Sunday, June 17, 2012

WMS Blog Party June 2012

Here's my card for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party for June 2012. I used the inspiration photo to provide the colour-way.
The Authentique paper did the work, and coordinated nicely with the Big Blooms- Poinsettia stamps from WMS. The sentiment came from the versatile Say it Loud set. An orange Swarovski heat-set crystal and a few teal ones scattered on the background finished this off nicely.

Today was also Father's Day in Canada. I used the Stampendous Changito stamp I picked up on sale recently and coloured with Copics. So appropriate as my daughter used to do this when she was little! I used the WMS stamp "Thanks for being there!" for the inside greeting.

Part of my husband's Father's Day gift was this sock monkey adoption kit. Fun! 
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to go and see all the inspiration on the WMS blog.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

100 Sketches!

Congratulations to Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Blog. They have posted their 100th Sketch Challenge this week. Here is the sketch:
I rotated the sketch slightly and used a couple of different stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps for this pretty in pink card.
I paper-pieced the dress and added some pearls and clear glitter for posh highlights. My Spellbinders Nestabilities helped frame the dress.
Thanks for visiting. Be sure to go and see all the entries for this special centennial sketch challenge

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mixed Media Collage

Recently I took a Mixed Media Collage Workshop at my local stamp store Stampers!, with pewter/metal artist Elitia Hart from Alberta. I had taken foundational classes with her last year and was happy to have an opportunity to take a project-based class with her.

Elitia provided us with 9 inch square pieces of masonite covered with lovely art paper featuring antique French postal marks. This gave us a sturdy base to apply our tooled metal. We used a Ten Seconds Studio mold to create a basic grid pattern that we then filled with some metal embossing, more of the art paper, coloured ink jet transparency art images, and patinaed copper which Elitia also provided.

I followed Elitia's design and sample fairly faithfully as I wanted to focus on technique. I added the Swarovski crystals, above, and an embossed black background mat, below, once I got home, but the rest was pretty much as Elitia instructed. I look forward to trying some other collages using stamped images and other mixed media ideas.

If you have an opportunity to take a class with Elitia, don't hesitate! She is a lovely, generous teacher with a supportive nature. She'll even help fix your odd boo-boo, as I can attest!