Saturday, 10 November 2018

My Besties Love Winter Christmas Card

The Second of two Cards for My Besties November.  I chose to make a Christmas Card, the first one I've made for this year. 

Top view of Exterior of Card

Right side view of Card

Left side view of Card

Close-up views of  Digi Love Winter Stamp Card

Low viewpoint of Card

Close-up view of right side of Card


Stamps: Digi Stamps Big Eye Big Head Dolls Digi My Besties "I Love Winter" Img221 by Sherri Baldy or

Papers: X-press Blend-it card; Various paper and cardstock from my stash

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint

Mediums: Stickles-Star Dust

Embellishments: CTMH - Enamel Gems; Silver Glittered Embossed Stickers; Merci - Heart & Round Sparklets; Sparkle Crystal Hearts & Gem Hearts; Pearl Hearts; Epoxy Dots


Skin: E0000, 000, 11, 21; R000, 20; RV00, 55; C00; 0
Hair: Y11, 28; YG 91; E13, 15, 19, 59, 99
Eyes: E13, 15, 99; C00; 0
Hair Band: R14, 27
Jacket: RV00, 69; R39, 46; E59; B28, 66; C00, 3
Gloves: E11, 13
Buttons: E11, 13
Coffee Cup: W3; R14, 27; C00, 3; B28, 66; BV31
Hearts: R14, 27; RV00
Boots: R14, 27; E11, 13, 15, 19, 59, 99
Bow in Hair: B28, 66; YG07, 09; G09; 0
Leggins: G09, 29; BG18; YG09
Scarf: G09, 29; B66, 69; YG 03, 07, 09; 0

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My Besties November Mystacial Mermaid Shells Female Card

First of two Cards for My Besties November - Under the Sea Theme. 

Compositional layout ideas with various Embellishment Elements, Paper & Cardstocks

Applying Kaisercraft Kaiser Mists - Shimmers to Cheesecloth, replicating Fishing Nets 

Top view of Exterior of  Finished card

Left side view of Exterior Finished card

Right side view of Exterior of Finished card

Close-up view of Mystacial Mermaid Shells Digi

Close-up of Left side of the Finished Card

Close-up view of left side of the Finished card

When I saw this My Besties Digi stamp I imagined her with Fairy Floss Coloured Hair and the colour scheme of the card reflects this.


Stamps: Digi stamp Big Eyed Big Head Dolls Digi My Besties Mystacial Mermaid Shells Under The Sea by Sherri Baldy or

Papers: X-press Blend-it card; Couture Creations - Sea Breeze Collection; Various paper and cardstock from my stash

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet

Mediums/Paints: Kaisercraft Kaiser Mists with Shimmer - Pink, Denim, Blackberry; Nuvo - Aqua ShimmerGlitter Gloss 882; Crystal Glaze; Stickles - Crystal

Embellishments: StudioLight 3D Die Cut Block - Romantic Summer; Kaisercraft - Coastal Escape Stickers; Paper House - At the Beach stickers; Couture Creations - Sea Breeze Collection Sequins, Premium Adhesive Gemstones Crystal; CTMH - Enamel & Glitter Duos Blue Dots - Z3122; Semco - Ombre Pom-Pom Multi; Cheese Cloth; Porta Craft - Pearls 4mm; Pearls 3mm; Adhesive Gems Dots & Flowers; Faux Pearls; Sticko Stickers - Seashells; Sparkle Stickers

COPICS &  Creative PL Graphic Markers Used:

Skin: E0000, 000; R000; RV00; C00
Hair: Y11; RV00; 9; R000, 20; B000, 02; 38; V20; 77; B02; 163
Eyes: YG03, 07, 23; C00
Top: RV00; Y06, 13; 163; V20; 145; 9
Tail: B000; BG15, 32, 49; B14
Hair: Adornments: 27, 66, 77,140, 145, 171,174; V09, 20, 23; BG15, 18, 32; B000, 02; E0000

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Friday, 19 October 2018

B's 15th Birthday Canvas Artwork

This is the finished Canvas Artwork I made for my Art Students' 15th Birthday.

This surface is a Mont Marte Studio Canvas 25 x 30 cm.  I really like Stamperia papers, cardstock and their Rice Paper Mixed Media sheets.  This one is Wonderland Unicorn (48 x 33 cm), trimmed to fit the canvas & was decoupaged onto it.

A Little Birdie - Chipboard Fence was painted with Inka Gold - Platinum

A large white wooden B from Kmart was decorated with Resin Frangipani Flowers and cardstock leaves as well as buttons, gems, beads, stickers, flower stamens & epoxy dots.

A Kaisercraft Doily Stencil was placed on the canvas in places and Imagination Crafts - Sparkle Medium - Diamond was applied.  This is a transparent glittered texture paste that is quite textural and sparkly.  

