Monday, April 29, 2013

Do Not Disturb

I am suffering from serious blogging withdrawal! I have been to busy to even touch the computer except for printing some digital images. I made this during the week of Easter, but just hadn't been able to get it uploaded until now. This is a project that I tried using grungeboard. I gave it to one of the teachers that I work with. The bottom piece detaches. I figured that way she could use it at home to catch up on her sleep. With a "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door, you can dream away in peace.

This is actually double-sided. The flip side of the "testing" section says "Conference".

The original pieces were Art Parts. Since they are a bit expensive to use a lot of, I tried tracing them onto grungeboard and cutting them out. The directions for this project are found in one of the Studio 490 project books. There are at least five different project books which can be found at the Stampers Anonymous website.The stamps (except words) are from different Studio 490 sets. Wendy is either really smart or has a great marketer. She uses stamps from different sets to do her projects. If you want to copy them you have to buy 3 or 4 different sets-very expensive at $25 US dollars each. The grungeboard is inked using Adirondack stamp pads and color washes and some Tim Holtz distress ink. The hand is a chipboard piece that I found at Michael's. I didn't have enough Tim Holtz gears so I used my gear die cuts and covered them with silver ink. I also improvised by using Color Me Crazy leaves by Petaloo and regular cheaper brads than the long fasteners by Tim.
I found a challenge from Pan Pastels that I thought this would fit under. I would love to win a starter set.
Here's the challenges that I entered:    Dream  Anything goes.    Anything goes        Anything goes using 2 or more buttons      Buttons, badges, or Flair     Anything but a card

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Two projects to share today

I have two projects that I want to share, so instead of making 2 posts, I am making one longer one. The first one is an Easter canvas. It is an 8 x 10 canvas. I have 2 versions of it and want to make a third because it still is not quite right. My husband and daughter think the 2nd one is too busy. Here are the pics. You be the judge.

I am not sure what happened in the second picture. It is very hazy for some reason. On the first background I use Martha Stewart paint. I didn't like how it turned out. I decided to try another one using Tim Holtz music note tissue paper and distress inks. I liked it better, but are the notes too much? My husband doesn't like the ornate plate (also a Tim Holtz product) on the second one. He says its too much. Please let me know what you think. Here are some close ups.

The image is Tilda as a Shepherd. She is actually enlarged a bit (probably about an inch) because the original image was too small. The plate has the verse stamped onto a piece of Tim Holtz DP and then covered with Glossy Accents. The butterfly is a stamp and die set by Sizzix/Hero Arts.  The poem is die cut with one from Lifestyle Crafts. I am entering the following challenges: Bingo (metal, flowers, pearls) Magnolia image and add flowers Easter/Spring  Anything but a card Tic Tac Toe (Spring, Yellow/Green, and Pearls) Anything Goes Use at least 1 die cut Spring with Animals Spring Blossoms

Here is the next project. It is a monochromatic birthday card made with some challenges in mind. The color, flowers and hearts are for the  Deep Ocean challenge this week (a photo inspiration). It is also Magnolia Mania's birthday. They are having a celebratory blog hop and birthday challenge.

The image is Happy Easter Tilda. The flowers were cut with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. The sentiment is a chipboard cut out that comes with the cartridge. The swirl stamp on it also comes with the cartridge. The sentiment is from the Scrapbooking Queen. The dp is some that I've had for a really long time. I have been trying to use up some of my old stuff. I covered the dots with stickles to look like confetti.

Here are the challenges for this card: Birthday Photo Inspiration  Anything goes with flowers Anything goes