Monday, January 25, 2016

Wonderland ATC 4

Number 4 in my Wonderland artist trading card set.

  • To a base of cardboard food packaging, adhere glossy DCWV ruler/measuring tape paper.
  • Mute the patterned paper by adding two layers of glossy gel medium with a little white and metallic champagne acrylic paints mixed in. Brush a little silver acrylic paint around the edges as a border.
  • Once the tinted gel medium dries, stamp Alice and the sentiment in black Staz-on ink, then color Alice with markers.
  • The arrow is a wood piece, colored with blue marker and then muted with white acrylic paint. The non-flower embellishment is a metal piece tinted with black Adirondack alcohol ink and an adhesive crystal added to the center.
  • Final steps: adhere the arrow, metal, and flower embellishments; add some pearl drops and highlight the flower stigma with a Viva pearl pen.


Entered in:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #160 anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #12 anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Challenge #147 anything goes + a sentiment 
Craft Stamper - January "Take a Stamp" challenge
Crafty Catz - Challenge #308 Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Crafty Girlz - Challenge #11 anything goes 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - January challenge
Creative Fingers - Challenge #101 anything goes
Get Creative - Challenge #31 Fantasy, Mythological, Etc... 
Lunagirl Moonbeams & Lunagirl.com - January Babies & Children challenge 
More Mixed Media - January Blue challenge
Not Just Cards - Challenge #28
Simply Papercraft - Challenge #21 anything goes 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Impatiently Awaiting Spring

This week's sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches gave me a few firsts this week: first time I've focused on a sketch challenge, first time I have tried a CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge, and first time I have used my fancy dies to make a custom-shaped card. Hooray for stretching my skills!

 

This was a quickie card:
  • Die cut card base from black cardstock using Spellbinders Labels 24.
  • Stamp corner flourish stamp (from Close To My Heart "Adorning Corners" set) with Versamark ink, wet emboss with snowy, frosty, glittery embossing powder.
  • Adhere glitter snowflake embellishment.
  • Stamp sentiment with white pigment ink.

{Crafted while listening to "Carrie & Lowell" by Sufjan Stevens}

Entered in:
Crafting By Designs - Winter, Glitter, Sparkles Challenge
Freshly Made Sketches - Challenge #220
Moving Along With the Times - Challenge #12 Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #114 anything goes with a twist of frosty 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wonderland ATC 3

Number 3 in my Wonderland artist trading card set.

  • Start with pale yellow ledger background paper, add strip of faded black paper with yellow polka dots to right side, and sponge card edges with black pigment ink.
  • Cut black paper doily down to size, adhere to bottom edge of ATC.
  • Stamp "Do bats eat cats?" quote in top left corner, and adhere two black bat die cuts around quote.
  • Stamp Cheshire Cat in vintage sepia Versafine ink on ivory cardstock, fussy cut image, add pop dots to back of cat image.
  • Position, but do not adhere cat image. Glue down feathers behind the cat, and glue brown twine bow below cat. Adhere cat image.
  • Add three clear adhesive rhinestones to bottom right corner of ATC. Finished!



Entered in:
Craft Stamper - January "Take a Stamp" challenge
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #295 anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #95 anything goes 
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - January anything goes
Crafty Girlz - Challenge #11 anything goes 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January anything goes
Create and Inspire - Challenge #37 anything goes
Creative Fingers - Challenge #100 anything goes 
Eclectic Ellapu - Dec/Jan "Cards to Die for" purple team challenge
Get Creative - Challenge #30 Something New 
Moving Along With the Times - Challenge #11 Spots & Dots 
Not Just Cards - Challenge #28 anything goes
Scrapper's Delights - Challenge #51 anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Challenge #21 anything goes 
Sisters of Craft - January anything goes

Monday, January 11, 2016

Wonderland ATC 2

Number 2 in my Wonderland artist trading card set.

  • Black acrylic craft paint on food-packaging cardboard background.
  • Glue patterned paper to bottom of ATC.
  • Add gray acrylic craft paint "cloud" to right side of ATC and also thinly along the edges of the card.
  • Stamp Bill the lizard image over gray paint cloud and paper using black Versafine ink.
  • Stamp "I do wish I hadn't drunk quite so much" quote in Versamark and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.
  • Stencil black and glitter modeling paste dots onto left side of ATC. Allow for drying time.
  • Brush glazing medium over entire ATC.



Entered in:
Anything But Cute Mixed Media - Challenge #9 "Ring out the Old, Bring in the New"
Craft Stamper - January "Take a Stamp" challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January anything goes
Creative Fingers - Challenge #100 anything goes
Get Creative - Challenge #30 Something New 
Moving Along With the Times - Challenge #11 Spots & Dots 
Not Just Cards - Challenge #28 anything goes
Sisters of Craft - January anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - January anything goes

Monday, January 4, 2016

Wonderland ATC 1

My first ATC, and the first in a set of Wonderland artist trading cards.

  • Dictionary page background, edges inked with black pigment ink. Blue and purple gelato streaks added to background
  • Mad Hatter stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
  • Washi tape stamped in Versamark with Wonderland quote, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
  • Wood asterisk painted with white acrylic craft paint, then coated with glazing medium for gloss and adhered to ATC.
  • White gel ink pen embellishments to Mad Hatter image and "Lateness" dictionary background.



Entered in:
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - January anything goes
Naughty or Nice - Challenge #23 Let's get silly!
Not Just Cards - Challenge #28 anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - January anything goes