Friday, July 31, 2015

Tim's July Tag of 2015

Happy Friday to all of you! I just made it in time to join in Tim's July tag of 2015 and this may be the first time I have slid in on the last day! Honestly, I have just not had time and it takes so much to motivate me lately, but I did it!!!
I will not bore you with all the details as he does a really good job of that! Here are the Distress Markers I used and blue print stamps. Pumice Stone was used for the shading on the image. I cut my paper from the Destinations stash and the Distress Inks I used for the final watercolor shading are Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy.
Now years ago I purchased a product from Judikins called Micro Glaze and I have it somewhere, but have no idea where and figured my local stores would not have Tim's version, so I improvised. Yup, I used regular Vaseline and pounced in on with my finger and then placed a paper towel over to lift off the excess. After I was done watercoloring, I rubbed off any excess. Hey you got to do what you got to do at times to play along!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Come On!

Hello and welcome to this month's Blog Hop with Artistic Outpost in which we are showcasing "Country Life." Please visit the rest of the DT, Tracy, Shari, Lisa, for more inspiration.

I decided to use one of the jumbo tags to create a little "Country Life" scene which I did by layering various stamps from Hayride across the lower edge, watercoloring using Stampin Up Markers and masking the images before inking over the background with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, a little Spiced Marmalade, flicking with water and add a little light stenciling. Shading was done with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and a little Black Soot.

The Tractor was stamped in Black Archival and colored with Mellow Moss and Going Gray.

Black Archival was used to stamp the Basket of Apples, which were colored with Real Red, Certainly Celery and a mix of Creamy Caramel and Summer Sun (Basket). Masked off part of the sign which was stamped in Coffee Archival and sentiment in Black.

Next the Pumpkins were stamped first by inking the stamp with Sepia and then Tiger Lily Archival, colored with Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun, masked and then the Hay Bale stamped in Tree Branch Archival. Finished off by stamping and cutting apart the sentiment and adding some Vines stamped in Olive.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dream Big

Hello and hope you are all excited about the weekend and have a little bit of fun planned! Today I a sharing from Artistic Outpost's Wander and Dream collection. I thought it was time to bring the Cowgirl out to play. Since this is also my time to post at AO, if you want more details, click right HERE. And if you have some AO stamps, please join in the monthly challenge "Show Us Your AO Art" and you could win a store voucher!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Baby H

Happy Wednesday to all of you and hope you are having a great week! I totally forgot to post this, which was finished before we went to Wisconsin in the middle of June! This was done in the same manner as the "B" and "C" with gesso and various textures from embellishment to crackle, etc. I neglected to take a photo of the background before coloring, but if you have seen previous Mixed Media posts, you know all about it and can click the link above to see how it all begins.
Opps, I just found the photo which somehow was in the wrong folder!
After all the textures and embellishments were added and gessoed, I used a mixed of sprays from Dylusions, Color Wash and Tattered Angels. In some areas I would pat off color before completely drying. 

Some items I purchased and some I kept from previous baby showers or just items I thought would come in handy one day for something! The little solo spoon is from store sample!

Of course I had to add that little wooden "H" and as Hailey was born in March, I try to add some items in clusters of 3. 

To finish I applied some satin varnish and added a twisted ribbon tie for hanging, which I forgot to take a picture of, but it was only a ribbon! 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great finish to the week! 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Good Old Outdoors!

Welcome to Artistic Outpost's Product Focus Blog Hop for July, "Nature and Outdoors" and all stamps in this category are 20% off through Saturday, July 11 and no promotional code is required. For extra inspiration and great art be sure to visit the rest of the fabulous DT!
Painted tag with a tan colored acrylic paint and did a two step cracked and then sprayed with Tattered Angers Chalk spray in Chocolate.
The desert scene was stamped directly onto the tag with Black Archival. Our AO Cowboy was watercolored using Tattered Rose and Gathered Twigs. Sentiments were stamped also with Black Archival, cut and shaded. The Cactus and Supplies were stamped in Coffee Archival, fussy cut and shaded. Finished off with a little rope, which my husband assured me that Cowboys did not tie that neat or tight of a loop! So there goes my life as a Cowboy! Well you don't have to be a Cowboy to join in the monthly "Show Us Your AO Art" and there is always a store gift certificate to be won, so gather up some AO stamps and get inky!
I so appreciate your visit today as I know with Summer and vacations we are all strapped for time. Have a lovely week!



Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Hello to all of you and I hope whatever your plans are over the weekend that you make them big! We have big plans to celebrate our independence this 4th of July at our friends house with fireworks, food and of course great company. This tag uses the Hero stamps from Artistic Outpost and will be tied on whatever bag of goodies we bring over to the party!
If you want more details, please visit my Blog Post at AO! Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

CC3C Layering Stencil - Paint Resist

Hope you all are having a bunch of summer fun! Can't believe it is July and I have been pretty busy and not so motivated to craft, but did manage to get challenge #31 for the Compendium of Curiosities III finished! Linda and that fabulous Curiosity Crew instructed us to open our books to page 47, lesson Layering Stencil - Paint Resist. The lovely Inspiration Emporium is the current sponsor of a $50 gift certificate and as always someone will be chosen by the CC for a special gift from Tim and Mario.
You all know we can not tell you about the details, but I will show you the supplies I used. Two set of stencil for the first part and four for the second part (I left Latticework and Schoolhouse out of the picture?).
What I can tell you is that after I stamped on the butterflies and a little here and there on the tag, I took those tiny little spools and colored them with Vintage Photo stain and added the little wires. The Trellis frameworks is a piece of grunge board, painted, crackled and stained from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are having a great start to July!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Holidays Blog Hop with AO!

It is time for the Holidays at AO and we have a festive Blog Hop in store for you! Visit all the DT for more Holiday Inspiration! TracyShari, Kate, Gerrie, Lisa.
I so love that gorgeous Cardinal from the MidWinter collection and he looks even better on the Christmas Paper 2013 from Our Daily Bread Designs die cut using Tim's Carved Ornament. Stampin Up markers in Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Crushed Curry (beak,feet) and Certainly celery were used to color in various areas. I stamped the image a second time and fussy cut the pine cones.
The Sentiments were stamped in Black Archival on the same Christmas Paper collection, torn and also layered on more torn CP.
The background was done first with a coat of tan paint and while still wet, I sprinkled on Color Burst (LOVE) in Pthalo Green and Alizarin Red and then I spritzed on water and allowed some to drip. Once this was completely dry, I applied a two step crackle and did allow the 2nd step to dry for 8 hours. Next I sprayed on Chalkboard Hot Chocolate Glimmer Mist and wiped off the excess. Stamped on the Pine Branches in Black Archival.

Thank you for your visit today and I hope you are having a great day! There are only a few days remaining to join in the "Show Us Your AO Art," so come on and play!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Spring's Greatest Joy!

Today the Springtime kids are coming out to play in the Artistic Outpost sunshine and I hope you will visit my DT blog post for all the details and to say, "Hi."
Thank you and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Monday, June 8, 2015

In Springtime Play!

Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the Summer! When I worked on this tag, all I could think is how we surely could use some rain in California!! Maybe these lovely Springtime children from Artistic Outpost will do the rain dance for us!! If you have AO stamps, please join in the monthly challenge "Show Us Your AO Art" and you could will a store gift certificate!
The images and sentiment (masked the lines) were stamped in Black Archival, fussy cut and shaded in Black Soot. I also outlined the the separated lines to the sentiment.
Color Burst (thanks Gerrie) which I ordered from the Funky Junkie Boutique and just love the magic, was used to color the tag. This was my first experiment with the product and what I did was to sprinkle a little on my craft mat and you don't need much! Then I misted my tag with water and placed the tag on top of the CB and patted it down into the product. I also gave it another direct mist and when dried did a little more flicking of water drops! Using a brick stencil from TCW, I layered some bricks with modeling paste and a washing of white acrylic paint and a wash of Weathered Wood in the grout lines. Added a few stars and a tie and off we go to play!

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for taking the time to visit and comment!