Wednesday, September 30, 2020

With Sympathy Card

      Hello again! It's never easy making a sympathy card, but this one came together pretty quickly!

      I used colors from the September Color Challenge at Lindy's Gang, and finished just in the nick of time. 

     The background was done with Lindy's (Polka Purple) Magical Shaker and (Banff Blue) Squirt onto a piece of white cardstock. Then I splattered (Glittering Gold) Magical Shaker over it, but it's very subtle.

     The sentiment, card base, and blue cardstock edges were embossed with LG (King Midas Gold) Embossing Powder, and the center edges done with LG (Midnight Violet) EP

     To bring out the sentiment, I painted a cloud using Lindy's (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray

     Thanks for dropping by! 


Challenges Entered:

Lindy's Gang ~ September Color Challenge

Friday, September 25, 2020

Mixed Media Dream Catcher

      Hi everyone! If you've been wondering what I've been up to, it's this mixed media dream catcher that I made for my Mom's 70th Birthday, featuring a photo of my late Grandpa and her Dad. I channeled my Native American roots, and really poured my heart and soul into it, taking many hours and weeks of work! But it was so worth it, especially after seeing Mom's tears when she opened it. 

     The colors were inspired by the September Mood Board at Mixed Media Academy

     I started by collaging some older papers, vintage sheet music, and torn dictionary pages, to a piece of cardboard. Then I colored it with Lindy's Gang Sprays and Magicals, and did a second coat to mask the Tim Holtz gears and the clock. I also sprayed the twine to form a circle, and added beads that started out burgundy, but were transformed with different embossing powders, mostly from Emerald Creek. 

     The feathers took the longest to make, and started with Prima Heavy White Gesso applied to the Stamperia (Feathers) Stencil. Then they got about 8 coats of Dylusions Paints, shadowed with (Black Soot) Distress Crayon. 

     I used several chipboard gears and cogs from Creative Embellishments, that were also painted with Dylusions Paints. Then I added Finnabair (Brown and Red) Rust Effect Pastes, with touches of Finnabair (Vintage Gold) Metallique Wax.

     The border was done with stamps (some embossed), and the Tim Holtz (Arrows) Stencil with Black Gesso added to it. Once dry, I colored them with Finnabair Waxes (Vintage Gold, Rich Copper, and Patina Green). Then I finished the edges with more Rust Pastes and Vintage Gold Wax.

     To hang it, I attached the branch with a strand of brown suede through a couple of grommets done with my Big Bite II. 

       Thanks for looking, and hope you're all staying safe!