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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hi Y'all! Here is a selection of Birthday cards I've been working on. This first one is done with a selection of Kraft Core colored cardstock. I then used a border punch and stained all the edges with Ranger's Distress Ink Walnut Stain. 
 This second one I just tried to bring out the colors of the stripes  by using the purple cardstock, purple and orange Prima flowers, and an orange scallop around the sentiment.
 Here on this third card, I just loved the blue and yellow color combination and highlighted with the orange Prima flower centers and orange scalloped circle.
 This fourth and fifth card I just liked the Pinwheel designer paper which I highlighted with little gems in the centers. I used a Baja Breeze ink and sea colored cardstock and tried to pop it with orange and red.

 For these last two, I found this cute aqua cardstock and turquoise aqua designer paper, and I used an old Splitcoast card sketch with the large diamond square with three smaller diamond squares accenting it. I used a combo of Aqua and Baja Breeze, and it looks better IRL (in real life) than it does in these photos.

                                                      As always I just have fun making cards!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mixed Media on Canvas

Here is one of my first attempts with mixed media on canvas. A while back a friend of mine sent me a link to Christy Tomlinson's She Art blog. You can view it here.  I certainly love her style. She makes it look like so much fun. I had to try it. I think I like how it turned out. I have a lot to learn yet, but this was tons of fun. So much so I want to do it some more!
This one may be my first in placement on the wall,
Then this one in the center, with the larger butterfly,

Then this one as the last placement.

These were done using designer paper, acrylic paint, light modeling paste mixed with some acrylic paint, and some rubber stamps and punches. I used all kinds of stencil templates to add the modeling paste. You can tell I obviously tried to do a few things that Christy shows how to do in her tutorial.  It was just fun to do!