Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2cre8art-Beeswax Collage Challenge


Oh, my golly. This was a lot more challenging than I anticipated. Part of the challenge was getting the materials. Living in a small town away from everything, I had to order beeswax and the heat tool.
The final product was fair. I learned that I used way too much beeswax to start with, so when I applied the tissue paper, there were bubbles underneath that I had a hard time getting out. It took me the whole project to master the small iron and as I tried to apply the hearts, stars, frames, etc., I ended up melting them off again.
I used papers from The Paper Studio, foof-a-la, and DCWV-Once Upon a Time, Kryon's Gold Leaf Pen, almost all of my patience, and my grandpa's eyes from a favorite photo.
It is something I will try again, now that I feel more comfortable with the technique. It did photograph cloudier than it looks in person.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Art Pieces ATC Challenge-Music


I decided to try a transfer technique for this week's challenge. I scanned some music, "yellowed" it with photoshop and added in some notes. Printed it on a transparency and then using gel medium, transferred it to some cotton canvas material I had. Then I fringed the edges. for the background on the ATC, I used a Krylon gold leaf pen and drew in some notes and designs. Finally, I watercolored the background using Phthalo Turquoise and Cobalt Blue Violet. The pen acted as a resist when I watercolored. Then added an embellishment from Blue Moon Beads-Lost and Found, and some wire along with an extra note in the corner.

Thanks for coming by for a look.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Art Pieces ATC Challenge-Easter and Mosaic Challenges




Here is my Easter ATC for Art Pieces. The art is from Dover and the background I created in Photoshop. It is edged in my new favorite--a gold leaf pen from Krylon. Thanks for coming for a look.










Here is my mosaic ATC. It is a picture I took of my pansies and friend! The background was created with stream and plum Adirondack's Alcohol Inks.







Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Caardvark Challenge-Fantasy


I used DCWV "Once Upon a Time" mat stack and used Photoshop to layer two of them together. The dragon is from Dover clipart and the charm is from Blue Moon Beads. I also used photoshop to make the corners and borders. Then printed it out and affixed it to a card front.

Tag You're It Challenge


Happy Birthday to Tag You're It!

The hearts were cut from DCWV Once Upon a Time mat stack paper and outlined with a Krylon gold leaf pen. Nothing else still had their labels.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch Challenge Card



Here is my Caardvark Sketch challenge card. Thanks for coming to look. I used a stamp set I have had for a long time and never used from Close to My Heart, the stickers are from Creative Imagination, Stampabilities inks, and All Night Media color brushes.