Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Five Altered Playing Card

 We are doing an Altered Playing Card (APC) Swap on ArtVentures Group. The theme is Numbers, for July it is Number Five.
First coated the playing card with white Gesso and let it dry. Then covered the surface with a green acrylic paint and let dry.
Used a green Distress Ink to stamp a small floral background over the surface. Used the same ink to color the edges of the card.

 Colored some white paper flowers with vanilla.

Stamped "5" with black India Ink. Printed out the quote "The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. Added the paper flowers with added glittery paper cut out in a smaller floral shape and added a teal colored "pearl".

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Autumn ATC

On 9ATC Group, the theme is Autumn. I used a Kaleidacolor ink pad and brayered on autumn colors onto the card stock. Then stamped oak leaves and the word "farewell" with sepia Archival ink.
 Colored the edges of the ATC with a copper metal leafing pen.
 Added a vintage image and a copper colored dragonfly brad.
"Ceres mourns Persephone"

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Four Altered Playing Card

We are doing an Altered Playing Card (APC) Swap on ArtVentures Group. The theme is Numbers, for June it is Number Four.
I covered the playing cards with white Gesso and let it dry. Then covered them with a blue Distress paint, creating some texture by pressing two cards together and pulling apart and repeat several times. Then let it dry.

 Used a blue Distress Ink to stamp 4ever over the entire surface.

Stamped four with black India Ink. Used a blue glitter Gelly Roll pen to write friends and color in one of the "4ever"s.

Found a vintage image of four sailors and added to the APC

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coral Color Perception ATC Swap

The color is coral in June for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately coral and be how the color coral makes us feel.  Coral is an orangish pink color. Coral reminds me of warm, topical beaches with sparkling sand, a very peaceful color.
Used a glittery coral paper for the background. Added a vintage beach image, coral colored  mesh, coral fibers, and a strip of coral floral paper with dots of glittery coral paper.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Comfort Quilts

Used brown squares donated to our quilt to make quilts.
This one is a disappearing 9patch:
 This one uses left over disappearing 9patch pieces with scraps:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beige and Teal Quilt

We were given lots of cut 5" squares at Comfort Quilters, I found the beige squares weren't very popular, so I grabbed them all. I combined some of them with a variety of teal bits.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Butterfly ATC

 The theme on 9ATC Group is Butterflies/Dragonflies. I decided to do butterflies.
Made the background with the wrinkle free distress technique. Smooshed purple Distress Ink on a craft sheet and two purple dye sprays and gold Perfect Pearls Mist, then sprayed all with water.  Placed card stock into the wet inks, heat set and repeat several times.

 The wrinkle free distress background I made. Cut this into ATC sized pieces.

Stamped a speckled background with Perfect Medium and brushed on a green blue Mica Powder. 

Stamped a butterfly background image with Perfect Medium, covered with white embossing powder and heat set. Colored the edges with black India Ink.

Added some black downs with black Enamel accents on the upper right corner.

Cut out black sparkly paper with a butterfly die and layered over teal paper. 
Finished ATC: