I first stamped Martha Stewart Flourish stamps on white cardstock & heat embossed with Clear EP. Then sponged with Tim Holtz Distress inks: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey. Then I stamped the flowers from Unity Stamp Co. from the KOTM from 7-2014 called Beautiful inside and Out on the background with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white EP. Next I painted inside the petals with white gesso and then colored with Tim Holtz Distress ink brushes. Last I stamped the sentiment onto Vellum and colored the petals and leafs on the back side with Sharpie pens.
UnityStampCo: Friday Friends with Flair ( Use Unity stamps)
ModSquad: Emboss Resist
SimonSaysStamp: Anything Goes (Monday)
TheMixedMediaMonthlyChallenge: MMMC #12 – May Flowers
MixedMediaWorld: Use Bright Colors
I tried something new found on Jennifer McGuire’s blog today. I followed her “FOILING” technique #2 Heat Embossed Paper . First I colored the background white paper with Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels. Then I stamped Water Effects 2 from Designs by Ryn with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear EP. Next I placed a silver Foil sheet on top and ran the card face through my hot laminator. Wa La instant foiled raindrops. I used the inside of the butterfly on another project, so I cut around the butterfly shape on the left over foil and placed it on top of the blue heat embossed Labels 6 shape and ran it through the laminator also.
SimonSaysStamp: Anything Goes (Mon)
DesignsByRyn: April Customer Creation Challenge
MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge: Chal #11 April Showers
TheUnityStampCo.Blog: Be Inspired April Challlenge #27 Sketch
This is a BIG Tag! I followed Tim Holtz for April Tag challenge for 12 Tags of 2015. I cut the Sizzix Movers and Shapers Die Moments along the length of the Kraft paper and then inserted the Unity Stamp Co.’s Harmony Girl behind it and stitched around. The Thinking of You is a discontinued Sizzlits Sizzix set called Card Phrase Set. I love this technique Tim showed this month!
TimHoltz: 12 Tags of 2012 (April)
MixedMediaMC: Ch #11 April Showers
CardsAndMoreBySheri: Tag – Showers
SimonSaysStamp: Anything Goes (Mon)
I stamped on watercolor paper with Unity Stamp Co.’s Harmony Girl with Versamark & Heat embossed with Black EP. Next I watercolored with Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels. I stamped the smallest raindrop from Water Effects 2 from Designs by Ryn. I just got my first set by Ryn and had to try the raindrop!
DesignsByRyn: April Customer Creations
SimonSaysStamp: (Mon.) In the Middle
MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge: Ch #11 April Showers
ModSquad: Wheel In The Colors (use at least 3)
UnityStampCo: Friday Friends With Flair
PowerPoppy: Pop of Pastel Challenge
Today’s card features Tim Holtz umbrella man from PURELY RANDOM Clear Stamps Set css27843. The cloud was made by combining LuminArte Powdered pigments Majestic Blue and then added Wine and Roses to achieve the deeper stormy cloud color with Golden Molding Paste an applied with a spatula, For the rain I used Tim Holtz’s Dot Fade THS006. The sun was applied with Gold Metalic Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts. to Tim Holtz’s Stencil Rays THS003. The path was drawn with Pitt Pen and then applied Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth and sprinkled Perfectfx Lilac Mica Flakes for the cobblestone path, Looks like a rainy day in England to me. The flowers were stamped on tissue paper with Unity Stamp Co. set called Dream To Be. I used Claudine Helmuth Studio Gesso Artist Quality Primer to paint the back side of all the flowers & then colored the petals on the front with Copic Markers so the color would be bright since tissue was applied to the dark paper with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth. Last step was to mix Key Lime LuminArte Powdered pigments with Golden Molding Paste again and applied the grass around the foreground.
SimonSaysStamp: (Wed) April Showers for Spring Flowers
MixedMediaCardChal: Ch #10 April Flowers
TheCraftBarnBlog: April- Quintessentially English
TheMixedMediaMonthlyChallenge: Ch #11 April Showers
For today’s Tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 (April) I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers: to SPRITZ the background and to color the flowers following Tim’s TUTORIAL on his blog.click on the above link.
Other products used: Fiskars 1″Flower Punch. Marvy Uchida Butterfly Punch, Technique Tuesday Home Circle Die set, Mark’s Finest Papers Huge Blossoms 2013 stampset. Faber Castel Pitt Pen for stems and writing.
TimHoltz: 12 Tags of 2015 (April)
SimonSays: A is for (April Flowers) (Monday)
Journal cover was made with watercolor paper background painted with watercolors, adhered to the Composition Book cover with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth. and then i stamped the arrows from Itty Bitty She & He with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP, then sponged over the image with Tim Holtz Distress ink. I stamped & heat embossed the Spring and Boom flowers and the lovely lady from the KOTM 6/14 In Love with Love and then colored them with watercolors, then tore the images out & adhered to the background with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth. after sponging the edges with Distress Inks. All stamps are from Unity Stamp Company
UnityStamp: Friday Friends with Flair
SimonSaysStamp: (M) A is For (Art Journal)
Tag made following Tim Holtz suggestions for March tags for 2015.
I used: Tim Holtz Nostolgic Washi Tape; Butterfly on music Washi Tape from my stash; Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Seedless Preserves & Victorian Velvet & Forrest Moss; Tim Holtz Ideology Muse Tokens & Long Fasteners; Tim Holtz Distress Stain Bundled Sage to add to the light green ribbon; Molding Paste for Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil; Gold Embossing Powder.
TimHoltz: 12 Tags of 2015 -March
UnityStampCo: Be InspiredCh #26
SimonSaysStamp: Anything Goes (Wed)
Today’s card used Unity’s stampset called The First Noel for the sentiment. The flowers were die cut with an old Spellbinders Nestabilities die set called Blossom. I applied Easy Cut Adhesive on the inside of the Kraft card base that I had cut out the largest of the dies used for the blossoms. Then I applied inside the blossoms onto the sticky adhesive sheet. Then the back of each blossom showed through to the inside of the card as seen on the left. I stamped the inside sentiment with a retired stampset from Gina K Designs by Nina Brackett called Christ is Risen.