Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mojo Monday on Thursday, Again



(I created my post and then discovered half a day later that it was still a draft! I have absolutely no idea WHY I ended up with a duplicate post.)  

Because I have so much designer paper in 6x6 pads, I tend to start with them first when  there are several elements on a sketch.  This Mojo Monday 453 sketch is one of those.  For my paper, I chose Prima's "Romance Novel" collection (there are tiny yellow flowers on the background paper).   Once I decided to clip "unforgettable" from one of the papers, I felt I needed an image that evoked "unforgettable."  That image is Portrait Profile from Stampendous, a stamp I've probably used only one other time. 


Mojo Monday on Thursday, Again


Because I have so much designer paper in 6x6 pads, I tend to start with them first when  there are several elements on a sketch.  This Mojo Monday 453 sketch is one of those.  For my paper, I chose Prima's "Romance Novel" collection (there are tiny yellow flowers on the background paper).   Once I decided to clip "unforgettable" from one of the papers, I felt I needed an image that evoked "unforgettable."  That image is Portrait Profile from Stampendous, a stamp I've probably used only one other time. 


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Less is More with Faux Bleach

The challenge at Less is More this week is a theme: faux bleach.  The technique is open to interpretation, so I visited at least three online tutorials. each demonstrating a different approach: Distress Inks with water stamping, "ghost" images with layers of spray washes, and images embossed in clear ink and then covered with Distress Inks.   I ended up with the "stamping with water" on a Distress Ink background, but ended up with just one piece that actually looked a bit like bleach.  The greens and yellows worked okay, but the pinks, oranges and reds did not, no matter what I tried.  This particular card does have a happy vibrance, after all.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Less is More with Splatters

"Splatters" -- the theme for Less is More inspired me to take out the alcohol inks again.  This time, I also used canned air.  The image is from the Tim Holtz collection of Stampers Anonymous.

(EDIT:   This was supposed to be a one-layer card!  I failed to read that bit of direction, obviously.  The interesting thing is that the glossy paper was cut from a card...so this could have been one layer if I had followed directions.  So....I made a second one, but the splatters didn't work as well!) 




Sunday, June 5, 2016

Less is More -- The Color Purple

I used to make some "unusual" cards a few years ago, and then I changed my audience.  When Less is More determined that purple would be the color for Week 279, I immediately thought of alcohol inks on glass.  Instead of a glass tile, I found an acrylic one that was the size I wanted.  And because of the limited size, I went to my "faces" stamp drawer and found the Stampers Anonymous eye.  Perfect.  (The tile is adhered with spray adhesive.) The sentiment is from Hampton Art Stamps.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Less is More....almost late!


I'm sneaking in under the wire with this card!   I had it made yesterday, but made a blog post for another challenge and forgot to post this one.  It's LESS IS MORE in a limey-green -- and I was able to use of of my many, many flower embellishments, as well as the lovely "Believe" Penny Black die. 




Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mojo Monday -- Tall and Skinny








My skinny (3.5" x 5.5") card features a new "carpe diem" die from Joy Crafts.  The butterfly is Artisan Chipboard from PinkPaislee.  I enjoyed playing with the Mojo Monday 450 sketch.