Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter Mixed Media Canvas

This is the last day of the Creative Retreat Online Class I have been participating in over the past two weeks. I still have 1 or 2 more projects to go but this mixed media winter canvas caught my eye so I jumped over to it. The creative Tammy Tutterow was the designer for this project. I just love her work.

Here's my take on her fabulous project.

I did substitute a dryer sheet for a piece of cotton batting  called for in the project. I used Adirondack Paint Dabbers - Aqua for the main color of the project plus Distress Picket Fence Paint from Ranger - Tim Holtz. The greenery was painted with Distress Paint - Peeled Paint. 

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Always In My Heart - layering stencils

We are in our fourth day of the On-line card class. Today's topic is Day 4: One Step Further. I love the idea of layering stencils, but I didn't have a gelli plate to work with as they did in the project. No worries, I still wanted to make something similar with Distress Paints, stencils and layering. Here's my stand-up card.

This technique took lots of drying in between layers. I did use the heat tool on some layers.

Tim Holtz stencils: RAYS, CLOCKWORK, and STRIPES
Distress Paints; broken china, antique linen, and mowed lawn
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Mixed Media; Hampton Art - Always in m heart
Distress Ink: broken china
Vellum paper
Ranger Embossing Tinsel - Bridal

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Embossing With Translucent Embossing Paste

I have enjoyed today's class with stencils and embossing paste. Translucent embossing paste was used with a stencil for the card. It is a top folding card but I took the picture at an angle so you can see the translucent hearts.

A vellum strip was cut and stamped with clear embossing ink then I used Ranger Embossing Tinsel - Bridal. 

Linking to: Stenciled: Day 3 Embossing Paste with Stencils 

Happy Birthday Card with Texture and Dimension

I am creating my first card of  Stenciled Day 3: Embossing Pastes with Stencils. It's a birthday card created with a stencil, embossing paste and a faux butterfly. I didn't have the butterfly die used in the online class so my faux one will have to do for now.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tag to A Card

Another card for the Day 1 of Stenciled Class. This card started as a tag and evolved into a standing card. There are many, many layers of inking on this stencil. Hope you enjoy it!

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Stenciled and Masked Card

This is my final card of the Day 1 Stenciled class. This card was covered with a stencil and a mask added to leave the while space for stamping.

Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Distress Stains: peacock feathers and evergreen bough
Hemp Cord

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Stenciled: Day 1  Inking and Misting

Happy Birthday Card

I have finished another of the Day 1 Stenciled cards. This one is a happy birthday card featuring a Heidi Swapp stencil and sprayed with dylusions Lemon Zest ink spray.

Heidi Swapp stencil
dylusions Lemon Zest Ink Spray
Distress Ink - mustard seed
lettering for happy - Tim Holtz idea-ology Alpha Parts
Stars from Tim Holtz Collections Stamper Anonymous STARS stencil

Stencil - Day 1 Inking and Misting

Thank You For Being You Card

I am finishing up one of the Day 1 cards from the Stenciled class. I needed a piece of vellum and couldn't find my small stash of it.

Distress Stains: evergreen bough
hemp cord

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Vintage Valentine Card

I am participating at the Creative Retreat Winter 2014 at Craft With May at and one of favorite for the class has been the Vintage Valentine by Wanda Guess. I have been just amazed at Wanda's talents.

Here is my make of the card.

Stamp: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Simple Sayings, Stampers Anonymous French Market
Dies: Tim Holtz Sizzix - Eiffel Tower, Sizzix Branch w/Leaves, Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Flower Garland
Papers: 2 shades of pink, Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper Stash
Glossy Accents
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stickles - dry glitter
Distress Stains: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy

Linking to:
Creative Retreat - Vintage Valentine
Wow Us Wednesday
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House
Fabulous Creative Friday

Splatters Stenciled Card

For one of my Day 2 Stenciled Online Card Class, I am using the Tim Holtz Splatters stencil. 

Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil
Stamp: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Life's Possibilities
Prima Flowers
Distrress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemon, Brushed Corduroy
Faux Adhesive Pearls

Linking to: 
Stenciled - Day 2

Friday, January 24, 2014

Mosaic Heart Stencil Card

I am taking a Stenciled On Line Card Class and one of the projects for the day used the Mosaic Heart Stencil by Simon Says.

Supplies: Mosaic Heart Stencil by Simon Says Stamp
Inks: Archival Jet Black, Distress Ripe Persimmon, Distress Mustard Seed, Distress Picked Raspberry, Distress Gathered Twigs
Clear Emboss It by Ranger 
Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger

Linking to:
Stenciled On Line Card Class - Day 1

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Valentine Card With Non-traditional Colors

How about a Valentine card with shades of aqua and a bit of yellow? Aqua pieces always catch my eye, so when I saw an inspiration card on Pinterest, I knew I could like to recreate it. 


Cuttlebug embossing folder
Tim Holtz - Peacock Feather Distress Ink
Authentique Seasons: Summer paper

Linking to:
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It
Online Card Class - Pre-Class Student Gallery