Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Embrace Imperfection


Are you ready for this?
I've been working on this piece over two weeks. She was drawn freehanded and painted Whimsy Girl with watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils and acrylics.
A couple weeks ago Robyn Weinrib gave a free online class to make Whimsy Girls. Robyn sells her artwork online at Outlaw Artists Women Emporium. 

Thanks for Looking and Have a nice day! 




Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Antique Swirls and More ATC's



These are ATCs made using images from # 137 Antique Swirls sheet from Hearts in Touch.

Stickles was added to flowers on this ATC. 

Let's Sew

This image was inked with distress ink and while still wet I rubbed some of the ink off to give a vintage look.
Distress markers were used on some of the images.
The needle image was stamped and added to tag. 
Ace thread image was stamped on tag.

 The hemp cord used on this tag reminds me of supplies I used years ago when I made all of the clothing except for jeans for my family.
 I also made sofa pillows, drapes, quilts and recovered chairs and sofas. Now, my sewing machine is used for craft and small sewing project. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Curly Top


Day 5 
This piece was made using Dylusions stamps and spray inks. 
Thanks for viewing my five days using Dylusions 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Change is

Day 4
I used more Dylusions; stamps, spray ink and stencils.
Tim Holtz quote was used for the body. 
Smash washi tape was used over the top of tag. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wow! Wait till you see

Day 3
This is a favorite of mine, I used Dylusions stamps, spray ink and a stamped quote from the clearance isle.
The gesso was added using Crafter's Workshop stencil and pallet knife. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Always" Tag





 Day 1 of sharing my tags using Dylusions 

I've been enjoying making tags again using Dylusions stamps and spray inks.
This 4 x 8" tag was made using several of Dyan's stamp sets. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Altered Tile

This is my project for Viva Las VegaStamps! It's a ceramic tile made into a drink coaster.
You can view my tutorial here: 
http://vivalas.blogspot.com/2013/06/altered-tile.html




Monday, June 3, 2013

Red Velvet Cake



I added a quick post on Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog


It's a recipe card using Large Cake Lady image: #18500



Thanks for Looking and Have a Nice Day!!!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

12 Tags of 2913 ~ June

It's been awhile since I worked on a 12 tags of 2013 so early in the month. I used Tim's directions but used what stamps I had that would complement the type of technique he used.
You can see Tim's gorgeous tag here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-june/

I love Tim's Distress Paints. I held back buying any because I thought they were the same as acrylic paint. After buying 3 bottle I knew I wanted more. I don't have all he has but do have some that complement each other. And don't get me started on Tim's distress markers, these are very nice too.

I don't think the architecture piece from Classics#2 was intended to be colored like this but it coordinated with the beautiful blue background using the Salty Ocean distress paint.
(Note: distress markers were used on architecture piece)

I used Tim's tag die, Tim's Distress Markers, Tim's Distress Paint, Tim's Classics #2, Archival Black ink, Heat it tool, Strathmore Watercolor cold press, 
Water brush, Distress paints on trim, Manila card stock and Spray bottle.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tornado Inspired Journal Page


Couldn't sleep due to weather here in Oklahoma May 31, it's now 3:20 am June 1. On my craft table is a journal page. I started painting the background with my new distress paints and then I got out Viva Las VegaStamps and started stamping. In the background you can see brick wall in all directions, chevron, flowers, hot air balloon and more using Memento rich cocoa before adding the darker images with StazOn black ink. Wish now the stamped the mushrooms were upside down. 

I had to laugh, I didn't look and stamped the Instagram image upside down. 

Be safe if you are in the path of the Tornadoes. After seeing all the flooding in Oklahoma City I need an above ground safe room.