Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 1

Welcome 
to Day 1 of the 
Smeared and Smudged 
31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop! 

During the month of October I am participating in a month-long blog hop with some amazing artists.  Everyday you will find a new Halloween project on all of the blogs listed to the right under the 31 Days of Halloween Badge. There are prizes to win, be sure to check out all the rules HERE. Information on the daily scavenger hunt is posted there! You must go HERE to find the item/s you are looking for in the scavenger hunt. Have fun and Good Luck!

My project today is an altered card. My good friend and awesome photographer, Catherine McEwen Whalen, is owner of Soulful Nature Photography.  She gave me a set of her Raven Cards on our last visit.  I let her know I just might use them for the Halloween Blog Hop. You will find the Raven and much more of her amazing photography in her shop HERE!

THE RAVEN Nevermore

Supplies:
Raven Card from Soulful Nature Photography
Art Anthology Acrylic (applied with pencil eraser)
Text "The Raven" from a book of Poe
Stamp Nevermore Viva Las VegaStamps
Ephemera - Vintage Poe stamps 
Fleur de lis chipboard
Black & Brown ink

The cards are perfect as note cards, you could make them into spooky invitations for a Halloween Party! 

Close up of the Art Anthology Acrylic that was applied with a pencil eraser!


Happy Haunting!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Playing Card Challenge - Week 4 of 26

PLAYING CARD CHALLENGE
I am participating in 52 Card Challenge with Claudine of Claudine's Art Corner.  Every Monday she posts the next weeks inspirations.  I post what I did for the prior week the same day! Try as I might... I am not a good follower.  I may start out on the same path, but somehow I veer to the right or left!  This has been fun so far! Hope you enjoy! 

Visit Claudine's blog HERE to see the inspiration cards!!!




CARD #5
"A home full of friends is a Home full of joy."

WHAT I USED:
Tsukineko Radiant Neon Inks:Electric Green & Electric Blue
VersaFine Black ink
Clear Embossing Powder
All Stamped images from Viva Las VegaStamps 
Washi tape
Markers
Stickles
CARD # 6
"A clean house is a sure sign of a misspent life"

WHAT I USED:
Tsukineko Radiant Neon Inks:Electric Green,Electric Pink, Electric Yellow & Electric Orange
VersaFine Black ink
Clear Embossing Powder
All Stamped images from Viva Las VegaStamps 
Washi tape
Markers
Stickles

Monday, September 22, 2014

Playing Card Challenge - Week 3 of 26

PLAYING CARD CHALLENGE
Backgrounds Two Different Backgrounds

I am participating in this challenge with Claudine of Claudine's Art Corner.  Every Monday she posts the next weeks inspirations.  I post what I did for the prior week the same day! I try to follow the inspiration piece, if you know me I am not a good follower.  I may start out on the same path, but somehow I veer to the right or left!  This has been fun so far! Hope you enjoy!


CARD # 3



Inspiration - Third Card
For the card background used alcohol inks: ginger, caramel, latte and stream
Use a distress tool, dab background to add the color.
Ink partial stencil on the card
Die cut gears
Rub-on the word "Time"
Stamp Phrase
Edge with copper pen

WHAT I USED:
Card background alcohol inks
Whitewash with gesso
Stencil Dylusions
Leaky Shed Chipboard Stars
Gold Ink heat embossed with clear embossing powder
Steampunk Washi Tape
Sentiment - Wordsworth

CARD # 4




Inspiration - Fourth Card
Use card with a little texture in the gesso
Do something "fall-ish"  use distress inks to color background
Start in the center and using a distress tool, apply Mustard Seed ink first.
Then  use Spiced Marmalade ink for the outer portion
Finally,  Vintage Photo ink to go around my outer edge
Die cut fall foliage, the word "FALL" and Black Bird
Adhere to card, outline bird with white pen

WHAT I USED:
Distoreted Hive Stencil 
Fall-ish ink colors for background
Jolee's Leaves
Little B Crow
Cardboard
Brown ink to distress
Fabric Pumpkins
Bras Crown
Vintage looking Trading Stamps
Wink of Stella

Leslierahye's Very Fall Steampunk Bog Hop!

FALL 
Something to CROW about!

I love participating in Leslierahye's blog hops especially if they have STEAMPUNK theme!

Today I am sharing a FALL STEAMPUNK ATC!






Supplies: 
ATC is a Playing CARD
Back ground is Pan Pastels Bright Yellow Green & Perm Green
Fixative - hairspray
Spritz with IMAGINE CRAFTS iRESISTable Bronze
Spray with Smooch Spritz
Leaky Shed - Gears
Jolee's- Leaves
Little B - Crow

This ATC will be part of my 52 Card Challenge I am participating in!!!

Be sure to stop by all the other blogs today!  Click on the links below!!!







Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quick Halloween Card!

Quick cards are easy when you have prepared extras as you go along.  A couple of weeks ago I shared how to use Stencils with Pan Pastels.  Today, I am using one of the Pan Pastels backgrounds I made earlier this month with stencils and VersaMark!
  
I used my VersaMark Dazzle pad with a sponge and carefully applied the VersaMark on my paper through the stencil patternThen with one of a Pan Pastel soft sponge I gently applied the Pan Pastels in a circular motion. 

  

The Halloween image is from the Antique Halloween collage sheet (layered on black cardstock).  



The panel was layered on Black Cardstock and then on the card. A green ribbon and a few rhinestones are the final touches. 

In less than 15 minutes I was able to create my card!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Playing Card Challenge - Week 2 of 26

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


CARD #1


INSPIRATION - FIRST CARD
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

WHAT I USED:
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

CARD #2



INSPIRATION - SECOND 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

WHAT I USED:
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!
 
Supplies:
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!