enjoying: the new Tim Holtz Cargo box, yep the same one I was wishing for last week-I had to make the voices in my head stop. I swear it was for a good purpose. This is the before box of my multi-media supplies
Before...all my mists, paints, inks together in a jumble mess
After...Everything in it's place
I even went a little crazy decorating the outside
•thinking: I really should adjust the position of some of those stickers
•eating: Sweet and Spice Wings
•drinking: Chai tea in the afternoon
•wearing:this cute dress I got for a steal from LOFT
•listening to: We Are Young, Fun…
•wanting: a day off
•weather: Warmish and windy
Favorite Pin of the Week:
Easier said than done
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.
Are you following this series: Creative Jumpstart ? If not and you’re a paper crafting person you totally should be, each morning videos arrive in your inbox with tips and tricks and mountains of inspiration to get us all through the January blahs. I get so inspired each day I find myself reaching for my art journal…really starting my art journal.
I’ve had this group of blank notebooks that I bought at the MOMA last time I was in New York(um, almost 2 years ago). I thought they would be the perfect thing to do some ‘warm up work’.
Here’s a sampling of things I did last week:
Misting and Pen work: I broke out my Copic Markers for this one…
Speaking of Copic Markers…I kind of forgot how much they bleed on regular paper. I sort of love the soft subtle tones on the back side, so I decided to do a quick bit of journaling, before the front side is finished
One of my favorite quotes…
I had some scraps lying around my desk and this sticker so I decided to make a quick framed piece for myself
This month at Tattered Angels, we’re all crafting up some cards with a little help from our friends at Epiphany Crafts. My first card was inspired by a new book I picked up recently –Collage Couture by Julie Nutting. Such a fun book with great tips for illustrations and collage work. I clearly need more practice- I cut my girly out of dictionary paper and misted her with Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist, her top is a scrap with some Mermaid Glam and her skirt is made from hearts punched using the Epiphany Button Studio Heart Tool. For the background I used a Glimmer Screen from the Fancifuls set and Patina Glimmer Mist on top of some Bo Bunny paper. A few butterflies coated in Big Apple Glimmer Glam to cover up a stamping boo-boo and this card is ready to roll.
Up next, a card with flowers using one of my favorite things to mist – Athletic Tape. I discovered this one by accident and just love how the color saturates the tape without it losing it’s stickiness. I sprayed strips of tape with Patina, Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists and then accordion folded them into flowers. The tag was left over from last month’s Birthday Girl layout. For the background I used the plastic grid from a latch hook rug kit as a stencil.
Have you noticed all the projects with pinwheels popping up around the web, it’s no wonder, they are a great icon of the carefree days of summer. I couldn’t resist making a card with them. For the background I was inspired by a piece of paper from Sassafrass’s Sunshine Broadcast collection – since I couldn’t really cut the paper to scale and maintain the look, I created a similar look with glimmer glam, mists and a little distress ink. Remember that Glimmer Glam works as a resist when you mist on top of it.
Until next time…