Friday, October 28, 2016

Choose to Shine with Rebecca Baer Designs

Susie here today sharing a Halloween themed mixed media project featuring the Dragonfly Fantasy stencil from Rebecca Baer Designs.

Here is the stencil:

I positioned the stencil on top of a canvas panel so that the circular opening was in the upper right.

I sprinkled on some Color Burst watercolor powders and spritzed with water.

I used a paintbrush to spread the color a little more evenly...

...before I removed the stencil to see the result!

I decided I wanted the "moon" I was creating to be more defined, so I replaced the stencil and added ink with a blending tool.

I moved the stencil around and added another layer with ink, positioning the swirls...

...and geometric patterns in other areas of the canvas.

When I stamped and heat embossed the witch, I was unhappy with the texture of the canvas showing through.  It was an easy fix.  I simply used a black brush pen over the stamped image and I added another layer of heat embossed black.  In the final image you can see that the body of the witch is far more solid.

I stamped and heat embossed a jack-o-lantern and a sentiment on white cardstock. I water colored the pumpkin before trimming it all out and positioned it on the canvas.  Last step was to finish things off with rhinestones and washi tape!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Halloween Mixed Media Canvas Panel:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Take Time to be Silly with Quick Quotes and Xyron

One of the best things about hanging with children is that they take the time to be silly!  These pics show my kids raising "being silly" to an art form!

Today I am sharing a pocket page I created by combining products from Quick Quotes with wonderful adhesives from Xyron.

I love pocket pages because it is a fun way to use up my scraps.  Most of my paper for today came from the Honeycomb Collection, which I think has the perfect colors for scrapping my fall pumpkin patch pics. I focused primarily on the oranges and blues.

I used the the Xyron Mega Runner to layer the coordinating scraps of paper, creating mini scrapbook pages in each of the pockets.  The Mega Runner lays down a nice, wide 1/2" of adhesive in a dot pattern.

I used the Xyron 5" Create A Sticker to turn 2 vellum quotes into stickers...

...which I applied to the solid orange paper before die cutting them for placement on the page.

I also used the 5" Create A Sticker to apply adhesive to a thin cork sheet.  It actually didn't stick very well until I ran it through the die cut machine - the added pressure was the charm!  Here you can see I die cut an arrow and then removed the liner - perfect!

Here's a look at the finished pocket:

I inked the edges of each piece of paper and each piece of vellum with PowderPuff Chalking Inks. Here's where I used the 2nd vellum quote:

I decided to fussy cut some small pictures and turn them into stickers, too!

You can see I also added tags and banners that I trimmed out of pages from the Whistlin' Dixie and the Earth Wind and Fire Collection.

A few more detail shots:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Quick Quotes Supplies:

Xyron Products Used:
Other products: Cork, dies, Little B Scarecrow Stickers

Friday, October 14, 2016

Baby Card with Quick Quotes

Today I am sharing a sweet baby card featuring  the new Winter Bliss Collection from Quick Quotes!  The collection contains some really cool designs rendered in beautiful shades of pinks, blues, teals and whites.  To create today's card, I selected a few of the papers in pinks and white.

 I also tried out a new technique using one of the Sentiments Quote Cards, which come printed in black on heavy weight white cardstock.  I chose Pink Melon Deco Foil from Therm O Web to coordinate with the card colors...

...and ran the card and the foil through a heat laminator.

When I lifted the foil I was so tickled with the results - all pink and shiny! I will add that it was not a perfect transfer as some of the extremely fine lines did not pick up the pink foil, but it really  is a stunning effect!

I layered up the stripes and arrows papers, inking the edges with Pixie Pink Powderpuff Chalking Ink.  I adhered the sentiment before finishing up with a double scallop element across the card.

You can see a short video clip of the reveal when I lifted off the foil HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:

  • Winter Bliss Collection (coming soon) WI100, WI102
  • PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Pixie Pink
  • Sentiments - 3" x 4" Quote Cards
Other supplies: Therm O Web Pink Melon Deco Foil, heat laminator, edge punch, cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Butterfly Kisses Photo Tray

As many of you know, I recently applied to join the BoBunny DT. While I did not make the final cut this year, I was absolutely tickled to receive the beautiful Butterfly Kisses Collection to use for my 2nd round projects!  The colors and imagery were perfect for a project I had in mind: a photo tray to hold pictures of my beautiful great niece, Ella Jules.  It was created as a gift and as it has now reached its destination I can finally share it on my blog!
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The very first thing I did was to apply Crackle Primer and White Crackle Paste to the front edge of the frame creating lots of texture.

