These two cards were quite fun. On the one to the right notice that the black stars were painted through the stencil in the upper right hand corner and then in the opposite corner I flipped the stencil over and cleaned it right on the card! I used the same black paint dabber to ink the edges of the sprayed background. A little color to the date with my spray filled water brush.
This card the sprayed background is set off with a border stamp that has been colored with coordinating water brushes. The three caps were stamped and cut out, the colored. I wasn't happy with them on the card because the blended in so much with the background. So... I used my white gel pen and outlined them for instant "pop". I also added a bit of detail to the holly leaves with the white pen.
Did I tell you how much I am enjoying the Dylusions Sprays, Stamps & Stencils??? If not, just take a peak. Dyan Reaveley is quite a delight. Check out Dyan's Demo here. She's said that any of her art work is okay to be copied and I took her word on that. I wanted to play with making Christmas Cards this year using her stamps, so I studied the master herself. Above are samples that I found on her website. I've copied all of those and a couple others I found on line and now I think I'm ready to start out on my own designs. I'm gonna post some each day until I get to take a new class with Dyan on 10/2/13 at Stamp Antonio with my best friend Jeanie. I can't wait.
Okay... who sees the wings? Yep wings for trees! Gotta love the way that lady thinks!
The backgrounds are sprayed with two or three colors and allowed to blend. Then the layers start going in. Check out the stencil trees in the top left corner, then notice the reverse image in the bottom right corner. How cool is that!
On the "Dear Santa" sample two different wings from two different stamp sets were used. I also used a black paint dabber through the tree stencil. The bells at the top are simply traced through another stencil.
Check back tomorrow for some other samples and tips.
Here are three samples that I made for the Texana Design Team using Baby Bear and Baby Bear (mini). I also used the wooden frame with the mini.
The paper is Authentique's Curiosity Collection. I love the way the papers go together. I chose Distress Inks and Markers to watercolor the bear and ink the edges of the papers.
The sample below is using the Baby Bear (large) stamp. I was practicing my shading with the Distress markers. All I can say is "I've come a long way" and I like it. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations dies - Baroque and the movers and shapers Baroque. Then I ran the tan large die through the Tim Holtz woodgrain texure fade. I went over the embossing with the foam applicator and the same Pine Needles Distress Ink.
If you want to see the entire product list and a couple another sample or two check out the Texana Blog.
Here are three cards I made using the Texana Designs dragonfly stamps. I just love the movement in the image. The dragonflies remind me of summer and summer in Texas brings thoughts of cooler fall weather. The BoBunny Forever Fall paper pad was perfect. Pictures never seem to do justice to the cards. Look at the detail on the dragonfly below. I stamped it on the background paper and then stamped it again on the teal paper. I cut out the teal dragonflies and used glossy accents on the body. I used clear rock candy stickles for the glitter. The teal dragonfly was popdotted for added dimension. I must say, these are at the top of my list of favorite cards.
I'm signed up, sorting out and chompin' at the bit for the new Tim Holtz class, Creative Chemistry 102. Last summer I took his 101 class and learned so much, but I was late to the game and didn't get to participate live time. This year I'm ready to roll when the doors open. I've packed my Cargo Case packed with odds and ends from the supply list. I am looking forward to this!
Besides, it's good motivation to get my stuff organized :)