Friday, February 23, 2018

Combined challenge card.

This is a card that I made for 3 Splitcoaststampers challenges. 
First challenge is the Friday Free for All challenge.  F4A418 
The challenge was to recycle - repurpose. I used a page from an old
encyclopedia set. I also recycled used tea bags behind my tea cup. I used an old stamp set
which in a way is almost like recycling. The second challenge was for the 500th Mother Mark Teaparty Tuesday. MMTPT500
That challenge was to use a mode of transportation. I used dp that had a bicycle on it.

I started by gluing the torn encyclopedia page down. I then added gesso
How it looked with the gesso spread out.


I then glued scraps that were on my desk from a card I made last night.
(kinda recycling too)



I then stenciled and sprayed with a bottle of water.


How it looked sprayed. I then added some distressed ink (Vintage Photo)

I added some white acrylic paint as highlights and I splattered the background with the same white paint. I also added gold metallic rub.
I stamped and added definition with a black pen. I adhered the used tea bags with a brad. I also wrapped the card with twine.




 I added the cup and the tea bag and thought I was done. But decided that it was missing something. Can you tell what I thought was missing? Look at last photo to see.



 Did you guess or see what I thought was missing. I felt that the tea cup needed a white highlight to match the rest of the card.



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

You are loved

Card I made today for 2 different challenges. #1 the color challenge CC675 at Splitcoaststampers

 and #2 for Tuesday Morning Sketches #441

Some cards made just for fun


I made this card for the Unity challenge to make a green and shiny card. I went more green and glittery sparkle. The dragonflies wings are glittered and 3-d. The background was done by using green distressed ink on white cardstock. I then glued pieces of torn pages from an old encyclopedia. I then gessoed the page and stenciled using ARTplorations stencil called Circular Two I then sprayed it with water to soften some of the stencil. I then stamped the music notes, and chicken wire from  Forget the Past and Beautiful Elements. I then stamped the flowers from Everyday Fairytales and layered them and added purple glitter to centers of the flowers and silver glitter glue to the berries. I stamped the dragonfly and fussy cut him out. I watercolored the wings and added glitter. I drew raindrops by hand. I added twine and brads. I really like how this one turned out. It was super hard to photograph to show the sparkle. 



I made this card using encyclopedia pages glued to background, gessoed and I added vintage photo distressed ink. I sprayed it with water and let the drips go over the background. I used stamps from
Forget the Past
Beautiful Elements
Everyday Fairytales
Let love grow
and
Here today here tomorrow
I added white acrylic paint to flowers.
I went in with a paint brush and more of the distressed ink to add some shadows. I used a black pen to define some of the edges


This close up shows some of the encyclopedia page showing through. The butterfly was watercolored and fussy cut. I stamped it twice and cut out 2 of the right hand side and glued them together.


Before putting my stamps away, I decided to make a similar card but add just a touch more color.
I also used a layer of dp with words under the panel. I also added glitter to the center of the flowers.




Sunday, February 18, 2018

February STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday- Tags





For this month's STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday project. 

I made two tags using
ARTplorations FLORAL FLUTES stencil.

I used a piece of orange floral designer printed cardstock. I stenciled over it with purple and blue acrylic paint I added highlights with a silver glitter glue. I then used
 CUTplorations TAG O COFFEE die
to cut out the tags. I added a rhinestone bra to the center of the flowers.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Viva la verve January sketch cards

Well life for me has been crazy and busy. I had a chance to make these cards last week as my therapy with dealing with life, but didn't get them shared until now. Still before the Feb 1 deadline so all is good right? Here are my cards for the Viva La Verve sketch.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

ARTplorations Stencil Sunday- Calendar









For my project, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and use colors and designs that I don't usually use. I used some bright orange dp with white flowers on it. I don't usually stencil on top of dp, but again comfort zone. I used blue and light green paint and
 ARTplorations Floral Flutes Stencil and
ARTplorations Overlap Stencil

I added white paint over the Overlap stenciled areas. I added gold glitter and I splattered the page with gold and white paint. I used the blue and green to go around the edges of the calendar page. I plan to keep this calendar in my craft room to remind me to step out of the comfort zone more often.

It is not to late to join our monthly Mixed Media Challenge.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge- Live with passion tag

Happy New Year. We are already a week into 2018. How many times have you had to write the date and cross it out? It is time for the first STAMPlorations mixed media challenge of the year 2018. 

We would love to have you join us by linking up a non-card mixed media project. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) on your project. Linky closes at the end of the month.




Prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils


Pardon my thumb in the photo. I had to hold the tag at an angle so I could photograph the subtle golden stenciled flower I used ARTplorations FLORAL FLUTES
preview-web-stencil-floral-flutes
I also used

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I finished my tag off with twine, pearls, a rose and used tea bags.



Sunday, December 17, 2017

STAMPlorations mixed media STENCIL SUNDAY God's faithfulness tag.

 

 
It is the last STENCIL SUNDAY
Come check out what all the other ladies on the design team have created. There are some really pretty projects this month. There is still time for you to join in on the Mixed media challenge.  You can still link up a non card project that uses at least one stencil.

My double tag was made to remind myself of God's faithfulness and provision.

ARTplorations: Plaid Maker Stencil
CUTplorations: Tags#1 nesting dies
 
I used the plaid maker stencil with distressed ink pads that I just rubbed over the stencil. I then used the dies to cut the two tags out. I stamped Great is thy Faithfulness on the smaller one. I only used the bottom portion of the stamp. I ran the bigger tag through my cuttlebug using a script embossing folder. I then took gold metallic rub and went over the raised areas. The bird was stamped and fussy cut out. I added the metallic rub to the bird. His eye is a teal glass bead. I added sequins. The really fun element is the used tea bags between the two tags. I think they add interest, texture and make it so the top tag doesn't get lost in the background of the larger tag.
 
Matthew 6:25-33New International Version (NIV)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.