Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Giant Tag

I love the new giant tags that Tim Holtz has introduced!  They are so fun to create on.  I used festive berries and evergreen bough distress inks for the background then used vintage photo around the edges.  I stamped the new blueprint snowman, the lamppost, and the background trees and snowflakes using black archival ink.  I then painted the snowman hat, holly, nose, arms and scarf and light in the lamppost with distress markers and the water pen I then used glossy accents over the word snowman, the holly on his hat, his scarf and the light in the lamppost just to make them pop a bit.  I really love the scene that was created.

Metal Sheet Snowman

Here is a metal sheet that I embossed with the snowman embossing folder.  I then cut out the small pine tree Tim Holtz painting it with paint dabbers and then popped it up using pop dots.  I colored the background of the metal sheet using alcohol inks then stamped the star using archival ink.  I then proceeded by using turquoise stickles to make the snowflakes on the snowman stand out. The snowman and his hat are colored with alcohol inks as well.  I adhered the metal sheet to a white foam board in which I stamped the background trees with black archival ink as well as the deer.  I made the deer stamp using foam and the dye cut from Tim Holtz. I rough cut the top of it to simulate mountain terrain. The dark black stamping onto the white foam board made the ground appear as if it was covered in snow.  My sister bought this at my last show and she has it displayed in her home this holiday season.  :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dream Canvas

This is a 12 x 12 inch wrapped multi medium canvas that just screams "deep!" Ha!  I love the old Stampers Anonymous Classic Favorite stamps.  I was very pleased with how this turned out!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hero Journal

Here is a journal that I just made.  I will have it for sale at my next show which is the Summit Avant-Garde show this Sunday, Dec. 2.
532 West Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
TIME: 11:00am-6:00pm
Look for the BlueRoomInk table!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Metal sheet and stickles

Here is a metal sheet that is embossed with the snowman then "painted" with stickles.  I also used stickles on the reindeer metal adornment.  Alcohol inks created the background.

Christmas Card

Here is a Christmas card that I designed and I made a matching envelope.  The green matting was actually packaging for something and I thought it made a great mat piece.

Christmas Canvas

Here is a 9 x 12 inch mixed media Christmas Canvas.  It has layers of stenciling and gesso dimensional gifts and tree.  The metal bells embellishment was colored using alcohol inks.  This would make a great seasonal decor item in your home.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Altered Metal

I am doing a challenge in Creative Chemistry 101 making altered metal.  This is a metal sheet that I have embossed with the snowman and "painted" with alcohol inks.  I stamped the snowflake star using archival ink.  I cut the mini pine tree out of grunge and painted it with dabbers  then painted a bit pf perfect pearls onto the pine.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Adding to the Artwork

I decided to stamp my large flower stamp using Archival orange ink then sprayed with Dylusions sprays and inked them in black to make them pop.  They were really bright....a bit too bright...so I covered them in Tim Holtz's Frosted Film.  http://vimeo.com/46197986    I hadn't heard about this product but ran into the one and only box at a scrap store that I frequent.  It toned the color down just right.  I adhered them with multi medium.to the canvas after stamping a border around the entire canvas.  I then decided to apply glossy accents to the stamped numerals.  Then I added some strings of dots using Crystal stickles.  The stickles dots took on the color that was underneath them.  I believe that I am done! 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Having Fun...A Work in Progress

So now I am hooked on Dylusion sprays and methods of layering on canvas.  This is a 16 x 20 canvas.  I am trying to take a photo of each layer that I add....then I walk away for a bit until the next inspiration hits me.  I love the look and texture of gesso.  And I also realize that I need something to pop the colors.  I just have to decide what!  Maybe tomorrow will tell me what to do....oh how I love to create.....it clears my mind of all my troubles....  :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Experimenting with Dylusions

I have decided to work on a canvas after being inspired by  a friend on CC FB page.  Nicole has created a monster in me.  I am learning as I go but I thought that I would post the canvas as I progress.  I forgot to take a picture of the canvas before adding the gesso flowers so I guess I am starting with step 2!  Who knows where this will end up!  The canvas is 16 x 20.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Tag 2012

I finished my tag just in the knick of time!!!Here is my entry for Tim Holtz's October Tag 2012.  I made my glitter out of purple twilight and slate alcohol inks since I did not have perfect black.  I also used the grunge letters from Tim's alphabet pack.  I didn't' have the spooky chit chat so I stamped one out of the extra sticker that surrounded the set of chit chat that I did have. I am also going to submit it to the Creative Chemistry Challenge for Oct.

Challenge for Creative Chemistry 101

Here is the front and inside of a Halloween card that I made for one of my daughters.  I love making the leaves out of grunge.  I painted them with dabbers then applied bronze stain to give them a real look.  Of course I distressed them on the edges and the veins of the leaves.  I painted the fence with black dabber then embossed with some black embossing powder. Thanks for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Inspiration Emporium in this challenge! And thanks to Nichole M. Lewno who is sponsoring it.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Anything Goes Holiday Challenge

Here is my holiday anything goes creation for Creative Chemistry 101.  I just love making these little boxes...I used Tim Holts's pumpkin and acorn die.  Love how the crackle paint retained the walnut stain for a grungy look.