Thursday, 22 January 2015

Flower Power at ATP Exchange !

I'm back today to share my DT project for ATP Exchange. Our host for this challenge is the lovely Julia and she has challenged us to make our own flowers.

Now my project was originally destined for the bin ! I started it with another project in mind and it didn't go in the direction I wanted so in frustration I threw it aside. Fortunately I didn't damage it and it didn't land in the bin, looking at it again in the daylight I started to like it again !

 I started with a jumbo manilla tag and I covered it with torn up pieces of book paper that I'd painted with Heavy Gesso. Then I started to brayer it using Fresco Finish paints, Pansy, Moonlight and a little Eggplant.

I then used a Hair Mousse can lid and dipped it into Snowflake and Little Black Dress Fresco Finish paint to create the circles. I then stamped it with some script using the little script stamp from the Lynne Perella 014 stamp set using black Archival ink.

My flower is made from book paper using the Tim Holtz Jumbo Tattered Flower die, the paper has been painted with Heavy Gesso and then with Amethyst Fresco Finish paint, watering it down for the lighter layers. The centre of the flower is made using a mold and UTEE, I then painted the flower with Pansy and Amethyst Fresco Finish paint. The leaf is also from the Jumbo Tattered Flower die and I've painted it with Hey Pesto Fresco Finish paint.

The sentiment is by Wendy Vecchi from the Approved Art set and it stamped onto a piece of brayered card. I've used the cord from a Pandora bag to tie it together to finish.

I hope you'll get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over the ATP Exchange and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects !

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Shiny Stuff !

I'm back with my second post today and this time it's all about Shiny Stuff ! This is my project for the PaperArtsy blog and the current challenge which is to use anything that is shiny, so metal, Treasure Gold, mica powders etc.......

I've also had the pleasure of playing with some NEW Lynne Perella stamps ! Which are gorgeous by the way ! So for all the details on how this project came together you'll need to hop over here.

Winter Wishes

Today is the start of the second week of the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Our host is the lovely Nancy and she has chosen Winter Wishes. Here is what Nancy has to say:

With the festivities over and the midst of winter upon us (unless you live in Australia, of course!) I thought it would be fun to share what we love most about the season. For this challenge create any type of project, layout, or card that expresses what you love about winter, whether it's sledding down a snowy hill or curling up with a book and cup of hot cocoa.

I think there is something beautiful about every season and even though Winter can be a challenge when the weather is harsh, I love it when the sun is out and the skies are blue on a frosty morning.

 I started by covering a tag with book paper that I'd painted with Heavy Gesso. Then I created some hills by masking off parts of the tag and sponging Hey Pesto Fresco Finish paint over it. I then blended different shades of blue Fresco Finish paint over the top 2 thirds, working from light to dark. I then used the Wendy Vecchi Add a Stencil and the Ornate Dots Overlay stencil. I stamped some script using Cornflower Blue and Fern Green Archival ink and the little birds are stamped with black Archival ink. I used a Sharpie pen to highlight the hills and stamped some grasses along the bottom using Snowflake Fresco Finish paint.

 The tree is created using the Wendy Vecchi Layered Tree stencil using black Embossing Paste.

 I used my Sharpie pen again to drawer along the branches of the tree.

 I mounted the tag onto some book paper that I've distressed around the edges and then used Distress inks. The bottom layer is a piece of Kraft card and I've used Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste and a Prima stencil. When it was dry I painted it with Clear Gesso, then a coat of Fresco Finish paint, before the paint was totally dry I wiped some of it back with a baby wipe.

I love this sentiment from the Artistic Outpost Midwinter stamp set. I've stamped it onto painted card, cut it up into strips and mounted them on foam pads.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and share what you love about Winter. Do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to check out what the rest of the team love !

Friday, 9 January 2015

Friday Focus on Wendy Vecchi !

I'm doing my first Friday Focus of 2015 over at Frilly and Funkie today and what a pleasure it is as I am focussing on Wendy Vecchi stamps! I'm so excited to see all the new releases for CHA and have a list as long as my arm !

I'm sharing a step by step for this card along with some other projects all made using Wendy's gorgeous stamps. I'm also entering this card into the new Wendy Vecchi challenge, MakeArt Challenge, which started yesterday, which is to use Embossing Paste. I've used the paste with the Add A Stencil on this card.

For all the details of how this card came together you'll need to hop over here, and if you missed my DT piece for Frilly and Funkie you'll find that here.