Friday, July 17, 2015

Big Eyed Cowgirls and Cowboy

Today I would like to share a couple of projects using some images from Carmen's Veranda, love the Big Eyed Girls and Boy images.

Firstly I made this mail art :
It was so cool when I wrote the address on , it  now says : "Are you Liz (name and address) feeling lucky'.  LOL

The background is dylusions sprays, then I creased the envelope and sponged a little green onto the ground to give it some texture. I stamped the postcard background and I used the old typewriter alphabet from Lost Coast Designs for the wording. The big eyed girl and boy are stamped in stazon, colored with inktense pencils and fussy cut. I sponged the edges and added white gel pen detail.

 I like to make Altered Playing Cards (APC's) and Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) and these images are the perfect size.

I have used Big Eyed Shooter Girl for this APC:
I love the Western theme, and the monochromatic look. 

Just a reminder about our challenge blog, The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, this months challenge is Zentangle. 

Hope you will come and join us :) Nikki x

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Adding faux stitching to an ATC

I love to do faux stitching, its so easy and effective to make the holes with a piercing tool and link them with a white gel pen. Here is my make for Wicked Wednesdays 'Stitching' challenge, sponsored by That Craft Place. This is Love from Sugar :
The background is distress ink onto gloss cardstock. I love the cotton candy colors :) Sugar is printed, colored with copics and fussy cut. I punched additional hearts, she is spreading the love far and wide ...

The faux stitching is added as the ground for Sugar to stand on. I quite liked that idea. I don't like my images un-grounded, just floating in space, and often I use washi tape for the group, but loved the stitching here :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wicked Wednesday does Zodiac Signs

Sassy Studio Designs is this weeks sponsor at Wicked Wednesday, and the challenge is zodiac signs. I have used the Pisces image : 

I sized the image and printed it onto X-Press it card stock, this is my favorite for digital image and copics coloring. I used my Wink of Stellar pen to add shimmer to the mermaids tails. I googled the characteristics of a Pisces, and printed out some words from my computer, I tore the edges of the words. Finally I matted the ATC onto a co-ordinating card stock and then added matt medium to some areas and used Crystal glass beads for the bubble effect in the water. 

Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment and come and join our zodiac challenge :)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Zentangle

The July challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is Zentangle

Here is my make. I have used an image from Carmen's Veranda called Renaissance Madonna. I have zentangled her hair and added a few white highlights. 

Here is the actual image before it was zentangled, you can see the open areas in the area - perfect for this zentangle challenge :


The background is distress ink, then I stamped the image in black stazon. I used a pitt pen to add the zentangle detail to her hair and white gel pen. I then made a mask, stamped the flying birds in the background and added some white splashes of watered down white acrylic paint. Then with distress paint I highlighted around her and the border. I doodled nonsense words in a circle around her head to further accentuate the glow. 

Zentangle is fun, I hope you will take on the challenge and come to join is. 
Hope to see you there x

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Alice in Wonderland blog hop

How fun is this Alice in Wonderland blog hop organized by Suzi Baker McKenzie to celebrate the 150th Birthday of the book. If you are doing the hop you will have arrived here from Jenn's blog.

I am an Alice fan. Every time I see or read it I am filled with wonder both at the wonderful weirdness, and the writing just blows me away.

My favorite character .... let me give you a clue, it has long ears .....

My creation :

I made this postcard with Dylusions sprays, and the words are typed on my new trusty typewriter. The rabbit is from a set by Lost Coast Designs.
I love this white rabbit image :


I also made ATC's with three of the Four Alices from Lost Coast Designs. This is Alice falling down the rabbit hole, wondering to herself as she falls :"What latitude or longitude I've got to ?"

"Alice had not the slightest idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but she thought they were nice grand words to say".

Each layer is colored with distress ink, the holes punched and offset. I used a ripples stamp from Art Journey for the swirly pattern, stamped in brown.  The Alice's are stamped, colored with copics and fussy cut. I added dimensional between each layer, hopefully you can see the depth in the close up :

And here are all three ATC's I made : 

Now off you go to Black Dragons blog. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the hop.

The full blog hop list, dont get lost, dont fall down any rabbit holes !


Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;







Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using Random.org to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project;


Blog Hop List

Friday, July 3, 2015

Making gift packs of cards

So much fun to make the kids teachers something a little different for a thank you gift at year end. 

Here is the set I made, using predominantly Viva Las Vegas Stamps, although the dog in the hammock is Stampotique :

I don't have brusho's, but I love the look so attempted to recreate it here using Dylusions sprays, I think it worked out pretty well actually :) I wet the card stock then removed the spray nozzle from the bottles and splatted (highly technical term! LOL) the ink onto the card stock. The colors ran and blended. Images stamped onto white card stock, colored and fussy cut.

The teacher was thrilled with these, I mean how much would each cost in a store ? And could you even get some original and textured pieces ? I sometimes feel that home made cards are under valued and people don't want to pay much for them, but would rather go into a store and pay $5 plus for a printed one ? Makes no sense to me .... And anyway, with all the supplies I have, my hubby figures we have the cost down to about $50 a card now anyway ..... so I better carry on .... LMAO.

Here is each individual card : 





Thanks for stopping by :)



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red, white and blue at Wicked Wednesday ...

Octopode Factory are this weeks sponsor at Wicked Wednesday, for our 165th Challenge, 
red white and blue..

Here is my make using the Queen Elizabeth image :

The background is a napkin that a friend in the UK sent to me, it was perfect :) Queen Elizabeth is colored with copics and the words typed on my typewriter :)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you will come to join us and make some ATC's :)