Thursday, 29 September 2016

It has been so long since I have posted anything on my blog. So much happened in the last couple of years, health issues with my husband and I, and the sudden death of our son.

I stopped creating for a while and am now just getting back into it again. I started a couple of art journals and finally some cards.

Have taken some classes to get myself back into the mood and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Here are some of the Journal pages that I have created.:

The background was created with Dylusions paints.  The flowers are Tim Holtz stamps and stencils. The saying is stamped with an Impression Obsession Stamp set.

The background on this was done with several different colours of  distress inks. Added texture with a circle template and stencils, with modeling paste. Stamped various images and words around the page. Finally added the images of children and the words.

This is a page that I had started in a journaling class. I wasn't paying attention when I stencilled the crows on the page, and then realized that I had my page upside down! So I decided to use my Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamps and stencils and some die cut clouds to the layout.

This page background was done with Tim Holtz Distress paints, Dylusions Stencils, and different modelling pastes. The hearts were done with a Scrapbook template. The butterfly is one of my favourite stamps by Magenta

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Colour Perceptions - Teal

On ArtVentures,  July's colour was Teal and my perception of it is relaxing and restful.

I started by colouring a piece of white cardstock with Memento Zeal Teal ink. I then placed a stencil at the top right and coloured over it with the same ink.

I stamped the Penny Black stamp in the centre with Tsukineko Versafine Deep Lagoon. I added a piece of Tim Holtz tissue tape on the left edge and coloured it with both inks.  To finish it, I used a Versamrk embossing pen on the bottom and embossed it with Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel.

Colour Perceptions - Gold

ArtVentures for June, the colour is Gold.  I perceive this as a rich and wealthy colour.

I started by stamping a background stamp with Indigoblu glue, then added gold leafing over it.

I had some gold Lamé fabric sitting on my desk so I thought I would us it on the card. I shredded the edges and glued it on. I used a copyright free picture of a queen and embossed the edges with gold, then mounted it on the fabric. 

I then edged three sides of the ATC with a gold leafing pen.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Finnabair class

I was lucky enough to take a class with the wonderful Finnabair.  What an enjoyable day we had!!  She is a great teacher and explained each step, then gave us lots of time to complete the process.  A huge kit was provided (included in the price of the class) as well as all the mediums were available for the project.

I would highly recommend her classes if you are interested in mixed media. I can not of course give you the details as this is how she makes her living. The class I took was the Daydreamer Collage and we were free to use whatever embellishments and colours we wanted. I normally gravitate towards blues and greens but decided to go with different colours, so chose blue and purples with a touch of gold and orange.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Pennant -February

This month the pennant has the same background fabric adhered to the base. For February the theme is the magic of glitter.

I came across some trim that had hearts on it and thought since Valentine's Day is in February that it would be perfect. I actually added the trim and some other embellishments but was not happy with it because it was to dark a blue and did not seem "vintage" enough, so back to the drawing board.

I threw the trim in a bucket of water with bleach and it removed enough of the colour to make it a light pink/lilac. I attached it to the edge of the pennant.

As with the previous one I had an image already printed and wanted to choose colour tones from the picture, so the lighter colours were better suited. I took a large snowflake die and added glitter to it and glued it to the top of the pennant, then attached the image with some stickles added.

I stamped the sentiment "Dreamer" with white pigment ink on a piece of white cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then coloured it with Milled Lavender distress ink and buffed it off; rounded the edges with a punch and attached it to the pennant.  To finish it off I added a snowflake die and a button with a gem on top and dangling heart at the bottom.

Pennant Vintage white/cream

On AFTCM we are doing an ongoing swap covering 12 months where we produce a pennant with a vintage theme, using basically the same background but a different image etc each month. By the end of the year we will be able to put them all together to make a banner.

I had some fabric that was white so I filled a small bucket with boiling water and teabags and when it was dark enough, removed the teabags and put the fabric in overnight to stain it to a darker colour. 

I cut a pennant shape from a cereal box and covered it with the fabric, then added a piece of lace at the top and some vintage looking trim around the edges.

Printed off an image added some cardstock behind to make it more stable, cut it out and attached it to the pennant.  

Attached a snowflake embellishment with a pearl and two more pearls below. I felt that the bottom needed "something" and tried various things to dangle from it. I finally came across some little Christmas ornaments that I had in my stash and attached a silver one that looked like a finial. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture after I added this.

Corrugated Cardboard Tag

On AFTCM we did a tag swap using corrugated cardboard.

For mine I chose the image first (janetkdesignfreedigitalimages.blogspot) and then proceeded to work on the tag.

First, I tore off some of the backing on the cardboard to expose the corrugated pieces. I decided to pick up some of the colours from the picture, so I painted it with white acrylic and Tim Holtz snow cap paints. I added some blue and pink Tim Holtz Distress paints in various areas.

To add some interest and dimension I embossed the right side with an brass stencil and gold Viva Decor modelling cream. The reason I used gold is because it was the only colour I had at the time, but was pleased with the effect and I must say this stuff is a dream to work with!!

I attached the picture to a piece of scrap cardstock to give it some body then adhered it to the tag. To complete the tag, I added some glittered Stampendous snowflake die pieces and the gold and white fibres.