Thursday, December 1, 2011

Art Journalling with Christmas Images

As Christmas approaches quickly. I find want to play with christmas stamps and paints. I call the below journal page Jazzy Christmas. I love the reds of pan pastels so rich.

I layered colours and gesso. I`ve been taking Christy Tomlinson (she has three hearts) workshop. Christy Tomlinson course is so enjoyable and full of ideas for art journalling.


the next image sort of green christmas....love my bicycle. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge

CFC26: Create a Clean And Simple card using the sketch














 http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/

 

My card for this challenge:                              

I chose a Christmas theme, it felt like a fa-la-la-la kinda day. Fun to come home and make a card.
Relaxing and enjoyable.
This photo is close up of Fa la la girl by Penny Black. My favorite christmas stamp. 





 This is the front of card.











Sources:
Stamp: It's a time to be jolly! Penny Black
Versamark - Watermak Stap Pad
Spellbinders - S4-249
Pot-a-dot ribbon - scrap
Button - Grandma's
Card - walmart stock
Paper - JillibeanSoup: Christmas Chestnut Soup
Christmas Tree -  Die cut

The Shabby Tea Room - #86 Homespun Fall

This is my entry into Shabby Tea Room #86 Homespun Fall"
The inspiration photo is below:
To join in the fun click on this link
http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/










 This is my card, I used the fall colour pallate in the photo and embossed the leaves with Thank you. I picked up the browns, oranges and reds from the photo and created a leaf montage.
For the background I used gesso and impressed leaves spine intoit. It provided a nice texture. The red string picked up the red berries.
I brought in some "real" leaves for the photo to give some reality to the card.
Hence my cats got hold of them and they are all over the house now!


Sources:
Vanilla card - Walmart
Shapeabilities: Leaves
String: red - free sample
Paper: My scraps
Pan Pastels: Permanent Green
Gesso

Thursday, October 27, 2011

CAS-aul Fridays CFC #25

My first entry for CAS-aul Friday competition.

I feel like everyone knew was "CAS" sketch for card meant and I did not...finally figured it out...duh!
So here is my stamped and coloured entry.

To link to CAS contest click here













My vintage lady is coloured in with Prismacolour pencil crayons. I'm still experimenting with these but it's coming along. I love the colour and depth these pencils give a stamped image.

I have tried colouring copic markers but that is another LONG conversation.



 I have an old bake-lite phone that worked well
for posing my card.
Sources:
Paper: Harlequin Pink
Brown: Dollarama
Stamp: Pink Persimmmon: Hello Vintage Girl #C033
Scallop Spellbinders S4-249
String: Red
 Heart Embellishments
Hello - Provocraft Template
Corner Punch - Marvy Uchida
Cream Card - Walmart





Sunday, October 23, 2011

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - Finesse the Dress


This is inspiration photo for this weeks Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.
the Title is "Finesse the Dress" click here to find the post


My inspiration from this picture were the colours and dress. I played with fall themes, pumpkins and leaves they all got blown away. Pardon the pun.
I cut the dress and embossed it with flourish and added the embellishments. It started to come together, I added the string as belt.






Blue dress hanging on background flourish. It's a playful thank you card.










This is a detail of dress with pearl embellishments and rope belt. I repeated the same embossing as background it adds depth and fun to dress. I used glue dots to give dimension to the dress.

It's a grungy/cocktail thank you card!












Sources:
Blue Paper: From Michael's cardstock package
Grey Paper: left overs from office folders
Cream card - walmart
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug flourish
Pearl Embellishments
Provocraft Cuttlebug: "thank you"
Dress: Quickutz fashion doll die cut

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moxie Fab World - Textured to Perfection


Moxie Fab world's competition with textures, here is one of the inspiration photos used as encouragement.

To enter the competition click here.













When I saw this challenge my brain defaulted to `fall` and leaves. I gessoed the background and mixed in pan pastels green. To provide more texture i pressed in the spine of the leaves into the gesso. I used corrogated cardboard as backdrop for leaves. On the cardboard, i used sandpaper on to give a grungy feel.
I cut the leaves from shapeabilities ``nested leaves`` and embossed the with thank you embossing folder.

As I looked at i realized it was layers of thankfulness. The twine added a nice accent of fall red. Even the the black leaves have thank anf you embossed on them.


the right hand side


the longer view with real well dead leaves!


Sources for this card:
the card is vanilla blank of walmart stock.
Embossing folder Provocraft thank you
gesso, pan pastel ink permanent green
shapeabilities Nest maple leafs
string: red
various papers from ebay scrap

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Moxie Fab World: Trigger Tuesday - Treat Yourself


My Moxie fab entry for Tuesday Trigger : Treat Yourself




The picture above was the trigger to create a paper project with.

