Long time no see…
One of my ‘not really a resolution‘ but hope/plan/strategy for the new year is to dig into the mountain of supplies and stamps and put them to use. I seem to go on ‘stamp’ binges. I buy several in a short amount of time (like a month) and then go long periods without using and/or buying, then I use which leads to more buying – a vicious cycle I tell you. So the goal is to use what I have without buying more.
So for today’s card, I dug deep into the stamp drawer and blindly pulled billboardabella – challenge on…
Good thing I hadn’t put away my distress inks and blender tool from the timmy tag extravaganza, they came in handy on this card. I got carried away with my shading, grr, need to get back in the habit.
“The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought”
Love that quote, it’s so true – at least for me anyway – once the music gets going I am transported to a happier person. Could it be because it’s so loud I can’t hear all the stupid stuff going on around me – maybe so – but is that so wrong.
Anyway, way back in November, Cocoa Daisy held the Fall Online Crop – these crops are way fun, full of challenges and zany antics – I don’t know how the keyboards of some of these ladies stand up to the pressure. One of the challenges was to use labels on a page, now if you’re thinking wow took her a while to post that layout – fear not, I’m not holding out on you – it’s taken me this long to finish the darn thing. You might think I was holding out for something special, nope just a complete breakdown in ability to complete anything art related.
So for the labels, I used these great CD labels that look like vintage vinyl records I found at the Container Store – don’t blame me if you go get these and end up with $100 of other organizational crap – willpower, it’s your friend, not mine obviously – but hopefully somebody’s.
Back to the layout…
Love this photo, if this is your first time here – this is not me – wish it was. I think there was another challenge to use your handwriting.
but sadly with the adaption to the the clean eating lifestyle I can’t really eat it any more. So what’s a girl to do- scrap with it of course. I was organizing my photos and layouts and realized that I had used Bazzill’s Buttercream yellow for a base on several layouts –
hmm seeing them side by side makes me think this is not buttercream – oh well close enough.
This month our assigned surface was Canvas…In my world there’s nothing that makes me feel more like an artist than staring at a blank canvas. The possibilities are endless, especially when you combine with all of the fabulous products from Tattered Angels.
First up, my version of a subway sign. I love the graphic design of these prints and decided to create my own.
To create this look, I first used Blue Skies, Turquoise Blue and Meadow Green mists to put a variegated foundation of color. I so love these colors together. They remind me of the beach. I cut some random letters with the Slice, stuck them down and dry brushed over them with white paint. It’s such a fun experience to pull up the letters after the paint was dry and see the bright colors underneath.
Next up a smaller canvas…this one was all about experimenting and playing with layers. Originally I made this with the intention it would go in my craft room, but I took it into the bedroom to find some light and I think it might just stay there. Good think canvas is on sale at Michael’s this week and I can buy more for other rooms.
To start I glued some dictionary scraps and then sprayed with Jack Frost. While the mist was still wet I swirled on some Big Apple glimmer glam. Then a few layers of textured stamps and a diecut of more dictionary paper spritzed with Silver Sugar mist.
Finally, my favorite project of the month. I have had these Maya Road banners in my stash since last spring, just waiting for the inspiration to hit. Finally it did! And a bonus I finally found a project to use this lovely ribbon I bought in NYC a year ago.
To started I used some paper doilies as a stencil and sprayed with Tattered Leather which I watered down just a bit for a lighter color. I then sprayed more doilies with Olive Vine. On top some chipboard letters that were painted with Pink Lipstick Glitter Glam and Penny Loafer Glitter Glaze.
My favorite part of the project was ‘discovering’ that a new Studio Calico stamp that arrived just the day before was the perfect circumference for the doily outlines.
What have you done with Canvas lately? Need more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Tattered Angels blog for all sorts of wonderful canvas creations.