I started the first filter stamping with oxide ink then decided to watercolor over that... of course it bleed out. but, the colors did remain vibrant, So I then grabbed this new pen and ink peony stamp ( Impress) and stamped it in versafine and water colored with the worn lipstick oxide ink. this did work, it did bleed through, so, being not very patient, I did hit it with my heat gun which promptly smoked it... then after if finally air dried, I scribbled on some distress marker and some sparkle noir pink pen over the of it.
This is up on foam pop dots.
Inspiration challenge heads to Audrie's IC board on pinterest where I found this peonies color jumpstart for a spring board.
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So, on monday I struggled to complete some Easter cards very CAS ones ( see previous post for the close up shot) and went down for the count with a migraine. so, things have "piled" up.
( I am good today YAY maybe I will get something done after work)
coffee lover's blog hop coming up at the end of this week. and last Saturday Audrie hosted an Inspiration challenge that goes to a pinterest board of "tea bag art" so, the art had been created on used tea bags... and I looked at that and thought hunh, how interesting is that, second thought was I have not had bagged tea in a long time. ( its a only when I am really sick and have a scratchy throat thing for me) and then I started thinking well what if you just rinsed off coffee filters and let them dry... and so I did, so Monday I had an email with the Verve sketch and I remembered I had this little set of stamps from them that I picked up during the last two or three coffee hops ( I lose track of the time) and thought what if... so, that's the plan. the other print out was the piece I was going to use to be "inspired" by from that challenge. the only thing is I am debating if I want to cut the filters into a tea bag "shape" or not lol.
Caran D'ache Luminance colored pencils. I will have to play with these some more, but so far so good. the lead is more sturdy than prisma pencils and I can get the cross hatching to actually show and what not but, I think that for me to do animal images I will most likely need way more colors. So, I am probably going to mix these pencils into the "general population" of my prisma's and such haha. oh, that pink marker is there because, I need to remember to buy a new one, its dry. so, that's about it for this morning. thanks for stopping by!
hoppy wishes) about the same time I was starting to teach my self to play with copic markers so, I did a stack of them. (all the same no improvements) and I was really a glad they went fast but b disappointed with how flat they coloring looked. ( this was back when I would spend hours coloring one image with pencils mind you. ) so, I set the stack aside. maybe a week or so ago I came across the stack again and thought just add some pencil for some depth. and set them aside again ha ha. but, yesterday I seen that Kia is hosting a bunny hop for the clean and simple challenge this week so, I thought well why not. the card bases were pre-made ones from Impress ( the insides are white) they are not as sturdy as say 110 card so, really they can either only be die cut or used for simple cards this ones name is meadow. ( its nearly a perfect match for the Oxide peeled paint ink too which is what the Clearly Besotted (message me) sentiment was done in. The image panel was die cut with a Wplus9 Anastasia tag die and the sentiment was cut with a hero arts ( single) tag die. they were tied together with some scrappers floss.
this beautiful Tulip card from my favorites to CASE. I love how so many of her cards have the gorgeous layers and lace peeking out. So, with the need to make changes I did consolidate some of the layers to go a little more simple. This card finished out at 5 X 7 in real life. the tulips from Marianne Designs tiny tulip border were stamped with some versafine on Neenah cream and colored with polychromos pencils. some of the pigments were melted with a prisma color less blender marker and then later I ended up adding more pencil over that. And then later after I shot this I ended up adding some clear wink of stella on the petals. I did cut the bottom scallop edge first (pretty pink posh stitched borders #4) and then cut the stitched scallop die (waffle flower lacy layers a7 die) over the top of all that so, I used scissors to cut off the bottom from the sides. That lace is vintage and so is the button.
