Thursday, February 25, 2016

Crazy Cats

I was watching Carolyn Dube this morning on You Tube and she motivated me to "play"! I just got my Tim Holtz Crazy Cats. I LOVE these cats and stamped out a whole page of them. I also wanted to play with some different techniques using tags. The first tag background was made by sopping up leftover Distress Inks on my craft sheet with a pre-purchased tag. The one on the right was watercolored Distress Inks on Tim Holtz watercolor paper that I white embossed over and cut my own tag with a die cut.
The purple cat was colored with Koi Coloring Brush Pens. The ground shading and the yellow cat were colored with my new Tim Holtz crayons. What fun are they? Fun! I used a Wink of Stella, clear, to blend purple cat and a water brush on the yellow cat. Yellow cat has a punched and double layered butterfly with a few dabs of glitter glue. The sentiment for the overly hydrated kitty comes from Clear Art Stamps set called Greetings from Wonderland.
Do take a look at all the play over at Carolyn's A Colorful Journey.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Beneath My Feet for Journal 52 - Week 6

Journal 52, Week 6, has the prompt of "Beneath Your Feet" or an alternate of "Above Your Head".  Well, a lot of things go over my head these days, so I chose beneath my feet.
The background, covered recipe book pages with gesso, was colored with Pan Pastels. The shells were printed from Morgue files which are free images. I had these feet as a stencil, can you believe, and used acrylic paint pounced with a sea sponge (appropriate, don' you think?). I added some stamping with the tiny dots, shadows with a Pitt pen, white acrylic pen for the waves, and printed out my thoughts about beneath my feet.

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