I completed my second page to enter into the Paper Artsy challenge by Suzanne Czosek.
I used the shaving cream technique for my background and then used my favorite Paper Artsy stamps to embellish.
This is a quick post as I have lots to do. Until later.
Here is my first page in my attempt to play along with Suzanne Czosek’s challenge over at the Paper Artsy blog. I loved Suzz’s shaving cream technique. A fabulous result for such an easy technique.
With the shaving cream technique as my background I layered ephemera, paper, lace and PA stamps. I used stamps from LPC013, LPC014, & HP1108. I added some bling that I cut into strips to accent the ladies headpiece. Well, thats all for now. I am working on another page that I should have uploaded by the end of the day. Thank you for looking! Be sure to check out Suzz’s awesome Post.
Sunday Stamper– Shiny
Wow, I can’t believe this is my last post with Red Rubber Designs. A whole year has passed and I have enjoyed working with all of their fabulous stamps. I certainly have learned to get out of my comfort zone. Now it is time for me to take a break and enjoy working with my growing but forlorn pile of stamps.
I decided to finish off my term with a journal page in my new art journal, ‘Past Vibes.’ I used some book paper, masking tape and molding paste in the background. I stamped using various stamps sets from the Background Elements. I used the Circles & Sentiments to frame my Sentiment. I incorporated a vintage photo, twine, lace and a few other elements. I hope you will check out the Red Rubber Designs Store. My favorite are their vast variety of background stamps that I use all the time. Enjoy your evening!
I have really been inspired by all the gorgeous art journalling on Pinterest, especially by Finnabair. I am very drawn to her style as I am sure many of you are.
I have almost completed one art journal but am really unsatified with the results. I love looking back to see how my art has progressed through the years but my one and only art journal makes me a bit embarassed. Most of the pages are down right awful. Perhaps it is because I have not taken the time to practice. I understand that not every piece of art will turn out a masterpiece but I struggle with calling something art when just looking at it makes me want to toss it in the garbage. All that just to say… I am starting a new journal in the hopes that it will spur me on to new creativity.
I love themed books. This journal will be a place to try new backgrounds techniques using vintage images. I am not sure why I am calling it Past Vibes other than the past stands for the vintage photos. The vibe part may be based on my background experimentation.
Here is my first layout.
I had a lot of fun this weekend at the prospect of this new project so I have a few more layouts to share with you this week. Enjoy your evening!
I wanted to try something new for this tag. No inks or sprays (except for the stamps). A little out of my comfort zone but I am up for a challenge. I wanted a silver and white color scheme but realized that the rose turned up cream in the photo. I know to add a bit of gesso to the flower next time. The heart stamp is from the All-occasion Icon stamp set by Red Rubber Designs.
I embossed the background and then layered my embellishments on top. Hope you like it. Don’t forget to check out the Red Rubber Designs store. Pam is having a HUGE sale to celebrate the company’s first birthday.
About a month or two ago I went through my ‘unfinshed’ craft projects and made a list of goals for 2013. This chunky atc was one of them. I am so happy to finally be able to put a check next to it. I am very much a list person. So, the tattered floral challenge seemed the perfect opportunity to complete this project.
My hubby made this block of wood for me…actually it is two blocks screwed together. I painted the blocks with turquoise paint. I then applied 7 or so layers of UTEE to each side. I pulled out my favorite stamps, heated small sections and stamped into each section. After stamping, I went over the embossed areas with more acrylic paint and finished off with some perfect pearls to add some shine. This part was the most time consuming but I am very satisfied with the result. Needless to say, I had a difficult time covering it up. To me, these colors, textures and pattterns make the whole piece.
The top was decorated using a Tim Holtz key hole colored with vintage patinas, a rosette and a drawer handle. I finished up The front by decorating with my flowers made from the Tim Holtz tattered florals die. The main image is a Lynne Perrella stamp by Paper Artsy.
