Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VIVA Las Vegas Stamps and StencilGirl Hop

VIVA Las VegaStamps! sent us each a sheet of their rubber stamps.
I received the December Daily, titled Plate 1430 which is perfect for what I do in my own Daily!

Numbers... Words... A Little Alphabet!!! 
It makes my Heart Sing!!!!

I started by liberally stamping this rubber stamp in its entirety onto tissue paper
using the Stazon Ink Pad in several colors...
Azure, Timber Brown, Black Cherry, and Midnight Blue.
A little variety always adds interest.
And THEN I separated the little alphabets and some of the words to get started 
with a spread in my StencilGirl Journal from here......

I just wanted the cute little alphabet for this one. 
The other parts of the tissue paper are being saved for my DLP for December!

My background consists of some year old gelli plate experiments....
plus the liberally stenciled page of my StencilGirl Book,
Washi Tape, PanPastels, Posca Pens, Distress Inks, paints and markers.

Smack dab in the middle of the left side page is the August StencilClub Swirly Doodle.
One of my favorites....
On top of that is the Bullet Holes Stencil by Terri Stegmiller.
I used this stencil 2 different ways......

I used my VersaMark Stamp Pad and Copper PanPastels randomly...
For a little metallic shine.
Then I thought the opposite page needed a little focal point...
And the little yellow Bullet Holes were made to look like little sunshine flowers
with Posca Pens, markers and paints.

Ahhh...Warm Memories....I used to sing this with my kids....

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 to see what each of the design teams are doing.
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Happy Arting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Documented Life Project

The DLP challenge on week 24 was to use text.
My tip in is an old library catalog card dated 1981.
I used a book page for my larger tree.

Week 25...the challenge is to use hearts.
I used a StencilGirl Stencil by Terri Stegmiller called Inky Hearts.

(insert sad face)
This is when we got hit by lightning and everything went south....

I want to point out that this is where I did surgery on my DLP. 
A few months ago I knew I was going to need more space for expansion
so I slit the book in half and used fabric tape (bookbinders tape)
to tape the heck out of it.
Now I am working in that part of the book and so far so good....

Happy Arting! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Documented Life Project

Hello! I spent the morning taking photos and editing them
so I can do some major catching up with my DLP

Since it was Memorial Day Weekend I made a flag as a flap on my tip-in.
I used a Rubbermoon Art Stamp called Bar None.
That has turned out to be a very useful stamp!

The challenge this week was a house...

How do you like this guy??? 90 years young and feisty as ever!
Him and his dog Dixie!
His wife had these cards made up
and inserted them in the church bulletin the day before his birthday!
What a fun treat!
I put two together, back to back, so he is on both sides of the tip-in!

This next week's challenge was Gratitude.

More DLP catch-up coming soon!

Happy Arting!

Friday, August 22, 2014

StencilGirl Stencils and an Eileen Hull Hop

Fun Fun Fun!
A package from Eileen Hull came in the mail.
Included in the goodies was a die-cut Pizza Box and Framelits labels from her Sizzix line.
The finished size of this little box measures about 4 and a quarter inches square.
Hmmmm...What to do.....

Think of all the things you can make with a little pizza box! 
First thing that came to my mind was a gift card holder....
birthdays, weddings, Christmas presents...
How about costume jewelry for your favorite teenage girl?
It comes with a divider...so how about four special handmade chocolates?

I toyed with the different ideas for awhile and decided it would be my box of truths.
Everyone needs a reminder once in awhile.

 The smallest stencil from the August 2014 StencilClub stencils was perfect for the base.
I spread gesso through the stencil right on top of the chipboard.
It gave it dimension and a different surface for the pigment to grab onto.
I used blue sprays and markers blended into them till I was pleased with my result.

 Greens and blues of course...my favorite go to colors.

I used one of the Framelit shapes and an oval that came with the die-cuts for my title label.

I blended my orange and Copper PanPastels with the Sofft Art Sponges on the inside.
It looks like delicious leather.
I traced one of the smaller shapes from the Marrakech Mix Stencil
onto the inside bottom to frame a special message.

I dug around my ephemera drawer
for special messages that I have collected over the last few years.

Some are paper clay, some are salt dough, some are sculpey,
and some are just painted rocks.
(The sculpey pieces are leftovers from an upcoming hop...stay tuned)

Eileen also sent us some of her stamp designs.
This set is called Doors.
I used that interesting stripe for the sides of my box. 

I love my little Pizza Box. 

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Happy Arting!