Saturday, October 31, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
Had some fun the other night with a lovely group of ladies. Took and idea I saw on Pinterest to make a new grocery bag. We cut up apples two ways. One way was crosswise, and one way was straight down the middle of an apple. We painted one half one color, and the other the second color. Each time we stamped we repainted before stamping again. I particularly liked how my friend's bag turned out here. One thing we found out quickly, less is more when using the paint. It also is good to line the bag so the paint doesn't go through to the back side. All in all, quick, easy, and fun!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This started out to be a leaf print, but I didn't like the print. So I just pressed the leaf in some spots of paint, added some Inka Gold and attached it to the text with a lot of foam tape. The frame was a very bright green, so it was toned down with some Inka Gold Bronze rubbed over it. A nice, seasonal decoration.
This is the journal page for our November class. Sometimes things come quickly, and sometimes it takes a while to get a good page. This one took a while, but the results were worth it. We'll be using stamps, embossing folders, and Viva Decor's 3D paint. And lots of tags!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
One of the latest fads to invade us is felt. The nice thing about it is that you can die cut the felt. It's flat enough to use on cards with glue. However, I took some of my felt and made air freshners out of them. The pumpkin here is die cut. A slip stitch was used to put the pieces together after doing a regular stich to make the lines down the pumpkin. The owl was made by hand by me, but the white and black pieces were die cut.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Here is the other set I got from Art Impressions. This kind of card is a spinner card. There is a die to help make this cut nicely. Once cut and colored, a thread is run through the parts and attached to the card. Lots of die cutting to do this card, but it's a really neat idea and a great card to give to someone.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Was a special weekend at Angela's Happy Stamper store as we enjoyed classes with the marvelous Dyan Reavely. So inspirational and informative. Learned new ways to use her paints which I already love. Oh happy day! Here is one of the many projects we got to do. So appreciate having a place to enjoy good guest artists.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Impression Obsession has an amazing amount of wall stamps that create beautiful backgrounds for cards. I took this fall one and die cut it and added an embossed base for this card. Color was added by using a dove blender pen and dye base inks.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
This was way easier than what I had expected. The stamp was inked and stamped three times. Color was added with copic pens. Then the word stamp was added. Some washi tape fit right beside it. All this was mounted onto printed paper. Hope to get a few more cards done soon.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
I love doing fall cards. Was so happy to have a chance to get some Halloween cards done so I can send them off to friends and family. I've been working on my shading and this was a good one to practice on. Copic pens really help to make the process a little easier.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Had a girlfriend card day. Love those. Hadn't had one for a while. I did this month's holiday cards. Will post the results over the next few days. Used some many printed papers from my stash for this card. The candy corn is a stamp and colored with copic pens.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Here is the page we will be doing for our art journal this month. It is hard to tell in the photo, but each color is a separate layer. There is lots of dimension to this page. The border has an ombre effect over which was doodled designs. I'll be doing this next week at Angela's Happy Stamper store. You can go to the store's web site if you want more information.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
We got the sad news that my husband's uncle died recently. He loved the outdoors so I made this card to send to the family. The sun was created by cutting a hole in a piece of paper and placing it over the card as a reverse mask. I then sponged the open area with a yellow dye ink. Then removed the mask and added the words and the Stampscapes birds. Now it is ready to send.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Do you know the joys of Pinterest? It's a great resource for many things. I love it for card and craft ideas. This was an idea I got off of it which I tried out with friends the other night that was a great hit. We took old picture frames and sanded them. Then we painted a couple of layers of gesso over the frames. Next came paint in several layers. Then the string was added and held in place with a staple gun. The leaves were punched out of printed fall papers and attached with little clothes pins. The nice thing is the leaves can be changed out for other things as the seasons change. We were all very pleased with the results.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
We had a grand time at the Open House at Angela's Happy Stamper Store. I was showing lots of ways to use paste. So many ways to use it! And now so many colors and types to use! I declared it was time to get over any fears we have of using it and just start playing with it! No worries if you couldn't make it to the Open House-there is still plenty of good stuff for the taking. Hope to see you soon at the store.