I decided to try something a little different this week. I found a quote that I love and wanted to incorporate it into an Art Journaling page. There’s step by step photos of how the stencil embossing came together…
Dreamweaver Stencils products used:
This is a great example of how something can start one way and transform into something completely different. I love the quote and I really wanted that to be the focus. I also wanted to see the beautiful pearlescent ‘rain’ at the top with bright beautiful colors… and then see the bottom part, with translucent paste and dark colors to represent the quote. What do you think? Did you “feel” what I felt when you looked at the page?
My sister’s birthday is April 5th, and I always make her a birthday card. My sisters and I all have matching star tattoos, so I always try to incorporate a star in one way or another. This year I took the whole star thing to a different level!
Other products used include:
Papertrey Ink: 2012 Birthday Tags.
Tsukineko: Versa Fine in Onyx Black and Versa Mark.
Glue Dots: 1″ Super Strength and Pop Up.
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels 3 and Circles.
Copic: Multiliner .05 black.
Sakura: Gelly Roll Stardust Clear
To view a video tutorial on how to make this card, CLICK HERE.
I’m so excited to share a video tutorial, showing you how to create your own washi tape!
Here’s what you’ll need…
Here’s a better view of the embossed part, as well as the star stamped on plastic Remember the embossing was done over a stencil- you can see how crisp and clear the images are in the photo below, as well as the second color in the two-toned embossing powder.
I can’t help it. I’m in love. Have you SEEN the new 2012 LIMITED EDITION Autumn colors? No? Well, let me show you!
Aren’t they just beautiful! Lots of great things to come from this collection. Not to mention, they coordinate beautifully with several colors in the ProMarker and FlexMarker line.
To color this image I used Wild Cranberry, Maroon* and Plum Preserve to color the petals. I used Apple Cider and Fresh Meadow* for the leaves and stems. And to add a little shadow, I used Tawny Owl and Grey Squirrel. (Colors marked with an asterisk are not part of the Limited Edition collection.)
This is one of my favorite images to color, Delicate Blossoms by Hero Arts. If you’re just starting out, or wanting to work on your blending, this is a great image to do that with. This image is also great for learning about shading and shadowing.
I’ve got a set of the new 2012 ProMarkers to giveaway on my FaceBook page: Can You Pixel This? All you have to do is “like” my page, and comment on the page telling me you’d like to be entered into the giveaway! Quick, easy, done.
I’ve spent some of my ‘down time’ over the last month, revamping my blog and learning CSS. I’ve changed the fonts, and a bunch of other things… what do you think?
Hope everyone is having a fantastic week, thanks for stopping by! xo
I wasn’t to inspired by this months photo challenge. I think it was the color combination- not one of my favorites.
Though there were many things I could see beyond the photo, I even attempted several different things, but couldn’t finish them. Hopefully in the next few days I’ll feel more inspired.
However, I am very satisfied with the one thing I DID manage to finish. I hope you are too! I based my design on the round pillow with the layers and the flower on top.
I stamped a generic sentiment. Over top of the beautiful blossoms flower image. The sentiment is from Hello, Friend. It reads: “Sending a handful of cheer your way in the hope that you’ll have a most beautiful day.” The flower was stamped with Summer Sunrise (which matches Summer Lovin’ Sun perfectly!)
Not sure why, but fall colors are SCREAMING my name. One of my best girlfriends is getting married September 21st, so fall is on my brain. I can’t wait for the wedding!
Step 1.) cut flowers and leaves from felt. I used the Frilly Flowers Die Collection.
Step 2.) pick a variety of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. Including Flat Fabio’s and Starburst Stains. I choose My Mojito Green, Rizzo’s Rowdy Red*, Tears on my Pillow Tangerine*, Summer Lovin’ Sun, Pretty in Pink Pink. *coming soon.
Step 3.) spray each piece individually and heat dry. (I’m impatient. Allowing felt time to dry would take, what would feel like, an eternity.) Just remember to hold the heat tool a safe distance from the felt so it doesn’t catch fire.
Step 4.) assemble flowers in desired order and stick a straight pin through the center. If everything looks great, simply clip the pointy part of the pin and using needle nose pliers curl the straight pin towards the felt piece. This will help “lock” everything in place.
If you wanted, you could even use embossing powder or alcohol based makers to alter the color of the straight pins head to match your embellishment.
I love the way this flower turned out, and can’t wait to make a few more to add to my girls headbands!
I hope you’re feeling inspired! Thanks for stopping by!
There’s a linky party happening NOW on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog. You have approximately two more days to enter. Don’t delay! The theme is Spring and you could win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop all things LSG!
Today, I wanted to share a card I made for my sister for her 21st birthday! I can’t believe she’s going to be 21 in a few short weeks! She was born premature, so I thought I’d give her her card early, and… to be honest, I’m really excited to give it to her! I know she’ll love it!
