Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hero Cards

For many years I made cards for Operation Write Home and I do miss making those cards.  Through Operation Write Home I have made lots of friends and we keep in contact online.  One of these friends is collecting cards for a unit who is being sent out in the fall.  It is time to start making some cards.  My goal is 30 cards.

I looked to some challenges to help me with my goal for making cards.  It is also a great way to use up some of your supplies.

The first challenge is from Try It On Tuesday where the challenge is Feathered Friends.

I decided to use the sketch challenge from Try Stamping - Or Not - On Tuesday.


Here is my card.  I have wanted to use this bird stamp from Hero Arts for several weeks and the challenge gave me the opportunity to use it.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday time to show some love for your old supplies.

I actually found the paper and image laying on my table top when I was cleaning.  It quickly was made into a card.


Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ordered Chaos - Part Two

Today I will share some pictures with you of the first pages I threw paint at.



Interesting aren't they.  That is about all I can say about them.  I have chosen to work in my journal because I don't want lots of loose pages of paper floating around.  I started working in this journal when I took my class from Dina Wakely last summer so I wanted to keep all my stuff with her influence in one journal.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ordered Chaos Class

I am taking an online painting class called Ordered Chaos taught by Dina Wakely.  She is a fun instructor.  I was lucky enough to take some classes from her last summer in Oregon.  I am having fun.

The first part of the class is making marks - so I will share some of those projects with you today,





I am learning a few things but I don't think the art world has to worry about me being a great painter.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

Once again I needed to make a sympathy card so I decided to make 3 of them.  I used some scraps on the one I am posting and then I found a very old packet of coordinated paper and used that for the other two.  Trees area favorite subject for me to use when it is a sympathy card when the person who passed away is a man.

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Traveling Art Journal for Canvas Corp - April Edition

It is time for Group Two in the Travel Art Journal story to share their creations from April.  On May 1 - Group One - posted their April creations and you can find them at this link.

It is so fun to do this journal.  It shows up in your mail box, you get to see all the wonderful entries done before you and you hope that you will be able to create something as wonderful as what you have just seen.

It is interesting how each journal varies when you get it.  This one was hand made and you could remove the page and complete it and then put it back in the journal once it was completed.

My mind was on Spring when I created my page.  Every morning and then all day you hear the happy songs from the birds.  It is such a beautiful sound to hear and once in awhile you will get a glimpse of the bird who has the wonderful song you are enjoying.  I love to lay in bed in the morning and listen to them sing.  They make it sound like your day is going to be wonderful from the song they sing.

Here is a picture of the double spread completed.


I stamped the birds in black ink and clear embossed them.  I then cut them out.


I colored the birds with various High Impact Paints from Tattered Angels.


I die cut clouds to help me create my sky for the birds to be a part of.


I die cut branches from Kraft paper for the birds to sit on and sing their beautiful songs.


I used various Tattered Angel mist to color my sky background.  I then put my cloud stencils over the top once the background had dried and dabbed on white gesso to make clouds.  The branches were adhered with gel medium.


I colored a piece of gessoed book page and printed the sentiment on it and cut it out.  Do you know if you remove a sheet from your ink jet printer (especially if you have printed on a painted surface, you can heat emboss it.)


I stamped the sentiment from the bird stamp set on a cloud for easy reading.


Here is a close up of the two birds.  I love their colors.



Once again is a look at the finished journal page for April.  The Traveling Journal is such a wonderful artistic project to participate in.


If you wish to see all the April projects from Group Two, hop on over  to the Canvas Corp Blog - The Creative Studio.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hello Distress Oxides Ink

I have been enjoying playing with the Distress Oxide Inks.  I save every piece of background I make.  For this card I used a small piece that fit perfectly with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  


I really like this sketch.  Here is my card.


I found this stamp set when I was cleaning and have put it to very good use.

Happy Mother's Day week end to everyone.