Monday, May 18, 2015

Altered Puzzle Week 4

Welcome back to the blog today, I'm actually posting the challenge this week on time haha!! 
We are onto week 4 of the Altered Puzzle Challenge 

Here are the links to the previous posts for this challenge

Our Facebook group is here:

This week, since we aren't worried about the pieces being flat, I decided to do some embossing and add some embellishments.

I started out with my first piece, painting the background a light brick sort of color

I then used embossing ink and two kinds of powder, I just dabbed the pad directly onto my puzzle piece here and there and added the powder and heat set

Once I was finished I wanted more so I added more....

This was how it was when I finished

I wanted to add a bird of some sort so I used a Dyluisions set and stamped my bird onto some patterned paper
I used clear embossing ink for the bird and cut him out

I added some ink and stenciling to the background
(guess I should have done that before the embossing, o-well)

Next I wrote the word Imagine onto the same paper that I stamped the bird and tore it out and inked the edges with brown archival ink

I then punched a hole in each side of the word so that I could add brads

I adhered everything to my background and whalla!! I love the way this piece came out

For my next piece I used DecoArt media paint in a burgundy color

The color was a little bright for what I wanted so I added a bit of a darker color

After that has dried I used a stencil and black embossing paste to add some texture

I really love how that texture came out

I set that aside to dry

for the next step I glued some Tim Holtz paper onto cardboard
and used a butterfly mover and shaper die to cut out

I edged my butterfly with a black marker and I want my wings to stand up so I bent the butterfly right down the center a tad

Next, I grabbed some Tim Holtz ideology flowers and put them together with a brad
I'm going to use this in one corner of my piece

I stamped my sentiment onto that patterned paper and embossed and tore out

I also edged with brown Archival ink

I also wanted to use some pearls on my piece but I didn't want white pearls and that is the only color that I have at the moment. This is a perfect trick - Use your copic markers to color the pearls whatever color you want!!! 

After my background was dry I added everything, I only applied glue to the middle of my butterfly here so that the wings can stand up

and here is my finished puzzle piece

and the two together

I hope that you like the two pieces for this week, they are different but so fun!
This is what your first row should look like now... next week we start on the second row.

Have a great week everyone, see you next Monday!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Altered Puzzle Week 3

So sorry for the delay in this week's Altered Puzzle Challenge. I became a Grandma last week and was back and forth to the hospital all week visiting my daughter in law, my daughter and my new grandchild.
Meet my new grandbaby Sagen Lanay

My daughter, grandbaby and me :)

I also picked up a few extra hours at work this week, so it has been a busy, busy couple of weeks, sorry for the delay.

We are onto week 3 of the Altered Puzzle Challenge 

Here are the links to the previous posts for this challenge

Check out the previous week's if you are just beginning.

Our Facebook group is here:

this week I want to use some images that my artsy friend drew and sent to me. She is amazing!! 

For my first background I used some of Tim Holtz tissue paper and applied it to my background, directly over the gesso
I just used glue stick for this

Next I am using Dina Wakley's paint (you can use any paint) and I applied the lighter color over the entire puzzle piece

Next I used a stencil, the darker color of paint and some distress glitter... (make sure your first background color is completely dry before moving on to this step)

What I did is used a sponge and grabbed up some of the paint and using the sponge, dabbed the paint through the stencil onto my background...
Next I removed the stencil and added some of the distress glitter in the same color as my paint 
I love how it came out, there is a little sparkle on my background here

Let this completely dry

While my background was drying I printed out my phrase (a Bible Verse)
and colored the image I wanted to use with some copic markers
I cut out my image and went back to my background

I edged my piece with archival ink in a darker shade of blue and then I sealed it with Alene's collage pauge (they sell this at JoAnn's) you can use whatever you like to seal your piece but Alene's is what I like. 
I sealed it at this point because I want my glitter to stay onto that background and this way it will

Next I added my phrase and image
Here is my first piece:
Again: my friend Terri Richardson drew my little man in the moon.

For my next piece I started by using DecoArt acrylic paint to color my background white
(setting it aside to completely dry)

While that was drying I colored my image with copics again
and then cutting out

Once the background was dry I used black archival ink to edge it

In order to get into those half circles, I took my foam off of my distress tool and folded it, like so:

and lastly I added my flower and my phrase
My phrases this week were printed with my home printer

(again: Terri Richardson drew my flower)

Here are my pieces together

I just love the white background on the second piece, that was a good choice and I don't normally like plain white backgrounds but for this I did.

Here are the pieces from week 2 and week 3

Have fun this week! Can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stampotique Designer's Challenge 195 - Human with Animal Head

Welcome back today, thanks for stopping by the blog. Today is Wednesday and that means there is a new challenge over at Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog 

This week our hostess is the fabulous Arwen McCullen and she has chosen such a fun theme
"Human with Animal Head"

Here is what she says about this challenge:

"I love to combine designs together. This time I want to see something funny. Combines a human body with an animal head. I am looking forward to your creations."

What a fun challenge, right?

I put together a journal page for this week

I used Stampotique stamps:

Design Cube - By France Papillon

For the background on this I used a combo of Bloom Sprays and Dylusions sprays and paint

I hope that you will join us over at  Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog this week, I certainly had a fun time putting this page together.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Roc Nicholas Design Team Post

Today is the 7th of the month and that means it's my turn to make something for The Roc Nicholas Design Team

I always love designing for the team because Roc's stamps are so fun and work so well together and I can do whatever I want

So for this months post I decided to make a journal page
I have used Roc's stamps:
Stand TallHeart VineScalloped Lace Border and only the tail portion of Bunny

The sentiment on this page was one I had heard in a movie sometime and I can't recall which movie but I know I loved it.
I started off my page with three different Dylusions paint colors
I applied it in lines and just blended the edges a tad

If you look closely in the background you can see Bunny's tail stamped here and there

You cant find all of Roc's stamps over at the store at Stampotique Originals

Have a great day!!