My results were created rather quick but fun. Thanksgiving inspired. It's Thanksgiving Day in Canada! What a beautiful weekend! Sun.Sun.

My background was gessoed using pan pastels tried to make a carmel background. Well I got a mud colour. Um! The card apples in trees remind me that there's life in trees even in their winter slumber. Our maple leaf floats about in a carmel coat. I love fall and the colours. The cats well I foster cats for a rescue group. My two cats have been chasing leaves i brought in from outside.

stamps used: tree: savvy stamps usa, leaf inkadinkado - 99650-DD, apple punch, cats; psx c-921, ink: inkadinkado Expresso liquid chalk ink pad , Versa magic dew drop GD-61,
letters - Pink persimmon mini banner alpha, string: ummm blue

Monday, October 3, 2011

Moxie Fab World - Card Play



This is my entry for Moxie fab world card play. Canadians celebrate our thanksgiving this weekend i thought a fall theme was appropriate plus our temperature has plunged this weekend 56F (16C) today burr! i used two different coloured decks of cards and started playing with backs and fronts it was moxie fun.

I used two decks of cards from dollar store.
A tree punch by McGill, a leaf punch, no name paper and cuttlebug typeface font.

Have a Happy thanksgiving Canada!
Link to The Moxiefab World

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Girly and Gusty



This card was inspired by the following photograph
for Moxie Fab World tuesday trigger Girly and Gusty:

Click on the photo to link to the challenge!















This is my card. I used the pink walls and flowered carpet for top and bottom of card. The polka dots just seemed fun. The Lady is "smashing" or gusty! I noticed after the flower (organic connection) from the bottom continued on her head? Pollen?

The room in photo was so busy I found it hard to focus on design elements. Alas by making cards each week helps me discover more about card making, which i just so enjoy! What an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening!

















Card makings:

Sizzix Fashion Doll Die cut
Flower: Impress Sequin Flower Kit
Smashing Sentinement: Maya Road
Papers: Pink Diamonds
Flora: Lush
tape: Smash Tape Black Dots

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Luminous Layers



Please follow the fun for Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab LinkWorld to play Luminous Layers.


The above picture was the inspiration:


I had to really think layers..layers...I thought of cheeseburgers, lasanga why food thoughts I don't know. Then my obsession with row houses clicked... they layer through cities in varying, heights, angels, colours and cladding. I wanted colourful summer houses with a cheery sentiment. I used the bright colours from the dress in photograph for paper choices. Voila! C'est ca!

Sources:
Quickutz: Denmark Collectin Cookie Cutter Dies
Ink: Adirondack Earth Tones Pitch Black
Sentiment Hero Arts
Paper: Green: Michaels Paper Pack
Crate Paper Quilts
Cosmo Cricket: Salt Air
Tree House Collection: Pebbles
Blue card Stock

Voila!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Squares to Cherish

Follow this picture was the inspiration for this weeks challenge:
click on picture to get to challenge!


This card was fun, I was so focused on this afghan and bringing the flora from background into afghan. The little squares of afghan reminded me of little row houses on hills, especially the colourful houses in St. John's Newfoundland. Inspired I headed to my stamps for these flora houses from Crafty Individuals. The believe sentiment to remember my Aunt Reta who passed this week after a grand battle with cancer! i believe she is in heaven free from pain, dancin up a storm!





Paper: October Afternoon: Seaside : Yellow Bikini
Stamps: Crafty Individuals: Memory Lane set
Sentiment: Inkadinkado - Dawn Houser Believe
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Classically Modern






















This is classically modern said to me "city scape" . The picture inspired me to think "urban summer night". I spend many nights on my city balcony with my flowers. Sometimes with silvery button moon shining in the dark sky with road noises and voices rising up from sidewalks below. It's a brillant view! Perhaps that silvery moon is a little brownish but I like to imagine it's silver more dramatic!














Used on this project

Paper is just packages bulk packages.
Quickutz: City Skyline CC-BDR-040
Stamps: Stampendous magnolia
Sentiment: inkadinkado Posh impressions
Ink: Versa Ink 123 Neptune
Fresh Ink : Paper White
Button: Grandma button jar

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - The Pyrex Effect


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Welcome to the 1970's. The richly coloured bowls screamed "implied vintage". The embossed red background of vintage kitchen clashes with woman's bold orange dress! I love her '70's bobcut. A vintage button from family collections!

This is my first blog entry and combo my first time playing along with trigger tuesday. I'm surely on a learning curve and all photographic elements will improve!
Have a fab day!

Background is cuttlebug embossing folders - vintage kitchen
Die cut fashion doll by Sizzix