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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Altered Gwen - Little Darlings Rubber Stamps




Hello, today I am bringing another mixed media piece using Gwen.  The Dollhouse Collection from LDRS.  Gwen was part of the newest release and is just to sweet for words.  I love the faces on each of these characters.  But never fear there are several Dollhouse Stamps available.


I decided to alter a clock from the Tim Holtz Collection.  This was actually not as difficult as you might think.  Once I chose the color palette I wanted to use.  I was all set to go.


First, I removed the glass cover from the clock.  I painted the clock in gesso and white it was still wet, added cheese cloth for texture.  Let dry, then added another coat of gesso mixed with a little water to thin it down.  I speeded up the drying time with a heat tool.  I added the color with Copic Markers and my compressor by air brushing.  I used very dark shades RV99, BV29, BG78, E39 and E37.  The E37 added a touch of bronze look.  Loved it.  The Cheese cloth really helped the piece accept the markers for this next step.  Using 70% alcohol I started really spraying the piece getting the colors to run, at the same time using the air gun to move the color around.  I did this until I was happy with the result.


Now for the inside....Super easy!  Gesso, brick wall stencil and Faber Castell whipped spackle (my fav)  It drys really fast!  I did use prima sprays in dark brown and tea stain then flash dried with heat tool.  Ok now came the air brushing with E79 and E37, just here and there.  Yup, then the alcohol and the air gun.  Perfect rustic wall effect.  The alcohol even effected the gold shimmer in the spray moving it to the cracks.  Totally cool!

So if you have a Tim Holtz clock, give this a try!  It was a lot of fun experimenting and making a huge mess!  The end result....lovely!






Monday, July 27, 2015

Teen Fairy Mia - Mo Manning


Hello Mo Fans!   Today's inspiration is Teen Fairy Mia.  
Mia is so sweet and innocent and a little shy I would say.  So, in coloring her I wanted to give her a bolder dress to make her stand out in a crowd of other fairies.
Speaking of other fairies, Mo has a whole collection of fairies for you to choose from!
Just click here to find them all!

To color Mia I simply used one set of colors and flicked one direction.  So the BG's I flicked from the bottom up.  Then the R80's I flicked from the waste down.  Until they blended.  I did use a little BG 93 in between the colors and the white areas to tie the dress to the frills and bow together.
The wings were done the same.  To me fairy wings come from their back so it make sense to use a skin tone then the lightest of another color used else where.






Saturday, July 25, 2015

DoveArt Studio - Fall Release Apples or are they peaches?





Welcome to the DoveArt
Studios Fall release.


hosting a fun weekend and CCDesignsRubber Stamps is giving away some great prizes!  If you haven’t joined PPC&F FB
page you will want to do it now so you can see all the fun going on today.  As a matter a fact its always a party on this group and you don't want to miss out!  The whole DoveArt-istic DT has
some amazing things to share with you and we are all excited with the NEW

The DT will be sharing their creations all day in the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook group and you get to hop around and answer fun questions
for 9 chances to win some of the new release,  a die and stencil donated by CCDesigns.   So head over and join the Passionate paper Creations and Friends and join in on the fun and inspiration.  Winners will be announced on Sunday July 26th on the Passionate Paper Creations and
Friends FB page.


Using a DoveArt Studios rubber stamp I have created the card.  The stamps I chose is called Apple Branch.  But.....I did something a little different.  I colored mine more like peaches to show you can be creative with any stamp.

You can find where to purchase these stamps HERE

I created a pop up card using the By DIEzyne side Step Card and turning inside out placing it on the inside fold of a card base.  



My fun question to you, for your chance to win one of the wonderful prizes of a NEW release stamp, a random stencil and die is:  Do you prefer to eat fresh apples or fresh peaches?

Just leave your answer in the comments below and head back to PPC&F for more fun through out the day.  You will want to check back to Passionate Paper Creations and Friends tomorrow to see if you are a winner.  

Here are quick links:

Places to Purchase DoveArt Studios stamps








































Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dove Art Studios - New Release Ornaments


Hello!  We are half way through the year which means....Yes, we have to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday Season.  When I think about Jennifer Dove I think of these colors!  You see her Christmas tree was anything but traditional last year!  It was the brightest and happiest tree I've seen and full of magenta's and teals.  If I recall this year it will be filled with golds and chocolates which fits her wonderful sepia colorings to perfection!

This is the Newly Released Ornament Background.
You can visit the DoveArt Studios Blog by Clicking Here for more inspiration


I did not make it into a card I just needed to color it!  I think for the holidays it will become a frames or mixed media piece which I will cherish because it will always remind me of Jenn's tree!  Maybe I will color another version matching the Jennifer Dove Family tree for 2016!  

Here is the Color Palette I used....



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ranunculus - New by Power Poppy




Welcome to the newest release from Power Poppy and it is digital!  Ok, so the name of this flower is a mouth full and it has so many bad puns...LOL  But the flowers are beautiful!
We are happy to share with you...





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