Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap April Blog Hop featuring the Cherry Blossoms kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

During a recent mixed media workshop I attended, we were given a Idea-ology Framed Panel to work with in our project. We only utilized the frame and the back, made of wood, was too nice to throw away. I decided to create this mixed media project with the sturdy board as the foundation.

For detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Your next stop on the hop is Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog.


Mixed Media Art Instructions:

Cover the wood with white Gesso. Add layers of homemade texture paste to create depth and dimension with a palette knife. Find the recipe for the paste HERE.

Stencil Club Scrap May 2010 Blossom flowers onto two opposite corners of the board with Distress Worn Lipstick Crackle paint.

Once the crackle paint is dry, create a wash combining Ken Oliver's Color Burst Liquid Metals in Amethyst and Rose, water and Gesso.

Spread liberally over the entire board.

Tone down the purple color with a Gesso wash.

Dry with a heat tool. Focus heat tool on certain areas of the piece to create a blistered texture.

Apply homemade texture paste with a palette knife in random areas.

Allow to dry and apply Club Scrap Ash Hybrid ink to the edges of board with an Ink Applicator.

Attach 4x6"photo onto 4.5x6.5 Gray and 4.25x6.25 Cherry layered mats. Adhere punched Silver paper borders to the back of the matted photo and attach to the board with Bookbinding Glue.

Distress the edges of a Cherry Blossoms digital hybrid art panel and color edges with Ash ink. Adhere onto the board with Foam Adhesive Circles.

Stamp the Jumbo UM sentiment in Versamark embossing ink onto a Purple panel. Sprinkle with Clear embossing powder and heat set to melt. Distress the edges in the same manner as the hybrid panel.

Add paper flowers, Cherry Blossoms fiber and Bronze Coin embellishments to complete the piece.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

Friday, April 21, 2017

April NBUS Challenge and Water Mark Frame Technique -- Club Scrap

I created a second card featuring Gina K's Smackin' Acetate technique, and thanks to a happy accident, I also came up with another fun technique I like to call the Water Mark Frame. Visit my blog post HERE to see my first card using her technique.

Today's card features Club Scrap's 2014 Dungarees collection including a sentiment and image from the Greetings UM stamp set.

I created several panels using Gina's technique, and when I went to use the panels this morning, I noticed a large water mark in the upper right hand corner. Well, this wasn't going to look very good, so I decided to add more water marks around the focal image, and the Water mark Frame technique was born!

To create this panel, scribble several colors (Lt. Blue, Navy, and Brown) of Aquarelle Brush Markers onto acetate. Mist heavily with water and press white paper onto the colors. Allow to dry completely.

Stamp the image and sentiment over the panel and embellish with red Aquarelle marker and 2 tiny red brads.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 2017 NBUS Challenge -- Club Scrap

An article of clothing is the theme of the April NBUS (never before used stamp/stencil) challenge hosted by Pam Butler at the Club Scrap Forum.

I chose to feature the bowler hat, collage, and sentiment images from the London Calling Jumbo UM stamp set.

The background was created using Gina K's Smackin' Acetate technique.

For my background, I chose three colors of Distress Oxides, applied the Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Cracked Pistachio directly to the acetate, spritzed with water and lay my white paper face down in the colors. I dried the paper with a craft iron on cotton/linen setting.

For the bowler hat, I chose to color it with watercolor pencils. I was able to get some nice shading with the browns and fuschia pencils.

The card base is 5.5x8.5 Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Pink paper scored horizontally at 4.25".

The embellishments were from various Club Scrap collections.

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Layout Card Cherry Blossoms -- Club Scrap

For each monthly kit, Club Scrap's Tricia Morris, designs detailed cutting instructions to create a two page scrapbooking layout. This is one of the perks that come with a Club Scrap membership. Not a member? Join HERE!

Here is a layout created with the April Cherry Blossoms Deluxe Kit and the layout card instructions.
I also added a small cutapart from the Digital kit and a title created with Sotheby's Charcoal Thickers from the Cape Cod kit.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Idea Deck Challenge -- Club Scrap

The Club Scrap forum has a wonderful array of challenges posted at the beginning of each month.

Recently added Past and Present Challenge 4/7/17

The Idea Deck challenge features a different card from the deck, chosen at random by hostess Pam Butler, and this month was the Seven of Hearts. We can use any of the five decks published by Club Scrap. Be sure to click the link for all the rules and details of this challenge.

I chose to create a layout with Assembly Line Scrapbooking Idea Deck Vol. 1. I picked papers and embellishments from the Boardwalk Deluxe kit and printed some items from the Digital Kit as well.

Small Daisy Flower Punch - Recollections

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

Each month Loree Karan challenges us to use several pieces of criteria when creating layouts for this challenge. Visit the Club Scrap Forum for details!

I chose to create layouts with the April 2017 Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms digital collection.

Shannon and I took a walk in Sandwich a few weekends ago and the swans on Shawme Pond were lovely.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Card Sketch Challenge -- Club Scrap

Happy April!

Over on the Club Scrap forum, this is my favorite day of the month, the first! Why you ask, because this is the day all of the monthly challenges are announced!

The card sketch is always one of my favorites, and here is this month's sketch created by Roni Johnson.

I was lucky enough to get a look at the sketch early, so I sat right down and created this card with Club Scrap's Delft collection. I also used a sentiment stamp from Club Scrap's Retreat 2016 Stamped Bouquet UM set. The Recollections Daisy small and medium punched flowers work nicely with this collection. I dry embossed the Dk. Blue paper using a Darice Damask folder from the Club Scrap Tin Tiles special edition collection.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the challenge forum at Club Scrap for lots of monthly challenge offerings.