Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bloom Girl Guest Design Project 2

Hello Friends! 
Today I'm up again on the Bloom Girls Blog sharing my final projects of the month with you. I'm so honored to have had the chance to design for Jamie with her amazing products! My head has been spinning with ideas and I've loved every moment of my time here. Many thanks to Jamie for having me as her November guest designer!

This time around I created two mixed media portrait paintings. I did them both on watercolor paper. At this time watercolor paper and Caran D'ache water soluble crayons are my favorite mediums!  I like to mix in some acrylics. I've been starting my first layer on the facial coloring with acrylics. I also do my white highlights in acrylics or gesso. 

I used the "Sharon" stencil for this one. I thought I would use the colors of the Prima PPP this month and play along with that as well. I used several mists and Bloom Sprays in the background. I also used some stamps, masks with ink and stencil paste to add further interest. 

I used the Sharon stencil a lot doing different sketches with her before I finally decided on the face and background. I love how every time I drew her she came out with a completely different face! This is what I love about these stencils. You get your basic lines but can totally make them your own just by incorporating your own style, whimsy and shading.

My second painting is a combo of the "Sharon" stencil and "Free Spirit."  I used the face of Sharon although I tilted her head. Then I used the feathers from "Free Spirit." I enjoy mixing my paints with graphite and like keeping the graphite in my work. The feathers are all done in graphite and just blended. I added some of the butterflies from Sharon to her shoulders for wings.

The background was done with some torn up book pages. I used gel medium to adhere them then painted over it with lots of Caran d'ache crayons. I used a few different stencils, stamps and modeling paste as well for more interest.

Here are a couple of close ups of the faces.

Oh how I love to draw! Love these stencils! LOVE! You should give it a go. There are so many possibilities! Don't be tied down to just the stencil. Play! Mix them up! It is a TON of fun!

Thank you for stopping in today! Don't forget to pay a visit to the Bloom Girls Blog to catch your daily inspiration from the team!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scraps of Darkness November Kit

Serenade Kit

November 2014

Our November Kit is here and once again it is gorgeous!
You don't want to miss out as they go fast so stop by Scraps of Darkness and grab one for yourself!

Our designers will be revealing their projects with this kit over the next few weeks! 

Main Kit

Pattern Paper

Coordinating Paper






You can see the full kit and store here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bloom Girl Guest Design

Hello Friends! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I'm excited to share that my month for guest designing with Jamie Dougherty's Bloom Girl team has finally arrived!

Today I am sharing my first project of the month. I used Jamies "Mixed Media Bloom Book" I also used Bloom Girls stamps "Paige and Joy."

I wanted to do something different and fun so I decided to stamp the Bloom Girls on white cardstock. Then I cut their hair off and the flowers. I rearranged the flowers in their hair to suit my needs.

I thought it would be so fun to create art dolls out of the stamps. I printed off some art doll parts and added them to the faces.

I used Caran D'ache water soluble crayons to color my faces and many of the florals. I also used the Bloom Flair and Bonus Stamp. I made a garden out of them combined with some of the florals from the Bloom Girls face stamps. I stamped them on Prima pattern papers.

I used a little Bloom Spray in the background with some modeling paste and masks. I also used the Bloom Girl clear acrylic stamp.

I love how this project turned out and it was a ton of fun!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tags with Candy Cane Lane!!!!

Hello Friends! 

I'm sharing two tags with you today created with BoBunny's Candy Cane Lane. I am in LOVE with this collection. Have you seen it?
Well if you have not you can find it right here!

I covered my tags with pattern paper from the collection and then I layered with die cut doilies and chipboard from the Layered Chipboard Sheet.

I used some of the Candy Cane Lane Petals and outlined them with BoBunny Pearlescents.

I used a snowflake punch and gems to embellish. the seam binding was hand dyed and tied into a large bow.

On this tag I used a snowflake punch on the sides and a doily punch to embellish.

I also used more of the beautiful chipboard and one of the new BoBunny stickable stencils .

I just love how these tags came out! They will look beautiful adorning a gift for someone special!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Scraps of Darkness "Bon Appetit" 2nd Reveal

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing my second project created with the Scraps of Darkness October Kit "BonAppetit"
If you have not seen the kit in it's entirety you can find it here.

This beautiful photo is courtesy of MariannaInsomnia on DeviantArt and you can find her work right here.

I decided to use a cardstock background and splatter with Lumiere and Texture Mist. I included cardboard in the corners and tucked beneath my layers. We received Dylusions in our kits and I painted the cardboard with it in the red tone. I used some Lumiere and Lindys embossing powder on the wooden gate which I promptly broke apart and layered within my page.

Here is a close up of the wooden embellishment.

 I added a Prima metal clock but the gears were in the kit. I used Lumiere and some other paints to give the clock and gears texture and interest.

Another close up. I love those texture mists. They dry with a raised finish. So cool!

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