Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mixed Media Art Layout

Happy Saturday and hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I wanted to share my 1st Mixed Media layout this weekend which I made for a challenge!  It was a lot of work but so much fun using paints, stencils. water color pencils and glitter sprays!  It definitely got messy at times! Lol!  I started out by layering some random CC paper on 12x12 heavy chipboard.  I distressed around the paper and also added white paint from Martha Stewart in "Wedding Cake" around the edges.  I used the Crafters Workshop stencil called "Mini Flowers" and stenciled this with white gesso on each corner of the layout.  I then sprayed over it with Tattered Angels "Sweet Clover", "Vintage Pink" and "Gold" glimmer mists.  I wanted to define some of the flowers a little more so I used my watercolor pencils in teal and blue to quickly color in some of the petals for those flowers.  I then used my water paintbrush pen from Lindy Stamp Gang to paint over it to blend the colors and give it a softer look.  The second stencil I used was a small butterfly from TA.  I sprayed the same glimmer mist colors over the stencil and then stamped the corresponding butterfly stamp over it as well.  I used some additional MS acrylic paints  in "Peppermint Bark" to edge the title and to use in some random stamping with a Studio K mini background stamp.  I also used MS paints in "Sky Blue" and "Scallion" with some bubble wrap to stamp randomly in spots around the butterfly.  The corrugated board behind the pictures is from a box I cut up.  With the piece I used, I took off the top layer so that the corrugated part was exposed. I painted over this with the white paint and then again glimmer misted on top of it.  I also added a layer of TA Glimmer Glam in "Chandalier" to give it even more glitter and shine.  The flowers are from I am Roses and Recollections.  The music paper was just from my stash.  I tore a piece of it and then added it below the picture. I sprayed over it with TA "Gold" and also edged it a little with some TH distress ink in "Walnut".  I'm also going to give this to my mom as part of her birthday present so I hope she likes it.  I hope you all like it too! :)  Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shimmer Bean cards

Hello and Happy Tuesday! :)  Hope everyone is having a great start in their week! I wanted to share a few cards using the "Shimmer Bean" Greeting Farm Stamp.  These are some of the new clear stamps and I just love this image!!! :)  I made 2 different cards but used the same techniques.  I colored up this cute fairy with my Copic Markers and added some stickles in "Rock Candy" to her wings to give her some shimmer!  The teal flowers are from Prima and I added a ribbon buckle and pearl to the flower on the top card.  The rose buds, flat white flowers and crochet flowers are all from I Am Roses.  I sprayed all of these with "Dazzling Diamonds" by Tattered Angels to give it more shine.  The bling is from Recollections.  I used the "Bow Easy" (my new favorite purchase!)  to make both the large teal bow for the 2nd card and the cute tiny pink bow on the 1st card.  The first card also has some sheer lace from my stash and white flower pearl trim from Karla S001 on Etsy.  The background papers are one of my favorite--"Fairy Flora" by Prima.  I can't get enough of this paper!  Hope you all like my cards! Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks so much for stopping by and all of your kind comments! :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Baby Elephant card

Hello Bloggers!  Hope everyone is starting out their weekends well!  I wanted to share a baby shower card I made for a friend.  It was a very simple card and I had a lot of fun pulling out my old sizzix die cuts which I hadn't used in so long! I found the cute baby elephant and thought it would look so cute for this card! :)  The paper collection I used for the background and the elephant is "Baby Girl" from K & Company.  I put some dimensional stickers behind the baby elephant and laid it on a spellbinders circle die cut.  The pink ruffled trim and the flat back white pearls layered on top of it are from Karla S001 on Etsy.  The flowers are from I am roses and the pink token which says "It's a Girl" is also from my stash.  I handmade the banner and stamped my sentiment from an MFT stamp set "Sentimental about babies".  I also added a little heart rhinestone on the elephant's eye.  I edged all the papers with Tim Holtz Distress ink in "Spun Sugar". Hope you all like my card!  Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sympathy card

Hello!  Since September started and kids are back to school, sports etc..., it has been non stop for me!  I haven't been able to craft as much as I would have liked.  However, I do have a lot of cards to make for September so you will be seeing more come! :)  Here is a quick card share with a sympathy card I made for a sick friend.  The paper collection I used is called "Melody" from Prima.  The birdcage and bird are from an MFT die cut.  I also used another MFT die for the sentiment which I stamped on from an Heros Stamp Collection.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I sprayed them with Tattered Angels "Iridescent Gold".   The cute little white crochet flowers are from I am Roses. The white nylon butterfly is from KarlaS001 on Etsy.  The venise lace is from my stash and I layered some strips on top of each other.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! :)