Mixed Media, Mixed Metals

Mixed-Media-Mixed-Metals

Had some fun today with my Distress Oxides and Polychromos pencils.

The Christmas Rose Bouquet image from WPlus9 was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Then, using my waterbrush and Distress Oxides I started colouring the image.  Once it was completely dry, I started adding more color with my Polychromos pencils.

More heat embossing on a piece of vellum with a sentiment from WPlus9 called Handlettered Holiday.  Then lots of bling…sequins, beads (see the center of the main flower), and some Tim Holtz Design Tape called Tidings.

Blingety, bling, bling today.  But hey, it’s a Christmas card!

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Tim’s Snowflakes

Tim's-Snowflakes

Hello all!

Today is all about simplicity and Tim 🙂

I’ve heat embossed the snowflakes in Hero Arts white embossing powder.  They are from a new set from Tim Holtz called Mini Swirly Snowflakes.

Then it was play time with my Distress Oxides. The colours used today are Faded Jeans, Broken China and Peeled Paint.  Just kept rubbing an ink pad on my craft mat, spraying it with a bit of water and dipping my watercolour paper through it.  Each layer was dried with my heat tool before I added the next.  Just love the soft dreamy sort of feel from these colours!

For the finishing touches, a bit of Tim’s tape and some of Lucy’s Little Things for sparkle.

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Polychromos Poinsettia

Polychromos-Poinsettia

Well, isn’t that title a mouthful?  LOL

I’ve seen some gorgeous designs lately using dark card stock and either gouache, which I don’t have, or pencils.  Pencils it is, since I don’t own any gouache paints (yet).

The poinsettia was heat embossed in black.  Yes, I know.  I seem to be obsessed that with poinsettia image.  But, as you can see, there are so many options for working with it.

Simple coloring with my Polychromos pencils, a bit of washi across the bottom and some letters I found in one of my embellishment drawers (don’t ask!).  To finish it off, I’ve used some Distress Stickles for the center.

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Merry Making – Day 3

Merry-Making---Day-3

It’s Day 3 of the Merry Making class and again so many great ideas and tips!  I focused on a design from May Park.  It’s fun, it’s fresh and quite unique for a Christmas design.

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Merry Making – Day 2

Merry-Making---Day-2

Hello again!

Another fabulous day of tutorials from the ladies over at On-Line Card Classes.  Loved Shari Carroll’s background technique, so that’s the one I went with today.

A mix of old and new products today.  I picked up this Stampendous poinsettia last week and think there are lots of ways to use it.  Today it was heat embossed in Liquid Platinum and then I added some bling from an old Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit.  There’s a lot of shine and shimmer that got lost in my photography, so you’ll just have to trust me on that “wink”.

I used a new bit of Tim Holtz tissue tape for the sentiment.  Love how the colors show through it!

That’s it from me for today…back soon with more my friends!

 

 

Verve March Spotlight Hops Day Four

Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve’s March spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week is available to order in the Verve online store. So come hop along and take a closer look at Simply Amazing, and the Simply Daisies and Amazing Adjectives die sets.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We’ll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today’s featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

You should have arrived here from Laurie’s blog if you are hopping in order 🙂


Simply Amazing Simply Daisies Die Set
Amazing Adjectives Word Die Set

I love working with watercolors!  Just added three shades of Distress Inks to my watercolor paper and dried it.  Then the fun begins 🙂  I’ve die cut the three sentiments from the Amazing Adjectives Word Die Set from my watercolored background and then cut them again in craft foam.  Then they were layered and I added some Wink of Stella for some shine (that doesn’t show up in my picture!).

Hope you’ve got your sunglasses on for this next one 🙂  I placed some Distress Inks on my craft mat and sprayed them with a bit of water, then I pulled my watercolor paper through the inks until the entire paper was covered.  Next, I heat embossed the daisies in white.  I die cut a couple of the smaller daisies with the Simply Daisie Die Set and colored them with my Zigs.  Then for some added sparkle…lots of Wink of Stella.

                   

The sentiment is stamped and then I added the “awesome” die cut from the Amazing Adjectives Word Die set.  A smattering of sequins and done!
Your next stop on the hop is Mackie…enjoy!  Here’s the complete list if you’ve gotten lost along the way.  Don’t want you to miss out on the fabulous prizes!

Day 4 Hop List
1. Julee 8. Mackie
2. Amber 9. Marisa
3. Betty 10. Maureen
4. Charmaine 11. Stacey
5. Christyne 12. Teresa
6. Laurie 13. Vicki
7. Lee-Anne
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