Having an idea and getting it onto a page are sometimes two totally different things! This months challenge over on Limor‘s Facebook group, was to try a technique you’ve never tried before……and to use a sketch…..which I kinda forgot that part. So, I’ll have to do another page for the actual challenge, but I had soooo much fun creating this page!!! Once I got it all done, I looked at it and realized I should have done it on a canvas instead of in my Art Journal with all the layers I added to it. Oh well…..now I’ll just have a thick and bulky Art Journal! I used texture paste and a mesh bag that some fruit came in! I was sitting at work the other day and all of a sudden this thought came to me for an Art Journal page. I’ve been keeping most of my mesh bags from my fruit thinking there must be a good use for these in my Mixed Media Art……someday. LOL. First I started with a bunch of patterned paper that I just tore into strips and glued down with my ModPodge. Then I attached a strip of the mesh bag to the page with ModPodge as well. That wasn’t as easy as I’d pictured it to be in my head, but I did get it to work. One word of caution thought if you choose to dry it with your heat gun….the mesh bag will melt! Ooppsss. Once it was dry I took my texture paste and my palette knife and just gobbed it on all over the page very randomly. I made it very thick in some places trying to fill in the mesh bag and not so thick in others. I also added it to spots all over the page over the paper I’d already adhered down. This step took some time to dry as the texture paste was pretty thick in some places. Then I grabbed some of my Lindy’s sprays and just went to town! The colors I used were Bluebeard Blue Violet, Incandescent Copper, My Mojito Green, Burnished Brass and a little bit of Rudolph’s Nose Red. Then I grabbed my image and tore the edges and adhered her down with more ModPodge, dried it and took more texture paste and applied it randomly around the edges of that too and then dried it. Added more sprays and then started layering some of my embellishments. Once they were down I took a piece of water-color paper and sprayed it with some of my sprays so it would match my page and wrote out my quote. I tore each work out, inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and adhered it down with more ModPodge. There are soooo many layers on this puppy!!
Soooo…….check it out!
There is so much texture on this page it’s crazy!!. I’ve never done a page with so much texture and I’m loving it! Here’s a close up so you get a better idea….
So, now I have to do another project and follow one of the sketches for the challenge. I still have some of my mesh fruit bag left so I’m good….lol.
Thanks for popping in to see what I’m up to. I’m off to see what else I can create.
Hello blog family. I know I’m getting fewer and father between on my posts, and one day I just may be able to get myself organized enough to be more regular…..maybe……one day. 😉 So, I’m part of a Facebook group called Mixed Media Mondays that a woman by the name of Tracy Weinzapfel runs and she organized a Christmas Card swap a while back. Now, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a swap and after I was done making 12 cards I remembered why…..I have a real hard time making the same card twice…..let alone 12 times!!! And the only reason I did make the same card 12 times is cause I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to come up with 12 different designs before I had to mail them off…..lol. I did however, love how they turned out and once I had my little assembly line set up I was hopping and on my way. It didn’t really take as long as I’d originally thought it would, so that was a plus!! 🙂 So, enough rambling and here’s the card I made.
I love the crackle on this card and all the lace trim to make the tree. Our local Dollar Store usually has a pretty nice selection of lace on hand…..not much on each roll……but a fairly nice selection none the less. The lace for the border of the card came from our local Thrift Store and I always hit the mother-load when I go there. I recently did a YouTube video to show what I purchased on my last trip to the Thrift Store and holy cow, I really lucked out with some awesome Mixed Media goodies and a ton of lace.
If you’d like to know how I put this card together, go on over to my YouTube where I did a step by step tutorial on the process. Here’s a link to get you there:
Thank you once again friends for popping in to see what I’ve been up to. You know I love to read your comments, so don’t be afraid to leave me some. 🙂
Till next time!
We’re at the end of the marathon!! Unless I get some cards done tonight and feel like posting them….at this moment I can’t see that happening…..lol. So this card is right up my alley I tell you. A bit of a vintage feel and I’m in heaven!
Check out this stamp!! If this doesn’t scream vintage, I don’t know what would!! It’s from the Stampin’ Up! set called ‘Rue Des Fleus’ and it was in the Jan – Apr flyer. I never did order it and I really hope I don’t regret it….lol. It was stamped onto the cardstock in versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then the image was inked over using a dauber and the Soft Suede ink. The image was then punched out and matted onto the front of the oval Designer Frame embossed image that was embossed onto the Baja Breeze cardstock and torn off. Love the look!
The Designer Series paper was embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to give it some depth. Sentiment stamped, punched and inked and we have ourselves a neat little vintage card!
Okay, now I’m off to finish making supper and then to my room to craft the evening away!!
Hello again! Round two for the inked backgrounds for Lauren’s challenge to us last week on the Mix It Up thread. This is one technique I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. It took me two kicks at the cat to get it somewhat the way I wanted it. It’s the Faux Letterpress Embossabilities technique from the resource page on SCS.
I used my Tim Holtz Postmark embossing folder and the Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I brayered the ink onto one side of the embossing folder, put my cardstock in the folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug! How cool! The ink transferred to the part of the embossed image that stayed flat. I really like the look of this. I added a vintage looking tag with some swirls wrapped around it and a strip of lace on the bottom of the tag.
I added some lace along the folded edge of the card as well to tie it all together, stamped my Friend sentiment to the front in the Frayed Burlap and pop-dotted the vintage image to the card front. The sentiment stamp is from my Close To My Heart ‘Find Your Style’ stamp set. I love that stamp set…..very vintagey.
Now, onto this weeks challenge card where we had to use up any scraps we had on the table…..this proved to be rather challenging for me this weekend as we were at the cabin and the only scraps I had there were from the two cards I’d just made! Come along and see….
