Monday, February 20, 2017

Birthday Blossoms Doodly Doo


For this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the technique challenge at Splitcoast to doodle. I did the doodling around all of the flower petal edges and the bottom of the card. Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Blossoms stamp set, designer paper (unknown SU), card stocks of Whisper White, Pixie, Pink, and Pretty In Pink. I used some silver embroidery thread for the embellishing. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Foil Relief Technique

For the Mixed Media challenge this week of putting the petal to the metal :) I chose this technique, one I have never tried before:

Mini Matisse Foil Relief

On my piece of cardboard I glued some cheesecloth, silk leaves and mini flowers. Covered in tin foil, sprayed with flat black Krylon primer. Used steel wool to rub off color in places. This brings up more of the texture of whatever you used underneath the foil. It is very cool! (Don't be concerned if you don't see the texture right after you add the foil. The magic seems to happen when you spray paint it.) 
Embellished with some paper flowers, rhinestones, a piece of chain, metal sentiment. I used a regular bottlecap, put a floral sticker inside and then crimped all of the edges and added some Crystal Effects to the center.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Succulent



I really love this Stampin' Up! Succulents stamp set and coordinating dies. It's a lot of therapeutic fun working on layering the succulent petals.I used all Stampin' Up! supplies, some of it retired such as the designer paper that was from a scrappin' kit, Subtles micro beads. Current items include candy dot embellishments and Flower Patch stamps for sentiments. Sage Shadow and Pretty in Pink card stocks were used for this card.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Love Notes Framelits


Started with watercolor paper and added spritzed water and then Scarlet and Purple Brushos crystal colors. When dry, I white embossed the Open Sea passenger manifest stamp (SU), added gold texture paste to Tim Holtz valentine stencil. Stencil hearts with Primrose Petals ink (also T.H.), sprayed over with Tattered Angels "Rose Petals" Glimmer Mist. Cut with Stampin' Up!'s new LOVE NOTES heart framelits. Mounted to black card stock for matting and then onto Naturals White. Popped up all heart cut-outs. Added black butterfly from SU framelits and a gold ribbon rose.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Love Bugs


New Stampin' Up! Sale A Bration set Love You Lots, colored with markers and highlighted with crystal effects. Everything else on the card is retired, I have been cleaning out the old craft room and keep coming across bits and bobs that I want to save or work into a card or project. I can't wait to start creating with my new Stampin' Up! order. Lots of really fun things to try but I wanted to use these cute little ladybugs for a valentine. The sentiment is from the older Love Bugs set.

10 minute Valentine


A super simple valentine using Stampin' Up! retired Victorian lace background stamps. I LOVE my background stamps and will never part with most of them. This card was easy with this backgrounder, stamped in Sahara Sand on Whisper White and then again in black on Real Red card stock. Cut heart from framelit heart die and added a bit of retired black organdy ribbon. The sentiment is one from Hero Arts, reminds me a bit of Yoda :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

You've Got This


Stampin' Up's You've Got This set embossed in white, sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black, on watercolor paper.
I am finally getting a chance to play with the Brushos color crystals that I got for Christmas. Santa knows me very well, cookbooks and stamping supplies and maybe a novel or two :)
I used the Brushos to get as close as I could to the color challenge selection of Wasabi, Wisteria, and Soft Sky. I love this product and I can see having a lot of fun experimenting with it.