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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Rainbow Card

Hello Everybody!

I love rainbows! They are so pretty and happy!  

So using my silhouette machine I made this rainbow:


I cut the rainbow and clouds from glitter paper.  The sentiment is a crazy talk by Tim Holtz. (One of my favorites-I know you wanted to know) :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:





Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time keep looking for rainbows! :)



Pineapple Mixed Media

Hello Everybody!

I hope everyone is having a good summer so far (given the circumstances).  One thing about summer is pineapple!  Not to mention pineapples seem to be sort of in style right now with llamas and cacti.  I think its awesome!  

So I had this idea to make a pineapple picture out of gears.  I love Finnabair products so I thought let's make this happen.  Ta Da! :)


I love how this turned out.  Here's how I made it:

8X10 Canvas painted with Golden Cerulean Blue Chromium liquid acrylic 
Molds-Finnabair Mechanica, Cogs and Wings, and the swirl decoration for the leaves and there are a couple of gears from a mod podge mold
Clay-usually an air dry paper clay that I get at the craft store
Paints-gear Finnabair Sparks Unicorn's Hair and the leaves are Sparks Fairy Wings
Wax-Finnabair Lucky Emerald-on the leaves to add a little depth 
I used the unicorn's hair around the edges of the painting to give a little definition
Hot Glue to make everything stay in place.  

Here's a side profile.  I like that the "leaves" kind of come away from the canvas.


Here is an up close of the pineapple gears and the leaves.


I am entering this fun Pineapple Mixed Media Canvas into the following challenges:





Thank you for stopping by today! Until next time my friends-keep enjoying summer! :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge July!

Hello Friends!

It's time for a new challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge!  This month we are all about Tangerine!


Here's my card:

I have been watching Tim Holtz, and I believe that influenced this card.  Here is my step by step.

For the background panel I swiped spiced marmalade on this embossing folder.  Now the one pictured below must have slide because toward the bottom it's all weird.  So I did it again.  :) And I love this technique because it looks like it was printed on there in some fancy way. 


Here is a picture of the one I used on the card.  The raised areas stayed white.  


For the butterfly I used spiced marmalade and rusty hinge distress crayons and moved the color with water.  First I painted gesso on the cardstock.  When it was dry, I used a Tim H. butterfly die from sizzix and cut it out.  


I used a hampton spring on the butterfly so the butterfly could "fly" :)


The sentiment is a gold prisma color marker on paper that I then cut out with a Tim H. die.  Same technique as the butterfly just a different marker tool.  And I cut vellum for the shadow.

I hope you join us this month!  We would love to see your Tangerine cards!

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time friends! :)