Friday, June 26, 2015
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Well, I tried and found out. It was super fun to add the colored water to the salt, but after it dried, I had huge clumps of the colored salt fall off the cardstock. I tried it several times, and each time it didn't work. It was fun to see the salt change colors, but each time when the glue dried, it kept falling off. YES, I fail. Not every time I try something new does it work. But I didn't give up.
So I tried "What if?" again. I thought "What if I sealed it after it dried?" I thought I wonder... I wonder if I used a sealant over the glue. I tried covering it with clear fingernail polish.And guess what. It worked. It gave my flower pot such an interesting texture. I added gold paint to the pot after the fingernail polish dried.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
We are having a challenge on MPC. Either make a Patriotic card or a Nautical one. Link it up on the MPC BLOG to win a fabulous prize from May Arts Ribbon. I went the Nautical route.
Make sure you check out the challenge HERE.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
I have a card to share with you for this week's Mix-ABILITY challenge. The challenge that Kyra gave us was to use pebbles and sprays to make a unique background. My card started as white cardstock. I knew I wanted some color, plus I knew I needed more than just the sprays to make it a mixed media card. So I started with a piece of white cardstock and I ink spray smashed it with markers.
Now I think river rock would have been good to use for this technique, but all I had was gravel from my driveway. I washed the gravel and dried it and then placed it on the colorful background. I sprayed over the gravel with gold shimmer spray.
If you look closely at this photo you can see the areas that don't have gold spray where the rocks were.
Well, after I used just the gold spray this is what I got.
I absolutely loved how this looks.
The technique featured this week on SCS was using rolled flower dies to make roses. I made some roses earlier this week and I knew I wanted to use it on my card. As pretty as the second sheet is, the roses didn't look as pretty with it, so I used the lighter first sheet for my card.
I stamped the sentiment with black stazon ink.
The other result of this technique? I have some really pretty gold rocks.
Friday, June 12, 2015
OK, I wasn't planning on making another Coffee card, but what can I say, when inspiration hits you follow it.
My friend Robin was hostess for a challenge on SCS for Free for all challenge F4A277
The challenge was a recipe challenge. You had to make a card with items that spelled out J-U-N-E.
For J- I used MFP set called Java Time. I also used Jute twine.
For U- I used UTEE to do Joseph's Coat for SCS mix-ABILITY challenge MIX124. I also used my Unity Beautiful Elements set for the coffee stains
For N- I used newsprint (Unity Classified Newsprint) and I used sentiment "N"eed coffee.
For E- I made an Easel card and I used Eyelets
The cup panel started as white cardstock and it looked like this before I embossed with UTEE and added the dark layer and the gold shimmer spray and the newsprint and coffee stains.
This close up of one of the cups shows the gold shimmer spray behind it. I outlined the cups with gold sharpie marker.
I stamped a heart from Unity's Beautiful Elements, mixed media set. I used versamark ink and UTEE.
The only black ink I have in my stash is black stazon and that wouldn't have worked for this technique, so I altered the technique by using dark markers. I used a combination of dark blue, dark green and black.
It doesn't give the solid dark black, but I kinda liked the little peek of color underneath.
I took gold shimmer spray and sprayed the panel. I outlined it with gold marker and wrapped the panel with gold thread. I also added dots of gold acrylic paint.
I don't know what God's plans are for this young man, but I believe there is HOPE.
Mountain Plains Crafters- Celebrating the men in our life. Father's Day Inspiration
Slim Jim and Albert are back again. I wanted to try and make a Father's Day card with my two robots. I thought awhile how I wanted to draw them. I first thought of fishing, because that
is a dad activity right? Well, I don't EVER remember my dad going fishing. The closest
he got was going to Red Lobster for dinner.
Then I thought of sports. My dad's favorite sport is Basketball, I decided not to do that because
Slim Jim would definitely have the height advantage on Albert.
So I decided to do cars. My dad loves cars.
Here is a close up of the robots in the car.
I had friends when I was in high school who loved drawing cars. But they were all boys. They would spend hours drawing their favorite cars and drawing concept cars. But I don't think I have drawn a car before. Definitely a practice in perspective. The hardest part for me were the tires. The two sides of my brain were arguing. One side said draw them oval and flat at the bottom to get the right perspective, The other side said, draw them like round circles. Because tires are round. Hopefully someday they will learn to get along and I'll draw the perfect car but until then...
Happy Father's Day dad. You have always loved and encouraged me. My love of art and creating comes from you and mom.
The license plate on the car is my dad's. It has special meaning to him and kind of a family joke about his job.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I have been doodling around with these two little robots some time now. I call the tall robot Slim Jim and the little robot I call Albert. I decided that Slim Jim needed to go to Starbucks, but Albert was content to make his coffee at home. But as everyone knows. Coffee just tastes better with friends. I colored the two coffee cups with prisma colored pencils. The robots were colored with silver and copper inka gold metallic rub. This card is going to my good friend Debra. Someday Debra, we are going to have our coffee together in person.
The close ups show more of the detail but weren't slanted so the camera didn't pick up on their metallic look.