I was inspired by a background created with my talented friend Lisa. We had a day of making background with the gelli plate. I had cut one of my backgrounds down to a tag.
I decided the handsome gent made a striking focal point in the bottom left corner. I stamped him using black ink on tissue paper. I decoupaged the image to the surface. I added the clocks in the top right corner using the same method using tissue paper and decoupage.
first project turned into a canvas inspired by the fact that we have
one child off at school, the next one looking at colleges and the
youngest turning into a teenager this year. We are getting closer to
that empty nest so I used that to create a canvas reflecting that.
canvas started with embossing paste and an embossing folder with some
tissue paper. I used beeswax to attach the nest made up of lace, gauze
and twine. I also coated my bird with a layer of lace and bees wax.
Here is a close up of the background before I layered the images onto
My second project I turned into a card:
Here are the step by step on what I did:
I painted a piece of cardboard from the back of a pad of paper with white paint.
I took white embossing paste and smeared it onto the background in an uneven pattern.
I misted tissue paper with two shades of colors.
I placed the tissue paper on the wet embossing paste.
then placed the embossing folder over the tissue paper on the embossing
paste and brayered the surface of the embossing folder.
I repeated the process on the other side.
After I finished I let the embossing paste dry completely. I then trimmed off the excess tissue paper.
I then smeared white acrylic paint across the raised surface to pop the texture.
used this same process on both the canvas and the card with different
colors. You can see the Dylusion's spray picks up the white paint and
Today is the big finale for the blog hop between Stampendous and May Arts! If you missed out on all of the inspiration this week head over to the Stampendous blog and start from the beginning. There are lovely prizes being given out to randomly selected comments.
Today's project is a card but it is a mixed media project. I think this one will have to wait for my little sister's birthday because she is an artist and this would be perfect for her.
My background was left over from the previous project on Wednesday. (A painted background using the Creative Palette).
I stamped over it with the music definition in black. I then added a row of flourishes along the left side. I stamped the beautiful flowers to the right and colored them with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils.
I stamped the beautiful face using black ink onto tissue paper. I decoupaged it over my previous stamping and softened the whole effect with a whitewash of paint.
I created her fancy hat using the beautiful May Arts Silk ribbon. I took a large glue dot and scrunched a small piece of the ribbon onto the glue dot to form mini flowers. I then stuck them onto the top of her head.
I started playing around with paint and the Creative Palette. I brayered pink paint over the surface and used a touch of sequence waste to apply patches of white paint. I then placed the cardstock onto the palette and picked up the painted surface.
After the surface dried I stamped randomly over the background a combination of the music definition and the music from the new Mixed Media Musical Motif set.
I then cut down my shape to a tag, distressed the edges. I stamped the Minuet Bird using black ink onto the background and heat embossed him with black embossing powder.
I colored the bird with a mix of golds and greens using STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils.
I stamped the Cherish Family quote onto tissue paper using black ink and decoupaged it to the surface. I wanted to make sure it popped on the surface and paint sometimes absorbs the ink so the tissue paper allows me to get the depth of color.
Hop over to the Stampendous blog and check out the posts this week as there is so many lovely projects using the beautiful May Arts ribbon and the Stampendous stamps!
Cameo? What does that bring to mind? A vintage brooch with a beautiful silhouette? A cameo appearance on a TV show or in a movie? That is the challenge for this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
I went back and forth on what I wanted to try. I decided to play with some of the putty mold and create a faux cameo.
I mixed the putty together and pressed my vintage cupid into the putty. I let it sit to harden and then I heated up a mix of clear and pink embossing powder. When the two were melted together I poured them into my mold.
After the cherub had cooled off, I popped him out of the mold. I have to admit I am addicted to the mold and pour putty. I had to purchase more Mold and Pour so I could continue making more projects. I made a batch of gold buttons with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
For my canvas I started with a burlap canvas:
I painted over the surface with a mix of pink and white acrylic paint:
I glimmer misted crepe paper and added white and pink acrylic paint to the surface.
I stamped script onto the dried crepe pieces. I then decoupaged the crepe paper randomly over the background. I then stamped the Eiffel Tower onto tissue paper and used the same medium to attach it to the background.
I had a clock face from an old discarded clock that I used to stamp the vintage lady onto. I hid the hole for the clock hands with a black gem which I used as a beauty mark for my image.
I stamped the sentiment and Paris onto vellum which was used to accent the images. I die cut the oval frame and the butterfly and them used versamark to heat emboss them with black embossing powder. I repeated a few times to give them a nice shiny thick surface.
I shared previously a few of the backgrounds I created using the new Stampendous Creative Palette. Fran has a great video playing with the new palette. I used those backgrounds and cut them up into a variety of shapes and sizes to create a patchwork background.
The sun is shining, yeah! How about a yellow hued card to bring out the sunshine? I have been seeing so many beautiful yellow hued cards that it had me thinking of what could create in yellow.
I had recently inked up this flourish and flower background stamp from DarkRoom Door called Flower Garden. I loved how beautiful it was and wondered how it would look in yellow. I inked the stamp up with the Ranger Archival Saffron ink to create two layers of background. I then took the handsome couple from the Henry and Harriet Collage Stamp and stamped them in the middle using brown ink. I also added a hint of brown embossing powder to help define the image over the floral background.
