Monday, June 18, 2018

Floral Birthday Card

Here we are at the beginning of the 3rd week of June.  That means 2018 is almost half over.  Can you believe it!!

This card is almost all Tim Holtz products.  The background is the Botanical 3D embossing folder.  The pink is Wendy Vecchi's Cactus Flower Archival Ink - LOVE that color!!! I die cut a rectangle from the background using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Stacked Deckle and popped up the cut piece inking the edges of both rectangles. The flower is stamped, die cut with it's matching die, and colored using Distress Inks and markers.  There is also a bit of white colored pencil used.  Happy Birthday was die cut from black cardstock.  I then added Distress Dry Glitter Rock Candy to the words using Glossy Accents.  After it was dry I went over them with Black Alcohol Ink to make the black darker.  I love the way it turned out.  A couple of Idea-ology pieces.  Distress Paint was added to the edges of the token and the letters highlighted with Distress Crayon.   

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tea & Thee

Hello!!!  I'm sharing this card over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today.  I hope you have time to pop over THERE to check it out. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Happy Tuesday!!!

For the background of this card I put Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Inks (Sunflower, Prickley Pear, Fern Green) on my craft sheet, sprayed with water and swiped a piece of watercolor paper through it picking up more ink until I liked it.  Once dried, I stamped over it with Wendy's Archival Ink and the Tim Holtz background stamp, Botanical.  Fern Green Blendable Dye Ink was sponged around the edges, dried, and dots made with a white gel pen.  The flowers are made with Susan's Garden Geranium die set (Elizabeth Craft Designs).  Happy Anniversary (Elizabeth Craft Designs by Suzanne Cannon) is die cut from Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.  The butterfly is a Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini inked with Blendable Dye Inks, stamped with Wendy's Dot Background and then white gel pen dots added to the center of the red stamped dots. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Welcome Little One

Hello on this very warm, humid Saturday.  I am once again sharing a card made with new releases from Elizabeth Craft Designs designed by Suzanne Cannon.

I started with a Gel Press print from my pile and stamped the Welcome Little One oval (ECD or QF) with Archival Ink Jet Black using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.  A white gel pen was used on the moon and stars.  The piece was trimmed down, edges distressed, layered to a white panel, edges distressed, and then layered to a folded white card.  The onesie is  part of the Little Ones Set (QF or ECD).  I cut the solid piece from white cardstock, the detailed piece from colored cardstock and lightly inked the edges. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Party Time!

Hello!!!  I'm back today sharing an easy card using new release items.  On Tuesday Elizabeth Craft Designs released new dies and stamps for the A Way With Words collections by designer, Suzanne Cannon.  Today I've used the Big Balloon (QF or ECD), You're Invited (QF or ECD), and a stamp from the Please Join Us Collection (QF or ECD).  

I dug through my stuff and pulled a piece of paper from many years ago made while playing with Dee Gruenig's sponges and inks.  I cut the big balloon from that paper.  The edges of the balloon are inked with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry.  The bow/string is cut from pink cardstock and inked a bit with Picked Raspberry.  You're Invited is cut from white cardstock.  Party Time! was stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black.  A bit of Wink of Stella Gl. Clear pen was added to You're Invited and around the edges of the white card.  You have no idea how hard it was for me to have a white background, LOL.  

I hope you enjoy the card!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Miss You - New Releases

Hello!!!  It is new release day for Elizabeth Craft Design's and designer, Suzanne Cannon.  You can find the whole release at ECD here or at Quietfire Design here.  There is also a blog post at Quietfire Creations about the new release with projects and a post on the Elizabeth Craft Design's Blog with a large collection of projects created with the new release.  Also, if you missed it, for the past week on the Quietfire Creations blog there was a project every day using the new release.

I'm sharing a card here today.  I die cut the hearts (ECD / QF) from a panel of White Soft Finish Cardstock.  A piece of white cardstock was cut large enough to cover the hearts area, a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive was added to the top, the liner removed and then covered with Silk Microfine Glitter Fuchsia.  This was attached behind the cut out hearts so the glitter would show through to the front.  The edges of the panel were inked bringing the green color up farther at the bottom.  Several Leafy Branches (Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4) were cut, inked, attached along the bottom edge.  Once glued on they were trimmed even with the panel.  Miss you (ECD / QF) was die cut from white cardstock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  The adhesive liner was removed and the die cut covered with Fuchsia Glitter.  

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Circle Journal 2 - Month 4

Hello Again!!!  I'm back with another circle journal post.  This is my page in Linda's book.  I even have a few process pics to share with you.

The pages of her book are heavy cardboard mailers and we were to do one side.  I began with a coat of Fresco Finish paint and then scraped Crackle Glaze over it.

I let that partially dry, brushed Chalk Fresco Finish Paint over it and left it to get those fabulous cracks.  Once it was completely dry I added translucent colors.

Stenciling and stamping over the page.  See that small square with the circles.... those are the plastic spacers taken out of Wink of Stella pens before you start using them.  I glued them to a piece of corrugated plastic and they make a wonderful stamp.

