Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December ARTastic Design Team Submission: The Mystical Nativity

The Mystical Nativity
Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

1. a stable = 1pt

2. angel/s = 2pts

3. Gold embossing (Somewhere
on the page)=3 pts

I drew inspiration from the rich, royal colors in this painting...
I scraped some pictures from the Live Jousts we watch every year at the Osgood Medieval Festival.
This man, playing Sir Eric or Ireland that year, is one of our favorite Jousters. Canadian (yeah!!!!) and always a Fan Favorite because he is also a very talented speaker, able to engage the crowds and promote audience participation.
Paper is DCWV Happily Ever After; as are the Epoxy stickers (mini blue corner dragons, shield, purple Celtic dragon and Knight on horseback), Crown Ribbon and the Knight & Shining Armor Rub-on (enhanced with 2 teal crystals).
The Stable is a photo of a medieval stable (located in France) printed on photo paper and cut out. I rubbed some blue chalk behind the image to bring it out a bit.
Swirly stamps in burgundy are Fancy Pants.
Key and Key hole are 7 Gypsies.
The Gold embossed Wings (Wing It) and Angel (Renaissance Angels) are Stampin'Up!, colored with chalks and a wet pen.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Take a Word #4: Men!

Take a Word #4: Men
Like the sample... I got a little saucy with mine.
Postcard made up of bits'n'pieces of images in my clip-art file.
Quick Glimmer misting for that antique-y feel.

Friday, November 26, 2010

ScrapFIT Workout #32: All About Numbers

Workout #32 is All About Numbers and its Heather's 1 Year Anniversary of owning 3 Scrappy Boys so we have an extra special WORKOUT!!
3 Scrappy Boys is one of my favorite places to shop and chat so I was so excited that she wanted scrapFIT to share in celebrating her anniversary!

Now for all the details:
WO #32 A Numbers Challenge
1 piece of cardstock
2 types of alpha's
3 different embellies
4 patterned papers
5 pictures

The last of the Boyz Halloween pages is now done!
Robert had soooo many good shots while he was in costume so I saved his page for this challenge... Even then picking the 5 best was in itself a challenge. lol
1. Cardstock: Orange inked up with Dark Yellow as a base
2. 'Future' (at top) and 'Robert' (at bottom) both American Crafts stcickers.
3. Rub-Ons: 'Jedi in Training', 'HERO', 'The Force is Strong With This One', Black Jedi Logo, Bling! (Crsytals in clear and gold) all over... and red Mini-Brads in 3's.
4. Star Wars words (main backing) chopped up bit of Darth Vader paper (Top & Bottom Right), Silver Stripe & Star Strip (across bottom) and Yellow Speckled (behind largest Photo, top left).
5. 5 Photos... after much debate! lol

Thursday, November 25, 2010

OPH: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...
How I wonder what your are...
We all know the classic nursery rhyme chant.
Here is a chance to let YOUR star shine!
This weeks prompt is anything your Muse desires that includes a star.

I made a decoration for the Christmas Tree.
I started with a plain-jane Chipboard Star. The layered the life out of it!
I inked it with a few shades of yellow, then glimmer misted it all yellow/gold.
Then I used one of the big swirly Fancy Pants stamps and gold ink, covered it in Gold embossing powder and heated.
Then I covered the whole Star in clear ink and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and heated that.
Next I stamped the same stamp in the other direction in silver, covered it in both glitter and Silver embossing powder and heated.
Then another layer of clear ink and UTEE, heated.
I used 3D Crystal Lacquer around the edges, covered in UTEE and heated.
I love doing this, the 3D-CL bubbles a bit and makes some pretty cool extra texture.
Then I used the 3D-CL down 1 edge, covered in clear Micro-Beads and heated (more cool bubbling).
Last I brushed more 3D-CL on and glittered that.
I heated 1 last time to seal it all in.
It's hard to see in the pictures but the layers are all there,
floating on top of each other and it's very sparkly!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Scrapping the Music Challenge #130 "Need You Tonight..."by INXS

Scrapping the Music Challenge #130 "Need You Tonight..."by INXS

Do you ever listen to a song and get caught up in the words....lost in your thoughts and emotions? Music can inspire and release creativity in all of us. Therefore, I have created this site as a pure means of inspiration for creating scrapbook pages from the heart. Each week I will choose a song for inspiration. Your challenge is to use this song to create a layout full of passion, emotion, or just pure fun.

So, sit back and enjoy! Create and share not only music but moments caught on camera whose memories will last a lifetime.

Up late working away when this challenge popped up in my reader...
I knew the lyrics I wanted to use and the supplies right away!
All Paper and embellies are Sassafras Life is Beautiful: Woodland Whimsy.
Picture and page are both sanded. Paper is also inked on the edges.

How do you feel?
I'm lonely
What do you think?
Can't think at all
Whatcha gonna do?
Gonna live my life
I was diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder last year.
It came as no surprise.
I am a different person during the summer months... some could and would say I'm solar powered.
During the winter, but most especially the later
fall (October/November) I get grumpy, moody,
weepy and the zest for life that was there all
summer seems to fade much like the summer
So now I spend the fall and winter months
surrounding myself with bright, glorious colors
and basking in front of a a special light.
I AM going to live my life.

Three Muses: Shoes!

Hi, it's me Ann and it's my turn to host here at the Muses
this week and I've chosen SHOES as my theme.

I went a little more 'pointed' with my piece (har, har, har...).
Picture from a shoe ad.
Heel is coated in 3D Crystal Lacquer for some *POP*.
Postcard is edged in bright Lipstick Pink Ink.
I look at it more as an attitude'as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.
Lita Ford

Tuesday Taggers: A Decoration! Victorian Christmas

So onto this weeks challenge - as I am quite ahead with my Christmas cards I thought making a decoration would be fun so thats what I would like you to make this week - a decoration. It can be for Christmas or not it really is up to you.

I decided to go Victorian Christmas for my decoration.
I tell you it took eeeeevery fiber of my being to not attach a cog, gear or other clock part to this! Victorian.
NOT Steampunk...
Base is a square of Chipboard, covered in Pattern Paper; both front & back.
Edges are heavily sanded, light sanding over the images.
Glimmer Misted in light brown.
Laced is some of my antique auction goodies.
Pearls are $ store stick-ons.
Key: 7 Gypsies.
This is going to be a Gift. :O)

Lots To Do: What's your favorite technique? BLOOD!!!!

Its a toughie this week we are sharing our favorite technique(s) and hope you will share yours with us.

Not to tough for me! lol
I'm going to creep everyone out now...
My Favorite Technique is one I stumbled on by accident one day but have used again & again & again... 'cause it's just so 'bloody' easy and looks so 'bloody' good!
I start by dripping some 3D Crystal Lacquer on a scrap piece of paper.
Dime size blop is usually good for what I'm doing.
The recent Freddy Kreuger page I did I used to closer to a quarter size blop.
(See link at the bottom for pictures)
I also drip some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on beside it. (Scarlet)
Then Mix with a hardened paintbrush or tooth pick...
something stiff.
Then I drip in 2-3 drops of a much darker red Glimmer Mist (Brick) to get that darker, bloodier more realistic look.
Mix, Mix, Mix....
Then You can start to apply.
It is much runnier than the 3D Crystal Lacquer was originally, almost as thin as water.
I always out a thin layer on quickly to seal the paper. Means you can apply as many coats as you want afterward, get texture etc... without it just soaking into the paper.
Once that 1st layer is dry (keep it thin and it'll dry almost instantly) you can start to build it up.
In this sample I put more on the lips, focusing in the center to make them look plump & ripe.
The blood drips are 3-4 layers... again allowing it to dry in between.
On the Freddy Kreuger page I even dripped it right on the page to get a Blood Spatter look.
That's it!
3D Crystal Lacquer
2 shades of Red Glimmer Mist (Bright & Dark)
Stiff Paintbrush or Toothpick
Scrap Paper (easy to toss when your done)
My Creep Vampire Postcard.
Image is from a magazine article on getting 'The Vampire Look' with make-up.
Eyes tinted with a Lime Highlighter Marker.
Printed in black & white and glued to Cereal Box Board.
Edges inked in Burgundy Ink.
mmmm.... Bloody Goodness!

Scrap Our Stash: November Challenge.... Take 2!

Sketch #1

My 2nd Lay Out for the November Challenge... this time I used Sketch #1. I really liked the almost 'film strip' feel down the center. I thought it would be perfect for Our TV Hero's Halloween Pictures. :O)
I stuck with the 3 pictures, the circles and the embellie 'bunch'.
Adjustments were made to accommodate the different width pictures.
All the Patterned Paper is Sassafrass Amplify, love how the 'busy' paper works so well with the 'action hero' theme. Busy Boy... Busy Paper!!! lol
Power Ranger Logo was printed then mounted on black Card Stock.
Prima 'Say it with Crystals' in black, cut up and applied top and bottom of page. Brad Bling here & there, star buttons and a silver 'believe' buckle.
Octobert 31st 2010
Thomas turned
into the Red Power
Ranger for a night,
My Hero!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

and the WINNER is.....

