Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cowboys Birthday Card

Hello Everyone!
First I want to thank you all for your comments, they really make me happy:)
Ok, so tonight, I remembered my little brother is turning 17 in this coming week, so I got to work on a card for him.
My brother and my Dad both LOVE Dallas Cowboys!
So I decided because it's FINALLY football season, and the Cowboys kicked off to a great start this year, Why not make him a Cowboy's Card?
This card is 6x6 black cardstock with white, silver, and navy scraps on it. Here is the original layout I went with:

 This ribbon flower was my first attempt at making them. I think it came out alright for the first time, and I see myself making LOTS of these in the near future!

 The letters are stickers, By Remark. I doodled around and on them.
On this strip of silver scrap, I embossed 3 different Happy Birthday sentiments.
This card was really basic. Something I pulled together really fast. But overall, I do love the outcome. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by!

I entered this project in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
3GJ Challenge Blog: Ribbon Flower
Paper Pretties: Square Card

Friday, September 7, 2012

Love Birds

So, today I'm going to share with you a page from my art journal:)
Fisrt, I used Modeling paste and a 2 bird stencils.
After the paste dried, I used Liquitex Acrylic Ink in Phthalocyanine Blue on the bird on the right, and colored its belly with Permanant Red Master's Touch Acrylic Paint, and it's beak with Flesh. On the bird on the left, I painted Persian Red, and the belly Sky Blue. The beak is painted Flesh. The color of the leaves is Lime Sorbet.
Above the birds, I put a little white heart from my stash:)
Next, I painted the background Ocean Green. I used a stencil and traced the clouds from a book page, and cut the out, distressed the edges with Black Soot, and modpodged them down.
I doodled on the inside and outside of the cloud using a white and black pen.

I spritzed on red spray with a "Love" stencil by Home Decor Show Offs.

And last, I glued down these Prima Flowers, which I love so much, and added a gemstone in the middle of them:)

This was a very simple page in my journal, but I really like it.
I'm sure one of these days, I'll go in and add more to it:)
I hope I inspired you with this Art Journal page, I enjoyed just going for it and not really thinking about it. It seems thats when I have the most fun creating!
Thanks for stopping by, and if you're a new follower, Thankyou!
I'm looking foward to seeing your work!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Today I want to share a canvas that I did a little while back.
To start out, I covered my canvas in 7Gypsies 6x6 paper, from the Paddington paper pack.
Next, I painted on a border with FolkArt, the color Aqua.
Now, I went to the Cricut, and cut out Imagine using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
 Now, I used the Cuttlebug. I inked the inside of the folder with Colorbox Cat's eye's in Magenta, then used the Cuttlebug like you normally would.
I modpodged all the letters on, and then I painted the rest of the background with the same blue, leaving the area areound the letters blank. Then I came in with Master's Touch Acrylic in Perminant Red, and lightly washed over the area behind the letters, so that you can still see the papers underneath.

Now, I took a stencil and randomly stenciled on some gesso to give the canvas more texture.
I also used some bubble wrap and Master's Touch Permanant Black acrylic to make the black circles:)
 And now, for the last step. I found that my letters faded a little into the background so I went aroung them with white ink, not neatly, of course! And then I used my black paint to make the letters 'POP' out at you.
I loved this canvas so much, I have it hanging on my wall. I love the colors, and I am very satisfyed with it!
I hope you enjoyed the steps and that I inspired you!
Have a very happy Hump Day!
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