Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Love Gives You Wings Postcard

Welcome back  for my second post today.

I stamped and doodled this collage for my entry in this weeks challenge at
Sunday Postcard Art -Love gives you wings
Stamps used are the Quietfire Design -scroll and SU!
Enjoy your day!

Craft Supply Organization

Hello, today I'm sharing some of the behind the scenes stuff that I've been up to lately.

After a frenzy of card making, challenges and ATC trading in January that I thoroughly enjoyed I decided to clean up and store winter, supplies that is.
Spring is right around the corner and that's my focus as I change out my crafting space. For the past several weeks I've been taking Totally Tiffany's get organized challenge. She has some good ideas that I'm hoping will help me deal with having my craft supplies in two spots. I know that after three years I should have figured something out. But I'm still hauling too much stuff back and forth each weekend and always find I'm missing just the thing I need to keep going with a project. Like last week I had cards to get in the mail and I forgot my envelopes so off I go to buy more, again.

For my storage I decided to go with the 8.5 x 11 page protectors I have on hand, put into colour coordinated binders. Red binder for red and pink supplies, orange binder for orange and yellow, green binder for green and brown, blue binder for blue and purple, gray binder for gray, blacks and metallic and last but not least a white binder for clear, iridescent, creams and white. All of these are in a milk crate that makes it easy to transport.

Along with colour coordinating supplies I've been compacting the size of my stamp collection. This saves shelf space and makes it easy to transport multiple sets at once. Below you can see nine stamp sets fit into one double DVD case.
I used the stickers that came with the stamps and adhered them onto acetate panels (re-used packaging). I can now see at a glance what I have and it makes it a breeze to return stamps to their sets after use. As an added bonus I can use the images on the panels to help with placement of stamps on my projects. :)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Quilt Card

Happy Valentines Day!
This card is made using scraps of Designer paper and Quietfire Design sentiment.

Thanks for your visit!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bonjour Card

A quick share of a card I made for the Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers Challenge.

The Hero Arts stamps were a gift from a friend so it was fun working with them again!

This weekend is a long weekend in BC celebrating Family Day on Monday. Wishing all my family and friends a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Let's go for a ride Postcard

This postcard was made for the ORANGE challenge at Sunday postcard art blog.
Each Sunday they post a prompt, the next one will be add a charm.

For my postcard I used some 4x6 glossy photo paper.
Drew and coloured with gelatos, distress markers and glitter pens.
The stamps are Hero Arts.

Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Man in the Moon Post Card and ATC Share

 This week I'm playing along at Sunday Postcard Art -Man in the Moon challenge.
I found this very fun blog thanks to Annie ( Freeze Frame) she makes the most amazing postcards ever. The stamps are Hero Art -Winter scene and Pine bough.

These are my latest ATCs the backgrounds were made using 
alcohol re-inker and the marbling technique. 
Added some stamping and sketching and there you go.
Seasoned with Love ATC
Ripples ATC
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Spirit of Moab -Art Journal Pg 4

For my second post today I'm sharing page four of  my Art Journal. This page was inspired 
by the beautiful scenery around Moab, Utah one of my favorite vacation destinations.  
Acrylic paint and marker on paper.

I appreciate your visit!

2016 Week 2 ATC Collage

Hi friends, today's share is some artist trading cards I made last week. I have been having a blast trading these this week. Decided to do them as a collage, it's fun seeing them all together this way.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hip Hip HoorayBirthday Card

Happy Wednesday!

This card went together fairly quickly and will work nicely for a man or a teen.
The sentiment stamp was a gift so I'm not sure who it's by but it sure does make an impact! 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Oh to be a tree... Art Journal -Pg 3

Today I'm sharing page three of my Art Journal.
Acrylic paints on paper.

Oh to be a tree, strong and tall. Able to gracefully bend and weather life's storms. 
To be beautiful and give much joy even at the end of your season.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ATC Album

Hello friends, Somewhere in the midst of several moves this summer I lost my ATC trading album. It was all but empty so not a real loss as such. Last week I finally broke down and bought a new binder.  A few hours spent with acrylic paints, markers, stamps, a rum lable and a fish pendant and voila a fun new ATC album.

Glad you stopped by today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Up-cycled Comic Strip Bookmarks and Artist Trading Cards

Just sharing a few more projects from my crafty weekend! :)

Who knew, comic strips make for fun bookmarks.

Collage ATC with carved stamp background.

Collage ATC with stenciled background.

Marker and pencil crayon doodle ATC.
Marker and pencil crayon doodle ATC.
A trio of acrylic paint on paper ATCs.
Thanks for your visit!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Repurposed Calendar - Art Journal

Hello, today's share is an art journal that spent 2015 as two  7" x 7" easel style calendars. The first step in the transformation was to take both calendars apart. Then I painted both sides of the pages with light blue and white craft paint using a variety of tools to give them lots of texture. After all pages dried I reassembled all back onto the one easel base and began to play. I really like that this journal is easy to display!

Pg1 -Song and dance collage.                                 Pg2 -Painted BG stamp, SU! sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by, Jutta

Thursday, January 7, 2016

"do what makes you happy" Card

Hello crafty friends,
I've been having some fun this week playing along with several challenges. The first is the brand new LOVE Handmade cards... January Challenge in Flickr. The prompt is New Beginnings, basically anything goes. The second challenge I'm entering my card into is the Fusion Challenge . The photo is so cheery,  just what we need when everything is a shade of blue outside.

Stamps used are Darkroom Door -Fuchsia and Quietfire Design -do what makes you happy.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Northern Lights Winter Scene Card

Happy New Year!

I enjoy watching the birds outside our window and 
earlier today I managed to take this photo of  a Flicker. 
I only wish I was fast enough to capture him as he flew off, he had 
the brightest orange on the underside of his wings.

Yesterday I found time to check out some new to me techniques on
You Tube. Today I decided to try two of them on this card below.
The background is made using the Northern Lights background technique and the
stamping is done using several techniques from Scenescapes Stamps.

Since I do not own any Scenescapes stamps I used my HA Winter scene instead.
If you look at the bottom photo you'll see that by stamping with only part of the stamp and then changing sides I was able to alter the scene. I like the way it turned out.

I'm always happy to answer any questions.
Have a crafty day!

July International Card Chain Challenge

This card is on it's way over the pond to Jane in England. Each month at  The Card Chain Challenge  Gail, Deborah and Jo challenge us to...