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A Day For Daisies: May Kit Club Release

It’s Friday and time for another installment of A Day For Daisies Kit Club Release!  In addition, we are still running the “Paint It Up” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by Thursday, May 19th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

Paint it up

For my card today I chose “Little Dancer Daisy” to “paint it up” for you today. I used FW Pearlescent Acrylic Paints as my medium today for the great shimmer they leave. I began with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and some molding paste.  Once dried, I applied the pearlescent paints randomly over the background.  My image is also colored in the same colors then fussy cut.  My sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

Paint it2

We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!  Get out those paints and go to town!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #376

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Little Claire, who is offering 9 digital images as a prize to our random winner.  WOW, thanks Little Claire.  You have until Friday, September 4th to enter for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Little Claire digital image, “Meadow Girl Silhouette.” I went a little mixed media for my card today by using a print I made from another project which I painted, stenciled, inked, and otherwise just played on.  I then die cut this with My Favorite Things frame die.  For the image, I created stripes of Distress ink in Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, and Mermaid Lagoon. The sentiments are an older Stampin’ Up set applied to flags labels I cut out.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Technique Junkies Journal Page

Hey Junkies!  Today I’m sharing a page I made in my art journal using a few gorgeous Technique Junkies Stamps called, Let’s Face It 1 – #P006Classy Swirls #S505, and Mae West Sentiments #PS004.

I started by stamping the Let’s Face It on book paper with archival ink and colored her in with Silks. To make the background I used a brayer to add Dina Wakely acrylic paint and stamped the Classy Swirls also with archival ink, but this time in Cobalt Blue. I didn’t use the entire stamp, but portions of it while just holding it in my hand. I then added some molding paste through stencils and applied the face on with gel medium.  I splattered both black and gold ink as well as edged the page with gold Krylon.  To highlight the molding paste I took Viva’s Inka Gold Metallic Rub and applied it direct to paper with my fingers. I love that gold shimmer.  To ground my picture I added some Faber Castell Pitt Pen around the image and smoothed it out with my fingers.  Because there was gel medium on the page if you work quickly, it moves well and allows that shadow to be developed without harsh lines.

Journal Page - Let's Face it I; PO006 & Mae est Sentiments PS004 - wm

I sure hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new Technique Junkies site as well as the Design Team blog, where there are some great tutorials.

Signing off for now,

The Crafty Nurse!

 

Mixed Media Card

Inspired by the A Day For Daisies challenge using the butterfly ADFD images.  The coloring is Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica’s and Sprays in Freaky Franken-Lime, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Witches Potion Purple and Summer Lovin’ Sun.  I also used Molding Paste colored with the magical’s and sprayed through stencils created by Simon Says Stamp leaf die.  The frame is Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.  I finished off by distressing the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

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The Paper Players: Think Spring

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Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

 

Exploring Art Journaling 4; Days 6, 7, & 8

I’ve been traveling so I’m behind in my Exploring Art Journaling 4 course.  I had a few pages already done, but haven’t yet posted so today I’m posting day 6, 7, & 8.

Day 6 uses Gesso and Liquitex Fluid Acrylic paints.  The fluid ink is applied first, followed by gesso through a stencil.  I also used some wood veneer covered with white enamel.

4 - Day 6; Gesso & Liquitex

Day 7 uses colored modeling paste.  I used some older stash of pigment powders from Lindy’s Stamp Gang called “Moon Glows”.

4-Day 7-Colored molding paste

Day 8 uses Pan Pastels and versamark over stencils.  This medium puts on great color, but I found that the acrylic markers don’t glide well.  I changed to using gel markers to see if that would glide better and they did.  Perhaps next time I use pan pastels I’ll put down some gel medium.   Thanks for checking out my pages, on to Day 9!

4-DAy 8 Pan Pastel & Versamark

Exploring Art Journaling 4: Day 3 – Molding Paste & Ink Sprays

4 - Day 4; Molding Paste & Dylusions

Today’s page for Exploring Art Journaling 4; Day 4, was supposed to use molding paste and Dylusion’s Sprays.  I wanted a some sparkle, so I broke out my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays.  I started the page with some molding paste in a chevron stencil, then turned the page on it’s side and sprayed the edge with water, followed by several colors of the Lindy’s.  I broke out my VERY OLD Heidi Swapp HUGE flowers from my stash and applied them with gel medium.  The centers are from last classes newsprint pages with gems and pearls around the edges.  The stems are silver foil tape, which you really can’t appreciate in the picture. I used some other stencils, some bubble wrap, and some molotow markers to fancy the page up.  One of the great things about art journaling is using your older stuff.  Can’t say I’d ever use these flowers on a scrapbook page, but I like them here on this journalling page.

Love School

Love School

 

Happy Friday All!  I’ve created a back to school card this morning using Mojo Monday Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Alphabet Stencil sprayed with Dylusions sprays.  The paper is from My Mind’s Eye “Adventure” pack and I created a textured piece using a Bity Stencil by Balzer’s Design.  Sentiment is My Favorite Things and Image is from Doodle Pantry colored with Copics, cut out with a My Favorite Things Stitched die, and edged with distress ink in antique linen.  Finally, I used fibers from Tim Holtz.

 

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MoJo Monday 359

Simon Says Stamp: Back to School

Love to Scrap: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Back to School

Lisa Somersville: Bloggers Challenge

Art By Miran: ATG

Exploring Art Journaling 3 – Day 28

Day 28 - Embossing Pastes & Sprays

Day 28 – Embossing Pastes & Sprays

Day 28 is using Embossing Pastes and Sprays.  I used Molding Paste with a Club Scrap Stencil from “Breathe” collection and sprayed Dylusions over that. Then I used some cut out collage pages we did earlier in the month to make my flowers collaging them on top.  I then used Multi-medium to cover the flowers and highlighted them with the Pitt Brush Pen from Faber Castell.  That’s a great technique if you haven’t tried it because you can make a pen mark and then wipe it away if you work quickly, leaving a halo surrounding the flowers.    Only two more days left, then back to some card making.  Woohoo!

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