Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Few Cards for a Fiskateer Challenge

Lead Fiskateer Tami Bayer hosts a monthly color challenge at  April's prompt was NEON and it really took me back down my memory late--about 4 decades!  Both cards utilize Michael's Recollections brand card stock and Fiskars Give it a Swirl, Cupcake, Apron Lace, Threading Water and Lace border punches.

The hat on this card has little tabs along each side that I folded under.  The tabs are attached to provide a slight bend to the party hat.   The purple flower trim was made from purple tissue paper.  Each flower consists of 8 layers of tissue punched with the Fiskars Seal of Approval squeeze punch.  I used stickers for the Celebrate and 21.  The 21 has a thin layer of black stickles on top.  I cut the numbers from the sticker sheet and applied the stickles to the sheet.  When dry, I carefully peeled the numbers from the sheet.

Here's a different variation of the same card design

For the trim on this card, I gathered sections of crepe paper streamers by hand basting with thread.  Stamped Celebrate! with Fiskars Simple Stick Birthday Cheer stamp set.  I decided to skip the tabs and bendy front on this card and just use pop dots to attach the party hat.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope all your celebrations are NEON bright and happy.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101--Day 10, last class

Only one tag for this day but it is a beautiful technique.  I'm looking forward to using this again and again!

See the shine?  I love that!  This technique was Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  My stamp is from Fiskars Asian Inspired Set.  It's a large background acrylic stamp and I had trouble getting the stamp to accept the distress ink.  When that happens, I usually rub a white eraser over the acrylic.  I couldn't find my eraser!  So I used Colorbox pigment inks.

Creative Chemistry 101--Day 9

I was practically shining by the time I finished these tags : )  I had a hard time getting a good photo but you can at least tell that they shine.

From left to right:  Perfect Distress Mist technique, Perfect Distress technique (Tim Holtz stamps)
and Perfect Splatter Distress technique.

The last technique will be up in a few--so sad the class is ending.

Creative Chemistry 101--Day 8

This class has been so much fun and I've learned so much.  Sharing day 8's tags with you

The techniques from left to right are Dabber Resist technique, Crackle Paint Resist technique and Shattered Stains technique.  All stamps by Tim Holtz.  The butterlies are some old, naked chipboard from WalMart!

Creative Chemistry 101--Day 7

No substitutions!  I had just what I needed for today's class.

From left to right, Nostalgic Batik technique (Hampton Arts and Tim Holtz stamps, Rusted Enamel technique and Distress Powder Resist technique (stamp from Fiskars Plumage set).

I enjoyed the Distress Powder Resist so much I made a second tag with a Heidi Swapp stamp.

Oh!  I haven't forgotten Day 6.  I do not have distress markers and haven't found the specialty stamping paper but I do have lifetime access to the class.    

Creative Chemistry 101--Day 5

Here you go

The techniques from left to right are Stained Kraft Resist (Hero Arts stamp), Stamping with Stains (Hero Arts and Stampabilities background stamp), Marbled Stains (Fiskars For the Birds stamps and Tim Holtz stamps).  I'm not very happy with my stamp selection on the first two tags.  Love the images just not for these techniques.  I also couldn't find picket ink distress stain and substituted white acrylic paint.  I will retry when I get my hands on some of that neat stain and will post my tags when I do.

Thanks for looking!

Creative Chemistry 101 Marathon--Day 4

Hi, there!  I've been playing catch up on the technique tags from class for the last few days.  I will be making separate blog posts for each day -- easier for me to link to the class gallery.  Thank you for your patience.  Without further ado, here's day 4.

From left to right Watercoloring With Reinkers Technique (Wendy Vecchi stamps), Layered Misting (unknown source for stencil), Custom Stamp Pad (Inkadinkado stamp).  Note, I couldn't find cut and dry felt anywhere in or near my town so substituted a stack of baby wipes.

Day 5 coming up!