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.