Sunday, May 8, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #23 - Color Challenge

It's time for another Christmas Card Challenge. This week we have an Color Challenge. I hope that you will join us. It's never to early to get started on you Christmas Cards!!

For my card I created the background using a Silver Gelato and water. To create the trees I used Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Trees and Dies with Hero Arts Ombre ink in Lime to Forever Green. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Merry Christmas Messages with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I used foam tape to attach the trees. The white paper is Neenah Solar White and I matted it with Stampin' Up Basic Gray and Old Olive card stock.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #24 - Butterflies and Blooms

It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Our theme this month is "Dimension." Just create a project that has some dimension. Our guest designer and sponsor is the amazing Ken Oliver!!  He is offering a set of Caribbean Brights Color Burst and a Best Ever Craft Mat to our random winner. What a great prize!
I used several of Ken's Color Bursts to create my art journal page. First I stamped my Dina Wakley Stamps with Ranger Black Archival ink. Then I added some Color Bursts with water in a palette and created my own watercolors. I used a water brush to color in the flowers, butterflies and sky. Later, I added some accents with a black and white Stabilo pencils and black and white Dylusions paint pens. I also did some stamping on the blue sky with blue Archival Inks. I hope you will play along with us this month. I can't wait to see what beautiful creations everyone will make. 

I took this picture at night with poor lighting when the page was
still wet before adding any pencils or pens.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

PaperArtsy Challeng #8 - White Space

I'm entering this Altered Clipboard for the PaperArtsy White Space Challenge. I altered this clipboard using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints and stamps. It has a pretty good amount of white space, even though it more like pink & purple space. The stamps are PaperArtsy Lin Brown sets 24 and 22. I stamped with Ranger Archival Black Ink. I made the background using Leandra's technique using Cut & Dry Foam. It's one of my favorite ways to make a background. Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Card Challenges #21

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week it's everybody's favorite - Anything Goes. I can't wait to see what you create.

I made a card using only papers and die cuts from the Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Christmas collection. I love buying collections and just being able to quickly create a nice card. I hope you are inspired to see what you have in a collection and go make some Christmas cards!! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #20 - Color Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a Color Challenge. It's never too early to start on your Christmas cards! I can't wait to see what you create.

For my card I used Cranberry Christmas Papers from DCWV. I liked this patterned paper that had the colors of the challenge, but no green so I colored in some of the white leaves with a some green Copic Markers so it would match the challenge. I used a couple of papers from this pad. The wood NOEL came from Michaels. Thanks for stopping by!

The original patterned paper.

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