Happy Monday! Once again another week has slipped by me and I had absolutely no studio time. I had a little house guest last week because her momma was out of town on a school trip and this grandma got very little of anything else done.
After a couple of events this weekend, I did finally get my behind in the studio and work up something for the Quietfire Creations Blog today.
There are more photos and all the details on the Quietfire Creations Blog.
Hopefully I’ll have a little time over the next couple of days to get back in the studio. I’m missing my inkiness!
Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . life is short, eat dessert first!
I finally had the chance to play with the Ver-Day Paints that I purchased from Ten Seconds Studio! Now I’ve had these paints sitting on my counter for close to 4 months and finally got all the other supplies in that I’ve been waiting on. You see I had this vision . . . ordered what I needed . . . and waited . . . waited some more . . . and then finally . . . they all arrived.
The frame is from Michael’s that was painted black. Some Studio 490 White Embossing Paste was mixed with some of the Copper Ver-Day Paint and applied to the frame using the Vintage Lace Mask. Once dry, more Copper Ver-Day Paint was painted over the mask and then spritzed with Ver-Day Patina.
I waited a day for the Patina to react and dry, then applied Studio 490 Black Embossing Paste over the rest of the frame using TCW Mini Art Stencil. That was misted with Copper Perfect Pearls and water. Once dry, more Copper Ver-Day paint was applied to the script and misted with the Patina.
When all the paste, paint, etc., was dry, I went back and dry brushed more of the Copper Paint on the stenciled areas to add some more definition and highlights.
The flowers, leaves and flourishes were made from watercolor paper and painted with Distress Stains. The flowers were shaped and assembled, then more of the Copper Ver-Day Paint was applied to the petals. They were then misted with the Patina. The lighter blue/green dots seen on the flowers are the patina.
The flourishes were painted with a Krylon Copper Leafing Pen. I sat and looked at them for a few days and thought they were too bright for the overall look of the frame. So, I dabbed a bit of the Copper Ver-Day Paint on them and misted it with the Patina. Interestingly enough, the entire flourish turned to the patina. So . . . the patina works on the Krylon leafing pens. To make the flourishes blend better with the frame, I went back and sprayed some more copper leafing pen on them.
The sentiment from Studio 490 Visions of Art was stamped on white and then die/cut embossed with Labels One.
I guess that’s all I have for right now! I’ll be looking for more studio time over the next couple of day . . . I need to get caught up with DT commitments for the month . . . way behind! So what else is new . . . right?
Good morning! Today it’s my turn to host the eTeam Picks Challenge over on the eP Blog. Of course, and I know you won’t believe this one . . . I picked FLOWERS!
The eTeam Picks Challenge is held on the third Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations, to share your work, and to be entered into our challenge prize drawing.
The base of the project is a 6×6 canvas that was painted with Bundled Sage, Broken China and Picket Fence Distress Paints. Using Studio 490 3 Fresh Flowers Stencil, White Embossing Paste was applied to the canvas. The petals of the flowers were painted with Victorian Velvet and highlighted with Seedless Preserves Distress Paints. The stems were painted with Peeled Paint Distress Paint. To add more highlights, Forest Moss Distress Ink was rubbed over the stems and Dusty Concord over the petals.
For more texture and dimension, over stamping with various Studio 490 background stamps was done in white pigment, Sepia Archival and Royal Purple Stazon. To finish the canvas, gold leafing splatters were added with a gold leafing pen and canned air.
Love the texture and dimension that the Embossing Paste creates!
The eTeam Picks Challenge is all about inspiration and having fun! During each challenge one of the eTeam members will share a topic, word, technique, sketch, or product that will become the foundation for your creation. This challenge is all about mixing it up and just enjoying the creative process… anything goes! We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration. All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.
We can’t wait to see your flowers! Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…
You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do.
- Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of this post. If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.
- When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or eTeam Pick Challenge. Link your creations to the eP Blog.
- If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link no later than midnight EST on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you get the opportunity to get a little crafty . . . I hope it’s with flowers and you play along with us!
Good morning! Wow I can’t believe I’ve been absent from my blog for so long. Time sure flies when you’re busy with life . . . grandbabies, illness, grandbabies . . . and the takes a leave of absence! I’m pretty sure I was having a gall bladder attack last week but in trying to do the correct thing, I didn’t go to the emergency room. I went to my doctor who ordered tests . . . ya know the proper chain of things . . . and those tests were rescheduled because the insurance company had not approved them yet. Of course, the rescheduled date was today . . . and I’m at home, not the hospital as you would think . . . because once again . . . the tests have not been approved. I finally told the hospital yesterday to cancel the damn things and I would make sure I come to the ER the next time I have an attack. The nurse told me that was perfect because if I came there, they could do all the tests at once without prior approval. Go figure . . . You think you are saving money by not going to the ER, but you are almost forced to go in order to get things resolved.
So anyway, the real point of my blog post today . . .
I made a frame using one of the new releases from Quietfire Design.
It’s featured on their blog today, so you’ll need to hop over to the Quietfire Creations Blog to get the details and more photos!
I’ll be back tomorrow when it’s my turn to host The E-Team Picks Challenge.
Good morning! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend with lots of family, chocolate and college hoops. We had the entire fam damily in for dinner and then Hadlee spent the night so she would be here bright and early Monday morning and Kate didn’t have to drive her down. We are all trying to get back into our daily routine after their 2 week Spring Break . . . one of the perks of year-round school.
As I typed the title of this post I had to snicker just a little. Our little Hadlee took her first tumble on the morning of Easter Sunday and came in the door with a banbain (what my girls used to call bandages) on her noggin’ and a big old knot. She tried to sit up while on the changing table and all it took was a couple of seconds and she was down and on the floor. She’s fine luckily and yes, I did get a couple of photos of Hadlee with her Gigi . . .
Last week I received the new March stamps from Quietfire Design in the mail and today I have a project posted over on the Quietfire Creations Blog using one of the new ones. To see more pictures and the details I hope you’ll visit over there.
That’s all for me today! I’m going back to my tax records (yes I know I only have a few more days to get it all together for the preparer . . . which isn’t me) and then hopefully I’ll find some more studio time.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the adventures that come your way today!