Monday, March 11, 2019

Easter Cards and Easter Lilies Canvas Classes

Hello All...a quick post to catch you up on upcoming classes. I'm excited to be teaching again at The Crafty Scrapper, and I'll be taking my April Set of stamps from WeCraft's Artful Maven Series, to a whole new level. I'll be teaching a set of Easter Cards as well as an Easter Lilies Mixed Media Acrylic Canvas. If you are in the Waxahachie, Texas area the last weekend of March, please join me...just call the shop to sign up. Thanks so much for stopping by.  
Four Easter Cards with Vintage Images along with my stamps and goodies from Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi.
On my mantle...16x20 Inch Mixed Media Canvas using Dina Wakley goods from Ranger, based on one of my stamps.
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!
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Saturday, March 09, 2019

Ranger Stickles Shine and Sparkle Card

Hello there everyone! Today, I have another card (the third one) that I made for the Ranger Ink booth at Creativation this year using a fan fav product in some new colors, Stickles. Oh how we love the sparkle and glitz that only Stickles can do! Hope you enjoy this short post.
I embossed a piece of Pewter Metallic Kraft Stock with the Dotted Bullseye Texture Fade from Tim Holtz Idea-ology and Sizzix, and all die cut the circle from his Stitched Circles Thinlets. Then I added adhesive strips to all the cardstock ready for matting... the embossed cardstock to Heavystock and then to a Black Cardstock Surfaces base from Ranger.
I filled in and outlined the circles and dots with the three colors of Stickles, and let that dry.
Using the Paper Doll, I adorned her with the same colors of Stickles. I selected the words I wanted from Tim's Clippings, and added those on top of Dina Wakley Washi Tape that was matted to more layered cardstock. Then I added more washi to the bottom of the card and layered on all my elements with more adhesive and foam tape. It is such a simple card to make.

-Ranger Surfaces Cardstock: Black
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft Stock: Confections- Pewter 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fade: Dotted Bullseye
-Ranger Stickles: Grapefruit, Sunburst, Frozen
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlets: Stitched Circles
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Paper Dolls, Clippings Stickers
-Ranger Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
-Ranger Adhesive Strips, White Foam Tape, Mini Ink Blending Tool

I'll be back again this month with more cards using Stickles. Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, March 01, 2019

Ranger Liquid Pearls Flowers For You Card

Happy March! I can't believe we are in our third month this year already...February flew by. Spring is fast approaching, so I thought this card that I made for the Ranger booth at Creativation this year would be appropriate, as it's covered with Tim Holtz's Sizzix Funky Foliage flowers and shrooms, and even a fairy, all embellished with Ranger's Liquid Pearls (a few new colors). Hope you enjoy this second card from the show.
Using some older colors of Liquid Pearls, I started with Robin's Egg and squirted some on the glass mat and added water to it to really thin it down. I used a larger paintbrush and painted the blue over the whole piece of Distress Cardstock on the bumpier side. I did the same with the Garden and Gold Pearl and instead used a thinner brush to paint in lines at the bottom to mimic grasses. I love that you can use Liquid Pearls as a watercolor as well.
I sewed around the piece, and then mounted it to blue Metallic Cardstock and then onto a Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Card base. I inked the edges of the Idea-ology Paper Doll with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and die cut the pieces from Funky Foliage using more Metallic Cardstock.
Using Liquid Pearls again, I watercolored in the Paper Doll and the bouquet of flowers she is holding. I added more to the metal butterfly. I love the new fluorescent tones of Liquid Pearls...the yellow is Lightning and the orange is Outrageous. I also added some brads for her buttons.
I adorned all the foliage pieces with more Liquid Pearls, just straight from the tubes. I layered everything on with Multi Matte Medium. To make the sentiment I had to take words apart and add letters to make what I wanted using the Script Celebration and Friendship Words from Tim's Sizzix Thinlets. You gotta do what you gotta do, and I have done this several times before.
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
-Ranger Paint Brush: Wide, Detail
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
-Ranger Liquid Pearls:  Robin's Egg, Gold Pearl, Garden, Lightning, Outrageous
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect White Card
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft Stock: Confections, Jewels, Metallic Gold
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlets: Funky Foliage, Script Friendship Words, Script Celebration Words
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Paper Dolls, Adornments Butterflies
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs and Ink Tool
-Ranger Multi Matte, Foam Tape, Adhesive Strips

I'll be back again soon. I'm off to The Crafty Scrapper this weekend to see Seth Apter. I'm so excited. Until next time...
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!