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Monday, June 29, 2015

Art Journal Page

Hi Everyone, well I am trying new things these days, and have found a love for all things mixed media, and art in general, so you will be seeing some different things from me in the future, along with cards that I will always love to do. For this project it I have used a beautiful image by Heather Valentin from Lacy Sunshine called Heidi Dazzlebud,from the Briar Whimsie Collection. I have used copics to color her.
Here is the image of Heidi
These are the colors used to color her

I decided I wanted to do her in a scene, in my head it is a clearing in the woods, and surrounded by the sites and sounds of nature. 
here is the scene, which I created using her, along with stamp by Penny black, water color crayons for making the background, the die cut branch of birds and butterflies by Joy crafts, and on the butterflies some gemstones and Iced Pastel Sunshine Sparkles in Minty Iced Green and Frosted Cotton Candy, sounds yummy huh, and they are so sparkley and wonderful. I also added a quote from Rachel Carson, which is : Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth  are never alone or weary of life.
So here is the scene I created
Then of course there had to be a background for the page, well that was when I decide to use 
the Sunshine Sprays from Lacy Sunshine as well. Beautiful sprays in an array of colors and some are glimmer and some are plain, but all beautiful, so for this I used
Pink Cherry Fizz, Peacock Teal, Buttercup, Spring Dew Green Shimmer, and Peach Sorbet Shimmer. I wish I could get a picture with the shimmer on it, because it really does look so pretty, but I guess you will just have to take my word on it. 
Here is the finished page, which I will say I am very happy with for being my first page.

Thanks for looking, 
until next time
Cindy


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cutie Pie

This week at Come and Get It Challenges we have a new challenge for Cute Cards, what a simple and fun theme, come join us won't you. Anyway for my card I have used an image from Crafty Sentiment Designs called Little Friends. I have used copics to color it in, and made it into a simple center step card, adding butterflies to the sides, and a flower with a sweet sentiment to the bottom
Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day.
Cindy 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mixed Media Collage


Here is a small mixed media collage I have done. 

It started off as a canvas board from the dollar store, I had done a background with moulding paste, but didn't like it, so took the canvas off, and decided to use the board, as it had some texture to it. It is 6 in. By 8 in

Next step was to cover it in Black gesso, I then cut some old pieces of patterned paper and pu them on. I stenciled a background over that, then added another layer of black gesso, let it all dry. 

Then I started looking for pieces for the collage. There are a number of elements:
Felt flowers, buttons, metal gear, metal flourish, metal grommet, metal bottle cap, paper flower, with corduroy brad, then a wooden guitar, cat,bird, flower, star, and heart rounded it all out. The butterfly is a die cut cut out of wood paper

I the. Glued them all on with gel medium and let dry over night, then I painted it all black once again.

After that was dry, I used a dry brush technique and painted some of it white, with cheap acrylic paint.
Before spraying with the inks I attached the butterfly, as I had left it off in order to get the black on the underneath, as well as on the pieces that would be under the butterfly
Then to finish it off I sprayed it with spray inks I made using re inkers and alcohol to the whole thing, 
Colors of these were Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, and Garden Green. Oh also a bit of the gold glitz shimmer spray I had from Stampin up as well. 

This is the before picture when I was laying it ou


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tag it

Hi Everyone, well I have a simple tag for you today, we at Holly Jolly are featuring tags this fortnight so come along for your chance to win some prizes from our sponsors, Stitchy Bear Outlet, Crafty Sentiments, and QKR Stampede.



For something a little different I colored the image with inktense pencils, then cut it out into the tag, and added some glitter and sentiment from Stampin Up Jolly Old St. Nick Stamp Set.
Thanks for looking
Cindy 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Country Fair Blog Hop

Today at Colour your World with Lacy Sunshine 

the Creative team are helping to celebrate the anniversary of Eleanor and Pickles with a blog hop.

The theme for our hop is Country Fair. 


We have a fantastic grand prize on offer for the lucky winner and lots of digi prizes to giveaway at the end of this hop, so its definitely worth your while hopping along with us all.

