Sunday, October 14, 2018

Skyline Tags

Today I'm sharing a 3 in 1 mixed media tag inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Cityscape challenge. I immediately knew I wanted to use an old The Crafter's Workshop stencil as the focus of the tags.


The largest tag is painted with Liquitex acrylic paints with the white building lines drawn with a Gelly Roll pen. I used the Urban Landscape stencil to paint in the black negative space of the buildings. The stencil also includes the positive image of the building details, so I quickly traced through the stencil with my white pen.


 The rest of the tag is pretty simple. I added a strip of gold mesh ribbon and sequins along with a few pieces of Dina Wakley washi tape and a Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment.


No journal is too great if you find what you seek.


The smaller tags are colored with Distress Ink and Liquitex acrylics. I also just used the positive building images of the stencil with Distress Ink in Black Soot.



you're all I had hoped to find in every single way.


I'll also be entering my tags in the Simon Says Stamp "Anything but a Card" challenge.


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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Trick or Treat? Slider Card

Hello September! For the rest of the country this mean autumn and chilly weather is on its way. However, here in the bay area our summer is just now getting started! I'll put that fact behind me, though, because so many great autumn and winter products are being released that I can't wait to use.


One of the many recent Lawn Fawn releases that broke my bank account included the amazing Double Slider Surprise die set. It took a lot of rewatching the how-to videos and trial and error but after SIX HOURS this card was finished and I love it. (Yes it took me six hours from start to finish...hopefully I can work on that speed!).


I stamped every single image in the wonderful Lawn Fawn "Costume Party" stamp set to put together this sweet trick or treating scene. All images were colored using my Copic markers and I fussy cut them all since I don't have the matching die set. 


The background of the Double Slider Surprise pieces was blended with Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves and Distress Ink Hickory Smoke with a bit of Black Soot on the edges. The Forest Border Die was blended with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.


A labor of love but I do really like the die mechanism and hope to become more of an expert on putting it together. I'll be entering this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Mood Board challenge :)





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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Lawn Fawn Coffee, Tea, and Treats

Well hot damn, I've been neglecting this poor site of mine! Please know that I post a LOT of my creations on my Instagram page and also my Youtube channel... those posts don't seem to ever make it over here to the site. I will try to do better!

I've made two last minute cards for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge, "Coffee, Tea, and Treats" which closes entries in about two hours yikes!


The first card uses these adorable little elves from "Holiday Helpers" cheers-ing each other with yummy hot cocoa! Maybe they've finally completed all their holiday toys and are ready for a day off work :) 


All of the images are stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I fussy cut each image with detail scissors and adhered with my Tombow Dot Roller, or used foam tape on the elves. And I am loving this new Lawn Fawn Knit Picky paper pad! Such great colors and patterns.


My second card is all about this pineapple player and his admiring pineapple ladies :)  I used a mini Lawn Fawn stamp called "Aloha" to stamp the pineapples, add the faces, and the sentiment. I colored the pineapples with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella glitter to their crowns. 


The scene of the card came together with a variety of Lawn Fawn dies. For the photo frame I cut some Doodlebug "Fun in the Sun" paper with the "Say Cheese, Again" die. The little hill of sand is cut from the same Doodlebug collection with the "Stitched Hillside Borders" die. Finally the sun and the clouds are cut from Lawn Fawn "Let's Polka in the Meadow" paper using "Spring Showers" die.


           


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