Topic: A - Z challenge round 4
Well...not an actual rainbow - but a rainbow of colors!
I designed this stitching pattern for a card embroidery challenge.
This is a little off-beat! The first decision that sent the card in this direction was to stitch with orange thread on the purple cardstock. Then I decided to try a new stitch on the petals and the card started to look like art I had done in the 70s!
I added some bands of sinple stitching and then mounted on orange cardstock to match the stitching. The text is a sticker.
I made this paste paper background with purple tinted paste over green cardstock. I stamped with a handcarved dragonfly while the paste was still wet.
For the card, I placed a silver peel-off dragonfly over each impression, mounted on purple card and trimmed the borders with more peel-off. The text is also a sticker.
These modular origami balls use 6 units made from 3 1/2 inch squares. I made mine of floral scrapbook paper to give them a vintage look. Here you see all three of them on their hangers made of wire.
Here is a close-up of one ornament.
These are sturdy enough that they could have some potpouri placed inside and they could be tucked in a drawer with delicate garments.
A technique I've wanted to try since I first saw it demonstrated...
punchout or sticker letters are arranged to a base card. Metal automotive tape is laid over the text and is burnished to get it into all the creases and crevices. Alcohol ink is used to colorize it.
The finished text was trimmed and mounted to cardstock. Corner enhancements are gold peel-offs.
I've found the way to make lettering look better, if you don't like your own handwriting, is to use caps, intentionally make uneven lines, try to make it look casual.
I wrote this out with a waterproof marker and made colored enhancements with watercolor markers and tore it out for mounting.
This photo of strawberries has been calling out to me ever since I wrote down this theme. I used gold textured foil paper as a background and layered over red mulberry paper and red glossy cardstock.
Everything about this card says 'richness'. I will add a gold peel-off greeting when I decide on the occasion to send it.
Yep, its Iris Iris Folding! LOL!
I designed this bearded iris in iris folding just for today's theme.
I've worked it up in folded strips of tissue paper.
Want the pattern? Well, why didn't you say so? Here you go:
If you've ever wanted to create your own superhero then this website is for you: http://www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heromachine2/heroMachine2.asp
I went through all the steps and put together this digital image which MAY go on a card for a hero of mine!
I thought it would be a good lesson to show that you don't have to be able to draw to create great (?) art!
This table is a digital image printed on cardstock, folded and trimmed to round the corners. The balls were printed and punched out using a 1/4" punch. I built the cue from farious papers and embellished with markers and gold peel-offs.
There are some supplies and papers that seem just too precious to use. So they get saved, then stashed, then forgotten. Such is the case with this border of fruit swags. It is from a sheet of overall print that is enhanced with gilt and is an extremely rich print. I cut carefully along the bottom on one swag for the border.
The bottom fruits are print from a table napkin. The base card was given adhesive in the Xyron and both illustrations were affixed. I then covered the exposed adhesive with verigated leafing and burnished it to a high gloss.
I made a basic egg shape and cut out several from various scrapbook papers.
Eggs in coordinating patters were arranged on white cardstock and embellished with other cutouts, stickers and embellishments.
This is the first time I have done any wire loops so they aren't perfect by any means. I made these angel dangles using a cap, dragonfly wings, a bead and a spacer, all strung on a headpin. I picked up the parts at the bead store.
I was surprised to find that I had 4 sterling silver chains in my stash from long-ago jewelry-making classes!
Sometimes I struggle so long with coming up with a way to use a theme that I'm sure I won't be able to use it. Then suddenly, while I'm doing something totally unrelated, WHAM! That was how this idea came about.
The candies are adhesive-backed acrylic circles over scrapbook papers. These are trimmed close around and then wrapped in cellophane. They are attached over printed scrapbook paper and enhanced with a text sticker with a border from the same paper as one of the candies.
The cellophane is attached to the backing with glue dots behind the candy and at each end.
I saw this idea so many years ago I can't remember where! I love the idea of using the holes in the buttons this way.
I used silicone to adhere on a backing of mulberry paper (sky) and handmade paper (snow). The noses and the hats are cut of craft foam and colored with Sharpie markers.
I used some sticky yarn to make neckscarves for each of them.
For those who find themselves in the midst of snowstorms - I'm sorry to remind you! LOL!
The butterflies are stamped onto acetate with black Staz-On and heated. Then I colored with Ranger alcohol inks on the back side using a paint brush. After dry they were cut out with a craft knife.
The pansies are vellum stickers that I arranged on printed cardstock. I creased the wings at the side of the body to make them stand up ant then attached only the body with double-stick tape.
This is a digital creation using three photos, edited and resized to match. The reference text is obvious.
Has anyone notices how much I like to use puns and plays on words in my artwork? I can't seem to help myself!
This is a digital creation. I made the same card for a friend who is graduating this year but for posting here I changed the name and made the photo of me instead.
I started with a color photo, edited out the background and converted it to B/W. I used an actual yearbook page as a template for size and placement of the photos and text. The names reflect all the titles of the recipient including nicknames, maiden name, etc.
Over the face of the page I used different 'handwriting' fonts to add greeetings from 'school chums.'