Friday, April 28, 2017

Fierce and Unstoppable ~ Joggles DT Post Sneak Peek



Hi everyone. I am kicking off the Friday DT schedule over on the Joggles blog today. I share that honour with four other talented artists (Teresa Morgan, Kim Schofield, Leigh Snaith-Brunton, Diana Trout) who will take their turns every Friday to share what they've been up to. This week I played with Joggles/ Margaret Applin Designs 6 x 9 inch Fearless Face Stencil System. I loved the first release with all of the expressions, face shapes, hair styles, and glasses but now that Margaret has added arms, shoulders, hands, headpieces and more, I am over the moon crazy about the possibilities. Faces are my favourite things to colour and when I can create a whole persona and then colour it...and then create an art journal page with it...well, happy dance!

Anyway, this is just a sneak peek. The full tutorial with step out photos, explanation, and supply list is over on the Joggles blog. I hope you will check it out :)

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Lil Miss Moody 1481 ~ A Sandra Caldwell New Release


Hi everyone! It's Friday and that means new release day at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs.  This week I played with an image called Lil Miss Moody 1481. I just love the expression on her face...been there, felt that. To me, she looks like she wants to be anywhere but where she is doing what she has to do.


I coloured Lil Miss Moody with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding in a little Sharpie White waterbased paint pen for the highlights. I've also been playing with eye colour lately and I love the addition of brown around the pupils of her baby blues. She was fuusy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black card stock, and fussy cut again. Foam tape was used to pop her up and create dimension and shadow.


The background was one that I had previously created using some mop-up paper from gel printing. I had used the white card stock to clean blue paint off my brayer and then again to get the last bits of green and pale blue paint off my gel plate. I have no clue how I did the black dots but I suspect it was black paint through a stencil onto my gel plate. The large circle stamps were done with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink and one of the Stampotique Originals designs from Kate's Doodle Cube. I use it a lot! The green fishtail flags were cut from more clean-up paper from gel printing. They were edged with black Big Brush Pen, doodled on with black pen, and a metallic epoxy star was added to each piece.


The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and cut into individual words. These were then matted with black and popped up on foam tape. A simple border was doodled around the page edge, repeating the pattern from the flag ends.The word "sigh" was added with sparkly stickers because that's what I imaging she is doing. The edge of the background was inked with black Big Brush pen to remove the white edge before a black mat was added , framing the page.

Thanks for joining Lil Miss Moody 1481 and me today. I hope your day is filled with fun things rather than "must-dos". To see more of Sandra's wonderful new releases, all of which will be in the shop later today, and also to see what our talented DT members did with them, be sure to drop by Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group, where they will be posted throughout the day. Pop by Sandra's Etsy shop, too, when you get a chance. There are so many fabulous images that you are sure to gain lots of inspiration and add to your wish list.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Joggles CAS Center Step Cards Sneak Peek



Hi everyone! Today I  have another Tuesday Card Post over on the Joggles blog but as usual I wanted togive a little sneak peek here in case you want to check it out. This time I have created 4 clean and simple cards using images stamped with Joggles and Joggles/Virginia England Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps. The backgrounds were created with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and Joggles Itty Bitty ATC Stencils...yum!

Pop over to the Joggles blog to see the tutorial as well as the finished cards. I'd love it if you did :)

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Friday, April 21, 2017

Your Crazy is Showing - Bloobel Progressive Challenge Entry


Hi everyone! Each month, Lisa at Bloobel Stamps runs a Progressive Challenge on her Facebook page. If you played along the previous month, you get a discount code for the current month's image so you can play along again. This month, she offered the choice of 11 fabulous images or you could use a different code to buy them all at a special price. The theme is Flower Garden and I decided to use the absolute quirkiest (IMHO) three of the collection for my art journal page.


This is Clarissa Flower. She like the others is coloured with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.


This lovely is called GM George Flower. He , like the others, was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, then matted with black, and fussy cut leaving a narrow black border.


The third of the crazies is called David Daisy. He, like his friends, was popped up on foam tape to create dimension and shadow.


