Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Boothday!

She's 27.
She's smart, funny, happy, beautiful, brave, honest.
She works so hard for everything she has and for everything she wants out of life.
A mother can't ask for anything more.
Happy Halloween too!
Here is my last card.
I actually mailed out Halloween cards to a few nieces and nephews.
I've never mailed out Halloween cards.
I have tons!!!

This is how I started.
I had already stamped the Raven Skull stamp from Stampendous twice on deli paper
I use soft gel medium to attach the image on the dictionary paper and on the cardstock.
I used the deli paper to add more support for the image.
Sometimes old dictionary paper is fragile.

Colored the stamped image on the dictionary paper.

Cut it out and used pop dots to attach it on top of the image on the cardstock.

The white border with the holes is tape from the hardware store.
I don't remember what it's used for.
Go to the hardware store so many tapes to choose from.

That's it for Halloween.
I hope you like that card.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

She Sees Many Things

Hello Everyone.
I created a new canvas and it's not Halloween themed.
I know weird!

I started the canvas by a layer of gesso and then added the Elegant Motif stencil in black and silver.

I added white paint and and some bead gel to tone it down.

Here is where more texture was added.
I mixed modeling paste, bead gel and silver paint together and put it through the Elegant Motif stencil.  When it was dry I added some black paint, pearls and beads.

I added the large face stamp, which was stamped on deli paper, and the frame.

It was the perfect addition.

That's it for now.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

She Watches - Love this Stamp

For some reason I love this Skeleton Lady stamp by Stampendous.
The scene behind her is the whole stamp on deli paper.
I cut her out to add some dimension to the card.

Just a quick post today!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015


I love Halloween so DecoArt's Mixed Media Haunts Challenge was the perfect challenge for me.

My project was made on an 8x8 wood board.
I used these lovely DecoArt Products

Traditions: Phthalo Blue and Raw Umber
Matte Medium
Modeling Paste
Fluid Acrylics: Dioxazine Purple, Medium Grey Value 6, Dark Grey Value 3, Carbon Black, Titanium White, Interference Violet
Misters: Primary Cyan

I wish I had more step by step pictures but I didn't like what I was making at first.
I walked away and came back and then the magic happened.
I was having so much fun I didn't take many pictures.

You can see in this first picture the background I didn't like.
I created it with Mini Branches stencils but didn't like it.
I then added with stone walkway using Organic Matter stencil and modeling paste.

While the modeling paste was still wet, I added some grey paint watered down to the board.
It moved all the way through the stone path.

When it dried it looks like this.
Pretty cool looking.

I added more layers of paint and splatter it with titanium white to finished the background.

Doesn't look like a cool night sky?
Using a Stampendous Skeleton Lady and jet black archival ink, I stamped her on tissue paper and added her to the board.
I decided she didn't need anything else. 

She waits, She watches

I hope you like my project.
I had so much fun creating it.

Tip: Buy DecoArt paints.
The colors are amazing!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Flowers in my art journal

Today I have a couple of pages from my art journal to show you.
I worked on both pages at the same time.
When something was drying on the left, I worked on the right.

I saw a photograph of flowers in a field and trying from memory to recreate it.
Not sure if I was completely successful but I love this page.

This flower was created because I spilled paint on the page.
I used an old credit card to spread the paint.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Create Easy Backgrounds

Hi Everyone!
I created easy backgrounds for a few Halloween cards for my Design Team post on The Crafter's Workshop.
You can check out how I created them HERE.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Quick and Easy Birthday Card with DecoArt Misters

I had to create a quick birthday card last month and used what was on my table.
A found mini round tag already stamped
This Joyful Sunflower stencil is the perfect stencil for making quick cards.
Just moving it around on the paper and spraying creates a great background.
I bet it would make a great background for a scrapbook page too!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Episode of National Geographic in our parking lot

Hi Everyone!
I work full time and we had a wonderful and gross experience in the parking lot.
It started by someone yelling my name to go to his office to look out the window.
I was able to go out to the parking lot and stand 10 feet away to take these pictures.
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk with is catch of the day. 

This last picture is my favorite.

He stayed for about two hours eating his catch.
Flying back and forth.
It was like we were watching a National Geographic show.
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Monday, October 5, 2015

Quoth of the Raven...Nevermore

Here is a little peak at what I created for The Crafter's Workshop using one of their new stencils.
Head on over the blog HERE
and check it out.
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

White Space, Texture and a Stencil

This canvas I don't think I ever shared.
August was purge my art room month and I found this one under a shelving unit.
I love white space and this was my first try at it.
I used metal embellishments and the Urban Landscape stencil for the words.

I think I added some gel medium and/or modeling paste for extra texture.

That's it for now.
I have lots to show you soon.

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