(2014 c56) Unity “For A Moment”


This is one of my favorite techniques SPONGING BACKGROUNDS for a scene using stamped images.  I Stamped with And For A Moment by Unity Stamp Co. To color the image I used Distress Inks by Ranger to color by smushing stamp onto my craft matt and then picking up with a water bursh.  Then for the background and I used sponges to sponge the sky and ground.  Then I used the brush again to add grass strokes.

POST SCRIPT: 2014-10-25 Em Bday Canvas 2  Birthday Party for grandaughter Em.  Today’s card accompanied gift of canvas that was Posted earlier.  You can see how I made it by clicking the picture on left.

Challenges Entered:  

ModSquad:  Its my Favorite (technique)

SimonSays: (Mon) Anything Goes

(2014 c55) StampTV Merry Christmas


I got my first Lawn Fawn dies and created the hills and river with them.  Loving their dies! I stamped the trees with Versamark Ink on green cardstock. Then I stamped with Life is Good by Teresa Momber found at StampTV and heat embossed with white EP.  The sentiment stamp from Festive Frame by Melanie Muenchinger also found at StampTV.

Challenges Entered:

StampTV:  STV14MON41 – Christmas comes Early

SimonSays:  (Mon) Anything Goes

(2014 c54) Lawn Fawn Dies, MFP Stamps


I got my first dies from Lawn Fawn and I’m so HAPPY!  I cut the Stitched Leaves out of the long white cardstock strip and removed them and sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger.  Then I cut the Say it – Happy die and removed it and sponged with Fired Brick Distress Ink.  I sponged the cardstock with blue and then re-inserted all the dies.  On the cardbase I stamped Autumn Friendships Mini leaf from Mark’s Finest Papers Then  I sponged around the edges of the cardbase.

Challenges Entered:

DieCutDivas:  Change of Season

SimonSays:  (Mon.) Anything Goes

(2014 c53) Unity Stamping on Tissue Technique


Today I first painted the background onto watercolor paper withOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels . Using Versamark ink I stamped the bird  and flowers both from Dream To Be and sentiment from KOTM June 2014 “In Love With Love” on tissue paper (the kind you put into gift bags). Then I heat embossed with embossing powders.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Next I colored inside the embossed lines on the back side of images with Sharpie pens.  Look at photo on the left to see how I carefully painted white gesso on the back of each little flower OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand the bird & leaves to prevent the background colors from showing through the images after adhearing to the background.  As seen in the last picture I adhered with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth.

Challenges Entered:

UnityStampCo:What yo Be Inspired Challenge 211601390_10204004269020442_1666499899182210614_n

SimonSays:  Show us What You made

(2014 c52) Unity Orange Slice Vase


Stamps from Unity Stamps used: KOTM June 2014 In Love With Love for the Vase of flowers  and Basically Said for the sentiment.  I used Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels to paint the background and focal image after embossing with black for the jar of oranges and with purple for the flowers.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSays:  (Wed)  Color Coordinates (my wall is a light green)10.15.14-Recipe-Color-Coordinates

UnityStamp:  Friends with Flair Friday

(2014 c51) Unity Stamps, O is for Orange, Fall Feathers


Unity Stamps used:  For Background – Stitched Daffodils, Tattered Chicken Wire   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I Stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with clear  EP on white mixed media paper and then sponged over the entire piece with Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink by Ranger.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  For second layer I stamped the  feathers from Imagine, Dream, Fly  and the sentiment from Basically Said onto tissue paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Carnelian, Clear Bark, Espresso and Gold embossing powders. Look at the photo on the left to see how I kept the flimsy, lightweight tissue paper from flying around while applying the heat.  The little alligator clip held it nicely to a scrap of cardboard & kept my fingers cool!  (another tip you can see in that px is that I put my heat gun in a stand designed to hold a hairdryer so you can use it hands free.)                 I then used Matte Medium to adhere to the background and it’s neat how the pattern shows through the feathers since theunstamped parts of the tissue “disapears” when applied with the matte medium.

