I saw this sketch and immediately thought about using the Bigz Poinsettia die and matching embossing folder as a focal piece. I cut it out using grunge paper, then applied rock candy crackle paint. Once that dried I applied Fired Brick and Vintage photo Distress Stains. After heat setting that I then applied the same colors but in the mini ink pads. Then, I applied a small amount of Fired Brick distress paint. The center is some Hero Arts gems applied with glossy accents and glittered. The paper is Lily Bee “Jingle” 6 x 6 pad. I cut out the circles with My Favorite Things and the string is Close To My Heart wax thread in Cranberry. I love how this came out. What do you think?
I absolutely love, love, love, my Lindy’s Stamp gang goodies. For this November Color Challenge, I used a combination of Sprays and Magicals. I really appreciate the fact that you can buy the magicals and create your own sprays by just adding water. You can also create unique combinations by mixing different colors. For this card is used most of the required colors for the challenge with the exception of changing out Brushed Nickel with Gregarious Grey, which actually worked well because it has a violet base. The other colors used were: A Bit of Bubbly, Tainted Love Teal, Red Hot Poker Orange, and Sweet Violet Purple Teal. I mixed my own Violet Purple Teal so it may be lighter than the normal batch.
Here is the color Pallet:
Here is my card, which uses the Sizzix & Tim Holtz Bigz Jumping Deer die, Memory Box star Die, and sentiment from the new release from Julie Ebersole, which I purchased through Ellen Hutson. The deer is grunge paper, painted with rock candy crackle paint then sprayed with the Red Hot Poker Orange and then darkened with distress inks in Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, and Spiced Marmalade. I also covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Hope you like it!
It’s Tuesday and time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge. This week is a little different over at the blog and instead of a card, we’d love for you to create a project. It can be anything, except a card. Think out of the box and create something fun. For example, you can make a treat bag, a costume, home decor, a canvas, a journal page, how about baking a cake or cookies? Use the theme to really use your creativity and make us something fun.
For inspiration I’ve chosen to make a journal page for you. I started by painting the page with gesso, then applied a combination of Dina Wakley Blackberry Violet and Magenta. I then cut out the ghosts with a bigz Sizzix die and the bat from Paper Smooches. The digital image is from Tiddly Inks and colored with copic markers. I hand painted the tree with a few shades of browns and black then I spritzed the entire page with Tim Holtz Distress marker in Black Soot, WHICH WAS MY MISTAKE. This is water based and when I went to collage the page, it smeared from heck to high water. You can see where there are black smears I couldn’t get it all off, but I don’t think it’s horrible. I sure wish I remembered not to use collage medium over water markers. GRRR. For future reference, I saw Tim use a sharpie to make black splats on a journal page when wet medium was going to be applied afterwards. The only other issue I had was the moon. I should have laid it down before I made the tree, but didn’t. I also couldn’t find my masking fluid, so I painted over the tree and then filled the tree back in with brown, allowing for the moon to recess into the background.
Just finished my July Tim Holtz tag for 12 tags of 2014. This one was really fun as we made our own sand. I didn’t have the Antique Linen Glitter so I made my own with the clear dry glitter and antique linen reinker. You can make all the colors of distress glitter by adding a few drops of the reinker. The shards aren’t as big, but at least you can have lots of colors. To make sand, mix UTEE, glitter, distress embossing powder in Frayed Burlap and Black soot, then add glossy accepts to moisten. Apply glossing accents to the surface, then press sand into it and let dry. The sea horses were also really fun to make. All the directions are on Tim’s blog and he even gives a 10 percent discount for supplies. Now go and have some fun!