Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Finnabair January Art Recipe Canvas

     Hello again! I'm featuring some Finnabair moulds and paints on this canvas made for the January Art Recipe.

     Along with the required colors of green-olive, romance pink, and vintage gold, I used metallique paints, and pebbles and tissue paper from my own stash.

     After priming the canvas with clear gesso, I embossed one of the Finnabair Net & Wire Stamps with Ranger Mixed Media Powder (Hammered). Then I adhered torn strips of tissue paper with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel, followed by a light wash of Art Alchemy Sparks (Dragon's Eye) and Metallique (Green Olive) Paints.

     The chipboard frame was covered with gesso, and painted with Art Alchemy Sparks (Fairy Wings) and Metallique (Golden Moss) Paints. Next, I embossed over it with one of the Finnabair Rust and Dust Stamps using Ranger Mixed Media Powder (Hammered). Then I filled the inside with Mini Art Stones, adhered with Soft Matte Gel, and painted them with Kaisercraft Kaisermist (Coffee). The Finnabair (Art Nouveau) Mould was used with paper clay for the woman, and painted with Metallique (Rustic Brown, Dragon's Eye, and Romance Pink) Paints. Her lips were painted with Dylusions (Peony Blush) Paint, with some green micro beads for her eyes.

     A portion of the Finnabair (Hollybrook Ironwork) Mould was used around the frame, and painted with Metallique (Golden Moss) and Sparks (Fairy Wings) Paints. Then I used my fingers to add Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold). 

     The clear pebbles were embossed on the back with Ranger's (Gold Tinsel) Embossing Powder. The keys and key hole were also made from paper clay, using the Finnabair Key Mould, and painted with Metallique (Rustic Brown) and Sparks (Dragon's Eye) Paints.

     After priming the flowers with clear gesso, I painted them with Dylusion's Paints (Peony Blush and White Linen), and embossed the edges with Ranger's (Gold Tinsel) Embossing Powder.

     Thanks for your visit, and have a great week!

Challenges Entered:

Splashy Mix Challenge ~ Challenge 13 (Inspired by the pink flowers and gold sand)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Thank You Shaker Card

     Starting off the year with a thankful heart, expressed in this shaker card, which was actually my first project of 2020, even though I'm just now posting it!  

     I was inspired by the January 2020 Challenge at Lindy's Gang with this beautiful combo.

     The background was smooshed with Lindy's Gang Sprays (Brushed Nickel and Black Orchid Silver) and Magical Shakers
(Bavarian Blue and Stormy Silver). Then I gave it some splatters with LG (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray, before embossing the snowflakes and falling snow with LG (Purely White) Embossing Powder.

     The wreath was embossed with LG (Midnight Pewter) Embossing Powder, and colored with LG (Frosty Forest Green) Spray. Once dry, it also got splatters with LG (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray. 

     It's kinda hard to see in the photos, but I also embossed the snowflakes and falling snow with LG (Purely White) Embossing Powder onto the white cardstock of the shaker for some texture. The sentiment was done with LG (Cuckoo Clock Cardinal) Embossing Powder. Since I ran out of clear acetate for the shaker, I used the lid from my salad, and filled it with glitter. 

     Thanks for looking!


Challenges Entered:

The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog ~ Repeat Performance (Salad Lid for Shaker Window)

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Let It Snow ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I've always wanted to make postcard art, and what better time than the new year for trying something new! So I created this winter scene featuring stamps from Red Rubber Designs, and lots of embossing. 

     The background was done with a layer of white gesso, and colored with Lindy's Gang Sprays (Cafe Au Lait and Tiffany Blue), along with Squirt (Banff Blue). Then I splattered it with LG Spray (Frozen Jack Frost). The Snowflakes and snow were embossed with my new Emerald Creek Embossing Powders (Marshmallow and Blizzard), along with one of my older ones (Mirror Platinum).

     The main image was stamped with a permanent blue ink, and embossed with LG (Clearly Clear) Embossing Powder using the Twinkle in the Eye Stamp.

     Finally, I finished it up with some strips of "Let it Snow" ribbon, adhered over the Postage strip, embossed with Emerald Creek (Blizzard) Baked Texture. 

     Thanks for looking!


