Wednesday, March 28, 2012
This first group is from Day 5’s lessons…..SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!
Aren’t these techniques SUPER COOL!!!!! So wish I could share with you how I did them all….but you know the rules…no sharing!!!! Which I TOTALLY RESPECT!!! But I can tell you……You will NOT regret taking the class if you ever decide to…….I am not only loving the techniques….(a lot of which I’ve already done for years and years…..and some are new…..) and know I will continue to use more….But I’m also LOVING the fact I have all these pretty tags to keep and refer back to!!! I think I will make a book of them once I’m all done!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of these techniques!!!!!!!
Okie Dokie……Now I’m officially caught up….Can’t WAIT to watch today’s class…..I so hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow for my results from what I learn…….As always…THANK YOU so very much for stopping by to visit with me….I wish you all a VERY blessed day!!!! Until next time….
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I enjoyed his tutorial on the misters…as this is something I had been doing for years…and had even shared tutorials myself on how I made mine…..so since I had some of my misters premade…I used those to make my tag for that portion…However…I don’t have any templates and didn’t have time to make a custom one and cut with my Lynx…but I WILL very soon…I just use the clear plastic sheets and it works BEAUTIFULLY to create your own templates….So I decided to use stamps to cover the Reinker Mister Tag…….
I also REALLY enjoyed the 2nd Technique……this is something I will be doing more of!!! LOVE the look……..
Now I don’t have the material I need to complete the 3rd technique for today…but I WILL be getting some….Absolutely LOVE the technique he shared….
So I had lots of ink left on my mat and didn’t want to waste it…LOL So I covered some more tags with random colors…I think they turned out SO pretty!!!!!!
Now I’m off to watch Day 5….wanted to get caught up yesterday… ;( But that didn’t happen…….I’m wanting to make sure to soak in all his wonderful knowledge!!!!!
THANKS so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!! I so hope you’ll come by again…I wish you a VERY blessed week!!!! Until next time…..
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Ok….off I got to get some zzzzz’s…..I can’t wait to get home from work tomorrow so I can do Class Day 4…….hoping I can catch up by tomorrow evening……This class is SO worth the $$$$ I paid…..Sometime I also have to manage to get caught up on emails!!!
THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!! I really really appreciate it…..I also would like to wish you all a VERY blessed week and I hope you’ll come by again…..Until next time…
Of course I’m not permitted to share the steps I took to achieve these affects…..but I can say if you’re contemplating whether to take the class or not……I would say YES!!!! Do it….I really think you will love it!!!!
Okie Dokie….THANKS for letting me share my journey of learning with you…..not I’m off to work on Day 3……..Can’t WAIT!!!
I hope you are all having a very blessed Sunday and I wish you a very blessed week…I do hope you will come by again!!!!
Monday, March 19, 2012
So…..after my post last night I had another idea I wanted to work on……so I drew it up and then wanted to have an example to show you a purpose for what I made….I rather like the little idea I came up with…..
You know the nifty little gum boxes that chewing gum comes in now a days….I thought it was the coolest little box…..so I decided to make one!!!! Check it out….
I decided I needed an envie to put each of the 2 1/2”x3 1/2” cards into to make it even cuter……so here’s what I came up with for that……
Sunday, March 18, 2012
So I cut out a bottle graphic image using the PNC Technique…then I created a flourishy tag…..added the “texture” to it…..printed then did the PNC technique to it as well…..Let’s just say…AWESOME!!!! So…now I have the 2 pieces….what am I going to do with them!!! LOL So I went to my ART table and started playing….pulled out some cuts I had previously done of my PDC Grungy Rose file in off white and pulled out a bunch of supplies……Here’s everything I used……
I love how it came out…..I used a couple of different techniques…..on the flower and the background of the tag and on the bottle I used the resist technique with my Versamark pad and clear embossing powder…….using the lace acrylic stamp on the flower pieces and the bottle…..used the polka dot stamp for the tag…….once embossed on the rose pieces I used the Fireworks spritz in the 2 colors shown above…..but before that and before using the lace stamp I hit the edges of the flower petals with my Memento Rich Cocoa stamp pad…so you’ll notice the Firewords spritz colored the paper where the Versamark ink did not go…..I absolutely LOVE this look….I’ll be making more roses like this!!!!
for the bottle…it was a digital graphic that I printed out with my laser color printer….then I stamped with the lace stamp with Versamark Stamp pad and embossed with clear embossing powder….then I took some Adirondack Expresso Color Wash (which I failed to show in the image above) and dabbed off….but look at the SUPER COOL affect I got from the ink from the laser printer against the Color Wash…makes the bottle look really grungy and rusty…don’t you think…I LOVE it…..
