Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Day 90- #90daysofblogging (DecoArt)

Love how this page came out.. adding my quote was a final decision.  I used white sharpie that was water-based then i outlined the lettering for pop.  I really love this page, this face.. these colors.

I took some Deco Art Acrylics in various colors and put some color on the page. Then I  took  a pencil and did a lose face.

Then I took the Media line titanium white and muted some of the bright colors of the face.  Usuaully the white is used to accent/highlight areas.  I just like the look.  I had no real reason to do it.. just responding to my intuition.

Then I took my stabilo all pencil in blue and traced the face and a few details.  Took a wet brush and activated the pencil to give that painterly look.  

Then I layered my acrylics with some Caran D'Ache Neocolor2s, which are water soluble crayons.  

Adding even more here in complementary colors..

Activating and moving the color with a little bit of matte medium.  Love how that stops the color from moving as much, once it's dry.

I also love how the colors are not opaque and that the colors peak through the layers.

Added more colors to the face and details and a few highlights.

If you have noticed I finally finished publishing my 90 days of blogging.  I got to the last 5-7 days and just totally found myself, not typing..or wanting to type.  Anyway, it's finally done!  Thank you for coming along on this ride with me!!

Day 89- #90daysofblogging

 This was my last post as a Guest Designer for Gina's Designs Lasercuts.  It has has been super swell to be there each Wednesday In the month of July!  If you haven't noticed my style by now, I love color and I loooove sparkle.  You can never have too much of either when you are playing with Fairies!  Check out my page..

I love anything and everything about fairies, then again I am biased because of the color and sparkle/glitter/shimmer factor.  I am not colorful person in clothing, nor am I adorned with sparkley accessories, but my heart is.  My friend Sandee Setliff, an awesome artist, and she reminded me to..  DREAM BIG, Little fairies grant BIG WISHES!  I believe there is a little bit of fairy sprinkling kindness/fairy dust everywhere daily in many of us.

Anywho, back to my project.  I covered all my fabulous chippies from Gina's Store with gesso.  You don't have to, but I do, especially when I know I am going to use Design Memory Craft's gelatos.  It allows me to literally apply color and rub with my finger,


I love Gina's Store, I am very excited over the projects I have been able to produce over the last few weeks.  Her chippies have allowed me to create things I would not normally even attempt on my own.  With an awesome selection of chipboard pieces and her MORE than affordable prices. I will always come back and refer her to friends and fellow crafters alike.  If you get a chance to check out her site, I am more than sure, you will find something that tickles your fancy personally or it would make a spectacular gift.  Again, it has been uberly awesome to be a guest designer for her and her company.  Please subscribe to her design team's YouTube Channel , they are a talented bunch and don't forget to LIKE her Facbook page by clicking here and join her Facebook group for even more inspiration by clicking here.

Thanks for all of your warm support!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day 88- #90daysandblogging RUBBERMOON

I love these new stamps I got from Rubber Moon's monthly mail subscription.  They are super cute and they make me smile.  This was my first stamp from September's mail.  These are ATCs I made and traded with my partner Dotti in the facebook group.

To create the cards I started with a 6x8 sheet of 400 series Strathesmore Mixed Media paper. I gessoed the page then added molding paste by Deco Art through  a stencil.  After everything was all dry, I used my Caran D' Ache Neocolors II and added color. added extra samping with my mini numbers stamps from Sin City Stamps.  All stamped iamges were created with archival ink pad.
I wrote out my quotes I found on pinterest, which has a plethora of information just waiting for you to pin,  Remember PINning is winning! :)

I wrote the quotes with a Unibal pen.. just plain waterproof one you can use for drawing and check writing. Adhered it down with a  bit of Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA glue I keep in a fineliner applicator.

Day 87- #90daysofblogging (TWINKLING H2O)

Sending this ATC off to Grumbacher for their swap challenge .

Hey just love spritzing my Twinkling H2O with water and laying down colors on this bristol atc.
Leaves have always been hard for me, but using the twinks and then going over them with a unibal waterproof pen and hinting a bit of line seems to work.  What do you think?

The quote says Mother Nature has the BEST box of crayons, but Colour Arte ain't far behind!!