Archive for August, 2012

For Lenore…..

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

For this collage I used the raven and skull stamp from Inkadinkado on vintage book paper, it’s embellished with a binder clip and ink pen nib that’s dripping ink. The bottom border is black mesh ribbon, crepe paper and an embossed metal plate that says “nevermore”. I tied some hemp string with a hand and heart charm around the plate. I almost didn’t want to sell it I love it so much but I’ve listed it in my Etsy shop :)

Nevermore Collage

Potions Class

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

I envision this scene happening in Snape classroom at Hogwarts :)

The current challenge at Lawnscaping is to make your own pattern paper. I used three different Lawn Fawn sets for my card, the broom from Making Frosty Friends, the witches hat and top hat from Hats off to You and the frog (toad), stars, flames and wand from Critters Ever After. I made two pattern papers, the purple uses stars from the Critters Ever After set and the stone wall paper is made from the top hat from Hats Off to You. I used a post it note to mask off the bottom part of the hat and stamped the top half for my stones (see pics below). Everything is colored with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. The cauldron die cut is from Silhouette.

Potions Class Card

hat stamp:
hat mask

with post it note mask:
hat mask2

This card won a Top Mow It All spot in the challenge, yeah!!

Trick or Treat

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

For me it’s never too early for Halloween! Last week a got a big box of amazing new Halloween stamps from Inkadinkado to review for Craft Gossip. I love every stamp I got, lots of creepy, spooky images! Here’s a couple of my first projects, I’ll have more in the upcoming weeks.

For this ATC I stamped the image twice, once in black and one in red, cutting out the words and apple from the red and layering on top of the black. I colored my witch green and added some glaze to the apple to make it shiny.

Green Witch Art Card

For this card I wanted to make my tarantula fuzzy so I used brown flocking powder. So I could get the stamped image and the flocking at the same time I first inked up the stamp with brown ink then inked it again with a glue pad and then stamped it. I then poured on the flocking, tapped it down then tapped off the excess. If you do this be sure to quickly wipe the colored ink from your glue pad so it won’t stain it.

Tarantula Card

Halloween Night

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

This week over on Craft Gossip I did a review of Pentel art supplies.I really liked everything I tried especially the tube watercolors and the Hybrid technica pen. I used them to make a primitive witch collage for Halloween. I drew her in pencil on watercolor paper, used a Pentel water brush and watercolors to color her in then went over my pencil lines with the Hybrid pen, her hair was done with their Pocket Brush pen. I cut her dress, mask and hat from pattern paper.

Primitive Witch Collage

I also used some of their gel pens and markers for a couple of cards.
This card uses stamps from Lawn Fawn colored with markers.

Gnome Home Card

These stamps are from Inkadinkado and colored with gel pens.

Bugs Card

Here’s a link to my complete review over on Craft Gossip if you’d like to check it out.

A Mermaid’s Tale

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Continuing with an ocean theme, I made this mermaid collage. I’ve done lots of collage art with fairies inside jars and I thought why not a mermaid? So I turned the jar on it’s side and put actual sand in the bottom. I also added a background of vintage inspired map paper, a label, some actual small sea shells and a real working compass. Then I wrapped the entire canvas in some netting. I love how it turned out. I need to think of more things to capture in jars :)

Mermaid in a Jar Collage

This collage is currently available in my Etsy shop.