Saturday, January 14, 2017

Clean & Simple Challenge

Dragonfly Cards

Playing along with Clean and Simple Challenge this week.   The challenge is Black & White & One other color of my choice...easy peasy!!

I used Club Scrap's "Color me happy" kit stamps for these cards.



The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dragonfly Melted Crayon art

Melted Crayon Dragonfly art

Well we have tons of snow and ever more coldness here, its been -14 degrees (yes that is a NEGATIVE SIGN) 4 days in a row now.  The boys did finally head up skiing today, so I decided to hit the scrap room and play for a bit!  This project is created using an 8x10 canvas.  This was sort of trial project - I had seen something similar around the web, and when I saw this month's stencil - I totally wanted to try it - well it didn't work out exactly like I though it would as far as the process went - but the final project turned out amazing.  I had to make a few modifications to my thinking along the way and will share with you what I learned!!!

Supplies needed:
Stencil adhesive (optional)
Stencil
Xacto knife
Canvas
Crayons
Heat gun or hair dryer
White paint/brush
Painter's tape

First, I started out spraying the back of my stencil with stencil adhesive and letting it dry.

 Next, I laid out layer after layer of parinters tape onto my glass cutting board as shown and laid down my dragonfly.  Pressed it to the tape to hold it in place.
I used my xacto knife to follow around the stencil and cut out the dragonfly.
 I then took the dragonfly tape stencil off of the glass mat and placed it onto the canvas as shown:
 Then I raided my school supply box and found some crayons - turns out you really don't need this many - I used a total of 4 crayons - 1 in each color and i still had half of each of those crayons left over.
 Remove the wrappers from the crayons.
 Hold a crayon vertical above the edge of the dragonfly and use the heatgun to drop 4-5 drops of crayon onto the canvas/stencil, then set the crayon down and pick up the canvas, turn the canvas, and use heat gun to reheat up the drips and the crayon will flow down the canvas in longer drips.
 Add as many colors as you like:
 Remove the stencil - now this is where I found my main issue - the crayon went under the stencil somehow.  I still don't really see why it did this - but I didn't let that stop me.  And maybe it looks good to you as is, I almost left it as is, because it actually looked pretty good...but a las I didn't...I scraped any chunky bits of crayon that had gone under the stencil away.
 Then I just grabbed my white acrylic paint and painted the dragonfly back to a solid white.  I think this looks nice an clean and the look I was going for...

Hope you have a great day and even a better work week!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year - Digi Dragonfly Card

Happy New Year blog followers!


Today so far is sort of a kick back relax and drink some coffee kind of a day.  Its super duper cold outside - snowing and wind blowing.  We stayed up till 2am last night playing cards at the neighbors house, we had a great time, I can't believe I actually stayed up that late - that usually only happens at ClubScrap Retreat!!  Anyways hubby has football on, and I am not quite ready to start de-decorating my house, so I decided to play along with the card sketch challenge over at Club Scrap this morning. HERE is the link to the challenge, if you wanna play along too.

I downloaded the digi kit this morning and love the dragonfly - so I wanted to mimik watercoloring but digitally.  So I used a number of watercolor brush strokes to 'paint' the teal and purple colors on the white blocks under the dragonfly.  I also texturized the white blocks/paint and background to look like canvas.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Club Scrap Shades of Winter Blog Hop

Shades of Winter Blog Hop!!
Today I am working with Club Scrap's Shades of Winter.  So this is an absolutely perfect kit for me - it snows buckets here in Montana!!  For the last two days it has basically not stopped snowing.  I shovel and shovel and turn around to find MORE snow right where I shoveled!  It's crazy.  I had to venture out onto the roads today and I don't know what happened to all the plows around town - but they are slacking on getting the streets plowed - I was never so happy to get back home and feel safe and sound once again!

So my inspiration was the gorgeous snowflakes in this kit.  I made 3 versions of cards using the snowflake images.  All three cards used similar technique with a bit of spin on each one.


Supplies:
Cardstock
Versamark ink
Embossing powder
White acrylic paint
Embossing tools (or improvise)

Instructions:
1.  Ink the background of the card front using a similar color ink as the background or black.

2.  Use versamark and stamp images, use embossing powder and heat emboss images.


 For a bit of twist on this dark blue version - Draw a diagram on the front of the card like this: 
Then stamp the teeny tiny snowflakes along to lines - creating a large snowflake - doing this method you can create as large a snowflake as you want.



For the red version of this card - I stamped the smaller snowflakes in the shape of a Tree.  You could to this for various shapes like candy canes, bells, ornaments, etc.

3.  Next I used a white gel pen and drew lines from the snowflakes up to the top of the page, creating strings that they hang from.


4.  Next I used some embossing tools with different sized heads to create little dots along the 'string'.

I also added dots to the large snowflake filling any gaps between the little snowflakes I stamped.

I think these turned out pretty good - you can do a number of different designs with the dots on the strings.



Thanks for stopping by...now for more great stuff -

go check out Cheryl's blog hop project!!!
Or if you want to start at the beginning,
go check out Club Scrap!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Monday, December 19, 2016

December Art Team Challenge

December Artist Challenge

December Artist Team Challenge is to select one (or more) of the December forum challenges and create a project that meets that challenge. We hope to inspire more folks to check out the variety of ongoing monthly challenges and possibly increase participation.

If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, start HERE.

December monthly challenges can be found here: http://clubscrap.com/forums/forum/other-stuff/challenges/

I chose the Card Sketch challenge.  Here was the sketch used for the challenge:


I used Club Scrap Boardwalk kit for this card.

I used Club Scrap Paris kit for this one:

I used ClubScrap's Shades of Winter kit for this one:

Thanks for stopping by!!  Check back soon for more fun stuff!

Now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Challenge post

Well I am feeling a bit overwhelmed ... so many things to do this month with Christmas just looming around the corner...my kids are so much older and their gift ideas are out of this world expensive. They don't want 'toys' anymore...so I can't really get good ideas out of them...I know if I need to get items ordered, I need to do it now...and then there's cleaning, planning, researching and various other tasks to accomplish before the end of the month.  Oh and yeh, I can't help but self impose extra work on myself, like I have decided I want to paint a painting for each of my boys for Christmas, and maybe even one for my son's girlfriend...try painting when the kids are always around!! But I don't wanna run them outta the house, shoot just a couple more years and I won't have em around at all... It doesn't work too good - but never the less, I still want to do it...so anyways - here I am making a card for the card sketch over a MojoMonday instead of doing any of my much needed chores!!
Here is my take on the sketch using ClubScrap Oopsy Daisy kit.

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Digital layout - December calendar page

Here is my December page out the 2016 Calendar I put together.  I created it with the ClubScrap
Aurora Borealis digital kit.

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
 photo Artistteambadge_rsz_zpsee8cbeff.jpg

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