Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hold on to your Dreams Angel

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers and this time it's "anything goes":


  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper and cover it with gesso
  • cut out a distressed harlequin pattern from Grungepaper, glue parts of it to the tag with Multi Medium Matte and cover it with gesso as well
  • create a  background using Dylusions Paints (Polished Jade, Funky Fuchsia)
  • mix Dylusions Paint (Slate Grey) with Acrylic Glazing Liquid and cover the raised areas, let it sit for a minute and wipe some of it away with a baby wipe - repeat this process until you are happy with the result
  • add shadows with a black Stabilo All Pencil
  • use a sentiment from the Ideaology Small Talk Sticker set 
  • rub on some purple foil at random spots around the edges of the tag
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • stamp the angel from the Carabelle Studio An Angel to Love with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color the image with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp brush
  • adhere the image with the help of foam tape

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Be Jolly Reindeer

Hi there,

I would like to show you this cute and shimmery Christmas card using a Digital Image from the Gerda Steiner Designs November-December Digital-Stamp-Bundle:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Reindeer with Bird image available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs November-December Digital-Stamp-Bundle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add a highlight to the nose with a white gel pen
  • stamp baubles, stars and presents from the Gerda Steiner Designs Deck the Halls and Holiday Friends stamp sets with Versamark onto a stitched panel of watercolor paper and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the background with the help of Distress Markers (Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China) and the Distress Marker Spritzer
  • mist the whole panel with Pearlized Water and let it dry thoroughly
  • mat the panel onto a piece of Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock before adhering it to a cardbase
  • add the sentiment created with the Dymo Label Maker

Have a colorful day.

Yours,