Okay, this is the last post for this little sprint…..really!! I think I’ll head to bed after this one….lol. This card was also made for the Virtual Stamp Night over on the SCS site, however, like the first card I made….I didn’t get it completed within the 45 minute time frame. Oh well, no biggy…..I’m sure I can still use it or sell it!! Now I know you’re all probably real surprised that I chose a Victorian theme for this card…..I can’t help it…..my mind just goes all vintagy on me when I start making cards….lol.
This card was done with paper found in a paper stack I found when we were over in Hawaii at their local Wal-Mart of all places!! This is from a pack made by Colorbok called “Rosewood”. Yup, a whole paper pack of vintagy goodness!!! Anyway, this is a 4″ x 8″ card and will fit into a business size envelope. The sentiment was stamped onto the torn piece of DP and inked with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink. The entire piece of paper the sentiment is on was torn, distressed and inked with the Tattered Rose distress ink as well. The sentiment stamp is from my Close To My Heart set called Celebration. I’ve added some half pearls and a swirl of half pearls to the one end of the card. I also put a strip of lace on the bottom of the card front and trimmed it with a couple of strips of mini half pearls.
The main piece of DP was also distressed and inked with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink before it was attached to the card front. Then the card front itself was also distressed and inked with the Vintage Photo distress ink. The beautiful flower is from a package of six from the local Dollar Store and inked with my Tattered Rose distress ink and attached to the card with a glue dot. I love those flowers and they came in a few different colors. They fit in quite well with my vintage style I must say…..lol.
So, that’s it!! I’m all caught up. I’ll see what I end up creating tomorrow and see what other inked up backgrounds I decide to try for Lauren’s challenge this week. There are sooo many on my list of techniques to try…..time will tell!! Till tomorrow my blogging friends. Thanks so much for your clicks onto my site……it’s funny how I’ve started to watch that silly number now…..oh well.
Holy cow my long lost blog friends!!! I tell you, life can sure send you a curve ball every once in a while. I have a few projects to catch up on…..I’ll do a couple tonight and then finish them off tomorrow! Our lovely Lisa (Ashdale) over on SCS has taken over the hostess job of our weekly I Spy Challenge. As it was Kathy’s (muscrat) birthday last week, she had us all make Birthday cards for Kathy to send out to her. I asked Kathy what her favorite color was and one of them was blue…..so off to make a blue card I went.
I love this stamp image. It’s from my Close To My Heart ‘Find Your Style’ set. I stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then painted over it with my Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence to give it a muted and aged look. I added the bow and inked it with the Memento ink as well.
I added a strip of bling from want 2 scrap along the right edge to add to the vintage feel of the card. I die cut and then embossed the edge of the card with my new Stampin’ Up! Edgelets Adorning Accents die cut and the scalloped edge Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Here’s a view of the whole card. I stamped a journalling stamp twice on the background of the card in Tim Holtz Distress Ink ‘Peeled Paint”, added some half pearls and the sentiment is from one of my favorite sets which is made by Hot Off The The Press and their ‘Tiny Words & Imagews’ set.
Off to post the next card. Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it very much!!
Welcome my blog friends!!! It’s my turn to host this weeks Mix It Up challenge over on SCS. Come on over and check it out here!! So, my challenge to the lovely and talented ladies was to come up with a card utilizing buttons……but not just any ole’ button glued onto a card. Their buttons have to be incorporated right into the card and become one of the components of the card…..teehee. Here’s what I came up with for them as a sample of what I’m looking for…..
I used my buttons to form the heart for my card…..and to fill in the gaps, I glued little half pearls between them.
For a bit of a vintage feel to my card, I actually attached a piecce of fabric to the top of my cardstock, wrapped some lace around it and accented the lace with more pearls.
Here’s the whole card! The sentiment I stamped directly onto the fabric with my brown Memento ink. It’s a pretty simple lay out but I really like how it turned out! It helps when you have a Paper Crafts magazine to CASE from!!! lol
I’m off to make another one. I have another idea rolling around in my little head so I want to get it made before I forget what I was goingn to do!!
Hello to my blogging friends today!! We are getting one winter storm through here today! Some snow, but mostly wind and we’re ending up with some good sized snow banks we’ll have to deal with at some point today. As much as I don’t want to actually go out and deal with it, we do need the snow cover for the farmers fall crops they seeded. Too bad we couldn’t just order the snow for specific areas and just miss our driveway all together…..lol.
As you know I participate in some of the challenges on SCS each week. One of those challenges is none other than Dani’s Alphabet Challenge. For this round we have to write a line of a story that centers around this weeks letter. This week is the letter B. Here is the card I chose.
The card base was cut from a sheet of Designer Paper by Creative Imaginaitons and their Iron Orchid Designs line. I love the earth tones and the Sepia color of this paper is so versatile. the square sentiment piece was cut from a sheet of DP that had a bunch of different sized images. I love the tourquise blue with the sepia color….makes for a nice contrast. The edges of the card and the sentiment image square were distressed with my distressing tool and then inked with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The butterflies I used on the card are from Close to My Heart Just Blooms Paper Shapes – Flutter. They were inked in Tim Holtz Dried Marigold, Broken China and Antique Linen. A row of tourquise bling was added to the body of the butterflies. Most of my bling comes from our local Dollar Store and made by Forever In Time.
The entire front of the card was given a few sprits of a texture called Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray made buy Tsukineko. This stuff adds great texture to anything it’s sprayed onto and I love the effect it gives. I’m a texture girl when it comes to my cards, so this stuff fits right into my stash!!
Now I have to see if I can come up with something for the I Spy Challenge….hmmm. I didn’t get one done for last week, so I’m kinda thinking I may just incorporate both weeks into one card!!
Huggss, Yvonne :o)