Monday, September 15, 2014

Playing Card Challenge - Week 2 of 26

  Playing Card Challenge
Two colors of spray/mists for the background!


Two colors of spray/mists for the background
Black border for bottom of card
White Pen doodle on black border
Edge card with black
Image stamped with script
Words of inspiration

Two Colors of Pan Pastels Bright Yellow Green & Perm Green
Fixative - hairspray
Spritz with IMAGINE CRAFTS iRESISTable Bronze
Border Paint Fence with black gesso edge card with gesso
Altered Pages ATCS Paris Collage Sheet - Butterfly
Type sentiment adhere to black card stock
Tacky Glue to attach sentiment to the card


Two colors of sprays to color the background
Digi Stamp/Stamp Image
Color image with Copics
Cut image adhere to card
Add small piece of Washi to the card

Two Colors of Pan Pastels Magenta and Magenta Extra Dark
Fixative - hairspray
Spritz with IMAGINE CRAFTS iRESISTable Bronze
Image Altered Pages Dancing Shoes collage sheet
Type sentiment adhere to black card stock
Tacky Glue to attach sentiment to the card
Strip from sheet music pattern paper
Edges inked with Staz-on Black


Pan Pastels working on the Nile!

If you haven't worked with Pan Pastels I highly recommend them as an addition to your go to mediums!!!!

I love working with the Pan Pastels so much I picked up the set of Donna Downey Set of Pan Pastels pictured here.  

Background is created on white card stock using Pan Pastels: Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre and Orange! Ink the edge of the white cardstock with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink.

Adhere Nefertiti, from MailBox Muse Kit on the Nile collage sheet, to thin chipboard and fussy cut.

From the Muse on the Nile Stamps set, stamp the Pyramids and the words: Pyramids and Sphynx, with brown ink. Adhere Nefertiti to panel with foam dots.
Mold Sphynx using Creative PaperClay, dry, adhere with Tacky Glue.  Mount panel on card base!
Pan Pastels
Muse on the Nile Stamps
MailBox Muse Kit on the Nile collage sheet
Delicata Golden Glitz Ink
Creative PaperClay
Tacky Glue
Brown Ink
White cardstock with shimmer
Base Card Brown

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Soar An Art Retreat 2011

In 2011 a group of my artist friends got together and we had a small art retreat!  It was a lot of fun... Here is what I accomplished in 3 days!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Halloween with Craft Attitude™

Check out my Halloween card using Craft Attitude™ with images!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Playing Card Challenge - Week 1 of 26

I have joined Claudine of Claudine's Art Corner for a 26 week challenge. If you like you can join us.  If not, please follow me on my journey through the 26 week challenge! 

Week 1 - September 1-7

We are going to "prepare" or "prep" all 52 of our playing cards so that we don't have to wait for drying time later and we can just get to decorating in the weeks to come. 

My deck of cards are ready... all prepared with gesso!  Now for week two.  Check back next Monday for  my progress!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A special card and cake!

I made this cute Mock Cake for Jean over at Altered Pages for her birthday~

Altered Pages is partnering with Pan Pastels this month....  
The card was created using PanPastels for the background and Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 pad.

The Pan Pastel colors are perfect with the Graphic 45 Paper!!!

MOCK CAKE with Burning Candle - created using ATB Wood Block, Art-Anthology Acrylic Paint, Altered Pages Collage Images from Cocktail Party and Dancing Shoes  

If you look closely you will see a bit of shimmer on the candles (Wink of Stella).  The block and ladies dancing were misted with Shimmer Spritz!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Altered Playing Card Challenge - Preparation

I have decided to take the Challenge with
Claudine from Claudine's Art Corner!!!

The Altered Playing Card Challenge!!!

 Call me crazy, but this sounds too much fun to pass up.
If you would like to join it isn't too late.
We start the week of Sept 1st! and go for 26 weeks!

From Claudine, "I just love altered playing cards and I have always wanted to do a deck for myself but it always seemed like a huge undertaking to make 52 cards. Well I have decided to do a set here on my blog and spread it out through 26 weeks. This means I will be doing two altered cards a week and I'm hoping that you will follow along with me and maybe do your own set
All the tutorials will be FREE to you and since it will only be two cards a week it will be so easy for you to follow along and make your own set, this project will take a little over 6 months or so to complete but by the end you will have a wonderful set of 52 altered playing cards"

Today I will start applying Gesso to my cards!

Altered Pages, PanPastels and Stencils

The Altered Pages Design Team is really excited to be working with PanPastels during September. We hope you enjoy  seeing what we create and are inspired to work with them yourselves.  PanPastels will be available soon!

"Ultra Soft Artists’ Painting Pastels. For Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media! A revolutionary new way to use color! PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time."
Today I would like to share using PanPastels with stencils to create awesome backgrounds.

To start I used my VersaMark Dazzle pad with a sponge and carefully applied the VersaMark on my paper. 
Then with one of a PanPastel soft sponge I gently applied the PanPastel in a circular motion. 

Here you can see three different stencil patterns
I created a card using one of the pattern papers I created.   The "H" is from the "H" is for Halloween collage sheet. The image is from the Halloween ATCs collage sheet

The panel was layered on Black Cardstock and then on the card. A green ribbon is the finishing touch. 

Visit the Altered Pages blog during September to see what the Altered Pages Design Team has in store for inspiration!!!