Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #34 - Buttons!!

It's time for a new The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month we are creating mixed media products using buttons. Such a fun topic. Our Guest Designer and Sponsor this month is that FAB May Flaum. Our lucky random winner will get a prize package of May's awesome 28 Lilac Lane Embellishments and free spot in her next online class focusing on embellishments. I hope you will come play with us this month for this fun challenge!!



I have a nice stash of 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment bottles. They are so much fun. They have different buttons, beads, pearls and sequins!


I didn't take any process pictures because I was just having 
too much fun to stop along the way. But, I created the background 
using these PaperArtsy Fresco Paints. 


Here is my final project. It's a 5x5 pre-gessoed clay board. I used the PaperArtsy paints for the background and I some PaperArtsy stamps on the background and  to make the "road."
That cute camper is stamp from Just For Fun Stamps. Of course I paved my road with tons of 28 Lilac Lane buttons, sequins, beads and pearls.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #7

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a Photo Inspiration challenge with some horses in the snow.  I can't wait to see what you create!



I tried out the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick on this card. I used regular distress ink on the wooden letters and spray with Goosebumps texture spray for this cool effect.  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly "Sweet Inspiration" - Mid Month Inspiration


I made another project for this month's Mixed Media Monthly "Sweet Inspiration" Challenge. I wanted to use my Stampendous Urban Scribble stamp and stencil set designed by Nathalie Kalbach. I really love this set and how many ways you can use it. It has a rubber stamp and a foam stamp that has a flat side and a detailed side. Plus, it comes with a cool stencil.


To start my art journal page, I painted on the flat side of the foam stamp with PaperArtsy Fresco paints. Then, I stamped on top of the paint with the rubber stamp using Archival Ink. To fill out the rest of the journal page I created a frame around the city using the Dylusions large journaling block. I covered the "frame" area with Dreamweaver Pearlescent Paste from Stampendous and painted over it with PaperArtsy blue paints. While the blue paints were wet I sprinkled some Frantage Glitters over it. It's hard to see in the photo, but the frame is quite randomly sparkly.

Then, I used the stencil to fill in the area around the city and to tone down that color I painted over the stenciled area with some white watercolor paint. To make it more of a "Valentine's Day" theme I traced the large heart using a Maya Road mask and painted it in with Pearlescent Embossing paste that I colored with PaperArtsy red translucent paints. The letters are a Tim Holtz font that I covered with the white Pearlescent paste. To finish it off I added some black and white pen work and some small heart shaped bling on the buildings.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #6

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a Photo Inspiration challenge with some horses in the snow.  I can't wait to see what you create!



I was inspired by the horses and the snow. Since I don't have any horse stamps, I used an my Ellen Hutson Leaping Deer die. I also used a 12x12 paper pad from Recollections called Ice Crystals. I sprayed a few sprays of Tattered Angels Chocolate Brown Glimmer Mist on the background paper just to make it a little more interesting. I also used an Espresso Distress Marker to line the edges of the deer and other elements of the card to make them stand out a little.  I adhered the deer and sentiment with foam tape. I also went over the snowflakes in the deer and the letters with a clear Wink of Stella pen so you can see a little sparkle. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

PaperArtsy Love Mini Pallet

I created this Valentine's mini pallet (Maya Road) using PaperArtsy Emma Godfrey stamps and paints and Archival Inks. To finish it off I covered the heart in Tattered Angels Glitter Glam glitter paint.  I was inspired to enter the PaperArtsy challenge by this post by Tracy Scott.




 I took some pictures along the way of the process. Here they are. 






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