Sunday, 30 June 2013

Postcard - Once Upon A Time

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is Once Upon a Time.  I used a background I had prepared some time ago, (that was I think painted with Golden Fluid acrylics in blues and purples) for the base of my postcard.  Then added stamping, torn patterned paper, stencilling, and embossing.

Taffetta Smooth Cardstock
Patterned Paper - Papermania Chatsworth Collection
Tissue Paper
Crafter's Workshop Stencils - Mini Demask, Mini Punchinella
Stamps - Lost Coast Designs (Princess); Impression Obsession (background - Beauty text); Cat's Life Press - Once Upon A Time Text
Frantage Embossing Powders - Shabby White, Shabby Pink, Shabby Blue
Paint - Ranger Dabbers: Blue Sky, Cool Peri; Distress Paint - Spun Sugar, Golden Fluid: Titanium White, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Ink - Archival:Magenta; Versafine: Black
Posca Paint Pens - Pink, Purple, Black

Friday, 28 June 2013

Card - Watercolour Christmas Tree

Created for the Christmas Challenges Blog (which FYI says there are only 180 days until Christmas).  The challenge this week is a sketch challenge.  I might try harder to follow the Christmas challenge blogs, then people might actually get a card this year! lol  I bought the little Christmas tree stamp in a January sale & it is my first time using it.   I really liked how it stamped and responded to watercolouring!

Cardstock - Southfield: Ivory Linen; Bazzill Canvas: Lily Pad
Watercolour Paper - Langton Hot Press
Pattened Paper - Creative Imaginations
Dies - Die-namics: Scallop Ribbon
Stamps - Fun Stamps: Star Topped Tree; Stampin' Up: Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Tapestry Stamps: Piney Hollow Christmas; PaperTrey Ink: Signature Christmas
Distress Markers & Ink Pads - Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Decoart - Snow Writer
Liquid Pearls - Gold, Watermelon
Eyelash Fibres - From Stash
Holly Charm - Ebay

Card - Dreamy Flowers

Created for the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge where the theme is tic-tac-toe.  From the game board I chose "No Pattern Paper, Emboss It & Flowers".  I always find these kind of challenges fun with lots of possibilities :-)  Here's what I came up with:

Cardstock - Generic Kraft, Southfield Ivory Linen
Die - Whimsy Designs
Stamps - Heart Felt Creations: Daisy patch Flowers; Stampin' Up: Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Distress Markers - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire
Stamping Ink - Brilliance: Moonlight White; Distress Ink: Dusty Concord
Embossing Powder - White Detail
Stickles - Stardust

Card - Bird On A Branch

Created for the "Less Is More Challenge" using distress markers & stamping onto textured card.

Cardstock - Creative Cover White Linen Effect
Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Stamps - Bird: Katy's Corner (Now closed for business), Sentiment: Personal Impressions

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Card - Fly Away

Created for the CASology Challenge where the theme is free.
Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen
Stamps - 7-Gypsies, Stampin' Up, PaperArtsy
Ink - Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Versafine Black

Monday, 24 June 2013

Shrink Plastic - Flipflops

I saw a template somewhere online for these and had to make some.  Stamped with Brilliance Moonlight White, and coloured with alcohol ink after shrinking.  I thought they turned out really cute!  The second picture shows how teeny tiny they really are.


Sunday, 23 June 2013

Postcard - Gentleman

Created for the Crazy Amigos Challenge where the theme is Men.

Cardstock - Taffeta Smooth White
Stamps - PaperArtsy (Gentleman Plate)
Stencil - Studio Calico: Chevron
PanPastels - Diarylide Yellow Shade, Hansa Yellow Shade, Pthalo Green Shade, Pthalo Blue Shade
Archival Ink -  Manganese Blue
Lumiere Paint - Indigo
Texture Paste - Liquitex
Crackle Paint - Ranger Rocky Candy
Embossing Powders - Cosmic Shimmer: Malachite Fire, Ranger: Interference Blue
Inca Gold: Yellow Gold, Tarnished Silver
Liquid Pearls - Mint Green

Postcard - Vision

Created for the Anything But A Card Challenge where the theme is "Get Messy", and in the words of the challenge: "Anything Goes here - use modeling paste, paint, ink, sprays, Papier-mâché, alcohol inks, etc. Get it all out and just dive in and have FUN! Throw some paint, decoupage, make drips and splotches - or all of the above. The theme is open so the possibilities are endless... just remember create anything except a card... this is going to be FUN!!!"

