Monday, February 9, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday Goes Mixed Media

On Monday's I always try to use old supplies.  This Monday if you scratched the surface you would find a very old piece of patterned paper in pink and brown.  I have a drawer of very old pink and brown paper.  The coffee cup stamp is very old also.

I am combining three challenges for this post.  The first challenge is the monthly challenge on the Faber Castell blog Design Memory Craft.  Mou is challenging us to post about our favorite beverage.

My favorite beverage is coffee.  I have to start my day with coffee.  I make sure I take the first thirty minutes of my morning savoring that first and second cup of coffee.  After that - I can face my day.

I searched Pinterest for the perfect coffee quote.  I found several but decided to use this one.  Some mornings, this is exactly how I feel about my first cup of coffee.


This is a piece of recycled chipboard which I adhered patterned paper to it with gel medium.  I applied a very light coat of gesso over it.  After that I applied some pink acrylic paint and then wiped some of the paint off exposing some of the lower layers.  I have a Tim Holtz stencil that looks like coffee stains.  I added that to the front of the image with a brown gelato.  The image was stamped on tissue paper and then color was added to the backside of the tissue paper.  When you apply the tissue paper to your base with gel medium it melts into the background.

The sentiment was computer generated, cut into strips and colored with distress paint.  Tim's new January color.  I adhered that to the front of the base.  The words were then outlined with a brown marker.  I have several small stamps I like to use on my projects.  I love that circle.  You can stamp it and then add color.  I used the Big Brush to add some brighter pink.  I took another stencil and my white Big Brush pen and just colored the circles in in different areas.  I like how the white softens the colors.  I then took the bright pink Big Brush and brushed it along the outside edges and underneath the cup to ground it.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

I am also entering it into the monthly challenge at Mixed Media Monthly which is Think Pink.


It is also being entered in the Creative Corner challenge which is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I used the middle row:  Paints, Stamps and Stencils.


I hope you have had your first cup of coffee and you are able to enjoy my coffee creation.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blue Bird of Happiness

I am in love with this bird stamp and I have only used the one bird - there are three more to use.  The stamp is by Dina Wakely for Ranger.  It is called Scribbly Birds.

On Sunday I shared a canvas I made with the bird and one of the sentiments, but there was this saying going through my head when I painted the bird blue - blue bird of happiness.  Inside the sentiment says "so blank blank blank be happy".  I think I will add happy valentine's day.  I think it would make a few people smile.


Did you notice his/her heart is broken?  I have never had my texture paste do that before.  Maybe there is something very symbolic in this.  The card front is made on mixed media paper with layers of gelatos, acrylic paint, texture paste, distress ink, regular ink, gel medium, and gessoed dictionary pages.

I am going to enter this in the weekly challenge on Monday's Simon Says Stamp.  The challenge is "H is for" - well for me it could be happiness or for those three little red hearts.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying my humor - hey another H.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday and Paper Smooches

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  The paper I used has a date of 2007 on it.  It is from a media pack from CHA.  I guess I always thought the paper was nice and could not throw it away.  Now the Winter paper is gone from that pack.


This is my third Christmas card for 2015.

I am entering this card in the challenge on Paper Smooches Sparks challenge blog.  It is one of my favorite challenges - Anything Goes.


Paper Smooches has the cutest snowmen.  If you want your own Paper Smooches stamps, you can shop in their store.  

Lots of snow here and lots of blowing.  I have been dug out once.  Luckily it is not my turn to drive today so I can walk out to the street and get in the car - if she can make it.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo February Challenge

It is the first of the month.  Time for the monthly challenge on Mixed Media Mojo.  It is a fun challenge this month.


It is February - the month of love - and what color is associated with Valentine's Day - Red.  The Twist for the month is Wings.

Of course, I did not do Valentine's Day.  I flew off (get it wings) in my own direction.  I had bought this lovely set of bird stamps designed by Dina Wakley for Ranger Ink.  The set is called Scribbly Birds.  Quite a fun set.  I know I will get lots of use out of the four different birds in the set and the sentiments also.

Here is my creation.  I will giving you a step out on February 11 so if you want to know how I made this canvas, please stop by the Mixed Media Mojo blog that day.


I think it is so cheerful.  It looks like Mr. Bluebird is standing on his tipee toes on the branch.  You notice there is red in two corners.

I do hope you join us on the blog this month with your mixed media project.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Greeting from Wisconsin - Contents Still Frozen

Last week I shared this card.


I assembled four more of the same card this week end.  I had one colored image left and not enough of my patterned paper to make this card so I improvised.  I flipped the card base and let the image hang off the bottom of the card.  Luckily the paper was double sided so I could use two small pieces side by side to do the front of the card.  Dug out some ribbon.  This time I stamped my sentiment with black ink and then put clear embossing powder over the top - it makes the sentiment pop.


Both stamps are from Wisconsin stamp companies.  The sentiment is from Crackerbox Palace in Janesville and the rodent is from Whipper Snapper Designs in Brookfield.

I am entering this card in the weekly Wednesday challenge on Simon Says Stamp.  The challenge is Anything Goes.

Well I am glad this week is half over with.  I have started some mixed media projects and still need to make some more valentine cards.  So do you also spend more time on Pinterest than you do creating.  I have been looking at tags and ATC's.  Lots of creations to drool over.

Enjoy your evening.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday - time to show some love to your old supplies.  I am continuing my posts on Monday with valentine cards using the same pad of paper.  This is my third card using this pad of paper.  The paper is from Michael's Recollection line.


I cut the base of my step card with my Silhouette.  It sure makes constructing this type of card very easy.  I recycled my card stock from commencement programs.

The image is from Lil' Inker Designs.  I stamped with black and clear embossed the image.  It really makes the image pop.  I colored it with Gelatos.  The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Added some ribbon and enamel dots and I have another valentine card made.

I even finished the inside with another sticker from SRM Stickers.


I am going to enter this into Addicted to Stamps Holiday challenge.

Everyone enjoy your Monday and try to show some love for your old supplies.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Season's Greetings

My second Christmas card of the year.  I think I did stamp it last year but never made it into a card.


The background was made with acrylic paints or distress paints.  Don't remember exactly I made it so long ago.  I just knew I did not want to throw it in a heap.  I needed to use it.

I embossed the image with white embossing powder.  It is matted with a teal/blue card stock.  The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers on vellum wrapped around the card.  The matted image was pop dotted on the card base.  Some enamel dots were added for interest.

I am entering this in the challenge at Addicted to Stamps for their Holiday challenge.

Happy Sunday.