Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Teal and Copper Birthday Card

     I just LOVE teal and copper together, as shown on this card, colored with Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers, Spray, and Embossing Powders! 



     My design inspiration came from Sketch #223 at Feeling Sketchy.



     The background was stamped with the Salvage District Prima Stamp, before adding white gesso to the TCW (Mini Raven Mosaic) Stencil. After drying, I spritzed it with some water, and added Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers (Guten Tag Teal and Aged Copper) along with Treasure Island Aqua Spray. Then I went over the stencil work with Metallique Wax (Rich Copper). 



     The clock was stamped with the Tick Tock Stamp from The Artistic Stamper, and embossed with Lindy's Cleopatra's Copper and Midnight Copper Embossing Powders, also used on the brad and sentiment. The clock hands were embossed with LG Black Forest Black EP. 



     For the Cup of Tea for your Art Challenge at A Vintage Journey, I used a cup of hot tea, which I never drink anyways (lol), to lightly dye the natural twine wrapped around the clock, the card edges, and the butterfly, where I also painted some Guten Tag Teal Magical Shaker. The body and antennae was embossed with LG Cleopatra's Copper EP. 



     I finished it up with some small copper rocks and shells. 


Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Happy Place ATC

     The beach has always been my happy place, as shown on my latest ATC! I still have high hopes of living there one of these days, even though it's not likely. Lol! 




     I started by covering a regular playing card with white gesso. After drying, I stamped the waves with Archival Jet Black Ink, using the Bye Bye Stamp from Emerald Creek. Then I heat embossed the colors, starting on top with Aegean Sea, Dusk, and Lime Baked Velvets. The white on the waves was done with a Versamark Pen and Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder, also used over the twine. It made a pretty cool effect on one of the waves, and almost looks like a splash. A mermaid perhaps?


     The sand was stamped and embossed using Dirty Sand Baked Texture. Then I embossed the sentiment onto a piece of vellum with Onyx Frost EP, and finished it up with some shells. 




     Thanks for looking!

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Challenges Entered:

Embossing Powder ~ Soft Fallen Snow, Onyx Frost






Monday, August 19, 2019

Orange Blossom Tag

     Instead of lemons for National Lemonade Day tomorrow, I made a tag full of oranges!



     I was completely inspired by the August Mood Board for Challenge #8 at Splashy Mix Challenges, from the colors, flower, wood, and obvious oranges!


   
     I started by transferring the large oranges, cut from a magazine, with Prima Soft Matte Gel. I only applied it to the tag and didn't use enough, so it wasn't a successful transfer, and I almost threw it away. But I liked the distress look of it, and the faded colors became vivid again with some watered down Dylusions Paints (After Midnight, London Blue, Pure Sunshine, and Squeezed Orange).


   
          To the older Petaloo flower, I added a silver flower charm. 



      I used Finnabair Stamps for the background, embossed with Emerald Creek (Onyx Frost) Embossing Powder. The small white flowers were embossed with Lindy's Gang (Purely White) Embossing Powder. Then I added some silver beads to the centers.

    To make the oranges, I punched circles from white cardstock, and embossed them with Lindy's Gang (Oktoberfest Orange) EP. While the powder was still hot, I used the end of a paintbrush to make the white dots, and popped a couple of them up for dimension. The crate of oranges, cut from a magazine, is there to catch all of the oranges falling from the tree. Lol!



     The hole and edges of the tag were embossed with Emerald Creek (Mirror Platinum), and tied off with some ribbons. 


     

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Anniversary Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Today I happily celebrate 18 years of marriage with my husband, and made this mixed media card for him, featuring some stamps from Red Rubber Designs!




     My design inspiration came from the 400th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches using their first sketch, which I'm pretty sure I've used before, also for my anniversary.




     
     The background was colored onto a piece of white cardstock with Lindy's Gang Sprays (Brushed Nickel, Black Orchid Silver, Tiffany Lou Blue) and Magical Shaker (Stormy Silver). After spritzing with water and swirling my colors together, I let it dry, and did it again. I used the same colors on some torn white tissue paper, before embossing the script with the Vintage Script and Script Background Stamps, using Emerald Creek (Mirror Platinum) Embossing Powder



     The heart was a leftover die cut that had been cut from purple cardstock. So I gave it new life with this cool metal effect, also used on the key, keyhole, and screws made from Creative paper clay with the Finnabair Moulds (Keys and Mechanica). 




