Saturday, June 30, 2012

Butterflies Imagination

My new stamps arrived & I finally found time to play with Nature's Discovery, too fun, I just love these butterflies.

I colored the stamps with my distress markers, used Archival for the sentiment, a little sponging around the edges.

Little Chicadee

This is my first LaBlanche stamp, it was just crying to be inked up with my Distress markers, this is the outcome.  These stamps are on white silicone so you can actually see your colors mixing on the stamp itself.  The little Chickadee is layered on top.

I waited a very long time for these markers but now that I've been playing they were well worth the wait.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nature in Splatter

This is my tag for a Splatter challenge, the background is  done with Distress inks, butterflies, foilage & texture were colored with Distress markers, words were inked with Archival ink.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Recycled Tag with Flowers

This is my tag for the challenge at Studio L3's, Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2,  challenge #8.  To play along follow the technique on page 62 of Compendium of Curiosities, Volume II, you can purchase your copy HERE

My tag has 3 layers, the top layer is repurposed/recycled packaging, dry embossed, the butterflies & flowers are also re purposed/recycled, a little thinner material I was able to punch.  The flowers & butterflies were colored with alcohol inks, I have matching red fingers. 

My 2nd layer is sponged, 3rd is black linen cs.


I was playing with my distress markers, coloring the stamp, huffing & stamping on water color paper, the sky was done using stormy sky marker & a water brush. The blue layer is again water color paper done with the Stormy Sky marker & watered down with a spritz & a brush.

Stamps:  Urban Tapestry, Tim Holtz.  Mouse is from Magenta.  The cat is unknown.

Shattered Stained Fanciful Flight

When I bought this die I had no idea it cut so many pieces but it's so worth it.  First I crackled the bottom pieces then added various colors of distress stains, I sponged walnut on the top wings, then I covered the entire butterfly with glossy accents.

The 2 pics were taken outside, the top one is on the glass patio table, showing the reflection of the deck cover,  the bottom is in the same place but on a sheet of cream card stock.

Time is Ticking

This is my card for the Simon Says challenge, One for the Boys.

I stamped, then spritzed my background, then sponged various distress inks, embossed umbrella man & gears. I stamped the clock with Archival ink, covered it with glossy accents adding a couple of spinners.  The jeep was inked with various inks then covered with crackle, the umbrella is made from grunge, cut & embossed. 

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