Friday, August 23, 2013

On Vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry for no WNWNW this week. I ended up with a sudden ACT student who requested 4 hours of tutoring plus I was attempting to pack and get ready for my trip to LA. I'm currently at the Salt Lake City Airport awaiting my flight into Los Angeles for KCon! I am sooooooo exited to be seeing some of my favorite artists in concert. Be prepared for lots of pictures and new scrapbook pages when I return!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waste Not Want Not Butterflies

I had this paper left over from working on my cling mounted stamp binders. I altered the paper with a bit of ink and stamped a butterfly in the center and embossed. I added a couple of vine stickers and butterfly die cuts. To give it that little extra sparkle I added some Stickles and acrylic gems. It really can be fun using scraps to make cards.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays are Back!

Another scrap card from me. I took some left over K & Co paper as my background and used a die I ordered a bit ago from: Elizabeth Craft Designs and tried out their double sided adhesive stickers with glitter. They weren't the easiest things to work with, but the birds turned out cute. I ended up adding a bit of Starburst Sprays to the bird cutouts to give it a bit more pop. I added a quote to finish off the card.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fairy Card

I made this card awhile back. I took some scrap paper I had and colored it with several different Starburst Stains from Lindy's. I then embossed it and used permanent ink in back over the top. The background was so pretty it took me forever to figure out what else I wanted to do to this card. In the end I added one simple mushroom and a fairy stamped on scrap paper and embossed.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Simple Card

While trying to decide what I wanted to do for the Lindy's Color Challenge this month I started pulling some paper and using Lindy's products on basic cardstock that I had. Because I went with my altered art piece I had all this paper lying around.  Here is a quick card I made using blue card stock colored with Afternoon Delight Denim. The paper is DCWV from the Tradewind stack. I used one of the smaller stacks for this. I added a K & Co key and a sticker I had lying around. The card is a shimmery off white card from DCWV. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Ferret Card

I just adore ferrets and have a fun set of stamps from Rubber Headgehog that I like to use periodically. For this card I started out with an embossed card from DCWV and colored it with distress inks. I added a bit of Lindy's Glitz Spritz for added shimmer. I colored the ferret using some watercolor pencils and the sock with Magical Micas. Add a bit of ribbon and a random embellishment and I have a nice simple card.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lindy's July Color Challenge: Steampunk Sky Altered Canvas

My absolute favorite craft company Lindy's Stamp Gang is having a design team call. I've been waiting for this since I learned of them thanks to Kate Palmer's Youtube videos. I just had to enter!

The design team entry called for participating in their July color challenge: Here

I tend to be very ADD about my crafting projects. I don't usually sit down and make a plan. I tend to grab some supplies and just get going.  For this project I started with a plan small canvas and added a layer of water color medium to help soak up some of my Starbursts. I then added: Baby Blue Eyes AquaCarpathian Bluebells, and Afternoon Delight Denim. I wanted to do some stenciling to the background, but I didn't want to cover up the pretty effect I got with the Starbursts. I had the fun idea to use a small steampunk gear stencil and some white paint to create the look of clouds. to finish off the background portion I used a Basic Grey stamp and some gold ink.

Next I colored a Recollections flower and some leaves with more Starbursts. On the flower I used Poinciana Red Flame and Cajun Carnelian Red. I topped the flower off with some Stickles on the edge of the petals to give it more sparkle. I used Bayou Boogie Gold for the leaves to give it a more steampunk-y feel. I outlined the veins of the leaves using a gold paint pen.

I added a K & Co. key with some gold embossing powder distressed using sea salt and a Lindy's Flying Birdwing Butterfly brass charm embossed with Terra Cotta Rust then some plain gold embossing powder around the edges.

I topped everything off with a Jolee's butterfly sticker and a quote sticker.

I started out with the idea of a really busy canvas with lots of stuff on it, but after creating that background I knew I couldn't cover it up so I went for simple. I absolutely adore how it turned out!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Butterfly Card

I created this card using some scrap paper I had, ink, and embossing powder. The focal image was created using some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder with regular embossing powder on top. I stamped my image with some versa mark and the dark color of the two-toned embossing powder stood out.