The leaves are stenciled with Grunge Paste and then inked.  Doodling along two edges.  Blue solid circles done with paint and a pencil eraser.  Highlights added to the dark blue circles.

I'm pretty sure this was a piece of cardstock with Distress Oxide inks on it.  I stenciled the leafy branch with gel medium, let it dry, and then foiled it using a heat laminator.

The small envelope was included with the book as something that could be used.  I added it to my page with a note tucked inside.  The quote is stamped onto, I think, tissue paper.  There some cheese cloth behind it.  Some chunky glitter (probably German glass glitter?).  A piece of gold mirror cardstock embossed with an embossing folder is behind the foil leaf piece.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Circle Journal 2 - Month 3

My work in another journal for My second round of the Circle Journal Swap.  "Circle" because our books go from person to person until they get "around the circle" and back to us.  I appears I only did a couple of process pictures for this book too.

This book belongs to Chris.  Her book was made with heavy mailer envelopes.  Inside each envelope she had decorated sticks with a prompt to use on our page.  The one I chose says "Create a border of leaves along one side of your page."

All paints and stencils are PaperArtsy.  All stamps are PaperArtsy except the quote in the center.  The quote in the center is from Taylored Expressions.  In the background beneath the first layers of paint is collaged hymnal pages and washi tape.  

The leafy branches along the right side are stenciled with Grunge Paste and once dry, I put the stencil back on and inked.   

Monday, May 28, 2018

He Lifted Me Out

Hello and Happy Memorial Day!!  I'm very thankful to those who gave so much!!

I'm sharing a canvas today that was created with the More Than Words May Challenge in mind.

I began with a 9" x 12" Wood Panel.  It is 1 1/2" deep.  The creative challenge for May is Frames.  I used an old metal frame.

I altered the frame by painting completely with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint (Slate) and then lightly brushing Treasure Gold Over it.  First I used White Fire and then added some Brass just on the highest areas.

The word inspiration is Memories.  My greatest memory is how God spoke into my life and I accepted Jesus's sacrifice for us on the cross.  It truly is the best day anyone could have.  I cannot (or would not want to) image a life without Christ by my side.

I've used all Fresco Finish Paints on this except for the sides of the canvas.  There I used Golden Fluid Acrylic Bone Black.  I began the top by gluing (Distress Collage Medium Matte) down pieces of hymnal pages and printed tissue paper.  I added a light coat of Vanilla paint over the whole thing.  I mixed Slate paint with Distress Grit Paste and put it through a Tim Holtz stencil that made me think of a stone road.  Once dry I painted below the stenciled area with french Roast and above the stenciled area with Hey Pesto and Glass Blue and then sponged Magic Moss right along the top edge of the stenciling.  At the bottom of the canvas I added embossing ink and embossed using Emerald Creek (Seth Apter) Baked Texture Rocky Road.  I added a second layer of Rocky Road over part of the area mostly near the bottom and right side.  I sponged more French Roast Paint along the top edge of the Rocky Road onto the bottom edge of the stenciling.  I stenciled flower type images (TCW stencil) with Chalk paint over the top area of the canvas.  The "rays" were done with a Tim Holtz stencil.  I mixed Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste with Butter paint and just a drop of Banana paint.  The scripture (Our Daily Bread Designs) was stamped onto white cardstock with Archival Ink Jet Black.  The paper was cut to fit the frame.  I then embossed two layers of Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax onto the paper.  Over the embossing I brushed one coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte to take away the shine of the embossing.  After gluing the paper into the frame, I attached the frame to the canvas with Golden Extra Heavy Gel Medium Gloss.  Since you can see some of the Gel through the decorative part of the frame I added Distress Dry Glitter Rock Candy onto the gel while it was still wet.  Even though the gel dries to mostly clear I thought the glitter would just look better glittering around there.  Besides, a life with Christ should glitter and shine.  With my finger I added Treasure Gold Brass around the top and a smidge on the rays.  I dug through my stash of flowers and used/put together all the ones I put on the canvas.  Glued along with the flowers is some Prills, Seas The Day Mix.  Finally I've added some Idea-ology Small Talk stickers glued on with the Distress Collage Medium.  

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Circle Journal 2 - Month 2

Hello!!!  I hope you are doing well!!!

Way back last fall I shared Month 1 of the 2nd Circle Journal swap I'm participating in.  That post can be found HERE.  That post shows the book that I made for this swap.  Everyone incorporated, somehow, envelopes into their book.  There are 12 of us in the swap so it takes a year to get our books back.  We've been working along and have only a couple of months left.  I have been very remiss in not posting each time I work in a book.  Life has been busy and since posting doesn't have a deadline it keeps getting set aside.  I'm hoping to fix that, lol.  

These are my pages in Catherine's journal.  We must use at least one PaperArtsy product in each book.  I tend to use many more than one especially focusing on using Fresco Finish Chalk Paints and PaperArtsy stamps.  It seems I only took a couple of process pictures for this book.  I chose to keep the envelope opening on the left side  and then created a card to go inside besides arting up the spread.