Friday, January 31, 2014

My Mixed Media

I decided to get back into the Mix-Ability challenge today on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is Loving Layers. My card was also for the Queen for the Day, Robin. I didn't case a particular card for the queen this week. She seems to love birds and mixed media. I did use a stamp set from ODBD for my card as she is on their DT.

A lot went into this card. I started with brushing on Gesso, than poured drops of acrylic paint onto my  card. After brushing that on, I tamed it down a bit again with Gesso. I used spray templates for my designs at the bottom and the blue circles. Inka Gold Metallic Rub in silver was spread over the templates. The circles turned blue because of the paints I had brushed on. I have taped on three small strips of torn,  patterned paper

Yes, my sentiment is supposed to have a bit of color on it. I didn't want it all white but I don't think I'm happy with it now.

I colored my image with Copics. To get the color on the cardstock under my mixed media layer, I sprayed with Heidi Swapp color shine in coral and the same was done for the mat under the bird image.

Stamps/Our Daily Bread Designs/ You Will Find Refuge set
Paper-PTI white cardstock, DCWV Art Collage stack
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Gesso, Americana Acrylic paint/lt. green, med. green, and camel, Inka Gold Metallic Rub/Silver, Heidi Swapp Color Shine/coral, Heidi Swapp spray stencils HS00830 & HS00870, Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Dried Marigold, Copics/E02, E70, E71, R20, R37

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snowman Valentine

I needed to make a couple of these cards for my  little grandsons to have for Valentine's Day. Aren't they the cutest things? I found this on Pinterest by Julie Aston. She had cased a cased a card from Pegmac71. I know both of these ladies from Splitcoaststampers. They did a fabulous job. Of course,  I've changed mine up a bit.

The Stampin'Up! Top Note Die was used as a base. I used the Stampin'Up! owl punch for the eyes, nose, and mouth. I hand cut the rim of the hat. The top of the hat was embossed with a Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder and the bottom part with a Cuttlebug herringbone folder.

I am using the PTI Heart Prints stamp set  and matching die cut for the large heart. It is inked with Stampin'Up! Tempting Turquoise. The sentiment is Stampabilities/I Love You.

My paper is Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Tempting Turquoise cardstock. The base is PTI white cs.
Entering these challenges:
Simply Create Too-#53-Valentine's Day or Use Hearts
The Stamping Boutique-2-Valentine's card/projects.
Little Red Wagon-#222-Child's Play-Your card can be for a child, baby, or teenager...and use any occasion

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Basket of Hearts

This was not the card I intended to post today. I made another one over the weekend and I just loved it. But, it can wait until another day. I played in the CAS challenge today on Splitcoaststampers . It was a color challenge with colors from Design Seeds and you were to use two or more of the colors.

I cut out the hearts from PTI Heart Prints set and then stamped with the images from the same set. The sentiment is from that set, also. The tiny red hearts are from a Martha Stewart heart punch.

The basket is Marianne Designs Craftables 1208-Flower Basket

Simple is good.

I'll enter my card into the challenge at Addicted to CAS #30 where the code word is NEW. My sentiment is new. I bought it with the dies and stamps I received this month. I have used those but not the sentiment.
Oozak-Anything Goes/Love
CAS on Sunday-challenge #25-Lovely Dovey-Make a card for love/Valentine's Day