Then on the tag that is stamped with the phrase…that’s the one that I printed the graphic and then did the PNC technique on…I hit the edges of this tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my Ink distressing tool….and then stamped the phrase with Memento Rich Cocoa…..
On the tag background I used the polka dot stamp and Versamark pad then coated with clear embossing powder and heat embossed…the base of the tag was off white when I started….then I used a combination of Vintage Photo & Victorian Velvet Distress Inks and my Ink Distressing pads to color……
I used some lace bunched up and glued down on both sides of the tags and adhered the bottle with double thickness foam tape….Voila!!!!! Done……Super easy but the impact is huge I think!!! I LOVE it……It was so much fun to just start with a couple of things and build from there with no idea of what I wanted to do!!! That’s the way I work best!!! How about you?????
As always…I want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!! I hope you all are having a blessed day…..I also hope you will come by and visit again and I pray you all have a very blessed and amazing week!!!! Until next time…..
Friday, March 16, 2012
I needed to get my ATC’s done on time this month for the swap I host monthly in my ARTHaven Creations & Friendships group…I wanted to try and use some of my supplies that I’ve been hoarding forever and just usually don’t use……so the first thing was to FORCE and I do mean FORCE myself to use some of the most GORGEOUS handmade paper that a very very dear friend of mine…Chrystal Schilling makes….check out here store here….http://www.craftstudiopaper.com/Handmade_Paper.html
When I tell you I’m hoarding it…..LOL I’m not kidding..she dated one set she sent me…..it’s dated 2009!!!! And why do I hoard it….BECAUSE like these I made….I used my most favorite piece that was white with purple all through…with real flower pieces in it….It’s SO PRETTY!!!!!
I wanted to stamp on it and use some of my Faber Castelle Gelatos….I’ve probably had these for well over a year….and never used them……You know what…they are SUPER SUPER easy and FUN to use!!!! I used some stamps….just took the gelatos and colored directly onto the stamps…..then right before stamping I spritz with water and then stamp….super super fun and EASY!!!!
The handmade paper by Chrystal Schilling took the stamping SO WELL with the Distress Ink in the Black Soot and also the Faber Castelle Gelatos….and I went around the edges of the paper with some Crushed Olive Distress Ink and my ink distresser…….used a bit of ribbon….one of my PDC Roses and a couple of purchased roses I’ve had in my stash for eons….wanna see how the ATC’s turned out????
Monday, March 12, 2012
I had a wee bit of playing this weekend…..I was trying to decided how to handle my website……I’ve made the decision to retain my blog as it is…..since it’s what everyone is used to……but have made some slight modifications……You’ll see at the top of my blog there is now a tab for CLASSES…..As I decide on what kind of classes to offer I will add the selections to this page……that way they’ll be easy to find……I’ve decided the best solution for me is to use a combination of Skype and Sky Remote….if you’ve not heard or used them before….here’s the links for them below……
I created my own mask with some plastic sheets that I get from AllThatJazzSupplies.com You can find them here…. http://allthatjazzsupplies.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=46 it’s really great quality plastic and cuts like butter with my Black Cat Lynx cutter named “Sable”….I cut it in a 21/2” x 31/2” size and you can see the amazing cut I got from the piece……..
For the background of the ATC itself I did the resist technique with some snowflake acrylic stamps I have……such a simple step but what a wonderful effect you achieve……and colored with Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Vintage Photo & Mustard Seed……love the vintagy look of how it turned out……
For the stamped piece I scanned the stamp to create the exact circle shadow piece I needed and cut out with “Sable” and then stamped and embossed my image onto a pre-distress inked piece….I stamped in Vintage Photo then dipped in embossing powder and embossed……I used tissue tape in little loops behind and then backed that with another circle to secure…..used foam dots to adhere to my piece…..Oh yeah…a note on attaching the plastic layer…I used some clear adhesive dots on the piece that would not show and then placed my stamped piece over it…..
I added the snowflakes to the top of the stamped piece and added a bit of ribbon behind it…..I really am happy with the end result……what do you think????
Not really what you would think of as Winter though huh!!! LOL Hopefully the recipients will like it…..
Okie Dokie….I “think” this catches me up for the day……it’s another working world day…..but I would much rather be right her in my ARTHaven!!! I, as always….want to say THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me…..I pray you have a VERY blessed day….Please do come by again…until then….