I loved the photo inspiration here- the pinks and pastels. I immediately thought of Webster’s Pages Sunday Picnic.
Face: Almond, Pastel Pink and Blush
Hair: Almond, Walnut, and Auburn
Leotard/Slippers: Shocking Pink, Watermelon, Pale Pink and blender
To color the felt star, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Yellow Rose of Texas. To color the banner I used my Watermelon FlexMarker. To add some sparkle, I used my Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Stain. (You’ll see the shimmer better in the photo below.) To add some sparkle to the leotard and slippers I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s magicals in Hottie Patottie Hot Pink. (It is also available in a spray HERE.) To color the stars, I used the Yellow Rose of Texas magicals, also available in a spray, linked above.
The video below shows you how I’ve used Lindy’s Stamp Gang, magicals to add minor details to really finish off my card. In the video I use a Stampin’ Up! blender pen, which can be purchased from any Stampin’ Up! demo.
It has been a beautiful Monday here in Texas, I hope it’s as equally beautiful tomorrow! Good night friends!
Added to the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant: #139 photo inspiration.
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes.
Oh La La Challenge Blog: #100 on the move.
Stamping Scrapping: the use of pastels.
There’s Magic In The Air: children’s birthday.
It’s only appropriate to greet you on a Friday with a big, HUGE… TGIF! And let me tell you, I’m so glad it’s Friday! I was hoping to have this post up MUCH earlier today, however my computer didn’t like working so hard, so early in the morning. So here’s to saving, and more often!
Anyways, I had a brilliant idea, and if you follow me on Twitter, then you may have already seen this photo that I shared with Ikea, if not, no worries, it’s below!
I made the long drive to Ikea earlier this week and picked up a few things. I grabbed a Lazy Susan and some tin buckets. Then, I put a hole in the bottom of each bucket and used a screw to attach them to the Lazy Susan. Once attached, I filled them with markers! It’s not the most ideal solution to marker heaven, but for now, it works perfect!
I made a new video for today- in the video I’m using Flourishes Picking Strawberries clear stamp set. I used a combination of Pro and FlexMarkers which are ‘noted’ in the video. (Lots of red and green!)
The technique I used to color this image isn’t new- it’s called tip to tip blending, and is something I learned when I began using my Copics. However, you’ll see in the video how simple tip to tip blending is with Letraset markers.
I hope you’ll give this technique a try, it’s really simple! Just remember to clean your blender off after each use, or you may end up with a color you weren’t expecting!
Now for the winner of the FlexMarker giveaway!
Luz, please email ( email@example.com ) me with your mailing address and your choice of a FlexMarker 12 pack!
We’re off to see the Lorax! Looks like it’ll be great fun for the kids! (And DH has never heard of the Lorax, can you believe that?!)
Hello friends and happy Thursday!! Today at Pixie Dust Studio the challenge is to use buttons. Something I certainly don’t use very often!
The felt sun is from Wendy Hammer. It’s from her Sky High Felt Embellishments kit. I used my Lindy’s Stamp Gang starburst stains to add some color and sparkle to the yellow part of the sun. Then I used the cloud die from Papertrey Ink to cut a piece of felt. I colored the felt cloud with Baby Blue Eyes Aqua.
The paper is a combination of scraps I had in my drawer… some Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd.
The digi stamp is from Pixie Dust Studio and is called Swimming Dolly. She’s adorable! And she has a “brother” to match who is equally adorable!! I used a combination of Flex and Pro Markers from Letraset to color Dolly. I used: primrose, sapphire, canary, lime green, bright green, vermillion, sunflower, lemon, auburn, nutmeg, almond, walnut, blush, linen and cool grey 4. I did a lot of tip to tip blending on this image so the colors wouldn’t be so bright. Although I LOVE bright colors, I wanted more of a watered down look, something that wasn’t so solid. If that makes sense. Have I mentioned I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tip to tip blending method with these markers! I love the results.
Anyways, there’s a new release this week at Pixie Dust Studio. The new collection is called Breeze!
I’ll announce the winner of the Letraset FlexMarkers tomorrow, with a video tutorial!
My brother celebrated his 13th birthday a few days ago. This is the card I made for him.
The image is from CC Designs (aka: All That Scraps). It’s called Balloon Trevor and is now a digi image.
I used a stamp from Unity/Bella Blvd called Sunny Happy Skies to stamp the clouds. Although I could have easily freehanded them, Murphy’s Law says I would have messed it all up. No doubt!
The Citrus Punch 2012 Mini Calendars can be found at Tiffany Doodles as part of the March release.
If you need some help to make a shaped card, check out the video I did for this card!
And don’t forget about the FlexMarker giveaway which ends on March 1st!