While the weather in the midwest and south has been down right scary with all the tornados, life here goes from being beatiful and spring like to rain. I ready for a little more spring and summer weather. Since Lynell chose to feature umbrellas this week, I am adding this to the mix. I really enjoyed this stencil, I decided to used my copic markers for this one and I was really happy with the result. I used two colors on each umbrella choosing a light color to base in the unbrella and then shading with one that was two or three shades darker. I then used the raindrop stencil and pasted over the top with translucent paste. This is a pretty simple card but I really like the way it turned out.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Today is a free theme day, which is great because this was a very busy week for me. I picked this card because I really love the new Raven stencil that was just released. I started by using a pale blue card stock. For this card I used iredescent paintsticks for the background along with my Picasso stencil to make the clouds. The iridescent paintsticks I used were turquoise and white. I then placed the stencil down and used Black Glossy Paste to paste the image. At the bottom I drew a triangle and filled it in with my black copic marker so that the weathervane looks like it is actually sitting on a roof. The saying was done on my computer. I layered the image and saying onto black cardstock and used black and white dotted ribbon from Creative Impressions to the corners and layered everything onto a pale gray card. Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope you will take the time to visit the other dream team blogs and leave a little bit of love by way of a comment for all of us. Then if you would like to share a card or technique you have used visit the Dream It Up blog and do so by using Mr. Linky. See you all next week.
Black glossy Paste
Iridescent paint sticks...Turquoise and white
Black and white dotted ribbon
Thursday, May 5, 2011
It's thursday one again and the challenge is orange and blue, Mother's Day. Orange and blue are two of my favorite colors and it was my turn to come up with a challlenge. So here's my latest creation that will be mailed tomorrow to my MOM.
To start I used a piece of white card stock, I then mixed a small amount of matte orange paste to regular paste to get a nice apricot color. Then I pasted the image using the Hibiscus Stencil (LL 478). I let this dry and then repositioned the stencil over the dry image. Pounce glue over the entire image (Palette Stamp and Stick Glue Pad works the best for me) lightly.
Using a small paint brush I used Glacier Metallic F/X pulling the color from the inside out on the leaves. For the Hibiscus flower I used Kimono Red F/X in the center of the flower pulling from the inside out, then using Moonstone F/X i pulled the color lightly from the outside of the petals towards the center allowing some of the base color to show through. The center of the flower was done with Goldfinch F/X.
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Dreamweaver... Stencil (ll 478) Hibiscus, Orange Matte Paste, Regular Paste, Palette Stamp and Stick Glue Pad, Jumbo Dauber and the following Metallic F/X: Glacier, Kimono Red, Goldfinch and Moonstone.
Ribbon..White w/ white swirls (Creative Impressions)
Orange Gem stones (Hero Arts)
Orange notecard (Memory Box)
Darker Orange Cardstock ( Bazzill Smoothies - Tangerine Blast)
Background Paper.. Surf's UP ( Best Creations,Inc.)