Friday, April 26, 2013

Thought of you Today and Smiled

Finally home from work and able to upload my card that I made this morning for the challenge on splitcoastampers.  They have recently started a new challenge on a Friday called Mix-ability, where we use mixed media on our projects.  Since I have recently bought quite a bit of mixed media, it was perfect for me this morning.

Anyway, for todays challenge we had to use 2 different mediums and do some hand drawn doodling.  I am NOT a doodler on my cards, in fact I don't think I have EVER doodled on a card.  Yikes!!  Anyhoo, I started with some watercolor paper and sprayed some art anthology spray onto my craft mat and then spritzed it with some water.  I then lay my paper into the liquid and smooshed it around and dried it with my heat gun.  I wasn't happy with how it looked, so I took some dylusions white linen spray and sprayed that onto my mat on top of the other spray and smooshed my paper into it once more and zapped it with my heat gun again.  Better!  Next I stamped my image and sentiment and then doodled around the edge with a black marker.  Finally I sprayed some pearlized water over the top and mounted my panel onto my card base.  Mood when done?  Happy!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!
The challenge can be found here:
supplies:  art anthology spray in watermelon
dylusions spary in white linen
versamark ink
perfect pearls
american crafts marker
watercolor paper
stamps: fabrications by Teresa Collins
sentiment by Papertrey Ink Happy for You

No card..........yet!

Good morning.  I was so excited to play along with another fun challenge on Splitcoaststampers this morning and got my card all made, and was even kind of happy with how it turned out, but I don't have time to post it as my daughter called from school saying she needed to bring something to her :( 

I guess I will have to upload after work today!  I hope you all enjoy your day.  Be back later!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Product of the week

I have a simple little butterfly card today.  It is my turn for product of the week at Scrapdoodles and I am focusing on distress inks and the ink blending tool.  I also decided to play along with this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  I am in love with the nesting butterfly dies from Lifestyle Crafts!  I die cut a butterfly using white cardstock and then stamped a background stamp from Hero Arts in london fog ink from Memento.  I then stamped the sanded b/g stamp from SU, also in london fog ink.  Next I took my distress inks in tumbled glass, shabby shutters and a touch of antique linen and blended them onto the butterfly using the ink blending tool!  I love how easily they blend.  I spritzed some pealized water over the top and zapped it with my heat gun.  Unfortunately the photo doesn't capture the subtle shimmer.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and was perfect for my card today!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gelato Butterfly

How is it Thursday already??  This week is flying by!  I made a quick little card before work this morning, but didn't get a chance to post it.  I can't stop coloring butterflies right now.  I have recently bought lots of new markers, watercolor pencils, gelatos and other new to me mediums.  I have just been playing around to see what I can do with them and still stay with my preferred style which is clean and simple!

Anyway my card today was colored using some gelatos.  I had stamped a bunch of butterflies with black ink onto white cardstock.  I quickly colored the butterfly, not paying any attention to staying inside the lines as I knew I was going to cut it out.  The gelatos blend SO easily and are not messy at all.  I just blended it using my fingers and then cut it out, added some pearls and popped it up on my card.  VOILA!  another quick, clean and simple card!  I know exactly who this one is going to!  Anyhoo, just wanted to share!  Have a great evening!


supplies:  card stock bazzill, patterned paper by prima
stamps:  inkadinkado, papertrey ink
gelatos, pearls