The background was created with two different designer papers which were layered and then altered. Ellen Hutson Bokeh Dots Stamps were applied to both backgrounds using either Forget-Me-Not, Jet Black or Coffee Archival Ink. Ranger Texture Paste was scraped through Carabelle Studio Weft Fabric and Numbers Art Template. Some doodling, ant brads, and a printed sentiment completed the design.

Thanks for popping by to meet these three amigos. To check out the other amazing creations made by the people playing along with the Bloobel Progressive Challenge, be sure to pop by the Bloobel Facebook page. It's not too late to join in either. You have until the end of  April to enter your creation made with one of the Flower Garden collection images into the Facebook album. Then you will be eligible for the coupon code for May's challenge. Check out the other amazing images in Lisa's shop, too. They make me smile...and want to colour them all :)

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

1510 Fashion Kitty ~ A Sandra Caldwell New Release


Hi everyone! It's New Release Friday at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs and she has some dandy images for us again this week. The Design Team has done their usual fabulous job creating projects with some of them but Sandra always has a few surprises for us, too. This week, I chose to play with the new image called 1510 Fashion Kitty.


I coloured Fashion Kitty with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black card stock. Once she was fussy cut a second time leaving a narrow black border, she was popped up with foam tape to give added dimension.


The card background was cut from designer paper and then a band created from a scrap of paper left from another background I had created was added behind the kitty. This band was also matted with black. Faux stitching was doodled along the long edges and also around the edge of the designer paper. To help the image stand out from the busy background and also add a feminine touch, part of a doily was added behind her.


The lettering was added with black glittery stickers and three large pearls were adhered to the top right corner to complete the design. The background was matted with black card stock to frame the design before it was adhered to the white card base.

Thanks for joining 1510 Fashion Kitty and me today. We're always happy when you stop by. To see more of Sandra's wonderful new releases, all of which will be in the shop later today, and also to see what our talented DT members did with them, be sure to drop by Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group, where they will be posted throughout the day. Pop by Sandra's Etsy shop, too, when you get a chance. There are so many fabulous images that you are sure to see some "Must-Haves". I know I always do!

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Brand New Shop ~ LeighSBDesigns


Hi everyone! Have you checked out the new Etsy shop called LeighSBDesigns? It's owned by Leigh Snaith-Brunton and features her amazing, quirky, and inspiring designs. I am smitten! So smitten, in fact, that I have joined her design team so I can play to my heart's content! The image above is called Miss Oddleigh Flower and is the first of a series which we will be introduced to in time. I love her to bits! She also comes with her own flower garden image which I will use another time.


I coloured Miss Oddleigh Flowers with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, fussy cutting her while leaving a narrow white border. She was then matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border to help her stand out from the background.


The 6 x 8 inch background was cut from designer paper and then used to pull prints from my gel plate in several layers. Jet Black Archival was used to stamp VLV heartbeat and star background stamps. Two lengths of washi tape were adhered to the background to give Miss Oddleigh a place to stand. The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and matted with black before foam tape was added to the backs.

Besides the Etsy shop, Leigh has a Facebook group where everyone is welcome to share their LeighSBDesigns projects. We are all excited to see what you create with these inspiring images. Leigh has been sharing some freebies in this group as part of her Grand Opening.


There is also an Inspiration Blog where Leigh and her DT will be sharing their finished projects and providing inspiration as new images are released. Be sure to check it out!

Anyway, congrats to Leigh on the launch of her new Etsy shop and in pursuing a longtime dream. I am super excited to be part of her talented DT and cannot wait to see the new images as they unroll.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Joggles Tuesday Card Post - Sneak Peek


Hi everyone! Today I  have another Tuesday Card Post over on the Joggles blog but I thought I would give a little sneak peek here in case you want to check it out. This time I have created 2 sweet and simple cards using images from Stampingbella Creative Girl Stamps by Danielle Donaldson. Have you seen these images? I am smitten with their charm and whimsy. The images come in two sizes, the smaller one being ideal for ATCs and the larger for art journals or cards. There are also sentiments included. I combined these images with some of Joggles Sticky Snippets for quick and easy cards.

Pop over to the Joggles blog to see the coloured images as well as the finished cards. I'd love it if you did :)

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie