Friday, December 28, 2007
The current challenge on the Created Byhand blog is to use tyvek. I cut a piece of tyvek a couple inches larger on all sides than this saying stamp from Quietfire design, colored the tyvek with Colorbox chalk inks and stamped the saying with Stazon ink. I then layed an acrylic block over the saying and used a heat tool on the rest of the tyvek, removed the acrylic block and carefully added some heat to the center to help things lay better. I really had to work with the piece to get it to lay ok and still be able to read the words but I think it was worth the fiddling. Layered the piece onto Bazzill cardstock and added skeleton leaves (natural and copper) and paper flowers sponged with chalk ink and brads added to the centers.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Here are the simple rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
Here are my random facts:
1. It's hard for me to share about myself.
2. I grew up in Minnesota.
3. I was best friends with my dhs youngest sister in high school and when he came home for a visit that's how we met.
4. I do some of my best thinking in the shower.
5. I love making backgrounds and it's hard for me to use preprinted paper.
6. I wish words came easy to me.
7. I prefer to have a cleaned up work area.
Now to tag 7 people...
Kelly - Artsy Visions
Jodi - Art from the hArt
Chris - Evidence of an Artistic Life
Lenna - creative lenna
Kristy - Kristy's Musings
Suzanne - Quietfire Style
Gayle at Stamper's Touch
The challenge on Created byhand is to use a collage image. I just love the collage images available from Quietfire Design and now that she offers them as pdf files they are even more fabulous!! This girl is found on the Vintage Children 2 sheet. It was printed on regular white cardstock and cut out with deckle scissors, layered onto blue and then purple bazzill cardstock. The background was stamped using Distress Inks faded jeans, milled lavender, and dusty concord with large bubble wrap. I inked up the bubble wrap and stamped it on atc sized white cardstock. After stamping I also sponged on some Distress Ink antique linen and then rubbed dusty concord right on the edges. "Serenity" (Quietfire Design) is stamped on vellum with Stazon royal purple.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The challenge this week on Created Byhand is tags. This is a shipping tag stained with coffee, dried, sprayed with Stamp Zia chroma spray lava and dried. Stamped a small heart flourish across the background with Distress Ink old paper. The collage image and stamp are from Quietfire Design. Stamped the saying on cream cardstock and cut out each word and the heart. Went over the outline of the heart with a gold gel pen and then colored it in with Glaze Pen. Edged each word and the heart with a red Sharpie marker.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
My order of crackle paints from Rubber Chicken Stamp Art arrived today and it was fun to use some on this. It worked great on the cardstock but did cause some warping. I'll be playing a lot with these!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
A good friend from Norway (thanks Tea) sent me a string of thick felt flowers and right away I knew what I wanted to do with one. I glued it to an ATC sized piece of 140# watercolor paper, gessoed the whole piece, painted it with Golden fluid acrylics, stamped the script over it, wrote on the words and then, of course, sent it off to Norway.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
The background for this atc was inspired by some atcs done by Joanne, an artist on one of the yahoo groups I belong too. I cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to atc size and tore off most of the top layer exposing the corrugated center. I then took torn pieces of solid tissue paper (light pink, medium green, and a deep dusty rose) and glued them on using Golden matte medium letting them hang over the edges. While it was still wet I sprayed them with diluted Ranger color wash stream, butterscotch and cranberry and let that dry completely. Next I used the matte medium to glue the extra paper hanging over the edges to the back, let that dry. Then I sprayed it with gold spray webbing, let that dry. And lastly I used a blitzer to add sprays of gold Krylon paint pen and let that dry. The girl is an image from the Tuscan Rose Vintage Images CD #1. Letters were printed and punched with a quarter inch hole punch.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Both of these atc projects were done for the ATC Workshop on the Artists of the Round Table yahoo group.
The first one is a folded atc. All the images used on this are from Quietfire Design. I started with white glossy cardstock, stamped a large diamond background with resist ink, sponged over that with Adirondack inks. The small diamond border and tree were stamped with Adirondack inks.
This triptych has cardstock as the base. I glued on a page from a phone book and also some tissue paper along the bottom. Let that dry and painted it using Golden fluid acrylics. Stamping was done with Stazon ink. Leaves are punched from cardstock and colored with Adirondack inks.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
The background of the atc was done using water-soluable oil pastels. I scribbled them on and then blended them with my finger. The image (Time to Stamp) was stamped using Versafine vintage sepia and onyx black. Inked the whole image with sepia and then just tapped the edges with black. Leaves were punched from mustard colored cardstock and then Moon Glow embossing powder was added to each one. Words were written with a micron pen.
For the card I used a brayer and Kaleidacolor autumn spendor to ink up the collage stamp (Time to Stamp Lucid Dreams collection) and then stamped it onto white glossy paper. Trimmed paper and sponged on extra color around image to filled cardstock. "Changes" uses Time to Stamp's Artist's Stamp Alphabet and is stamped with Stazon jet black. Layered onto white cardstock, then corner punched rust colored cardstock and onto folded black card. Leaf charm (Time to Stamp) attached with glossy accents.