Monday, March 31, 2014

Stamp Club Challenge

My stamp club challenged us to use something new or that we haven't used previously. I got that! This isn't the first card I did for this challenge but I am rather proud of this one. Always hard to do male cards and this is one. 

White card base. Distress inked the edges with vintage photo. Words and pocket watch are by Unity ~ Time well spent collection. The stencil is by mini gears by The Crafters Workshop.

Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Unity Be Inspired Challenge

Just got some Unity stamps so I figured I could participate in the Unity Be Inspired challenge.

Must say I had some fun with this. I used the Loolah Collection for the background. I stamped in archival black and colored with distress markers then I sprayed the whole thing with water and watched it move and the color saturate. That was fun.

The Be Grateful round stamp is from KOTH Sept 2013 Happiness has no limit. Cardstock is PTI.

Here is the sketch.

Here is my rendition of the above sketch.

Thanks for checking it out.

Friday, March 21, 2014

I am...

I have been working on the March challenge journal page of "I am" for Tracy and if only the picture would look the same as the page I would be slightly happier. 

It's not nearly as dark as the photo but that is the best I can do. Apparently. I used stencils, homemade texture paste, some pan pastels, charcoal pencil, big brush pens, acrylic paints. And my white Montana pen. Can't live without that one.

Hope you enjoy. And will be back to craft days next week.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Full House Fun Friday

We had a great Friday here at Stamp Nirvana (my basement). We have been participating in the kit of the month mixed media challenge at Pages in Time. So CindiDebbie, and I worked our magic on whimsy canvases. And while we all worked on them in my basement at the same time, they look soooo different. Not showing them off yet but we should get our January ones back at the end of the month and I will show them then.

I finished an art journal page. I had so much fun working on her. She is a compilation of many different youtube vid all about mixed media.

It is an 11 by 14 journal. The owl is leftover paper from a stamp club project that I cut up to sort of resemble an owl. I used acrylics, studio line paint, gelatos, scarlet lime pen, gesso, Tim Holtz tissue paper,and stencils with black archival ink. 
Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Inspire Flowers

Here is a page I did this past week that was a spin off of Tracy's Monday night show and I like how it came out. Not much is the same but it was a great starting place. If I could only draw more than stick figures I would be so much better. Practice....

They are made with decades old paper I painted on and buttons from my stash. Added some doodles and faber castell big brush pens for shading. And I have heard dots are happy....

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Craft Friday

We try very hard to have a craft day once a week at my house. Sometimes I have two friends but sometimes one. This past Friday I had Cindi here to play.

Cindi challenges me to come up with different things to do since she isn't much of a card maker. She is however transforming into a beautiful artist of every other medium. Here is what we did on Friday.

This art was inspired by Dyan Revely youtube that I found before she got all those ugly tattoos on her arms. I am not a fan of skin mutilation. Sorry if I offend.

Hope you enjoy the art. It was fun to watch them come to life but they took more time than a usual canvas. More labor intensive I guess. But so cute.

Girl Canvas

I was inspired by Teresa when we did a girl canvas at the Cozy Crop House on mixed media weekend. I had trouble with the one I did there but I used it to push myself into something I do like. The first picture is what I finished at home from the first canvas. The second picture is one I did at home. They are so much fun to do.

 Hope you enjoy. Go make some art. I said so.