Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #17

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with a Christmas tree made of words.  It's never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards. 

I was inspired to create a card with a Christmas Tree. This stamp is from KatzelKraft in France. I love it because it has the three zentangled trees and then Merry Christmas written in four languages. I stamped it multiple times and cutout out each tree and the background and adhered them to the card base with foam tape. I colored the images and the purple area on the card base with Tombow Markers. It was a fun to color and  easy to make Christmas card in non-tradition colors - may favorite kind. Thanks for stopping by!

Sapins de Noel

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #16

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with red ornaments. I can't wait to see what you make!  It's never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards. 

I was inspired to create a card that has red ornaments as the focus. I used a PaperArtsy stamp set called JOFY 27.  It's one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets of all time and it's not available in my new online store Topflight Stamps along with many other PaperArtsy stamps. I colored the ornaments with Copic markers and stamped the corners from the set and the sentiment. I colored the sentiment, corners and ornaments tops with a Metallic silver colored pencil from Spectrum Noir and blended with Gamsol.  Then I adhered the ornaments and added some small bows to finish it off. A simple and fun card that uses these awesome ornaments for a great focal point. Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 - Altered Embellishments


It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our theme is altered embellishments. So fun, just alter any embellishment you have in some way. We are sponsored by UmWow and they sent our team some Wood Chipboard pieces designed by Lynne Forsythe. 

I started out with a medium sized Tim Holtz big chipboard tag. I used stamps from PaperArtsy.  I wanted to see how it all would fit on the tag. In then end I only used two flowers. 
I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints to paint the tag. I mixed these colors to get a custom color.

I was very happy with the color. 

After the paint dried I applied PaperArtsy Grunge Paste through a  TCW stencil.



Then I used a permanent ink spray with another stencil. 

Then I used another PaperArtsy paint through a TCW stencil.

I checked to make sure I knew which side of the hippies to decorate. 

I painted the leaves green and thought they were too dull so I  added  several coats of green glitter paint to them. 

The glitter paint add some texture and dimension. 

I painted the flowers with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I added glass beads to the middle of each flower.  I covered the flower petals with Goosebumps texture spray. I added little ruler on the bottom, some craft sticks as stamps, I found some plastic leaves that I painted  and finally added a little cork butterfly that I used my fingers to paint with pink and yellow paints. 
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