Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hexagons and Life's Journey

Hope you have had a good week. I am working with hexagons, paint, distress inks and lots of water for this project. 

Over at Moxie Fab World, there is a Happy for Hexagons Challenge. Take a look at my project and you'll get the idea.

I used a piece of sticky back canvas, a Heidi Swapp hexagon stencil and applied Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium matte then let it dry for quite a while. 

After it was dry, I diluted several smears of paint on my non-stick craft sheet with water. Then began painting on the different colors and dabbed the canvas with a paper towel to absorb some of the extra paint. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the canvas before I stamped the dragonfly. 

The dragonfly was stamped with Archival Black ink on the canvas then stamped again on watercolor paper. Both images were colored with Ranger TH Distress Markers then blended with a water brush detailed tip. The watercolor dragonfly was cut out and ready to add to the canvas. The wings were bent a little so the dragonfly seemed to be flying.

There you have it hexagons and life's journey - Judy. 

Moxie Fab World: Happy for Hexagons Challenge

Linking to:
Fabulous Creative Friday
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 
Craftberry Bush

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Snowy Blues

Well, I must admit that I have had this background paper stamped for over 2 years and just thinking about using it for a ski trip layout. But now, I have completed the project with images from a trip my daughter and family took with her in-laws to Breckenridge, CO.

I used shades of blue for this layout with lots of stamping and inking. The special tag was made for the layout and the snowman embossing folder was used on the tag then run again and cut out for the raised snowman. Several snowflakes were cut from a Sizzix Die then I covered the snowman and snowflakes with Distress stickles dry glitter - clear rock candy.

So now my hoarded stamped paper has been used - Judy.

TH Distress stickles dry glitter 
Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles 
TH Dstress Stickles - Clear Rock Candy 
Distress Paint: broken china, picket fence
Adirondack Arrylic Paint Dabber: pool, cloudy blue
Distress Ink: 
Stamps: Inkadinkado Snowflakes
Linking to: 

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #2: Let's See That Hoard

Friday, February 14, 2014

It's What You See That Matters

Take a look at one of the stamps used in my project, it says it all. 

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see                        
            - Henry David Thoreau

Here's a look at my finished project. 

The project began with a background stamp I hadn't used before by Inkadinkado. I stamped it with Ranger Archival Ink - Monarch Orange. Then stamped twice more on additional paper.  Tim Holtz Distress inks were rubbed on my craft sheet, spritzed with water, then rolled on the butterfly with a mini brayer. Each color was dried between layers with a heat tool. 

Each butterfly was cut out and the first one was glued flat with matte medium to the background image. The second butterfly was inked with stains using the same method as the first. This butterfly was simply glued on at the body to the first one so the wings would be free to fly.

Claudine Hellmuth STudio - multi-medium matte
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: vintage photo, picked raspberry, peacock feathers, mowed lawn
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo - Insect Amalgam Cling Stamp

Simon Monday Challenge: We Love Stamps

Linking to:
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Young Love & Vintage Card Making

I have created another Valentine card to share with you today. My inspiration came from some paper I bought last year the Authentique Collection: Lovely. I mostly used papers from the 6x6 bundle plus a sticker from one of the coordinating sticker sheets. 

I used three sheets from the bundle plus the back-side of one sheets for the Spellbinders' Oval Die. The ribbon was Crinkle Ribbon from Tim Holtz idea-ology stained with Vintage Photo, spritzed with water, scrunched and dried with my heat tool. The tiny white flowers were also tipped with Vintage Photo. 
There you have it for Young Love, maybe the young lad is trying to steal a kiss for Valentine's Day - Judy.

Linking to:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Have A Heart
Craft Hoarders – Show you style – shabby chic
Simon Says Monday Challenge – Love Notes
That Craft Place - Valentine
Delicious Doodles – Die cuts n punches

Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love Notes to My Sweetheart

I have loved all the Valentine inspiration around blogland the past few days. So many have caught my eye but one that really inspired me was by Linda's Works of Heart. I love vintage and shabby chic  styles and adore her project that was created for CHA. Here's my version of her inspiration. I photographed my project on black paper but it looks blue here.

Here's the beginning of my project as I gathered papers from multiple stashes. The two main stashes were Tim Holtz Paper Stash and Authentique Lovely. I did lots of trimming and inking with Vintage Photo for my project.

The lace edged paper is from Anna Griffin. I wish I had more of it but was only able to purchase two sheets at Hobby Lobby. 

I trimmed lots of vintage paper for the love notes, then inked, sanded, and inked again. Edges were roughed, inked again and curled. 

The ribbon was inked with Memento Ink - Angel Pink plus a little Vintage Photo; then spritzed with water, scrunched and dried with my heat tool. I found a piece of vintage lace in my stash too so I little Vintage Photo was used lighted then spritzed and tried. 

While looking in my stash, I found a small Spellbinder Die cutout that I had cut some time ago. All I had to do was ink it, then stamp with an "i love you" from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Simple Sayings and pop it in. I also used a Tim Holtz Salvage sticker with the "14". The paper roses are also inked with Vintage Photo on the edges. I had a stick pin to add in plus a green leaf painted with Peeled Paint that I had left from a prior project. 

It was so fun creating this project and a big "thank you" to Linda for her inspiration. 


Craft Hoarders – Show you style – shabby chic
Kaboodles – Valentine Themed
Simon Says Monday Challenge – Love Notes
That Craft Place - Valentine
Delicious Doodles – Die cuts n punches
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound