Sunday, June 26, 2016

June's Chain Card Challenge

Hello and Welcome!
This month is sent my Chain Challenge Card to Norway.

For this month's challenge I used the challenge prompt for a product from Elizabeth Crafts.  This was my first time to use Shimmer Sheetz, an iridescent mylar sheet. As one moves the card it shimmers and the colors appear to move.

Here I embossed with a Sizzix cuttlebug folder. I colored the embossed flower in a painting method called pointillism in which dots of color are placed next to one another. I was careful not to overlap the dots because the initial sharpie color can dissolve and create a muddy or smeared look. I used 2 colors to add interest in each area. The hello is a die-cut.

Every month card makers from around the world sign-up with the Chain Card Challenge prior to the deadline on the 5th of the month. All the specific details can be found with this link.

Happy creative moments!

Backgrounds made with Liquitex Professional Spray Paints

Hi there!
Last week I joined 5 ladies from the Northwoods Books Arts Guild to spray papers for bookmaking.  Wow what a delightful evening spraying layer after layer of paint to create wonderful combinations of plant and stencil images.

This was made on a 20x30 Arches Watercolor paper.  Sorry reducing the pictures for my blog lost some of the wonderful detail. All of us brought 3 cans of Liquitex spray paint. And since it is spendy for spray paint it was great to be able to share colors. Although the paint comes in about 100 beautiful colors our local Michaels only offered about a dozen.
I selected plant material in the morning and placed it in my flower press to flatten. It is fabulous to enjoy spraying outside in beautiful solstice sunlight.  Unfortunately our evening had some wind gusts and I experienced my plant material blowing off the paper a few times and sometimes dispersing paint across the paper creating a trail of it's own making. Each time it caused great laughter.

  The beautiful papers can now be cut into any size for paper art projects. This was a really fun group project.  Unfortunately all of us experienced our paints nozzles clogging well before our cans were empty so our painting a little sooner than we wished.

Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The sheer look of vellum and acrylic

Hey there, Great to see you stopping by!

The candle portion of this birthday card includes coloring transparent vellum with die ink before dry embossing and adding to a white cardstock base. Candle shadows and outline highlights are made with white pencil.  The special flames accents are done with stickles. The vellum was removed from the one brightest flame. The daffodil stamp by Stamplorations was stamped on clear acrylic and colored with sharpie pens on the back.  The flower was fussy cut. The flower base was colored with distress paints.

I love that birthdays are wonderful times to honor the birthday person and reflect on the special gifts that they share and how they enrich our lives.

Thanks to the MMCC team for a great theme and sharing wonderful inspiration.

Hope you have great creative moments!