Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mixed Media Blues Panel

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Welcome to the The Blues Blog Hop! To return to the start of the hop here.  This month I'm continuing my mixed media spree with a panel commentating my son's time in Jazz band, a perfect match with this collection.

The background is a patterned paper from 'The Blues' collection.  I mounted on a piece of chipboard.  I distressed the edges and splattered it with Lindy's Stamp Gang (LSG) Creme Brulee Creme spray for some color and shine.  

I printed the black and white picture on card stock. First I coated the picture with clear gesso using a coarse brush to add texture. Then, I sprayed the picture with LSG Hydrangea Blue. Finally I edged it with the gold metallic. 

The quote circle was cut from a 'The Blues' patterned paper and 'The Blues'  music stamp.  I painted the trumpet image with three layers of LSG Glory of the Seas Gold spray. The small panel image is LSG Golden Angel Wings embossing with LSG Time Travel Teal spray.  

'The Blues' stamped images were heat embossed on mixed media paper and then sprayed to color each. The circular image is LSG Golden Angel Wings embossing with LSG Tibetan Poppy Teal and LSG Azure Sea Asters sprays.  

The Triple panel image is LSG Morning Glory Azure embossing with LSG Silent Night Silver spray.  

The quadruple panel image is LSG Morning Glory Azure embossing with LSG Glory of the Seas Gold spray.  Finally all images were matted and antiqued. 

The supplies used are listed below:
Thank you for reading. Your next stop is with the very creative Kay at Kay's Keepsakes and the beginning of the hop is at Club Scrap Blog here.

Happy Crafting,
 Debby H

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Dragonfly in Blue AnyHero Card

Welcome to my card for the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Blog Hop. Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with hand made cards since 2007, will be closing later his year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I'm helping to get the word out! The theme is Red, White and Blue and I've use OWH Sketch B-26 to make my AnyHero Card.  

The supplies used are listed below:
  • Club Scrap 'Bugs' Stamp and 'London Calling' Stamps
  • Club Scrap Hybrid Ink - Red and Sapphire
  • Club Scrap solid papers 
  • Distressing Ink - Brick Red
  • Distress Paint - Picket Fence
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Dragonfly Die and embossing folder
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Cameo Frame Die
  • Stampin' Up punch
  • Glossy Accents
  • Gesso
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Two Tone embossing powders - Hydrangea Blue Mauve, Midnight Sapphire, Hyacinth Blue Jade 

Thank you for stopping by to see my card and check out all the cards at the OWH site today. 

Happy Creating,

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Blues Mixed Card

Every month Club Scrap has several challenges on their forum.  This month's technique challenge is to use a mixed media technique for a project.  The Club Scrap blog post has several techniques to choose from listed.  Above is my entry where I used a gesso over the embossed sentiment as described here and another gesso technique to create texture. 

Next, I used the gesso technique here to make the textured panel and the bird.  Instead of inking the gesso texture as listed in that post, I sprinkled an assortment of embossing powered on the wet gesso and heat set.  Then any empty spots on my paper were colored with a spray. My finished panels are shown bellow along with a close up of the texture created shown above.  

The supplies used are listed below:

  • Club Scrap 'The Blues' paper solids and prints (for flowers)
  • Club Scrap 'The Blues' sentiment stamp
  • Flower punch
  • Mini Pearls
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bird Branch Die
  • Distress Ink - Iced Spruce
  • Gesso
  • Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - Time Travel Teal
  • Lindy Stamp Gang Two Tone embossing powders - Panel
    • Sliver Moon Turquoise
    • Sliver Moon Sapphire
    • Angel Wings Peacock
    • Golden Angel Wings
  • Lindy Stamp Gang Two Tone embossing powders - Bird 
    • Hydrangea Blue Mauve
    • Midnight Sapphire
    • Hyacinth Blue Jade
Thank you for stopping by to see my card and check out all examples and entries at the challenge blog post.

Happy Creating,