New Digi Watercolor

As a prize I won several digi’s from SheepSki Designs. I printed this on white text vellum then smeared clear gesso over the top. Once dry I used watercolors to color flowers, bow and jar. Bg is gray oxide spray dropped on glass mat and wet paint brush used to color in table top. Trimmed to fit inside a card made previously and never used then smeared thin layer distress glaze to lock in colors. The frame is one layer on a white cs base and the yellow is another layer behind frame. This piece was placed inside the frame but on top of the other image.

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Always Fun: Layers

Crafting Happiness: Summer

We Love to Create: ATG Mixed Media printed digi w/water color, oxide spray, distress glaze, printed frame trimmed with knife and stencil butter for middle layer

Brown & Blue can be Girly

The bg is the piece created when clearing off stencils with stencil butter on them. Added the brown spray oxide then splatter of the same. Added stencil of fern in turquoise blue along right side. Tag is Silhouette cut and stamped in black the bird and sentiment. Added netting and string bow. Rubbed edge with ink pad then mounted on white cs base. Colored bird with water colors and sponged on horizon line in brown ink pad

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Color Hues: Blue & Brown

Fab ‘n’ Funky: Go Girly

As You Like It: CAS or Full Fancy I struggle with CAS. Not comfortable with too much white space. This is more my free style with textures, depth and colors in many mediums.

Stencil Butters in the Light Box

When I got a wind fall of a little cash I invested in a light box. After creating this card it was time to play with my new toy and see how it captures the stencil butters.

To create: The bg is the first generation of cleaning the stencil, with red stencil butter on it, that was placed on white text vellum and allowed to dry. After cutting the butterfly using the Silhouette on layering weight cs in white, I used the reverse to apply the blue stencil butter through. Once dry I trimmed the piece down, glued the body of the butterfly on and popped up the sentiment. Mounted on white cs base.

How it all turned out: My original intention was to use the blue stencil butterfly only but the butter bled so bad under the cs that the die cut was used to cover up the splotches. I must say the light box did a great job of keeping the colors true and showing the shimmer of the butter. Took a couple of attempts to get the direction of the light on the angle of the card to show off the shine.

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Crafting Happiness: ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Butterflies

Alphabet: EASY Simple

My interpretation of die cut brush strokes

I have been seeing this style of die cuts in many lines here recently so I wanted to create my own. This started as a Silhouette purchase design of #290234. I played with the pieces (welding some and creating holes in others) till I have the above die cuts. Using Oxide sprays to color the pieces I attached them together then mounted on black strip with sentiment stamped in versa mark then heat set in white embossing powder. The bg is from my stash and so old I don’t even remember making it. Adding the netting layer was to add depth plus fit the challenge sketch.

Tip: Learned that white gesso is for covering when all else fails. The base of this flower was white that I sprayed with brown but got way too much spray. I thought it was headed for the trash but then remember the lesson above. Once coated lightly with thin white gesso it became quite useable. The other lesson about mixed media was that you are one more addition to perfection so don’t stop till you are happy.

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Hand Stamped Sentiments: Sketch

The Crafter’s Cafe: ATG

Double Trouble: Use Your Stash

Summer play time

I knew I wanted to get a fiery sunset look going so used a stencil with crimson stencil paste on one piece then flopped the stencil over and pressed leftover paste on to this sheet of white text vellum to create this image. It is suppose to be the view of scroll wrought iron balcony railing viewing a Caribbean sunset. I then sponged yellow ink on one edge and a hot orange on the other. Sprayed red shimmer spray then splatters of white gouache. I lost so much of the design I put the stencil back down and spread on gloss gel medium. While it was still wet I added white embossing powder and heat set. Used white gel pen and straight edge to add rail effect. The sentiment was cut on Silhouette in white layering weight paper. I added glossy accents. It turned too yellow so while the medium was still tacky I added white embossing paste and heat set. Mounted on white cs base.

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Always Fun: Summer