Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Now, brace yourselves; this does not reflect the rest of my craft room;
But yes; this is a shocking view of my main desk. It is in this current state because I finished my Christmas cards last week. And near the end of my creative chaos, I noticed that things that should only be at this desk...weren't. So I figured it was a good time to get a good clean-up in. So the box of white brads was found, as was the bone folder, the little pack of new X-acto blades, and my blue distress blending foam. Still missing: my white embossing powder, and my brand new, never opened package of Dina Wakley Mica Sprays.
And here is a birthday card I made for my Mother..who we think will be 93; maybe 94. See what happens when you keep lying about your age! LOL!
Have a great week everyone.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
While I'm making progress, I'm still behind on my card making; hopefully this long weekend will give me time to finish...my job for the feast is in the oven; my brother is doing the cooking; Now I just have to remember to pick up my Mother! LOL!
So what you see are my TH Blueprint Sled panels, waiting for some layering inspiration. The envelopes and bases are all done. Some TH dies that I was contemplating; but probably won't make it on this batch. Some paper pads that I still haven't broken into..yet; and my guilty pleasure--Mt. Dew.
Here is one of the other TH cards I finished:
And finally, while our Saturday was in the low 60's; this is what greeted us Sunday Morning:
Gotta love Upstate New York! So for those on this coast: Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving, and those on the other; I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
From this view; my desk is looking pretty good! Step back, and disaster reigns!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
But I have been busy in the craft room too..and I can see I'm not alone with the Christmas cards started! I have a few piles of images ready to color on my lunch hours. I have to say; that MISTI has already made paid for itself! Stamping on watercolor paper can be a challenge...now I can re ink and stamp to get good dark, crisp images every time! (how sad that I am thinking of asking Santa for the larger one...) The layers with yellow shading will have gold trees over them. They are all die-cut and ready for gluing. And the black card in the back is a test. Straight from Pinterest...a Tim Holtz stencil, with layering paste and embossing powder. Once I figure a way to finish it, it might be another design for this year.
I actually had a ton of photos to share; but they are all on my phone, which I left at work last night, and as I took the whole day off for a 15 minute mammogram (shhhh), I didn't dare go in to get it!
So I am now going up to my craft room, where I have 5 whole hours to myself... lets see what I come up with for that black card! Now go back to Julia's and visit some more creative desks. Have a great week everyone!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
some more play time with my gelatos...I really do love them, even thought I'm still getting to know them. So you see the Gesso that I used on the pages first and the fan that helped dry that before midnight. The pile to the left is all my stencils; sorta in folders, and the blue notebook is what I'm writing song lyrics in, to be then used in the journal. As if writing them down previously will in any way make my writing any more legible---hell, I'll even go for somewhat visually interesting instead of the scratch that my hand usually produces! LOL! And some random scrap and paper towels, etc.
Overall the table is much clearer, as...Ta Dah! I got one more piece of furniture from Michael's to sorta keep things tidy. Hindsight, the 5 drawer unit probably would have been better, but better than nothing.
And finally, a card I made for my Brother and Sis-in Law's anniversary. Love Our Daily Bread Designs for both their stamps and there special Spellbinder dies!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Not much to see this week; I was away for work last week, came back exhausted and not feeling great with all the heat and humidity, and then the weekend, while fabulous....was a complete blur!
And...yes! The start of my Christmas cards; I had actually stamped some off thinking I'd have time to color during the convention. Wrong! But they are ready when I am!
Now go back to Julia's and see some other creative spaces! Have a great week everyone!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Here is a technique called Alcohol Liquid Landscapes on Yupo paper....the package holds 10 sheets...I got 2 panels from each...And I used 7 sheets. I really want to master this one...it fascinates me!!! I have gotten better...3 packs are being shipped as we speak...My other class posts are prior to this one if you want a gander.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Now, I only have the one set (so far) of the Distress Crayons, and this technique works better with darker colors, or at least, is a tad more noticeable-but I wasn't feeling the cool colors, so mad do with the warms...
I went in with a PITT pen to sorta emphasize some of the lines, particularly the bird...
I'll be doing this one again....and yes...getting more colors....(did you hear..all the colors will eventualy be released--Oh Joy!)
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We've reached the last day of this fantastic class from Online Card Classes, the Creative Chemistry series taught by TIm Holtz. It has been fantastic. And just because the "live" part is over (well, there is one more "Catch up week), doesn't mean you can't still take it...as with all their classes, you have lifetime access to the content--only the forum's and galleries get closed to new postings. It's been great to learn new ways to use the stash you already have...yes, I know...don't play coy...
So today wasn't so much a lesson, as breaking down some of the new surfaces and substrates. (and yes, most were already in my stash...being horded for god knows what...
My example today uses the Burlap sheet from the Textured Surfaces, as well as the Foiling Technique....and I love that!!! I better order a few more packs of this too!
I took the image from the Watercolor Resist lesson, added some gold foiling around the edges...hard to see, but it's there, then layered over the self-adhesive (thank god...can't imagine trying to glue this down!) Burlap,
You can sorta see the foiling better here. I'm going to add a banner, once I find my missing stamp...along with my missing DIY distress pad and the Picket fence ink pad...this has been a tough week for my already taxed organizational skills...just about every TH related medium or item is stacked on my desk!
Thanks for stopping by.
Like the other days, This is my main blogging page, and the following 3 posts are just to get photo's to link up with the class gallery.
I did finally get around to the Faded Textures, Faded Layers and Stamp Resist...and I think the results are definitely clearer than on regular glossy papers.
This was the Faded Layers, on the Translucent Yupo...very cool effect--even if the photo doesn't really show it off too well.
And Finally, the Faded Textures; also on Translucent Yupo...Yes, I'm hording the regular pack for more of the Fluid Landscapes...until I get more...which will be ordered tomorrow...along with more gesso...
So there is a majority of the Day 5 lessons; with luck I'll get to the remaining 2 before the week is over. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Which, by the way....ROCKS!
So here is the first one, the Texture Paste Coloring Technique...and this shows promise! In the past I've colored my molding paste with either paint or gelatos, and yes, it does change the color. I love how the colors stayed true. I used distress paint on the top, a little mowed lawn spray stain bottom and a dash up top, and then regular distress inks everywhere else. I can't wait to try this again for real!
And then the Texture Paste Embossing technique!! HOLY CRAP! while this might be a more limited application...it does have a WOW factor! I never really like the Queen's Gold EP, but it was the first jar I grabbed, and it was perfect for this...adding the Hickory smoke, salty ocean and peacock feather inks, and it popped!
So there is my day 3 experiences...I have 2 lessons to catch up on (I have never liked my collages, so that is a "if there's time" one) plus whatever today holds...yup, I really need to retire!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Oh and am I the only one that smells lemon custard with the transparent glossy texture paste?
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Actually, while typing, hmmm, I have a bird die...yes stay tuned...and idea is peculating...