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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Day 4 Mask-erade... Freezer Paper

I have to admit I was dragging my feet with this technique (masking with freezer paper). Having had success with other masking techniques why would I even want to give this one a try? Since this was a class I paid for and the instructors were kind enough to take the time to show me how to do it, I needed to suck it up give it a try. My in laws had the freezer paper, I wasn't about to go buy some and I managed to find my iron. (It's been a few years since I turned it on.) Last night I created this:




The stars are dies from Lawn Fawn and the ink is the new mermaid lagoon distress ink. I don't remember where I got the birthday script die from. The yellow ink is also distress ink. I'l have to hunt that down if you are interested. The black dots are from a Simon Says Stamp set, Congratulations.

I must say I had a great time with it. The card is based off of Laura Bassen card. She took a piece of acetate and " ink smooched" it. I tried it and this is what happened:




I made a huge mess. Ink went every where and it never quite smooched right on the paper. I have re-watched her video and realized I was smooching wrong. I put the ink on my craft sheet and used the acetate to pull it off, ware as she put the ink directly on the acetate.  Now that I know the correct way to smooch I'll be doing it again. 

This week has been a fun week of trying things new and sanding the rust off my creative gears. I hope all goes well with you all this weekend. Be Back Soon.

Happy Days, 

Katie



Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Day 5 Mask-erade 2nd Card

Sadly if I want to link up the card to the group I have to make a 2nd post for it.

My second card was a blast to do. I used Technique Tuesday stamps and embossed with black embossing powder on hot pressed Archival water color paper and when to town with the Zig brush pens. I taped the paper down and put a heavy coat of water on the paper before I started coloring. I couldn't bring myself to put anything else on the scene so I put the sentiment on the inside of the card. I taped the scene onto Hero Arts black card stock.




I loved this card, it's one of the those I'll end up keeping. My mom said if should have made it bigger so we could hang it on the wall. She is a little bias but I like what she had to say. :D

Katie

Day 5 Mask-erade

I know I skipped day four. Day four is using freezer paper and after the success of rubber cement why would I want to use anything else? I managed to find and borrow some freezer paper and actually found my iron, I'll give it a try tomorrow.  For now here's the last day, masking with embossing. I had so much fun with this technique I made 2 cards.

My first card: 


Using Lawn Fawn stamps I colored them with Copics (still my favorite reg marker) then clear heat embossed it and went to down with the clouds. I'm very happy with the results. I will definitely be doing this again. 


In other news I spent hours today fishing out my light tent and lights, cleaned out the rest of the craft room and finished unpacking. Yes, we moved in over a year ago but it's been a busy year. One of the lights wasn't working quite right so the photo isn't the best. Hopefully the hubby can work his magic on it tomorrow. 

Happy Days,

Katie

Monday, June 1, 2015

Day 3 Mask-erade

Day Three, Liquid Masking.

As we learned in class, there's what feels like a million liquid mask options. I went with good old fashioned rubber cement. This was the second time I used it, the first time.. not a pleasant experience but this time it turned out really nice:



The stamps are from Hero Arts, and the banner is a die from Lawn Fawn.

I've drawn inspiration on all of the teachers so no real original ideas here. My brain hasn't gotten back in to crafting mode. The old line is true, you don't use it you lose it. I am loving water coloring and adore the Zig Clean Color Brushes. There's been a mad dash for them. I am so grateful to have gotten them before the rush, they are awesome but sadly are sold out just about everywhere.

I will say I am so grateful to Kristina Warner and her tip about hot pressed water color paper. I've been buying water color paper for years but it always had to heavy a texture for my liking which caused me to shy away from using it. Hot pressed paper doesn't have the valleys and peaks, I rather enjoy using it. We learn some thing new every day.

Happy Monday!

Katie

Friday, May 29, 2015

Day 2 Mask-erade

I know 2 days in a row with this blogging thing, crazy huh. For day two I copied my idea from Jennifer McGuire. I'm not one for copying exactly like someone else but she is amazing at making two cards at the same time and I wanted to give that a try. Here are my two cards:







The flower stamp was a combo of Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn. The sentiments are from Close to My Heart. The inks are various Hero Arts shadow inks. The heart die is from Hero Arts. 

I am quite happy how they turned out. Not to happy with the photos but it will have to do until my photo station gets set up. again. Funny how we moved into this house over a year ago and we still have some things in boxes. By the time we get unpacked AND organized we'll end up moving to a new house. 

Happy days, now to make a card for day 3 and 4. 

Katie

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Day 1 Mask-erade

I know your must be thinking...What? Blogging twice in one day?? 

A simple masking of flowers, it came out pretty decent. It was super late, when I colored them. Note to self-sleep then color. I used my new Zig clean color real brush pens to color them. They are a joy to use, I adore them. I baught a 24 pack from Amazon then bought a bunch of individuals pens online from Blick. (FYI Blicks shipping prices are pretty high so make it count.) I adore these pens. I'll have to do a post on them sometime. Keep this writing train going. Anywho day one's card based off of Kristina Werners video:





The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp.  I need to get the photo tent up but until then these photos will have to do. I used post it notes to mask. I've kept them so I now have mask for the flowers anytime I need one.

Another Year, Well Almost

Wow, funny how times flies. It's been almost a year since my last post and since I was last able to do any crafting. I am happy to report I am back into crafting and plan on doing more of the blogging stuff, as life will permit me that is.

A quick over view of this past year. I've been the sole caretaker for my mom and man it's work, it's like having a toddler without all the fun of a toddler. Mom is fun some days don't get me wrong but it's still difficult. Last Christmas we lost our adorable puppy Wash, he was hit by a car. Don't cry to hard, the Lord has him now and I couldn't think of a better place to be. Plus with his passing we have been able to help other dogs by becoming foster "parents". It's been a fun experience. We are on foster number 5 a year old boxer mix, she's been fun to have around. We remodeled the Living room, it was a hideous peach orange color, it looks so much nicer now that we re did it. I've got some vegetables growing in the garden hopefully they will do well, I'll post pictures if they do. Last fall we celebrated our wedding anniversary in Seattle and Portland areas. It was awesome. We would move to Portland in heart beat if we could, just loved it up there.

I've been crafting again Yay! I really missed it and am a bit rusty. I decided to join the Mask-erade online class to get my creative mojo flowing again. It has been fun, I'll be posting my cards here shortly.

That's my update what have you all been up to?