped the flower (Wendy Vecchi Studio 490) and embossed it. I then used the oval shaped Embossing Diffuser (Tim Holtz Alterations) and an embossing folder to emboss the swirls and then sanded over the embossing just a bit. I decided I wanted to define the oval area more so drew around the oval opening with a black pen. The edges of the panel are distress a bit and inked with Distress Ink. I added color and highlights to the flower with markers and a white gel pen. A piece of gold cording and some pearls finish it off.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I began by cutting the folded card and the layered piece with a Spellbinder's die. On the center panel, I stamped the large flower (Chocolate Baroque) with Versamark Ink and embossed it with white powder. Using blending foam I added various Distress Inks blending as I went, wiped the excess ink off the flower and flicked on water to create spots, blotting and drying. I stamped the center of the flower on a scrap, embossed it, added ink, cut it out, used a stylus on the back rubbing in circles so it would have a dome shape and added it to the flower with a piece of foam behind. I stamped and embossed Thinking of You... (an old Stampin' Up stamp). I inked around the edges of the folded card trying not to match the exact colors around the edge of the center panel and then dry embossed just the front of the folded card using and embossing folder. I added gold Smooch ink around the edges of the center panel and attached it to the folded card. Added the punched out butterfly and sticky-back pearls.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 5:54 AM
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A super quick card. The background is done using TCW stencil and distress inks. The butterfly (Memory Box) is die cut from white paper and colored with distress inks. The body of the butterfly and the edges of the background have gold Smooch on them. Hi is a Stampabilities stamp.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 6:59 AM
Monday, August 18, 2014
A friend of mine had indicated that she would love some cards, made by me, for her birthday that she could use. They didn't have to really complicated and she wanted to be able to mail them. Soon after the suggestion I had posted THIS CARD to my blog to which she replied that that would be a really good one so I decided to make a set to give to her. All basicly the same, just changing up the color and the greeting. As in the original card I used Fresco Finish paints in the background and Archival inks to stencil the flowers. For the greetings.... top left - Quietfire Design; top right - The Stamp Pad Co.; bottom left - hand carved stamp by Michelle Morlan; bottom right - PaperArtsy.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 1:48 PM