Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Welcome Autumn!

We have finally started having some Autumn type weather here, well at least in the later evening and early morning! The days are still quite warm, but not as hot! On to my card!
I actually am working on creating more easy to mail items, so I decided black with Perfect Pearls might be nice. I used a foil (liner from a cake pan) panel, between the two black for what I was thinking to be like an old fashioned chalkboard!

After decided where I wanted my "Hayride" images from Artistic Outpost, they were stamped using clear embossing ink and then I applied the Perfect Pearls.
For the wooden sign, I stamped and cut this out and cut and trimmed another piece for the wording. Between the black and glimmer of the Perfect Pearls, I did find it a little difficult to photograph!

There is still a week left to enter in Artist Outpost's "October Referral Program" and it is Anything Goes, but just use those AO stamps! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Up, Up, Up and Away!

A new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Dot wants you to " Make a Card." As always stamping is a must and there will be a prize and Top 3 selection, so get inky  and make some cards! You will want to stop by FSC and check out the gorgeous creations of the DT!
Well I have these Pan Pastels that I have only used once and thought I would pull them out for my background! I wanted a simple sky and ocean scene, so lightly applied some blue in a circular motion for the sky, leaving some lighter areas for clouds and then swiped it across the ocean floor! Once I liked the background, I did give a quick spray of sealer.
All images are IndigoBlu, gifted to me by Brenda and were inked in Archival Black. For the gears, I applied a little Treasure Gold to tone down the silver.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend and thank you so much for visiting me today!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Designers Blog Hop with Artistic Outpost!

It is a designers choice "Blog Hop" with Artistic Outpost, so hope you will join in all the fun!
Gerrie, Lisa, Suzanne, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (Me) and Kate.
The Hayride collection is so perfect for the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving and I just love seeing all the pumpkins showing up as decorations. The tag background was inked with Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw, then I stamped the vine in Olive Archival ink and the hay bale in in Sepia.
The sign was stamped in Sepia, cut out and the "Welcome Autumn" in Coffee and heat embossed. The pumpkins were colored using distress markers and stamped twice, cut and layered front on top of the back pumpkins.
We are midway through October, but there is still plenty of time to get inky with Artistic Outpost stamps and join in the "Monthly Referral Program." Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

CC102 Day #5!

Day #5 and class is over, but not the learning experience! Tim's Creative Chemistry 102 has not only been filled with knowledge, but figuring out ways to get around the things we don't have! Yes like many, I had to improvise, but that is just fine! Would it have been easier and quicker if I had all the products, yes indeed, but then we learn from experimenting and that it what it is all about!
For this tag, I combined the Rusting and Tarnished Silver (Gold) techniques.

Here is the Sticky Powder Glitter and Leafing Technique.
Shabby Chic Technique, which when looking at the photo noticed a spot I missed!
Chalkboard Technique.
Well it has been a blast and I do thank all of you who have been taking the time to visit me while in class. I am very behind of blog visits, but will be catching up during the week!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

CC102 Day 4!

What fun it has been going to school and today, I am sharing Day #4 of Tim's Creative Chemistry 102. The lesson was all about Alcohol Inks and here we go!
Lesson #1 - Faux Patina:
Lessons #2 and #4 - Tinted Tinsel and Monoprint:
Lesson # 3 - Ombre: Wish I was not so heavy handed with stamping on a slick surface!
Lesson # 5 - Faded Layers:
One more class to go and as soon as I sign off here, I am off to class! Of course being Saturday, we run some errands and go to lunch, but I sure hope to wrap this all up by tomorrow! It has been so much fun and I thank you for joining me!

Friday, October 11, 2013

CC102 Day #3!

Day 3 of Tim's Creative Chemistry 102, was again a learning experience and also fun! It took me a little longer as I was waiting for things to dry and then it was too late to take photos. So here is class #3 and working on these techniques, I have fallen behind on my blogging visits, but I will be around!
This tag uses the "Smudge Stamping" and I had a totally different main image in mind "The Traveler" but he just did not look right and I decided a more filled in image was necessary.
Here we have "Brayered Stains" and in the above picture is my "Faux Cracked Glass."
This of course was my techy combo piece using "Photo Tinting," and "Clear Rock Candy & Distress Glittering," which I did cheat on! Sorry I am ordering some Distress Rock Candy and other glitters.
For this leaf, I colored and mixed Rock Candy Stickles with glass bead gel.
This one was done by sprinkling a little Antiquities Verdigris over my inked surface and then RC Stickles.
The photo is one of my parents when they were dating and I could not bring myself to tint them. I decided to combine the three techniques on this one and use the background panel that has been sitting around.
This will go off to my DD for Thanksgiving! I sure miss my parents! They usually came to my house for Thanksgiving as my Mom just loved not having to fuss with all that cooking! 

