Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just Because

Hello!

I've been taking a little break from my cards lately in favor of creating in my art journal, but I found a new technique to use with my spray inks, so I had a play and decided to use the result on a card.

The new technique is a cling wrap technique! Spray your inks onto cling wrap making sure to have a bit of wrinkle in it, then flip it over onto paper, press and let dry 45 minutes. This technique will not work if you do not let it dry for the appropriate amount of time. Lift off, and voila!


Doesn't have to be perfect, that's the fun.


I grunged up the sides of my background, matted it in silver and added my new 'just because' sentiment, threw on some gold embossing powder and embossed with a heat gun.


How pretty with the pink and blue/purple!






I even got had the chance to use a cute little Some Odd Girl image Kite Flyin' Mae (which I've been hording forEVER and am delighted to use!!!)


I just love how the background turned out. Happy accidents and trying something new. Makes me smile. Hope you like this card and give this technique a try with your spray inks (maybe even distress inks?!) Its really fun!

Cheers!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Gimmie Five!

POW! Colour, in your face!
I loved creating this card. If you read my blog on a regular basis then you probably know that I'm getting into mixed media art. (Layers, layers, layers!! Gimmie more layers!) I applied mixed media art techniques to this card and I just love how it turned out!
I also got to play with and color my new Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holtz funky hand rubber stamp, which I adore. Seriously fun to color with Copics!

I also lined an envelope to match with this card.

What do you think? Do you like bright and colorful or do you like a more subdued, clean cut look in a handmade card? Everybody is different and I do have to say that my style definitely fluctuates. What is your favorite style? Leave a comment and let me know!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Greetings from Seattle!

Welcome!
Today's card is straight from the city. I found a new Space Needle stamp by Impress Stamps, paired it with a rain background also from Impress and matched that with the Big City Stamp Set from Mark's Finest Papers.

After popping the little heart off the page from the Space Needle stamp, adding a sentiment and matting the entire image in grey, here you have the finished card!


Its listed in my shop and available for purchase. I hope you like it as much as I do! Leave me a comment if you like it! :)
Cheers!


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