Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Faces of You" - Prima PPP and UDC Week 6

Well, I was very excited to make it to the final round of the Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge. We were required to create our own background, use layers and distressing, multiple mediums and one other challenge  of our choice. Since I was inspired by the February Prima PPP colors, I decided to combine both challenges.

Here is the 12x12 canvas I created of my daughter:

Prima Supplies: 
Pattern paper: Rhondelle Collection "Sovienne"
Flowers: Innoscence 2 (Item #546076), The Roosevelt Col Edith (Item #543914)
Bling: Say it in Pearls (Item #553869)
Mask: Brick (Item #550042)
Embellies: Clock (Item#554613)

Other Supplies: 
Modeling Paste, Gesso, Glimmermists (Cranberry Zing, Cosmo, Vintage Pink) 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Exploring Art Journaling

 I have been researching all about the different techniques and styles of art journaling for a while. I love the freedom and peace it seems to provide those who try.  I even took time to investigate what type of art journal I wanted to have. But I never ordered or even attempted to try it.

Only God knew, I had in my heart to try this level of creativity to express my feelings and emotions. So as I made it to week 5 of the Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge, the requirements was ART JOURNALING. So I was very excited but it definitely gave me a challenge for the week. I am very happy with how things turned out even though it wasnt what I had in my head. For my art journal entries, I created my own signatures out of 22x30 watercolor paper.

Journal entry #1

Journal entry #2

Thank you for looking. I appreciate all the comments.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge - Week 4

Good Evening,

Well this week challenge for the Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge involved creating a background on a canvas with any mediums. This challenge was exciting and fun but the drying time for the different layers was a pain.

Have you ever had an image in your head for a project and it just does not look like the way you created it in your brain? That is what happen with my entry for week 4. I had a beach layout in mind for my son & daughter but this canvas had its own unique way of developing.

So for my canvas, I created multiple layers with different mediums with my base being a Tattered Angels glimmermist, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst & Moonshadow mists. I also added layers of gel medium, modeling paste, Creative imagination silk paint, and Gesso. I do love the way it turned out. And I am excited to start a girly canvas soon for my daughter with chipboard and flowers.

This canvas contain a photo of my son walking along the beach during our annual family reunion camping trip.

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge

I am very excited to say I have made it to week 4 of the Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge. I am a little behind in my blogposts due to internet & cable issues.

So I would like to dedicate this blog post to my last 3 entries for the Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge.

For week 1, we were required to create our own 3D embellishment from chipboard. I used a dusty attic french window and the for 6 window squares I wanted to create a mosiac window. So I used egg shells, gel medium, alcohol ink, and glossy accents. Then I decorated the rest of the french window with white paint & flowers.

My Embellishment

My layout is of my two children last year one sunday morning.

For week 2, we were required to create a multilayered layout. For this challenge, I created a layout with 10+ layers. This was really my first time using so many layers on a layout. The photo is of my daughter meeting my son for the first time.

For week 3, we were required to use foil tape on a layout, card, or altered item. I decided to use my new favorite thing which is a 4x4 in canvas.  This was my first time ever using foil tape. I decided to use the embossing technique which was shown by DT member Miranda Ednay. I covered the whole canvas with embossed foil tape and then painted it with black paint. I wiped off the black tape so only the paint stay around the crevices. I added a little cranberry alcohol to make things stand out a bit. The cupid photo is from a good friend of mine, Jennifer Synder. I greatly appreciate her allowing me to use this image.

I am having a lovely time playing along in this contest. It provides such a nice stress reliever to create something weekly. Thank you for leaving lovely comments on my blog posts. Thank you for taking the time to look at my projects.

Have a good night.