Sunday, March 1, 2015

"Beige" Color Perceptions ATC

The color is Beige in March for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on the ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately beige and be how the color  beige makes us feel. Beige is a pale version of brown. A neutral color with a hint of warmth and a sense of calm. I find beige to be "calming". 
I colored the edges of some beige card stock with Brilliance Pearl Beige ink. And used this same ink to lightly stamp a butterfly & floral image over some leaf print beige paper.

Next, I cut a butterfly shape out of beige colored vellum, embossed butterfly design with a matching embossing folder and colored with the Brilliance Pearl Beige ink.

Found some pebbly metallic beige textured paper, cut it in a strip to layer near the bottom of the ATC and added 3 small squares of the same paper in the upper right corner.

To be out in nature is calming to me as well.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Quilts

Some more quilts I made for Comfort Quilters






Sunday, February 15, 2015

Carved Stamp as Focus ATC

This month on 9ATC group we are to use a hand carved stamp or found object stamp as the main focus of our ATC, and not use commercial stamps. 
I made my stamp by using a die to cut out a bird image from fun foam, then used a ball point pen to "carve" a design into the bird image. Cut another bird image out of the fun foam and attached them together for double thickness. Attached this to thin plastic as a base.
 Stamped image from the "hand carved" stamp:
 Choose a piece of shinning stone background for my ATC base. Placed a butterfly music washi tape along the bottom.
Stamped the bird image with tarnished pewter Distress paint. Outlined the image with a silver Gelly Roll pen.
 Cut out letters from a music sheet and colored with Twinkling H2Os and added a green rhinestone for an eye.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gift boxes/bags

 For my stamp club we are to make gift bags or gift boxes. I decided to make a tube box that I could fill with Hugs & Kisses. Cut decorative paper to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" then stamped some word stamps with red Archival ink.


On the back side, place tape on one side and the bottom.

Have the raw edges in the back slightly off from the center.






 Fill with candy or other gift, then close the top at a perpendicular angle, to create the fun tube shape.









I crimped the top and bottom. Punched a hole in the top and closed with ribbon.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Quilts

More quilts for Comfort Quilters

Disappearing 9 patch with sashing:





Sunday, February 1, 2015

Vermilion Color Perceptions ATC

The color is Vermilion (Orange Red or Red Orange) in February for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on the ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately vermilion and be how the color vermilionmakes us feel. I love the warmth of vermilion. More than intense red, vermilion makes me think of Romantic Love. 

Brayered a red orange acrylic paint over card stock and let dry.
Stamped a flourish image with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance Ink and used this ink to color the edges of the ATC.
Added a glitter flourish decorative ribbon to the top and bottom of the ATC.  Also layered a copper gossamer ribbon with a thin orange red ribbon.

















Cut some pre embossed paper in a heart shape and painted with two shades of Twinkling H2Os.












Painted th edges of the heart with tarnished brass Distress Stain and added a colored rhinestone to the center.











Finished ATC:

Friday, January 30, 2015

Quilts

Quilts made for Comfort Quilters: