Friday, March 22, 2013

Tattered flowers cure spring fever

OH, I have spring fever bad!  It got dark here after 9pm last night.  In my head I know we can have another month of winter but oh, I am so-o ready for summer. Um yes, we  actual don't have spring, yes no spring flowers :-(  So a girl does what she must...MAKE ART!

With an encouraging message from Tim this morning reminding subscribers of the deadline tonight and a fun mix challenge of Rip it, Paste it, Ink it came together in my no stopping a day brightener being created today!

 To create the flowers, I colored white glossy paper with alcohol inks with the polished stone technique and cut with the tattered flower die.  Dimension was added to the petals by creasing and bending.

The background was made with printed papers. Some were created with the wrinkled distress technique and hills and valleys highlighted and were colored with mists, distress inks, distress stains and mists.

The hills in the background remind me of the snow capped mountains that can be so clearly seen for the next few months.  But my wishes for summer had me creating lots of green mountains and only edged with snow :-)  And if you note the top flower is soaking in all the sunlight.

Background for the card-Krylon gold webbing paint.

Here's to sunshine and making art!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Challenges during 2 Pea Winterfest

Finished results from Winterfest

Stencil/embossing paste
Created a cover for Technique Journal with stencils

More stencil work
Stamps used in scene
Alaska scene challenge
Masking challenge

Fiber Challenge

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Beautiful butterflies

Inspiration: Victoria Butterfly Gardens, British Columbia, Canada  Beautiful memories from a visit over 10 years ago.
Simon Says Stamp and Share-Use a stamp you love but don’t use often enough.  So happy to give my butterflies center stage on the card for they have waited a long time.  In fact so long I do not remember the manufacturer so if anyone can help me with that I would certainly appreciate it!
SCS Mix-abilitiesweekly Friday challenge #5-The Mask-erade Ball

I defined the portion of the Flower of Life stencil (by Artistcellar) that I wanted to print on my cardstock panel including the right top and bottom corners (border area on the stencil) by masking off unwanted areas with printer paper.  I also used Eclipse masking paper to define the placement of the butterflies.  After lightly misting the stencil I gently tapped the cardstock into the mist to capture a reverse print.
This is my first inking of the HA leafy vines stamp and I placed the image on the left side.  A blending tool was used to color the background with distress inks and a aquabrush to paint the butterflies with distress inks. The image is matted with black glossy paper and attached with 3-D dots. A corrugated packing paper was painted and buffed with Inka Gold covers the card’s front. Sparkling accents were added to the butterflies with a Sakura gellyroll stardust pen.

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