Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #45 - Photo Inspiration

It's time for another Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month we have a "love"ly inspiration challenge. Our sponsor is Topflight Stamps. They are offering our lucky random winner a $25 gift certificate. Topflight Stamps sells lots of awesome International stamps with loads of great mixed media stamps, stencils and paints.

I used Paperartsy Stamps and Paints from Topflight Stamps for my project.

Tracy Scott #15

PaperArtsy Paints

I created a brayered background using the more pink and purple paints. Then I stamps with Versafine Archival Black Ink and colored in the stamps with the PaperArtsy Fresco paints. I cut out the heart from a journal page where I had been cleaning my brayer so it had the same colors. Then I sprayed it with Dina Wakley Ruby Shimmer Spray covered it with Prismacolor glitter pen. I adhered it to the gesso board from Dick Blick Art Supplies with foam tape. Then I adhered the Tim Holtz word strip with Elmers glue pen. I also went over the border scallops with matching Prismacolor glitter pens. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44 - Ring in the New Year

It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our challenge is to Ring in the New Year - anyway you like it. I decided to use new supplies on my project. We have a fun mixed media prize package for our random monthly winner.

I created an art journal page. I tore up Jane Davenport napkins into little pieces and decoupaged them onto the blank page. Then I printed out the 2018 numbers from a Word document and decoupaged them on the page. I added some shading to the letters with a gray Faber Castell Big Brush Artist Pen. Then I added white accents with an Edding White Pastel Pen and black border with a Memento Black pen.

Then I stamped the Celebrating Cat with Archival Ink and colored it in with Copic Markers. I wrote the sentiment words and cut them out and adhered them to the page with double sided tape. Finally, I added some Studio Calico star sequins and Viva Glitter pen accents around the happy cat.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!!!

Fat Cat #04

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43 - Photo Inspiration

It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. This month we have a festive photo inspiration. Our sponsor is BoozyBear and they provided the design team with really fun laser cut wooden shapes. I used some snowflakes and circles in my project.

To make my project I used a 5 x 5 white art board from Dick Blick. I used a TCW Circle stencil that is filled with circle on the background. I colored the circle silver and gold using silver and gold Dreamweaver Embossing paste. Then I brushed DecoArt Gold Interference over the whole thing. I painted the snowflakes silver and also added the Gold Interference on them, then added glitter. I ran silver and gold ink around the edges of the board to finish it off. I heat embossed the Believe sentiment from Lavinia Stamps and inked the edges and also brushed Interference on it. To put it together I added three of the wooden circle shapes in their natural color with hot glue and then added the snowflakes and sentiment. Finally, I put a few iridescent pearls on the snowflakes and sentiment. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will play with us this month.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dancing Reindeer and Santa Christmas Card

Just sharing a card I made using this cute Katzelkraft Stamp featuring Dancing Reindeer and Santa. I used my Koi Watercolors. I haven't used watercolors in a long time so I'm a little rusty, but it was fun to play with them again. I just cut the watercolor paper down so it would fit on a 4.25 x 5.5 card with a matching purple base. I added a white pen for accents. Thanks for stopping by!

Dancing Santa and Rendeer

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge #26

Welcome to Christmas Card Challenges. I'm sorry to say that after 8 years, this will be the last challenge. I hope you will be able to join us one last time. We have a Candy Cane photo challenge this week.

For my card I used a sparkly patterned paper background and framed it with some white and red paper. I used a stitched rectangle die to put the sentiment in. The sentiment was cut from red glitter paper. It was an easy and fun card to make. Thanks for stopping by!

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