Bee-ing together



Sweet Stampin: Anniversary

Little Red Wagon: Give Us Your BG

Krafty Chicks: Anything Goes

My sister and her husband are soon celebrating their wedding anniversary so I made this for them. It was a white piece of Paper Vellum that I stamped and heat set in clear the honeycomb pattern in the corners and the heart for the center. Then I smooched in yellow and orange color burst. The blue is water color, how it did not turn green when brushed over the yellow is a mystery. The couple and sentiment were stamped in black on the card. The couple and small bee were stamped in black on some white sticker paper and then fussy cut and attached. Colored with black sharpie and yellow colored pencil. The heart was not showing up enough so I went over the dashes with white acrylic paint in a fineline bottle. This was layered on light blue cs then white cs base.


Stars are out

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Simon Says Wednesday: Reach for the Stars

The Paper Players: Sketch

My mixed media is built on a piece of brown paper that came with a liquid that was shipped, I am sure it was intended to be absorbent material in case of spills. I brushed it with white gesso and allowed to dry. Next I smeared in places crackle paste. Once dry I smooched in reinker of a blue sprayed with water.  Once dry I then smeared Versa Mark and heat set Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I used the same powder to heat set the sentiment on a strip of vellum. The stars were cut on Silhouette in two pieces. The white inside layer was glued on the bg piece. The outline was colored with blue copic and added over the vellum strip. Everything go a good splatter of silver acrylic paint and then mounted on white cs base.


All dress up

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Sunday Stampers: Getting Sketchy

I had this center piece all done from when I made my uncle’s card a few days age, but no where to go with it, till the Sunday Stampers put out this sketch challenge. The two pp’s, rhinestones and ribbon are from my stash and the stamens and sentiment were cut on Silhouette. The stamens got sprayed with shimmer spray and sentiment heat embossed with cranberry embossing powder. I cut another sentiment and colored it flat black and used that as a drop shadow. All is mounted on white cs base.

At the Beach

sea shell


Simon Says Monday:  A Day at the Beach

Fusion:  Summer Who sees butterflies in winter?

This project went wrong in so many ways but now I am very happy I kept adding to it. The dots in the center were the first mishap, they were suppose to be a nice plain bg in solid black but I used aged black embossing enamel instead of solid black and too small of a dot stencil for the look I was going for. SO it sat till I had sprayed shimmer spray on something else and left a napkin in the bottom to save the leftovers. Split the napkin to a single layer and white glued it to the right side. The left side was smooched in gray ink, also leftover from a project a few days latter and to try to flatten the piece I used a geometric ef. Then a challenge came up to go to the beach, so I cut a piece of drywall tape to make a look of fish netting. I sprayed the sticky side with brown spray by mistake (I was going to use the sticky side to adhere the piece to the card). Loved the brown but was not sure how to get the sticky neutralized. Adding fine glitter did the trick. Bunched the piece up and used a glue dot to adhere. The butterfly was Silhouette cut and the base painted with gold acrylic with the detail top getting heat set with aged back embossing enamel. Clean up of the gold paint was on the napkin so I dappled it around before disposing of it. Sentiment was stamped in tissue paper in black ink and glued on. Wanting more of a beach scene, I scanned a sea shell coloring book and printed the reduced in scale shells. Fussy cut, shaped and gel glued them where sea and sand meet. Layered  on green pp and then white cs base in 5 3/4 x 4.

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Uncle’s Birthday


Challenges I am offering this entry

Just Add Ink: Mixed Media

Krafty Chicks: All Occasion

Little Red Wagon: Dots

My uncle is the kind of guy that will appreciate flowers and glitter on his birthday well wishing. I had stamped this large image and water colored then cut it in half. Added brown splatter spray and white splatter then rubbed edge with dark brown ink pad. The mat layer is dark brown cs with dry embossing then gold acrylic paint added with finger. Sentiment was cut on Silhouette in layering weight white cs then front side put through Xyron and fine gold glitter added to sticky. Glued this on and added sentiment strip that is popped up.

Meeting challenge guidelines: Hope I used enough stuff to qualify for mixed media and of course this is an occasion to celebrate a birthday. My dots appear on the embossing folder design and the foliage in the focal image.