Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Operation Write Home - Sketch Challenge #115

Ok, got good news I finally got myself a Runner Tape Adhesive a small one I talk all about in my last video called "97 Cents Haul StudioG Thanks to My Friend" . So now I can at least keep myself busy learning how to use this new toy and I can definitely send my cards to the OWH center. Even though this was a gift I'm still saving to get an ATG gun, after allot of research and study from the masters of Crafting I think making this choice of getting an ATG gun it will be the best in the long run.

So moving on I just made a card for OWH this time is Sketch Challenge #115 below the great Sketch and my creation.

Compendium of Curiosities 2 - Brushless Watercolor

This will be Challenge #7 for Studio L3 with the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 page 49 that challenge me to do a Brushless Watercolor Technique that will be sponsored by Eclectic Paperie.
Well, this time like usual I've choose a tag to do the job. Not an complicated technique at all actually was very easy and fun. I also use an embossing technique for the background so I think it came out pretty neat. So what I mainly use for this tag was Distress Inks Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen. I've also use clear embossing powder and some metallic embellishments. For the stamps I've use Tim Holtz clear rubber stamps.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dyan Reaveley - I am an ARTIST Entry

Well I'm trying to catch up with all this challenges and submissions I want to participate on. And today I just found out that Dyan Reaveley from Ranger has something going on her blog called "I am an ARTIST" and today is the last day for this entry so I'm hoping I can participate.

For this I've used my Art Journal of course my Ranger inks and creativeness I hope Dyan likes it as well as you do that you are visiting my blog.

Operation Write Home - Sketch Challenge #123

I've decide to join Operation Write Home and I did my first attempt on doing a nice card specially for this Holiday of Memorial Day 2012.

If you don't know what Operation Write Home is I encourage you to visit their site an read what is all about. I think is a great cause and allot of people has been involved.

Now for my first challenge with them I did select Challenge #123, it came out pretty good I think and is a very elegant subtle look. the challenge was easy to accomplished and I'm very happy doing this for a nice cause. Please comment I would love to know what you think and thanks for visiting my blog.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 - Tissue Wrap Collage

CC2C #6, this time we have to create something using the Tissue Wrap Collage technique on page 38 from Tim Holtz book. This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique .

This Technique was really easy to do cause I kind of practice this in my prior Tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2012. I love working with tissue paper is very simple and you can get great effects and results with it. So I hope you like it :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 - Tag of May Part 2

I finally got this morning everything I need it to complete this project and I'm so happy. Many of the materials are not exactly like Tim Holtz 2012 May Tag but I manage to get something that would go with the same theme.

I think this tag is so beautiful, I enjoy creating this tag so much I had a smile in my face all the time. Tim Holtz has so much creativeness and ideas that is just amazing to do something similar. Very fun to do, I love it!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 - Tag of May Part 1

I'm gathering all my materials for my next Tag of Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012. Hopefully I will have everything together soon so I can show you the results.

I have so far Tag, ribbons, clips, embellishments, centimeter ribbon , roses, wood spool. I'm still missing some of the main materials but I'm still working on it. Can wait to do this :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 - Shattered Stains

Well very busy weekend with Mother's Day and all that, I've barely had time to sit down and do what I love to do but spending time with my family was the best yet.

 For this week Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge is Shattered Stains found on page 48 of Tim Holtz book.  This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. The whole concept of this technique is very fun and quite challenging, I've try my best to get those stains in the crackle paint as much as I could, hope I did it right. For this challenge I've created a tag and have used several Ranger materials like Distress Inks, Distress Crackle Paint, one of Tim's rubber clear stamps sentiments and grunge board.

Thanks to Linda for this wonderful adventures lol...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gouache Vs Acrylic Paints for Mixed Media Art Journal

In this video I'm just giving you a comparison between Gouache and Acrylic Paints. I'm just using the most economic brands in the market that Michaels or Joans offer (USA Art Material). I hope this will be helpful for you if you are going to start an Art Journal or maybe some Art that needs this type of paints.

