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New Design – Sketchy Cone Flower

Hello all,

Taking some time to relax and create tonight using my new stamp design, Sketchy Cone Flower.  I paired this stamp with a few script stamps from the Fiskars, Teresa Collins Line.  I enjoy flipping through my stamp collection (I have them cataloged into binders) and finding the perfect stamp for the card or project that I am working on.  That is the wonderous thing about stamps, there is such a variety out there!  I also am finding it extra special to use a stamp that I created myself.  So much fun!

Card Sketchy cone flower 5.30.18

Instructions:

  1. Use Distress Oxide inks with a stencil to create a blended, stenciled background on a card base.  Edge card base with Oxide ink and then spritz the stenciled area with water to activate the ink, blot with a paper towel.  Allow to dry.
  2. Stamp a script stamp across the stenciled background (use pigment ink).  See card for layout.
  3. Use some acrylic paint to create ink splatters across the card base.  Set the card base aside.
  4. Stamp the focal image on a smaller piece of white cardstock (use archival ink) and then color with water color pencils then blend with blender pen.
  5. Matte over a coordinating piece of cardstock (slightly larger then your stamped element).  Tear the bottom edge of the matte to create interest and texture.
  6. Wrap with twin and adhere to card base using dimensional tape.  See card for placement.
  7. Add emblishemnts just below focal image.

Materials used:

  • Stamps:
    • Lori’s Cards & Creations Sketchy Cone Flower
    • Fiskars Teresa Collins, Moments
  • Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink; Iced Spruce, Fired Brick, Vintage photo
  • General’s Kimerbly Watercolor pencils
  • Ranger Archival Ink; Jet Blank
  • Tsukineko Versafine Pigment Ink; Onyx Black
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz stenicl; THMS085 (bricks)
  • Dewent Blender Pen
  • White and Dark Brown cardstock
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Lamp Black
  • The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops
  • 3M demensional tape

I hope you take some time to relax and craft this week!

Happy Day!

L

 

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Mixed Media on Broken Board

Hello all,

We have had some warmer weather here and I can say that I am really enjoying it!  Today I got out and visited my favorite vintage and reuse shops to find some new treasures for my stash.  I had a wonderful time and found some terrific pieces!

The Mixed Media piece below is a creation of recycled and reuse items.  A broken board, junk jewelry, recycled netting and some re-purposed chicken wire all came together to enhance the focal point of a art panel done in acrylic.  Such fun!

Mixed Media on broken board bird 5.19.18

Key Features:

  • Broken board treated with crackle medium
  • Art panel abstract done in acrylic
  • Background stamping with script and texture stamps
  • Focal image done with stamp on tissue technique
  • Embellished with vintage, reuse and recycled items.

Materials used:

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint; Pistachio Mint, Whispering Turquoise, Midnite Blue, Lamp (Ebony) Black and Titanium White.
  • DecoArt Duraclear; Matte Varnish
  • Ranger Archival Ink; Jet Black
  • Lost Coast Designs; 3 birds
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection; Ledger Script
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations; Texture grid
  • Adhesive gems
  • Vintage, recycled and reuse items.

Hope you all enjoying some nice spring weather yourselves!

Happy day!

L

 

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Lost Coast Designs Challenge and Announcement

Hello all,

Today I will be sharing with you a card that I made for the Lost Coast Designs’ “Tweet This” challenge as well as some exciting news…

So, let’s get right to the good news:

I design for badgeI am pleased to announce that I am a member of the Lost Coast Design team!

I am so excited to be joining this talented team of creative individuals; what a wonderful opportunity!  It is sure to be a great adventure and I can’t wait to participate in the upcoming blog challenges and other Lost Coast activities!

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Speaking of participating in challenges…  I get to jump right into fun by starting off with a card for “Tweet This” May 2018 challenge.  You can also join in on the fun by checking out The Lost Coast Challenge Blog/Portal of Creativity.

Below is the card that I made featuring stamps by Lost Coast Designs:

Stamps:

  • 3 Birds, Calligraphy Doll
  • Long Swirl
  • Born to Stand Out (Carmen’s Veranda Quote)

Products (available from Lost Coast Designs):

  • Nuance Powders

Card Lost Coast Design Tweet 5.9.18

Instructions:

  1. Use Nuance powders to create a colorful background on a 4 ¼ ” x 6” panel of watercolor paper.
    1. Apply powder directly to panel and then spritz with water (for speckled effect).
    2. Apply powder to a craft mat, add water and then lay paper over wet color (for mottled effect).
  2. Use heat tool to dry.
  3. Randomly stamp “Calligraphy Doll” stamp over background with black archival ink.
  4. Stamp the “Long Swirl” image on panel from upper right to lower left (see card for positioning) with black archival ink.
  5. Distress edges of panel with Distressing Tool and then age with Vintage Photo, Distress Oxide Ink.
  6. Use black acrylic paint to add paint splatters to background.
  7. Dry with heat tool.
  8. Stamp a bird image (from 3 Birds set) onto a piece of tissue paper with black archival ink.
  9. Adhere the stamped piece of tissue onto a colorful piece of card stock with a matte medium.
  10. Dry with heat tool.
  11. Trim around the Bird, leaving a small edge beyond the stamped image.
  12. Adhere Bird element to card panel (see card for placement).
  13. Add highlights to bird with white pen.
  14. Tie a ribbon bow and adhere to bird.
  15. Stamp saying above bird with black archival ink.
  16. Use blending tool to apply Distress Oxide ink around outside of a white card base (4 ½” x 6 ¼”). I used Vintage Photo and Broken China.
  17. Adhere stamped panel to card base.
  18. Add self-adhesive bling to card.
    1. One for Bird’s eye.
    2. Three in right lower corner.

Materials Use:

  • Nuance Powders (orange, blue, green)
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Water Color Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • DecoArt Americana DuraClear Matte Varnish.
  • SEI Dill Blossom Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon
  • Want 2-Scrap self-adhesive Bling
  • Distress Oxide ink, Vintage Photo & Broken China
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, Lamp Black
  • Uni-ball Signo pen, White

Thanks for stopping by my blog; I hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy Day!

L

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Mixed Media – Octopus

Hello all,

I hadn’t planned on making a Mixed Media piece today however, when I found a string of cool octopus beads and a metal sign (that I could re-purpose) I was inspired.  sign for repurpose

This is the before photo of the sign and octopus beads that I picked up at Michael’s…and below is the after.

I prepped the sign with Gesso and then treated it with acrylic paint and texture paste.  Using a paint brush as the focal point, I then added gears, arrows, keys and some vintage finds to create a Steampunk design.  Prior to adhering everything, I used Rust Effect Paste on most of the embellishments.

Then the whole piece as sealed with a Matte Varnish.

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This project also fits in nicely with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog.  This month’s theme is “Rust” so, I happily submitted this project for participation Challenge #48.

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Materials used:

  • Re-purposed sign by Ashland Wall Decor
  • Octopus Beads by Bead Gallery
  • Steampunk Arrows by Solid Oak Inc. 
  • Faucet Knobs by Tim Holtz Idea-ology
  • Acrylic paints and meadiums by DecoArt
  • Texture Paste by Ranger Inc.
  • Found, vintage and reuse items.
  • Prima-Finnabair Rust Effect Paste

Hope you enjoyed reading about this project!  Also, I am hoping to have a new tutorial out within the next few weeks.

Happy day!

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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