First up is a post combining my first "Stamp Carving 101" lesson thru Julie Balzer along with her "Art Journal Everyday" project. You can click on the badges on the sidebar on the right. This is my first online class and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is-and I 've only just begun!!!! Julie is an incredible, detailed and informative teacher and I can honestly say I would trust any class she offers to give me that same attention. Yes there are freebie videos all over the internet but, honestly, they just don't compare. On a side note, my talented artist friend Lenna Andrews is taking it "with" me and she graciously agreed to my proposal of creating tags for each other showcasing our carved stamps from the lessons. It is sure to be a wonderfully creative tag book of our class!
Here is my entry for Art Journal Everyday showcasing my very first hand carved stamp - a heart:
I used Dylusion stencils (see sidebar badge) in the background with acrylic paints. At the top is washi tape . I played around to see what things I could come up with for my newly carved stamp and after playing around I colored some things in with watercolor crayons.
And now , my Tuesday Trigger card for this week at Moxie Fab World.
Here is the DELISH trigger:
And this is the card I came up with:
I wanted to capture the vibrant colors and delicateness of the cookies so I made tissue paper posies
was thrilled to find the perfect colored tissue papers in my stash!
Here is a side view to show the layers I "popped" with foam adhesive dots:
I'm quite happy with the result. Products used: white cardstock, tissue papers, Grand Calibur die cut machine along with Labels Eight and Big Scalloped Circles Lg. dies (Spellbinders), rubber stamp sentiment (Impression Obsession), colored brads, dye ink (Vivid!-Pink).
PS- Did anyone notice that on the pink posie I used a heart shaped brad?
Thank you taking a peek. I do love hearing from you and seeing what you have to share too.
"Art makes the world go 'round. Keep me spinning."