Friday, January 24, 2020

Mini album - Altered Book

Working on a big project - Next blog posts will be the pages.
I picked up a hardback book at a charity shop.
I was looking for a book where the binding was attached to the cover.
Once i got it home, i cut out the pages, ending up with just the cover.
Based on the book cover i proceeded to make a new cover.
Once the cover was covered in a black background i worked on 
decorating some We Are 3 Digital Paper - Tones of Gray.
The first thing i did was ink the edges using Catherine pooler ink called, Aquatini.
Then i used a Studio Light Mask /Stencil and some Nuvo Glacier Paste - Sea Sprite.
This was the base for my cover. 

Now for the fun part..
Once the base for the cover was done, i decided to use a Prima Resin Frame 
and paint it in Black Gesso.  Then i highlighted it with some of the Glacier Paste - Sea Sprite. (beautiful shimmer)
To pick up the color more i used Art Alchemy Wax - Opal Magic Turquoise. 
To highlight the frame in gold i used - Art Alchemy - Firebird (gold)
I used two pieces of wood (house, door, windows and a tree) from Studio Light - Plywood Kit
I painted those pieces with black gesso and high lighted the house and tree with the same waxes and Glacier paint. I left the window and door black.
I added a brad to the door for a handle and a brad to the circle window on top.
I needed a bit of corrugated cardboard behind the house to make it level with the frame.
Next i used some flowers from 7 Kids and painted them with black gesso and waxed them with the gold wax. I did the same for the "Dream" wood cut out.  I did break the letters between the "e" and "a" so i could curve around the frame. 
I used a Mitform Star and painted it with black gesso and used the Turquoise wax to highlight it.
I pulled out a Tim Holtz metal sentiment, brad and arrow.  I had some flower stamens in my stash and placed those around the flowers and house. 
Everything was glued down with Aleene's Tacky glue.
 
 
 Here is the finished cover

 
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Tones of Gray - available here.

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Peace on Earth

I love seeing Christmas cards every day, do you?
Kerst Christmas Facebook Group has a challenge monthly.
You can share ANY Christmas cards and have a chance to win prizes, too!
Kerst Christmas Facebook Sponsor this month
Here is my DT card using a Syta van Gelderen photo found here
Dies used
Studio Light - available at 7 Kids Store here
Noor Crafts - leaves
Tim Holtz - Peace on Earth
We Are 3 Digital Paper -  Trees - available here
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Just a Song -  available here


Please visit us at Kerst Christmas Facebook Group here
I am the owner of We Are 3 Digital Shop 
and would love to invite you to We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook Group!
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Thinking about Love...

Wednesday Outlawz Challenges has a new sketch that will inspire you!
It's a two week challenge and starts today!
Each month Outlawz Challenges - Wednesday Sketches has a sponsor!
This month the sponsor is:
Beccy's Place
You can find this wonderful shop by clicking here!
Here is my card for you today using Beccy's Place - Feathered Nest available here.
 I have colored this image using Prismacolor Pencils
Dies Used
Cheery Lynn - Hearts
Martha Stewart Punch - Leaves
Papertrey Ink -  Wonderful Words: Love
Outlawz Challenges - Wednesday Sketch
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Touch of Teal - available here
You can find the current Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge here
Outlawz Challenges also have a Facebook Fan Club
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Moonlight and Owls and a Stencil technique

The January Challenge closes soon!
The theme this month is "New Beginnings, New Year or New Stash"

You can find the blog challenge by clicking here!

Here is my card using Ching Chou Kuik image, New Leaves

I have used Prismacolor Pencils to color this image.
You can visit my blog for more info here.

Ching Chou Kuik image - New Leaves available here.
Did you know there is a Ching Chou Kuik Challenge on Facebook also?
Click here to see the Ching Chou Kuik Facebook challenge!

You can see all of Ching Chou Kuick's beautiful images at her Etsy Store called, Gjzcck.
Click here to visit her store!

I did a "technique" for this card. 
I used Ink Jet Digital Paper (reacts to water), Studio Light Mask/Stencil and water.
This is what the paper looked like after i sprayed the stencil with water and placed it on top of the digital paper.
If you would like to see a short video of what i did click here.

I am also using:
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Snowmen available here.

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Distressed Burlap available here.

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Touch of Teal available here.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Creating Digital Paper, images and sentiments makes me Happy!

Do you love playing with paper?
Every other Saturday, Outlawz Challenges has a "Paper a La Mode" challenge
that will inspire you to use your paper!
This two week theme is: Things that make me Happy

Outlawz Challenges - Paper a La Mode's sponsor this month is:
We Are 3 Digital Shop

You can find this shop by clicking here!

Here is my card for you today using  We Are 3 Digital Shop - Sylvia's Boots

 I colored up this image using Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide as watercolor "paint"
 and Prismacolor Pencils

We Are 3 Digital Shop - Sylvia's Boots - available here
 

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Gingham Pastel - available here


 
You can find the current Outlawz Saturday Paper a La Mode challenge here
Outlawz Challenges also have a Facebook Fan Club
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

3D Fairy Scene

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! 
It’s time for a new Lavinia World Challenge featuring Lavinia stamps.
          We are a bi-weekly Challenge Blog and the theme will be Anything Goes using stamps
(either rubber or clear, but no digi stamps). 
                               Details are found under the "rules" tab on the Challenge Blog.

NEWS FLASH...
Beginning with Lavinia Challenge #14, 
our NEW Anything Lavinia Facebook group (click here
is also a place where you may post your cards/projects 
to enter our Lavinia World Challenges. 
Your projects are anything goes if added to the Challenge Blog,  
however your card/project must include anything Lavinia (stamps, papers)
if added to the Anything Lavinia Facebook group. 


For my project, I used
Lavinia Stamps:
Rory & Darcy Set - LAV549
Pipin Mini - LAV581
Dragon Mini - LAV213
Castle Mini - LAV215
Tree Scene - LAV219
Christmas Tree Group - LAV021
Fir Tree 1 - LAV094
Berry Wreath - LAV568

The stamps were all stamped with VersaFine Clair - Nocturne, or Morning Mist
When i stamped on vellum, i also used clear embossing powder to seal the ink.
Die used is - Spellbinders Grand Dome 3D (folds flat to mail)


Lavinia World Products Used 

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Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize.  Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website.

I have also used: 
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Magical Butterflies available here

                                                 I can't wait to see what you create!!

   Challenges

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Interactive Snow Globe ATC

Still playing wit the new TLC die from 7 Kids Crafts.
This time i challenged myself to use the die for an ATC (artist trading card)
It was slightly tricky as i had to reduce the size of the wheel.
Check it out below..


I am using a Picket Fence Studio stamp set called, A Season of Giving
There are several fun stamps in this set!

Let's see how this works in a video...

Here is how i trimmed the dial for this ATC:

 
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Enchanted - available here.

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

Challenges: