Yeah it is Thursday and we are almost rolling into the weekend. :) I have to say I think this is my first holiday card for this year. I have made some tags but not a card yet.
I created a whole piece of cardstock using the Darkroom Door Eclectic Snowflake stamp. I painted it with white acrylic paint and stamped it on the white cardstock. I repeated the process until I had the whole paper covered. I let that dry.
I pulled out a mix of Ranger Distress Sprays and started with Iced Spruce. I didn't like the color so I kept adding in sprays until I got a lovely dark gray background. After that dried I splattered with the white, blue and silver sprays. You can't see it in the photo but the silver is gorgeous dew drops in the light.
After that I cut it into multiple pieces to use on cards and this is the first one cut at an angle, distressed around the edges and accented with the Darkroom Door Wordstrips - Yuletide.
Now I have a few more pieces of this lovely background to play with. Have a wonderful Thursday!
How about a little summer? The weather has definitely gotten very cool the last couple of days. I was happy to ink up a pile of seashells and color them.
I used a touch of embossing powder to make my image pop because this was stamped over a painted background. I started with neutral colors in the background which I thought would be perfect for the shells. After I stamped I embossed with brown embossing powder. I then colored the images with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils. I used the Darkroom Door new Shells Background Stamp and the words are from the DarkRoom Door Seaside Wordstrips. I had fun picking out which words to use on the card.
My final touch was the mixed twine with a poinsettia. Yep... I cut off a few of the poinsettia petals to try to make a starfish. :) There is a little bit of sand glued around the edges but difficult to see in the photo.
Well I hope I warmed up your day a bit and took you on a little sea-side break.
Happy Tuesday! This is a card which was made for my younger sister's birthday which is coming up shortly. I decided to play with Gold Leaf as she has some beautiful paintings she created using gold leaf which inspired me.
I ended up with a piece of art larger than a card because of this cool stencil from StencilGirl which I laid down and applied Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste. After I applied it I waited for it to dry for a short time.
After it started drying and and laid gold leaf sheets over the paste and let it dry. Once dry I brushed off the excess gold leaf. I covered the paper with Ranger Distress Spray Peacock Feathers. I then just added the beautiful sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps. I think she will enjoy the effect of the gold leaf on the stenciled paste.
used a snowflake embossing folder to create a soft background with
Ranger Distress Ink - Saphire blue. I then die cut and punched some
snowflakes to layer on the top. I stamped the Memory Box sentiment on
vellum and cut to fill and added a touch of lace.
I tried a few other colors and a mist on the embossing folder.
But didn't get a chance to finish making them. It was a pretty busy week here. Looking forward to some downtime and crafty time.
The Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. is featuring the letter O for October. I was thinking Halloween and Dominoes. I decided to create a little domino book featuring some spooky images.
I started with a metallic cover for the front and back and around the edges I used a gold tape with a touch of inking to distress it. I used a few silver beads for my feet.
A close-up of the pages:
The backside of the book:
Close up of some of the pages:
A few more:
The full book one more time:
I sprayed cardstock with a mix of gold and brown sprays to get the color on he backgrounds. The metal pieces are aluminum foil embossed with an embossing folder. They are painted in black with a touch of gold and silver paint all mixed in. I sanded the surface at the end when it was dry to showcase the original silver underlying.
After making my leafy canvas I needed a quick birthday card for my dad. I saw this cover on one of the home magazines with this gorgeous blue glass jar with the fall leaves sprays sticking out from the jar. I kept that image in my mind and decided to do a play on the blue background and fall colors again.
I started with the weathered clock which I sprayed with the brown Ranger Spray and distressed with a hint of the Hero Arts white ink pad.
My dad was pleased with his card and that is the main thing. :) I was tempted to put something in the background but kept it simple for him.
The leaves are Sizzix tattered leaves and mini leaves. The paper is from the Tim Holtz Wallflower pad of paper.