Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10 - Birds of a Feather

It's time for the March Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10. This month our theme is "Birds of a Feather".  Just make a mixed media project with anything "birdie" like birds, feathers, eggs, nests, etc...


Our sponsor this month is Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. They are graciously offering 2 awesome Gelatos Sets for prizes so we will have 2 random winners!!!  Our designers used their Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products on their projects this month. And, our guest designer is on the permanent Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Design Team - Rita Barakat. Be sure to visit the blog to see Rita's awesome projects and all the other inspirational projects from our design team.


Here's my Birds of a Feather Project. I used tons of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products on this card. I'm sorry I didn't take any photos along the way, but I wasn't really sure if this would be my project. But, I'll tell you what I did.

First I painted a cardstock panel with Chalkboard Paint and then lightly distressed it with a sanding block. Then, I colored some Whipped Spackle with Tim Holtz Pewter Distress Paint and applied it in through the diamond pattern of a Dylusions stencil to the card. After it dried I wanted to darken the diamonds so I roughly brushed a Gray Stamper's Big Brush Pen over each one. Then, I went over the diamonds again with a Zig Wink of Stella Silver Pen to add some sparkles.

I die cut the bird and cage with some of my Gelli Print papers. I rubbed a yellow Gelato over the bird to give it more color and then I covered the bird with Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  I covered the bird cage with Glaze Medium. I also picked up some yellow and gray flowers from the $1 bin at Michaels and I ended up coloring them with silver and gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pens.

I used Papercrafter's Clay to make the charms on the bottom of the bird cage. I formed the little drop shapes by using some little clay cutters. Before they dried, I punched a hole in them with a craft pick. When they dried, I colored them with Tim Holtz Tarnished Bronze Distress Paint and then colored with a gold Wink of Stella Pen for sparkle. I attached them using Tim Holtz little rings.  Then I died some Tim Holtz ribbon with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold to add a little shine. Finally, I added the sentiment which is from a Dina Wakley Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with our birds of a feather challenge this month!!




Christmas Card Challenges #13 - Color Challenge

It's time for this week's challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a Winter Hues Color Challenge.  I hope you will get a head start on your Christmas cards and join us this week. We now pick a weekly winner and honorable mentions! Thanks for stopping by!


I added this tree ornament that I made to the front of my card. To make the tree I cut a triangle out of grunge board and added some burlap, and trims by Amy Tangerine and Maya Road. The brad at the top is from Cosmo Cricket. The papers are from the Crate Paper Bundled Up Collection.



Friday, February 27, 2015

Unity Friends with Flair Friday - Mini Art Journal Board

I made this mini-art journal board for this week's Friends with Flair Friday at Unity.  The image in the middle is from the January 2014 KOM and the "Believe" is from "inspire" Words.  I stamped the main image with Versamark Ink and I colored it using Pan Pastels. Then I masked the main image and sprayed different green/yellow spray inks on the edges. I stamped Believe in Black Versafine Archival Ink. I also inked the edges with a Prima Chalk Ink Edger. I added some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to finish it off, but you can't really see it in the picture. Just trying out a few new ideas on this mini art journal board from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Donut Delight

I made this card for the current Curtain Call Challenge - Donut Delight. I used Stamps and Dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps called "With Sprinkles". The inks and papers are from Papertrey Ink - Lavender Moon, Hibiscus Burst and Aqua Mist. Thanks for stopping by!





Monday, February 23, 2015

Maya Road - Thinking of You

I made this card using papers and embellishments from the Maya Road Beautiful You Card Kit. Everything is from the kit including the papers which are from a 6x6 paper pad from Fancy Pants called Me-ology. I really like the Maya Road Card Kits. They are reasonably priced and loaded with goodies. They make 4 a year and they still have some of these left. Here is the link if you want to see everything that was in the kit http://mayaroad.typepad.com/kits/2015/01/february-classic-card-kit-beautiful-you-release.html. I just made this card just to make it. No challenge or any other reason. Thanks for stopping by!!


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