Monday, October 19, 2015

Gettin' my Groove on at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog

It's time for Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap. Here are our fabulous sponsors:

Prize: 2 images of choice to winner

Doctor Digi

Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

Prize: $10 gift certificate

I found this adorable image at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet. It is called "Scrapping" and is by an artist called Digi Blessings. When I saw the sentiments that went with it, I knew I had to have it. It fits me to a tee! I just happen to win a fantastic prize from Stencil Girl so I decided to try my very first Mixed Media Canvas. I had all these ideas and thought it would go together fairly quickly (even though I had no idea what I was doing). I won a $25 gift certificate from Stencil Girl along with some great products by Art-C. 

One of the things I won was a tool called The Groove. I had never seen or heard of it before Stencil Girl's blog hop. It is such a nifty tool. I wanted to use the stuff I won. This is going to be loaded with pictures. 

My prize pack:

The Groove paints, inks, and sands. I tried painting the canvas and then using gesso on a stencil. I also used it to sand the edges of my canvas and grungepaper. It really did a fantastic job and was very easy to use and clean. 

Here is my canvas:

I was messing around and thought this black and white photo looked cool:

 I have fallen in love with the concept of Art Journaling and mixed media. I have found some incredible blogs. Although I do not have the time or artistic ability, I wanted to try my hand at my own type of Art Journaling using a canvas instead of an actual journal. As you can see my canvas is full of different things. I wanted it to tell a story about me. I am left-handed so I included the left-handed stencil. I like script background, bling, and glitter so I incorporated those also. Teal is one of my favorite colors but I wanted the hand and "face" to be flesh colored. I love glitter, hence the glittery leaves and stickles on the flowers. I gave everything a final mist of Mr. Huey's Shine for a shimmery appeal. I tore the flowers apart and replaced the stamens with Rhinestones and a Tim Holtz Accoutrement button. I sanded the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo. The flowers started out cream colored. I sprayed them with Ritzy Ditz Glimmer mist. The butterflies are cut out of an aluminum can.

I used all 3 image sentiments. One of them is very small on the mouse's scrapbook page.

11X14 canvas
Paints: Gesso and Acrylic Paints by USArt Quest (Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Wheat), Americana (Baby Pink
            and Bubblegum Pink), and Basics (Quinacridone Magenta)
Heavy Artist Gel (mixed with the Cobalt Turquoise paint)
Texture Paste (mixed with the Cobalt Turquoise paint)
Grunge Paper (painted with the Cobalt Turquoise)
6x6 Stencils from Stencil Girl: Mystique, Rembrandt's Words Small, Succulents, and Journaling Left Hand
Embellies: Glitter pine pick and Flowers bought from Pat Catan's, Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Accoutrement button,
                 Crystal Heart Pick by Darice, Twine by Art-C, Glass bottle by Art-C filled with random glitter from 
                 my stash, Charm, Butterflies made from Aluminum Arizona Tea can
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Eyelet die and Filigree Butterfly dies by Cottage Cutz
Adhesives: Glue and Seal by Inksential, Hot Glue, and Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz musical Tissue paper
Vintage Photo Distress ink
Glimmer Mists: Turquoise Ritzy Ditz spray by PK Glitz and Mr. Huey's Shine
Digi image: Scrapping by Digi Blessings colored with copics
Crystal Stickles

I hope that you will join us by participating in our challenge. Please head over to the LTSCB by clicking the link in my sidebar for more great inspiration and to enter your project in our challenge.

I am entering the following: Use a hand colored image Art Journaling with Tim (Tim inspired with the Tim Holtz tissue paper, grungepaper, and Accoutrement button; sanding the edges and applying Vintage Photo ink to the edges for a distressed look. Tim also likes to use stencils and embossing pastes. I used 4 stencils and gel (which is like embossing paste) and texture paste. I don't have Ditress sprays but I know Tim uses them. I sprayed too, only I used a different product)  Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

No Tricks Just Treats

Today I am posting a little treat bucket that I decorated for my guardian angel at church. Our guardian angel program is one in which the adult participants are given the name of a child in Junior High and High School. We pray for them daily and occasionally provide small gifts or cards to let them know that they are being thought of and prayed for. My husband and I are blessed to be praying for a lovely young lady in Jr. High.

Although we typically do not celebrate Halloween I couldn't resist the chance to use this Eleanor and Pickles image Ve Vant Candy from Lacy Sunshine. I just adore Heather's images.

My teen loves pink and glitter, so I tried to incorporate both. The pumpkin image is part of one called Pumpkin Topiary by Scribbles Designs. I cropped the image down to just the top pumpkin. I resized and printed 3 different ones, colored and fussy cut them all. I added clear embossing glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle to them to make them more sturdy. I made a spider from a button and jute. The black legs didn't show up so I put some pink stickles on them to make them more visible. I stamped the words No Tricks Just Treats on a Tim Holtz Acrylic shape and added embossing glitter to the back of it.

DP: Fall 8 1/2 x 11 pack DCWV, green chevron by My Minds Eye, Glitter paper from Michaels
Digi Images: Eleanor and Pickles Ve Vant Candy by Lacy Sunshine, Pumpkin Topiary from Scribbles
                    Designs printed on white cardstock and colored with Copics
Dies: Tim Holtz mini rosettes by Sizzix and I can't remember what I used on the lid but it is probably a
         Spellbinders die
Embellies and misc: Burlap Ribbon; Tim Holtz Acrylic shape and jump ring; orange ribbon; button and black
                              jute for spider; Glossy Accents and liquid pearls on glasses; wink of stella glitter brushes
                               pink, black, and clear; Eucalyptus and Cotton Candy Stickles, Clear embossing glitter
                               from Sparkle and Sprinkle, Meadow Embossing Glitter from PK Glitz (no longer in
Adhesives: Glossy Accents, foam tape, and Zots glue dots

I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest creation.

I am entering the following:    Monster Mash (anything creepy for Halloween)     Use a die/dies    Anything Goes with an image  Anything Goes with digi images   Anything Goes   Halloween     Witches, Ghouls, and Goblins (Halloween)    DCC1014-Pumpkin Time  Anything Goes or Halloween    Halloween Decoration

Monday, October 5, 2015

Use Lace or Ribbon at LTSCB

Welcome to another fun challenge over at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. This time around we want to see your fabulous stamping with some ribbon or lace added to your creation. Again we have some wonderful sponsors with fantastic prizes!

Prize: 20% off website certificate to winner

Prize: 2 images of choice to winner

 Prize: $10 gift certificate

I chose for this this challenge SLS image Goth Girl with Top Hat. She is colored with Copics and PrismaColor pencils. I love seeing steampunk creations, but it is not something that I am good at doing myself. Still, I like to experiment sometimes. There are some great embellishments that go with steampunk creations, but if you are like me you hate running the risk of putting all that money into something that someone will just throw away. So many people that I know just are not sentimental  and do not look at cards as the pieces of art that they are. They get them, keep them a few days and throw them away. I don’t want to spend money on something that will be thrown away.

My card is my first double gate fold. I used the tutorial over at Split Coast Stampers. The Tim Holtz paper reminds me of the tags with the sizes on them that manufacturers used to put in these kind of hats. Check out the little piece of ribbon that I used as a hat band. That took a little work lol. I had to paper piece the hat. I also used the side piece of DP as a pocket. I cut down a Doohickey tag and stuck it in. For the hat on the inside I had to draw a base so that it did not have any hair or face. I glued the image onto the base and then popped the brim with foam tape. I also used Glossy Accent on the glasses.

Anyway, here is the card that I made.

Papers: Black cardstock, gray cardstock, DCWV Tattered Time stack, Tim Holtz Ideaolgy Crowded
             Attic stack, and a piece of unknown script paper from my scraps.
Stamps: SLS Goth Girl with Top Hat Digi Stamp SLS Lines and "Hi There" from Hanging Around 
              set by Just Right 
Inks: Black Archival, Momento Grape Jelly, and Dusty Concorde Distress
Pencils: PrismaColor with blender and some Gamisol 
Markers: Copics E0000, E00 and E11 for skin
Dies:Magnolia Doohickey Tag, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frames 3, and Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets set
Embellies: Prima Flowers (Laraine Black Tie) , Black Lace, Black Glitter Ribbon, USArt Quest                          GoldenGlitz, Large Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Memo Pin, Silver bead spray (Found in                            wedding aisle at Crafts 2000/Pat Catan's), Metal Ball Chain, Wink of Stella Clear Brush                       Pen, Gellyroll Stardust Clear pen, Sparkle and Sprinkle Embossing Powder Purple Sparkle

Hope to see your great creations! Click the link in the sidebar to join in and check out the other great creations by our fantastic DT.

I am entering:  Use A Die/Dies   Halloween (not really sure if this qualifies, but she looks Halloweeny)  Fairies/Angels (Do the wings qualify?)