Sunday, March 29, 2015

Anything but A card Challenge blog: 5 in 5

There are 5 Sundays in March so that means another 5 in 5 challenge at Anything but a Card!  My 5 in 5 is a double page journal spread. I adapted Journal by 5's that Sharon Green started. I just didn't time myself as its only 2 pages. I just used the basic 5 things: background, texture, stamps/stencils, focal point, and details.

The page already had the background on it, orange and black on it. Left overs from working on a previous page. That was my starting point. 

Then worked on my texture. I tore a book page, and a dictionary pages. tore them into strips and glued them down. I then took a music sheet and cut out hears and glued them down. Lastly I tore some pattern tissue paper and glued that down.

 Next was the stencils. I used a circle stencil from Crafter's Workshop in an orange craft paint. Next I used a harlequin stencil with black Dylusions spray. Then I used white craft paint on a circle stencil. I have to admit I thought it was looking like a hot mess. Next I stamped a swiss dot background stamp with Licorise ink pad by Color Box in the Stephanie Barnard line.

Forth was my focal point. I went through my black and white magazine images and took her out to cut out and glued her on the page. I took the ring from an ad and cut it to make  it look like a big pendant. The other side I stamped with a alphabet stamp set from Recollections and stamped on tissue paper with black Versafine ink pad the quote. I follow Disney quotes on twitter and they post quotes from Walt Disney and the movies. The one I used is from Alice and Wonderland. The Cheshire cat says the line. I cut out the words and glued it to the page with matte medium. 

The last step was the details. I added dots to the bottom of the girl and where her arms and her head with a paint pen. With the same paint pen I went around the stencil where I used the white craft paint. I took a black Bic pen and went around the words. I then took a white Neo color 2 crayon and went around the words again. I took the black Stabilo pencil and went around the girl and used my water brush after.

So there is my 5 in 5. Don't forget to go to Anything but a card challenge blog to see what everyone else dd and play along in this week long challenge

Friday, March 27, 2015

Woot! Woot! Guest Designer

Hey guys! I'm so excited to tell you guys I'm the Guest Designer over on Viva Las VegaStamps! blog today! Check out how I did these! I love how they turned out!

The backgrounds below I did a while back before the move and I found them recently and I finished them off and got the idea to do this for my Guest Designer post. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Free as a Bird: VLVS! March Challenge

Viva Las VegaStamps! has a this month. 
monthly challenge on their blog. I took up the challenge based on their inspiration board for this month.

This is what I came up with for the challenge. 

To make the stripes I used 2 washi tapes and put across the journal. I did burnish the tapes to try and keep the sprays didn't go underneath. I sprayed one side of my Dylusion Journal with water before spraying with Cut Grass and  Fresh lime Dylusion sprays. I did turn the page so the other side could get the colors, but I didn't get enough coverage, so I sprayed water on that side and sprayed the same colors. The sprays did get under one of the tapes, but not too bad.

After it was dried, I took back and white craft paints put a little dabs of each on a paint pallet and sprayed a bunch of water. With a paint brush I made patters and splots. I let that dry as I went out for the day. 

When I came home I used a text stamp with  peeled paint distress ink pad. I then stamped  the triangle banner in mowed lawn distress ink pad. on white cardstock with Black  StazOn  I stamped the Bird in Hat, Sitting Bird, and Sitting bird.  I colored them with Neo color 2's in greens. cut them out and glued them on the page. I then painted in black "free as a bird".

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Documented life weeks 5,7, and 8

So I redid week 5 and did weeks 7 and 8. Weeks 6 was in previous blog post. Still have to finish week 9

Journal 52 2015

Last year I started doing journal 52 but only made it through 4 or 5 months as we put the house up for sale and all my craft stuff was packed away. I thought when we moved into a new place I would just do the prompts when I got my stuff. Well that never happened. Journal 52 is happening again so I decided to join in as I have my stuff. :) Here are the weeks 1-9 Minus week 8 as I still need to do that one.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Whats in a name?

Today is art journal class and her I am blogging about the class we had last week. :)

Last week the focus was on using Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing casting resin. It was a fun class.We molded out first initial from alphabet blocks you get in the toy store or toy section in a stote (Target, Walmart). After the mold was made we poured the resin and let it sit to cure while we worked on the journal page.

When I came home I finished the page by gluing my molded piece to the journal paeg. Cut the page to fit my journal and glued it to the journal.

I had a scrap of the background from cutting the page So not letting it to go to waste I cut it in to 2 ATC cards and made ATC's with them.

I did added the Grid washi background and the line of chevron stamps from VLVS! to the background. I stamped a Mary Vogel Lozinak image and the small striped butterfly images fussy cut them out and glued the wings to the girl and glued them on the atc(they were extra from a spool swap I'm in over at the VLVS! groupies FB group). Stamped a couple of VLVS! sentiments, glued them on and I gt to use my black Stabilo pencil for the first time. 

Anything But a Card Challenge 45 Green with Envy

Welcome to March and another challenge at Anything but a Card Challenge blog. This month its Green with Envy. Oy! Green, my least favorite color. So this was a challenge for me. Back in December I had gotten the famous Raskog cart from Ikea for Hanukkah. After putting it together I gathered all my craft paint that I had put in my file cabinet for the move. I separated them into color groups. After i was done and looking at the colors I was like wow I have a lot of green craft paint! (For the record I have a lot of pink craft paint too! LOL) 

So I took a piece of light wight cardstock that was from my stash. it was about 11x11. I glued on some flowers that were from a napkin. I grabbed 3 bottles of craft paints from light to dark. Some I scrapped with a old gift card. Some I used my fingers. I was a green mess. After that dried I took my 2 green Dylusions sprays in Fresh Lime and cut grass and some stencils. I stamped a Dollie stamp from Recollections with a Vivid green ink pad and a Ditto stamp of dots in a green Marvy Matchable ink pad. I then took another stencil and Distress paint in peeled paint.  Finally I took the Dylusions white Linen spay and sprayed it through a circle plastic canvas. After everything was dried I cut it up in 2 postcards size (4x6) and  ATC size cards. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of what the paper looked like before I cut it up. I remembered that I should of done it as I was making the first cut with the paper cutter. 

So this postcard I used Wicked Birthday tamp set from Tiddly Inks. I stamped her with Versafine black ink pad on Kromecoat from Viva Las VegaStamps! I also embossed her with the Ultra High Gloss embossing powder. I colored her with Crayola markers. I stamped the bad to the bone on a piece of scrap of the Kromecoat. I also stamped the heart and cross bones on the postcard. I glued her and the sentiment down. It still needed something so I glued down the trim that I got at Michael's. 

Okay So I had to add some pink! She is Nancy Grew from Krafty Kimmie. I stamped her the same way as the postcard before. I colored her with the same Crayola Markers. I popped her up with foam tape. I stamped the wheres the pink with alphas that I got a Target. Though I wrote the question mark. 

Finally The froggy ATC. I stamped the Mona Frog from Viva Las VegaStamps! on the Kromecoate with Versafine black ink pad and embosing it with the Ultra High Glass embossing powder. To make her green I used 2 green alcohol inks. I glued her on the ATC and then I wrote on a scrap its not easy being green( Come on I had to!) I backed all the paper on cereal box to make it sturdy.

So be sure to check out Anything but a Card's blog to see what the Other DT members are doing and come play along!