Challenges Entered:

Moving Along With The Times ~ All Things New (2 new embossing powders and made postcard for first time)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

If the Crown Fits

     By mixing the old with the new, specifically the new Emerald Creek embossing powders that Santa brought me, I was able to create this art journal page!

     I started by adhering some torn strips from old sheet music, and stamping the script with an older Prima stamp. Then I applied a coat of clear gesso, followed by a light coat of white gesso, and some watered down Dylusions Paints (Vanilla Custard and Laidback Lilac). To mimic vintage wallpaper, I used the Tim Holtz (Gothic) Stencil with my new EC Rock Candy (Java Plum) Embossing Powder, which totally rocks! Lol! 

     I also tried a new technique with the doily! After applying white gesso onto black cardstock using a doily stencil, I immediately poured EC Rock Candy Embossing Powders (Java Plum and Butterscotch) and heat set it. Normally I would wait for the gesso to dry, and reapply the stencil with clear embossing ink before adding the powders. I really like the coverage I got by covering the wet gesso, but still had to wait for it to dry to properly emboss. But well worth the wait for the fabulous texture of the Rock Candy powders! 

     Other than the script in the background, the rest of the stamping was done with the Graphic 45 (Gilded Lily 1 & 2) Stamps. The queen and chandelier were embossed with my new Emerald Creek Boho Blends (Wrought Iron) EP, and the queen painted with Dylusions Paints (Vanilla Custard and Laidback Lilac). I finished her up with a small Prima Marketing rose, and some lace peeking out from her dress.

     The same Dylusions Paints were also used on the Petaloo DIY Burlap Flowers with a vintage button in the center.

     The Bo Bunny Lasercut Chipboard Tag and metal fleur de lis was covered with white gesso, and embossed with Emerald Creek Rock Candy (Java Plum and Butterscotch) Embossing Powders, in addition to Mirror Gold, which has been in my stash for awhile now.

     Mirror Gold EP was also used on the key, made from paper clay with the Finnabair Key Mould, and coated with black gesso. 

     And on the crown, with the phrase being embossed with EC Aroma (Black Cherry) EP.

      The teardrop rhinestones were perfect for the chandelier!

Thanks for your visit!


Challenges Entered:

Art Journal Journey ~ January Something New (embossing powders and new technique)

Tuesday Throwdown ~ TT448 Something New (embossing powders and new technique)

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Punch ATC's

     Hey everyone! Trying to get my mojo back, and thought ATC's would be a great jump start. 

     This fun mood board at Double D Challenges with a requirement to use a punch, definitely sparked my creativity!

     As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to try out the Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley (Tea in the Garden) Stamp Set that I had previously won, and embossed it with Lindy's Gang (Midnight Pewter) Embossing Powder.

     For the punch requirement, I used various Martha Stewart Border Punches (Doily Lace, String Lace, Double Loops) and Deep Edge (Embroidery) Punch cut into strips and adhered onto white cardstock measuring 2 1/2" X 3 1/2". Then I backed it with more white cardstock, that I punched and embossed with Lindy's Gang (Purely White) Embossing Powder.

     All of the stamping and background were colored with Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers (Oom Pah Pah Pink, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal, Yodeling Yellow, Lederhosen Laurel, Guten Tag Teal, and Polka Purple).

      Lots of fussy-cutting, but so much fun to make! Thanks for looking!

Challenges Entered:

Monday, January 6, 2020

Hello Baby Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello 2020! My first post of the year is this card featuring some stencil work and stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started by applying white gesso to the Tim Holtz (Plaid) Stencil. Then I painted it with Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers (Stormy Silver and Bavarian Blue) and Spray (Afternoon Delight Denim), giving it some highlights with Prima Marketing Metallique Wax (Old Silver). The stitched embossing was done with LG (Lapis Lazuli Blue Gold) Embossing Powder. 

     To the card base, I applied white gesso to the Tim Holtz (Holiday Knit) Stencil. 

     The sentiment was embossed with the Savvy Sayings Stamp onto a leftover tag that I had previously cut. 

     Finally, I popped up the Rocking Chair that I stamped using permanent blue ink, and embossed with LG (Clearly Clear) EP. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges Entered: