Thursday, November 05, 2015
Hi all! It's time for Part 2 of Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge and this time we are featuring this adorable fairy from Karen Middleton called Shiny Stuff Fairie. Those who played along with Part 1, will have received her as this part's free image. If you didn't get a chance to play along, you can still purchase her at Sweet Pea Stamps until it closes November 25.
I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding a generous helping of Diamond Stickles to her wings, the mist from the can, and highlight dots on the bells and her wand. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted in black, and trimmed out again. Foam tape was added to the back of the image for dimension and to create a shadow.
The background, a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper, was colourized withScattered Straw, Spiced Maramalade, and Worn Lipstick Distress inks. Pattern was added with orange Blossom Archival ink and an Andy Skinner Steampunk stamp, with Red Geranium Archival and Stampendous' Mish Mesh stamp, and also with Coffee Archival ink and a TH text stamp. Jet Black Archival was applied through Memory Box's Rings and Puddles stencil. To add more dimension and texture, white embossing paste was scraped through Memory Box's Starry Nights stencil.
The wording was computer generated and printed onto white cardstock, cut apart and matted with black cardstock. Foam tape was used to adhered the segments. Silver star sequins were scatted around and two pieces of cheesecloth were added behind the image before she was adhered. A die cut black arrow gave her a place to stand. To complete the piece, black Big Brush pen was used to edge the background before it was matted with black.
Thanks for joining Shiny Stuff Fairie and me today. We are delighted that you did. To see more fabulous creations with this adorable image, be sure to pop by the Sweet Pea Friends and Fans Facebook group. We would love to see what you create with her!
Life is good; so is art.
Hi everyone. This week there is a special event over on Facebook. The East Wind and Simply B stamps are collaborating for a fun Creepmas contest. Both Umky and Betty have designed an image specifically for this event and the DTs from both have created inspiration projects to get you started.
The first of my projects features The East Wind image called Lucy Loo "Creepmas Elf's Gift Wrapping Service". I coloured Lucy, her snake ribbons and gruesome gifts with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Glossy Accents was added to the various eyeballs and then the piece was fu a narrow white border. Black matting was added to the image and foam tape was used to pop it up.
The background was created with layers of Brusho crystals as well as some Starburst sprays for extra shimmer. Forget-Me-Not Archival ink was used to create pattern using a Christmas music stamp. Library Green Archival ink was applied with a Joggles background stamp. Four tiny Christmas trees were die cut from black and threaded through with washi tape applied to white cardstock in order to create a border. The sentiments were either computer generated and coloured with Prismacolor pencils or sticker letters dotted with black paint pen. A TH skellie charm was adhered to the background with Glossy Accents before it was matted with a black frame.
My second project features the awesome image created by Simply Betty of Simply B stamps. I love the look on her face. It goes perfectly with the sentiment that comes with this stamp. Again, I used Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils to colour her and then fussy cut and matted her the same as the first image, popping her up on foam tape,
The sentiment was printed on white cardstock and cut with a Spellbinders Label 26 die. It was then faux stitched and matted with black before it was also popped up on foam. The 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper was colourized with Brusho crystals and water as well as Starburst sprays from Lindy's. A snowflake stamp was added in several places with Red Geranium Archival ink and some black dots were stamped with Jet Black Archival.
Three Christmas tree buttons were adhered to the right side of the background and a wee tree border was doodled. Before the image and sentiment were adhered to the background, a skinny piece of cheesecloth was layered over the background near the bottom and adhered to the back side. A scallop border was die cut from sparkly green dotty paper and another skellie charm was adhered in the middle of that. The edges and matting were done in the same fashion as the first project.
Thanks so much for popping by. I hope you will go and check out the Simply B/The East Wind Facebook event. It's going to be fun!
Life is good; so is art.
Monday, November 02, 2015
Well, I'm sure you have heard by now that Sweet Pea Stamps is closing its doors at the end of November so this will be our last month to run One Sweet Challenge. Our theme for this month is Thanksgiving or Thanks. Canadian Thanksgiving has already passed since we have ours in early October unlike the American one which is later this month. Since I have been consciously working on maintaining thoughts of gratitude, I decided to make that my focus for this mixed media project.
I chose to feature Ronne P. Barton's The Gold Fairy on my page. I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding some Icicle Stickles to her wings and the highlights on the bubbles for a little shimmer and magic. The image including the individual bubbles were fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, and matted with black cardstock. Once they were trimmed out again, the larger image was popped up on foam tape and the small bubbles were adhered flat to the background.
The 6 x 8 inch mixed media rectangle was spritzed with water and then Purple and Turquoise Brusho crystals were sprinkled into the water. More water was added to help the paint move and blend while still leaving white space.Three sizes of butterflies were punched from yellow scraps of Lindy's Starburst sprayed paper and tiny star sequins were added for the bodies. Three flags of washi tape mounted to white cardstock were hand cut and adhered in two places. The word Grateful, a TH Big Chat sticker, was added to the top of the upper strips.
The computer generated sentiment was printed on white cardstock and matted with black. It was popped up on foam to create dimension and shadow. Two black one inch circles were punched and then split in half to form the scallops around the sentiment. White paint pen dots embellished them. Black pen was used to doodle the border repeating the circles from the image. Black big brush pen was used to edge the background before it was double matted with blue patterned and plain black cardstock.
Thanks so much for joining The Gold Fairy and me today. When you get a minute, pop over to the One Sweet Challenge blog to see the other wonderful projects from my talented teamies. We would love to see you join us this time around. Check out the Sweet Pea Stamps site, too, to snap up those wonderful images before they are gone.
Life is good; so is art.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Hi again! The first of the month is when Team A of Rick St. Dennis' EDT post their inspiration projects for the Progressive Challenge on the Sparkle and Glitter blog. November 1 is the beginning of Part 1 where we can use any RSD image we want. For those who play along this month, you will receive the Part 2 image free. It's been a while since I coloured one of Rick's beautiful faces so this time I chose to play with Q of H which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop.
I coloured Q (not the James Bond one) with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black cardstock. Foam tape was used to adhere her to the background providing both dimension and a shadow around her.
The simple background began with a 6 x 8 piece of mixed media paper onto which I sprinkled Scarlet Brusho crystals. Water was then spritzed onto the crystals and the card was then tipped various ways to create drips. The skinny drips were created with the TH Spritzer tool by just squeezing the air using the bulb. Text was stamped with Red Geranium Archival ink and open circles with a Joggles background stamp and Jet Black Archival ink. Tiny sticker hearts were placed at intervals around the border and black pen lines drawn to connect them.
The computer generated sentiment was printed on white cardstock, trimmed, and then matted with black cardstock. The two sections were glued flat to the background. Two Scribbly Hearts were die cut from black cardstock and added to the right side to balance Q. A metal crown charm was added to the top right corner and a fun Alice in Wonderland ticket was added to the bottom right corner. Black Big Brush pen was used to edge the background before it was matted with black cardstock.
Thanks for joining Q of H and me here today. When you get a minute, pop over to the Sparkle and Glitter blog to see what fabulous projects the rest of Team A have created for the start of our Progressive Challenge Part One.
Life is good; so is art.
Hi everyone! It's the start of a new month so that means a new challenge at The East Wind as well as the new freebie image in the TEW newsletter. Our theme this time is Movember Mustaches in honour and support of all of our guys. Movember begins today with clean shaven men who then grow a mustache for the 30 days of November. This is to fund raise and create awareness for men's health issues. Our image this time is called Movember and was created specifically with this challenge in mind.
I coloured Movember (Mo) with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Black pen was used to add stripes to his vest and Glossy Accents gave his glasses shine and dimension. Metallic gold and silver gel pens were used on his M medallion and his pocket watch. He was then fussy cut leaving a white border and matted with black cardstock before being popped up on foam tape.
The 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper was sprayed with Cut Grass and Fresh Lime Dylusions ink plus a little water to allow the ink to move and blend. Once dry, Jet Black Archival ink was used to add pattern through the TH Burlap stencil as well as on Stampendous' Wired stamp. More black rings were added with bottle lids and Dylusions Black Marble paint. White stencilling and rings were added with TCW's Harlequin stamp and bottle lids dipped in gesso. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil for added texture and dimension.
Mustache printed duck tape was applied to white cardstock and then cut into flags. It's such sticky stuff that it can be hard to work with unmounted...it's not very forgiving! Black flags were added over the mustache tape and gray and white dotty buttons adhered on top of those. The computer generated saying was printed on white cardstock, matted with black, and popped up with foam tape. A punched scallop border was adhered above it and a mustache sticker below. To complete the piece, black doodling was added next to the stencilled harlequin pattern, black Big Brush pen edged the background, and a black mat was added to frame it.
Thanks for joining Mo and me today. We are happy you did that. Be sure to drop by The East Wind Challenge blog to see how my talented teamies featured this adorable and oh-so-proud image. We can't wait to see how you all meet the challenge of Movember Mustaches. Hope you join us!
Life is good; so is art.