Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Two Challenges in One!

I'm so enjoying spending more time in my craft room and getting back to doing some challenges.  I didn't have enough time to do two different projects for the 2 challenges due by Wednesday, so I decided to combine them.  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week is a "Birthday" themed project and the Kraftin' Kimmie Wednesday challenge is "anything goes"

For this project I decided to grab one of my favorite Kraftin' Kimmie stamps "Alice" and create a birthday card.  I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it with copics (B0000, B000, Boo, Bo1, B02, B05, Y21, Y23, Y26, E0000, E00, E01, E02, R02 & N7) & added a little shimmer with a "sky star" gelly roll pen. 

I masked off the image and created the back ground clouds with a plastic template (handmade) and some tumbled glass distress ink sponged on.  It is really hard to tell in the picture but both white background pieces have the clouds on them.  I added some diamond stickles to the sponged clouds in the background. For the die cut clouds I used the Simon Says Cloud die and cut them up.  

The greeting is from the Simon Says Birthday Balloons stamp set (MFT hybrid ink pad - steel grey). I liked that the curve of the stamp, it seemed to match the curve in the clouds (although it isn't easy to tell that from the picture).  Finished it off with a few plain rhinestones in the corners and one on her hair bow.

Well, I think I covered everything I used for this card.  I'm sure I will come back and edit this post at least twice.  Once again I am typing this out after midnight which usually means I ramble and make many errors 😏

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Make A Rainbow!

This project almost didn't get finished in time!!!  As I type there are about 4 hours or so left to post this.  This project I created for the Simon Says Monday Challenge "Make A Rainbow".  They design team made so many beautiful project this week that you couldn't help but be inspired!

This is what I came up with after looking at all their wonderful samples.  Of course I now have to go out and buy the correct size frame for it.  I put it in a slightly bigger one just to see how it will look, but I really need to get the proper size.

For the  background piece - I followed the instructions I found on AmyR's blog - click here for post! The Tim Holtz distress inks I used were - black soot, mustard seed, wilted violet & blueprint sketch and copic opaque white paint.
The buildings I cut out with "cityscape nightline"die from Memory Box and the other buildings are using another die (unfortunately I can't find the package to tell you the name of it).  I used Tim Holtz distress inks to water color these (tumbled glass, festive berries, peeled paint, squeezed lemonade, broken china, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, candied apple, twisted citron, mustard seed & wilted violet).  I just stamped some of each ink on a plastic palette and spritzed it with lots of water and used an aqua brush to paint them.  The buildings are attached to the background piece with glue dots.

For the moon I just cut out a circle and sponged it with a bit of brilliance moonlight white ink and a bit of the mustard seed ink edged on one side.  I then used the "peeled paint" stamp by Prima to stamp the texture on with the black soot ink.  It is attached to the background piece with foam squares.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for my first attempt at the background.  I love making these 3D art pieces and wish I had a proper size frame to put it in right now. Oh well, it gives me a good excuse to go shopping later this week. 😀

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope to be back tomorrow with another post!