Monday, September 15, 2014

Mix-Ability Challenge at

This is my card for Friday’s   Mix-Ability   challenge (MIX85). The challenge was to use crayons to scribble or draw on cardstock, then spray or paint over the piece of cardstock.  The crayon acts as a resist.

I drew my flowers with pink, yellow, and green crayons, then sprayed the cardstock with brown Dylusions spray.  I noticed that the crayons lost some their color intensity when I wiped off the still-wet spray.  The piece still looked rather plain, so after it was dry, I outlined the images with a black charcoal pencil then smudged it just a bit with my finger.  I knew the charcoal would continue to smudge if it wasn’t sealed so I sprayed it liberally with liquid hair spray.  After the hair spray was dry, I layered the piece onto dark chocolate cardstock, then onto pink cardstock before mounting it onto the cream-colored card  base.  The finished size is 5-1/2” square.

There is no stamping on this card.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sympathy Card

I needed a sympathy card for a co-worker whose father passed away suddenly earlier this week.   This card is what I ended up with after making something different that didn’t work as planned. (So frustrating!) I CASE’ed  this card  that I found on Pinterest.

Unfortunately, I can’t really write out a recipe since I do not know the names of the cardstock & ink colors or the brand of the sentiment stamp. I did not note down that information as I was making the card.  But I can tell you that the embossing folder is from Stampin’ Up and the leaf stamp is from Heartfelt Creations.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Need for Speed

This is a card that I made when I was still living in South Carolina. It was for a Teapot Tuesday challenge recipient and was definitely a Quick and Easy card!

The clouds were created with a scallop circle punch and sponging.

Stamp:  Need for Speed (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Archival Black, Blue
Paper: Georgia Pacific white, unknown brand silver, Stampin' Up! blue (not sure of the color name, sorry!)
Accessories: star embossing folder

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Watercolored Apples

This is a card that I made a year or so ago.  I stamped the apple image, then watercolored it.

Unfortunately, I don't remember the manufacturer or name of the stamp. The embossing folder is
from Stanpin' Up!.  The "littles" in the corners is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Mixed Media Monday"

I have been "into" mixed media and art journaling for the last year and a half or so; there are quite a few artists who I follow.  One of those artists is Tracy Weinzapful Burgos. She is a delightful person and does a live Ustream show on Monday nights (9 p.m. EST) called Mixed Media Monday.

Today's offering is my art journal page CASE'd from her 8/25/14 show

I created the background using acrylic paints and "slapping" them down with a baby wipe. Once I was happy with the colors, I "drew" my flowers  with  white gesso, then painted them with acrylic paints. The outlining was done with a charcoal pencil then smudged with my finger.  The circles were done with white gesso and  a foam stamp that I have had for ages.  the other texture was created with a piece of drywall tape and white gesso.

I cut the stencil with my Brother Scan N Cut; I used a piece of scrap cardstock then used molding paste to give the words some dimension.