Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wild ATC

 The theme for ATCs on ArtVentures group is "Wild". I was thinking of something to do with the wild outdoors, but came across this vintage image. I thought of wild hedonistic Hollywood parties of the 1920s. So I kept the colors black & white. Used a zebra print paper and added black & white striped washi tape over the edges. Stamped faded letters to spell "PARTY" with black India Ink on a film ribbon strip. 

Wings ATC

 The theme for ATCs on ArtVentures group is "Wings". I like fairies, so found a great vintage fairy image where I thought the main image needed wings.  I wrinkled up some iridescent gift wrap and adhered two sheets together, then cut wings with a die and used an embossing folder to add the swirls. Then used gold metallic Rub-ons over the surface.
Then cut the main image to add the wings. Used fast drying metal gloss paint to color the outside edges of the image and the background black glitter card stock.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ethereal ATC

 Ethereal is the theme on 9ATC group. I think of ethereal as delicate, light and transitory.
I tore white mulberry paper into ATC sized pieces and adhered them to a smaller piece of light white card stock so the feathery edges would stand out around the ATC. Stamped dandelion image with Goldrush dye ink. Added drops from the Pearl Pen on the dandelions, I like how the Pearl Pen picked up the color from the dye ink.
I had some very lightweight paper with lacy holes in it. Stamped a butterfly image with the same Goldrush dye ink and cut out the butterfly.  Adhered the butterfly in the center with the Pearl Pen, creating the body of the butterfly. And added some Pearl Pen drops along the top. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Comfort Quilts

I made a couple of quilts for the Comfort Quilt Group.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rainbow square quilt

I used up odd bits of fabric to make the rainbow colored border around a peacock panel. I lot of the fabrics have gold in them to add to the bright cheery feel.
Sorry, I didn't realize that part of this picture was blurry before giving away this quilt.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Chartreuse" Color Perception ATC

 The color is Chartreuse (yellow/green or green/yellow) in September for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on the ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately chartreuse and be how the color chartreuse makes us feel. I find this shade to be "Jarring" for some reason it sets me on edge.
Started with a glitter embossed card stock with an off shade of green and used dtp (direct-to-paper) application of a yellow green shade of dye ink over this card stock.

Tore up different yellow green and green yellow background papers and stamped with different shades of green.

Stamped a women's face in a circle image with black India ink over light yellow green paper and adhered to the card stock.
Colored the edges of of the torn & stamped background papers with crushed olive Distress ink and adhered them over the card stock and onto the stamped face.

Colored the outside edge of the ATC with crushed olive Distress ink; added colored sticker letters to spell "stop" and used metallic gel pens to add some jarring circular design.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Using Scraps in Cards

They needed someone to do the demo at Stamp Club, so I signed up. I decided to get us playing with our paper scraps for some easy cards. I searched on Pintrest for ideas and made some samples to take to club. (I decided to take pictures on black paper for the cards to stand out, but in my rush did not do a good job of cropping the black paper, sorry) It was fun using up scraps, so I made lots of samples!

First: punching out scraps.  I like the different black & cream papers punched out in hearts. With I love you stamped in the middle.
Then punching out butterfly shapes and placing them on paper embossed with different embossing folders:

Then using paper strips. First, cutting our decorative edges out of the top paper and adhering over strips of background paper.
On this one I also added flowers punched out of scrap paper and dots from a paper hole punch.
Used coordinating paper scraps in vertical strips to make a background and added two other papers underneath and layered all on a blue paper. To blend these different papers together, I stamped over them with a large confetti stamp. Also stamped and cut out a cupcake and added a punched out candle.
This is the same layout with different papers and added punched out flower.
Another fun idea with paper strips is to use them in a sunburst design. Stamped image on a circle, layered it on blue paper, placed it on the lower corner and cut off the extra edges. Also added "pearls" to the upper right edge.

Same card with different papers.

Next, playing with inches, another fun way to use up paper scraps:

 Then placing inches on the diagonal and layering over paper embossed with embossing folders.
Placing inches in a grid pattern and added a punched dragonfly, a small rhinestone and color the center piece with glitter pens.
This is the same design, but using inchie stamps in the same color of ink over word printed paper. Also adhered them on white paper and layered on a green paper before adding to the card.

Then I found a pattern using 3/4" squares (assorted scraps) over two different pattern papers. Also added a decorative butterfly, "pearl" and tied on some fiber.
 Same pattern with black and cream 3/4" scraps