The names are in a hat....
My eldest son Arthur is drawing a name
and the Winner of the 3ooth Blog Post BLOG CANDY is...

Peggy said...
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Thanks for a chance to win it.
xxx Peggy
Congratulations Peggy!!!
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Scrap Our Stash: November Challenge...Take 1!

Sketch #2

I decided to use Sketch #2 with the Big Single Picture for William's Halloween Page.
I copies the 3 strips of paper but moved the photo over.
The Title 'Travel Log' is still there but the journalling is moved up under it.
I still have the 3 'clumps' of embellies.
This was a true Stash Dive Page!
I stamped the Boot Prints around the edges and across on the Card Stock base. (Stampin'Up!: Roughing It)
I've have had this sheet of patterned paper for 4 years or more, last of a kit.
I always have keys (luvs me some keys!) and used postage stamps around.
I really like how well the real stamps went over and around the ones already on the patterned paper.
The Magnifier 'Dish' has been in my stash for at least 3 years, last of a set of 3.
The squished fly sticker has been kicking around forever too...
lol, I never knew what to do with a Flat Fly!
I always thought 'ewwwwww!' every time I'd run across it while digging.
I really love challenging myself to use what I have... this page was perfect for that!
October 31st 2010, The famed
explorer William Russett set
out in search of the
treasure known as "Halloween
Candy" in an ancient ritual
known as 'Trick or Treating". It
was a long cold journey but
he came back triumphant!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Macabre Monday HDH066 - Macabre Monday Movie Mayhem... A Nightmare on Elm Street

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card gaining inspiration for your project from any of the Freddy movies...
In was beeeeeyond excited to see this weeks theme...
I was just getting ready to start scrapbooking our 2010 Halloween Pictures and this year we had a Freddy Krueger in da'house!
Literally. ;O)
Base is black card stock, inked over in black and around the edges.
Stripes of red & green 2" card stock, ripped on the end and the top & bottom edges, also rubbed down with ink to get 'em grungy.
Whole page was also sprayed upwards from bottom in the center with red Glimmer Mist. Got some good drips going.Poem, Poster title (Never Sleep Again) and glove are all printed images either cut or ripped out then edged in light brown.
one, two freddie's coming for you,
three, four better lock your door,
five, six grab your crucifix,
seven, eight gonna stay up late,
nine, ten never sleep AGAIN!All photos were sanded down then edged in light brown.
...and my favorite part:
The Blood.My tried and true mix of 2 shades of red Glimmer Mist with 3D Crystal Lacquer.
I used a toothpick to 'paint' the blades on the glove and draw the slash marks.
The rest was dripped down the center of the page.
I'm always amazed at how this technique still looks wet even when it's totally dry.
This is a late night page... (2 AM here)I can't wait to show Arthur his Creepy Lay-Out in the (later) morning!
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Three Muses #77: Automobile

Three Muses #77: Automobile
An excellent excuse to use one of my favorite quotes:

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once,

and by car forever after.

~Peter De Vries~

Postcard image is from an ad for the car.

Sprayed with Glimmer Mist, mounted on Box Board and inked the edges.

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Kard Krazy: Tag Tuesday-Backgrounds

Backgrounds are the basis for any tag or project, but often backgrounds are beautiful in and of themselves. This week, create a tag that highlights the background that you've created through ink, stamps and inky techniques. Remember, don't cover it up! Use a minimum of embellishments, if any. We want to see that background shine through.

Well, well, well...
Anyone who's knows my style easily could have guessed I would dig out the Tim Holtz Gear Masks and gel-a-tins Shifting Gears stamps.
I started this Postcard with DCWV Once Upon a Time paper from the Matt Stack.
Masked it with Tim Holtz goodness and sprayed it down with Glimmer Mist. Flipping the damp masks over and pressing them onto the paper too. Waste not!
Then stamping more gears on in 2 shades of brown.
Bundle of gears and the sentiment: GET IT IN GEAR! stamps are Krafting Kimmies.
All edges inked for yet a yet more grunge look.