Challenges Entered:

UnityStampCompany: Friends With Flair Friday

SimonSays:  O is for (Monday Challenge)

MixedMediaMC:  Chal.#5 “Ribbons, Twine and Fibers”

(2014 c50) Unity “Inspire Words” Fall Watercolor Background

For today’s card I used Unity Stamps called “Inspire Words by Donna Downey” after making my watercolor background.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I first sprayed my watercolor paper with water and then touched surface with very wet watercolors and watched it flow!  I love this part! When it was dry I took the negative sheet of tissue paper that I had cut my leaves from  and applied it over the page with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth.  then I took the leafs cut out of the tissue & colored them further with  Distress inks by Tim Holtz from Ranger and applied them with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth also. Then I stamped the words from Unity Stamps with Veramark ink & embossed  with embossing powders.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSays:  (Wed) Watercolors

UnityStamp:  Friends With Flair (Fri)

DieCutDivas:  Change Of Season (October)

(2014 c49) Unity “Imagine” Fall, Multi-media

For today’s card I stamped with Unity Stamp Co. called “Inspire” Words. and Feather Flight:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday’s multi media card started with white cardstock and I spritzed with water then with “Peeled Paint” Tim Holtz Distress re-inker by Ranger. I cut out multiple leaves from tissue paper with the Provocraft leaf dies and laid them on the wet background and sprayed again which left a lighter leaf shape.  This technique can be seen in a great video by Shari at Simon Says Stamp this week.   After drying I sponged “Mustard Seed” and “Peeled Paint” distress ink in any remaining white areas. Next I sponged around the tiny leaves (across the top and bottom of the card) of the mask with Peeled Paint. Then along the sides I sponged “Mustard Seed” around the smaller mask that is seen on top of the Mustard Seed ink (in the px on the right). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Next I stamped the feathers randomly using “Wild Honey” Distress Paint dauber, then dry randomly stamped feathers with “Scattered Straw” Distress Crackle Paint and let it dry and then sponged over the crackle feathers with “Rusty Hinge” Distress Ink. The brighter light feathery feathers that you can see through were stamped with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.
Finally I took the tissue leaves and added more ink to some and used Claudine Hellmuth matte Multi Medium to adhere.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSays:  Falling in love with Fall (Monday)

(2014 c48) Unity And For A Moment Take Two with Tissue Paper

This is take two for Unity’s Stamp called And For A Moment   This time I stamped the horse and girl on white tissue paper, colored with Copics and decopaged it on to the canvas scene. I had to gesso over the horse’s body & color again with Copics Alcohol markers (because the green of the grass showed through when I first glued it onto the background.  I stamped the two sentiments (from Unity: KOTM May 2012 Love in an Instant) on tissue & decopaged them onto the sky. I love how the background shows through the tissue paper when glued to the surface.  The swirls were made  in the same manner as the PREVIOUS POST BELOW. And this one is done on canvas covered board where the previous one was done on a stretched canvas.


Challenges Entered:

SimonSays:  Anything Goes

MixedMediaMC:  MMMC #4 color Chal.mixed mmc #4

UnityStamps:  Friends With Flair (since I was stuck working  in the hospital on call all day & night on Friday last week, I’m entering it this week, Hope that is ok)

(2014 c47) UNITY And For A Moment Canvas


Today I used Unity Stamp called And For A Moment, and the sentiment is Imagine Dream Fly I first stamped on white cardstock with Versafine black ink and colored with Copics.  Then I brushed Gesso on the canvas and when dry I sprayed with water and then used Tim Holtz Distress Stains to color the  background sky and grass: Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar for the sky; Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage for the grass.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI made my own swirly stencil by cutting clear plastic package material with Tim Holtz Alteration Sizzix die called Elegant Flourishes . OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Then I mixed Lumin Arte Powdered Pigments with Golden Molding Paste and applied to my stencil
to represent swirling wind
in the sky.

My sky seemed washed out at this OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERApoint, so I added more LuminArte Powdered pigments. to a liquid Clear Gesso by Liquitex and used my fan brush to lightly brush over the same colors on the background.

After all was dry I gave the entire canvas two coats with Mod Podge.

I’m having fun trying new things.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSays:  Stencils and Stamps (Mon.)

MixedMediaMC:  MMMC #4 Color Challengemixed mmc #4


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