Friday, July 31, 2015

Little Red Canvas

Good Morning Ladies,
It's Friday!! This weekend Dude and I are barn hunting. Should be a really fun weekend. So baths for both dogs today.

The project for today is Little Red Canvas
This is the canvas I have been working on. It took a different turn than what I had planned.
This is an 8 X 10 canvas. The images on the canvas are from a Sheena Douglass stamp set. The collection is A Little Bit Sketchy and the set is Little Red. I finally took the plunge and ordered from across the pond. Shipping was fast. So the canvas was gessoed. Then modge podge was used to attach designed tissue wrap to the canvas. Acrylic paint was brushed on randomly in three colors. Little Red and the sentiments were stamped on watercolor paper. Little Red was colorized using watercolor crayons. Each element was hand cut. The wolf face from the stamp set was stamped randomly three times on the canvas. Then the inking began. I took stipple brushes and inked several colors onto the canvas. The elements were then attached to the canvas. The final step was to spray the whole canvas with gold glimmer mist. I did not take a photo but the edges were wrapped in star night washi tape.
 A close-up of Little Red.
 A close-up of one of the sentiments.
 A close-up of the other sentiment.
One of the wolf faces.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Too Fabulous Birthday

Good Morning Ladies,
It was a bit warm yesterday. But by evening it had cooled off nice. I stopped by my sisters and she gave me some sweet corn. So that will be one thing we have for dinner tonight.
The card for today is Too Fabulous Birthday
This card was created on a UK size card base. The card base is from Create and Craft. The edges were inked. The background is a piece of card stock that was ran through the beaded fanfare embossing folder from Creative Expressions. The girl and the sentiment are from a Frou Frou collection stamp set called Let's do Lunch. This stamp set is from Crafter's Companion. The girl was stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolor crayons. A set of Sizzix thin-lits dies was used to cut the circles. The butterfly is from CTMH.
A close-up of the girl.
A close-up of the sentiment on the front.

This is the inside sentiment from the same stamp set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Taste of India Journal

Good Morning Ladies,
Yesterday got away from me and I didn't get to blog. We had a power outage. It didn't last long, but long enough to shorten my time.
Today's project is Taste of India Journal
This journal was covered with holographic cardstock in gold from Create and Craft. It is hard to photograph. The focal point, the tag was the first piece of this project. The background of the tag was created using a Sheena Douglass stencil. It is the In The Forest stencil. Inka Gold in turquoise was rubbed on the entire tag. Next the stencil was laid over the tag and Inka Gold in gold was rubber over the stencil. I was pleased with how it turned out and knew that the Elephant from Sheena Douglass Taste of India was perfect. The elephant was stamped on watercolor paper. It was then colorized with watercolor crayons and hand cut. It was glued down to the tag and the portion of the elephant that exceeded the tag was cut off. Sometimes partial images give a different effect. Fiber was tied at the top of the tag. I have had the old piece of costume jewelry sitting on my table for some time. I looked at it and thought it was perfect for an India theme. The faux large oval rhinestones from my stash gave it that treasures of India feel. Along the spine ribbon was ran down with enough to extend for a self bookmark.
 A close-up of the tag.
A close-up of the vintage costume jewelry.
A view showing the spine of the journal.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, July 27, 2015

Brambley Hedge Baby

Good Morning Ladies,
I'm a little late posting this morning. I am working on a canvas that took me away too long this morning. It has to be worked in stages.
The card for today is Brambley Hedge Baby
This card was created on a Create and Craft card base. It is a very large UK sized card. The image is from the Brambley Hedge baby set from Crafter's Companion. It was stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolor crayons. It was then die cut with the Couture die set from Create and Craft. The ivy was die cut from a Creative Expressions die set. Flat back flowers top this card off.
 A close-up of the image.
A close-up of the flowers and ivy.
This is the inside sentiment from the same baby set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sheena Kite Tag

Good Morning Ladies,
Today should pan out to be a fun day. I am off to an agility jumpers thing today. Dude should be a handful. He is ready to get out and do something.
The project for today is Sheena Kite Tag
This tag was created using a shipping tag. It was stippled with green ink at the bottom first. The Sheena Douglass Silhouette Grass was stamped next. Then the Sheena Douglass Kite stamp was stamped. The rest of the tag was stippled with ink. The sentiment was stamped along with the leaves. The sentiment and leaves are from the Sheena Douglass set A Taste of India Marching Elephant. Fibers were added to the top of the tag.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Saturday, July 25, 2015

One Crazy Stamper July Anything Goes

Good Morning Ladies,
I have been up since 4. I had to get my son up and moving. So I am off and running early this morning.
Today's card is for a challenge.. One Crazy Stamper July Anything Goes
You can see and join the challenge here.... http://www.onecrazystampercom.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-challenge-anything-goes.html
The challenge rules are as follows....- YOU CAN USE ANY IMAGE YOU WANT EXCEPT DIGITAL IMAGES.  Any entry using a digital image will be deleted.
- You have all month long to join in our challenge.
- You can enter up to 5 times.
- Only new projects, no back linking to old projects.
- You must link the OCS blog in your entry post.
- Following the OCS blog or Facebook page is appreciated
Here is my entry....
This scene card was done with masking. I masked the dragon with art masking tape and The falls and water was done using a paper towel for masks. The water and falls stamps are from Stampscapes. The dragon and sentiments are from Crackerbox Palace. The scene was colorized using watercolor crayons.
A close-up of the dragon.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, July 24, 2015

VLVS Imagination Birthday

Good Morning Ladies,
I tried a new recipe last night. Chorizo Quesadillas. They were a little too spicy for my hubby and me. But the boys liked them. I think I will have to make a few adjustments to the recipe next time.
The card for today is  VLVS Imagination Birthday
The boy in the wash tub stamp was the inspiration for this card. He is a VLVS (viva las vegas stamps) image. One that I am really fond of. He was stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolor crayons. He was then cut with a sizzix thin-lits set and layered. The background cardstock was created using an old stencil from my stash that I stippled ink through. A ribbon was tied at the bottom to top this card off.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog