Friday, February 24, 2012

Something fun!

This is a 4 x 4 page for my monthly swap group for March! I am ahead for once! The theme is wings. I bought some new collage sheets from Crowabout Studio B and was anxious to create wth the new images. You can find the Crowabout Studio B images at the Deviant Scraps website. I purposely made the head a little big for the body to emphasize the head and add to the whimsical feel of this page. I added shading and color with my Copic Microliners, Ranger White Opaque Pen and Spica Glitter Pens. This was really fun to put together! Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Paris in the Springtime Tag Postcard

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, we're doing a "Paris in the Springtime" tag postcard swap. I haven't decided if I'll make mine all like this or not. I have a couple of other ideas spinning around in my head. Collage Stuff products used in this design include the tag postcard, floral German scrap and the photo of the Eiffel Tower. This is pretty much a cut and paste design. I colored the tag using my own homemade sparkle spray using distress inks and Perfect Pearls. I like being able to customize the colors of the sparkle spray. I love the black and white checks in my art. I make this checked paper in Excel. I can make the checks just about any color I want using Excel like this. I did tone down the white in the checks by spraying some sparkly spray I made with Victorian Velvet re-inker. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4 x 4"

I finished this February 4 x 4" page before the last day of February! Yay! This page was supposed to have a quote. I ran out of room on the front, so the quote is on the back of the page.

For the front: Collage Stuff products used in this design include the vintage English vocabulary card, large brass flying bird charm, vintage sheet music and a 4" round paper doily.

The construction of this was pretty simple - pretty much gluing all the elements down. Before I glued everything down, I edged everything with a gold Copic marker. I used some images that I acquired taking an online class with Green Paper Packages. I did tone done the white doily with some Sandal Paint (Ranger Paint Dabber). The Sandal paint is a perfect shade of beige as far as I'm concerned. I ran out of glue dots, so the bird charm is adhered with gel medium. Gel medium glues down just anything.

For the back: No explanation necessary - print, cut, and paste everything down! I printed the words with my computer, & colored them with the gold Copic marker. After the words were glued down, I highlighted them with a black Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cowboy ATC

The February ATC swap at Collage Stuff is a cowboy/cowgirl themed swap. This is my design. Collage Stuff products used include the "Things Western" collage sheet, Red Single Star German Scrap Border and Marlowe's Theatre Tickets. I colorized the little cowboy in Paint Shop Pro X3. He is black and white on the collage sheet. The map in the background is a map of Texas in the shape of Texas. I found this image on the internet. Before I glued on the stars, ribbons and words, I applied a thin coat Instant Age Varnish to tone down the map and boy a little. If you'd like to participate in this swap, you can find the details at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group. Check the database page to sign up and the files page for the swap guidelines. Thanks for stopping by!