Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Created Byhand Challenge

This weeks challenge at Created Byhand is Christmas with vintage browns and burgundy. The finished size of this card is about 5" x 7 1/2". Collage image and saying stamp are from Quietfire Design. Color was added to the collage image with chalk pastels and sealed with Krylon workable fixative. Distress inks were used for stamping and rubbing edges.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Created Byhand - Tags

The challenge this week on Created Byhand is tags. This is a shipping tag stained with coffee, dried, sprayed with Stamp Zia chroma spray lava and dried. Stamped a small heart flourish across the background with Distress Ink old paper. The collage image and stamp are from Quietfire Design. Stamped the saying on cream cardstock and cut out each word and the heart. Went over the outline of the heart with a gold gel pen and then colored it in with Glaze Pen. Edged each word and the heart with a red Sharpie marker.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

4 x 4 Friday - Lace

The challenge this week on 4 x 4 Friday is Lace. For the background I started with white cardstock and stamped a canvas image (Time to Stamp) repeatedly with Distress Fired Brick. Over that is stamped a large lace image (Time to Stamp) with Distress Walnut Stain. A brown line was made 1/8" in from each edge. Next take an atc sized piece of white cardstock and paint part of it with Distress Crackle Paint fired brick, let it dry, sponge on Distress old paper ink over paper and crackle. Stamp lace ribbon (Time to Stamp) with Distress walnut stain on the paper and Stazon timber brown over the paint. Layer this onto a piece of brown cardstock, wrap a ribbon around it and attach to background. Collage Image (Quietfire Design) is also layered onto a piece of brown cardstock and then onto atc sized piece. Add buttons as shown.

My order of crackle paints from Rubber Chicken Stamp Art arrived today and it was fun to use some on this. It worked great on the cardstock but did cause some warping. I'll be playing a lot with these!!

4 x 4

Kristy issued a challenge on the TTSchat yahoo group to use an old book page in a piece of art. I chose an old music book, tore pieces, added them to a Colorbox chalk inked piece of white cardstock and then also added ink to the music pieces. The girl and bird are from Time to Stamp. The words were computer generated but based on a stamp from Quietfire Design that says the same thing.

Another ATC

This is another atc for the byhandartists swap. The background was made by laying some greenery on the cardstock and then spraying with Stamp Zia color wash spray. Quote (from Quietfire Design) was stamp with Stazon ink jet black. "Speckles" were made by adding Versamark ink with a mesh texture tool and then embossing with Adirondack eggplant ep.

Just One Minute

This atc was done for the atc a month swap on the byhandartists yahoo group. The background is cut from a tissue box, collage image and stamp are from Quietfire Design, words were printed from a Dymo machine on clear tape and layed on violet cardstock. I used some chalk pastels around the girl.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Theme Thursday - Boys (again)

I just couldn't help making another atc while I had these stamps out. Again all images are from Time to Stamp. The boy is stamped on plain cardstock with Stazon timber brown, tread marks are stamped with Adirondack ink, and color sponged on with Adirondack and Marvy ink. Quote is stamped on a transparency with Stazon jet black.

Theme Thursday - Boys

The challenge this week on Theme Thursday is boys. All images used on this ATC are from Time to Stamp. I stamped the tread marks on white glossy cardstock with resist ink, sponged over it with Adirondack and Marvy inks, and stamped the boy with Stazon timber brown. Son was stamped on a scrap of paper and sponged with ink.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Created Byhand

The challenge this week on Created Byhand is to use alcohol inks. I decided I'd like to do a ceramic tile. I first cleaned the tile with rubbing alcohol. Then using a felt applicator I added Ranger alcohol inks (butterscotch, terra cotta) and blending solution to the tile, let dry, and went over it again also adding a little of the gold mixative. I continued working until I liked the design. I then took an old toothbrush, put some blending solution on it and flicked some onto the tile creating white splatters as it pushed the alcohol inks aside and dried it thoroughly with a heat tool. Stamped the saying (Quietfire Design) onto the tile using Archival ink jet black and dried it with a heat tool. Edged the tile with a gold Krylon pen. I put the tile in the oven at 225 degrees for about a half hour just to be sure everthing was well set, let it cool and added a thin layer of Glossy Accents to the top and let it dry over night.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Created Byhand - Black Background ATC

The challenge this week on Created Byhand is to make an ATC using black cardstock for the background. My entry uses gold and black spray webbing on the blackcardstock and I've also sponged gold Krylon along the edges. The saying (from Quietfire Design) is stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold detail powder, torn out, and gold Krylon sponged on the edges. Also added 3 gold 1/8" eyelets.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Friendship Canvas

This canvas was done for the Project of the Month on A Monthly Rubber Stamp Club. It includes step-by-step pictures and directions.

Asian Canvas

I had a lot of fun doing this canvas. I used a natural canvas, Golden light molding paste, Stamp Zia color sprays, Stamp Zia images, Twinkling H20s to add more definition to the stamping in the molding paste, chalks to add color to the Asian lady, Zias awesome art paper, a small gingko punch.

A good friend from Norway (thanks Tea) sent me a string of thick felt flowers and right away I knew what I wanted to do with one. I glued it to an ATC sized piece of 140# watercolor paper, gessoed the whole piece, painted it with Golden fluid acrylics, stamped the script over it, wrote on the words and then, of course, sent it off to Norway.

4 x 4 Friday - Faux Postage

The current challenge over at 4 x 4 Friday is faux postage. My entry uses stamps from Time to Stamp, Kaleidacolor ink pads, Marvy ink pad yellow, and Stazon jet black for 'Soar'.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Simple ATC

A simple ATC but I quite like it. Saying (Quietfire Design) is stamped onto a speckled tannish text weight paper, crumpled well, distress ink rubbed over ridges, sprayed with water, dry with heat tool, make tears in edges and re-rub edges with distress ink, dry. Layer this on an atc card of Bazzill cardstock. Punch flowers from a scrap of the same Bazzill cardstock, adhere to card, dot centers with a gold gel pen.