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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tax Day play time

Today was the dreaded April 15th!
Were you happy or sad?
Did you create anything on this special day?

I wanted to share this gelli plate card I made.
The sentiment is from Stampin Up-a new die. I love it!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

April Shower challenge @ The Mixed Meda

April showers are here!  It sounded like a fun challenge-so 
I grabbed my gelli plate and had some fun layering paint and stencils.
The mixed Media April challenge #11 is about April showers & May flowers.

 Used Stampin UP star stencil and Andy Skinner Vogue and Accessories Mixed Media Stencils made by Deco Art.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shaving Cream technique for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is coming up and I have been making cards like crazy. 
I love challenges too, so combining both seems like a no-brainer!

Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge is Wings-see my Adorable Angels 
Mojo Monday #392 has awesome sketches.
This is the result:

 I did the foam technique using a couple of Americana Acrylic paints with some white cardstock.  Added ribbons and a Wild Orchid Flowers.  My adorable angel image is from Altered Pages collages.

Below is a closeup showing more details.  I made my font in Photoshop.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mother's Day with Unity Stamps

Unity Stamps are some of my favorites.
I wanted to play along with their challenge this month.
They give you 3 options-a color challenge, a sketch, or a layout.
I started with the color challenge-that's where the turquoise/aqua colors came from.
I couldn't seem to get the coral colors incorporated-so I switched over to the sketch.



I turned it up-can you tell?
I stamped and heat embossed down the center of white cardstock with one of their background stamps. 
I stamped the flowers on a piece of specialty card stock and colored in with distress inks and a paint brush. I love the water color effect.
Add a sentiment, some ribbon and pearls to finish it off.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Journaling with Stencils & AP


Journaling has become a great way for me to document my bible study time. 
The pictures you can get from Altered Pages Collage sheets really tie in with what I'm trying to design.

I've used 1456D Angel Voices and 524D Holy Cards.

 We've partnered with Stencils 1 this month.  I used a chain stencil. It comes with 4 different ones!
To see the technique I used on the chains-jump over to Altered Pages Blog for the video tutorial.   ALTERED PAGES BLOG


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mothers Day Mixed Media card


I'm still loving  my gelli plate!
I've used Papercrafting Challenge #93 as my inspiration point.
The colors in the magazine cover just screamed SPRING!

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 93 Inspiration Piece (image) 

I grabbed my gelli plate! See my video for the tutorial.

 Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're inspired to create!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Easter with RRR

You can't help but use those colors when doing an Easter card.

I've colored my images with colored pencils.
Added dark purple ribbon from RRR.
Flowers from Wild Orchid flowers.

I love this card!  It was a special order for a mother of an 11 yr old girl.
She loved it!

 I hope you and your family have a great Easter.  Celebrating Christ's birth and resurrection is what it's all about. 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

DecoArt Media Misters /New Technique

Are you wondering how I got this cool marbling effect on this 5x7 canvas board???
Wonder no more!!
 You use SHAVING CREAM!!!!  That's right and you even get the cheap kind at the Dollar Tree!  I sprayed it into an empty meat tray (that's right-I recycle) Smooth it out a little with a palette knife.
 Then spray some paint randomly. I used Purple and Primary Cyan.  (I didn't know how the paints would respond since everyone I've seen do this technique uses inks-but it turned out great!!  DecoArt's misters have so much pigment they held up beautifully!!)

You can purchase DecoArt products -www.decoart.com

 Swirl it around with your palette knife. Press your paper or canvas on top!
 Pull it out and this is the results.  Use a flat ruler and scrap off the biggest part of the shaving cream & then take a paper towel & wipe off the remaining shaving cream.
I put it right back into my mixture and kept pulling papers thru until it was pretty grungy looking.
 These are the first pieces I did on white cardstock.
 These were scraps of cardstock. I'll use them another time for tags or cards.
 I used my main pieces to decorate this tissue box!  Cool huh??
I stenciled the letters on with DecoArt Whimsical Delight letters and Americana black acrylic paint.
 I painted the edges with Americana Eggplant multi-surface satin before gluing my papers on.  The box turned out nice.  Taking it to a craft show this weekend.  Someone will be winning a nice prize for registering.
 Here a couple of 5x7 canvas I laid into blue foam. Really turned out nice. Love the marbling.
Give it a go yourself!  Experiment with different colors.  You can also use inks.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Gelli plate designs continue!

I'm still decorating the numerous gelli plate pages I designed!

I combined a muse stamp set-Dragonfly dreams and Kunze German scrap.

I think it turned out pretty sweet!
I embossed the dragonfly in black and then rubbed DecoArt Metallic Wax in blue over top and around the edges.  Then rubbed green wax around the rest of the white part.
Attached the German Scrap with glue.
 
 The one below I used the tiny dragonflies and the smaller one.  I had the Eiffel tower and leaf flourish sitting on my table-thought I'd go ahead & use them.  Added some rhinestones and washi tape across the bottom.
 We're partnering with Kunze this month.  The German Scrap is amazing!!
Check out my other design team members that give inspiration daily at Altered Pages Blog.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friends with Flair/Gelli Plate Cards

I've already posted today, but I also had to participate in Unity Stamps

I love my Unity Stamps.
I'm attending a craft show tomorrow.  Finishing up the several gelli prints I've created in the last week.  The smoothness of the Americana Paint that I used on my prints allowed me to stamp right over it. Turned out beautiful!

This stamp set is called A Friend Loveth. 
Didn't need to add much of anything else-looks FAB even if I say myself!!
 I'll be selling encouragement cards to fund-raise for my Relay For Life team.  If you'd like to make a donation-I have a link on my sidebar.  If you'd like to purchase any cards-email me and I have a PayPal account we can use.