Friday, February 8, 2013

Trying Something New

Have you heard of Paint Fusion?  It's One-Stroke Brush Painting meets Rubber Stamping.  Sheena Douglas developed this technique.  I was very interested when it came to the US (via Crafter's Companion, here), but decided, I don't need to take on another medium.  Well one day someone on SplitCoast was selling her Pain Fusion Supplies.  It was a sign!!!  That was probably at least 6 months ago.  Yesterday I played for the first time, not so bad.  This card will go to my Aunt Ruth for her birthday.  Thanks for looking!
Stamps:  Paint Fusion-Rose
Ink:  Recollections Dye-Black
Paper:  Canson Bristol, Recollections Card Stock
Misc:  Arcyrlic Paint, Sparkle Spray Mist

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My "love" for Jeanette

This month Crafty Gals Blog Group is showing our "love" for Jeanette Cloyd's work.  Here is my love. . .
Stamps:  {ippity} by Unity 
Paper:  Recollections Card Stock, Page from a rescued Hymnal
Ink:  Recollections Dye Ink 
Misc: Rhinestones

Yes, the background paper is from an actual Hymnal.  I found it in the recycling bin at school one day (with many others).  I used to teach in Catholic schools, I'm sure a priest said a blessing before they were tossed.  They were "well loved;" you could tell by the broken spines and covers hanging on by a thread.  I rescued one to use on my projects.  

Here is my inspiration from Jeanette's blog, see all of her beautiful creations, here.

Mine doesn't even come close to her elegant work (see her original post, here).
In true honor of Jeanette I even finished the inside:
Jeanette, THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mixed Media Challenge

Stamps:  Recollections Garden Gnome
Paper:  Amuse Studio Cherry, K & Co. pattern w/ Gesso painted over
Ink:  Versa Mark and Black Embossing Powder
Other:  Inktense Pencils, Amuse Studio le pouf

After following Creative JumpStart 2013 (and learning a lot), I was so excited to find out SplitCoastStampers is starting a Mixed Media Challenge on Fridays, learn more here.  This week's challenge, Yin Yang, use a matte medium (Gesso) and a shiny medium (embossing poweder) on your project.  I'm going to give this card to a friend who is moving in to her first apartment.

I decided to keep an Art Journal for this challenge too:

Stamps:  Recollections-Moths
Paper: K & Co. w/ Gesso painted over
Ink:  Versa Mark with Black Embossing Powder, Recollections Black Dye Ink
Other:  Stencil with Tattered Angels spray ink

Thanks for looking!