Friday, May 24, 2019

Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Tags ~ FotoBella DT

     If ever there was a collection that speaks to my soul, it's the Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella.com! So I made an assortment of tags to showcase some of the fabulous patterns, animals, and quotes that are included. 



     To see how they're done, please visit the FotoBella Blog for a written tutorial! 

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Challenges Entered:


Country View Challenges ~ May Opposites (I combined color with black and white)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Box ~ FotoBella DT

     The fabulous Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Bundle from FotoBella.com has all of my faves, from the peacocks to the elephants, along with my favorite colors (teals, greens, blues and purples)! The gorgeous Papers and Chipboard were perfect to create this square box, measuring 9" X 5"!




     I couldn't decide between the blue or purple paper along the bottom, so I used both on each side with the (Kaleidoscope) Patterns & Solids.




     All of the gold was done with Prima Marketing Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold) added to Black Gesso, including the Finnabair doily stencil on the lid. Originally I added the stencil to the purple paper, but decided to add another layer to the green for some more contrast. 




     The hinges were made from a cereal box using the Chipboard (red fabulous tag) as a stencil to create the shape, and the Prima Marketing (French Riviera Anchor and Shell) Stencil to make the rope designs on the sides. The iridescent rhinestones reflect the beautiful colors, and have been in my stash for a long time now. 




      To the front side of the lid, I added the colorful Chipboard piece, embossed twice with Lindy's Gang (Clearly Clear) Embossing Powder, also used on the oval piece on top to make it look like glass. 



     
     Thanks for your visit and pick up the Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) I Want It All Bundle at FotoBella.com!


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Challenges Entered:

Frilly and Funkie ~ I love it because (made this for myself and love the patterns, colors, and peacocks!) 


Monday, May 13, 2019

Butterfly Shaker Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Now that Mother's Day is over, and I hope it was a good one, I can share the card that I made for my mom featuring stamps from Red Rubber Designs




      The four butterflies stamped and embossed with the Life So Big Stamp using Emerald Creek (Silver Sparkle) Embossing Powder, represent me and my siblings. 




     The background was made with Lindy's Gang Magicals (Sassy Sapphire, Prima Donna Purple) and Magical Shaker (Oom Pah Pah Pink) onto white cardstock. Then I used Ranger's (Rainbow Sparkle) embossing powder with the floral stamp from the Simple Starters Set. After punching the circles, I used a Q-Tip with the same Magicals to highlight them. 




     Creating a wreath of flowers was the perfect way to show some sequins and other small hearts and stars through a circle shaker, made from clear acetate. The mom butterfly was made to sit on top, using the Finnabair Mould (Art Noveau) with paper clay, and painted with Lindy's Gang Sprays and Art Alchemy Paints. Then I embossed the wings with the Asian Butterfly Stamp, and colored it with sprays, followed by Finnabair Unicorn Paste, also used on the flowers.




     The crown was made with Dusty Attic Chipboard, covered with gesso, and painted with Art Alchemy Paints. Then I embossed the hearts with Ranger (Rainbow Sparkle) EP. 



Thanks for looking!

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Challenges Entered:

Emerald Creek Dares ~ Flowers on the Wall
Products Used: Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder (on the butterflies, crown on the mould, and base of the card)




Fusion Card Challenge ~ (I took my inspiration from the sketch, butterflies, and wreath)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

NSD Dali Layout ~ FotoBella DT

      Happy National Scrapbook Day! One of my favorite artists is Salvador Dali, along with Picasso and Van Gogh, and I honestly can't pick a fave between the three. I love them all, for different reasons, but since I've already scrapped a couple of Dali's, and even have one framed in my living room, I decided to make another one to add to my collection. Eventually I will get to Picasso and Van Gogh. Lol! 