I definitely had fun, and used a ton of different supplies and layers to make my postcard art!

This started as a piece of heavy weight cardstock that was layered with soft gel medium and stamped into with various cookie cutters & scored with a credit card to create texture.  It was then layered with transparent fluid acrylics to create depth, then layered with texture paste that was painted, followed by some stamping, and the addition of shimmer paints and textures.

Cardstock - Taffeta Smooth White
Greyboard / Chipboard
Soft Gel Medium
Cookie Cutters & Key card - for creating texture
Sequin Mesh
Texture Paste - Liquitex
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Nickel Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, Quinacridone Crimson, Turquoise Pthalo
Silks Glaze - Sky blue
Lumiere - Super Sparkle
Stamps - Art Impressions (Tiny Flowers); Invoke Arts (Vision Quote)
Liquid Pearls - White Pearl

Card - Blue Flowers

Created for the CAS on Sunday Challenge where the theme is "One Layer Wonder" - One layer, just stamps, no embellishments.

I used a Spellbinders die to create a faux layer and shaded around the inside of the die with PanPastels.

Cardstock - Creative Cover White Linen
Spellbinders Die - Labels 22
Panpastels - Burnt Sienna Shade, Raw Umber Shade, Pthalo Blue Shade
Distress Ink Pads - Faded jeans, Walnut Stain
Distress Marker - Faded Jeans
Stamps - Technique Tuesday "Wildflowers"; Stampin' Up "Bitty Backgrounds"

Postcard - Every Summer Has A Story

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is Summer Solstice.  This was so much fun.  I focused mainly on the colours that say Summer to me, rich, bright yellows, red and oranges tinged with the purples and lilacs you see in late Summer sunsets & in flowers.  I don't think I have a an arty sun stamp (adding to wish list), so I used a clay mould instead.

Added this shot to show the Lilac Lustre Spray

Notice the text stamp peeking though the layers - This is my new favourite, looks just like old book page.

Cardstock - Taffeta Smooth White
Gray Board (Chipboard)
Colour Sprays - Dylusions (old style): Postbox Red, Vanilla custard; Sticky Fingers: Lilac Lustre
Ink - Archival: Blue Violet
Posca Paint Pens - Violet, Gold
Lumiere Paint - Sunset Gold, Halo Pink Gold
Inca Gold - Violet, Lava Red
Stamps - Impression Obsession: Beauty Text; Studio G: Alpha Set
Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Mini Sunburst
Clay Mould - From Stash
Fimo Soft - Black
UTEE - Ranger Platinum, Opals Eureka

Saturday, 22 June 2013

ATC - Wings Of Peace

Created for the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge where the theme is symbols of peace.  What I like about playing in blog challenges is they often make you use things in your stash that have been gathering dust or forgotten about - in this case, a Quickutz Dove die that I've had for forever, & a Tim Holtz, ATC sized embossing folder too.

Cardstock - Taffeta Smooth White
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz
Lindy's Starburst Sprays - Jazzy Jivin' Purple, Ttainted Love Teal, Voodoo Violet Blue
Ink - Archival Plum, Distress Dusty Concord
Carb Othello Pastel pencils - Black & Maroon
Quickutz Die - Dove
Ranger UTEE - Platinum
Inca Gold Metallic Wax - Tarnished Silver
Stamps - Alphabet Studio G Peg Set

Friday, 21 June 2013

Card - Embrace Everything

Created for the Less Is More Challenge where the theme is hexagons.
Cardstock - Creative Cover White Linen, Taffeta Smooth White
Lindy's Starburst Spray - Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Ink - Archival Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black
Stamps - Invoke Arts (Tag, Honeycomb Texture, Bee), Sam Poole Art Sayings (Sentiment)
Blue Embroidery Floss - DMC
Copic Markers

Card - Capture Life's Moments

Created for the Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes"  made using a new die that I got last week.
Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen
Collage Butterfly - Etsy
Die - Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes Flower /Leaf #2
Ink - Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Stamps - Stampin' Up: Itty Bitty Background; Prima: Background Script; Sam Poole: Art Sayings

Card - Watercolour Hedgehog

Created for the Crafty Catz Challenge where the theme is Pick And Mix - I chose to use both the anything goes theme as well as the second optional theme of embossing.  The little Hedgehog is from the same stamp set as the bunny I posted yesterday.

