Sunday 26 August 2018

Under the sea Art Board

Back in May during our crafting retreat we had a session on making an art board.  I had put it to one side for a few months and last week finally got to finishing it.

I started by using gesso the board to prime it and then adding some pan pastels. I sealed the pan pastel surface and then stamped the Jelly fish, seahorses, turtles and fish. 

I used Crackle paste through a stencil over the background to give an impression of bubbles.
I stamped the jelly fish and one of the turtles again on card stock coloured and cut them out.  I added Vintage Beeswax embossing powder to give more of a 3D effect for the images and also with the Jelly fish I wanted a liquid effect. The jellyfish tentacles are a mixture of black fine liner, white fine liner and ART Alchemy blue gold acrylic paint.
I also used the encrusted jewel technique on the remaining sea horses and small turtle.  The embossing powders were all from Emerald Creek. I used a mixture of their Baked Textures and the Allure embossing powders.

I glued the shells to the board using a hot glue gun, gesso them and used some Art Alchemy paints in black, blues and gold. Once dry I used a versamark pad to smoosh over the edge of the board and the shells and added some embossing powders.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Local King Sea life (5), Visible image Dare to swim, Katzelkraft Seahorse.
Paper: Art Board (7X8)
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Sea shells, Carabelle stencil, Ranger crackle paste, Emerald creek embossing powders - Dirty Sand, Weathered Wood, Burned Copper Leaves, Patina Oxide, Ancient Amber, Banff Slate, Charred Gold, Northern lights, Art Alchemy acrylic paints sparks- Raven Black, Dragons Eye, Magical Pond, Opal Magic- Blue gold, Glitter, sequins, prills.
Techniques: Mixed media art board

Friday 17 August 2018

CAS Christmas Mid month Reminder

It's time for CAS Christmas mid month reminder, our guest designer is Barb (Barb's Studio Creations) and of course the team has some amazing eye candy for you to peruse.

Her is my card for the challenge, I recently purchased a Gerda Steiner Christmas Puppy set and stamped this adorable little pup all tangled in the Christmas lights. The tree is from a Paper Artsy Set by Jo Firth-Young (JOFY) which I coloured in the same way as the stamp set example (sooooo easy).

I used pencils to colour the tree as I stamped the tree straight on the base card stock, the puppy was stamped on watercolour paper and watercoloured.
A funny thing happened to my bauble at the top, it started out gold pencil and now looks blue after putting gloss on the baubles and lights. I'm not sure what happened๐Ÿ˜•

I hope you like the card and , pop over to CAS Christmas and join in.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Gerda Steiner, JOFY, Tim Holtz Sentiment.
Paper: 110lb white, watercolour
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Water colours, Prismacolour pencils, Viva decor clear pen, Foam tape.
Techniques: Water colouring , pencil colouring

Saturday 11 August 2018

Christmas Geli print UFO

I found a great winter background in my UFO box. It's a gelli print with acrylic paints and an embossing folder impression.  I used blues and a gold on the plate and then pulled off the colour using a snowflake embossing folder.
The treeline was stamped in Black Versafine Clair and embossed in clear embossing powder. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and was stamped in clear Versamark ink and embossed in pearlized navy embossing powder

Here is a close up of the gelli print.

I'm entering this for the following challenges-

Card Recipe
Stamps: Memory box tree line, Paper Smooches sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black, Mixed media
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: clear embossing powder, acrylic paints, Hexagon die,
Techniques: Geli print, heat embossing

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Stencil mono printing and UFO's

For my card I used this Carabelle stencil and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals to create my monoprint background.  You can't see the shimmer but I'm sure you all know it's there IRL.
I cut the background using a stamplorations wonky stitch die and mounted it on white foam.
The  butterfly is a Tim Holtz (Sizzix) die, it's so perfect for using up those really bright bold backgrounds that you almost throw out because you used way too much ink.

the sentiment is from a retired rubbernecker set ๐Ÿ˜ 

Here is the Mixed Media piece that the back of the butterfly was die cut from, it almost made it's way into the garbage, and yes there's a second card to appear soon.
About a year of so ago I used way way too much ink sprayed on Mixed media paper. That amount of colour was perfect for this die cut. The black outline tones down the amount of colour on the sheet.. 
I sprayed the butterfly with Imagine sheer shimmer spray which made it very sparkly.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges

I hope you like my card and I'd love to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜€.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Rubbernecker sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black, mixed media
Ink: Ranger Archival black
Accessories: Carabelle stencil, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Powders, Ink sprays, Tim Holtz butterflies, Stamplorations wonky stitched die, Imagine sheer shimmer spray,  White foam

Friday 3 August 2018

It's Christmas tree time at CAS Christmas

Are you ready for CAS Christmas August challenge? if so it's time to pull out those Christmas trees and get stamping.

This we are happy to welocme Barb (Barb's Studio Creations) as our Guest Designer,  so pop over and check out Barbs amazing cards.
We also have some exciting news, Colleen (One Smile Lifts the Sprit) and Linda (Lin's Craft Corner) are joining the design team with their wonderful CAS creations. 
Hideko is our challenge host for August, great choice Hideko ๐Ÿ˜„
Don't forget you all have until August 24th to join in.

Here is my card for the Challenge. The background is a piece of Yupo with alcohol inks and gold foil detail, you  can see the beautiful flecks of gold which stuck to parts of the tacky alcohol ink. The moon is a small circle stamp with Alcohol Lift used to remove the ink, I love the partial colour removal, it really looks like the moon. The trees are die cut out of white cards stock and layered over the Yupo and the whole image is popped up on foam. I created a 7" X 5" card because I couldn't cut down such a pretty piece of Yupo.

This is a close up of the foiling and the ink lifting. I hope you like the card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampin Up, Simon Says Stamp solid circle
Paper: Yupo, 110 lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival, Alcohol inks, Alcohol ink lift
Accessories: Foil, Sizzix tree line die
Techniques: Alcohol inks on Yupo with foil, Alcohol lift.

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Another Pan Pastel Poinsittia

While I had my pan pastels out a few weeks ago I coloured my larger poinsettia die cut. For this card I use the Tim Holtz Christmas stencil and distress inks to create my background, the colours blend from a deep blue to gray.

I use my Viva Decor Pearl pen to put the silver flowers at the centrel

I hope you like the card, I'm entering it for the following challenges-


Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger distress inks
Accessories: Blending foam, Stencil, Memory Box large poinsettia, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Pan Pastels
Techniques: Stenciling, Pan Pastels