Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MOJO 482 is for the Birds

This week's Mojo Monday sketch looked like a really fun one. It helped me get into thinking about making some Valentines. I got to craft yesterday with my cyber friend Pam. We hadn't crafted in a while. It was so much fun to connect again. We decided to do the sketch and use birds and shine or sparkle. I was going to go for glitter, but it just didn't work out. I ended up going with shine with ink gold.
I used the following STAMPlorations sets:

Pocket Blooms
Trendy Birds 2
Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stencil Sunday- Grateful tag

It is my turn to share this STENCIL SUNDAY  
There is still time to play along with the STAMPlorations mixed media challenge. Just make sure to make a project with a stencil that isn't a card. 

I want to share a tag that I made. I used ink spray smash technique with ghosting.

I ink spray smashed purple, blue and green on piece of white cardstock. 
I used ARTplorations Stencil: Zen Hearts
 I used the following STAMPloration sets:





Friday, January 27, 2017

frosted winged dragonfly

The MIX-ability challenge this week on SCS is to make something frosty. 
I made frosty wings on my dragonfly. 
This tag started out with white cardstock. 
I ink spray smashed it with blues, greens and browns.
Then when those colors were dry, I did ghosting with my 
new ARTplorations stencil Dragonfly Waltz.

I put the stencil down over the cardstock and sprayed water.
I let the water stand for about 10 seconds and I removed the stencil.
In this close up photo I think you can see the little "ghost" dragonfly.
 I wanted fiber or ribbon to use at the top of the tag. I had this ribbon (left of tag). That matched in color, but was way to wide to use. So I cut it and pulled at the fibers until they all unraveled. I used them. I was really pleased at how it turned out.

Since I started with a whole sheet of white cardstock.
 There was extra to make a second tag.

Monday, January 23, 2017

z-fold box

Today the SCS Technique Lover's Challenge TLC622 was to make a z-fold box card. 
Here is my card open

 Here it is closed.
Since today is National Handwriting Day, I used my own handwriting for the sentiment.

Mixed Media Tutorial- January 1-23-17

Come check out my Mixed Media Tutorial on the STAMPlorations Blog today.

PIP challenge 1704

Hello. The sponsor this week for the PIP challenges is 

I printed this little fairy and watercolored her and added glitter to her wings. 
I did a watercolored background. 

Check out this week's PIP challenge

Friday, January 20, 2017

Back to business...dragonflies on a screen door

This card is for the MIX-ability challenge at SCS 
MIX-208 challenge was to look at a business envelope and use the designs from the inside on a card.

I was thinking that the envelope was going to be boring, and then I found this one. It made me think of a screen door. I wish I had more of this paper. I ink spray smashed it to make it look like outside. I stamped the dragonflies. I water colored more on the wings and added glitter. I added texture paste to the bodies. 

 This close up shows the texture of the body and the glitter of the wings.
This was such a fun challenge.

Monday, January 9, 2017

New challenge blog -Pam's Inky Pinkies 1702 challenge

A new year and new opportunities. I am part of PIP challenges.

The PIP Challenges are always anything goes.  There are some really awesome sponsors.

I used this week's sponsor Digital Delights by Louby Loo  (digital image) Celebration Owl

Isn't he just the cutest? I watercolored the image and added glitter to the balloons.

I am entering this in DRAGONFLY JOURNEYS #83 Birthday challenge.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

ARTplorations Mixed Media January 8, 2017 Calendar

Happy New Year. I hope that 2017 is a year filled with blessings. First ARTplorations challenge for the New Year. I decided to make a calendar I used ARTplorations DELICATE LEAVES stencil


with gold texture paint. I used burlap, two different types of lace one cream and one teal and scraps of paper. I printed a personalized calendar using a wordprocessing program. I added important dates for my family. I made a little topper and added a butterfly. I like butterflies because they remind me that life is always changing and not to take life for granted.