Monday, April 7, 2014

VLVS! April challenge

There is a new monthly challenge over on Viva Las VegaStamps! blog. Here is the inspiration board they put up to inspire you.

And here is what I made

I used a Tim Holtz Retro Cirque texture fade on white cardstock. I then took Dylusion sprays in Lemon Zest and  Pure Sunshine. There is a little bubble gum pink on there from over spray on another project. :/ When it was dried I cut the paper into 2 ATC cards. On a scrap of white cardstock i stamped with Black Memento ink pad the girl with Umbrella facing away. i clolored her using Faber Castell's Kids water color crayons. I used foam tape to up her on the ATC. I took some more scraps and sprayed the Lemon Zest Dylusions spray. Then stamped the sentiments after it dried. Cut the words apart and glued them to the ATC with Glossy accents. The one on the left I added 3 blings from Jolie.

Stamps used: 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Anything but a Card challenge 34: open theme

This month its an open theme over at Anything but a card. You can make anything you want....well almost anything you can't make a card. :P

As you guys know I won a spot in Soul Food over on the Community Thrive, that Mystele put together. Its a 6 month course and there are a ton of teachers and lessons. I will admit I haven't done all the lessons, as they are a little more advance for me painting and drawing wise. But there are some that i can do, done and still want to do. The piece I'm about to show you is one of the lessons from the class. So I can't really explain the step by step. It was mostly to play with abstract art and layers and I got to use Tar Gel that I have had in my stash forever and never knew what to do with. So here are the pictures of what I did. Again I remembered to take pictures along the way. :) Go me!

Then I added the Tar Gel and let it sit over night. I like the texture and shine it gave. The next pictures ais the finished project.

Items used:
5x7 flat board canvas
craft paints
tissue paper
Tar Gel

Monday, March 31, 2014

March ARC book

For March's ARC book I read "Shoulda Been There"by Jude Southerland Kessler The link is to the e-book. Trust me you want to get the e-book, as this book is 795 pages. The link below is for the hard copy of the book.

This is historical fiction book of John Lennon. Its one of 9 books Jude is writing about John Lennon. "should of been there is from his birth to Dec. 1961 when the Beatles signed with Brian Epstein to be their manager. Jude but years of research into not only this book but the other 2 that are out. "Shoulda Been There" came out in 2008 but she started interviewing and research in 1993. The book is not in chapters, but is broken up with dates and places. and at the end of each scene, she gives a foot note of what happen and what parts of the conversation was made up. It was so well written. I can not wait to get the other(the other 2 books that are out are "Shivering Inside" Dec.1961- Mid. April 1963 and "She Loves You"  May 1963-late 1963 just before they go to the USA). Though I will want to get them as ebooks. The book was kinda too big to hold (but it did make a good book to flatten out papers. lol)

I originally started the book a couple years ago when I took it with me on long trips on Mega Bus(I didn't have an e-reader.back then.) Then I put it down for a while, waiting for the next long road trip. When it came time to pick the next set of books to read for this year, I decided to pick this one, because I knew we would be moving(if we EVER get this house sold!) and I didn't want to take this big book with me, so I read it. I knew it would take me a while to do it, but I wanted to finish it. I started the book right after I read "The Bite Before Christmas" (or not long after.) around late December/early January.  Then Darcy challenged us to pick a book re read before and loved to reread it for February. So I set the book aside and read "A Pedigree To Die For" for the February challenge. Then I read "Gone with the Woof" the latest book in the series. Then I picked it back up later in January and finished it on Feb. 8. so It took me 2 months to read the book. Which I kinda expected it too.

The page I did for this book was another matte medium transfer. I wasn't planning on it. I found the picture of the cover (which was taken by Astrid Kirchherr) and printed it. I originally wanted to trace to picture of a young John Lennon and color it and then put it on the page. but then I was like maybe I should do a transfer. So that's what I did. And it came out pretty good. He didn't loose an eye or nose or ear in the process. After it was dried, I took some of the water down craft paints and just put some on the page and with my fingers rubbed it on the page. I then took a stencil and white craft paint and sponged the paint on the stencil. It needed something! LOLI then wrote the title of the book on top and doodled a put. That I didn't like. Looks like an eyesore. I did add a thick black line around the picture to frame it in.

The book I will be reading in April is The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

ABAC: High 5!

As you know at Anything but a card the monthly challenges last 3 weeks and then we have a DT member spotlight for a week before the new monthly challenge starts Well March has 5 weeks. So we added another quick challenge. The challenge is "Use 5" You can use the Number 5 or 5 colors, items, words, whatever as long as there are 5. I did joke that I was going to use 5 different shades of pink. LOL

For me I did 5 Rolodex cards, and I tried to use 5 items(may include the Rolodex card itself.) These are are quick to do. And some I did in one sitting.

For this one one I used:
2. molding paste
3. Ditto spray
4. Tinsel Color Shine spray
5. sentiment from Ginger's House blog

1.Bubble Gum Dylusion Spray
2. Stencil
3. Molding Paste
4. Tinsel Color Shine spray
5. Sentiment from Ginger's House blog

1. Stencil
2. Ditto spray
3. Tinsel Color Shine spray
4.potty people stamp and banner stamp from VLVS!
5. sentiment from Ginger's House blog

1. stencil
2. Distress inks in Peeled paint and Spun Sugar
3. Viva Las Vegas Stamps (Chevron background washi, chevron, sucker, and sentiemnt)
4. Gel sticks(kids version Gelatos) by Faber Castel
5. Neo Color 2's

Besides the green and purple craft paints I used 5 VLVS! stamps

1. Distress Harlequin background
2. triangle banner
3. Arrow
4. Fun and then some sentiment
5. Skinny girl

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Soul Food Lesson 25

On the other side of the owl I did I did lesson 25. It was another bird. Used black craft paint, Magenta acrylic paint from Blicks, green craft paint, book text, a wing from a picture I printed, matte medium, and  neo color 2's

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Giveaway update!

Giving a little update on the status of the giveaway I had. I heard from 2 of the winners, still waiting to hear from the other 2. I haven't mailed the winnings yet. The post office is walking distance from my house. But the weather has been too cold for me to walk it. Or if its been nice out I had to do stuff with my parents. and I've been waiting to hear from the other winners (if I don't hear from them soon, I will draw again) so I can mail everything at once. But I will mail them soon!

Soul Food lesson 26

Another Lesson done for Soul Food. Lesson 26 was taught by Melaine Underwood. It was kinda fun to do. I liked the collageing the papers. My poor owl looks kinda sad, but cute!