Sometime last fall when J was home for Thanksgiving he was dating a gal whose hobby was taking her full sized truck "mudding" and this started the discussion that I own ( no pick up truck stamps period) *gasp!* and then shortly after that I seen somewhere online ( sorry but, it was probably someone on the honeybee dt) posted a card with this truck done no line watercoloring style. I loved it, did not even hit pause before one was on its way to me... today is the first day it has been inked... because, not too long ago Sue, on the yournextstamp dt posted a card with these peeps and I loved it. and I thought I wonder if it will fit in the truck... and so it does.
polychromos, which is rare for me to not mix pencils. I did melt the pigments slightly with a colorless blender marker from Prisma. There is also some camera shy gellyroll stardust pen work on the lights and chrome of the truck. I used a SU crumb cake marker on the windows since this was stamped with Versafine (gray) on some very white Neenah cardstock and cut out with scissors. this is up on foam pop dots. The edges of the scissor cuts were inked with a SU Sahara sand marker. I also added some sharpie pen to the faces of the peeps to help them POP a little. The green scrap ( PTI spring moss) was run through a cuttlebug folder for some texture, I used the same all aboard bunch of happiness set for the sentiment and cut that out with a papersmooches speech bubble die. The glitter tape is from X-press it ( it's very skinny and easy to use)
Happy Desk Peeking Day!
If you'd like to play along with us the hook-up starts here at our hostess Miss Julia's blog.
oh yes, the year of colors distress and all the oxide pads got labeled last weekend too. (YAY me) funny true story, I love the label maker but, I hardly ever drag it out and use it. and if you read all that YAY for you & Thanks! for stopping by :)
I don't know about you but, I am totally ready for spring to start here. This is day 3 of some dryness and sunshine and we are totally enjoying it. So, even some windows are open again. Scribbled some pencils on this Darkroom door image at work today. ( prisma and polychromos) (no blending or pigment melting) #thedailymarker30day Nope, I have not colored each day but, I am happy that I have colored a few things this last week. the sentiment's from the Altenew birthday greetings set, the banner Mama Elephant tags a lot die was cut from some Neenah (white) and has some oxide peeled paint smooshed onto it. the base of this card is Papertrey Ink's spring moss ( which is a very close match for the peeled paint oxide ink in real life) I think the photo editing software changes the colors just a little bit and its hard for me to judge that anymore. ( at home my monitor is quite a bit brighter than my work one) I think in real life it is not quite so yellow-ish.
It's Friday. and the sun is shinning. and this could be the warmest day we have had yet this year.
but, its is always time for coffee...
but, its is always time for coffee...
this neat card in Lyn's gallery and loved it. so the laundry list of stamps on this card is as follows.Altenew Birthday Greetings, Avery Elle so happy, Inky Antics Birthday lotto, Honeybee Smile, Hero Arts many everyday messages, My Favorite Things big birthday, mint owl studio snarky birthday, Mama Elephant Labeled messages, lawn fawn scripty sayings, Simon Says Stamp its no secret, Technique Tuesday randome acts of cardness ( I did use my Misti for this )
pencil sharpener that Dina mentioned recently and it does come in different colors. ( I think I will get a second one some time for my "travel" art bag. ) (oh, and the price has gone up since I bought one so if you are not in a hurry toss it on your watch page a while maybe it will go back down?)
Happy Desk peeking day! You can find all the where to link up and play along details here at our hostess Julia's blog.
So, it finally happened I made a spot to sit down and color up here. I feel like I have not colored in so long I have forgotten how. so of course I did more behind the monster I started with below. Funny true story as I sit here and type this this morning there are 8 Ott lights in this room (3 are not in this angled shot below) but, yes the over head light was on when this was shot too so, maybe now it is more understandable when I call it the "cave" ( at some point when these windows up here are replaced with good ones I may move the desk over under the window near where I stage card shots.)
this post here. Thanks for stopping by!
I did make a card on sunday while hubs was trimming his peach trees and that and what was used for it is all still needing put away. (better shots of the card are in the post ahead of this one)
I have a headache so, I am thinking I will attempt to do something "cool" with the new inkpads maybe tomorrow... maybe the next day.
If your curious why the mess is on display you can find all the who/what/why info here at our hostess Julia's blog.
It's probably going to be tomorrow before I start poking around and making the rounds. on another note the dining room table was delivered on monday. ( it's solid wood and very heavy) and its too cold here to open the windows. today is the first day this week it has not snowed again. and it smells funny. ( must be factory maybe stain fumes?) so, I think that is where the headache is coming from. hopefully that goes away soon.