Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weekly Challenge | Layer It!

It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is Layer It! What a fun challenge to build up layers on your card! Including the card front I have 6 layers on this card! I separated a few of them with foam dots which makes for a "deep" card. One of Digital Delights Box Envelopes would be perfect for sending your card to someone!  ~I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for stopping by!

Flower power SkyFlower power Sky (colored)

Card stock : Neenah, Bazzill, Core'dinations
Accessories : Art Glitter Glue, CLD dies & Want2Scrap and Prima Bling
Colors: PrismaPencils

Our Theme for this week is:
Layer It! (use layers)

Be sure to read the challenge rules below

We are being sponsored by the fabulous

Prize


Let's see what our Delightful Designers have created!

Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dream | A Mixed Media Canvas

Today my canvas is featured at Unruly PaperArtsUnruly PaperArts is a collaborative blogozine featuring a panel of regular and guest columnists as well as reader-submitted articles. We hope you will join us and come back often as we feature articles on stamping, mixed media, collage, altered art, and scrapbooking.




Supplies

Begin by adhering strips of newsprint (leaving part of canvas uncovered) and die cut burlap to canvas using Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage and Art Glitter Glue Designer Dries Clear. 


Adhere die cut pieces of the gear mesh to parts of the canvas that were not covered with newsprint. Brush over the die cut parts first with grey and then with brown set aside to dry. Once dry mark over canvas with oil pastels, accentuating the edges of the canvas, rubbing over die cuts to make them POP! breaking up the print surface with some color.

Next add some walnut ink mist and droplets to canvas surface. With Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid, rub over edges of canvas and sprinkle with Vintage Bronze Powder--heat set. Add die cut balloons, compass rose, bicycle and flourish and corner. Add metallic Pan Pastel to die cuts.


With Enamel Adhesive Fluid, apply enamel powders to chipboard dream and gears. Heat emboss. Adhere to canvas with Art Glitter Glue. 


Print out quote and cut to fit Horizon Square die. Distress edges of quote and add Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to quote. Adhere to die cut square and apply to canvas. Mark around gears with charcoal pencils to highlight the gears some more.

Read my Artist's Spotlight at Unruly PaperArts here.
Unruly PaperArts
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to School Greetings


 Happy Tuesday everyone! Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I have a back to school card! I love this time of year and creating a simple layered card like this with the scalloped square stackers and the Horizon Square die are so much fun! Using coordinating papers and precolored digital images make this type of card making super fast and easy! A few simple embellishments [paper flower and black on black flowers] add just the right touch!


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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #148 is Frame It! There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!


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Monday, August 25, 2014

A Trio of Trading Cards


Happy Monday everyone! Today on the Globecraft and Piccolo blog I share a trio of Altered Trading Cards. I LOVE ATCs--they are little pieces of artwork on a 2½×3½" card! Piccolo Accents are perfect for these!
I began with some pre-designed collages on colored  collage sheets. I adhered the collages to my ATC chipboard base. Next I applied Enamel Powder Adhesive to the edges of each ATC and enamel powder to match the base collage. Enchanted Aubergine to the photographer, Temple Stone for the jewels Victorian chic, and Deep Blue for the Papillons. A bit of the powder or an accent powder like Mermaid Tears and Bahama Aqua was sprinkled and melted in a Frantage technique fashion. I love that spill of melted powder.
Accents were made with the piccolos and the melted enamel molds. A bit of glue to add them to the card completed the piece.
I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekly Challenge | School Daze

It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is School Daze! This is probably one of my most favorite times of the year! I love buying school supplies and school clothes! I love the excitement the kids have over new teachers and reconnecting with friends. It's the best--even with the hustle and bustle of getting everyone where they need to go. This year Sam wanted to bring cards to her teachers on the first day of school...I chose to use the OH SO CUTE School Time Molly (colored). I used the pre-colored so that I could make a bunch of cards fast and easy. Pairing it with the School Digital Paper Pack brings the card together and then all you need are a few die cut embellishments and you're all set! ~I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for stopping by!
School time Molly (colored)School time Molly
Card stock : Neenah, Bazzill, Core'dinations
Accessories : Art Glitter Glue, CLD dies & Want2Scrap



Our Theme for this week is:

School Daze

Be sure to read the challenge rules below

We are being sponsored by our own

Prize
Let's see what our Delightful Designers have created!

Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Core’dinations Design Team Call

Good Afternoon everyone! I have decided to audition for the Core'dinations Design Team! I have been using this color core cardstock for several years and love the variety of techniques and looks you can get with it. It would be a great honor to be part of the team. For this call,  I have created three brand new projects and included a voice-over slide show with step-by-step photos for each project.

 Products used for Dream Big




Products used for Time Flies Steampunk Tag





Products used for Bee Yard Etiquette


As part of this application I am supposed to share with you which skills set me apart--what I'm good at doing. My friends and family would say I'm good at enabling them to spend their money on things...I try to find as many uses for supplies and tools as I possibly can. I like playing with a product to see how I can maximize it, how it can fit into my style. My style is rather eclectic which is why I love vintage and steampunk. I also enjoy mixed media projects as well as card making, mini albums and scrapbooking. 
Core'dinations is one of my "go-to" supplies when I'm creating and I wanted to share several projects using this color-core cardstock from over the years...links to posts featuring each project are included below.



Graphic 45 Audition 2012 [February 2012]


Thank you for considering my application for this awesome design team and for spending time on my blog today! It would be an honor to be a part of your company!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Every Little Thing Wants to be Loved

Hi everyone! I recently joined an Altered Trading Card Swap. ATCs are meant to be traded among artists and that's why they are so fun to make. This little 2½×3½" work of art will be shared with other artists making ATCs along the same theme--this theme was Bees. They also will make a run of cards on this theme and our hostess will sort out the lot and send them to each of us. It's always fun to get back the cards and see everyone's artwork!
I chose to use this quote from The Secret Life of Bees for my ATC. This is part of the Bee Yard Etiquette and while assembling them I became inspired to do a series of Bee ATCs--I will share those with you at a later date!

“I hadn't been out to the hives before, so to start off she gave me a lesson in what she called 'bee yard etiquette'. She reminded me that the world was really one bee yard, and the same rules work fine in both places. Don't be afraid, as no life-loving bee wants to sting you. Still, don't be an idiot; wear long sleeves and pants. Don't swat. Don't even think about swatting. If you feel angry, whistle. Anger agitates while whistling melts a bee's temper. Act like you know what you're doing, even if you don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved.” 
― Sue Monk KiddThe Secret Life of Bees



Thank you for stopping by!
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