Thursday, March 8, 2012
It’s Thursday!!! Yeah!!! Looking forward to a weekend!! I just thought I would let you all know…that sadly…. ;( My account is still shut down on my Windows Live account………And I’m giving up on it ever opening again…I just don’t understand that company…I’ve sent in multiple tickets and they continue to tell me there’s nothing wrong….HELLO!!!! So after a lot of thought I’m going to be making some changes……it will take me a bit of time…..I can only ask that you all bear with me…….I’m hoping to be working on a new website this weekend………
One thing I am contemplating doing is from something I’ve had several requests for……I’m thinking about offering classes on different techniques…IF there is an interest????? Perhaps a live class on making my PDC Roses, or other flowers, Working with Inkscape or other programs????? Is this something anyone would be interested in???? Would REALLY LOVE to have feedback from you…IF I’m going to go into this venture I want to make it the best one possible…..
I can’t thank you all enough for your amazing support….I’m looking forward to this decision, though a bit apprehensive…but trusting the Lord will guide me…..Would love to hear your thoughts…..As always…THANK YOU so much for stopping by…I so pray you will come by again!!!! Until then…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Let me just say I LOVE this idea!!!!….But then I got to thinking…..knowing me I’m not going to be happy with just one type of diffuser……I’m the type person that loves things to be different or customized for whatever project I’m working on…….not even to mention the fact the embossing folders on the market today are not all the same size……..there are 5x7 sizes and several that are multiple sizes smaller…..so I didn’t like the idea for ME of being restricted to that particular size and design…….SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….my brain got to work and me and my best buddy….”Sable” got to work…….LOL If you don’t already know… “Sable” is my Black Cat Lynx cutter…..LOVE HER!!!! She does an AMAZING job!!!!
So…on to my story…..In the video he tells you the approximate thickness of the diffuser is the same thickness of the thin “B” plate…..so that’s how I decided how many layers of .022 Chipboard I used……..I decided to use 3 layers…..I get my chipboard from Tyler at AllThatJazzSupplies.com . His chipboard is amazing quality and cuts beautifully!!!!! I adhered the layers together with my ATG Gun…
You’ll notice I also inked them too….and I have to say I love the affects of that look too!!! Give it a go…I know you’re going to be HOOKED!!!!!
THEN…..when hubby and I were in the home improvement store the other night for him to get things to fix our water line that got destroyed in the weather the other day….I came upon some Gutter Netting……..
Something else I wanted to share with you that I’ve started doing and I KNOW I’ll be using my rubber/acrylic stamps more because of this…….notice the phrase I have stamped and placed on the card……here’s a reminder…
Then I decided to decorate with pearls on the “tufted” part of the card and added some of my leaves and my PDC Grungy Roses with a bit of a pearl bead spray and some ribbon…..I’m really happy with how the entire card came out…and it’s definitely unique!!! See what you can do…..and it will be totally your creation with the imagination you have!!!
Okie Dokie…….I hope you like my brain share today!! I sure enjoyed sharing it with you and it was SO GOOD to play 2 days in a row!!! THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me….I do so hope you’ll come by again…..I also wish you all a very blessed week!!!! Until next time…
Saturday, March 3, 2012
So I have finally found some time to play in my ART Haven Spot and it’s been FUN…..I wanted to create a few new files and in the process came up with a card/envie design I really like……..I hope you do too…..This could be used for St. Patrick’s Day or any day in general…..I think you’ll see what I mean…….
For the Covers I cut them out using a page out of my Tim Holtz Lost & Found….then I coated with Perfect Medium and coated with UTEE and heat embossed…..applied another layer and heat embossed to give the clovers a glassy look……I adhered them to the card with pop dots in different heights to give the card a bit more dimension.
for the front pieces and the base of the card I used Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Fired Brick & Walnut Stain and sponge applicators to apply…and I did the same thing with the same colors to the envelope……The decorative paper is Mariposa paper…..in the 8x8 size. The stamps I used were from the following sets…..
Tim Holtz – Natures Elements / Tim Holtz – Heartfelt / Fiskars – Friends Forever / Inkadinkado – Foilage Trails…..I used my Distress inks to stamp the images as well….
Then I added some ribbons to the front of the card….the red wired ribbon was actually white when I started…but I used some Tim Holtz Distress stain in Fired Brick….Loved being able to color my ribbon to the perfect color I wanted……then adhered the ribbons to the card with hot glue….used a bit of wire around the middle of the ribbon to bunch it up a bit ….then attached my element to the front…(I apologize as this element I’ve had for years in my stash so I am not sure of the manufacturer of it)….Then I decided to take some sheer ribbon to wrap around and through the element and tie……
I also used some of this same sheer ribbon around the envelope to give it a bit more pop………On the inside of the card I used a decorative brad to hide where I glued the ribbon down….added some green pearls….and just a side note…on the butterflies that are stamped I stamped them 2x’s in 2different colors of distress Ink then used water color pencils and a water brush to color the butterflies quickly……
So…There you have it…..this is how I created my card/envie…..Do you like it??? I SO hope so cause I had a lot of fun making it……