     I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I adhered with napkins from a fast food place, using Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel to give it texture similar to a canvas. Taking my cue from many of Dali's works, I blended the background with Dylusion's Paints from FotoBella.com, starting at the bottom with Pomegranate Seed, and working my way up with Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine, and Vanilla Custard using a large paintbrush. Then I used Archival Ink (Jet Black) with a couple of Prima Stamps (Salvage District) and (Finnabair Clear Stamp #4) with the bird. 




     The stencil work was done with a couple of Stamperia Stencils (Steampunk Man and Clock and Mechanisms) that I applied Prima Black Gesso to. Once dry, I reapplied my stencils, and added Art Alchemy Paints (Raven Black, Silver Spoon, Dragon's Eye, and Ginger Magic) with touches of Prima Rust Pastes (Brown and Red). 




     The titlework was done with Word using this simple tutorial to print onto black strips. 




     Some of the cogs and screws were made with the Finnabair Mechanica Mould using Paper Clay, and painted with Dylusions Black Marble Paint. The other gears are Tim Holtz metal ones that I covered with black gesso. Then they all got colored with Prima Waxes (Bronze Age, Vintage Gold, Brushed Iron and Old Silver) along with some more Rust Pastes. I just LOVE the result!




     The clock on the left was embossed onto clear acetate with Emerald Creek (Hammered Metal and Black Cherry) embossing powders, allowing the background to show. 





     Finally I raised my print with some cardboard, and framed it with some Tim Holtz chains, that also received touches of Rust Pastes. 




     Thanks for looking, and see what's new at FotoBella.com


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Thursday, April 25, 2019

April Lindy's Card

     Hello again! I couldn't let the month go by without playing in the Lindy's Gang Color Challenge, and this card was the result.



     The soft color palette is perfect for Spring! 



     My design inspiration came from Sketch #500 at Tuesday Morning Sketches



     I started by smooshing Lindy's Gang Sprays (Fuzzy Navel Peach and A Bit O' Bubbly) onto white cardstock. Then I colored white gesso with a Squirt (Loonie Toonie Teal) and applied it to a doily stencil. The lotus design was recycled from thank you notes I received from Etsy for ordering some jewelry, and was painted with the same sprays as the background, in addition to my "mint" color, made by mixing Sidewalk Chalk and Sea Mint Green Sprays with Loonie Toonie Teal Squirt



     The butterflies were stamped with the Bo Bunny Flutter Stamp, and painted with the same Lindy's colors.



     I finished it up with this older Petaloo flower.


     Thanks for looking!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April Showers Tag ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

         April here in Reno, Nevada has already brought showers, including hail/snow, inspiring this tag featuring the Dotty Flowers Stamp from Red Rubber Designs. Nicer temperatures have finally arrived, but the white dots look like the hail we were getting. 



     I started with a white Dina Wakley tag, and colored it with Lindy's Gang Sprays (Black Orchid Silver and Long John's Silver Vintage) and Magical Shakers (Stormy Silver and Bavarian Blue). As it was drying, I painted the cardboard cloud with Dylusion's Paint (White Linen), and embossed it with Emerald Creek (Soft Fallen Snow) for a fluffy texture. Before adhering it, I embossed the edges of the tag with Emerald Creek (Mirror Platinum) EP.



     The wooden umbrella was given a coat of Prima Marketing Black Gesso, and embossed with Emerald Creek (Black Cherry and Mirror Platinum) Embossing Powders. Then I painted rays under it with Lindy's Gang Sprays (Rudolph's Nose Red, Marigold Yellow Orange, Freaky Frankenlime, Blue Hawaiian Blue, and Witch's Potion Purple) and Magical (Bling-y Blonde). The rain was done with a stencil embossed with Lindy's Gang (Clearly Clear) EP, also used on the word strips that I printed out.



     The Dotty Flowers also got a coat of (Clearly Clear) EP, after stamping them with Palette Inks onto white cardstock. Then I used silver gromlets for the centers. 


Thanks for dropping by!

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Challenges Entered:


Embossing Powders (Soft Fallen Snow, Black Cherry, and Mirror Platinum)







Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day! ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy Earth Day! To celebrate our beautiful planet, I made an art journal page with an assortment of recycled items and some mixed media from FotoBella.com.



