Sunday, July 6, 2014

Anything but a card:Challenge 37 Open

This months challenge over at Anything but a card challenge blog is an open theme. You can do anything you want, as long as its NOT a card.

I made some atc's using things that were on my desk or near by me.

All were made on a piece of mat board. And the font I used for all is called groovy baby.

This one is probably my favorite our of the bunch. While I was digging through my envelope of collage fodder I saw her and thought she would be good on an ATC. The background image was from a book. I thought it would be cool to do a packing tape transfer with it. It kinda failed. but I still used it. I glued it on to the matte board. I cut the girl out did have to trim her a bit so she can fit on the atc. I then backed her on one of the tags from the tag pad by Prima so she was a little more sturdy. I used foam tape to put on the atc. The quote I got from Its from Marilyn Monroe.

This one I used matte medium to glue pink tissue paper on the the mat board. After that dried I took some of my gesso and my pallet knife on a hexagon stencil. I took a circle plastic canvas and sprayed Dylusions Bubble Gum Pink through it. I stamped the girl(from October Afternoon Midway collection) on white card stock with Black Versafine ink pad. I colored her skin with Faber Castell watercolor crayon. The rest I colored in with Inktense color pencils.used foam tape to put her on the ATC the quote is from Dr. Seuss.

This ATC I started out with gluing a scrap of scrapbook paper(Newsworthy from Paper Studio) onto the Mat Board. I then glued the dress form and the flower. While that was drying I stamped the Julie Nutting girl on book paper. colored her skin and hair with Faber-castell watercolor crayons. I dressed her with Cartographer ATC pad(though its 4x6) by Prima. I stamped the Eiffel Tower on to the background Then attached her. The quote is from Mae West.

I glued a napkin on the white side of the mat board with matte medium. The heart was made from a piece of corrugated cardboard and sprayed with after midnight Dylusion spray. I glued that to the ATC. The Julie Nutting girl I made for another project but never used, I glued her on the ATC.  The quote is from Charles Shultz. 

These 2 are the same just using different colors. Before gluing the Vellum (from Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers Rubber stamps (remember them from back in the day?! :P) that I had in my stash, I used my pearlesent water colors from Artist loft and color the background. Then I glued the vellum with matte medium. I took the plastic canvas circle and sprayed the top ATC with the bubble gum pink Dylusion spray. I then took the plastic canvas and turned it onto the other ATC and it picked up some other color that was in it besides the pink. I stamped the party girl from Julie Nutting onto book paper. color her skin and hair. The top dress the paper is by TCP Studios, her balloon is white cardstock that I later colored pink with a pink pen. The bottom dress is from The Create Collection and her .balloon is from Fab Scraps. The quotes are both by Dr. Seuss.

 So go to our website to see what the DT have done and don't forget to link up your project to the page! Don't forget to mention us and link back to us when you are writing the blog of your project

Monday, June 30, 2014

June ARC Book

The book That I read for June was "Blood Oath" by Christopher Farnsworth.

It is the first of the Nathaniel Cade series. Nathaniel Cade is a vampire. 140 years ago President Andrew Jackson pardon Cade, and made Cade a Secret Service by  making Cade take a blood oath to protect the country. Zach Barrows a  new hire to be the new vampire liaison to the president. Zach is replacing William Griffiin, she is soon to retire.

The story starts off in the Middle East where Dylan and Kahled became friends back in the state in collage. Kahled started telling Dylan things to get Dylan to work for him. Dylan decides to do the work. The work is to make umenschsoldat soldiers, which are like zombie soldiers.  Then We are introduced to Dr. really but only his name is Dr. Johann Konrad. Konrad is trying to get rid of Cade, for what Cade did to him way way way back in the day. Along with the "shadow company"

I bought this book along with the 2nd book in the series at Border when it was going out of business. It looked interesting from what i read in the back. I do like Vampire books, but not sparking, and not too much blood and guts. I like to read the ones that have a bit of humor to them and are light. This book was not one of them. LOL It did have a little bit of humor to it. It did have Blood and guts, but not the normal kind you get in vampire books. Once I started reading the book I didn't think I would be into the book. But I couldn't put the book down. It was a quick read. Took me 3 days to read it.

