Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Week 1 : The Greeting Farm HeArt Journal- Wings

Hello Everyone! I know it has been quiet a while since I've posted anything but all my crafting projects took a back seat to work and school for a few weeks. I'm still working on some cards and looking forward to entering some more challenges. Today, I wanted to share the art journal page that I submitted to the Art Journal project I am participating in at The Greeting Farm. I am really enjoying this as it allows me to experiment with a variety of mediums without the fear of messing up. "There are no mistakes in Art." This page is from week one. It was to be based on the theme of "Wings." I chose to use butterflies as they are my favorite.

To start, I gessoed the journal pages then stamped some designs using Tim Holtz and Paperbag Studio Journaling Stamps and Grunge Stamps. I stamped them using Archival Black Ink. I then used soft pastels to create the background. I used oil pastels to turn the stamped circles into flowers and outlined them using a charcoal pencil and acrylic paint in pearl white. The butterflies are actually some old rub on stickers I had stored in a box. I wrote the quote using a black sharpie calligraphy pen and sealed the pages using simple hairspray. Hope you enjoy this and I look forward to posting more art journal pages and cards soon! Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

iCopic Weekly Challenge #38

Morning! I made this birthday card for the iCopic Weekly Challenge #38: All About Birthdays.
I used DCWV and Colorblok  card stock. The cupcake stamps are from Hampton Art and the sentiments are from Amy R. It's Your Birthday stamps from C.C. Designs. I stamped the cupcakes using Stampin Up and Ranger Inks. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used Spellbinders Dies and Ribbon from my stash. Cupcake Anya is a Digi Stamp from The Greeting Farm. The Copics I used are: E00, E50, E51, R20, RV02, RV04, RV10, BV00, BV02, BV08, V04,V09,BG01,BG10 and BG23. I used stickles, glitter pens and a gelly roll pen to accent the image and the cupcake sticker. Enjoy! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas in July

Good Morning! It's been almost a week since I last posted a card. It's been really busy here. Okay..here we go. I'm entering this card in several Christmas in July Challenges as well as some sketch challenges.
Materials : 
Card stock- Bazzill, DP and snowflake embellishments - Colorbok
Image and Sentiment - Stamped on iCopic Cryogen White Paper, Colored with copics,
Stamps used- The Greeting Farm- Beanie Anya, Holiday Sentiment-MSE            
Peachy Keen Stamps-Wide-eyed kids face assortment   
Inks for Image, sentiments and distressing - Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin up Real Red
Certainly Celery, and Old Olive, Pebbles Chalk for distressing around Anya
 Pearl Embellishments colored with copics and Rhinestones are from my stash
 Extras - White Puff Paint, Glitter Pens, White Gelly Roll Pen, Stickles, Diamond Glitter
  Dimensional Paint
Nestabilities Dies - Label and Rectangle
I entered this cute card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Karber Challenge 35: Shine

Good Morning! I am entering this card in Karber Challenge 35: Shine. The card stock base is from Bazzill. Glitter, layer and flower papers are from DCWV. Red heart paper is from Stampin Up. I distressed the edges of the papers with Stampin Up ink also. The Image is from Karber Digital Stamps, of course, lol and I printed it out on iCopic Cryogen White Paper and colored it using my copic markers. I used Spellbinders Scallop Nestabilities to cut out the image and layer it with Glitter paper. The brads in the flowers are from my stash and I paper pierced around the butterflies and used a white gelly roll pen to outline the brown background. The sentiment is from Cricut's Create a Critter Cartridge. I popped the sentiment and image up using pop dots. I used Pebbles glitter chalk around the image and added some sparkle to Edward and Bella using my Glitter pens. Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cricut 360 - Challenge #1

I made this easel card for the Cricut 360 Challenge. The cricut cartridges I used were Everyday Paper Dolls and Create a Critter. The card stock and pattern papers are from Bazzill and DCWV. Have a great day! :) P.S. I also used my cuttlebug to emboss the center of the sun using the dots embossing folder.. :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Stars and Stripes Challenge/ iCopic Weekly Challenge #37/I Did It Challenge 62

HAPPY 4th of JULY Everybody!
This is the card I'm entering for the Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Stars and Stripes Challenge and the iCopic Weekly Challenge #37.
Materials: Card Base is Bazzill Cardstock
Layers are Stampin' up Cardstock
Stars are from EK Success
Colored the heart image with my Copics
Sentiment is from Amy R Stamps from C.C. designs and is stamped in Real Red Stampin' up Ink
One of the stars I did myself in Real Red Ink and glued blue star spangles to the tips
I used pop dots to add dimension to the stars and heart. Hope you like it :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 55

I really enjoyed making this card for this PKS challenge. Being from Georgia, we love anything to do with peaches...:)
Materials : Cardstock - base- Bazzill, patterned paper and stamped white paper - Stampin Up
Spellbinders Dies - Circle, Scallop, and Banner, Pebbles Chalk ,Adirondack and Stampin up Ink to Distress the Edges and stamp the pattern onto the white cardstock. Stamped main peach and face using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps - Peach Stamp and Wide-eyed face asst., alpha stamps for sentiment. Ribbon and Pearls are from my scrap box and I used copic markers to color the peach and the pearls a peachy color :)
I also used some pop-ups to add dimension to the circle and scallop as well as the banner. Instead of Feel Better Soon, I decided to use Feel Peachy Soon!...lol...Have a Great Day!