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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge; Time Flies & Class Work

Hello friends.  Between the fabulous Creative Jump Start and the amazing Wanderlust 2016 courses I’m taking I’ve been having a great time playing with paint and ink.  Today I made an several projects.

My first is an entry for the Mixed Media Challenge for Time Flies.  

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My page began with Dylusion’s Paints in Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, and Vibrant Turquoise applied with the blending tool.  I added some Tim Holtz Stencils, a few Close to My Heart Stamps, and marks with a cap and a credit card. It’s a really basic page but just trying out some of the techniques I’m learning.

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My next project was inspired by Andrea Gomoll from the Creative Jumpstart Course on Frida Kahlo.  It was done with watercolors. Frida painted a lot of vibrant colors and self portraits and the flowers are supposed to mimic a hat.

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My next project is a cover page for the beginning of a journal as taught in Wanderlust 2016.  This is an entire year of classes taught by multiple teachers and I’m already have a blast.  I didn’t have the tools that were used in class so I’m not as happy with it as I thought, but again, I’m learning so hopefully will get better.  I was excited to learn more about collage, balance, and placement.

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30 Day Color Challenge with Kathy at the Daily Marker

This is round 2 of the 30 day color Challenge at The Daily Marker.  If you are not familiar with Kathy’s work, you are truly missing the work of an artist.  She wields a copic marker like a fine instrument.  Her coloring is jaw dropping and for 30 days she is doing a daily project to inspire all of us to do some coloring.

The theme this go around is Watercolor!  I just got a few Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens so this was perfect timing.  Right now, Marker Supply has the 12 pen set for only 19.99.  That is the lowest I’ve seen around, even less than Amazon and much less then the other stores I normal buy my card making supplies.

My card is made with the My Favorite Things “You Gnome Me” stamp set.  I used the Kuretake pens and tried it both with water and without water.  They way you can blend these markers together is amazing. For example, the mushrooms below are brown, orange, and yellow mixed directly on the page, no water, no palette, nothing.  These markers are all that right now so I just had to see what the fuss was all about.  Okay – I’m hooked.  I’ve already put in my second order for more (shhh don’t tell Bob).  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile” from the new June card Kit.

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The 30 Day Color Challenge

Addicted to Stamps: Make a Mark – created my own grass

Loves Rubber Stamping: ATG

Lia Stamps: ATG

Cas-ual Friday: Clean & Simple

Art By Miran: ATG

 

 

March Simon Says Stamp Kit Card 7 & 8

Here are the last two cards from this March kit.  The first uses Operation Write Home’s Weekly Sketch #250.  I added some Bazzill heavy weight vellum and embossed the Hero Arts & Operation Write Home fundraiser stamp with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The circles & rectangle were cut with My Favorite Things dies.

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My second card is an example of covering up a mistake.  I didn’t plan to have a flower at the top left, but I messed up the liquid pearls and tried to remove them but made a royal mess so I had to cover it with the flower.  I stamped the background with the flowers in vanilla Hero Arts Shadow Ink and Fog Simon Says Stamp ink.

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Operation Write Home: Sketch 250

Loves Rubber Stamps – Make your own Background (floral)

Addicted to Stamps: Making your mark (fixing errors in stamping)

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

 

A Day For Daisies Polka Dots

You know I love Saturdays and the time I get to spend creating.  Today I colored A Day For Daisies image called, “Mailing Love” for the Polka Dot Challenge.  I colored her with Copic Markers and Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.  Sentiment is Our Daily Bread, “Ornate Frame Sentiments”.  I cut the image and surrounding papers with Lawn Fawns rectangle dies.  I stamped the My Favorite Things “Romantic” background stamp on the card base but I’m sure you’ve noticed it’s upside down!  Darn I hate when I do that.  Oh well, not worth scrapping the card.  LOL.

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ADFD: Polka Dots

Love to Scrap Challenge; ATG

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Addicted to Stamps: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

 

Ellen & Hero Arts Challenge

Happy Saturday!  You know I love the weekend because it means it’s time to create.  Today I used my Kuretake watercolors on the new stamp set by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen.  Ellen is holding a “Mix it up” challenge combining Essentials products and Hero Arts.  Today, I used the Hero Arts background stamp “Capture Number Background”.

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Mix it Up By Ellen

Crafting By Design: ATG

Addicted to Rubber Stamps: C&S

Inspiration Destination:  ATG

Love Rubber Stamps: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Spring Colors

Seize the Birthday: Masculine

 

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge February 2015

I have been buying Lindy’s Stamp Gang products for over 10 years now and I love them as much today as I did when I got my first “moon shadows”.  This months color scheme for the Lindy’s February 2015 Color Challenge is very vibrant so instead of doing full sprays on my card, I spattered.   I stenciled the heart using 3D molding paste mixed with Black Orchid Black magical mica (I think this is discontinued as I couldn’t find in the store).  This isn’t the black that was called for in the challenge, but it was the only color I didn’t have on hand out of the 5 chosen, so I improvised.  I then splattered Caribbean Blue  Flat Fabio, Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst, Pretty in Pink Pink Starburst, and Frozen Jack Frost making sure to dry in between each  layer. That helps so the colors don’t muddy.   I also created my own stencil mask using the Simon Says Stamp “Clustered Leaf Die”.  I based my design on the Freshly Made sketch below.

Here is the color palette:

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Addicted to Rubber Stamps

Freshly Made Sketches

The Paper Shelter: Valentine

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Loves Rubber Stamps: ATG

Crafty Sentiments; Include a Heart

House of Cards: Love

Fusion: Heartful

Crafty Girls Corner: Pinkalicious

Outlawz Feb Color Challenge

CAS-ual Friday

Online Card Classes – Gesso Resist

Another fun card from my time at Online Card Classes called Gesso Resist as taught by Julie Ebersole.  I love how this came out and it’s so easy.  Clean & Simple isn’t really my general style, which is why I’m taking this class.  If you aren’t taking it, I sure encourage you to do so.  You can start anytime.  This card uses gesso, distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, and Picked Raspberry.  The die is Papertrey Ink cut 4 times – 3 in white and one pink.  Background stamp is from this months Simon Says Stamp kit. 

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Crafty Gals Corner: Try Something New (gesso resist)

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Addicted to Stamps (C&S)

Loves Rubber Stamps (Pink & Girly)

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Valentine/Love

Sentimental Sunday: ATG

 

Lindy Doodle

Happy Sunday!  Today I put together the “milk” challenge at Doodle Pantry and the January Lindy’s Stamp Gang color challenge.  I didn’t have a specific “milk” digi, so I took license and used one with ice cream which is made from milk.  For the inks, I used Lindy’s Magical’s in Cape Code Coral, Sprays in Jazzy’ Jivin’ Purple, Don’t eat Yellow Snow, and Pop Rock Purple.

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The Doodle Pantry Challenge also had an option to use brads or buttons so I added a brad from the depths of my stash.  As far as technique, I white heat embossed the “Life of the Party Dots” from Hero Arts/Basic Grey, then wet some 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper with water, diluted the magicals and applied the inks sporadically to the wet paper to mix.  The circle is die cut from the stitched circles at My Favorite Things and embossed with a Darice folder.  The ribbon is a freebie from Ellen Hutson which she sends you with each and every order.  Isn’t that generous?

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Doodle Pantry: Milk Challenge

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: January Color Challenge

Love to Scrap Challenge: Use L,T,S,B,C – Used L – Lindy’s, B-Bow & Brad

Crafty By Design: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG 

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Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark – Ink

Our Daily Bread: Color Challenge

 

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