My Place to Breathe

A place to relax and enjoy my paper crafts. A stamp I saw says, "I want to make pretty things even if nobody cares." This is my place to chronicle them!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fun with Alcohol Ink


Week 7 of Creative Chemistry and Day 17 of the Daily Marker 30-day Challenge.

These backgrounds were created using Ranger Alcohols Inks. The pictures don't do it justice but. they kind of look like holograms.
I am still loving this little guy by Impression Obsession - Feathery Owl. I used My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink to stamp the image. The sentiment is Thinking of You by Altenew; a wonderful set.

And this cute guy is by PaperArtsy, JOFY42. After I stamped the image I used my copics to color him in. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Christmas in July & Day 20 Coloring Challenge


Never too early to start Christmas cards. This was inspired by Tim Holtz's tag in Creative Chem 102. I stamped the image using Arcival Ink onto TH Watercolor paper. The image was watercolored using Distress Reinkers and water brushes.
Tinsel and paper are Tim Holtz


Real Life is Messy

I resemble that title! 
I have definitely experienced it recently. But it is in the messiness of my life that My Father shines through.

I had so much fun completing this project. I think I am finally soaking in what Tim Holtz has been teaching. It took me a while though. 
The focal point of this project is the colored, crackled letters. Of course in my "messy" life, I had no "f", so I stamped and embossed one. That works.

Also Used:
Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities stamps, Melange Tissue Paper, Vintage Photo Distress Ink,
     Fired Brick Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Paint, Blending Tools
     MultiMedia Matt, Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint, brush
Prima Press
White Gel Pen



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ombre Technique with Alcohol ink


I love this little owl! Finally found the perfect project for him.

 The background was created using glossy card stock and 3 shades of brown alcohol ink to create an ombre effect. The stamp is Feathery Owl by Impression Obsession stamps. The sentiment is from Thinking of You by Altenew.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Creative Chemistry 102 - Embossing Through Stencils

I have learned so many techniques using stencils in this class! 
I used a couple of Tim Holtz Stencils.
Inked with Candied Apple and Blueprint Distress Inks.
Shaded the rest with Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap
Birds are from Jofy15 by PaperArtsy
Sentiments: SU Just Sayin' and TH Crazy Talk
Birds colored with Copic markers 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Creative Chemistry 102 - Embossing With Sencils

Not a card, or tag, just a piece of memories. 

My family spent a lot of time banding birds when I was little. Lots of great memories from this.
Liz, Dad, me


I never knew you could do this technique! Love the technique. I don't know the stencil I used. Tried this technique on a tag, manila paper and grunge paper. I like the manila paper the best. Used Distress Paints - Old Paper, Weathered Wood, and Frayed Burlap to color the paper.

Not sure what I will do with this, but for now I will just enjoy this on my craft desk.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Day 6 Coloring Challenge

Day 6 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at the Daily Marker

  • Art Impressions Purrr-thday stamp set
  • Paper by SU.  Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black, Go Wild DSP
  • Neenah 100lb White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Black Hybrid Ink
  • Copic Sketch Markers
  • Ribbon - SU Crumb Cake Seam Binding