Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Classic Rock Inspired Bible Art Journaling

On my way to a crafting retreat this past weekend, I found a super fun classic rock radio station.  They played all my favorite old songs.  When listening to them, I found many verses that I felt would be perfect for Rock inspired BAJ!  I did a ton of pages, but I am only going to share a few so don't worry!

Stairway to Heaven

Inspired by the Led Zeppelin Song I danced to a thousand times in high school and college.  Some say the song is about drugs, some say about the church, and some say it was a message about how we should treat others.  I think the song title is inspirational and some of the lines are beautiful.  I pared it with 1 Corinthians 16:13 - as I feel that passage tells us so much about what we should be doing here on earth. We can't build a stairway to heaven, but we can make sure there is one open for us.   


When the Children Cry

I  thought that many of the passages in this song fit perfectly with the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.


Every Rose has a Thorn

This song is so pretty and I felt it worked well with 1 John 2:15.  Really, I works with this verse all way through to the end of this book (plus a thousand other verses in the Bible). 


Fun stuff.  Now I am working on a series of pages done based on Children's Songs. 

Huz

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bacon and Eggs, Anyone?

Hungry?

I fried up some paper bacon and eggs yesterday.


I made the egg and bacon strips using a mixture of Liquitex gloss gel medium and Imaginecrafts Goosebump spray.  I watercolored the bacon and inked up the yolk after cupping the circle in the middle using a stylus.  Then I put a large amount of the gel mixture on the papers and fried them with a heat tool.  I did a few layers on the bacon sponging on some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut stain in between coats.  Built up an extra layer of gel on the yolk. 

I was inspired by three challenges on Splitcoaststampers.com:  the Inspiration Challenge (my choice of image was some pretty Easter Eggs), the Sketch Challenge (I used it for this card), and the Mixed Media Challenge (my blue paper strip is from a security envelope lining and I used three mediums to qualify).  If you are not a member, I really encourage you to join (it is free unless you want a Fan Club Membership which is not expensive and well worth it). 

I am off to fry up some real bacon!

Hugz

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Frosty Cards

On Splitcoaststampers.com, the CAS challenge this week is icy/frosty cards, and I am stuck on them!!

I am feeling frosty even if the weather here in Central Alabama is still on the warm side.  Some of the new images are great for frosty cards.  I used the new Snowy Days Frosty Nights Greeting and added some Snowtex and glitter to get a frosty look. 


I added some fun little Skippy the Penguins at the bottom of my new Stitched Dies. 


On this card, I used my new MFT snowball stencil and Stitched Rectangle die plus an old heart punch and birch tree die (I think it is also from MFT).  I used modeling paste mixed with white chalk paint to make the falling snow and Snowtex mixed with glitter for the snow accumulations.  The sentiment is SU!  I love how this came out. 

Stay warm (or cool).

Hugz


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Fun

There are some fun new stamps in the latest DRS Designs release.  I used two of them on this fun Valentine's card.


I am so on a kick with using all that leftover cardboard from Christmas!  To make this card,  I cut and painted up a corrugated cardboard heart with some white chalk paint.  Then I layered on the new Amazing Love Puzzle (I fussy cut and sponged it), and the Amazing Valentine's Day Greeting.   To add an element of whimsy, I added a Cupig (love this little character). 

Don't you just love Valentine's cards?  They bring back so many fun childhood memories for me. 

I am entering this card in the:
Crafty Sentiments Challenge which is Anything Goes this week.
In the Pink Challenge - Anything goes but your card has to have pink as the main color.
Pile it On Challenge  -  Colorfully Aware (using an awareness ribbon as inspiration - Breast Cancer is my choice)

Hugz


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Frosty Wishes

I sure hope all your Christmas dreams came through and that you were able to do some fun winter activities like making snow angels, building snowmen, sledding, skiing, and ice skating.  Those things seem so fun to me because we don't get to do any of those things here in Central Alabama due to our mild winters (except on rare occasions).  I made a frosty card sing some new DRS Design Stamps and some Snowtex.


I did the card base by stenciling on some Snowtex (heavy in some spots and not so much in others).  Then I flecked on some more to make it look frosty. 

On my sentiment panel, I stamped the Girl Swirl Heart lightly on the edges in Versamark and then chalked the panel with some tan chalk.  The versamark made the swirls lightly appear. Then I stamped on the new Baby It is Cold Outside Greeting.  On the skates, I stamped the Ice Skates image, fussy cut it, and glittered them up with Stickles. 

Many hugz,

Nancy

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Not So Silent, Silent Night


Hello, my friends, sorry I have been missing in blogland so much lately.  Here are my excuses:

*I have been watching one of my darling Grandsons on Saturdays (eats into my Saturday catch up time).
*I made the Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen (that is sooooo much fun and a dream come true).
*We expanded our junk booth from 1 to 3 booths.
*I signed up to be in the Church Christmas play thinking I could help with sets or bring snacks and ended up with the biggest speaking part.  

The play is over and we have been working to baby-proof our house more so maybe I can catch up a bit more.  Here is a card I posted on the DRS Designs blog:



This was made by stamping the DRS Designs Silent Night Sheet Music image and then stamping the Holly Bells image in Versamark and chalking it with tan and green chalk.   I realized silent night didn't need some bells so I covered up the song title with the Small Merry Christmas sentiment and stenciled, sponged, and splattered things to try and make it not so obvious there is a bell on silent night.  In the end, I decided it didn't matter and went with it.

Several people have asked where my kitchen counter is in my pictures lately.  I promise it is right behind the white papers used as my backdrop.  It is covered in Christmas cards, address books, stamps, and cold medicine for every member of our family.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Hugz

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mixed Media Holly

Today's posted card is one I made with some old and new DRS Designs images.  Need some more Christmas cards fast!!


The images are Cardinal on Branch, Holly Jingle Bells,, and Holly Days Christmas Greeting.  You can read more about how I did it on the DRS Designs Blog but basically it morphed into this card because I had to keep covering up mistakes (I didn't mention that on the DRS Designs Blog but it is true).  Lots of stenciling and layering and strategic layering - lol!!!

Hugz