Wednesday, July 1, 2015
This week's technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is "mixed media". I watched a lot of very fun instructional videos! Here's what I made:
I built up the background with gesso, Ranger distress paints and distress inks. I glued on the Martha Stewart punch snowflakes and added another layer of gesso. Then I used the Ranger Texture Paste with Tim Holtz "Bubble" stencil. I paper pieced the MFT Pure Innocence stamp and added stickles and ribbon. The most fun aspect was using the Texture Paste--can't wait to use it again. Thanks for this fun challenge, 52CCT!
Friday, June 26, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Welcome! I had a lot of scraps around from a 6x6 Pebbles paper pad called "Family Ties." I decided to try the OWH starburst technique. After piecing the starburst and trimming it to make a card, I had this nice strip of starburst left over so I decided to make another banner card for OWH. Here's the banner card first:
And here's the starburst that I cut the banner strip from:
I haven't used this technique in ages and it was extra fun to get two cards out of it! Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Making a Christmas card for this week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge seemed like a good way to beat the heat! The color challenge is Black & White + one other color. I chose red:
Digi: Stamper's Best
I just noticed one of my 3 tiny black pearls fell off. I had put them there to disguise a stamp Oops. The little typewriter key stickers are from Tim Holtz
95 degrees and humid in Arlington, VA today! Stay cool.