Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Clean and Simple card making - day 2

Wow! Another day full of information and great techniques.  So many examples of cards to make.  I have made the first one, as shown by Julie Ebersole.  I have changed the sentiment and used distress markers to create the arrow through the heart.  Great masking technique!

Thanks for stopping by!! Can't wait for day 3
and to create the other cards that have been made in the last 2 days!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My first cards from the Online Simple Card Class 2

I am not behind yet!!! LOL! I listened to the fabulous videos last night from day one of the Online Simple Card Class 2.  There are a bunch of cards I can make - but here is one that I created, in double.  Thanks for stopping by!

I used a Simon Says Stamp sentiment, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray
over a Mr. Huey stencil, copic fine tip pen to make the dashes and
the green is stamped with another stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

More from Creative Jump Start 2013!

Here are some more photos of work I did throughout the CJS online course. 

Using a foam stamp - that I had created from a Tim Holtz die,
I added Claudine Hellmuth's paint, dried it and then put a mask on top. 
Adding another colour over the mask with a sponge dabber, added the pattern on to the tree.
One of Nathalie's tutorials - put a stencil on the tag and add embossing ink and
then powder (heat emboss), spray the tag with a couple of different colours
 and wipe of the embossed areas that resist the ink.  Here I used the Dylusions mists.

This was cool!  Take a piece of sticky back canvas, peel back the sticky side and add a piece of patterned cardstock.  Using a water mister, saturate the paper and start to rub it off!!! The pattern remained on the canvas!!! cool!

I never thought of trying this simple technique - a couple of acrylic paint dabs on the paper and use a brayer to roll out the colours in various angles and voila!  Great for backgrounds!

This is a tag pouch I had from Graphic 45 - I did not have any WOW bonding powder or the metalic paper that was used...but I remembered I had the old 3M coloured transfer film (?) that was so popular a few years ago.  I tried the technique with regular embossing powder and the coloured paper - very pretty effect!  This is with one of Tim Holtz's new stamps, too!

This was cool - I cut out a heart out of a scrap piece of paper and used the negative for my mask.
I put a stencil over top of the open area and spritzed away with the Perfect Pearl's red. 
Then, using archival jet black ink - I added the other stamps.
Can't wait to finish this LO!

This is a little difficult to see, but instead of just using a manila tag on a LO - add a mask, I sprayed the Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls on it and now you have a journaling area
with a bit more dimension that would go with pretty much any LO! 

These techniques with with Julie Fei Fan Balzer
- the left tag is done with a stencil and various distress inks with a ink applicator. 
The right had the same stencil, but I used the Dylusion sprays. 
There is quite the difference between the two
- I like both depending on what you want to do with it after!!

Thanks so much for looking!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Creative Jump Start 2013

I signed up for this class, right away - but only got caught up this weekend.  With 40 posts as of this morning from the class and still a week to go...I managed to create and learn a ton of new techniques in mixed media, different inks and various stamping tips.  I had a great time playing in my scraproom - something I haven't done in a long time.  Here are a few of the projects - the LO and the tag are not finished but I will use them with future projects.

This is using acrylic inks (Claudine Hellmuth), a background,
then select stencil areas and then a piece cut out.
3 colours of alcohol inks to make the background
 and then a stamp using archival jet black ink.

White crayon resist! 
I coloured in the areas that I wanted to see white of Tim Holtz new stamp
Then I used distress inks to colour over the glossy paper. 
 I wiped away the excess in and the white re-appeared.

Stamping another one of Tim's new stamps with archival jet black ink on glossy paper.
Then, colouring in certain areas with distress markers.

This Graphic 45 tag pouch was painted with gesso, dried and layered with Claudine Hellmuth's pink acrylic paint.  Adding water by throwing it on the tag and drying spots with a heat gun revealed the manila tag.  Once this was dried, I added another layer of blue pain and did the same with the water.

This was fun and it is far from from finished.  I painted the entire page with gesso. 
Then, I added rock candy distress all over and let it dry and crackle.  Taking one of the perfect pearl mists, I spritzed, dried and let the ink run to create this interesting crackle effect. 

These are just a few of the MANY techniques I learned from Nathalie Kalbach's Creative JumpStart 2013 workshop.  Amazing!!  I still have a week to go - so much more to learn! 
I have a full journal of examples and explanations of all the many different ideas!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A New Tag for a New Year!

Tim Holtz has continued with his tag-per-month and January did not let us down.  I finished this one this morning.  Not only the sentiment is perfect, but the techniques and how it all comes together is so cool.  Love T!M's work!!!

Tim Holtz Tags

Again, trying to catch up from the end of the year.  Here is October and the 2 that Tim created for December.  I need to finish November...

I still can't believe all of his creativity!!! It never ends....:)

Happy New Year!

Bring on 2013!! We need some good health and happiness sent our way.  Sadly, we ended the year with the passing of my mother-in-law - meaning that both my husband and I lost our mothers in the same year.  Just does not seem possible.  We decided we needed a change for Christmas and spent a week in Jamaica - watch for some new LOs on this beautiful country!! WOW.

I thought I would finally get caught up on some of the projects that I had started over the year - the first being the Creative Chemistry Online Card techniques - given by none other than, Tim Holtz.  The videos and the tips were incredible and we were left with a ton of tags with the descriptions on the back of how to re-create the technique.

Then, I had to make a few cards for various people....

Thanks for looking!