Thursday, 30 May 2013

ATC - Breathings Of Your Heart

ATC created for the TMTA Challenge where the theme is hearts.
Taffeta Smooth Cardstsock
Lindy's Stampgang Starburst Sprays - Pretty In Pink Pink, Open Arms Amethyst, Breakfast Club Blue
Memory Box - Precious Hearts Die
Opals UTEE - Dove Lake, Macquarie
Regular Embossing Powder - Frantage: Shabby Black
Stamps - Stampotique: Daniel's Hearts, Invoke Arts: Text, Stampendous: Swirl Background
Rub N Buff - Gold Leaf, Ebony
Signo White Gel Pen

Card - Ferns

I am entering this into the Deep Ocean Challenge where the theme is to use Ribbon or Lace

Cardstock: Southfield Ivory Linen
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Stamps: Text - Personal Impressions (Paula Pascual) / Ferns - Unknown
Inks: Versamagic Chalk Ink - Spanish Olive, Tea Leaves, Sahara Sand
Twill Ribbon - Ebay
Hemp Jewellery Twine - On A Cord

Card - Gayle In Lilac

This is the first card I've made with my new Saturated Canary stamps.  I created this for the Saturated Canary Challenge where the theme is different coloured hair.

Bazzill Cardstock - Destination Santiago
Patterned Paper - Maja Spring Basics
Watercolour Paper - Fabriano
Border - Martha Stewart Punch
Lace & Ribbon - From Stash
Flower Lace, Metal Corner & Paper Flowers -Wild Orchid Crafts
Tab Die - Die-namics Mini Tabs Quartet
Stamps - Text - Art Sayings: Sam Poole; Speckles - Stampin' Up: Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Distress Markers - Ranger
Lilac Buttons - Woodware
Cream Embroidery Floss - DMC
Embossing Powder - Stampendous Frantage: Shabby White

Card - Bunny Blue

Created for the bingo challenge over at Addicted To Stamps.  I chose Pins, embossing, Charm.
Materials used:
Bunny Stamp - Lili Of The Valley
Distress Markers / Pads: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphie, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly Charm: B-Krafty
Lace: ebay uk (Seller ID - Authentic Lace)
Grosgrain Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Polka Dot Gros Grain Ribbon - ebay uk (Seller ID - thecraftscene)
Doily Die - Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler
Circle Die - Cheery Lynn Stackers
Embossing Powders: Stampendous Frantage - Shabby White, Shabby blue
Stickles - Stardust & Waterfall
Patterned Paper - Unknown
Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen & Fabriano Watercolour Paper

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Postcard - The Princess Chic

Created for the Three Muses Challenge where the theme is Zetti.
Materials used include:
Golden paints for the background in Teal, Emerald & Green Gold
Stamps by Zettiology & Designs By Ryn
Collage elements - From sheets purchased on Etsy
Pens  -Posca Paint Pens in Black, White, Red, Orange & Yellow

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Postcard - Party Time

Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge where the theme this week is party.

The postcard was created using paper I had made some time ago using Starburst stains.  It was originally green and gold, but I sprayed it with Dylusions sprays in purple & blue (Fuschia & Cyan from the old range of colours).  I also stamped a harlequin pattern onto the background using white acrylic paint, dripped on some Magenta Lumiere & heat embossed some Frantage in Shabby Pink & Shabby White.

The Stars stamp is by Octopode Factory.  The tickets are Tim Holtz & the cupcake is by Technique Tuesday.  The paints used were all Lumieres in Sunset gold, Magenta, Violet & Sapphire.  In places the paints were heated to make them bubble & add texture.

The pen work was completed using Posca Paint pens in black & white.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Canvas - Fairies In The Garden & 30,000 Subscriber Give A Way

As a thank you to all my subscribers over on You Tube, I created a new video (as promised), and have decided to give away the art made in that video.

Fairies in the garden is an 8 x 8" Mixed media Canvas made with, oh, just about everything that was in arms reach and shiny! lol

Here's some close up stills from the video (details on how to win are below):

 If you have watched the video, and are a subscriber of my You Tube Channel, here's what to do for a chance to win.  Leave a comment on this post (You Tube comments will not be counted for the draw, though they are obviously more than welcome to share your views on the canvas.  This way just separates people who wish to leave a comment from people who would like to be in the draw).  

Feel free to subscribe to my blog to, but that is not necessary to enter.  subscribing to my You Tube channel is necessary however (Otherwise it's not really a subscriber give a way lol)

In your comment below, I would like to know the following:
1.  Why do you subscribe to my channel & what is your favourite video?
2.  What type of video would you like to see more of, for example drawing & painting, altered 3D art, clay work, canvases, tags, art cards, etc etc - you can list a style, medium or type of art  
3.  Anything else you want to add about yourself, your art or my videos 

A winner will be drawn at random and results posted to my blog 2 weeks today which will be Friday 7th June 2013 - Please check back to find out if you have won!
Good luck, and thank you again, Rachel x


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My You Tube Channel

Just had to share this.  I can't begin imagine what this number of people look like together.  Thank you everyone who faithfully subscribes to my Mixed Media Art Channel.  I feel very humbled, and honoured to have you all as part of my journey through creativity!