I must say I am a huge fan of 6x6 paper pads.  The smaller patterns are perfect for cards and for projects like this.  I purposely positioned this photo so that the strip of butterflies just peeked over the top edge.  I love it!  I also added a bit of dimension using elements from the Buttons, Brads and Chipboard packs.

The mason jar in this opening is from the Layered Chipboard Sticker pack and the touch of glitter on the butterfly wings is just gorgeous!

I added some twine to a small chipboard banner from the Buttons pack and I think it is the perfect bright pop for this mini collage!

I added my niece's name with alpha stickers on this lovely card cut from the Foil Vellum paper.

I used a craft knife to cut a slit in this card trimmed from the Flutter paper.  Slipping the photo behind the banner created the illusion of depth.  The laser cut chipboard cukoo clock was painted with gesso and adorned with a Double Dot Think Pink Jewel.

I filled this opening with a photo and then added a silver heart trimmed out of the Foil Vellum paper.
Simple. Elegant. Perfect.

I popped this photo up with foam dots before adding a word from the Combo Sticker sheet. The background card was trimmed out of the Flutter paper and then dressed up with butterflies from the Noteworthy and the Chipboard pack.

The final opening is probably my favorite!  I fussy cut a butterfly out of the Foil Vellum and created my own little fairy!  The banner in the background was created using pieces from the Chipboard, Brads, and Buttons packs.

I really enjoy creating these photo displays because each individual opening is like a mini-scrapbook page.  There are so many options in this collection to make layering fun and easy.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  Butterfly Kissses
Paper Pad:  6x6 Butterly Kisses
Foil Vellum Paper:  Butterfly Kisses
Cardstock Stickers:  Butterfly Kisses
Buttons:  Butterfly Kisses
Brads:  Butterfly Kisses
Noteworthy:  Butterfly Kisses
Chipboard:  Butterfly Kisses
Layered Chipboard:  Butterfly Kisses
Lasercut Chipboard:  Timepiece
DoubleDot Jewels:  Think Pink
White Gesso
Crackle Paste Primer
White Crackle Paste

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Spooky Art Panel with Rebecca Baer Designs

Today I am sharing another mixed media project I created by combining a collage stencil from Rebecca Baer Designs with Ken Oliver's Color Burst.
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I started by placing the medium sized Secret Garden stencil on top of a 6"x6" Mixed Media Art Board.

I sprinkled tiny amounts of Ultramarine Blue and Violet Color Burst concentrated powder into the openings of the stencil...

...and spritzed with water!

When I removed the stencil I was not able to see as much of the design as I had hoped... I replaced it and then inked through it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I used a pouncing motion with the blending tool so that I did not smear the background.  Use a heat tool to completely dry the background at this point.

I stamped and heat embossed the female figure on top of the background.

I replaced the stencil and traced parts of the design in black ink and then filled it in using the black brush marker.

I painted her hair with Dirty Martini and Lime Green acrylic paint, adding details with a black pen.

Detail:  I stamped the face on vellum with permanent black ink and trimmed it out.  Then I flipped it over and used Fresh Lime green to paint the eyes.  I adhered it in place and used tiny staples as an embellishment.

I used a black pen to highlight some areas of the stencil design and added a spider sticker.

To create the text, I painted more of the Lime Green onto cardstock and topped it with clear tape I ran through my trusty Dymo label  maker. I cut apart the words and glued them onto the art panel.

I embellished the metal token with a piece of purple rhinestone, added a couple of pieces of spider web washi tape, and adhered a metal photo corner in the top right corner!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Spooky Art Panel:

  • Rebecca Baer Designs Secret Garden Stencil - Medium ST-8006
  • Ken Oliver Crafts Mixed Media Art Board
  • Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst - Violet, Ultramarine Blue
  • Penny Black Rubber Stamp - Muse
  • Dylusions Acrylic Paint - Dirty Martini, Fresh Lime
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typed Tokens- Halloween
  • Ranger -  Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass
  • Ranger -  Archival Ink, Black
  • Want2Scrap 72 Count Purple Rhinestones
  • Paper House Productions 3D Happy Haunting Halloween Stickers
  • Momenta Metal Photo Corner Stickers
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artists Pen, Black
  • Dymo Label Maker
  • Washi Tape