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She’s a Goddess

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Here it is nearly February and I’m just getting to my first post of 2014!  Happy New Year to you all.

I created this canvas for a friend for a Christmas gift and I still need to get it to her.  I actually created a different canvas that I had to throw out, no amount of rehab could fix it.  I’m much happier with this one:

linda canvas

I cut a pop can with the following Spellbinders dies: Jewel Goddess, Mix’d Media Playtime, and Girlie Grunge Labels.  (Note: The last two sets aren’t on the Spellbinders site anymore.)

I used Distress Paints and Studio 490 silver Embossing Paste for the background.  The butterfly and flowers are Prima.

Simon Says Stamp has a new Work It Challenge the theme is to use something new.  My new things are the silver embossing paste and the Girlie Grunge Labels – even though I’ve had both for a while, I just opened them.  Inspiration Emporium posted a quick challenge: Dieing for 2014, my die cut goddess and words work for that.

I hope to get this canvas to my friend in the next few days.  I hope she likes it – she is an Art Goddess!  Thanks for stopping by.

Vic

Happy Halloween!

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I’ve been creating a bit of Halloween art.  There are two challenges this week that I created this piece for.

candy corn skirt-001

Ranger is having Halloween crafting contest and Simon Says Stamp has an Anything Goes Challenge.  I saw a painting online that was of a candy corn skirted lady, I thought it was so cute.  I used my Julie Nutting doll stamps to create my lady.  The background is a piece of mat board, painted black with Black Soot Distress Paint, embossed with silver embossing powder and then over-painted with Weathered Wood Distress Paint.   The stickers are some old ones from my stash.

I made this tag, also:

candy corn skirt-002

I gave it to my granddaughter’s kindergarten teacher when I went to volunteer at the classroom on Monday.  She liked it and hung it by the entrance to the room.   Of course, I have to share a photo of my favorite little goblins with their freshly carved pumpkins!

smile

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I love reading your comments.  Have a Happy Halloween!

Vic

 

Cover in Progress

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As I worked my way through the techniques of Creative Chemistry 102, I created little sample pieces along with my tags.  I decided to use the to create a cover for my class book.  I just finished gluing them to a cardstock base.

cover1

I used a book label that Tim provided in class today.  I’ll update when I finish the book.

Vic

Day 5 – Creative Chemistry 102

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day 5

The last day of techniques was yesterday.  I’m sad to see it end.  Day 5′s subject was embossing.  I’m always fascinated by the magic of embossing powders and the creative uses Tim taught us add to the magical results.  Here’s my tags:

Tarnished Silver

Tarnished Silver

Sticky Powder with Leafing

Sticky Powder with Leafing

Rusting with Distress

Rusting with Distress

Sticky Powder with Glitter

Sticky Powder with Glitter

Chalkboard

Chalkboard

Remember, you can still sign up for Creative Chemistry 102 and have lifetime access to the techniques.  Thanks for stopping by.  I love and appreciate your comments.

Hugs, Vic

 

 

 

 

Creative Chemistry Day 4 – At Last!

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day 4Day 4 techniques were on using alcohol inks.  I love mine but never seem to get them out very often.  These techniques were a great “jump start” for me.

Faux Patina

Faux Patina

Tinted Tinsel

Tinted Tinsel

Ombre

Ombre

Monoprint

Monoprint

Faded Layers

Faded Layers

Thanks for coming by for a look.  I’m off to work on my Day 5 lessons.

Vic

 

 

 

 

Day 3 of Creative Chemistry!

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Day 3

I finished my Day 3 of Creative Chemistry tags and it’s still daylight here!  I woke up early today and once the wood stove, coffeepot and cat were taken care of, I jumped on the computer and got to work on today’s lessons.

Here are the photos of each tag.

Smudge Stamping

Smudge Stamping

Faux Crackled Glass

Faux Crackled Glass

Distress Glittering

Distress Glittering

Brayered Stains

Brayered Stains

Distress Glitter Rock Candy

Distress Glitter Rock Candy

Those of you who know me, will see the tag below was done with my favorite subjects – grandkids!  This was last year’s visit to the pumpkin patch.

Photo Tinting

Photo Tinting

That’s it for today’s tags.  Tomorrow is a long volunteer day for me, I hope I’ll have enough energy to work on Day 4.  If not, Friday will be a catch up day.

Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments!

Vic

Creative Chemistry Day 2

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day 2

Day 2 of Creative Chemistry 102 was another great bunch of techniques using Tim’s Layering Stencils.  Below are the individual tags I created.

Embossing with Stencils

Embossing with Stencils

Stencil Stamping

Stencil Stamping

Stencil Sketching

Stencil Sketching

Paint Monoprint

Paint Monoprint

Mixed-media Layering

Mixed-media Layering

Ink Monoprint

Ink Monoprint

Embossing through Stencils

Embossing through Stencils

This class is so much fun and filled with techniques.  There’s still time to join in.  I hope you like what I created on Day 2!  Let me know what you think.

Hugs, Vic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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