Sunday, August 28, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #38

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have everyones' favorite challenge Anything Goes. I can't wait to see what you create!


For my card, I used a Hero Arts globe stamps that I watercolored and sprayed some sparkle spray on it. The Peace on earth sentiment and die is from Clearly Besotted. I got the shiny blue yardstick at a stamp show and the twine is from Papertrey Ink. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #36 - Angels

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a new Word Prompt Challenge and the word is Angels.


For my card, I used a cute stamp set & matching dies from Neat & Tangled. I created the background of the card with watercolors and colored the angel with Copic markers. I added clear glitter to her wings with a Quickie Glue Stick, but it's hard to tell in the picture how sparkly they are. I heated embossed the sentiment and added Wink of Stella sparkles to the halo. I think this little angel is so cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #35

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a Photo Inspiration Challenge with Snowflakes.  It's never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards. I hope you will join us this week!


For my card, I used a a grunge board Christmas ornament that I made a few years ago. I love to find a way to use something I made, but never did anything with.  The background paper is a masterboard I made from PaperArtsy paints and stamps. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 - Day 4

I did Day 4 of Creative Chemistry 103 today - the topic was Distress Crayons!!  I was excited to learn some new techniques for how to use them. Here are today's first attempts.  Thanks for stopping by!

Watercolor Resist

Blended Background 

Gesso Fresco

Layered Coloring

Smudge 

Textured Resist



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 - Day 3

I did Day 3 of Creative Chemistry 103 today - I'm trying hard to keep up.  The techniques today were fun and relaxing. Here are today's first attempts. I didn't do the 5th technique because I don't have any Distress Grit Paste yet.  Thanks for stopping by!

Layered Collage

Paste Embossing

Paste Resist 

Paste Coloring


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 - Day 2

I was able to get through Day 2 of Creative Chemistry 103 today.  I really enjoyed all the techniques today. Once again, not everything is great, but they are all first attempts at these techniques. Here they are. Thanks for stopping by!

Luminous Mica

Spritzed Watercolor

Stain Rub Resist

Paint Resist

Paint Lifting


Monday, August 1, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 - Day 1

I'm going to try to keep up with all the techniques from Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 103 this week since I have to start back to work next week. Today was really fun. Not everything turned out great, but these are all just my first attempts at these techniques. So here they are.


Washed Watercolor

Micro-Glaze Resist

Ombre

Highlight Stamping

Off-set Stamping



Mixed Media Monthly #27 - Travel


It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Our theme this month is "Travel." Our Guest Designer and sponsor is "The Frugal Crafter" herself, Lindsay Weirich. She's giving away a spot to her Craftsy Mixed Media Mix It Up class to our lucky random winner!! She's also offering 1/2 off to her class to all our followers. Be sure to go to the blog and check it out!!


I created a "Travel" theme tag, inspired by Tim Holtz's July 2016 tag. I created the background from an old map that I covered with Distress Inks. Then I stamped a few of Tim's stamps on it in Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks. I used some old Crackle Paints on the cloud and airplane dies. I also used a stencil with Black Soot Distress Ink for the sentiment. On the film strip I used Tim's Chit Chat words. The suitcases are a Stampotique stamp that I added some distress inks and glittery accents to. To finish it off I died Tim's ribbon with distress stains and added the Journey token. I can't wait to see your travel theme creation. Thanks for stopping by!


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