Playing with the compositional elements on the canvas.

The Compositional positioning of the various elements of the artwork.

Close-up view of the Decorative B and glittered Texture Paste stencil behind it.

A close-up of the top left of the canvas.  Little Birdie Primed Chipboard - Butterflies were painted with a range of colours in the Cadence Art & Hobby Paints.

Close-up of Top Right corner of the canvas.  Decorated with paper & resin flowers in a spray.

Bottom Left of the Canvas Close-up.  Painted chipboard fence with small & tiny paper & material flowers.

Left Side view of the completed Canvas

Right side view of the completed Canvas

Top view-point of canvas artwork.

Front view-point of the Finished Canvas Artwork.


Surface: Mont Marte Studio Canvas 280 Cotton Duck 25 x 30 cm

Papers/Cardstock: Stamperia Rice Paper Mixed Media - Wonderland Unicorn DFS 393; Various paper and cardstock from my stash

Paints & Mediums: Imagination Crafts - Sparkle medium -Diamonds; Inka Gold - Platinum; Stickles - Crystal; Cadence Art & Hobby Paints Dora - Amethyst 156, Zinober Gold 128, Silver 132; Deco Art Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paint - Berry, Purple Pearl; Imagination Crafts Starlights Metallic Paint - Blue 134, Emerald 141,Gold; Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals - Yellow Rose & Metallic Amethyst; Mont Marte - White Gesso; Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss- 882

Embellishments: KMart - Primed Wooden B; Little Birdie - Chipboard Fence; Primed Chipboard - Butterflies QB0293; Resin Frangipani's; Paper Flowers with Faux Pearls, Beads & Gems; Fabric, Resin & Sequin Flowers; Plastic Buttons; Glitter Glass Stamens; CTMH - Purple Glitter Gems Z1936; Enamel & Glitter Duos Z3122; The ; Porta Craft Enamel Dots - Purple; Glitterazzi Embellishments - Sparkle strips - Tiny Flowers; Adhesive Gems, Gem hearts & dots & White lace.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Frangipani Embossed Foil 15th Birthday Female Card

The Finished Card I made for my Art student's 15th Birthday.  Her favourite Flowers are Frangipanis 

I experimented with the aluminium embossing foil and embossed two large Frangipanis with spirals and dots of different sizes.  I applied a variety of paints to the flowers, trialling which one looked more effective.  I love Cadence Art & Hobby Paints Dora as they are brilliant, shimmery and very creamy in consistency and you tend not to use very much as it goes a long way.  Very economical product!  I also applied Inka Gold paints, even though it gave a smooth, soft effect, I preferred the Cadence Paints for this card.

A close-up detailed view of the embossed birthday artwork for the card

The Embossed artwork in the mount card frame.

The Framed painted Frangipani, the front of the Birthday Card.

As the Painted Embossed Foil is the hero of the Front of the Card, I knew that any other adornment had to be simple yet complimentary. 

I'm loving the South African Celebr8 products, so I chose a Flower from one of their Chipboard panels (SKU: MB3604) to paint with Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals.  Amazingly sparkly metallic paint and a little goes a long way!

A bright, dark purple Satin and sheer Ribbon was laid across the bottom of the Black Frame and a Little Birdie Primed Chipboard Birthday Wishes sentiment was painted with Cadence Art & Hobby Paints Dora - Amethyst.  Two Yellow Pearl Sequins with CTMH Purple Glitter Gems as the centres completes the front of the card.

I always complete my cards with Interior sentiments and/or thematic decoration.  On the left side, I continued the purple and yellow colour scheme and Frangipani theme.


Stamps: Practical Publishing International - Whatever the Weather - Happy Birthday Sunshine

Papers/Surface: Zart - Aluminum Embossing Foil; Zart A5 - Black/White Mount Card Frame; Purple Cobweb Paper; Various paper and cardstock from my stash

Inks: Kaleidacolor Raised Rainbow Dye InkPad - Calypso

Mediums: Cadence Art & Hobby Paints Dora - Hot Pink 191, Pearl 152, Canary Yellow 199, Amethyst 156; Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals - Yellow Gold & Metallic Amethyst

Embellishments: Little Birdie Primed Chipboard - Birthday Wishes; Celebr8 Chipboard - Flower SKU: MB3604; Sequin Flowers; CTMH - Purple Glitter Gems Z1936; Porta Craft Enamel Dots - Purple; Purple Satin & Sheer Ribbon

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Friday, 5 October 2018

My Besties Autumn Leaf Besties Girl Mixed-Media Canvas

The Finished October Canvas Artwork

For this second October project, I used the same Sherri Baldy My Besties Digi stamp - Leaf Bestie Girl.
The colour scheme is complementary as the girls' hair is blonde and the flowers in it are a range of purple tones which is different from the brighter coloured October card I made previously.
Initially, I had thought of making another card, but I have had a chipboard bare tree for a few years and finally, this was the project to use it in!
Due to the size of the tree, the card would have been extra large.

I explored a few compositional layouts. I cut out extra Maple leaves as well as punching out several Maple leaves & edged them with Tim Holtz - Distress Inks to fall from the tree and add to the stamped ones.

I had thought about attaching a chipboard fence at the bottom of the composition. It was painted with White Gesso and then Inka Gold - Platinum.

 Working out what words would be placed within the composition, relating to Autumn as well as the expression and action of the girl.

Transferring the composition from a card to a canvas.  The background was stencilled using Liquid Amber Tree Leaves in a variety of Autumnal coloured dye-based inks.

I chose to put a birdhouse hanging from the tree.  Some CTMH - small leaves were coloured using Tim Holtz - Distress inks in a variety of greens to have fallen from the tree at various points.

 I decided that the fence was disguising too much of the image and extra crumpled leaves scattered around the bottom third of the composition.

Two different views of the canvas near completion, including a close-up of the girl amongst the leaves.

I felt that the composition needed something in the tree and I had these mini gold and green lights on a strand, so I played with how to have them leading into the composition and around the tree.

The finished version of the canvas Mixed-Media artwork.


Stamps: My Besties Digi Stamps Leaf Bestie Girl by Sherri Baldy - or; Heartfelt Creations - 

Papers: Cartridge Paper; CTMH - My Reflections - Pathfinding; Kraft Card; X-Press Blend-it Card;  Various paper and cardstock from my stash

Surface: 20 cm x 22 cm Pre-primed Stretched Canvas

Punch: Autumn Leaf from my stash

Inks: Memento - New Sprout;  Brilliance - Crimson Copper; Versa Fine - Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint & Forest Moss; Marvy Matchables Dye-Based Ink Pads - Orange, Yellow, Terra Cotta, Magenta

Mediums/Paints: Montmarte - White Gesso; Imagination Crafts Starlights Metallic Paint - Topaz 130; Cadence Art & Hobby Paints Dora - Pearl 152; Zinober Gold 128; ViVA3D StampPaint - Silver gold Metallic & white; INKA Gold - Lava Red, Platinum, Gold, Green Yellow, Jade Green

Embellishments: Chipboard Bare Tree & Bird House; CELEBR8 - Happy; Mini Light Garland on a fine rope; Baker's Twine; Wooden stick  

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils Used:

Skin: 103 - Ivory; 132 - Light Flesh; 131 - Medium Flesh; 183 - Gold Ochre; 189 - Cinnamon; 187 - Burnt Ochre; 127 - Light Carmine; 191 - Pompeian Red; 125 - Middle Purple Pink
Hair: 102 - Cream; 104 - Zinc Lemon; 183 - Gold Ochre; 182 - Brown Ochre; 179 - Bistre; 105 - Lemon Cadmium; 185 - Naples Yellow; 108 - Dark Cadmium Yellow
Top: 133 - Wine Red; 134 - Magenta; 125 - Middle Purple Pink
Flowers & Bows: 133 - Wine Red; 160 - Manganese Violet; 139 - Light Violet; 134 - Magenta; 136 - Purple Violet; 134 - Crimson; 108 - Dark Cadmium Yellow; 105 - Lemon Cadmium
Leaves: 174 - Cedar Green; 173 - Olive Green; 268- Green Gold; 168 - Earth Green Yellowish; 168 - Moss Green; 184 - Ochre; 105 - Lemon Cadmium; 185 - Naples Yellow; 108 - Dark Cadmium yellow; 102 - Cream; 106 - Light Chrome; 268 - Green Gold; 182 - Brown Ochre; 188 - Sanguine; 109 - Orange Yellow; 115 Dark Orange; 195 - Burnt Carmine; 217 - Middle Cadmium Red; 117 - Vermilion
Acorns: 189 - Cinnamon; 187 - Burnt Ochre; 183 - Gold Ochre; 179 - Bistre; 184 - Ochre; 182 - Brown Ochre
Birds: 118 - Scarlet; 121 - Pale Geranium Lake; 126 - Dark Carmine; 217 - Middle Cadmium Red; 192 - Indian Red; 177 - Walnut Brown; 176 - Van Dyke Brown; 198 - Slate Grey; 195 - Light Grey; 180 - Raw Umber; 252 - Cold Grey III; 103 - Ivory; 199 - Black

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My Besties Love Winter Christmas Card

The Second of two Cards for My Besties November.  I chose to make a Christmas Card, the first one I've made for this year.  ...