Fill Your Heart With What’s Important – Mixed Media Tags

Today I have a pair of tags to share. Jenn Shurkus is celebrating her 10th blogiversary and has invited us to copy the inspiration from one of her projects. I chose one of her beautiful tags from March (you can see it by clicking HERE).

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge this week is Sparkle and Shine, and their Monday Challenge is: i scream for… using the letter i.

So, I put the ideas together and came up with these lovely, sparkly and shiny mixed media tags using some Imagine crafts products, ink and a what’s Important stamp (i words)…

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Thanks so much, Jenn, for the fab idea!

Materials used:

  • Unity Stamp Co.:  January 2015 KOTM: Magic of Beginnings + Take Care of You + Tag – free gift with purchase : )
  • Dreamweaver Large Lace Border Stencil
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Butterflies Tissue Tape
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry
  • Ranger Stickles: Fruit Punch, Aqua, Distress Stickles – Dusty Concord, and Ice Stickles – Crystal Ice
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls: Dark Chocolate
  • Imagine Crafts Creative Medium: Metallic Gold
  • Imagine Crafts Goosebumps texture spray
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Detail embossing powders: Ebony & Gold
  • Recollections Encrusted Jewel kits: Mica & Teal
  • Memento London Fog dye ink
  • Misc glue, ribbon, feathers

Here are the challenges I’m entering this project in, in case you want to join the fun:

I’m glad you stopped by today!

-D.Ann

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Shining Friends Card

It’s taken a few days to finish, but I’m finally back with another of those amazing starry universe backgrounds I made. This time with some Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps…

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To recap how the starry universe background was made…

I referred to this video’s galaxy background technique and used the following Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints on black cardstock:

Antique Linen
Chipped Sapphire
Peacock Feathers
Picked Raspberry
Spun Sugar
Weathered Wood

Dylusions ink spray white linen

After I had it done to my liking, I saw this blog post and thought it looked SO much better with the gold, which gave more of a nebula look. So I added some Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Yellow Gold & Titanium.
Next I stamped Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Gaia in Versamark ink on white tissue paper, covered with Recollections Ebony Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then colored just Gaia, using the following Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 673 Orchid, 676 Royal Purple, 685 Deep Magenta, 850 Flesh, 942 Tan, N65 Cool Gray 5, N89 Warm Gray 1
Since I didn’t get the expected result of the tissue paper blending into the background last time, I fussy cut around her right at the edge of the embossing. This time, however, I used Royal Coat Clear Decoupage Finish to attach her, and I learned something…. I should have used this last week! This time the tissue paper DID disappear into the background. So much so, that her eyes and face looked rather weird with the stars shining through them! Argh! Murphy’s Law!! (Now, if I’d’ve made her blonde… they always say we blondes are spacy! lol!) To try to salvage her, I tried coloring over her with Prisamcolor colored pencils as best I could. She’s still a little blotchy, but passable, I think.
The sentiment, from Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Hello, Friend! set, was stamped with Versamark Ink, covered with Recollections Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. The Gold showed up MUCH better than the silver I used last time. I recently snagged some Recollections Signature Mica and Ice Flakes on clearance at Michael’s, so I decided she needed to be catching a special star and used glossy accents to attach a couple of flakes just above her hands. I love how it shines extra bright! (If you enlarge the photo, you can see it.)
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The panel was attached to a deep magenta card using Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.
This week’s Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge #274 is: Decorate the Inside, so I opened the card up and added the full Gaia stamp and a sentiment from Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Rain or Shine! set. I decided to leave Gaia uncolored and just color the sentiment with Pebbles Inc. Chalks, Basic Brights…
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I always like cards that are decorated inside, but rarely think to do it.
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I’m glad you stopped by today… My world IS brighter because of you! : )
-D.Ann
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Again, If you want to join the fun, Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Challenge # 274 is here: http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/2015/04/challenge-274-decorate-inside.html
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And, because of the Amazing starry universe, I’m entering this in Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: A is for… which you can enter here: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=2577
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The Cat’s Pajamas Spring Blog Hop

Good friends are like stars… You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there!

 

This fab sentiment from The Cat’s Pajamas Space Cadet stamp set just needed a starry universe as a background for it and ‘the cat from outer space’:

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How was it done? I referred to this video’s galaxy background technique and used the following Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints on black cardstock:

Antique Linen
Chipped Sapphire
Peacock Feathers
Picked Raspberry
Spun Sugar
Weathered Wood

Dylusions ink spray white linen

After I had it done to my liking, I saw this blog post and thought it looked SO much better with the gold which gave more of a nebula look, so I added some Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Yellow Gold & Titanium. I made 4 of these backgrounds in total, so we’ll see how the others turn out in future posts.
I tried embossing the sentiment in gold, silver, and a shiny purple on black cardstock and thought the silver would show up the best. It fades into the background more than I’d like, but if you look at it at the right angle, you can read what it says. I just didn’t want to cover the pretty universe with a solid label for the sentiment. I re-stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card with black ink where it stands out just fine. (I guess good sentiments are also like stars… you may not always see them, but you know they’re there somewhere! lol!)
I stamped Sprinkle, the cat, in his space ship onto tissue paper with Versamark ink and used Recollections Ebony Detail Embossing Powder and heat set it. The spaceship was colored with Dri-Mark Metallic pens in Gold and Silver and the cat’s eyes were colored with Zebra Zazzle fluorescent highlighters (liquid pigment ink) in green and pink for his nose. I then used Liquitex clear Gloss Gel Medium to adhere the tissue paper to the universe background. I expected the tissue paper to blend more with the background than it did, but I think it still looks nifty. It was a learning experience! The finished piece was then mounted on a teal card.
Of course, if anyone wants to question how a cat’s going to survive in outer space with his spaceship open, I would have to ask why they didn’t question the cat being alone in a spaceship in the first place!! : )
I’m glad you could stop by today!
-D.Ann

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This post is going into The Cat’s Pajamas Spring Blog Hop
You can join by using the link on the right side of the home page.

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I’m also entering this into SSS’s Wednesday Challenge