     The first step was a coat of Prima Black Gesso, followed by Art Alchemy Sparks Paints (Raven Black and Mermaid Sparkle), and Art Alchemy Metallique (Silver Spoon) Paint, letting each coat dry before adding the next. Then I added EC (Fractured Ice) Embossing Powder, also used to mask a swirly heart border along the bottom, and around the card edges. 




     I love the texture and sparkle it gives around the black card base and the screws from the Finnabair Mechanica Mould!



          Behind the keyhole, the recycled netting, and sentiment stamped with the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp, I used EC (Onyx Frost) Embossing Powder. As you can see it melted some of the netting, but I still like the results.



     I hope you do too! Thanks for looking!


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Challenges Entered:
Emerald Creek Dares ~ High Hopes #ecaugust2019 (I've always had high hopes for my marriage, and feel so happy and blessed to celebrate 18 years together)

Emerald Creek Products Used:
Embossing Powders (Mirror PlatinumFractured Ice, and Onyx Frost)

The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog ~ Marvelous Metallics!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Add A Die Cut

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Altered Seashell

     A few months ago my Mom gave me a bag of seashells, that I thought were too big for scrapping with. But altering one worked perfectly for the August Color Challenge at Lindy's Gang, and was so much fun to do! 




     The first step was making some of my embellishments with paper clay and a few Finnabair moulds (Art Nouveau, Mechanica, and Hollybrook Ironwork). The flourishes were molded onto the shell before completely drying. Then I added some pearls and shells, and covered it all with white gesso. 



     Once the gesso dried, I spritzed it all with water, adding (Treasure Island Aqua) Spray, (Sassy Sapphire) Magical from the Drop Dead Diva set, and (Oom Pah Pah Pink) Magical Shaker





     In between the embellies, I added some Prima Rust Effect Paste (Dusty) with Beaver Tail Brown Squirt added to it, to mimic sand. 





     After adding touches of Prima Metallique Wax (Old Silver), I went over everything with a light coat of white gesso again, and added some more color. Then I applied (Purely White) Embossing Powder to the raised areas, followed by a couple of coats of (Angel Wings Peacock) EP all over. 



Thanks for looking!


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Challenges Entered:

Lindy's Gang ~ August Color Challenge









Saturday, August 3, 2019

Floral Collage ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

       Happy weekend! I'm back with an art journal spread featuring some Floral Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs 



     The background was colored with Lindy's Magicals (Rowdy Rizzo Red, Greased Lightnin' Green, and Yodeling Yellow). Then I applied black gesso to a floral Prima stencil, shown on the left, to reveal the colors. 



     The main image and some of the plants were recycled from a magazine. I also recycled some fruit netting underneath the main image, where I randomly applied some Prima Olive Green Rust Effect Paste. The paste was also used along the torn edges of the black cardstock, and finished with a coat of Emerald Creek (Apple Martini) Embossing Powder, for a cool mossy effect. 


     All of the stamping was done with Archival Ink (Jet Black), embossed with Emerald Creek (Black Onyx) Embossing Powder, and colored with the same Magicals as the background. The big yellow flowers were made with the Charcoal Flowers Stamp.  
     


     To create a bush, I cut off the vase from the Spring Bouquet Stamp. Then I added the red flowers, embossed with the Floral Collage Stamp. 


          Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Wander Tag

     Howdy y'all! I'm back with a tag inspired by the wild west!



     I added lots of metal and rusty textures using Emerald Creek Embossing Powders for the July Rhinestone Cowboy Challenge at Emerald Creek Dares.  



        I started with some background stamping, and applied white gesso to the Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil. Once dry, I colored it with Distress Spray Stains (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, and Fossilized Amber). Then I reapplied my stencil, and embossed it with EC Chunky Rust Baked Texture. The arrow and "wander" were stamped and embossed with EC Onyx Frost, and "wander" was colored with Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick). 


     
     The stars are brads that I covered with black gesso, a coat of EC Ancient Amber Baked Texture, followed by Charred Gold Embossing Powder



     To make the cogs and screws, I applied paper clay to the Finnabair Mechanica Mould. Then I painted them with Dylusions (Ground Coffee) Paint, embossed with Ancient Amber Baked Texture, and topped with Chunky Rust Baked Texture. An awesome combination! 



     My favorite part is the belt, made with torn pieces of brown and dark brown tissue papers, adhered with Prima Soft Matte Gel onto a white strip of cardstock! Then I punched some holes, and embossed them and the strip edges, with Oil Rubbed Bronze Embossing Powder. The buckle was made using the same steps as the stars. 



     I finished it up with some rope around the hole, and a tassel made of yarn. 



Thanks for looking!

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