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Saturday, August 29, 2015

DecoArt card with Unity Stamps


Hey! Check out the challenge this month at Unity Stamps. I love the color combination!!
You can choose from the color combo, the card sketch or the scrapbook sketch.  

As you know I adore my gelli plate...Using the pages I make is fun.
I combined this Authentic Man Unity stamp set to come up with a winning combination!
 I used DecoArts paints. Burnt Orange, deep burgundy, buttermilk. The stars were stamped with Rusty Hinge distress ink and fussy cut.  I added Crackle accents to the car-can you see it in the close up?

 That's it for me today! have a blessed one!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freddy Kueger Birthday Card


When someone wants a birthday card, I try to find out what the person is interested in. Hobbies, etc. When the husband likes horror movies and rock and roll-I was totally out of my comfort zone!! 

My husband came up with the idea of Freddy Kueger playing an electric guitar. So I searched the web for a picture that would work and used my Photoshop to combine the guitar and Freddy. I used puppet warp to move his arm across the guitar.  So cool!
 I added glossy accents to his pants and eyes! Up close is pretty scary!! I matted him on a piece of black cardstock I ran thru my Big Shot and then put glitter glue on.

I think it turned out pretty cool.  She was really pleased with it!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Oh My Happy with Mojo Monday


I just adore DecoArt products! Making my own designer paper is so much fun!
The Americana acrylic paints work so well with a gelli plate. I've used some stencils purchased at Walmart for the background.

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday #411.
 Supplies Used:
 Close to my Heart "Happy Everything" sentiment stamp
DecoArt Americana Paints:  Gingerbread, Shale Green, Natural Buff
Stampin up flower stamp


Life is about to happen


Love combining my Photoshop skills with my Crafting skills! 

I cut the Congrats out with Cricut machine.  I used the the left over piece and sprayed DecoArt Mister in orange on the envelope.

You can't tell from this photo, but Glossy Accents was put on Hokies and Congrats to make the words dimensional.
 The inside sentiments was made using Creative Memories stamps.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mixed Media layers with DecoArt and Stampin Up


Lots of layers. Lots of love.

I started with sheets of Baptist hymnal. I used DecoArt matte medium to glue them down.  Then I applied a thin layer of gesso. Using the black archival ink, I stamped several Stampin Up butterflies on tissue paper, cut them out and glued them down with matte medium.

Using my fingers, I rubbed acrylic paint in overlapping layers. Green, yellow, pink, magenta from DecoArt Americana.  I colored in the butterflies with various markers.
I used some light texture paste and did some layering with some stencils.

I typed up Psalm 28:7, printed and glued onto the canvas with matte medium. I outlined each one with a black and lilac watercolor pencil.

After painting my white flower at the bottom left corner, I used various gelatos in several places.
I got some more stencils out and pushed some DecoArt Metallic wax thru in blue and violet.  It gives a beautiful shine!
 Once complete, I punched a couple of holes in the top and ran some sheer organza ribbon to hang the canvas.
 here's a close up showing some of the layering.  It's beautiful in person!!

 I'm entering PaperArtsy challenge Gels and Mediums
and Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes
You can purchase DecoArt products I used -HERE

Friday, July 31, 2015

Unity FWF Linkup with DecoArt


Happy Friday!
I'm so excited to share what I've made today. 


                                            I love to recycle -anything!
I've been using frames with my 5x7 canvas.  I have the left over backs.  
What could I do??
I still have some stamp sets from my last Unity order I haven't played with.
Unmmm.....what's a girl to do? 
Since it's FWF Unity day....


I decided to treat it as a canvas!  I painted it with DecoArt gesso first. Then collaged this beautiful napkin I've been saving from a baby shower using Deco-Page Matte medium.
Using my finger and some Americana acrylic paint, I went around the edges to blend them into my "canvas".  The edge is rubbed with black gelato and smeared with my finger.
 

I colored my survivor girls with watercolor pencils after stamping them with black archival ink.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out. Added some Wild Orchid flowers to finish it off.  I LOVE how it turned out!  

Monday, July 20, 2015

#lovesummerart - How to make a Box Style Mini Album

This is one of the easiest-most perfect mini albums you will ever make! 
To fit the idea of #lovesummerart -I chose to use the color palette from Unity's challenge.

The colors are fun and perfectly go with the Faith stamp set.
I have a friend going thru a long journey of cancer treatments and I wanted to make her something she can keep some of her favorite pictures together.
 I used DecoArt Americana acrylic paint and my gelli plate.  DecoArt also makes some wonderful stencils-they came in really handy for my prints.
 I gathered together as many of my Unity Stamps that are encouraging and about miracles. They sell a lot of them!
 I love every one of my prints!! I had to show you every one!

 Below on the right side is a brick stencil my friend Retta makes. Stencils by Retta.
 Below is the back panel. Do you love it??!!

Here's a video on how to put together the album:


I'm entering Unity Stamp monthly challenge! Check it out yourself-you can win some awesome stamps!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

#lovesummerart -Check out the artist!!

Have you heard the news?? About #lovesummerart??

 Love Summer Art

Go to YouTube and type in the #lovesummerart and see the wonderfulness that is there!

My Day 2:
Do you love gelli plate designs as much as me??!! 

When I first started doing them-I didn't know what I should do with them!
So I like showing others how they end up.
 Here's my YouTube video:



 I hope you like it! I hope you'll check out all the other artist that in #lovesummerart.
Have a blessed day!

 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Unity Friends with Flair Friday!


Friday's here and you know what that means! 
Unity Stamp's Friends With Flair Linkup!! 

I'm still loving this image of Jesus walking on the beach with the little girl.
I used one of my gelli prints that had some blue and grey paint and stamped right on top.
 Then I took my distress markers (by Ranger) and did a little highlighting.  
I LOVE how it turned out and thought it would be perfect in a frame!
To the frame I added some DecoArt metallic gold around the outside edge.  I stamped Unity Cross from the Faith set and fussy cut it.  layered it with some Wild orchid Flowers.

 I'll be linking up!  Hope you love it as much as me!!

ALERT!!!!!  I am joining in a special production on YouTube starting today.  If you want to be WOWED by artist of all types-simply go to YouTube and type in #lovesummerart

See you there!

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Watercolor technique for background


I found this cute Rapunzel on Pinterest and colored her with Stampin Up watercolor pencils.  She needed a background to perch on!

I got out my watercolor set. I have a Youtube video below showing how I did it.
I added a stamped castle and sentiment.
Rapunzel is added with dimensionals.  

Here's my Youtube Video:


 Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment-whether you liked it or not!