I added a leftover bit of burlap down the side with a row of flowers. When I finished doing that I decided this would make a lovely vintage anniversary or wedding card. I looked in my stamps and found the Word Block stamp Love with all types of loving words. I picked out the Love and Devotion and masked off the stamp with post it notes. I inked it up and pulled off the post it notes and stamped it onto the vellum.
I have to say this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is the easiest challenge as it is all about showing your love for your stamps. All you have to do is show off one of your favorites or a technique using stamps.
I have a special post on Wednesday over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge showing a tutorial on stamping.
Just a little sneak peek of the stamping I did in preparation for my tutorial.
Come get inky with us and play along for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp $50 Gift Voucher.
Stampendous latest release is all about Mixed Media! They have a new Creative Palette which you can create all kinds of fun backgrounds, mono prints and painted textures. The other awesome new product they released is called Stack Art. The Stack Art kits come with a variety of chipboard shapes, tags, and coordinating double sided stickers. There are sentiments already printed up and in the kits. In addition there are rubber cling stamps Stack Art sets. They also have these beautiful Stack Art Element kits with a combination of glitters, mica flakes and color pigments. I mixed all of these together to create a few different tags:
My first mixed a few chipboard elements along with the stamps and glitters.
For this tag I coated the chipboard with white paint. I let that dry and then I dragged a few different dye inks down across the surface to give the effect of wood grain. After that dried I stamped the text using brown ink. I then added the flourish stamp along the top of the tag with the same brown ink. I then painted the bird with white paint. After it dried I added blue dye ink over the surface. For his crown I used the double sided sticker and placed it on the crown and dipped it in the red crystal. I added a little bronze tinsel to the top.
For my second tag I was inspired by the Angel themed kit.
I pulled the tag and added the double sided sticker and put the beautiful white mica flakes over the surface. I took the chipboard heart and painted it with white acrylic paint. After it dried I stamped the flourish using pink ink. I then used feathers behind the heart and added the sentiment from the set along with a pearl drop.
When I heard the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge was Love Letters I knew exactly what I wanted to play with. I had these cute little blocks in my alterable stash waiting to be decorated. I pulled them out to create letter blocks that could make different Valentine's messages..
This particular project ended up being a little more work than I thought as I had so many sides to decorate with different images and letters.
I cut all the pieces for the sides from various coordinating papers. I then thought of the messages and the letters I wanted on my blocks. I stamped the letters first with black ink and added the various stamped hearts over the letters.
The remainder of the sides is a combination of stamping and various images from pattern papers.
I sponged a touch of white acrylic paint on the backgrounds to soften the edges.
Blessed Sunday to you! Today is Superbowl Sunday for all of us in the U.S. We have a party to attend later with family. I finished two tags for Tim's February tag. I struggled quite a bit as I have no Chalkboard stamps large enough to fill the tag the way Tim's did. I am not quite happy with either of my tags, but time to move on!
I made these beautiful backgrounds with a mix of Ranger Distress Stains - Picked Raspberry, Silver and Picket Fence. I smeared on the craft mat with a Perfect Pearl Mister spritzing. I ended up with three sheets of cardstock with this background. (Which was a good thing as I dithered back and forth about how to use them and cut up multiple pieces.
For this tag I sponged on pink dye ink using varying heart sized over the background and embossed them with the clear embossing powder similar to what Tim did on his tag. I sponged the edges with pink dye ink. I create various glittery hearts by die cutting the hearts and adding Crushed Silver Glitter from Stampendous.
The sentiment and image were stamped in black ink and embossed in black embossing powder on the pink and silver background. The image is from Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder and the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous Visual Artistry.
My Second Tag:
I started with the same stencil but used Wendy Vecchi Silver Embossing Paste to put the hears on the background. I edged the tag with silver.
I then decided to create foil hearts with embossing and smeared with pink acrylic paint and then a coast of Ranger Distress Ink - Picked Raspberries. The cool part was as I put the distress stain on it took some of the paint off to expose the metal. I then smeared a touch of Stazon ink (Gray) to highlight the embossed areas and the edges. I then stamped the sentiment on vellum using Versamark and heat embossed the letters with black embossing powder. I stamped the image (Artistic Outpost - Picture Star) using black ink on the same pink and silver background and embossed him in black embossing powder.
I am going to have to find a pink Tootsie pop to attach to this when I give it to my hubby. My kids won't even know why I put the sentiment on this tag as they are too young.
Still working on my Valentine's although I saw Tim's new tag is up so I have been playing with that for awhile. Just not finished and ready to share yet. Here is a cute little Valentine's couple from Prickly Pear.
I couldn't resist this stamp as it reminded me of all of those old valentine's. I decided it would be cute as an easel card.
I created a backdrop for the couple by die cutting a heart and stamping the Artistic Outpost map from the Route 66 plate. I sponged it with Memento Rosebud and spritzed with Perfect Pearls. I sponged the inside of the card with the same ink.
I stamped everything with the new Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil my new favorite brown ink. I colored the image using STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. I cut it out and popped it up to give more dimension.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The paper is from an older paper pad.