Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pirate Halloween

My grandson, who is 3, decided he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween.  We all thought the idea came from a tv show he may have watched, but  nope, he has been adamant about it for over a month now.  So my daughter is busy making him a costume and I decided I would make him a pirate themed Halloween card.


It is also a slider card, the pirate boy slides over to the treasure chest full of candy.  This child does have a sweet tooth, and candy is pretty much always on his mind! lol  The card is mostly Lawn Fawn products, with a few other images from Ellen Hudson Bear Ware 2 stamp set.  All the images are Copic colored and the background is colored with Distress Oxide inks.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

OCC-Color Theory Day 3

Actually yesterday was the last day of class, but I was very busy and couldn't get my project done.  I have to say, I had to go over the material a couple of times to absorb all the information. :)  I did a card that used Complimentary and Split Complimentary colors.  I think I got it right.


I copic colored these images from Essentials by Ellen, die cut them, then adhered to a card front.  I used Distress Oxides to blend in the background (Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade).  The die cut is from Paper Smooches, stacked three times and glued together.  I also added sequins :). 

I learned a lot and I love that you can go back to the class anytime you want to refresh your memory.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

OCC Color Theory-Day 2

A LOT of information today, of the best kind!  Monochrome and Analogous color schemes were featured today.  I loved all the examples of what was demonstrated today.  I decided to create a card using the Analogous color scheme.  I really do LOVE the blue green color group, and the examples were beautiful, and almost went with it, but  I went in another direction.  I decided on the red, orange and yellow combo.

This is the color swatch for my card, please note that the 3rd color and 4th color should be switched on the chart, I was  so eager to get them down on paper and I mixed them up! lol  Live and learn.  I followed this chart to create my card.


I water colored two pieces of Canson Cold Pressed water color paper.  One I used for the background. I added paint splatters in the same color scheme.    I cut leaves with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die from the second piece.  I glued some of the leaves straight on the paper and mounted others on foam squares.  The sentiment is embossed in white on black card stock, cut with a banner die and attached with foam squares.   I added a few sequins, because I like sequins. :).

One more day of class, it went really quickly, but I have learned quite a bit and am really enjoying it.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

OCC Color Theory-Day 1

Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a technique that I wanted to attempt.    She stamped one color and then stamped another color partially over the first color to create a secondary and tertiary color on the color wheel. She created a rainbow background of stripes, this is what I came up with.


I stamped the circles from Lawn Fawn's Let's Bokeh stamp set. For the most part I was able to get a secondary and tertiary color by stamping the circles in overlapping colors. The photo doesn't catch the colors well.  The 'hello' die is from Simon Says Stamp and it is cut three times from black card stock, stacked and glued together. I also added some sequins for a little dimension.

I am looking forward to the rest of this class.

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OCC Color Theory-Day 1 Color Wheel

This is Post 1 of 2 for today.  Debby Hughes is teaching an Online Card Class called Color Theory.  Good start today, her instruction is very clear and easy to understand. It was suggested that we make a Color Wheel, of which Debby demonstrated.  Here is mine:


This is harder than it looks, lol  Mixing secondary and tertiary colors is a little daunting.  All my colors are tubes of Windsor and Newton paint.  For the most part I think I got it right. 

Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for post #2. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Early Halloween Card

Last week I saw a video made by Nicole Spohr that inspired this card.  It was a tri-fold card and I just love how gorgeous it was.  She created a mermaid card and I decided to work on a Halloween card for my granddaughter.


There was a LOT of masking, stamping etc to make this card.  This is an Art Impressions stamp.  I realized that the whole stamp would stamp right where the fold of the card would be, so I just masked off the image on the left  and stamped it separately from the rest of the stamp.  The rest of the images are from a lot of different stamp sets.  I created masks for everything and then used Distress Oxides to blend the sky.  I stamped a fence behind the the images.  All images are colored with Zig Brush Markers on Bristol cardstock.   I colored some white tissue paper with Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron)  to make leaves.  I went over the colors lightly with Walnut Stain so they wouldn't be so bright and look more like fall leaves. I ripped the tissue paper into little pieces and glued with  Multi Matte Medium.  I finished it with stamping some bats and embossing a few stars. I also applied some glossy accents to the jack-o-lantern faces.

I enjoyed making this, I hope you like......

Friday, July 20, 2018

OCC Simply Watercoloring=Day 5

So I think this was my favorite lesson, only for the fact that it packed a lot of instruction and how-to's in one lesson.  I think I will enjoy practicing and creating florals and leaves for a long time to come.


My rose needs work, but I will keep at it till I get it more natural looking.

Thoroughly enjoyed this class.

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