Friday, March 24, 2017

March Artist Team Challenge

March Artist Team Challenge
Club Scrap Digital kits

So I think I am getting a bit of spring fever...I think I am just about done with all the snow we have had - the family is thrilled with it, of course, because it extends the skiing season, but I am pretty much over the whole shoveling thang!!  SO in high hopes of spring - I opted to use Club Scrap's Spring Chorus digital kit for this month's Artist challenge of working with one of their digital kits.  I am pretty comfortable with their digital kits and really enjoyed this challenge!!  Here are three layouts I created:




Thanks for stopping by!!  Check back soon for more fun stuff!

Now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Weathered Florals ATC - 2016 Retreat Swap

2016 Club Scrap Retreat ATC Swap


These are the ATC cards I made for the 2016 Club Scrap Retreat ATC swap.  I used "Weathered Florals" stamps from ClubScrap.   I created 3 different color versions of the same set of images.  My inspiration this year was from the 'rocks' I have been painting for leaving around town - we have a facebook group locally called "Kalispell Rocks" and folks paint rocks and 'hide' them around town or parks or wherever and other folks can find them - then post to the group a picture of them finding the rocks - the finder can then rehide or keep the rock, whichever they prefer.  Anyways I have been painting a ton of rocks and I really like the 'dot' technique for coloring in images - so I decided to rubber stamp the main images - and color them in with various shades of color as shown in the images here.  Its a super fun and simple technique - give it a try!!

To create the dots - you can use various tools - and sizes - here I used 3 different sizes of  embossing tools, just like these - this set I have has 6 different sizes.  But if you don't have these - you can you pencil eraser, end of paint brushes, wooden dowels, chopsticks, etc - pretty much anything pointy!!

I used acrylic paints to paint/color in the images with the dots.

Here I painted in various shades of green for the leaves:
The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wicked Wednesday Challenge - March

Newsprint ATC's

This one I am submitting to Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge blog for their "Embellish it" themed challenge, these were all embellished with acrylic paint to make them pop:

Supplies:
Old book pages
Brown ink
White acrylic paint
Rubberstamps
Watercolor paints

Instructions:
Cut out 2.5 x 3.5 pieces from old book pages:

2.  Ink the pages to make them look more antique:

3.  Water down some white acrylic paint and 'wash' over the front:
4.  Rubberstamp images:
5.  Use watercolor paints to color in the images:
6.  Paint around the images with white acrylic paint:




The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Artist Challenge ClubScrap

February Artist Team Challenge
Alpha Stencils - Zentangle

February is already over?...man this month whipped by fast!!  It has warmed up just enough to melt some snow and make it nice a slippery around here.  So its still a good time to stay snug and warm inside being crafty!!

The February Challenge is to use these stencils on your layouts, cards or other projects.

I decided to try my hand at Zentangle with these - I think they turned out pretty good!!  Here is 3 cards I made:
This first one is black cardstock using a white gel pen.

 This second one is white cardstock with purple and teal metallic gel pens.
 This third one is white cardstock with purple and pink Sharpie pens.

Supplies:
Cardstock
Stencils
Black ink pen
Various gel or sharpie pens

Instructions:
Grab a piece of cardstock and your alpha stencils - Using black pen (on white cardstock) or white gel pen (on black cardstock) write out your word as shown:
Then draw various lines across the cardstock every which way, creating quadrants as shown:
Now there is more than a jillion ideas all over the internet for 'filling' the quadrants - I picked a few 'easy' ones and then just filled in the quadrants as shown:

Here is the final cards matted - I think they really turned out pretty good - I have never done the zentangle really before - its actually quite fun!! For the little 'circles' in 2 of the quads - I used another one of Clubscrap's stencils, just so my circles would be nice an round!

On this one, I also used one of ClubScraps retreat stencil to have 'flowers' as sections for doing the zentangle in:
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and decide to give it a try - definitely a fun look for a card!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Check back soon for more fun stuff!

Now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Club Scrap Succulents Blog Hop

Succulents Blog Hop!!

Today I am working with Club Scrap's Succulents Digi Kit.This is such a pretty kit - I love the color theme on this kit.  It has snowed like 22 inches in the last 2 days and I have been shoveling like a mad woman - but decided to take a break and let my back rest a bit and do up some digital scrapbook pages (still trying to keep on with my resolution) !!    Here are the 3 layouts I did today for the blog hop using this fantastic kit:



Thanks for stopping by...now for more great stuff -

go check out Cheryl's blog hop project!!!
Or if you want to start at the beginning,
go check out Club Scrap!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mojo Monday Card Sketch challenge

Good morning cyberworld!!  Since I got tired of shoveling snow - we have 22 inches of it - I measured it with a yard stick - I decided to take a break and head down to my scrap shack and play along with Mojo Monday card sketch challenge.  Here is the card i made - I used Club Scrap's Literature kit for the card stock and Paris flea Market for the rubberstamp images.


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rocks - Gel medium

Rocks - Gel Medium


Supplies:
Rocks
Matte Spray Paint - white
Laser printed images/sentiments from ClubScrap UM stamps Transparencies
Gel Medium
Polycrylic protective coating spray

Instructions:
1.  Spray rocks with MATTE white spray paint.  Let dry.  Repeat 2 more times.  Flip rock and repeat 3 times on back side of rock.

2.  Print out sentiments or images with a laser printer the size of the rocks.  If you are printing a sentiment, make sure you print the MIRROR image of it.  Trim out closely around print.

3.  Use a foam paint brush and paint a layer of gel medium onto rock, immediately place image onto rock and press any air bubbles out of it.  DO NOT put any gel medium onto the paper.  LET DRY JUST LIKE THIS FOR 24 HOURS.

4.  Once dry, place rock (paper side down) into a small bowl of water.  Let sit for a few minutes. Take rock and carefully start rubbing in circles and the paper will start coming off of the rock.  I generally run the water and do it under the water, these way it washes the paper away.  If you rub too hard, you might rub the images away, so do it carefully.  If you do happen to rub part away, just grab a black paint pen (or brush and acrylic paint) and fill in the missing bit.  Let the rock dry.

5.  If you want to add some color to your rocks, you can embellish with paint pens or similar.

6.  Spray clear polycrylic aerosol spray onto the rocks.  Let dry.  Repeat 2 more times.  Repeat on back side.




The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
 photo Artistteambadge_rsz_zpsee8cbeff.jpg

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