In the past I've used great and expensive Art products that are fantastic, so I know for a fact the difference between all this brands. Working back to my materials and slowly I figure trying on a budget lol, but they are worth it.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 - Faded Layers

This is challenge #4 that Studio L3 is hosting. This week is page 43 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2,  Tim Holtz's Faded Layers technique. I've got the Flourish mask form Tim's idea-ology collection for quite a while now and have never use it, OMG what I've been mixing LOL. To be honest with you I felt a little intimidate cause this mask is quite large, once I've put my hands on the job I definitely love it and I'm looking forward to have more of his masks in the future.

This technique is pretty amazing, I can't express how fabulous the results are I really like every aspect of the technique and what I have created is very cool. This time I've chosen my Art Journal to create this, so I went ahead and use the Floral Mask, Distress Ink Pads and different sets of Tim Holtz clear rubber stamps. I hope you like it and I absolutely recommend this type of masks, love it!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mixed Media Art Journal Update

This is just an update on my Art Journal, I've been inspired lately with many Mixed Media Artists and very glad to have the opportunity to show my work with you. The more I do, the better it gets learning new techniques and having so much fun. 

Usually I start my creations from my mind but sometimes when I see something I try to make similar things with my little touch and then is comes out really cool. I have now a new set of Gouache colors and I will start implementing this type of paint in my work, I haven't work with Gouache in a long time so  I'm very exited about it. I have experience working with this type of paint and the results are absolutely gorgeous I can't wait. Thanks for to all the Bloggers that visit my blog.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Art Journal Page - Be Happy

This is another Art Journal I was inspired to do today, was very fun I like working allot with water color pencils the colors are very vibrant and smooth. The doodling I love makes my Art Journal more fun, I've been so wanting to do allot of different ideas and I'm just applying my creativeness to the things I've been learning lately. I hope you like  :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Challenge - "Alter It" by Tando Creative

Well, I've been very busy doing Art as much as I can cause I love it. So here is my Alter It Challenge that Tando Creative has post it on their blog. I've done this before but I need it a new box for my foam thingies that I've used with my Distress Inks, yes I know I need the Tim Holtz tool but little by

So my project was based on a regular balsa box and I've altered it with dictionary paper, Distress Inks, Tim Holtz stickers, Stickles, Inkssential Accents, Acrylic Gold paint and other embellishments I came across with of course I need it to use my Mod Podge which as you know is my favorite. The results? Fun, cool and now I can keep all those foam thingies hidden and organize. I have a video that the Balsa Box I've Altered is very similar to what you see here so is basically a tutorial on how to do this, but I didn't use the final ingredient which was the Mod Podge, you will need  to add this product to make it look awesome.

Art Journal Page - Left Alone

This is just another Art Journal Page reflected on what I was thinking at the moment. I have used different techniques this time, with bubble wrap and a piece of carton. The materials I've used Water Color pencils, Acrylics, Gesso, Mod Podge my favorite, Plum Color Ink and Image from Freubels-Freebie.

I hope you like it :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Calendar Challenge

I have started in my Art Journal the Calendar Challenge by Kathryn Wheel. I love her work so much, I would say that she has allot of creativity and awesome taste when it comes to Mixed Media.

I've used Gesso, Acrylic colors, Watercolors, Grunge Board, Glitter Silver Mist and Rubber Stamps for this project.

So here is my calendar for may...hope you like it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Greeting Cards, Tag and Update on My Etsy Store

Well after doing some cards I decided to post a video about what I'm doing. So basically I'm just talking about my new note cards I've made, the Tag challenge and a Revamp on my Etsy Store.

Now the Etsy Store needs some changes and I got new products to sale, it's been a challenge cause I'm trying to figure out what is best for the store and my clients. I need a new name for the store though, if you have any ideas please comment maybe you can help me out picking a new name for the store.