Cardstock - Southfield ivory Linen, Bazzill Kraft, Fabriano Watercolour paper
Embossing Folder - Spellbinders
Stamps - Artemio (Hedgehog); Art Impressions (Flowers & Foliage); Technique Tuesday (Dragonfly)
Twine -From Stash
Markers - Marvy Le Plume & Distress

Card - The Deep

Created for the CASology Challenge where the theme is fish.
Cardstock - Creative Cover White Linen, Taffeta Smooth White
Stamps - Oxford Impressions Plate: "The Deep"; Designs By Ryn: "Water Droplets"
Collage Images - Paper Whimsy
Colour Wash Sprays - Dylusions (Sky Blue & Grass), Sticky Fingers (Aqua Lustre) , Ranger (Biscotti)
Ink: Archival: Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
Liquid Pearls - Baby Blue

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Card - Watercolour Bunny

Created  for the Fab N' Funky Challenge where the theme is animals.  I love this cute bunny from an Artemio stamp set and he went really well with Art Impressions floral and foliage stamps.

Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen
Fabriano Watercolour paper
Marvy Le Plume Pens
Stamps - Art Impressions, Artemio

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Postcard - Time Is A Companion

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is all things masculine.  I'm not sure how well this represents masculine, but it's not pink and there's no flowers! lol.  I decided to use dark purples when I came across a time themed digital collage sheet (when rumaging through my stash for ideas).  I kind of think of pocket watches and clocks as more masculine items, so that's what I ended up using.

Cardstock - Taffeta Smooth White
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple, Paynes Gray
Golden Gesso
Stencil - Studio Calico: Circle Graph
Old book Page - From Stash
Digital Collage sheet - Etsy
Stamps - Tim Holtz
Ink - Archival: grape
Posca paint pens - Purple, Black

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Canvas - Shabby Chic

Created for the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge where the theme is Mixed Media.  I created a canvas using a range of different fabrics, acrylic paints, crackle paint, stamping, inks, lace, flowers, pearls, embossing powders and a digital collage image.

5 x 7" Canvas Board
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff, Quinacridone Magenta, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Archival Ink - Rose Madder, Venetian Orange
Stamps - Stampin' Up: Love Definition background; Darkroom Door: Demask
Embossing Powders - Frantage Shabby Pink, Frantage Shabby White
Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence
Fabric - From stash - Ivory Calico, White Tulle
Laces - Various from stash
Flowers & Flat Back Pearls- Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl Trims - From stash
Applique pieces - Ebay
Digital Collage Sheet - Etsy

Card - Bestie in Lilac

Created for the Bestie Challenge where the theme this week is to use your favourite Bestie with die-cuts.  This was a lot of fun and it got me not only using my dies, but also my Copics which I definitely need practice with.
My Besties Digi Image -
Cardstock - Creative Cover White Linen, Taffetta Smooth White
Patterned Papers - Maja Design
Die Cuts - Cheery Lynn: Exotic Butterflies Small, Swedish Spring Oval Frame, Sophia's Heart (I used the tiny hearts that fall out of this large doily die when cut);  Memory Box: Precious Hearts
Lace - from stash
White Organza Rose Trim - Wild Orchid Crafts (Dyed with Distress Ink)
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord
Stamp - Stampin' Up : Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Stickles - Stardust
Copic Markers - Hair: E51, E53, E55, E57; Clothes: E40, E42, E44, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04; Cat: W0, W2, W3; Skin: E000, E00, R20
Prismacolor Pencils - Violet & Dark brown (I think - didn't write these down)