Thursday, June 27, 2013

more book pages. . . .

for the local monthly swap with my friends.  Here is a page I did for Renee, whose theme is Paris, or anything French related.

This page was pretty much a LOVE page and I like the way it turned out.  The doily was made with a Martha Stewart punch that allows you to make different sizes of doilies, the smallest being 6 inches wide and the largest being 12 inches wide.  LOVE it! 

And here is a page I did for Maureen, whose theme is Halloween:

She also collects owls, so I thought this page was very appropriate for her and a bit spooky, too.

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Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

purple and lime green

I didn't think I would be able to come up with anything for this week's colors at Summer of Color number three hosted by Kristin.  But, I did make two ATC's that are pretty cool:

Dylusions spray inks and Ranger distress inks were used for creating the background.  I masked off some loose stripes and sprayed over the tape.  The inks did seep under the tape, but that made it more interesting.  I used the cap from the Dylusions bottle to make some marks on the one and a stamp to make splotches on the other.  The image on the right is from B Line Stamps.  German foil scrap is from Artchix Studio.

Thanks for visiting.  I'm off to check out some of the other creations.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

summer of color week two

The colors for this week at SOC are orange and hot pink.  I do like these colors together.  I am going to be busy the rest of this week and may not have time to post again, so decided to post today.  I used these colors for three different projects, the first being this ATC:

The background was made with a Hero Arts, stencil and background stamp and a Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp. The large heart is a Sizzix die and the medium heart is one that I hand-carved.  The small heart is a punch from EK Success. 

Then, I made this card:

A new circle stamp from Hero Arts was used for the background and for the rest of the card.  As you can tell, I do have a lot of Hero Arts stamps!!

And then I did an art journal page in my new Moleskine journal:

This spread turned out a bit murky to me.  In hindsight, I would have omitted the script overstamping or, at least, used a lighter ink color for it.  Friday will be the first day of summer and, I am looking forward to lots of lazy days!!!  Summer goes by way too fast in my opinion.

I am also linking this post to the Glue It Tuesday Week #14 challenge.

Hope your day is a great one!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

summer of color week #1

Last week, members of the Summer of Color, sponsored by Kristin, the owner of the Twinkle, Twinkle blog, were asked to vote for their choice of a color combination to use for this week's art projects.  The colors chosen were citron green and turquoise.

First, I created my background by combining Dylusions lime green spray ink with some squeezed lemon distress ink on a craft sheet.  I pulled white cardstock pieces through the inks and let it dry.  Then I added some Dylusions turquoise spray to the sheet and added that to the previous colors.  I repeated this process until I was happy with the results.  Some random stamping with a Magenta dandelion was done with salty ocean distress ink.  

Here is the first ATC I made, which I will enter into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, since I do have one tiny button on the butterfly.

The die cut butterfly was sprayed with Dylusions blue ink.  I let it dry and then used a polka dot stamp dipped in water to "bleach" some spots on the butterfly.  Turquoise Stickles were added to the dots.

My next ATC was created in much the same way, using ArtChix Studio clipart, a sentiment and some dew drops.


I do love to use touches of black on most anything I make  because I like the contrast.

Lastly, I made this tag:

A stencil, white gel pen, die cut flowers, Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi stamps, glitter and seam binding dyed with distress inks were used for this tag.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 7, 2013

gypsy deco book pages

Finally finished my pages for a gypsy deco book page swap at Paper Traders Yahoo Group.  I had a lot of fun making these:

Lots of steps, but I think they turned out pretty nicely.  We are only required to make six pages, but I made an extra one for me to add to my book when I get it back.

I used Dylusions spray inks for the backgrounds of these 3.5 inch square pages.  The clipart image was colored a bit with colored pencils.  The flourish stamp is from Stampington & Co. and I gold embossed it along the left side.  Also edged each page with gold embossing.  Sequins were added and words generated by computer.  

Here is an ATC I made for the monthly lottery for June at Paper Traders.

Everything I used on this ATC is from ArtChix Studio except the little flowers and "lady luck".   I enjoy making ATC's for this lottery and, there's always the chance that I might actually win  and receive some fabulous creations to enjoy.

I'm running behind on my altered book pages for our little group, Mo Jo Nee'.  Gotta' get started on them this weekend for our exchange next Wednesday.

Till next time . . . .