Friday, March 29, 2013

Free Your Dreams

I got messy today with some paint and, boy was it fun :)  Here's the art journal page I came up with:

I guess I was feeling pretty butterfly-y today as well.  So I found a great quote - 'Free your dreams and take flight - that I thought would go well with it.  The pages are covered with some 7Gypsies tissue paper and sealed with a matte medium.  Then I added some watered down acrylic paints.  Added some Tim Holtz butterfly stamps, some painted sencils.  The butterfly on the right page is a Martha Stewart stamp black embossed on watercolor paper then colored with Distress Markers.  I added some of the purple acrylic paint to an embossing past for the flight pattern.

For the quote, on the left page, I painted in two different butterfly stencils and wrote in the saying.  I started with a white gel pen, but couldn't get a good ink flow, so ended up tracing the letters with some white enamel accents.  

Any crafty plans for this weekend??

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Watercolored Mae

Today, I put away the Copics and pulled out my new Distress Markers to play along with some challenges.  I'm really liking the new markers ;)  Here's my card:

And a close-up of the watercoloring:

It's really hard to see in the pics, but I added some glitter to the yellow with a Spica pen for a littler shimmer.

This card is for:
Some Odd Girl March Sketch Challenge

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STAMPS - Some Odd Girl Thank You Mae
INK - Stazon Jet Black, Versamark, Distress Markers in Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans
PAPER - Fluid Coldpress Watercolor pad, Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy, Origami Paper
OTHER - water brush, Spica Buttermilk pen, white embossing powder, light blue ribbon

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Life is a Song

Just popping in to share another art journal page I came up with using one of my favorite Some Odd Girl Digi Stamps, Dancing Mae...

So Mae is colored with Copics and then fussy cut.  I painted the pages with some red and silver glitter acrylic paint, added some music themed tissue tape, spritzed a little red dylusions spray over everything, then added some stamping and white gel pen.  I printed the saying out on my computer then added that to finish it all off.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Safari Smile

My desk was still littered with my Paper Smooches stamps from my last card (which made me the PS Pro Stamper!!) so I decided to use them again to play along with this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks trend watch....

So many of the little critters from the stamps have great smiles, so I cut the word 'SMILE' out of a card base and had some of the smiley creatures popping through the letters.

I LOVE the laughing hippo.  And the toucan is so cheery.  The monkey is adorable - I thought about cutting him down so that he wouldn't stick out past the edge of the card, but realized that he makes the card look like it's saying, 'Smile, I Love You.' so I left him in one piece (so happy I did!).

Once I got all of their placements figured out, I stamped the chevrons onto a piece of cardstock and popped the smile piece on top.  Then finished it off by layering it on a piece of black cardstock.

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STAMPS - Papers Smooches Zoo Crew, Flap Happy, My Peeps, Smoocheroos, Geo-Graphic
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up! Island Indigo
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Island Indigo, Neenah Solar White, Copic XPress It
COPICS - hippo C3, R20, monkey E39, E53, toucan FYG2, FRV1, FYR1, FY1, FB2, 110, butterfly BV08, BV34, R22
OTHER - Silhouette, foam adhesive

Friday, March 1, 2013

Kiss Me Giraffes

It's been awhile since I've played with my Paper Smooches stamps (especially since I got some new ones for Christmas!) and when I saw this weeks challenge, an idea immediately popped in my mind.  This weeks is a Picture Perfect challenge:

Such a cute picture.  So here's what I came up with:

I took the giraffe from Zoo Crew, bent the neck slightly then stamped it.  I tried a reverse stamp for the first time to get the mirrored giraffe on the left.  It took a few tries, but I finally got one that I liked.  I did some really simple copic coloring then popped it on the houndstooth background from Debonair that I white heat embossed then covered with an ombre of Distress Inks.

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STAMPS: Paper Smooches Zoo Crew, Debonair, and A Little Lovin
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks - Spun SUgar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany, versamark
PAPER: Stampin' Up! Read Red, Neenah Solar White, Copic Xpress It Blending Card
COPICS: R24 (heart), Y13, Y15, YR14, YR24, YR27, 0.5 multiliner
OTHER: Black Floss, Glossy Accents, Xmas Red Stickles, Heart Punch, Mini Label Punch, 1/16" circle punch, white embossing powder