Friday, August 31, 2012

Hopes and Dreams

So today is friday, and that means DILLY BEANS DESIGNERS & FRIDAY CHALLENGES!
This week's challenge is:
Black and White plus one color of your choice.
And this is what I made for the challenge:
 To start, I covered the page with book text, and washed Ocean Green over the whole page.
Then I took little strips of a tag I had stamped on and made stems for flowers.
 This flower in the middle is Spellbinders Blossom 1, on stamped sheet music.
 These 3 stamps are from Paper Wings Productions.
 The scroll is a Bo-Bunny Rubon, and in the middle, I stamped "Dream."
 The bottom layer of this flower is made by Paper Studios, and the top is Prima, with a little bead I added:)
 And this one is the same, except oppisite order.
I had lots and lots of fun on this project, creativity just poured out of me!
I  hope you enjoyed it, and that I inspire you!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Butterfly Bliss

Last night, I sat down and began working on a new 11x14 canvas, that I named Butterfly Bliss.

The first thing I did was put down some scraps from the blue paper bin.
Next, I painted a border on using Master's Touch Acrylic in Ocean Green.
 I used a cloud stencil and modeling paste to make the clouds.
Then, I took a stencil and misted on some teal, black, and red.
Some of the butterflies are Bo-bunny rubons.

Now, I took the bliss embellishment and sprayed it with some red mists, and distressed the outside of it with Vintage Photo.
I added the butterfly and the white flower on the embellishment, both by K&Company.

 Next, I wrote this quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on card stock, cut it out and adhered it to the canvas.
 This guy here is from K&Company. It was origanally a cream color, but I used my distress inks, Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint.
 Look at the bling I added to the wings! I also added bling to some other butterflys.
 And last, below "Bliss", I added a white lace ribbon, and a blue bow on top of it :)

I had a lot of fun with this canvas, and I tried not to be too serious about it,  I just wanted to enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Live the Life You Imagine

So, it's been a little while since I last posted something, but I finally have a project to post for you!
This is a little 6x6 canvas. 
For the background colors, I used Master's Touch Acrylic Paint in the colors Persian Red, and Flesh.
The circles are made from Liquitex Modeling Paste.
Next, I inked the paste and the edges of my canvas with blue ink.
I mod-podged a piece of scrap paper from my stash.
I also doodled the flourish in the right corner.
I highlighted the corners of the canvas with silver ink.
 Next, I stamped a stamp by Tim Holtz on a piece of cream colored card stock, cut around it, and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Tea Dye. Then I adhered it to the canvas.
Now, I added some of my Prima Flowers.
I misted them with a mist a made using FolkArt Metallic in Antique Copper.
And of course, I distressed the flowers, too, with Tea Dye.

 And for the finishing touches! In the middle of the Prima flowers, I added little dots of modeling paste, to give the flowers more texture.

I had lots of fun doing this little canvas, and I hope I inspired you!
Thanks for stopping by!