Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Faerie Rider

The stamped Fairy is from Faerie Song Stamps. She is riding a dragonfly and I wanted her on my front door. She is so welcoming and inviting to friends and neighbors.

I stamped the fairy several times, cut her out and then glued the multiple layers together with Diamond Glaze. This created a very stiff image to be added to the message or flower holder for my front door. The Diamond Glaze helped to seal the project and keep sweating of the inner door from bothering the design. Then I colored her with my Marvy markers.

I stamped images of leaves on the holder and then added a few others with my paintbrush.

Won't you leave me a note or just ring the bell for a cup of tea!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tiger in Purple

A Purple Tiger-oh my! Yes here is one stamped in Staz-On black and embossed. This stamp is from Art Neko. What a great image. I added purple highlights with my Marvy markers to accentuate his coloring. The oriental stamped word from Art Neko is "Tiger".

File Folder Booklet

Making a file folder book is awesome. Your ideas are pushed to limits, you think, and then something else just pops right up. Art- what an interesting word- it is complex and all encompassing. See the file folder book I created about ART.
You can see the complete details of how to create this booklet on Rubber Road Adventures. Here I am sharing just the simple instructions on how to create and add stamped images and your artwork.

The File Folder Book once folded contains four pockets to hold stamped images on tags as I have done or you might want to include pictures of childern, new home or photos of your pets.

These are the tags I created. All having to do with art.

The next two photos are the insides of the File Folder Book showing the stamped images on the front of the pockets.

The last photo is the back of the File Folder Book. This is so enjoyable to create I am hoping you will take the time to create one of your own.

Gesso & Pearl Ex

What do you get when you mix Gesso and Pearl Ex? Ahh an interesting background for a card. Apply Gesso to your card front with a stiff brush making hills and valleys. Then while the Gesso is still wet add small amounts of Pearl Ex with a dry brush. This creates complexity and yet a very subtle background. Once the Gesso has totally dried you may need to iron on the back to get your card stock to lay down flat. I added a stamped image that shows the texture of the Gesso along the side. The flower was stamped on 3M Transparency Film in Staz-On Black and cut out. On the reverse side of the stamped image I added color using a Marvy marker a little bit at a time.
Stamp the word Dream in black directly on the Gesso and Pearl Ex. Again add another small gold ribbon. I mean what would anything be without a ribbon? Secure the flower to card front with Diamond Glaze.

Birthday Cat

Michael Strong stamps--you can't help but love em'. This cat is so versatile. My daughter loves cats so viola! Stamp the cat in Staz-on Black. Allow to dry completely. I used a Metallic Watercolor Palette from USA Quest to add paint to the stamped image. Add small amounts at a time and dab with a paper towel if you stamped your image on glossy card stock as I did. This will allow the color to become deeper as you as layers of color and will not rub off. I used the Deckle scissors from Stampin' Up to trim out my desired size for the card front. Added a tag from my new Cuttlebug for the birthday girl-Shelly.

I Hate Snow!!

I do I really do--Hate Snow! With that being said I submit this stamped Snowflake from CTMH. The background is one I created by using an old file folder cover and reinkers with a brayer to create. With all the smooched ink in the file folder cover add your glossy card stock. Allow ink to penetrate the paper, remove and allow to dry.
Cut out your favorite pieces and set asde. Stamp the Snowflake in blue on a piece of the created background. Cut to desired size and add gold, navy and pink striped card stock 1/8 inch larger than the original piece. Add all to card front.

This kind of snowflake I can handle.

Elevated Flowers

Can't you just smell the aroma of these flowers. I stamped the image onto pink card stock in black. Twice. Then went back and added white on the outside of the petals.
Cut out the whole image once, then cut out the portion of the image you want to elevate with sticky tabs. Add over the complete image and add pink beads to the stamens of each flower. Add the stamped image to colored card stock and add to a cut piece of white card stock. And don't forget to add that lovely piece of ribbon.

Retiform-Old Gothic

I love this technique. Use a ruler and a permanent marker to add lines making different sized shapes on your card or artwork page. To stamp images into the different shapes I used a Post-It to cover every shape that I did NOT want an image to appear in. I think you will understand once you try it. This is very simple--just sound hard. I added the building to be my focal point and added the rest of the images to compliment them. You can also use a sponge and more Post-Its to add highlights to the drawn lines.

Musical Afternoon

This card was some simple yet so elegant and breezy. The background is a piece of scrapbooking paper I purchased at the dollar store. Add this paper to a piece of cut cardstock. The music is from and old music book that I learned to [;ay out off as a child. Add a piece of Red cardstock and the stamped image of a table and two chairs. Simple as and afternoon sitting under a magnolia tree with a glass of mint iced tea.
Add a ribbon.

Mystic Africa

This card was created for a missionary friend a a thank you. I used my brayer and a Kaleidacolor Rainbow pad in Autumn Leaves to create the background. I left the color of ink seperated to add a broken image. Then the African mask was stamped over the background to create the mystic of Africa. I love giraffes so they are running by to see what is happening in the backgrond Stamp each one and embosee then cut out. Elevate to complete the appearnce.

Time for Tea

This card is a compilation of many stamps each stamped and coated with embossing powder. Each image has been torn out or cut out with a different appearance to draw your eye to each image. The saying is made up and is an invitation for Tea.

"You're Invited to Tea
Just you & me
Please Come at 3:00
For its you I want to see"

Stamps are assorted companies. Enjoy!