Thank you for stopping and welcome to my newest followers.
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Challenge
What a great year it had been with Red Rubber Designs. They were my first design team and I have been blessed to be a part of it. My term will be coming to a close at the end of this month. I will have a few more projects to share. But today, I will be highlighting my favorite projects from this year.
Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to drop by the Red Rubber Designs Store. I bet they will have something special going on since it’s their first birthday!
Welcome to the March Artistic Outpost Blog Hop. This months focus is on backgrounds, sentiments, and typography. Since I love backgrounds I tried to make the background of my canvas the focus.
I started out by painting my canvas in various colors. I spread a layer of pink molding paste and stamped into it using the clock stamp from the Wonderland Collage. I layered different colors of paint and sprays once the paste dried. The Ephemera Backgrounds, one of my favorite background sets, was used to stamp in the background and on the pocket watch backing. I also uses some of the background stamps from the Generation Redux set.
The rest of my embellies were treated with gesso and/or metallic paint. The gentleman image and ‘steampunk’ sentiment are from the Steampunk set.
Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to hop along to the other design team members blogs for more inspiration.
I love anything Asian so this card was fun. These cute little doll stamps are from the Konnichiwa stamp set by Red Rubber Designs. I decided to try my hand at a pop up card. I used background paper from the Tuscany Spice stack. I sprayed using a few of my favorite colors. The tree is a die cut. I hung some pretty lanterns from the tree to set the mood. The image is stamped, colored with Distress Markers and cut out.
I need more practice but these pop-up cards could be fun. Thank you for visiting. Kate Challenges entered: Inspirational Emporium– P.O.P
Another project for you featuring Paper Boy by Artistic Oupost. I made a pouch and a tag to tuck inside.
The tag has been embossed, gessoed, and sprayed. I layered lots of trims along with one of my favorite images from Paper Boy.
Don’t forget to use your AO stamps and join the in the March Referral Challenge.
Happy Friday! I can’t believe I have posted almost every day this week. I love it! We got a lot of snow here in New York, more than predicted. I had a lot of fun playing with my boys in the snow today. Now that the sun is out I am guessing our snowman and snow angels will be melted soon.
So, onto the canvas. I covered the canvas using the gorgeous Bird Song paper by Graphic 45. I love anything Asian themed so playing with this paper made me smile. I then painted, sprayed stamped, embossed and did anything else I could do to hide the original background. Not that I don’t like the paper… I am just liking it better MY way.
Well, then I started layering the fussy cut lanterns and popping some of them up. I layered embellies around the photo as a frame and added stuff here, there and everywhere. I am still deciding as to whether it is cluttered or busy. Aren’t my two littles cute? And just because I can, here are two pics I took today of them playing in the snow.
Thank you to all of you who have left sweet comments as of late. I am working my way around to your blogs. I am sure you understand…these two little guys keep me very busy. Have a great weekend.
This month the design team at Red Rubber Designs is featuring ‘Special Occasions.’ Our spotlight stamp is Easter Chicks. All of the DT members will be sharing a project with this stamp during for the blog hop.
So, I have a few pictures to show the steps that I went through in creating this project.
My base is recycled packaging for a frame I used on a previous project. I covered it in gesso. The Tuscany Spice Paper Stack is my base paper and then I added a light pink homemade paper in various spots to create some texture. The papers were mod podged on the background. I sprayed the background with orange and violet sprays to achieve the colors I was looking for.
I then stamped several Background Elements to create a bit more texture and interest.
I rubbed a bit of white metallic paint over the raised areas to highlight. I really love how it came out.
I embellished with some flowers that have been coordinated in color. I used the cute little chick stamps around my central image.
Here is the Contest: Guess how many candies are in the candy dish. Guess how many Easter candies are in the candy dish and you could win the spotlight stamp set Easter Chicks. Send your guess to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com. If you have a blog, please include a link to it in your email. Contest ends Sunday, March 10 at midnight CST.