Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Viva Las Vegas Stamps Moon Dancer

Good Morning Ladies,
We have had some stormy weather. Not as much rain that could have come with it but it seems everything is still growing.
The card for today is Viva Las Vegas Stamps Moon Dancer
I love this dancer from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. She is one of my favorites. The background she dances on was created using Dylusions ink sprays on watercolor paper using the smoosh technique. All of the images on this card are from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. The dancer was stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolors. She was then hand cut. The fireworks or shooting stars on this card are accented with stickles.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, July 25, 2016

Viva Las Vegas Stamps Red Rubber Canvas

Good Morning Ladies,
We had a big thunder and lightening storm last night. Our power was knocked out. Nipsco came by and it was a problem on the pole in front of our house. They got right to it and restored our power. We were only out for maybe an hour and a half. All is good with power this morning.
The project for today is Viva Las Vegas Stamps Red Rubber Canvas
I won red rubber from VLVS for last months challenge. I had to dive right in and use it. Here is the link to their store http://www.vlvstamps.com/
This is created on a 5X7 canvas board. The board was painted with Gesso first. Then three sprays were sprayed on. Two were Dylusion ink sprays and one was a Tattered Angels spray. The colors are very bright when they go on but upon drying become much lighter. The gesso make them move quite a bit. The cobble stone at the bottom of the scene was created using a Sheena Douglass stencil and archival ink. The moon was created using a circle stencil and Memento Luxe ink. Now on to the images. All of the images are from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. The dancing girl was one of the images I received in my package. She was stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolors. She was then handcut. I thought about her for a while and found the wings image in my VLVS stash. They fit her perfect. The were stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with US Art Quest mica paints. They were then hand cut. The unicorn also from Viva Las Vegas Stamps was stamped on grey card stock and hand cut. He is one of my favorite stamps. To finish the canvas off a sponge was used to darken the lower edge with Archival ink.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sheena Douglass and the Gel Press

Good Morning Ladies,
It was so hot and humid yesterday. I stayed inside most of the day except to run to the grocery and do three art abandonment drops. I set up the dog pool but the dogs were only wanting to be out for five minutes.
The card for today is Sheena Douglass and the Gel Press
Two things I love... Sheena Douglass and the Gel Press. The squirrel and leaves are images from Sheena Douglass. The squirrel was stamped on craft card using Archival ink. He was then colorized with watercolors. The leaves were stamped on a piece of craft card that was a second pull from the gel press. They were then hand cut. Stamping them on the craft card that was a second pull made them look pretty realistic and interesting. They were then adhered to the panel with the squirrel.
The inside sentiment was stamped on another piece of that Gel Press second pull. The sentiment is from Inky Antics.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Vintage German Cut Grasshopper Ride

Good Morning Ladies,
I have been up for some time but am running late blogging. Go figure.
The card for today is Vintage German Cut Grasshopper Ride
The background of this card was created using the spray smoosh technique. The sprays used were Dylusions and Tattered Angels. The sunray Sheena Douglass stencil was also used. The Dylusion mushroom stamp was stamped directly onto the background and colorized with art markers. The sentiment was stamped the same way. The fairy riding on the grasshopper is a Vintage German Embossed Cut. A sheer yellow ribbon tops this card off.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gel Press Shark Card and Matching Envelope

Good Morning Ladies,
The heat is keeping me inside. The dogs can't take it. They even decided to play inside yesterday.
The project for today is Gel Press Shark Card and Matching Envelope
Over on facebook is a Gel Press Junkies group. In that group is a gal who does Gel Press cards and matching envelopes. She made a comment that I needed to try making a Gel Press envelope. So that is what I did. Make mail art!
I started with the card. The background was created using the Gel Press and two colors of dylusions paint. A Joggles stencil was used to create the bubbles in the water with Momento Luxe white ink. The images and sentiment are from an Avery Elle clear stamp set. The sharks were stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolors. The little fish were stamped with black Archival Ink.
A close-up of the sharks.
The inside sentiment is from the same set. It is stamped on another piece of Gel Press background.
This is the matching envelope. The white spot in the center was created using a spellbinders die that was cut from masking paper. The envelope was then placed on the Gel Press as a second pull from the card background. It just worked out that it had a bubbly look. Using the same Avery Elle set as the card I set to stamping. The shark fins and chomped surf board were stamped in black Archival Ink and colorized using watercolors. The waves at the bottom were gone over with a dark blue art marker.
A close-up of the fins and surfboard. I love how watercolor can be done on top of the paint without disturbing the paint.
I am so glad I was pushed to try this Gel Press mail art!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sheena Douglass Art Journal Spread

Good Morning Ladies,
Today is suppose to be another hot one. I ran to the grocery store last night. So I won't have to do that today.
The project for today is Sheena Douglass Art Journal Spread
Art journaling is still new to me. This is my third two page spread in an art journal.
The art journal that I chose is the large Dylusions art journal. The background was created with Dylusions ink sprays. They were sprayed on at random. Then a roll of paper towels was rolled across this two page spread to pick up the excess ink. Water was flicked onto this background to create the white spots. A Joggles stencil and Tattered Angels ink spray was used to create the stars. And then the fun began. The dog is a Sheena Douglass image. He was stamped onto grey card stock and hand cut. The mushrooms are a Sheena Douglass image and were stamped using white Momento Luxe ink. For the night scene I did not add color to them. The foliage was created with a Sheena Douglass stencil. The dark area to the right was created using the deer stencil by Sheena Douglass. The sentiment was hand written. It is a quote from the Lion King movie. I love the Lion King. The quote reminds me of what my aunt used to say. She would say "We are made of good sturdy stock." Because of her I always try to remember who I am.
The left of the page.
 The right side of the page.
A close up of some of the foliage and a cluster of mushrooms.
 A close-up of the dog.
 A close-up of the sentiment and stars.
A close-up of the deer.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Gel Press Hedgehog Slider Card

Good Morning Ladies,
It is suppose to be a hot and steamy one today. So inside activity is going to be the key to a happy day today. That is fine with me there is so much too do.
The card for today is Gel Press Hedgehog Slider Card
The background for this card was created using the Gel Press. Dylusions paint was dropped onto the Gel Press and a brayer was used to roll the paint on. What to use for a tool for design. My water brush was right there so I picked it up and used the back end of it to squiggle some designs onto the Gel Press. Bristol paper was used to pick up the paint and design. I had ordered a slider card die from the Stamps of Life. I have not made slider cards in the past because I am a craft knife disaster. This die set makes it easy peasy. The hedgehog stamp and die set is also from the Stamps of Life and made this card so cute. The hedgehog is backed with two pennies and a pop dot to allow him to slide back and forth on the card. The sentiment is also from the Stamps of Life. A set that was a gift to me for being a three year member of their die hard club.
A close-up of the slider die cut into the Gel Press card.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog