Saturday, January 25, 2014

Faux Mosaic Tile Background Video Tutorial with Art Anthology

I have been having so much fun experimenting with  mixed media techniques and have found a great way to use those samples to make a bigger project - Faux Mosaic Tiles.  This technique lets you combine lots of experiments (if you like) - or just a couple to create a background for canvases.

So come watch my video - and try several new background techniques.

Here are more detail shots of the 12 x 12 canvas.

  I also decided to create this for the Creative Embellishments January inspiration challenge -
I made this canvas very sparkly and glittery, but also wrote my goals for 2014 around the edges of the canvas to go along with the wishes, hopes and dreams 2014 theme.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die
HCD 732 Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set

1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 
Other Products Used 
May Arts Ribbon  - Twine SM-17
Tsukineko Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic - Purple Hydrangea
Copic Markers - RV17, RV19, YR16

Stickles- Orange
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives
WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 6 x 6 card base and cut a patterned 6" square from the paper collection for the card front.  Layer a slightly smaller printed panel over the base, and glue with foam adhesives. Stamp the Majestic Morning flowers using Memento ink and cut with the corresponding die. Color the blossoms using Copic markers. Shape the flowers and add a Sparklet to the center.  Die cut the vines from the Gift Ensemble die and glue as shown.  Die cut the printed tag using the matching die from the Decorative Flower Pot Die set.  Cut a large Decorative Blossom corner die from the same cardstock as the card base.  Glue to the upper right corner.   

Monday, January 20, 2014

JustRite Color Challenge

JustRite Friday Challenges are back with their first challenge of the year!  And this time, the challenge was a color/inspiration challenge.

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about the Peach Puff color with this - but I just went with it - and used the exact Copic colors- and it turned out great! My cardstock was a little too bright peach - so instead I used WorldWin Papers Kromekote Pearl, and added a little Peach Gelato- and it was the perfect shade.

So, here is  my list of everything that was layered on this card!

May Arts - WM22
Copic Markers
Iced Enamels Relique- Raspberry
Xyron Mega Runner