Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Use your S**t challenge - time

I forgot about posting this entry...oops!  Sorry about that!

Two-page spread using Sizzix dies, archival inks, distress inks, distress oxide inks, a graphite pencil, distress crayons, distress markers, shifter stencil, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamps, Hero Arts stamps, adhesives, vellum, miscellaneous stamp on the lower left page, cardstock scraps

Use your S**t challenge - glitter

Oh, how I dislike glitter.  And now I like it even less.  I forgot to turn off the ceiling fan so when I pulled out several jars (that either hadn't been closed tightly or had excess on top of the shakers) my room became rather sparkly.  Heavy, heavy sigh.

I decided to make a one-page layout showing my feelings about glitter.  I painted on the plaid (unknown paint) freehand.  Can you tell?  lol  Two Sizzix ornaments were die cut, one with the word 'joy' out of black cardstock.  The 'joy' one was run covered with double-sided tape first so the glitter would adhere best (I hope!).  My sentiment was die cut using Tim's new alpha thinlits dies and black paper.  Once on the page I drew around them with a Sharpie to echo the message.  Additionally, I scribbled 'I hate glitter!' across the upper right hand edge.

I had a new sunflower die (unknown manufacturer) that was itching to be used.  The sample I had seen had watercolor paper inserts but I wanted to see if I could 'paint' with glitter.  Turns out I can.  Not sure how the green stayed completely within the lines.  But I like it and that's all that matters!

The glitters I used were Martha Stewart and the rest weren't labeled any longer.  That's how long I've had them.  lol

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Challenge for the week

My friend, Lori, has been issuing weekly challenges (to use your s**t because we most have plenty to use!) over on Facebook.  This week you were to watch a video (she shared the link on FB) by Francis Papillon.  Here's my take using the same general procedures but not the same products.

Ingredients used (in no particular order):
Ranger:  archival inks (Coffee, Black Soot); Distress Grit Paste; Glue N'Seal; Distress paints (Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Antiqued Bronze); Distress crayons (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain); scraps of cardstock; Stampers Anonymous (Studio 490 015, 016 and TH CMS343); leaf punch; black Sharpie; mulberry scraps; snippets of hemp twine

Thursday, November 1, 2018

It's been too long....

since my last post.  I can only apologize and hope to do better.  I'll share as many cards as I can today but won't have any details...sorry.  I'm not sure I kept my notes on how I created them.  I'm trying out a new photo editor as I lost my last one when my computer crashed last Thanksgiving.  Resizing photos is still hard for me; please bear with me.  If you send me an email (susan-k@outlook.com) I will do my best to answer your questions about specific cards.  Enjoy my cards that I created between April and October.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Will you (bee) my Valentine?

Studio 490: Art For You LCS093

Ranger:  archival ink (Jet Black, Saffron, Red Geranium); TH grit paste: TH distress crayons; distress oxide ink (Wild Honey)

661190 Wildflowers
657846 Honeycomb texture fade
659577 Layered Bee die/texture fade
660056 Alphanumeric 3/4"

White, black cardstock; vellum, mixed media cardstock; MPR Associates, Inc. - paper ribbon

coordinating envelope - honeycomb stamped in Saffron. Overstamp bee in Jet Black. Overstamp '14' in Red Geranium.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Happy birthday!

Ok, looks like I'll be using Irfaniew for now to edit my photos.  Still having troubles figuring it out but at least you can see the card I sent out this month.

Purple, white cardstocks

Stampers Anonymous: Studio 490 Birthday Art SCS159 (Wendy Vecchi's latest release!!)

Ranger:  distress ink (Wild Honey, Scattered Straw); archival ink (Sap Green, Leaf Green, Fern Green, Hydrangea, Violet, Deep Purple, Jet Black)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Catching up...December cards

I still haven't found a photo editing program I like (Microsoft Photo Gallery is no longer available - grrrr) so here are the photos in their original form.

Art Impressions stamps, Marvy markers, Strathmore 140# watercolor cardstock, blue decorative paper, white cardstock, unknown corner punches, Marvy snowflake punch, pearlized white paper

Distress oxide inks (Faded Jeans, Broken China)

Distress stains (Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass)

Adirondack metallic acrylic paint dabber-silver

Ranger clear embossing ink & clear superfine embossing powder

White cardstock, Strathmore 140# watercolor cardstock

Stampington & Co. #M4735 Hanukkah image

Impression Obsession #E13495

Jet Black archival ink

Bazzill Maraschino cardstock; Strathmore 140# watercolor cardstock, plaid decorative paper