Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Colour Perceptions - Black

For the month of February the colour perception is Black in the ArtVentures ongoing swap. My emotion/perception for this is elegant and classy.

I decided to do a "little black dress" as my focal point but thought I might have to scrap that idea since everyone of my printers are out of ink. Then I remembered that someone had sent me a dress stamp years ago, so I dug it out.

I stamped the dress on some white cardstock and coloured it with a Copic black marker, leaving a couple of areas white for contrast. I felt it still needed something, so I added some black Puffs over the top of the skirt portion.

To make the background, I wanted a bit of dimension so I stamped a Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) stamp on some glossy black cardstock and embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I attached the little dress with double-sided foam tape.

To finish the card I cut out a border from the Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron die, applied black pigment ink and then Black Christmas Mix embossing Powder and heat set it. This was placed on the edge of the ATC.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Journal Pages

On AFTCM we are making Journal Pages for a lottery with the theme "My Story".  Someone will have their name drawn randomly and that person will receive all the pages.

I started a page by colouring the background with distress paints in a couple of different colours. I then stencilled some images with another colour of distress paint. I stamped some Dylusions stamps with the paint as well as Tim Holtz stamp. On the sides I stamped two more Tim Holtz stamps and Hero Arts stamps with Ancient Page Indigo ink.  Then I did some "paper lifting" over some gessoed areas with newspaper pieces and coloured them with distress inks.

I added some words using some magazine and stamped pieces coloured with the Distress inks and glued them to the page. I had a favourite butterfly image in my stash so I cut it out and attached it to the page and drew in the antennas.
Added some more stencilling with Viva gold modelling cream. 

To finish the piece, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom with Archival ink.

I thought I would try another page and started by spraying the page with Dylusions sprays. 
I added some stencilling by spraying over them, then added other details with stamps and Adirondack ink pads.  

I added some sentiments/words with archival ink and various stamps.

I stamped the whimsical girl stamp from Dylusions and coloured her with copics, cut her out and added her to the page.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Colour Perceptions - Grey

In the ongoing swap with ArtVentures the latest colour is grey, and as always, various shades and layering.

 I started by swiping the base cardstock with Pewter distress paint, then applied Tsukineko Flannel Gray Memento ink over it. The pewter acted as a resist so you can see a bit of sparkle when holding it up.

I used a copic grey marker to colour some computer paper and stamped the Do Crafts stamp in Tsukineko Versafine Smokey Gray, cut around it, and applied to the base. (In hindsight, I think I should have done something different as this piece doesn't really blend in and seems to be hovering above the lady).

I  printed an image in grayscale that I got from Elizabeth's blog, layered it on some cardstock, cut it out and attached below the previous stamped piece.

I coloured some cardstock with a lighter grey copic and stamped the Inkadinkado Ruler stamp with the Versafine Smokey Gray ink, cut it to size and applied it with double-sided foam tape.

To finish off my ATC, I rummaged through my stash of flowers and found some paper ones that I had for years. I had some silver and white ones. I coloured the white ones with the darker grey copic, attached them over the silver one. To complete it I added some tiny grey buttons from my button tin.

Colour Perceptions - Purple

The next colour in the ongoing swap on ArtVentures was Purple, using various shades of the colour and layering. My perception/emotion for this colour is Mysterious.

For this one I coloured the base with some purple ink then added Brilliance Pearlescent ink over the top. I stamped the Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) Harlequin stamp, then added the Sentiment by Peddlers Pack.

I stamped the Hampton Arts face on a scrap of white glossy cardstock and cut it out. Added some wings from a Stampendous butterfly stamp, then attached them to the base.

Colour Perceptions - Violet

 In the ArtVentures ongoing swap of November the Colour is Violet. The pereption/emotion of this colour to me is Powerful.

I started by colouring the base with violet pigment ink then heat set it by ironing it between two sheets of newsprint paper. I then embossed it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

I printed a freebie image from The Art of Altering and cut off the bottom and top portions, then coloured it with copics.

I coloured some white glossy cardstock scraps with a violet copic and cut crowns from a spellbinders die. I coloured some little fancy gems with Rangers purple alcohol ink and attached them to the crowns.

I glued the image to the base and attached the crown with double-sided foam tape.

I coloured some white ribbon with plum dye ink and coloured a little sticker "gem" with alcohol ink and attached them to the neck of the man's shirt collar.