Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mixed Media Love

 I'm glad to be here posting today. I was so sick Thursday night and felt bad yesterday. I'm not sure, but think I may have had food poisoning when I went out to eat. It could have been a virus. I don't think I have ever been as sick. Anyway, that is over and I feel good today.

This was for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers---Mix106-I Heart Colors-Use lots of color in a love themed project

I added a cork heart and some small hearts to go with the two large hearts and did a bit of distressing.

I lost my stencil and can't remember the name of it. Do you lose things in your craft room? I bet you do. :-)  I used embossing paste with the stencils. I cut up little scraps of paper to glue over the smaller heart just for a mixed media look.

This card will go to my hubby since it doesn't have a lot of pink. I don't know what he will think of all the mixed media business going on. :-)

 I hope everyone has a very sweet Valentine's Day and a great weekend.

Stamps- Hero Arts/Valentine Flourishes set (sentiment only), Stamps by Judith/bold modern heart
Paper-PTI white cardstock, watercolor paper, SU Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Sizzix Bigz die/Hearts, Primitive, Little Yellow Bicycle/cork hearts, Darice embossing folder/Henna, Americana acrylic paint/Margarita, snow (white) titanium, and Georgia Clay, stencil

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Raindrops Keep Falling..But Not On My Head

Good morning! I got a decent night's sleep so I am feeling chipper this morning. I have trouble with my sleep....took after my mother. Believe me, it can make life miserable when you get about three hours a night. Duh......

The raindrops on my card were a bit of a challenge for me. I did this card for the mix-ability challenge, MIX105. It was about two weeks ago and I just now had time to get it done. The challenge was given by Lydia/UnderstandBlue, the community manager on Splitcoaststampers. She had a waterdrop technique she wanted us to use. She explained how to draw different shape raindrops . Well, I can't draw. I tried one with my roller pen and it went into the garbage. Then, I got wiser and a pencil was used so I didn't immediately destroy my flower.  I went over it with my roller ink pen when it was o.k. She wanted us to stipple a little inside and outside. Also, we were to use a white gel pen inside the shading. Hmmm....I just about covered up my shading.  I managed to get three droplets made, two on leaves and one on a flower.

I colored the flower with Copics. The background was made with a color wash of distress paint. I used a couple of stencils, added a sentiment and enamel dots....finished.

Stamps-Stitchy Bear digi/unknown name, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Bring on the Sun (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, watercolor paper
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Memory Box heartwood stencil, Dylusions alphabet border-small stencil....though, I didn't use the alphabet part, green enamel dots, Tim Holtz distress paint/peeled paint, broken china, and wild honey

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

In the Garden

My card is for the CAS311 challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use rainbow colors. This was such an easy card. I swiped my Distress Paints on a Ziploc bag, misted it and crumpled. I opened it up and placed it on my image and that created all the wonderful colors. Distress paints, stains, and inks are so much fun and you can use them so many ways for a color wash.

Stamps-Crafty Individuals/Dancing Dragonflies, Inspired by Stamping/Big Wishes II
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bazzill Candy Heart cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics for postage image, Tim Holtz Distress Paint/Wild Honey, Broken China, and Barn Door