Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Butterflies Prima Doll Journal Page

I'm continuing on my Prima Doll/Gelli Pringing Journal journey with this page about butterflies.  The stamp says "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly."  Sometimes we think the same way, all gloom and doom, only to find that God had another plan that was better than we could have ever hoped.

I used the Stampin' Up thinlets dies to cut the butterflies from gelli prints, then added  clear glitter.  For the background,  I used a heart stamp to remove blue sky paint from the Gelli plate before printing, and a Catalyst tool to create the green "grass"

Monday, May 4, 2015

Connection Group Craft Night

Beginning next Monday, some of the ladies from my Connection Group (Sunday School class) will meet once a month to make a couple of cards.  This is something I've been planning to do for quite awhile, and since things are slowing down at Paper Arts (as far as the number of classes I'm teaching) I thought it would be a good time to start this.  Here's the first two cards:
I used "Sassy Salutations" stamp set from Stampin' Up and  patterned paper from my stash for this card.  Some people may make a purple version since I don't have enough of the flowered paper.  The final version of this card has a red bow at the top.

This card also comes in a pink version - I don't have enough yellow flowers for everyone.  The yellow background is dry embossed.  I don't know where I got the "hello" stamp.

The sentiments are embossed on both cards using a technique that was new to me - apply Versamark to the stamp first, then apply Distress Ink on top of the Versamark to get the right colors, stamp on paper, sprinkle on clear embossing powder then heat.  I'm really pleased with the results.  The hard part will be remembering to clean the stamp before making the next impression - you don't want to contaminate the Versamark.

School Art Journal Page

Since school's almost out for the year, I'd better post this Prima Doll School Art Journal Page before it's summer.

The background is printed from a Gelli Plate - the green reminds me of the wall color that we had in junior high years ago.  The arrows represent the decisions we all had to make in school.  The hardest part of this page was the lockers - done with lots of measuring, marking with a black Pitt pen, highlighting the vents with a white paint pen and coloring the number plates and handles with a silver Sharpie.  I used a Montana acrylic paint marker for the floor and numbered Washi tape across the very bottom.  The stamp is from Hobby Lobby - I liked the sentiment and thought it was good advice for everyone.  The Prima dolls are stamped and embossed on cream paper.  The clothes are stamped on different color/patterns of paper and embossed.  The shoes and hair are colored in with Pitt pens.  I really like Pitt Big Brush pens because they are permanent when dry, but stay wet just long enough to blend a little, if you want.