I was on Skype with Limor this evening and decided I needed to create something while she cleaned her studio. I decided to grab some of the yummy goodies I’d received in my Prima package I’d ordered and actually use them instead of hoarding them. I started out with a couple of pieces of 12×12 paper from the Londonerry Collection called “Parlor Games’ and ‘Courier’. I ripped a few pieces off the paper and adhered them kind of all over my page using my Golden Matte Medium. Although you can’t really see those papers on the page anymore…..they add great texture. I also opted not to Gesso this page before I started as I wanted my Lindy’s sprays to remain they’re bright colors and not look faded out. I then took some……okay, a lot of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and used a couple from the Mad Hatter set along with a few other sprays as I went along and just started to spray. I started with the Tea Pot Purple, the Cheshire Cat Cherry and the Mad Hatter Mint. I really loved the look of the Tea Pot Purple and the Cheshire Cat Cherry…..wasn’t too keen on the look of the Mad Hatter Mint for this page. I opted for one of my favorite Flat Fabio’s called Luscious Lime and that gave me the pop I was looking for. I applied layer after layer and dried between each one until I arrived at the intensity I was looking for. I have a bunch of 12 x 12 papers that have been cut into different designs that I’ve been using as stencils. I believe they’re intended purpose if to be an overlay of some sort on a page, but I could never see myself using them for that, so I just use them as stencils. It had a flower design and I applied some Modeling paste to the page in a few random places and heat set it. Some of the colors from the sprays ran through the paste and I was fine with that as I wanted more the texture than all the white paste look. I took another stencil, a 6×6 one I’d made using my Cricut to cut it out, with a sort of little triangle shapes all over it and filled in a couple of the bare spaces. Again, some of the sprays bled through.
I took my Stazon ink and a couple of my Kaisercraft stamps called Flutter and 36 and randomly stamped those images onto the page to give it a bit more depth.
Next I took some of my chipboard pieces and colored them with my Lindy’s sprays. The tree branch with the bird I can’t remember where I got it from, and I used Dark Chocolate Truffle to color in the branch and used Cheshire Cat Cherry, Caribbean Blue and the Luscious Lime to color in the two birds. The birdcage, which is from Dusty Attic, was colored using my Crow’s Nest Copper color shot. I also used that same color shot to color in the medallion chipboard at the top of the page…..again, I’m not sure who makes that particular chipboard as I received it in a swap and can’t remember who she said had made it. The little rose and bling clusters along the branches were from a Prima ‘Say It In Crystals’ set. The three dangle charms are Prima Vintage Trinkets and the flower vines are also from Prima and were called Gracie Vine. (I cut it into two – a Limor trick) in order to use it in both corners.
I outlined the edge of the page, and around all the chipboard pieces with some black Gelato. I’m really starting to love my black Gelato and rarely take my charcoal pencil out anymore. I think this is the first Art Journal page where I didn’t journal anything on it!
So, here’s what the finished page looks like:
Here’s a few close-ups to show you some of the layers/colors on this page!
So. there you have it…..I’m trying hard to use my favorite things on my pages instead of hoarding them forever. It’s getting easier, but still a way to go!
I’m off now…..thanks for sticking with me through three posts in one day!!! I feel better now. 😉
Hey there my blogging family! I was at our cabin for a few days last week and decided it was time to make some cards again…..I had a blast!! One of these days I’ll figure out how to do the delayed blog post thingy so a new post comes up every day or so……but ya, that’s not going to happen today, so I’ll just put them all into one post…..lol. The paper and most of the embellishments used on these cards were all purchased from Leanne’s store called Scrapn’ With Flair…..check it out….she has great prices!!
Have I mentioned how much I love my I Am Roses roses??? I really like how this card turned out and love the shabbiness of it (is that even a word?? lol). I used papers from the BoBunny Country Garden line and the Weathered design. I love this paper line and had such a hard time cutting into it!!! It’s so crazy, but I feel like I have this hoarding vault full of all my favorite stuff and I never want to use it…..soooo silly!!. I used a strip off both sides of the paper for this card and covered the seam with a piece of lace I found at our local Thrift Store…….I LOVE that store!! I’ve got so much stuff from there for just a few dollars, it’s crazy!!. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and then inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood…..one of my favorite inks. I attached a butterfly from a package from Close To My Heart and then grabbed my Gesso and randomly applied some to give the card an old weathered look. It doesn’t show in the picture, but I applied some of my Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the two colored butterflies on the paper……I really love how that stuff just adds to the dimension on a card!
So…….how ’bout this one…..very mixed media…..I really like it. It’s not for everyone, but I’m really having fun with the whole mixed media world lately. For this card I started with a Kraft cardstock base and then layered on paper from the BoBunny Timepiece line and the Country Garden line. I tore the layers and then distressed the edges with my fingernail and inked them with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo…..another one of my go-to favorites! I used my Stampin’ Up! Scallop Trim Border punch, some burlap pieces and some jute twine. The butterfly is from the 12 x 12 Chipboard add-on to the BoBunny Country Garden line and it has a bunch of very cute elements to be used! I took my texture paste and randomly smeared it over the card and burlap and then added a bit of white Gesso to the top of it to give it more of a white look. Once I was all done with the card I grabbed my Tsukineko Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray and gave the whole front of the card a spritz with it……it leaves a very cool raised texture to the card front once dry. Along the left side of the card there is also half a doily pasted on that’s been spritzed with some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabios (sooooo love these spritz’s!!!) in Caribbean Blue, Luscious Lime and Mango Mania.
This is more of a traditional card I made for the Alphabet Challenge on SCS. The letter for this week was C. I used the BoBunny Timepiece paper and then took my stamps from a new set made by “darkroom door” called Tick Tock. I stamped all three clocks onto cardstock using my Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and inking the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I also inked the entire edge of the card base with the Vintage Photo as well. I added some of my Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the edges of two of the clocks and to the swirls on the card front. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and the silver butterfly was from my stash as were the brown flat-back pearls.
This is the last card I made…..
The butterflies were stamped onto a piece of paper towel and then spritzed with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabios in Caribbean Blue, Luscious Lime and Mango Mania. I also took the other half of the doily I’d already spritzed and used it on the side of this card. I added some lace that I died using the spritz’s and a lace bow. I took my texture past and smeared quite a bit of it on the front of the card and then spritzed it as well. I added some stickles to the wings of the butterflies and then traced around them with my white pen to make them pop. I distressed the edges of the card with my Distress Tool and then inked them with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China. I added three I Am Roses roses to the front. These three roses were already inked with the black on the edges of the petals, so I took my spritz’s in the Caribbean Blue and the Mango Mania and gave them a couple of sprays to tie them into the card better.
That’s it for my very long post…….if you’ve stuck around this far, thank you!!! As always I love to read your comments/feedback. I’m off the see what else strikes my fancy……till next time!