Saturday, January 26, 2013

Aspen Mixed Media Canvas

Wow!! I hadn't realized it has been so long since I've done a post! I've been creating to my hearts content but most of what I've been making can't be shared until recipients receive them. Can't spoil the surprise now, can I? 
This I can share though. My DIL asked if I could make her a canvas with a tree on it. Since I've spent the last few years working on faces I have to admit the thought of a tree scared me. I was able to pull it off with the help of the Crafters Workshop Aspen stencil (or mask... I always get that confused) and lots and lots of layers.

The canvas is 11x14". I wish I would've taken pics during the process but once I get going I just forget. 
That's all I have to share for today. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Winter Chickadee

I am hoping you are off to a wonderful 2013. We've just had our first real snow of the year so I can literally look out my window and see this scene:
This is one of my January releases for Whimsy Stamps called Chickadee.  Depending on how you chose to color him I guess it could also be a finch, bluebird, etc. 
To do the background I used my copic airbrush system with B32. First I applied masking fluid to my image. If you were ever to try this make sure your paper is completely dry before applying the masking fluid or it will rip your paper when you try to remove it. Here's what it looked like with just the sky:
And a few close ups of the completed card:
I'm sorry I don't have the copic swatches for this card. 
The berries are white flat backed pearls that I colored with copic R37.

As always, thanks so much for swinging by! If you get the chance check out my other two stamps released this month (both are florals!! yay!). I should be back sometime soon with example cards of those.