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Thursday, October 29, 2015

ATCs for today


Just doing a quick share of some ATCs
I did up the last couple of days.
2.5 x 3.5 inches is perfect for this time strapped gal.


This one is painted and collaged book text on a card.
Washii tape & stamping added before the chipboard butterflies were colored with Dylusions and the Stickles for sparkle.

The background here was from an envelope of happy mail.
I repurposed it to become the background foe the butterfly 
diecut.

This started as a page I cleaned my brayer on.
Stamped random circles and painted them in with acrylic paint.
Added the ballon and words via rub ons.

Another background from a leftover piece.
Added the bird, ricrac and rub on.


There you have it,
little bits of art for the week.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A few mixed media pieces for the day....

Things have been a wee bit crazy around here.
Not much time is left to do large scale creating
but I have managed to knock out a few ATCs and a card.

The first share today is a 5x7 fall card.
The background is painted book text, covered with tape,
stamping and more paint through sequin waste.
The leaves and pumpkin were sent to me as extra goodies in another swap.
They were PERFECT for this card.


The next piece is an ATC.
I'm finding myself creating more and more of these.
The size 2.5x3.5 is perfect when time is in a crunch.

This one is acrylic paint background with some stamping.
The girl was stamped then colored with Distress Markers.


This ATC is created by collaging some painted and 
torn book text.
The butterfly was a college image and the words added are rub ons.


Last ATC.
This one is created using some of the same papers as the butterfly card.
Machine stitching around the edge
and then the addition of the bird.
While cleaning the other day I found a whole stack of these vintage bird images
so expect to see more birds popping up.



That's my quick share for the day.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Hopping with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Welcome everyone!
It's time for another hop with the ladies of 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Each month on the 5th we'll share ideas and inspiration on how you can use
up your stash.



You should be coming to me from Marissa's blog .
After, head on back to Gloria's blog. 

Once a month a group of us will get together to inspire, share, and show you how to use up 
your hoard.
To start at the beginning or to get a full list of participating bloggers
head on over to Gloria's blog.

This month I used up a bunch of hoarded Gelli prints
and turned them into art journal pages for an upcoming swap.
I have such a large stack of prints that I barely made a dent in it with this project

Here is a small overview of several and below are closeups of the pages.


This first page is a pink and black base using Stencil Girl & Crafter's Workshop stencils.
Once the stars were added,  some Liquitex acrylic ink was flicked  on
and misted with water to make some drips.


The next two use a variety of stencils and multiple layers
of paint over Gelli prints.
Rub ons and Washii tape added as accents.




A blue Gelli print base combined with 
book text also gel printed to create this heart page.
The inside of the heart is lined with an Intense pencil and the word was stamped
and traced over with an acrylic paint marker.


Some Washii tape, stamping and coloring were added to this Gelli print.
The stamp is from Donna Downey,
once stamped it was traced over with an acrylic paint marker and colored in with Pitt Big Brush markers.


Another blue printed base with various
Liquitex Acrylic inks dripped down.
Rub ons were added and the heart was cut from another piece of Gelli printed book text.
The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Gelli printed tissue paper.


Last page share.
The base is another Gelli print.
The larger blue circles were cut from a piece of Gelli printed tissue paper.
(I love using my Gelli plate with tissue paper, you get added depth from the wrinkles in the paper,
and the layers blend seamlessly in collage)



Well that is it for this month's 
Hoarders Hop.

Make to check with us every 5th of the month to get inspired on ways to 
use that hoard.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!