Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. I myself took full advantage of the day and lolled around when I wasn’t in the studio. We did our Mother’s Day dinner on Saturday because Kate had a senior trip to chaperone and we wanted to make sure we were all together.
After reading some of the comments left on the eP Blog the other day about my last project, I decided to bite the bullet and pull out my Dylusions Art Journal. I have to admit that once I got started (after watching a few videos) it wasn’t as frightening as I thought.
As I looked around the studio for different stencils, a wild hair hit me and I decided to try Spellbinders™ Grand Impressabilities™ to see what type of results I would get.
In the above photo you can see where I used Butterfly Garden in the upper right and in the center is the stencil I made the other day with Grateful Lattice. When using the Grand Impressabilities, I simply laid the template on the page and misted over it.
The flowers were stamped first, water colored with reinkers and then embossed using my VersaMarker. Distress Paints in Bundled Sage, Broken China and Wild Honey were used for the background. Splatters were made with Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves.
In this corner I used Spellbinders Fancy Flourish as my stencil and Tumbled Glass Reinker was mixed with water as my mist. The sentiment was made on the computer and then printed out on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White. Once trimmed, the edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Now that I have my first page under my belt . . . I might have to try more!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Good morning! How is everyone? I can’t believe that a week has flown by and I’ve had very little studio time. Yesterday I ended up putting Hadlee in her high chair and she joined me in the studio for an hour or so. It wasn’t long . . . but it was some inky time!
It’s my day to post on the eP Blog and quite frankly, I wanted to actually work in my Dylusions Art Journal but when I opened the pages I was completely overwhelmed. Way too much space . . . I really think I need to find some art journaling classes to feel more at ease with the process. I ended up going with a smaller version of what I wanted to do.
You can see more photos and get all the details on the eP Blog. I hope you’ll join me over there!
Thanks for stopping by here today . . . and remember, life is short so eat dessert first!
Good morning! First thing, let me say that Mallory’s surgery went great the other day and all is well. She’s still a little sore but has meds for that and she’s keeping a low profile so far. The results of the test were negative once again, so we still don’t know what is causing her pain or cough, but I still think we might be on the right track this time around. We’ll have to wait to see what her doctor says next week.
In the meantime, I was taken quite by surprise when a Yahoo reminder popped up this afternoon that I had a post due on the Quietfire Creations Blog today. Here’s what I did using the newly released stamps.
I hope you’ll hop over to the Quietfire Creations Blog to see more photos and to get all the details.
Thanks for stopping by here today!
Good Tuesday morning! I’ve got one more Wendy Vecchi inspired card today. I can’t say that this is going to be my last one . . . because I’m having way too much fun making these! I’m absolutely relishing the fact that I finished 3 cards yesterday and typically it takes me close to 2 days to finish a project anymore. I even like the idea that they are completely flat and easy to mail . . . AND THE BEST PART . . . they are still mixed media!
That’s it . . . mixed media on a mini canvas . . . easy peasy lemony squeezy!
Plus because I’ve been using Spellbinders™ Matting Basics Die Templates for die cutting the paper I’m working on, then using another for the card base, all the guess work is taken away. I’m telling you . . . . a quick (less than 10 minute die cutting) card! For my stenciling I’m taping down the die template to the paper and using a stencil brush to add the ink . . . it can’t get any easier!
While waiting for Kate to pick up Hadlee today the idea for this one came to me. Well actually, I was napping and Mallory was messing with Hadlee . . . the flowers (Inspired by Nature) and some of the background stamping (Sanded Background) are old SU favorites that I keep hanging onto. The sentiment “Thanks” is from Quietfire Design – Thank You (set of 4), and was stamped in Archival Jet Black.
Once again I used Broken China, Bundled Sage and Wild Honey Distress Paint for the background. The flower stamp was colored with Tombow Markers and when I misted the stamp, I accidentally picked up my Mini Mister filled with Copper Perfect Pearls . . . so, I had to add some copper splatters from my Krylon pen. The heart was stenciled with both Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass.
That’s all for me today. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday! I’m still on my simple layer/stenciled card kick . . . I’ve can’t remember the last night I had so much fun slapping ink on a piece of paper. This process is actually taking me back a few years to when we didn’t have designer papers (or if we did, we didn’t use them . . . in my case I just refused to buy it) and made our own backgrounds with inks and stamps.
I came up with the idea for the first card early this morning and couldn’t wait to get Hadlee down for a nap so I could hit the studio.
Going back to basics, I used three different sizes of the Spellbinders™ Classic Heart Die Templates as my stencils. The background is Broken China, Wild Honey and Bundles Sage Distress Paints that were misted with water and then my watercolor paper drug through the whole mess. Lots of Studio 490 stamps on this one too (see the project supplies for details).
My second card today came about as a result of the first. I was trying to think what other basic shapes could be used as stencils and hit upon the Spellbinders Stars 5 in the drawer.
The same colors of Distress Paints were used for this background, except there was the addition of Seedless Preserves Splatters. I die cut a piece of chipboard with the star to make my stencil (too much taping on this shape) and brushed in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The Studio 490 stars were stamped in Wild Honey.
I might have one more in me before the end of the day. Mallory is having surgery tomorrow (hopefully we’ll be able to find out what has been causing all her problems for the last couple of years), so I need to get my months projects done today!
Heart Card Supplies:
Star Card Supplies: