August 28, 2016

Analogous Color Palette challenge with Color Bursts

Hi All, 

I found this challenge over on Ken Davis' blog and thought I'd have some fun with it.

Analogous Color Palettes...Color Challenge, Turquoise, Chartreuse, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber

I do love the Color Burst products, but I have not had a lot of time to use them yet.  The bright colors seem to move and produce magic!  This seemed like a great time to get them out.

I started with a spritz and sprinkle with the 4 Color Burst colors - Turquoise, Chartreuse, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber.  I love how these colors move when you add water!

(Sorry about the color shift in my photos - I need to find more light.)

Next I tried using the Secret Garden stencil from Anna Griffin with mixed results - but this section came out fairly well.

Next I tried the Tim Holtz wildflower stencil with some BoBunny Copper Glitter Paste.  After the past dried, I tried two different techniques.  First up was a light color wash of the four colors that worked well enough to put the result on a card.  Second was a Spritz and Sprinkle technique that did not work as well.  I love the color movement that the technique gives, but the color intensity did not work well with the copper flowers.  Live and learn.

Finally I tried stamping with the Fall Foliage stamp from RubberNecker Stamps.  The first time, I tried a wash with Turquoises and Chartreuse in the background and then some Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber on the stamp.  I think the background was still too damp since the color keep moving.
The next time I created a background wash and the stamping on a different piece of paper.

Thanks for the challenge and lesson on analogous colors Ken Oliver!

July 17, 2016

BoBunny July 2016 challenge fun

More BoBunny fun!
I used the Bobunny July sketch challenge for inspiration and motivation to get further on a scrapbook I am working on.
Here is the sketch

Here is my scrapbook page. 

I used BoBunny Sleigh Ride papers Pinecones and Aspen and a few miscellaneous items like chipboard stickers and jewels from the Snowfall collection 4 years ago.  One of the reasons I love BoBunny is that some of their new collections coordinate well with past collections - giving you even more options for paper-crafting fun.  Scraps never need to go to waste.  I also had fun with Bobunny copper glitter paste and a stencil.  Another reason I love BoBunny is their awesome education - I loved the online blog class and created two books from their Snowfall class 4 years ago.
Thanks Bobunny, for the chance to win.

July 06, 2016

Distress Paint and Creative Chemistry

Back with more fun from Creative Chemistry - click here to join the fun!

Here is my first two attempts at the Distress Paint Marbling - using Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin and Twisted Citron.

I took the second attempt and created a tag for a future gift

June 27, 2016

Alcohol Ink and Archival Ink Stamping

Here is an alcohol ink background with archival ink stamping.
Join in the fun here -

Archival Resist

I am having fun with the Summer of Creative Chemistry.  Here is an attempt at the Archival Resist technique using Tea Rose and Sky Blue archival inks first, then Chipped Sapphire and Forest Green Distress ink on the background and Jet Black for the Crazy Bird.

Here is the link to sign up to join into the fun. 

June 22, 2016

June 2016 BoBunny Sketch Challenge

BoBunny creates such beautiful papers and embellishments!  They also have sketch challenge this month.  Here is the link to the challenge.  Here is the sketch -

I decided to play with some of the flowery Madeleine papers.  I altered the sketch a bit because I wanted to keep the beautiful floral highlights on the Madeleine Charms pages visible and also use the frames on the Madeleine Allure page.  Madeleine Stripe was the fourth paper I used.

Thanks BoBunny for the beautiful paper and for the chance to win more fabulous new BoBunny items!

June 19, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry Fun

Tim Holtz and Online Card Classes have teamed up for a summer of fun.  Tim Holtz previously had Creative Chemistry 101 and 102.  In August a new class Creative Chemistry 103 will debut.  The  classes are reopened.  I took the independent classes earlier, and now the forums and galleries are open and Tim is answering questions.  I highly recommend it if you have not signed up before.  I also really like the month long format.
The month of June is Creative Chemistry 101.  We are in Week 3 and focusing on Paint and Perfect Pearls.  I do not own Perfect Pearls yet, so would love to win the prize that includes them.

This week I am playing with the Dabber Resist technique.  Join the class to figure out how it's done.
I love how the distress stains blend and create so many colors!

This Crazy Cats tag I played with Candied Apple, Mermaid Lagoon and Carved Pumpkin Distress spray stains.

Here I played with the Botanical Sketch stamp and Mermaid Lagoon and Carved Pumpkin Distress spray stains and Twisted Citron Distress stain.