The book I'll be reading for July is the 2nd book in the series, President's Vampire.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Anything But a card 5th sunday Challenge

Its another 5 week month so Its another 5 challenge over at Anything But a Card! My 5 is a 5 coin envelopes to make a mini book.

The first album I'm going to show you is the bottom one in the picture. I used Prima's Nature Garden for the paper. 

Items used in this album were:
coin envelopes
scrapbook paper: Prima Natures Garden 4 sheets
Wood embellishments by Prima
Mirror stickers by Prima
Bling from Michael's
Seam binding
Walnut stain distress ink pad
Bronze Color shine spray
Tinsel color shine spray
purple craft paint

The next 5 coin book album is using DCWV Vintage Collector. I have the matte stack.

 Items used for this album:
5 coin envelopes
Vintage photo Distress ink pad
scrapbook paper: DCWV Vintage Collector
Wood embellishments by Recollections
Bubble gum pink dylusion spray
binder rings

Friday, June 6, 2014

ICAD 2014 Day 1 and 2

Index card a day 2014 sneaked up on me this year. I totally forgot about it. Again I'm going to be doing Rolodex cards since I still have a ton of them. I am way behind. I only did 2 of them so far. As you know we are selling the house. A lot of my stuff is packed up (boxes not closed up though) or put away downstairs in the basement. It gets be be a pain when I want something to go downstairs get what I want, bring it it then bring it back when I'm done. And then cleaning up the mess when I'm done. So I haven't done much of anything the last few weeks.

We also changed Realtor this week. The listing was up again with the new one and everyday this week we have had 1 or 2 people a day looking at the house. Sadly no offers. There were some promising ones, but the wife didn't like the house sigh. Granted its not even a week since we got the new guy but wish this house will sell. People want new. Well if you want new, go build a new house. then you'll have new everything.

Anyway I did end up doing a couple of Rolodex cards. Just with stuff or my my desk

Day 1: scrap of paper from the Create Collection by Recollections. Image from a book and sentiment was from book that I cut out. edges of the card is blue Gel stick, and black fine point pen from Dollar tree.

Day 2: Background: Washi tape Gesso and Red and Yellow neo color 2's. Paper is from Graphic 45 La Crque paper line. drew lines with black pen.

I hope to do more, but I'm dog sitting in a couple weeks for a few days this month. And depending if I want to go digging for stuff to use for these, lol

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Anything but a card: Challenge 36 Summer nights

So this month theme at Anything but a card is Summer Night. When I read the theme I started signing the song from "Grease" in my head. :D

The past week weeks my online friends have been doing prompt deck of cards that Kiala started. and one day on an Ustream a bunch of them got together and made a list of prompts for people (like me) who don't have the deck or the add-on decks.So I used that list for my journal page. I used to pick my numbers. I did have an idea what I wanted to use for the page, like the picture and the part of lyric of "Summer Nights" song.

Here is the list of what I did. 

1. Add pink (I SWEAR IT WAS ON THE LIST! HONEST! (I used some water down pink craft paint))
2. journal on page. (did this last the lyric of the song)
3. use a number (i had a number mask and sprayed Squeezed Orange dylusion spray)
4. paint with baby wipe (I used another pink craft paint with baby wipe)
5. Use a piece of junk mail. (did a tape transfer with the piece of junk mail)
6 use a napkin (used a black and white flower napkin on 2 of the corners)
7 use metallic pen or paint(used pewter distress stain.)
8. add any shape (I did hearts)
9. use bubble wrap (with white  paint)
10. use 70's icon ("Sandy" and "Danny")

I liked how the page came out. I did add the chipboard glasses that was from Michael's. painted it white and sprayed the orange and pink dylusion sprays. I then added some S T I C K L E S to the glasses to make it like bling on the glasses like Jan did in the movie. The heart is grunge board that was painted and crackle with black and red. but I painted it white and sprayed it with the pink and orange sprays. Glued both with Aleen's tacky. 

So come play and join the fun at Anything but a card!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

May's ARC book

Before I go and talk about this month's Book I read for ARC I must admit something. I am really ahead of the game here. As of this writing it is Feb. 23 and I am already reviewing the May book. I'm ahead of the game because yes(okay maybe not so much of the art part of this challenge. lol), they are on my to be read pile but I could have easily just picked out a book on my Kindle to read in between months like I did last year. But I decided to be ahead of the game because, we are selling the house and as of this writing, Feb. 23. The house is not sold yet :(  And I want to read as many hard copy book as I can so I don't have to take with me. That's why I picked "Shoulda Been There" and "The Lost Symbol" to read them early this year. They are big and heavy, So now I can pass them on somewhere, or someone.