Well I am mostly done with the technique part of Day 4, so maybe tomorrow I will blog that. I so appreciate you stopping by to check on class projects!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CC102 Day #2!

I have not even looked at the "Day 3" lesson, as I did not do yesterday's Creative Chemistry 102, Day 2, "Layering Stencils." Why you wonder, well because I have not purchased Tim's stencils. It was one of those items I was going to, but either stores did not have them in or it would be too late. Well I decided to use what I have on hand, but do intend on getting my inky hands on Tim's "Layered Stencils."
For the eight samples, I decided to use the smaller sized tags and placed all of them on the Giant tag.
The techniques are in order as follows. The "Usual Suspects" is a stencil gifted to me by that lovely friend of mine, Brenda! I thought it worked so well to start off! Techniques 1) Mixed Media, 2) Embossing With Stencils.
3) Embossing With Stencils (part 2), 4) Embossing Through Stencils
5) Stamping, 6) Sketching
7) Ink Monoprint, 8) Paint Monoprint (Epic Fail)
Well I am off to finish our dinner and catch up on Day #3! So much fun! Thank you for taking the time to visit me!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CC102 Day #1!

Well like many of you, I signed up for Tim's "Creative Chemistry 102," and am loving it and learning as always! To me the $25 is so worth the knowledge and tips and tricks along the way and the fact that you have access FOREVER! Sounds like I am receiving a commission! OK on to Day 1!
This will be mostly a picture post as the steps are in the class format and I won't bore any of you, plus out of respect for Tim and the time to put this class together, I would suggest signing up! My camera may be on the way out, so any camera suggestions would be great! I really don't want a really expensive one, so LMK what you think!

The first class covered six techniques and on each tag, I used three. This background is "Marbling." For the little deer, I used "Colored Crackle." I had to add a little red nose and an eye using Stickles.
And the third technique on this tag is "Altered Surface," which mine was grunge board as I did not have the plastic Alpha Parts. I did like how the numbers turned out! I added a little extra white paint here and there for a little snowy feel!
Tag #2 and oh what fun it was!

This background uses a technique called "Eroded Metallic" and I can see it will be a big time favorite, once I perfect it!!!!! It reminds me of a faux paint technique I tried on a wall once, I believed called frottage? You paint you wall and add a special medium and then you applied torn pieces of newspaper and remove to leave a little of the imprint behind! Problem in the dry air of the desert, the paper sticks really well! Get the picture?
For the "Stamping Resist," I used a die cut and shaded in black and stamp a couple of butterflies.
"Industrial" worked so well on my little dress form and Tim's embossing folder!

Well I am ready to take on Day #2 and I so thank you for visiting me and I will be blog visiting shortly and I can't wait to see what those of you taking the "CLASS" are doing!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Apples and Pumpkins!

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the Autumn season and you know who is around the corner, right? Today is World Card Making Day, so what a great day to start off a new challenge,  "Use A Mask or Stencil" at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, chosen by the lovely Ellie. Be sure to stop by an check out all the fabulous art my DT Sisters have for you. There is a prize from Flonzcrafts, the FSC sponsor and a Top 3 selection and you never know when you might be spotlighted, so come on and join in!
It is that time of year for Hayrides, Apples and Pumpkins and cooler weather and I don't know about you, but I am ready for it! This year's heat just did me in! Working with Artistic Outpost's "Hayride" collection, I stamped the background panel using Archival Olive on vanilla card stock, heat set and then colored in the leaves with Shabby Shutters. Then I inked over the entire panel using Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, water flicks and shaded with Vintage Photo and further distress the edges. Taking this card over to Frilly and Funkie's "Colors of Autumn."
The frame was stamped in Archival Sepia and then clear embossed. The sweet little kids were also stamped in Sepia, heat set and watered colored with Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, and Frayed Burlap. The kids were masked and then the background inked with Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and then flicked with water and Distress Stains of Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint.
The sign was stamped in Brushed Corduroy and cut and lightly inked with Antique Linen and Peeled Paint, before the words were stamped in Black Archival and clear embossed.
The Apple Basket stamp was colored using Distress Markers, Barn Door, Weathered Wood and Tea Dye. I did add a little color using Vintage Photo to white card stock prior to stamping where the basket would be, to give more of a wood look.

Well that it is for today and I do thank you for stopping by!

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