     I started by adhering a white napkin to (opened up) to my page with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. Then I added torn strips from an old dictionary, the magazine images (the tree and Pacific Ocean in Northern California), and netting leftover from some fruit, and coated it with Prima Marketing Gesso (White and Clear). The clear gesso was applied to the circle stencil, and painted with Art Alchemy Paints (Deep Waters, Emerald Green, and Raven Black).



     Before adding some old stickers for the title, I painted the sky with Art Alchemy Sparks (Magical Pond).



     To blend the image with the background, I used a stipple brush with Prima Marketing Rust Pastes (Brown and Red) and (Dark Olive and Brown) from the Camouflage Set. Then I gave it some touches of Art Alchemy (Ginger Magic) Sparks Paint. I also used the pastes on some of the plastic greenery, which along with the grass, has been in my stash for awhile, and feels good to use up. 



     The bottom part of my page was painted with Art Alchemy Paints (Fairy Wings and Green-gold) before embossing with the Stamperia (Meadow) Stamp. Originally I was going to paint the globe from the Stamperia Wooden Frame (Around the World), but decided to keep it natural instead. 


Thanks for looking!
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Challenges Entered:


Frilly and Funkie ~ Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Recycle Challenge (Recycled napkin, dictionary pages, fruit netting, and magazine images)



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Simple Stories (Simple Vintage Traveler) 2 Pager ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! I'm back to show you how I used these ATC's from a previous post on this 2 pager, featuring the Simple Stories (Simple Vintage Traveler) Collection from FotoBella.com. If you missed it, click here for a step-by-step photo tutorial.



     To make the ATC's stand out, I kept the other papers fairly simple with the Simple Stories (Simple Vintage Traveler) Simple Basics Kit, except for the dotted paper that comes in the Collector's Essential Kit. The heart next to the chipboard title, comes in the Collage Bits & Pieces, and was inked around the edges with Distress Ink (Stormy Sky), along with the dotted paper. 



     I also added some more Washi Tape, a couple of arrow stickers, and the other heart from the Bits and Pieces Package. 



     Here's a close-up of one of the ATC's. 



     Thanks for looking, and stop by FotoBella.com to get the Simple Stories (Simple Vintage Traveler) Collection


Monday, April 15, 2019

Feeling Sketchy Guest Designer

     I'm so honored to be guest designing for Feeling Sketchy this week, and was given this beautiful digital stamp (Sea Sunrise) from their sponsor FabrikaFantasy.com, to use on my card!




     The beach theme worked great with Sketch #215!  





     I wanted to add lots of texture, so I applied some clear gesso to the water before painting it with Lindy's Gang Sprays (Delphinium Turquoise, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Buccaneer Bay Blue,) a new Squirt (Banff Blue), and Magical (Bling-y Blonde). After it dried, I lightly went over it with white gesso. The sunset was painted with Lindy's Magicals (Bling-y Blonde, Hi Maintenance Magenta, and Tears on my Pillow Tangerine), Spray (Tiffany Blue) and a Magical Shaker (Grab a Guy Gold), used on the sun rays. 


     The girl's hair was colored with Glimmer Mist (Just Brown), and because I'm a California girl, I gave her highlights with some specialty thread topped with some pearls. Then I painted her skin with a few coats of Lindy's Sprays mixed together (Cafe au Lait, Mission Bells Brown, Cosmopolitan Pink, and Fuzzy Navel Peach). I left her dress white, and covered it with some cheesecloth, adding beads to her bracelets, and a tiny rhinestone on her hand. 




     The sand was painted with Lindy's Gang Spray (Cafe au Lait and Treasure Island Aqua), and given further texture with actual sand.  Then I layered my image over a piece of cardstock covered with lace and cheesecloth, adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel, and lightly coated with white gesso. I finished it up with some pearls that I strung together, and some shells. 



Thanks for looking!