Monday, February 27, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Well, having computer issues again. I am working on new ways to upload. Got this one in. (Yea!)
With the use of Dreamweaver Stencils, gold paste was applied. Thought it went well with the metallic paper. The gold on the heart was put on over dried red paste one with a heart stencil. Lots of layers to this card.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Day two of my art class and I'm pleased as punch with how this turned out. It's been so much fun to expand into this area of art. I have been a long time "observer" which has helped lay the ground work for finally delving in and getting to paint. All my art journaling, card making, and canvas project helped lay the foundation of courage and confidence so this can be a fun journey for me.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
It's all about the sprays today. The background was created with the use of a Dyan Reavely stencil placed on white paper. Then black Dylusion was sprayed over it. The stencil was lifted and the paper was left to dry. The paper under the words was made with more Dylusion sprays. The words are a die by Memory Box. Matte sticker dots are by Doodlebug.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
I had a good day the other day. I took my first beginning painting class. The project is not quite done, but more progress was made than I expected. Questions abounded regarding how to begin, but my instructor encouraged us to just start putting paint down and see what happens. She didn't even encourage us to pencil out an image first. Why not? The blessing of paint is that you can always paint over it. It felt so good to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time, I came home and tackled a closet that has needed rehauled for just as long. That made me feel even better! Hope you give yourself permission to go do something you have been wanting to do. Who knows what it may lead you to do!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
If you are of a certain age, seeing these three words will make you read them with a tune accompanying the reading. So on the inside of the card is stamped the phrase, "All you need is love". And those of a certain age will be listening to this Beatle song in their head right now. Am I right?
Sunday, January 29, 2017
The Hero Arts stamp was inked with a red Versa Mark pad onto the same pink paper as was used behind it. Beside the punched out words, two heart stickers were added. Been having lots of fun making valentines. Guess you can take the teacher out of the classroom but you can't take the valentine making out of the teacher.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Got lots going on with this valentine. The background was stamped with a light pink ink. Then a pink doily was put over three different washi tapes. On the doily is a printed heart, a white hearts sponged with pink and stamped with the words in pink, and then a glitter heart sticker.
Friday, January 27, 2017
For this purple card some of the paper done with Dylusion sprays and stencils was perfect. Various sprayed paper was then run through the die cut machine using this multiple heart die by My Favorite Things. Stamping was done on the card first and then the hearts were added. Some are popped up with foam tape to add dimension. "happy heart day" is stamped in the left hand corner and the heart was colored in with a Tombo pen.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Have anyone who loves all shades of purple? I know a few. That's why I went hunting for paper and washi tape to help me make a lavender valentine. The words are stamped as is the tiny heart. The background was stamped with a speckled stamp to give the paper a distressed look.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
This lovely card arrived in the mail the other day. The flowers are all one stamp. Outlining each flower in a different color and leaving the middle white is a creative idea I honestly would never have thought to do. I love getting new ideas! Can't wait to try this out.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Just can't get enough of these prints and color combinations! This is a different word die. Some printed hearts and a ruffle die were added to this card. The" love" on this one didn't quite pop enough so a second word was done in black and layered behind the red word. Now it looks good.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
For me, nothing beats the great contrast of color like red, white, and black as this card so well illustrates. I knew I wanted the word on the front but I played around with the positioning of the other paper elements until hitting on this selection. It worked for me.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
A die cut a red heart out of this paper and was used on another card. I didn't want to waste the rest of the paper so it was layered underneath with the polka dot paper. There was enough room for this fun stamp. The pink hearts pick up on the boarder of the card and then some tiny heart gems were added to the pink hearts.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
One last card with the paper frenzy I had. On this one washi tape that goes with the theme was added to the card. Since the color on the card is pink, it showed through the white washi tape. The phrase is one that is printed on the paper. It was cut to size. Matte dots finish off the card.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Here is a breath of spring and a valentine in non traditional colors. The bee paper is double sided. The front of the card has the one side folded back so you can see the underside. Then a strip of blue paper was put on the edge of the inside of the card. Because the front is folded back, you can see the blue when the card is closed. The same blue paper was used around the printed words. A few matte embellishment finish off the card.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Another holiday is coming up. Maybe it is all those years as a kindergarten teacher, but I enjoy sending valentines to friends and family. The patch work was completed with various printed papers. The heart is a die by MFT. The rest is a stamp that was colored with light grays.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hard to believe it's been so long since I posted. Between health issues and wrapping up Christmas, it's kept me too busy to stamp till recently. This week finally gave me a little time to craft. It started with a needed birthday card made with a STAMPN' UP! snowman and colored in with Copic markers. A couple more birthday cards to go for the month. Will have to get back at it.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Ever have one of those stamp sets that looks terrific, but when you go to use it, it doesn't quite work out? Yeah, that's how I felt about this card. The words were part of the set along with the sun image. But, it is not coming together for me. I'm open to suggestions for "round 2"!
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Viva Décor has a glittery gold paste which I used here with a Dreamweaver stencil. Because the paste can warp, it was done on watercolor paper which is heavier than normal paper. Once dry, it was attached to the card with foam tape. It is now a nice card full of potential! Could be a birthday card, congratulations, or, as I chose, a "Happy New Year" card.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
It's a day of new beginnings but it got off to a leisurely pace today and hasn't moved much faster. Just got down to the craft room to make a couple of cards. I'm learning to be more kind to myself, so I am celebrating the fact that the year started with some crafting- albeit however humble a start. This is a simple card but it is ready for yet another birthday in January. Lots of snowflakes stamped with various blues on a white card. Inside is another stamp which says, "Snowflakes bring to mind how special you are. You're one of a kind."