Sunday, December 29, 2013

A little art journaling to end the year

I'm not sure how I managed, but I got not one, but TWO art journal pages done this weekend... I was on a roll! :)

The first one I kept pretty simple - black gesso, three stamp sets, some versamark ink, scraps of black paper and some pearl ex powders.

I love how shimmery the powders are.  This close up can't do them justice!

Since it's pretty shimmery, I'm throwing in to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bling it On.

The next page I got done has a little more to it, but I kind of love how it turned out :)

I used a piece of tissue paper that I got and thought it was cute so I held on to it (it was probably something that was used to wrap something I purchased, but I've had it for a while now, so who knows!)  I added a light layer of gray paint over it.  Then masked off the third quarter and painted that piece teal.  I added a little dimension with some croco in bronze and a chevron stencil.

The girls are the Prima doll stamp that I stamped four times and colored with my Copics.  Their dresses are pieces from some 6x6 paper pads I have in my stash.  I finished it all off with some Pitt Brush Pens and the glittery stickers for the saying.

I'm feeling quite accomplished this weekend.  Now if only I could direct some of that energy towards house hold chores ;)

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Tags

I just wanted to pop in and share some tags I've been working on...

Sorry the lighting isn't the greatest on these!

I stamped the images on some watercolor paper and heat embossed them.  Then I used my Distress Markers to watercolor with.  Simple enough to do a batch and not wonder why I put myself up to it!

And since they're for the holidays and I used some markers, I'm entering in MarkerPop Challenge #36...

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PAPER - Distress Watercolor Paper, Recollections City Sidewalks
STAMPS = Cosmo Cricket Jolly Days
MARKERS - Distress Markers: Barn Door, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, and Ripe Persimmon
OTHER - Paper Smooches Hexalong dies; Xmas Red, Crystal, and Green Stickles; Stampin' Up! Real Red Ribbon, Queen & Co Twine, foam tape

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Sprite

It's been weeks!  Holiday time seems to go by much quicker than regular time ;)

I wanted to play along with the Some Odd Girl challenge this month.  It's been ages and I was dying to break out an image and get to coloring.  I adore the Spunky Sprite digi image and thought she'd work great on a Christmas card.

The SOG challenge this month was to make your own background.  I tried a couple ideas I had floating in my head but wasn't having any luck.  I ended up finding a snowflake background stamp and embossing it with some glittery powder.  The image was colored with Copics.  The gifts were paper pieced and stacked to make her seat.

I traced her wings onto vellum and covered the vellum with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  The pen caused the vellum to curl a little adding some great sparkly dimension.

To finish off the card, I did a little decorating on the inside:

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STAMPS - Some Odd Girl Spunky Sprite (digi) and Warm Wishes Tia (clear); Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler; Impression Obsession Snowflakes
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and Real Red, Recollections Christmas City Sidewalks, Copic Xpress it
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
COPICS - Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, E11, E04, E08; Hair: YR24, YR27, E35, E37; Clothes: R21, R24, R29, R59, V99, G03, G05, G19, G28; Eyes G43, G21, G46
OTHER - Brads and Pearl from my stash, Stampin' Up Dazzling Ice Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Vellum, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Foam Dots