Monday, February 20, 2017

March Easter Tag Swap

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, the March swap is an Easter tag swap.  I used the following items available at Collage Stuff:  inventory tags, white lace, burlap string, Victorian scrap, vintage sheet music and small dragonfly brass charms.  I started out making a background using acrylic paints and Stencil Girl stencils.  The honeycomb  in the background is from Tim Holtz.  I added vintage sheet music and an image of Easter sheet music.  The Easter Victorian scrap was applied next, some vintage sheet music at the bottom, and added the dragonfly charms.  "Easter Greetings" was printed and aged with Antique Linen Distress Stain. White lace and burlap string in natural and red finish off the tags.  Thanks for coming by to see my Easter tags!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Letter B ATC Swap

The February ATC swap at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group has the theme of the letter "B".  I started out with an inventory tag (available at Collage Stuff) and over stamped it with a Tim Holtz background stamp.  I clear embossed the black stamped image.  Next the teal color in the corners with a Stencil Girl stencil and Dylusions paint.  I used Distress Inks with Tim Holtz stencils in the lighter part of the background.  I stamped the bird image on watercolor paper and colored it with Distress Inks.  The bird is standing on black washi tape.  I edged the ATC with black washi tape.  Thanks for taking a peek at my letter B ATC.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Artist Choice ATC's

At the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting an artist choice ATC swap.  I used a vintage ledger page for the base overstamping with a butterfly text stamp.  I used the "matching" stencil with blue paint.  I stamped the butterfly on the same vintage ledger page coloring it with various markers.  The
word cards are by Tim Holtz.  I used a white gel pen to highlight the images.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

2017 Valentine's Day Cards

I watched a video tutorial over at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog about masking and gelli plates.  Here's the link.  http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2017/01/blogiversary-tutorial-redo-double-masked-gelatin-prints.html  I have done a similar technique before. I  added some very light stenciling on the blue portion.  I used a white Signo pen to make the dots around the heart and the lines on the sides of the blue background. Since I love the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps so much I decided to make a doggie Valentine's Day card!  I stamped the doggie on watercolor paper with black ink and clear embossed the image.  I used the matching dies to cut out the image.  I watercolored the image with Gelatos and Distress Crayons. The sticker is from the Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Hearts and Flowers ATC Swap

At the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting a hearts and flowers ATC swap. My art for the swap has two very different styles!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Valentine ATC Swap

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, the January swap is a valentine ATC swap.  I started out by stenciling a background on a vintage ledger page.  I added vintage text to the background and a strip of washi tape.  The flowers are Victorian scrap, the heart is German scrap and the words are from the Victorian Valentine collage sheet - all available at Collage Stuff.  I edged the ATC with a pink Posca glitter pen.  Thanks for stopping by today and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Man's Best Friend ATC Swap

On the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting a "man's best friend" ATC swap.  I used stencils and acrylic paint for the background.  The dog stamp is by Tim Holtz.  The words are Tim Holtz chit chat stickers. I added little jewel hearts.  I love dogs!