Saturday, March 2, 2024
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Monday, February 26, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
I had so much fun experimenting with this Hero Arts Bold Flowers 4 piece stencil yesterday. I used the main flower part and added cherry pink colour burst crystals and spritzed them with water, dried and then repeated process with leaves in green. Added some HA transfers, gold paste for the flower center stencil, and spritzed everything with some shimmer spray. Gold embossed sentiment from Art Journal Messages set.
Monday, February 19, 2024
Thursday, February 15, 2024
I feel that I need to get an early start on my Spring cards, the way time flies these days is unbelievable!
This was already stamped and embossed and was in my spring box from last year, just needed to color it and add some clouds. Simon Says Stamp for the bunny, clouds by Memory Box retired tulip embossing frame by Stampin' Up!.
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Love Is In The Air at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge! I used distress oxide sprays of Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo, Wilted Violet, and Speckled Egg for the backgrounds, Honey Bee Stamps Heart Hugs for the otter and heart die cuts, Lawn Fawn sentiment, and Stampin' Up! "Bouquet Of Love" embossing folder and dies.
Monday, February 5, 2024
For the backgrounds I used one piece of black card stock and swiped it with a few different colors of Acrylic paints. Cut into 4 and made card fronts with carious embossing folders and inks on top. The copper was a liquid ink and I love the way it has a patina with some color showing through.
Sunday, February 4, 2024
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Finally getting to this lovely card kit from Simon Says Stamp, February 2022 😊. I think I was intimidated by the overly large stamp and this is just a portion of it, now I realize that there was nothing to be afraid of! I embossed it in white and colored it in with Copic markers and a watercolor wash for the background. The finished card size is 4 3/4" x 7" and is on water color paper.
Sunday, January 28, 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Sunday, January 21, 2024
I needed a little creative nudge so I signed up for the Hero Arts Mixed Media class. Had a great time and am doing it all at my own leisure following along on the videos on youtube for participants. I can be a slow stamper so I don't want to get stressed out or hold anyone else up during the live stream, so this option is perfect for me. You can buy the whole bundle for the class at Hero Arts (lots of cool things here). I will be working on some more cards and journal pages, as I was stamping, die cutting, and spraying up some extra bits here and there during the class. This is my effort on the first two projects.
**Celestial Symmetry Split Negative technique presented by Lydia Fiedler
**Believe by Cheiron Brandon
Friday, January 19, 2024
Trying some new things in the new year, this one using all Tim Holtz. I have two drawers full of various items that have never been opened, it just seemed too beautiful to use. Papers, ephemera, and all sorts of goodies staring back at me. I found a lovely tutorial on youtube by String & Scissors for using the Worn Wallpaper pack. This paper is so nice, it actually feels like old wallpaper would and all of the patterns are so pretty. The seams of the diamonds are hidden by some thin washi tape.
It was very relaxing assembling all of these chocolates. The dies are small so you want to get them all sorted into the shapes that go together before you start cutting and assembling. Dies are Tim Holtz "True Love Colorize made with an assortment of textured card stocks, red and silver foil stock, glossy accents, and Rock Candy glitter. The silver embossed sentiment is by Fiskars and is called "Lasting Love Quotes".