Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Card - Nativity 3D paper tole style easel card

I made this card in the easel style that stands up on its own. I stamped the image 3 times with versa mark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then cut out several of the elements of the image and built it up into the 3D paper tole scene. I used the Serenditpity stamp set called "Nativity". I used a Spellbinder die cut to make the shape and mounted the scene on gold paper.
This was intricate and fun to do and I gave it to my friend Linda.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or holiday as you observe it.
Take care!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Small Red Art Journal - Oriental inspired page

I sponged distress inks for the background on this page and then sprinkled some water on it to make water marks. I stamped many images and and used some outline stickers. I coloured with markers and metallic gel pens. Then I used a white gel pen to do some highlights. It was really fun and freeing creating this 2 page layout.
Have fun with your stash of supplies today! :D

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Zentangle Inspired Art - The Nativity Scene

Jesus is the reason for the season!
While I was working on something yesterday I had an overwhelming urge to draw a zentangle nativity scene. I didn't have much time as I had to go out soon. So I grabbed a black ballpoint pen and a piece of scrap paper and did a quick sketch and filled it with tangles. Today I filled in the hay and then made some shadowing with a pencil.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful season.
Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Card - Poinsettia Frame with Peace, Hope, Love

I still love to give and receive Christmas cards.  I made this card with non-traditional colours. I heat embossed the frame with silver embossing powder, then coloured in with Stampin Up's Bermuda Bay ink and a blender pen. I popped up the sentiment in the middle. The frame is from the Gina K line of stamps.

I finished the inside with a lower weight cardstock insert. I stamped the sentiment and bell and snowflakes using silver metallic ink and Bermuda Bay ink. I sponged Bermuda Bay ink around the edges.
I also decorate the back of each card I make as well as the envelopes.
Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Card - Silent Night, Holy Night

This is one of the Christmas cards I made this year. I used the Grace's Frame Cuttlebug folder and the scroll stamp. I coloured with markers and added glaze and stickles to the candle and berries. I sponged some colour onto the frame to give a more vintage look.
Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful holiday season!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tree Art Journal - White Crayon Resist

Oh my goodness, this was way too much fun!!!!

I took a white crayon to sketch on white paper and drew blind. I couldn't see much of what I was doing which made it so much fun! I just sketched very quickly and freely. Then I painted a wash of colours over the page with watercolour paints to "reveal" my sketch.
It was great to get to see what I had sketched.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Art Journal (Kraft paper) - Delightful

On this page I wanted to make the entire background from different coloured squares by colouring with markers. It took a long time but was fun and calming. Then I stamped the two corner images and the title in black. I then outlined in white gel pen and doodled around the edges for a frame.
I just love the freedom of experimenting in an art journal. You get to do any technique that you want to try just for the fun of it.
Happy creating! :D

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Art Journal - Bedspread Flowers

I painted these pages in my kraft paper journal. First I applied gesso to the pages. Then I drew the design that is on the bedspread in our 5th-wheel camper. I then painted with acrylic paints. These are very different colours than the actual bedspread but I didn't have all my supplies with me when I was at the camper. I just wanted to use the design of the bedspread in my journal.
It's fun to just look around for all the designs around you and try one of them. Designs are everywhere so you always have inspiration.
Happy painting! :D

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Art Journal - Small Red Journal - Wings

This multi media page spread was done by sponging inks onto the background and then stamping some images. I also added some stickers. I coloured with markers and added some stickles for the glitter. I added one beaded butterfly. Then I wrote the title and words with a black marker and drew in the flight lines of some of the butterflies and the dragonfly.
Would you like to be able to just fly away sometimes? I know I would! :D
Fly Free!!!