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Tuesday Taggers: Peace, Joy, Love... & 300th Post!!!! (candy, candy, candy)

I would like to see the words Peace, Love or Joy featured somewhere on your project - Don't forget you can make anything you like - there is no project restriction only that you must include the theme this week.

I was so happy to see this weeks theme...
I KNEW I had the poi-fect stamp!

Even all in the right order too!

Stamp is from Stampin'Up! All Year Cheer 1.
Stamped then Heat Embossed in Gold. I scrunched up the paper and sanded it.
Mounted on DCWV textured Card-stock, also sanded.
Reflections 3-D stickers, sanded and rubbed with a touch of brown ink to 'age'.
Added a strip of Making Memories Tape, also sanded and inked.

Star Stick Pin from Making Memories.

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Scrapping the Music: Upside Down

It's movie theme week, and this time we are paying tribute to the lovable movie Curious George! The theme song is "Upside Down" by Jack Johnson, and we think it's an awesome song for scrapping!!! We hope you agree and want to play along with us this week!

I LOVE this song... we have a few Curious George Fans in this house. ;O)
I started with white Card-stock and Glimmer Misted it into a Rainbow.
Then I stamped 'doodles' down the center.
Pictures are lightly sanded then edged in black ink, so are the journal blocks.
Paintbrushes are sniped out clip-art. Paint swirls are stickers.

August 2008
The Boys all took turns spreading thgeir creative
wings and adding their marks on the
Ottawa Folk Festival's Yearly Mural.


And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There's no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
I don't want this feeling to go away

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Macabre Monday HDH065 - Ravenous Ravens

Macabre Monday HDH065 - Ravenous Ravens

Ok, my little pretties... your challenge this week:

Ravenous Ravens
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card using a raven as your main focal image.

I raided my clip-art collection for this Postcard.
Red background sprayed with Red Glimmer Mist.
Freaked out Diva and a Raven in flight... inked around the edges.
Made the raven a wee bot bloodier with a mix of red glimmer mist and 3D Crystal Lacquer dribbled here and there.
"You know, I've always wondered what the
Audubon Society's attitude might be to this picture."
~Alfred Hitchcock~
[regarding The Birds (1963)]

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Take a Word #3: Moon

I am looking forward to seeing moons in all shapes and sizes!!

Having a quote-y kinda day...
I immediately thought of this Irish Blessing.
"May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night
and a smooth road all the way to your door."
~Irish Blessing~
Used part of an image (from a newspaper) mounted on Box Board.
Celtic Knots Stamp (Stampin'Up!) silver embossed around the edges.

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4X4 Friday: Fantasy

4x4 Friday: Fantasy
This week's 4x4 Friday challenge is rooted in Fantasy - and/or fantastical creatures. Let your imagination run wild! :)

Image is from a Wizard of Oz Book.
Highlighted here and there with chalks and a wet pen.
Gold Heat Embossed around the edges. I still wanted that classic book 'feel'.
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."
~Dr. Seuss~

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Soartful Challenges: Thankful

favorite holiday.

I decided to use the 1st inspiration image, the young lady.
I glimmer misted and inked a 4'X6' of paper (DCWV Once Upon a Time Mat Stack) and added a vellum quote (DCWV Holiday Vellum Booklet) and brads.
I found another vintage image... American Thanksgiving table which I collaged on along with the young lady. Light inking over it all to blend the elements together.

Lotstodo Challenge Friends/Friendship

This week we are looking for "Friends/Friendship" create what ever you want to around this theme

Though my project is 4" X 6" it is not a postcard, for a change. lol
It's it actually a wood mounted wall hanging.
Inked, Sanded and Glimmer Misted Wall Garden.

Friendships' Garden
Withing the garden
of my heart,
Where flowers of
friendship grow,
A sheltered spot
is set apart
For somebody I know.
There are blossoms
of rememberance,
Forget-me-nots so blue,
And purple velvet pansies
To tell my thoughts
of you,
And roses that will
always bloom,
Whatever be the
Whose fragrance
is the memory
Of days we've
spent together.