Digi Prizes
Each hop stop Creative team Designer will pick one commenter from their blog and that lucky person will win a digi of their choice

Grand Prize
$20 gift certificate (valid on digital items only) from the shoppe PLUS 
$10 discount off an Art Forum Colouring Class of your choice 
and an super exclusive Eleanor & Pickles badge for their blog.





To be in with a chance to win all you have to do is hop to ALL the blogs in the line up and leave comments as you go.

Only those who comment on all the blogs will go forward to a LIVE random drawing held on 18th and the winners picked out by Heather.

You should have come here from Bettina's blog,
Here is my inspiration for the Blog Hop
Eleanor and Pickles Sack Race





I have used copics to color the image, recipe card to follow. 
For the tickets, I have used the Stampin up set called That's the ticket, stamped in Elegant Eggplant, the background paper is also from Stampin Up from the Retro Fresh Package, I have added burlap, and the banner was made using small banner punch along with the letters from the Designer Typeset Photopolymer stamp set from Stampin Up. The bows were from the dollar store, which I colored with re inkers. Thanks for looking





 just click on each name to be taken to their blog posts. 

Gill

Denise

Bettina

Cindy  You are here

Lozzy (nins cards)

Carolyn

Aurora

Sandra

Erin

Many thanks for hopping with us today, don't forget that only those who comment on 
ALL the hop stops are eligible to win the prizes. Then pop over to our 
Lacy Sunshine Facebook page on the 18th at 6pm EST for the LIVE drawing, it will also be announced in a blog post in case you miss it.

The second part of our Eleanor and Pickles celebrations starts on 19th with our Design Team blog hop so stay tuned for that too.

Have a colourful day, from all of us at the Colour your World 


Lacy Sunshine Creative Design team.


Your next stop should be Lozzy's blog

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer time

Hi Everyone, This is a project done for the Wings in the Summertime over at Lacy Sunshine, all month long. I have altered a pencil tin. The tin was painted with spray paint in silver to start with, then the inside was painted with White Gesso, I then let it dry, and then sprayed it with Dylusions Sky Blue spray ink. I have added a number of die cuts, the tree from Memory Box, The fence was cut on my friends Cricut, using Springtime Cottage cartridge, The grass is a punch by EK Success, The mushrooms are from a stamp set from Stampin Up, sorry don't remember the name, I colored them then cut them out, and popped them up. The clouds were another die, not sure who has made it. and then sponged with pan pastels light grey. Bubbles Sunshiny Day was colored with copics, then cut out and popped up onto the scene. The colors are below that I used to color her. She is so cute and one of my favorite characters over at Lacy Sunshine.
Thanks for looking
Cindy


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Challenge


There is a new Challenge at Lacy Sunshine, go check it out to win some free digis.
It is an anything goes challenge, so all are welcome to post their makes.
My inspiration is a book cover, and I am using it for my color combos I like to use. 
I have used the Garden of Eden Enchantress and the colors I have used are posted below. 
I have also used dies for the words, which come from the stamp set by Stampin up. 
The ribbon is from my stash, I used it to tie around the book binding. 
Thanks for looking 
Cindy



Guys Cards

Hi Everyone, well this week at Come and Get it we have a Guys card challenge for you, with a few sponsors. I am using one of the images from Fred She Said called Nolan and the Bullfrog.
Isn't he cute. Well he is colored with copics, and the papers are from a boy stack, can't tell you the name as I got the paper when I was visiting my friend in British Columbia.
Anyway thanks for looking.
Cindy 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Frame it Challenge at Holly Jolly

Hi Everyone this week at Holly Jolly we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and I am using the image called Victorian Winter Emily. The challenge this week is to frame it.

I have colored her with Copics, if you look at the recipe card then you will see which colors I used.  I cut her out with an ova, then framed her cutting out the center of the floral framelits die from Stampin up. I have used an embossing folder from Stampin up for the background, as well as the ribbon and pearls, The lace and flowers from my stash.