- Stamps –
- Shell and Starfish – Stampington & Company – Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
- Sentiment – Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
- Heavy body Gesso – Ranger Dina Wakley
- Sequins – Simon Says Stamp “Moonshine”
- Ink spray – Hero Arts “Unicorn” and Tattered Angels “Rich Mocha”
- Stencil – Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions “Triangles”
- Tissue Paper
- Round paper punches
As with most mixed-media pages, this little piece was made with a number of supplies over several days. The Mixed Media Mojo July Challenge is to create something with a Summertime theme and a “seashell twist.” The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Nautical/By the Sea. So I set to work on this page with these challenges in mnd. The circles were from Gelliplate prints. I pulled out two stamp sets that I’ve had for years for a beachy feel. I’ve also been watching Marta’s art journal and mixed media videos at Maremi SmallArt, which have been very inspirational. I built layers with gesso, tissue paper, Gelatos, ink sprays and stamping. Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Two”
- Origami paper – Yasutomo Metallic Colors
- Gears – Tim Holtz Ideaology “Mini Gears”
- Patterned paper – KI Memories/Hampton Art “Metro Garden” 6X6″ paper pad
- Cardstock – Bazzill
I wanted to create another iris fold card. For this one I cut a “window” from one of my dies. I used a square Iris Fold pattern from Judy Headrick at Cards and Crafts to fill in the frame with multiple metallic colors. I made this card for an older gentleman and added the gears for a masculine touch. Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamp – Penny Black “Freshly Cut”
- Kraft paper card
- Prismacolor colored pencils
- Memories pigment ink pad “Unicorn”
I couldn’t wait to color this image! I felt that the image should be the focal point, so a clean and simple card is really appropriate. I couldn’t decide which media to try first and I stamped it out two different ways (the other is embossed onto watercolor paper, so a watercolor version will be coming!). I like the effect when coloring with pencil on a Kraft paper card, so that was the route I took here. I stamped with white ink and then colored with a simple pallette. The Penny Black and More Challenge is Anything Goes with a Stamp and the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month is a One Layer Card, so this seemed to fit the bill. Thanks for visiting today.
- Patterned Papers – Hot off the Press Cardmaker’s Creative Pack Earth Tones
- Squirrel pattern – Circle of Crafters
- Stamp – Clearly Besotted “Nuts for You”
- Die – Clearly Besotted “Nuts for You”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Kraft paper card base
It has been a long time since I’ve created an iris fold card! I volunteered to participate in an iris or tea bag fold card swap, so I jumped in. Now I want to make some more! The pattern is from Circle of Crafters, where you can find many different free designs to work with. I decided to accent the card with acorns from the Clearly Besotted stamp and die sets I’ve had for quite a while. Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamps –
- Stampers Anonymous U4-960 (bugs)
- Hero Arts “Thanking of You”
- Dimensional stickers – EK Success
- Zig Clean Color markers
- Neenah Solar White cardstock
I created another card a buggy image for the insect challenge our card group is hosting. It also seemed to be a good fit for Challenge #91: Fly at Addicted to CAS. I created the background to have a scribbly, watercolored effect by using my Zig markers and a waterbrush. I stamped only the partial image from a long Stampers Anonymous woodmount stamp I’ve had in my collection for years. A very simple card. Thanks for visiting.
- Stamp – Holly Berry House Originals – Cameroon Scarab
- Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW) Balzer Designs – “Mini Spikey Wheels”
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Squares”
- Crystal stickers – white – Mark Richards Ltd.
- Faber Castell Gelatos
I am part of a group of cardmakers who challenge each other to create with different techniques and themes. Currently, we have an insect challenge. I have a number of stamps that have insect images, partly because of my interest in becoming a bugologist at a young age. My parents did try to correct me and tell me that it is ENTOmologist, but it was always going to be BUGologist to me! And I guess I didn’t end up becoming one either.
For this card I first created the background by covering a piece of multi-media paper with Gelatos in a few colors. I then took a stencil and a baby wipe and removed some of the color through the stencil, leaving the pattern. I then blended it together a little more. I then stamped the scarab onto the background with black Staz-on ink. If you look closely at the detail photo to the right, you can get a little bit of an idea of the texture and sheen created with the Gelatos on the background.
Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamps – My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” set
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
- Patterned papers – SEI “Bright Blossom” collection
- Cardstock – Paper Accents
- Copic markers
I colored this cool penguin with Copic markers and cut out the image with the Spellbinders die. I edged the image and the sentiment with a Copic marker matching the flower in the penguin’s drink. The patterned paper picks up the tropical, celebratory mood that the penguin is in. He has the right idea and is ready to kick off Summer this week. Thanks for visiting today!
Addicted to CAS Challenge #90 – Code word: Aloha
Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group June challenge – Diving into Summer
The Paper Players Challenge #300 – Celebration!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge – Animal Magic