Saturday, March 22, 2014

Purple Bunny Shaped Card

I'm working on some cards for Farmhouse Memories this weekend.  Here's one of my favorites so far...

Not the greatest pic but not too bad for having practically no light ;)  The little image is by Wild Rose Studio and actually says Happy Birthday with a little mouse in the tree.  I masked that part of the stamp when I stamped it so I could use it for a different card.  The ribbon was colored using the darkest copic marker that I used on the purple in the image.  It's cute... I may not be able to part with it!

For the inside, I stamped a border that coordinates with the dies (like I did on the front of the card) and added a sentiment sticker from SRM.

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COPICS: G21, G24, G28, E29, E39, E71, E74, E77, R20, R21, W0, W2, 0, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, V12, V15, V17, FRV1
Masking Paper
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
Just Right Nested Clouds and Tags Dies
Distress Inks - Broken China and Dusty Concord
Inky Antics Cloud Stencil
White Seam Binding Ribbon
SRM Wishing You Well Sentiment Stickers
Foam Tap

Friday, March 14, 2014

Rainbow Art Journal Page

I've been working on an art journal page and (as always) seemed to take longer than I had anticipated!  I saw this quote that I liked on Goodreads awhile back and had an idea this week of turning it into a journal page.  And said it was rainbow/gold related it was perfect to usher in the spring AND St. Patrick's day.

I started by covering my pages in torn phone book pieces and covering them with a thin coat of gesso.

Next I added some a thin coat of blue paint.

While that was drying, I pulled out my gelli plate and made some rainbow sheets on deli paper.  I kept it really simple by just mixing the color with some gold paint.

I added a little stamping to my blue pages (not much since I knew a lot of it would be getting covered up anyway), colored my image, and prepared my rainbow.

Once I got everything painted, stamped, colored, and cut, I started putting it all together and here is my final page:

It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the quote says, 'Dare to love yourself like a rainbow with gold at both ends.'  Very fitting for spring and St. Patty's!

Here's a close up of my coloring.  I took a Halloween/witch stamp and turned it into a little leprechaun dress for her.

I'm linking up with the following challenges this week:

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COPICS - Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11, E13; Hair - E97, E99, E29; Shoes - C5, C7, 100; Eyes - G46, G43, G21; Dress - G20, G21, G24, G28
PAINT - Liquitex Basic Acrylics in Light Blue, Primary Blue, Brilliant Yellow Green, Phthalocyanine, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Cadmium Orange deep hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Hooker's Green Hue Permanent, Cerulean Blue Hue, Deep Violet, and Gold
MISC - Ahni and Zoe gold marker, deli paper, phone book, paintbrushes

Sunday, March 2, 2014


It's been a few weeks because someone (mom ;)) has made me go to a couple crops in the last few weeks.  I got a ton of layouts done and some cards, but have been beat when I get home.  This weekend, I worked on a mosaic and needed to finish it up when I got up, so I did that today and thought I'd share it.

This is from a trip we took in 2008 to Longwood Gardens.  The paper pieces are what I worked on today.  I cut them out using my Silhouette to fit the remaining spaces.

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