Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fireworks going off over at Unruly Arts

It's time again for the monthly challenge at Unrulypaperarts.com.  The RAQ (Reader Art Quest) challenge for this month is Fireworks.

 
Now this is a different color palate than I am used to using, so it was certainly a challenge.  Once I found this paper with the quote in paper stack I had in my stash, the rest fell into place.  I loved that the black background reminded me of the night sky in the above picture.  In the same stack there was a bright pattern piece that had all the above colors.  I tore the parts of the black to shine through.  I sealed with multi-medium matte.  I love the look of brush strokes.
Now for the fireworks.  I wanted to give the feel of the bright colors in the dark sky to my page without doing an actual firework image.  So I decided that one my favorite techniques right now would come into play - paint splatters.  I watered down acrylic paints in each color and splattered.  I had to pull back a little or there would be no white left in the lettering.
The little girl was cut from an old photo.  I made a little crown with a mica and perfect pearl top.  Then I tinted her dress with a distress marker. 
To finish off the little canvas I added flowers, ticket stubs, and inked around the edges with magenta Pan Pastel.  


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day 9 at the Unruly PaperArts Christmas Link Up Party




Hi all it is day 9 of the link up party.  Boy time is going fast.  Today I have for you is a set of altered Tim Holtz keys.  I inked the images with a Prima chalk edger in dark rust before adding the clear dome.  I inked the key with the same ink to tarnish it up a bit.  I added tarnished wings to the back of the keys with E6000 Then I wrapped copper wire around the base.  I made a total of 4 of these all the same way with different images.

Day 8 at the Unruly PaperArts Christmas party link up



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Sorry everyone for being a day late with this.  Have not been feeling well at all.  I was inspired by icicle ornaments to create my broken spring ornaments.  These are so easy.  I wanted to all be a little different so they are not a perfect spring shape.  I wrapped them around a large round paintbrush handle and then looped the end.  They are all different sizes.  On the tree they look magnificent.  I made 2 dozen of these bad boys to fill out the tree. 


1. Get in the Christmas Spirit and link up any Christmas Themed Project you are working on and are posting to your blog throughout our event period (1st December - 12th December) to our Party Link. The Party Links will be listed here on the Events Page, 1st of December and on our blog on this Date also.

2. You must be a follower of this site.


3.  Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.



Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 7 of the Unruly PaperArts Christmas link up party




I cannot believe it is already day 7.  So far I had only made one of today's ornaments for my steampunk tree. I have been hoarding my Timmy pocket watches for special projects.  Who knows, may just have to do one more.  I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante for the rose and gear background as well as the main image.  I used a CreativeEmbellishments gear behind the image.  I used Lumeire bronze paint and a bit of patina paint on the gear.  I tarnished the outside of the pocket watch. 


HOW TO JOIN THE PARTY

1. Get in the Christmas Spirit and link up any Christmas Themed Project you are working on and are posting to your blog throughout our event period (1st December - 12th December) to our Party Link. The Party Links will be listed here on the Events Page, 1st of December and on our blog on this Date also.

2. You must be a follower of this site.


3.  Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 6 at the Unruly PaperArts Christmas Link Up Party

Hi everyone.  I made a set of 9 teeny tiny top hat ornaments.  They are just under 2 1/2 inches tall.  Each one is unique.  If I was a smart, I would have photographed all the ornaments first before putting them on the tree.  So I just grabbed two to show you how they turned out.






HOW TO JOIN THE PARTY

1. Get in the Christmas Spirit and link up any Christmas Themed Project you are working on and are posting to your blog throughout our event period (1st December - 12th December) to our Party Link. The Party Links will be listed here on the Events Page, 1st of December and on our blog on this Date also.

2. You must be a follower of this site.


3.  Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Day 5 at the Unruly PaperArts Christmas Link Up Party

 
Hi everyone.  I made a set of 6 of these cute little barn stars using the Tim Holtz Star Bright die. The paper is from the Graphic 45 collection  Steampunk Debutante. The chipboard gears are from CreativeEmbellishments.com.  I inked the stars with a Prima chalk edger in rusty bucket. 


 
As a little bonus today, here is a sneak peek of the Christmas tree skirt with Timmy fabric.



HOW TO JOIN THE PARTY

1. Get in the Christmas Spirit and link up any Christmas Themed Project you are working on and are posting to your blog throughout our event period (1st December - 12th December) to our Party Link. The Party Links will be listed here on the Events Page, 1st of December and on our blog on this Date also.

2. You must be a follower of this site.


3.  Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.




Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 4 at the Unruly PaperArts Christmas Link Up Party

Hello friends.  Hope all is well today.  I have day 4 of my steampunk tree ornament reveal.  I love the grunge side of steampunk and made some angel wings.  I used the Tim Holtz angel wing die and made three sets of the two style wings

. The wings are made from cardboard and coverstock and the gears are CreativeEmbellishments chipboard.  The rivets are just half-back pearls. I sealed the wings with multi-medium matte before adding the Artist's Loft Course Texture Gel from Michael's to get the texture.  Lots of layers of acrylic paints although the camera doesn't pick it all up.   I am the third picture is what the backs of all the wings look like. 

 
HOW TO JOIN THE PARTY

1. Get in the Christmas Spirit and link up any Christmas Themed Project you are working on and are posting to your blog throughout our event period (1st December - 12th December) to our Party Link. The Party Links will be listed here on the Events Page, 1st of December and on our blog on this Date also.

2. You must be a follower of this site.


3.  Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.