Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo April Challenge

It is April - time for another monthly challenge on Mixed Media Mojo.  The challenge this month is Recycle/Upcycle with Flower as the added twist.



I love to recycle items into my crafting.  My first post for the month of April using recycled items is a lowly oatmeal box.  I turned it into a gift box for a teenager for her birthday.  It was lots of fun to make.  I sure do hope she did not throw it away.


The box has many layers on it.  I will be posting a how to later in the month.  Come join us at Mixed Media Mojo and recycle something.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

Oldie Moldie Monday - time to use some of your old supplies.  I have had these Penny Black Stickers for awhile and coordinating card stock.  I found a Basic Grey 6 x 6 pad and away we went to make some cards.  I decided I wanted to make my shape a little bit different.



The stickers were tall and narrow so I have them extending off the top of the card.  The dots are card stock with glossy accents on top.  The cards will go to a couple special people.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.  Come back next week to see the remainder of the stickers on the sheet in cards.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

I can finally share these ATC's I made for a swap.


I made 6 of these for an exchange.  This started me down the road of using all the eyelets I have (oldie moldie).  I needed to attach the vellum to the card.  I did not want to worry about making sure they were straight on the vellum so I did the random application of the first 3 and then added 2 more.  The stamp is also an oldie moldie.

I will post a "how to" later on.

Since I was participating in a swap - I made an ATC for the hostess with the mostess.  See I used more eyelets.


Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your week.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring is Sprung

Yesterday was the first day of Spring.  Yeah.  Winter has been long - very long so happy to see Spring come.  Of course, I love Spring but I also hate Spring.  I love the warmth returning, the flowers and grass starting to grow but I hate the work - all the leaves that did not get raked need to be cleaned up.  Hopefully the rain predicted this week will wash away some of the grime left on our lawns.

This week the Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge is Spring.  I dug through my collection of backgrounds and found a yellow piece which I cut down to the correct size for an ATC.  This is a recycled background piece.  Recycled cardstock and a layer of an old book.  Add some gesso and paint and away we go.  I recently got the February color from Tim Holtz.  This time I got the ink not the paint.  The flower stamp is from Hero Arts.  I stamped it with Versamark and Black ink and then used clear embossing powder.  It really makes your image pop.  The flower was colored with distress ink and the leaves with distress paint.  A couple stencils and more distress paint added some texture to the ATC front.

The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.  I placed the sticker on a leftover piece of inked paper.  I added a strip of polka dot paper at the top of the ATC for some contrast.  I also used my favorite circle stamp from Stamps by Judith to add the circles.  Glitter gel was added to the flower and then glossy accents added to the petals and leaves.


I am leaving on vacation and if I can get up enough courage I want to do some art abandonment along the way.  I believe I will leave this piece somewhere in the Florida Keys.  I just want to try this but then I have lots of friends I could mail it to and they would love it also.  What to do what to do.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

I have lots of eyelets so I am on a mission to use them up.  I have been using them on ATC cards.  I have a long ways to go.

Here are two ATC's I made.  I grabbed some pieces of background paper I had made for the base of the ATC's.  I believe both were made with Twinkling H2O's.


This ATC also uses a very old stamp.  The stamp really works great for an ATC.  It is the perfect size.  Two eyelets used.  Five circles colored with acrylic paint with glossy accents over the top and two eyelets - an uneven number.  I love that little circle stamp from Judith.  It is great for mixed media items.


This is a new stamp from Studio 490 and it has a coordinating stencil with it.  There are two sized flowers.  The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Set.  You will note that 5 eyelets were used on this ATC.  I added Faber Castell Bead Glitter gel on the flower and then put glossy accents on the flower and leaves.

Be prepared for more eyelets.  I think it will become my new signature item until I use up the approximately 5000 I have.

Show some love for your old supplies.

Friday, March 13, 2015

ATC - Green Bird

I have started making ATC's and find they are quite fun.  Little pieces of art.  Something to satisfy the creative urge in your soul.  This week I discovered a challenge blog for ATC's called Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog.  I thought I would play along with their challenge this week which is green.

I keep all my pieces of backgrounds I made so I went and dug through my box and I did find a piece of green background with blue highlights in it.  I think the background was made with different layers of acrylic paint.

I also decided to play along with the monthly challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge which is Birds of a Feather.


I have had this Hero Arts bird stamp for awhile - I had to have it and then it sat.  I have now used it twice in the last couple months.  I inked the stamp with some VersaMark and Versafine black ink.  I then used clear embossing powder on top to it really pops and has some texture.  The sentiment is another Hero Arts stamp which I stamped the same way but only used part of the sentiment.  The other day I discovered and decided it was my goal to use up eyelets.  I added 5 eyelets to my ATC.  Some rub ons from Basic Gray were added to the front of the ATC.  I used my black Big Brush Pen and ran it along the edges of the card.


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my green bird ATC.  Yes life is good - our temps are in the 60's and the snow is melting.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

B is for ......

B is for ...... Barb, of course.  This is the weekly challenge on the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog.  How lucky for me that my Wednesday post is to share a fabric ATC I made for the Mixed Media Mojo March monthly challenge.



If you have been following along on my blog, you will see that I am starting to do art work with the letter B - which stands for Barb - which is lots of fun to do.  I have made several ATC's for my wall.  You can check out a couple at this link.  There are many ideas in my head.  I need to stop thinking and just make some "B" art.



I have a how to on the Mixed Media Mojo blog on how I created the ATC.  Actually it was too easy.  Pop over and check it out.

Hump day - yeah - downward slide to the week end.