Monday, 16 October 2017

Did you know...

Did you know i sponsor a challenge blog all about steampunk

Sandee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges
This was the first challenge blog I started entering my work into, because of course it is steampunk.  This blog is fantastic for ideas, and inspiration for any and all industrial, grungy, masculine and of course STEAMPUNK.

 I sent design team members this package of chipboard to see what could be created, so far two design team members have showcased their work on the blog.

First Design Team Member Kerstin created this, view the details here.

Next Maura created this steampunk ATC, view the details here.

Hop on over to SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge for some inspiration.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

This month at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is this color palette

Super Bright

Sponsored by Rubber Dance Stamps

I started with splattering tag with lindy's color spray.  I used Rubber Dance Stamp and ink with a combination of distress inks, before stamping i spray with water to re-activate ink.  Stamp onto tag- the water helps color blur and looks like water color.  I colored the details in the bird with black gel pen.

I cut out the contour of flowerdream chipboard out of tag, and fuzzy cut bird out.  Paint flowerdream chipboard with white paint and glue onto tag.  Next paint architecture clay molds with alchemy plum preserves paint, glue onto tag.  Paint with rust paste along edges and around architecture clay molds.

Rub on alcemy wax- it highlights all the lumps and bumps.  For the bird, i added see through dragonfly wings- next arrange flowers around wings to hide construction.  Glue bird back on to tag with pop dots.

TaDA the finished tag.

I think my favorite part are the art pebbles, on the back I painted with alchemy plum preserves they look like gems.

I made a dangly clock with chipboard clocks, painted white then rub with gold wax.  Add a white rub on to spectable and spinners to clock.

Really love how the birds with see through wings turned out very multi dimensional.

Until next time...

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Geometric Travel page 2

Finish a two page layout for my new album Geometric Travel.
I started with stencil Map of the World available at Boozybear etsy store and sponged with Alchemy paint- Midnight Sky, Emerald Green, Rich Turquoise, and Gold rush.

Next add a shadow with gray pencil crayon.

Paint around edges of layout with rust paste.

Color cheesecloth with Magicals- Rusty Lantern Lime, and Shabby Turbine Teal.  Rip up and shred.

Paint ellipse chipboard with gold paint, sand and ink with espresso distress ink.  The ink will settle into the sanded portion and wipe off paint.  Grungy final look.

Start layering together photo cluster, distress and ink edges of tag, layer ellipse chipboard over.  Paint cheesecloth with sculpture medium arrange around tag and chipboard.  Sculpture medium will hold shape once dry.

Add photos, tag and die cut elements from 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days paper pack.  Next the feathers I used glue, sculpture medium and patience to shape into a swirl around photo.

Next twine, twine is always fun.  I wanted it look like contour lines on a map, so i made cardstock pattern and added brads around edges then wrapped twine around brads.

Final layout

Around photo cluster i sprinkled on Stampendous embossing enamel then heat set from the bottom.  Add a little sparkle.

I added three random die cut squares around photo cluster then outline squares with charcoal.  I like to extend the lines pass die cut edges looks like architecture drawings.

Add some random texture stamping with archival black ink.

Until next time...

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Geometric Travel

September has been a super busy month for my "real job", you know the job that pays the bills so that has not left much time for play.  I have been wanting to work on 2 new projects and finally yesterday - TIME

I started with creating 5 new stencil designs all available on my etsy store BoozyBear

Stencil #1
Map of the World

Stencil #2
Feather and Stars

Stencil #3

Stencil #4
More Splatters

Stencil #5
More MORE Splatters

The album size is 6" x 10", I started with pattern paper, used splatter stencil and distress ink, next dripple water on to ink splatter and dry.  It will create watermarks.

More splatters

Around edges apply rust paste, I like to use a baby wipe to pull rust color towards center.  Nice and grungy.

Color cheesecloth with Lindy's magicals, then rip and shred up.  I used magicals- rusty lantern lime, ponderosa pines olive, red hot poker orange.

This part was fun!!! I used Finnabair sculpture medium to shape cheesecloth.  This is the first time I used sculpture medium and I LOVE IT.  The medium allows you to create ridges, and direct where the cheesecloth goes.

Close up of cheesecloth texture.

The chipboard Surf the Wave (available on Etsy Store BoozyBear) was painted gold, then sanded, finally inked with ground espresso distress ink.  The distress ink will settle into the sanded portions and wipe off the gold paint.  It looks very grungy and old.  Next I made a template of star, in the five points added a brad.

I wrapped twine around brads in a star pattern.

The final page, I think this will be the cover but still deciding.

I sprinkled embossing enamel around chipboard then heat from the bottom to set.  Look at the cheesecloth LOVE IT.

Add some orange splatter, it needed a little bright color.

Add a title, I like to outline title with charcoal- again grungy.  Around the outside edge, rub on vintage gold wax.

I added microbeads in cheesecloth.  It all about the little details, and layers lots and lots of layers.

I have plan for my next double page but groceries first- apparently you need to feed your family lol.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

My busy messy mind....

My brain has been in creative overdrive here are some the projects I have on the go right now

I am working on two albums right now, this is the first one it is all about Da Vinci also working on designing a bunch of chipboard, I did designed this cover.  Super happy how this worked out, I created in corel draw then printed onto pattern paper (Prima Vintage Emporium)

Once printed on pattern paper (with a toner printer)  I ran through minc with foil.  This turned out fantastic, at this point I wasn't sure if I wanted to leave as if or color.

I decided to color and love how it turned out, the picture doesn't do it justice it doesn't highlight the wonderful shimmer of the foil.  I painted with distress ink and a water pen, gives it a more old vintage feel, plus the color is transparent so you can see the pattern underneath.  I know there is a circle missing there is a reason... but I haven't gotten that far yet.

Here is a close up- so cool.

Project 1, I am making a 3-D church that will be surrounded by a wreath with paper flowers, I want to make the windows look like stain glass, with light inside. I also designed this in CorelDraw then had it cut with a laser engraver and chipboard.

Album 2
I designed a bunch of new chipboard colleges, all travel based, with a geometric edge, arrows, and delicate details.  Click on the name and it will take you directly to my etsy store.

Catch A Wave


Like this one too.

Geometric Earth

Looking Eye

Looking Glass

Mountaintop Flip

Shoot for the Moon

Surf the Wave
I think this is my favorite.

Time Travel