Monday, July 16, 2018

Nothing Else But Miracles


Hi There!!!!  This is a quick 4" x 6" page/panel/card - whatever you want to call it - using a few of the new release Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic colors from PaperArtsy.  You can see all 12 new colors in a post of the PaperArtsy blog HERE. I have just a few of the new colors and used 3 of them here - Peach Nectar, Blah Mange, and Vintage Lace.  I brayered those 3 colors, in that order, onto a piece of Heavy Smoothy Card, with more color around the edges than in the middle.  The leaves and bird and random dots/splatter (not sure what you'd call it) are all from the Sara Naumann stencil PS091.  The leaves were stenciled with Peach Nectar, two layers; the bird with Little Black Dress, and the splatter with both Blah Mange and Vintage Lace.  The quote is from the Sara Naumann stamp set ESN24.  It is stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform so I could stamp it a few times.  I brushed a bit more Peach Nectar on the edges, added stitching, and then splattered some Little Black Dress thinned with water.  I really like these new colors and will be getting the rest soon.  



Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mixed Media Congrats



A congrats card for a special young woman who graduated college.  "Congrats" is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die by designer, Suzanne Cannon.  The background is PaperArtsy Infusions on watercolor paper and then embossing paste through a TCW stencil.  Gold paint around the edges and attached to a folded black card.  Flowers with a brad to finish it off. 



Monday, July 9, 2018

Beach & Seashells


Hello!!!  This art journal page is created in the Dylusions large journal and is for the More Than Words July Challenge which is Beach & Seashells.  Beach is the word inspiration which means you have to say how the word inspired you and/or use the actual word on your project.  Seashells is the creative challenge which means you have to use seashells in some form on your project.  I chose to use actual shells and also used a stencil of a nautilus.  While Krista was here on vacation we spent time working on this challenge.  My page was almost finished when she left.  I just had to glue all the pieces on.  


All the paint I used on my page is PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints.  The "sand" is Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder (Dirty Sand).  The nautilus stencil is DecoArt/Andy Skinner (Fossil).  The water splash and dots stencils used in the background are Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz.  I stenciled the nautilus using Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi) mixed with a little pink paint for a very light pink color.  After the paste was dry, I put the stencil back on and added the light brownish color with Distress Ink, dried it, put the stencil back on and sprayed it with Mica Spray, Pearl (Ranger).  The "footprints" are an old stamp.  I stamped them on Plain Tim Holtz Collage Paper using Archival Ink.  After gluing the footprints to the "beach", I added another layer of the Dirty Sand Baked Texture covering the edges of the paper and getting somewhat close to the footprints.  Love it!!!  After gluing on the shells and charms I also added some Beadazzles (tiny holeless beads and sequins).  






Saturday, July 7, 2018

Always Believe


Hello!!!  I hope this post finds you well!!  It was a very busy but wonderful couple of weeks here.  My husband's brother and his wife were here for a long weekend and then the day they left out daughter and her partner arrived to take their vacation at our place.  They were here for 1 1/2 weeks.  Krista, our daughter, and I spent a good amount of time arting together.  We did do some stamping but we also did lots of acrylic paint pouring.  It's something we were both interested in exploring so I gathered supplies before she got here and we played lots.  I'll have to share a post just about that soon.

Today I have a card to share.  The quote stamp is from Quietfire Design.  Don't you just love Suzanne's wonderful calligraphy turned into stamps for our use.  The little butterfly is a cutting die designed by Suzanne for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The background is done with the Sizzix/Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder.  It was embossed into black cardstock, inked over with Oxide ink and then metallic added with Nuvo and Treasure Gold.  The die cut flowers are Sizzix/Tim Holtz.  Around the edges of the torn quote panel and along the bottom of the background is Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Texture powder, Chunky Rust and then around all the edges of the background is Baked Texture Rocky Road. 




Monday, July 2, 2018

Artist Trading Coins


Hello!!!  I have a post over on the Quietfire Creations Blog Today.  I'm sharing 4 different Artist Trading Coins.  These are just 2 of them.  I hope you have a moment to check it out.

Hugs, Wanda


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.