Oh, Alice! Chapter 39

Tarantino Cuff Bracelet
"Alice felt dreadfully puzzled. The Hatter's remark seemed to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English. `I don't quite understand you,' she said, as politely as she could.
`The Dormouse is asleep again,' said the Hatter, and he poured a little hot tea upon its nose.
The Dormouse shook its head impatiently, and said, without opening its eyes, `Of course, of course; just what I was going to remark myself.'
`Have you guessed the riddle yet?' the Hatter said, turning to Alice again'
`No, I give it up,' Alice replied: `what's the answer?'
`I haven't the slightest idea,' said the Hatter.`Nor I,' said the March Hare.
Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'
`If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'
`I don't know what you mean,' said Alice.
`Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'"
Today we have a fun challenge for you based on a lovely inspiration piece that the Mad Hatter herself just might "need" one of these days! (see Top)

I was rubbing my hand together when I saw this weeks theme...
I recently aquired a wondrously cute acrylic stamp set by Impression Obsession, Artist: Sarah Phelps...
all tea/coffee inspired images.

I stamped, colored and cut our each of the images.
The sugar cubes and tea bags were an exercise in patience! lol
I then attached them to a circle of in edged Pattern Paper, mounted on Box Board for stability.
I'm going to get some clear mac-tac and cover this so it can (safely) go in the kitchen above our caffeination station.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

4X4 Friday: The Artistic Journey

I LOVE the topic this week at 4X4 Friday!
The Artistic Journey

I started with paper from DCWV: Once Upon a Time Mat Stack.
Glimmer misted in blue over a swirly template.
Stamped and doodled.
The Quote is a Rub-On:
draw a crazy picture,
write a nutty poem,
sing a mumble-grumble song,
whistle through a comb.
do a loony-goony dance
'cross the kitchen floor.
~Shel Silverstein~
Journaling (around edges):
At first you may try to please others and that may not work,
That's why a Big part of the Artist's Journey
is learning to only create to please yourself.

Created for: Me, Myself and I.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Art on the Dark Side #66: Bats

Challenge #66 : Bats

Our new challenge is bats.
Personally I really like bats and I find them gorgeous, but I also realize that there are heaps of people that just gross out by the thought of bats.
So if you are a lover or a hater, this challenge is for you !
Make the most of your feelings and put them into art.

I like Bats too... so this wasn't a creepy one for me to do. :O)
Spiders, *shudder* now THERE is a different matter.
I made a postcard for this challenge.
Paper is Basic Grey Eerie: Bats,
coated in Lumiere to give it a nice pearl-y shine,
then inked the edges in black
Green Bat strip is a sticker.
The rest of the embellies are all Glitter Chipboard punch outs.
The letters are Sparkle Thickers.
~gone batty!~

Macabre Monday HDH064: Butchered Blueprint

Yep, this is a new challenge for us here at HDH! Interpret the sketch as you like... maybe the the blood drips actually become crinkled ribbon, the skull a scalloped circle & the scythe a stick pin... endless possibilities, baby.

I went a little cute on this one... made a Postcard.
My 3rd son picked out the Bugs & Hisses Logo and 'told' me to use that.
So this one's for him!

It's hard to see in the picture but the white is all Lumiere so pearlescent (if that's a word? lol) and shimmery, but sheer.
The balloons behind the Logo are rub-ons I then colored in.
Cross strip and EEEEEK!!! are stickers, stars are glittered chipboard embellies.

4X4 Friday: Winter

Busy week:
With Parent/Teacher interviews, that turned out AWESOME.
After a very long, stressful time for all involved, my Hubby had good work sh-tuffs happening.
He hit 2 major milestones this week
1. He made Full-Time, this has delayed by almost 4 months so it's nice it's fini-complete-done...
2. He hit his 1 year anniversary. Pay raise and ALL the medical benefits are now his.
Double woot!
We're all pretty darn happy here. :O)
So we've been Celebrating!
lol... all to explain my I'm tripping in late with this entry...

4X4 Friday: Winter
The snow is creeping down the mountains here and as I type,

hail pounds my roof and windows.
Therefore, Winter is this week's 4x4 theme.

I used Deja-Views textured Cardstock in (ha!) Winter White. I masked it with the Crafter's Workshop Mini Cosmic Swirls Template and sprayed it with Blue Glimmer Mist. Then I shifted the template and repeated 2 more times with 2 other shades of blue. I also flipped the wet template over and pressed it (covered in the mixed Blues) into the paper.
Pretty soggy once I was done so I rushed it along with a Heating Gun.
Sentiment is from Close to My Heart stamp set: Vintage Christmas.
Then topped with some glittery Snow Flake sticks by Recollections. I made sure some of them went off the 4X4, trimmed them and then adhered the excess somewhere else on the card. Waste not, Want not!