Monday, December 31, 2018

Spring is My Favorite Season

Over at Art Journal Journey, this month's prompt is My Favorite Season hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth. 

Even though I have seasonal allergies, my favorite season is spring,  After the holiday lights have dimmed, I hate the dull drabness of winter.  My spirits soar with the colorful first blooms of spring.

I used acrylic paints for the grey winter background and a generic stencil at the bottom of the pages.  Digital images were printed and cut from Vera Lane Studio.  The girl and rabbit were handcolored by me using Copics.  The flowers are precolored on a digital collage sheet which I fussy cut and pasted onto my page.  I used a white Signo pen and black Pitt pen around the flowers. I found an appropriate quote on the internet and printed it out.


That's Crafty Challenge BlogAnything Goes   I'm #138  x

More Mixed Media ChallengeAnything Goes with optional white  I'm #38--I made the Top 5

We Love to Create Challenge #15  Anything Goes Mixed Media I'm #82  I made the Top 3

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Angel Tags

May you always believe in angels.

Here are some angels I made using  Clintine Steele's templates and Dina Wakley stamped images along with washi tape and a few bits and bobs from my stash.  I put my winged angels on Julie Nutting tags.  Two faces are from Jane Davenport napkin art.  One face I hand drew. The last face I left blank, letting the washi tape design create the look.

The idea comes from a Stampington publication: Somerset Studio Sept/Oct  2018: Angels With Attitude by Clintine Steele. 


613 Avenue Create   Challenge #216 Anything Goes Optional Twist Washi Tape #141

Take A Word Challenge:  Joyful #12 x
Creative Artiste Anything Goes Mixed Media #45  I'm #35 x
OUTLAWZ site wide #246
OUTLAWZ Festive Friday: Inspirational/Spiritual or Christmas or Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Tag

A digital hybrid gift tag.


Imagine That! digital blank label and digital snowflake paper
Craftin Desert Divas: freebie PRE-COLORED Frost-Tea digital image from super sponsor for Blog Hop.

Martha Stewart snowflake punch
DCWV glitter cardstock
pink ribbon from stash
red glitter pen on berries

Entering this tag here: 

Fall-Winter Coffee Lovers Blog HopMy second entry in the hop coming in at #694

OUTLAWZ site-wide #65
Saturday Paper A La Mode:  snowflakes or tag PAM12012018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Owl Card

Here's a digital composition made into a card for my friend who collects owls.

I used the following digital files:

JessicaLyn Original:  Brentwood owl digital stamp which is a freebie from this super sponsor for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Imagine That! digital papers

Hero Arts: steam at top of cup

Verve Stamps:  holiday cup.

I used my photoshop elements software to digitally color Brentwood and the coffee cup.  
After printing the composition onto cardstock, I scored and cut the paper to make a card.
Then I added some glitter to the holly berries.


Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:  my first entry coming in at #604

Cupcake Inspirations CIC459 That center cupcake with the stripes is like Brentwood's striped jersey which I digitally colored. I'm #98 x

OUTLAWZ sitewide #50
Monday Greetings Challenge Theme: Christmas Colors GCC120318 
Twisted Thursday Challenge:  Anything Goes TT112918
Festive Fridays:  Christmas FF113018

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