Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 96 - Daily Challenge - Can't Resist

Or maybe I can!
I got this pad of paper at Michaels. Really pretty resist papers.  I tried a couple things. The first I tried was with this distress inks.

I used these. 

And this is what I got.
It is another big card for the team birthday s at work. . 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 95 - Daily Challenge - Purple beads

Had fun doing these earrings. I found some patina paint at my wonderful discount craft store and tried some here. I painted the middle of the metal piece and then sanded it.  Next I added the purple beads below it.

Hope you have a creative day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 94 - Daily Challenge - Twist panel pop up card.

I watched a video by Dawn's Stamping

Made of beautiful paper and die cuts of a rose set from Stampin Up. The colors with browns and yellows is a bit unusual for roses but turned out wonderfully.  Below you can see it in action. My husband acted as the hand model. :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Day 93 - Daily Challenge - Unity in Purple

Here is a purple version of the Unity stamp card from yesterday. I stamped on a heavy velum. Such a pretty stamp! It simply embossed it with black craft ink and black embossing powder.

Please leave a comment to put you in a drawing for a prize to celebrate my hundredth day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 92 - Daily Challenge - Bleach Technique

I made this card with a new Unity stamp I got. It was done by embossing it and then using bleach to color it. I posted it on the Unity show and tell Facebook page. It was very popular so I thought perhaps a more detailed tutorial would be helpful.

I stamped the image with Black Pigment ink and then embossed it with black embossing powder.  Be careful to have all the extra powder removed as it will make your image look dirty. 

Next I painted the areas I wanted to change with bleach. This time I wanted all the flowers and the headband.  If you are doing this the first time on a paper, you should test it.  Every paper acts differently so it is important to test.  It also takes time for the bleach to effect the so be patient. 

I use just normal bleach. 

Be sure to use a brush you don't really care about.  This is my brush after two cards. 

You can repeat bleaching to lighten areas more. You can see here that at first the big flowers were not lightened very much.  I applied multiple times until I got what I wanted. 

Then I used these colors in the bleached areas. 

This is the finished image. 

I am celebrating a 100 days of posting with a prize package.  I will do a random drawing with an entry for each person who comments on the posts for 90- 105 daily challenges.  Please make a comment if you stop by so you can be in the drawing. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day 91 - Daily Challenge - Book Christmas tree

ANother things I did last year was create this Christmas tree for my mom to decorate her home for a book club meeting she was having shortly after Thanksgiving.  I think we settled on the book with the snowflake as the topper. The lights were battery operated. 

Only 9 days until my hundredth day. Please come back and see! 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

100th day is coming!

I have some prizes for you for 100th day.  Please make comments on the posts for the 90 to 105th days and I will pull a name to identify a winner of a prize package.  after the 105th day.  I am also experimenting with doing a video. Thanks for coming by and I hope you will celebrate with me.