September 18, 2014

Index Card A Day

ICAD - Birds Of The Air

Hi Everyone!

ICAD stands for Index Card A Day and there is a group who post on Google+ if you want to know more and see how people are using it. Basically it's a creative way to try new techniques (just like art journaling) but it's the size of a index card or any size you want it to be and will fit into a file box. These can be future card fronts, or elements for your scrapbook or mixed media projects or tags! I am going to try and spend 30 minutes max for these as I have a lot of other projects in my studio that need finishing!


Today's ICAD began with mixed media paper from Hobby Lobby cut at 4.75 by 5.75 and I started my background using my Faber Castell Gelato's.

These Gelatos apply like Chapstick! I really enjoy using them.

After applying them I dipped my index finger into my water well and just blending them. Super easy and fast. You can use a baby wipe, paint brush or water pen to. I love the vibrant color so I kept the water to a minimum and blended and added kore color where I wanted it.

I use my hair dryer on a cool setting to dry it. You can use a heat gun to. 

Now for some texture! I used a stencil, white gesso and a MS dauber. I dried it again.

The verse I am memorizing is about birds so I went to this fab stamp set!

So I used Momento ink and supposedly it's permanent after it's dried. This is not true! It smudged, but I kept on going!


In retrospect I wish I had embossed this image in fine black embossing powder for more texture. 
 I used the gold metallic gelato to stamp this sunburst stamp. Applied it directly to the stamp and them misted it water.


I dried it using the cool setting of my hair dryer as I did not want to melt the Gelato so it would be even more texture. Then I took it outside and sealed it with an acrylic sealant. This allows me to add more mediums to it without the colors running.


I added the Distress White Marker to my bird  and let it dry and repeated the process about 3 times. Also added some around the branch to highlight it.  I wrote my verse using my black Sharpie. Then for a little bling I used my Wink Of Stella pen. I dried it again and will add another coat of acrylic sealant.


This is one of my go to verses when I need to encourage myself from the act of worrying. 


Have a blessed day!
Donna Lee

September 16, 2014

Still Using up those Scraps :-)

Hi everyone.  It's Karon here from Karon's Krafty Korner.  Thanks so much Sheila for letting me come visit each month.

I have another card, made from scraps to share with you this month.  I am working my way through my colour scraps, and as you can see from this card, I am on purples :-)


First off I dug out some scraps from my stash.


As I was going to die cut some flowers, using the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters, I used the negative as a stencil and inked up one of the papers with flowers.


Then it was just a case of putting the card together.  I inked all the edges of all the layers too.


For the inside, I used the same papers as the front, then added a small panel to leave a message, using the stencil again to add one inked flower.


To finish off the front I added a couple of ticket sentiments, that are from a Polka Doodles CD.


And that's all from me folks :-)

Happy crafting.

September 15, 2014

PAINTING WITH MAGICALS


Hi, everyone, this is Charlotte C here to share a little “magic” with you today.  Thank you so much, Sheila, for inviting me back again.
 I was fascinated by the Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals and wanted to show you the beautiful shimmer effects of these “mica” powders.  Oddly enough, according to the manufacturer, there is no mica in these shimmer powders; they’re inks.  You just add a tiny amount to either water, gel medium, modeling paste or texture paste on your craft sheet, paint your image, and the results are stunning.  You can even mix them with some water in a tiny mister to get your own shimmer spray.  But try to get a photograph of the shimmer – not happening with my cameras here unless I went really close up.  So that’s what I did.  I used the Magicals and some Wink of Stella glitter pens for the Halloween card I made.  Here’s some close-up’s to hopefully show you the beautiful shimmer I got.  I used watercolor paper and mixed the Magicals with gel medium for the images, mixed them with water for the backgrounds. 


If you’re saying there’s no orange in the little pots I’ve shown above, you’re right.  I mixed the pink with some yellow – voila, an orange pumpkin.   Did some pink and blue to get the purple.   Here’s the finished easel card.
 I’m throwing in another example of the beautiful shimmer with part of a tag I made using Spectrum Noir markers.  This was one of those try me offers for SN and I only had blue and yellow SN markers to color with.  Once I finished coloring, I just went over it with three colors of my Magicals , and you can see the lovely effect here.

I used Scrap Dots 3D clear glue to pop up the wings.  This stuff is amazing.
Thank you for stopping by today.   There’s more info on YouTube about the powders – just search for Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals.  Enjoy.
 




 













September 12, 2014

Fold card

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your day. It's Danita from www.danitasdesigns.blogsot.com.

I was inspired by a challenge I saw in a Facebook group called "Fun Fold Friday". One of the ladies there directed me to a link that showed how to make this card. You can find it here. It gives the exact measurements and easy to follow instructions.

Front of card, fully folded:

Inside of card

Right side

Left side flap

Thanks for looking and be sure to give this simple card a try. I think you will love it!!