I think this calls for the making of a new video to celebrate ;-)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Card - Pink, Cream & Grey

Created for another online challenge.  This time at Addicted To Stamps where the theme is pink, cream and grey.  This card uses cream linen cardstock for the base.  I took a second piece of the same cardstock and sponged this with Victorian Velvet Distress ink, then stamped over it with a floral lace stamp, and then a text stamp (also in victorian Velvet).  Next I stamped the flowers (Tim Holtz) using London Fog Memento Ink.  I added some cream seam binding and grey embroidery floss at the base of the card, and stamped a sentiment (Studio G) underneath it.

Card - Copic Butterfly

Created on Ivory cardstock with embossed layers using Couture Creations "Intrinsic" folder.  The butterfly is from an old Stampin' Up set, and was coloured using Copics in various Yellows, Oranges & Reds.  The sentiment stamp is from a Hero Arts set.  This card is for the "Anything Goes" challenge over at CopicMarkerNorge

Colours used: Y13, Y15, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, R24

Monday, 20 May 2013

Watercolour Card - Purrfect...

Very simple card using Distress Markers in Frayed Burlap & Spun Sugar on Fabriano watercolour paper.  Created for the "Less Is More" Challenge where the theme is Cats &/ or Dogs.  The cat stamp is by Artemio.  The text stamp by Technique Tuesday.  Mounted onto Bazzill Cardstock in Bark Colour.

ATC - Shells

Created for the TMTA Challenge where the theme this week is shells.  I used a background paper that I created with glimmer mists some time ago, and paired it with a digital print I had of a shell image.  I stamped over the background with a text stamp, then embellished the ATC with bits and pieces that looked sea related.

Card - Sunflower

I'm trying to make more use of my embossing folders and dies at the moment.  This card uses both.  The sunflower was cut using dies meant for making a daisy - I think they are by xcut, but not 100% sure.  I cut the flowers from handmade mulberry paper and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist (Sunflower).  The centre of the sunflower is from a really old Quickutz die, which was also sprayed with Glimmer Mist (Tattered Leather).  The stem and petal were cut off a Memory Box flower die.  The embossing folder is by Darice, and the stamp in the background is an old Stampin' Up definitions one which is now retired.  The seam binding is from Wild Orchid Crafts, this was coloured with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Card - Vintage Whimsy

This card was made to use up scraps for a challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow which is a site I have just discovered.  The base of the card was Stampin' Up (one of the brown colours from the neutrals pack).  I then layered a piece of ivory card over this, followed by a scrap piece of Polka dot paper (Prima) from my scrap box.  The image is by Paper Whimsy which also needed using up.  This was cut out, distressed & edged with Walnut Distress Ink.  The Prima paper had the same distressing treatment, plus a little ink applied randomly over the centre too.

The border is a Die-namics die (Scallop Ribbon) cut in the same Stampin' Up brown card stock as the base.  Pearls were added to embellish it from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The flowers are hand made ones that also needed using up, and I added a couple of feathers to fill in the gaps.

Postcard - Sew

Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge where the theme this week is Buttons & Bows.  The postcard started out as a piece of Taffeta Smooth white cardstock (from Craft Creations).  The background was created using Victorian Velvet Distress ink (wrinkle free distress technique), and Frayed Burlap (sponged around the edges.  I stamped over this with a buttons background by Traci Bunkers in Victorian Velvet, and then another button stamp in frayed burlap.  The button card and bobbin stamps are from Stamp Galaxy (very generously gifted to me by Kay).   I stamped these in the same distress inks, and cut them out.  I added tiny buttons to the button card, which were first painted with Distress Paint to match everything else, and added some DMC embroidery Floss to the bobbin card.  Finally, I added my bow at the top of the button card using cream seam binding (Wild Orchid Crafts), which was sponged with Victorian Velvet, stamped the "Sew" definition in StazOn Timber brown, and adhered the sewing machine charm.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Card - Drift Flowers

Created using Kraft & Ivory Cardstock.  I used one of my new embossing folders with the Ivory card.  The main image is called Drift Flowers (produced by Memory Box).  This was heat embossed in white, then a tiny amount of yellow liquid pearls added to the heads of the flowers.  The text stamp in the background is an old Stampin'Up one.

Card - Distressed heart

Inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  I used Distress ink (Walnut stain)  for the background, then stamped over it with a script stamp.   The little heart is from a Woodware punch, and I added a pearl then tied some twine around it.

Card - Blue Flowers

I made this using Prima flowers, pearl centres and some doodling for the stems and border.  The card stock is Southfield white linen, and the blue is Bazzill.

Friday, 17 May 2013

ATCs - Textured Butterfly Trio

Produced using old book page, texture paste, stencils and a mixture of acrylic inks and paints.  The butterflies are from a die by Memory box (Butterfly Delights)

Card - Make A Wish

Produced using Ivory, Linen effect cardstock by Southfield for the base, then a layer of Bazzill Cardstock in Vanilla which was embossed using a Bigshot.  The embossing folder is called Intrinsic and is by Courture Creations.  The decorative hearts are die cuts by Cheery Lynn, and the hearts cuts from book page are from a Sizzix die.  The book page hearts were edged with Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet & Gathered Twigs.  Cream lace from my stash was adhered down the left side of the card, then other embellishments were added on top of it - The flowers, Rose trim, Seam Binding & Stick Pin are from Wild Orchid crafts.  The Rose trim was originally white, but I coloured it with Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet.  The tiny tag is from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Die called Tiny Tabs & Tags.  This was stamped with the text "Make a Wish" (Personal Impressions).  Finally, the tiny buttons from my stash were threaded with some pink thread and added on top of the hearts.