Saturday, September 9, 2017

True Friends

This month over at the Portal the theme is Numbers. Here is one tag I made for this challenge.

This is how I made this tag. I stamped thick and thin men on my tag. Next I took a distress inkpad and smooched it on the craft mat and picked up the color and painted the background. Dripped the leftovers of ink on the top of tag. After that was dry I stamped the numbers border on it. I had some rub-ons on my table and guess what they had numbers on them. So I added them. I colored the men with copic markers. Added some word stickers and twine on top and we are done.
Please come to the Portal and join the Numbers Challenge this month.
 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Winterish Card

I made this card awhile ago. I used Oxide inks to make the background. I stamped Mistletoe Goth from Lost Coast.
As I said I did make this card awhile ago. Had it mounted on the card and it sat there. I always felt it was missing something. Then one day I said color the berries red and add glossy accents to them. So I did.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

So many crowns

Here is another card I did for the tip your hat event over at the Portal. Come over and join in the fun.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Evil Grin

Hello all in blog land. Cathy here to show you how I did my Cheshire Cat card.

This was a great card to do.
Items you will need for this, photo paper, Distress Oxide ink, baby wipes, soft cloth, stencil, black ink pad,  verafine ink and white paper.

Here is some of the stuff you need for it.
Here is what the photo paper looks likes after you do the smooching technique with the Distress Oxide inks. I did one color at a time. Dried in-between colors. *note always move heat gun* The heat gun will damage the photo paper if you keep it in one spot for to long.
I hope you can see it is cloudy in looks.
Next you take the soft cloth and buff the cloudiness away. (the Oxide ) You can see me start it in the corner here.
Here it is done after the buff. The paper has a shiny/glossy look to it. At this point you can leave it here and got on to stamping. Not me though. See that darker spot on the paper. This is where I too my baby wipe to get rid of the darker spot. (sometimes you will get streaks just keep wiping it till they go away)
 
After the baby wipe.
Next you just have to stamp your image on the photo paper. Me I chose the Cheshire Cat. I then I stamped it on white paper and cut out the eyes and fangs and glued them on the front of the image. It makes it pop I think. Cut the image out and layered on white cardstock.
For the stencil background I took a stencil (one from Tim's Halloween last year) and used my Versafine ink through the stencil.
 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tip your Hat

 
Over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity a new event is going on... What is you might ask? Well it is Tip your hat. Anything with a hat. Come on over and see what the other Design Team has made.
I used silhouette man with cane for this card.
Also join in you could win.....Hope to see what you all come up with.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stencil mid-week showing

We are mid week of August and we have a mid week post for stencil background over at the portal. Here are 2 cards I did for this .

Please come by the Portal to see the other projects the other DT have done for this challenge. Guess what you can join in this fun challenge too. You have 10 days to enter your art. Come play along and grab an stencil and a stamp and have fun.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

4x4 Steampunk Tile

Hello all. Cathy here with a 4x4 Steampunk Art Tile.
So I went and grabbed 1 of my 4x4 Art tiles. I felt like using my Distress Oxide inks. I thought what colors have I not played with? Brown. So I grabbed the browns. Walnut stain, vintage photo and antique linen.
I did the smooching technique with the inks and a craft mat. When I was happy with the background I moved on to adding my stencil.
Next I stamped the bird on bike with black ink. Then I added some gears to the wheels of the bike. Stamped the Steampunk word from Carmen's Veranda. Then I cut the word in half. Edged the word and 4x4 tile with vintage photo. Glued word and gears on top and done....