Now back to the review.

This month for ARC I will be reviewing "Life, Love and Lox: Real World Advice for the Modern Jewish Girl" by Carin Davis.

I picked the book up a couple years ago during the close out sale at Border's book store :inserts sad music here: When I went to Border's they didn't have much left as it was the tail end, but did manage to find a couple of books. I was about to check out pay but I gave one last sweep of the books and found this one. It looked like a fun read.

The book is the author's take of what it is be be a modern day Jewish girl. In the beginning of each chapter she tells a story of her life in the dating world that is centered what the chapter is about. There are 13 chapters in the book. The first 7 chapters is about Jewish life. Keeping Kosher, Life-cycle events(birth, bar/bat mitzah, wedding and death), synagogue, community involvement, head coverings, dating and Shabbat. The rest of the chapters each one talks about the big holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and other holidays.

The book was a fun read. It had lot of humor in it, which I liked. With me being Jewish,  A lot of things I did know already. Some things , though very few I didn't know. It was a good refresher. 

Next month's book will be Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth


The person I sent this piece to should be getting soon(like today!). So this post will be up when she gets it. I did this piece a while back. Originally this started off as something for Anything But A Card Challenge blog. But I didn't like how it was going. So I scrapped it for the challenge and did something else for ABAC.

This was a DVD tin case that I got at an estate sale around this time last year. I thought it would be fun to alter. Even though the front was embossed a bit. When I got it home I did glue down some napkins to the case, so when I went to put paint or whatever on it the paint wouldn't scratch off from the metal. I also added some lace to give it more texture. Then it say around for a while.

Then months later I picked the case up again. Like I said this was originally going to be for ABAC I think back in March (Its been a while. LOL) My original plan was to put a mini inside the tin. The Mini Treasure mini album from Kathy Orta's book was the perfect size to put inside the tin. So I made the album. and then went to work on the tin. As I was working on the case I as not feeling the colors at all. I was using browns and bronze and a little blue. The vintage look is not my thing at all, though I do like the metallics.

So with me not feeling what was going on with the piece I did what anyone else would do. I painted over it. and change the whole look and feel to it. And I change what I was going to do inside of the tin. A mini doesn't  fit anymore.

I painted over the thin with purple craft paint. I added some sprays for dripage. and some more paint. I took some punchenilla and used some molding paste, for some more texture. I added some more antique bronze distress stain to it.

I put that to the side and painted wood embellishments by Prima. I painted them black. Set them aside to dry. Then took some Wild Orchid crafts flowers and sprayed them with Dylusions Crushed Grape, and After Midnight. I also used Heidi Swap Color Shine in Tinsel and Bronze. Set those to dry and went back to the tin. It needed something. So I added some Grapz Pure Glitz by Ranger. I even added some to the words.  After everything was completely dried, I glued everything down. The wood pieces with Alieen's tacky and the flowers with hot glue gun. In hindsight I should of glued the flowers After I did the inside, but oh well! LOL

So for the inside, I cut down 2 sheets of decorative paper to fit both sides of the tin. I don't remember off hand what I used to attach the papers to the tin. I know I said it in my youtube video on this. It was either Miracle Tape or wet glue. The papers are bt TCP Studio. Then I stamped out 2 Julie Nutting girls on the Buff paper pad. and I dressed them from the scraps of the papers I used. I painted their hair and shoes with Neo Color 2's

On this side I added a clock which is antique mirror sticker from Prima. I stamped some donuts (stamp is by stamps by Judith) colored them with color pencils. The font is one I found online. 

This side I took the metal phone that was bronze and painted it pewter with the pewter distress stain. (I wanted to use this for the old Hollywood doll case I made for my cousin, but it was too heavy) With hot glue and glossy accents I glue that baby down. I hot glued 3 Wild Orchid flowers next to the phone.Added more donuts and another sentiment and a girl to that side. The sentiments I added were found on the internet. Thanks Google! :)