Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Key To My Heart Canvas

Here's my entry to the MS Winter Challenge, using the bare tree as required.
It's a Mixed Media canvas.
I thought of the tree as a Keys tree, where one of the keys may be the key to my heart...





















Materials used:
20 x20 cms (8 x8 inches) canvas
DecoArt acrylic colors
Basic Grey patterned paper
Ancient Keys die cut by All Occasion Dies
Silver CS for the keys, which was the cover of a disposable baking tray
Red CS, for stamping the heart
Transparency sheet, for stamping the heart – 2nd layer
Andy Skinner's HAVE YOUR SAY stencil
Modeling paste
Red ProMarker
Ranger's Numbers Game stamp
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Ranger's Fired Brick distress ink
Washi Tape
White Gel pen


Challenges

MS 2015/16 Winter Challenge

Designs By Ryn - March Customer Creation Challenge
















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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Point of View - Bold and Bright Mixed Media Painting on Canvas

I've created this painting for a specific occasion, and as it sometimes happens - it turned out different than I expected, due to many changes during the process of working on it.

I've used so many stencils, stamps, and the DecoArt Media line products - so many layers of different colors, I can't start listing them but I hope you can see under the surface that each part was colored quite a few times...
I also used various inks and a white gel pen.

First, I colored all of the 24x24 inches (60x60 cms) canvas in black, and then I started layering it with various acrylic paints until I was satisfied with the background of each section.
All the outlines and contours were freehand drawn using a white gel pen.
You can easily notice each stencil and stamp I used, but I'll give you a list if you insist…
















As many people have different interpretations to what I've painted, and that also changed during the process, I'll leave it to you to tell me what you see in there.

There are so many details, large and small figures, various themes which all connect to a main one. Yet, apparently, each viewer sees it differently, and has another point of view than mine (which is fine by me).












I'll show you several detailed photos.

So go figure it out, and let me know what you think.











Andy Skinner's stencils used:
Code Breaker
Tornado
Sequin Waste (Tando Creative)

Challenges:

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Vintage Elephant Noel Card

I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps. I hope you'll find them inspiring.

My 3rd card for this week is a Vintage Elephant Noel Card.

It's a Vintage style Noel (Christmas) card in non-traditional colors, and I assume that the Elephant carrying the holiday's gifts isn't the traditional Santa's sleigh either (lol).












I used a Kraft card basis, and contrasting shades of brown with strong turquoise for a non-traditional, and therefore more special color combo.
The Noel sentiment was made of wood and colored on mat gold, enhanced by a dark brown framing paper and a turquoise bling.

The patterned background paper is in shabby chic style, complementing the other elements.
It was inked all around, to give it a distinct, eye-catching frame.











I stamped it on a contrasting turquoise CS using VersaFine Ink - Black Onyx, and cut it with scissors, then added a tiny bling to enhance the eye.
The Noel sentiment, as well as the Elephant, were glued 3D for extra dimension – you can see how it actually adds volume to the card.
Several blings were added for extra glam.













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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Vintage Letter Thank You Card

I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps. I hope you'll find them inspiring.

My 2nd card for this week is a Thank You card in Vintage colors, using a Kraft card basis and Kraft CS for the stamped sentiment, which is the dictionary definition of the word Todah (i.e. thank you, in Hebrew).

The patterned paper background paper is in shabby chic style, and the patterned paper used for the Rosette was designed with old letters and post cards.











I stamped it on a contrasting light blue paper using VersaFine Ink - Black Onyx, and cut it using Michael Strong's Mini Wings Metal Die Cutter Set -  they are so easy and fun to use!










I also used Tim Holtz Rosette (large) with a snowflake on top of it, which was cut out of a Vintage patterned paper, as a tribute for Christmas and for a dramatic 3D look.
Both the Rosette and the stamped tag with the sentiment were inked all around, to give them a distinct, eye-catching frame.

I glues the Rosette, The sentiment and the Hummingbird 3D, and added several colorful blings.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Japanese Fan and Flowers Card

I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps. I hope you'll find them inspiring.

My 1st card for this week is a Christmas card in non-traditional colors, using Japanese themed elements.

















I used Michael Strong's Cloisonné Silhouette Fan stamp (medium) from the Cloisonné Silhouette Fan set.
I heat embossed it in white, and accented it with colorful blings.


















I also used Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette for a dramatic 3D look.
I think it actually makes everything pop out!

















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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bird and Flower Inspiration Card

I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps. I hope you'll find them inspiring.
My 5th card for this week is a clean and simple Bird and Flower Inspire Card.

















I used Michael Strong's Cloisonné Flower stamp (small) from the MiniShapes set, which I heat embossed and cut, then adhered it 3D.
I used a patterned paper for the background (for a change… lol) along with a swirly Bird die cut, an Inspire stamp and several blings.





















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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Merry Christmas Card with Washi Tape and Christmas Tree with Tutorial

I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps. I hope you'll find them inspiring.

My 4th card for this week is a Merry Christmas Card with Washi Tape and 
Christmas Tree.

It is followed by a step-by-step tutorial, with photos.

I hope you'll try it and enjoy it… It takes less time to make the card than to post 
about it (lol)


Today's card is all about making the background papers yourself.
This technique is fun and easy, and it enables you to create various backgrounds, to make different cards.

I made the main background by stamping Snowflakesfrom Designs by Ryn on a leather textured red CS.



















I also stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" on a scrap of the same red leather textured CS, and inked its edges using Platinum ink, the same ink I used to stamp the Snowflakes, to enhance it.
I also added 2 brads, all shiny and bright.
Then I used a piece of plain white CS, which I wrapped with several stripes of Washi Tape in Christmas related colors and themes.
You can use any combination of Washi Tape, I simply picked those which will pop out and will be contrasted to the red background. Once you're satisfied with the size of the wrapped CS, you can trim its edge off.

Here's the CS wrapped with Washi Tape:



















And as Washi Tape sometimes has a tendency to become loose (it doesn't always stick to its place), I wrapped it behind both sides of the CS, and I adhered the 3D double sided foam tape on the back side of the CS exactly ON the Washi Tape's ends, so the foam tape secures them:
















I stamped and heat embossed it on a scrap of the same red leather textured CS, then I cut it and added a few pearls for some more glam.
I adhered the Snowflakes background paper to the card basis, then the Washi Tape background paper and the decorated piece with the sentiment, using a double sided foam tape for a 3D effect.
I added the Christmas Tree on top of the Washi Tape background paper, also 3D. You can see it in 2 different color combos.

You can see the 3D effect here:



















It sure feels like the right time to create Christmas Card.

We don't celebrate Christmas in Israel, but I'd like to send Christmas cards to my friends worldwide who celebrate Christmas.





















Please let me know if you liked my tutorial, if it was clear (I'm always happy to answer questions), and if it made you want to create something similar.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly