Saturday, May 31, 2008

Black & White - tin roof

Accidents happen, they say. This time, I took a shot of my tin roof over my patio from directly under it. I was snapping another picture, turned the camera up and snapped a picture to double check that the flash was indeed off and didn't think any more of it until I moved the picture to my computer.

There are times when black and white are perfect and others where I want to see the colors. There are times when I can't make the choice between the two, when there are equally stunning results on the same subject, not that my shot is a masterpiece, but I like it. For me this one's a keeper.

Not one more tie...

I made this card for the Hero Arts Circle challenge last week of May, 2008. So many ideas and so little time.

Stickapotamus stickers

JoAnn Scrap Essential Primary Mini Brad

Clear HA stamp

Marvy Circle Punch - blue color punch

I took a piece of 8" X 11.5" scrap paper as a master template, I then cut out white CS, drew a design of a tie (doesn't have to be perfect) about 4" wide the the widest. I drew two lines where the tie would cross over when tied.

I punched out a circle. I drew around the cirle all over the white CS. I stamped the leaves and HA clear circle all over. I put the tie on olive green CS, cut about 1/2" away from the tie CS & drew olive green marker around circle CS on the olive green CS. I connected the ties with a red mini brad.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Today - sharing

The spinner card video is posted on the Hero Arts blog, today, May 29, 2008. Simple when you see it. This should be lots of fun to try. I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses the leftovers from around the pop dots.

Now I'd like to share my most recent post to the Hero Arts blog. I used a Youth Scrabble set of tiles, cut out the example scrabble board and popped a Hero Arts (HA) stamped chicken on it. A totally fun card for the Circle challenge this week. (I didn't realize the Youth Scrabble game had these large blue on yellow letters - bright is all I can say).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What I learned about Crayon Resist

I learned how to use Crayon Resist technique on the Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 video from Shari on the Hero Arts blog. I want to be able to do this, not just write about it, but for today, that's going to be all I'm doing.

Glossy paper by Ranger and white crayons (12 white crayons in a pack from Dick Blick)

Stamp your image with Memories black ink (more than likely, any black dye ink). use white crayon in areas to add white highlights.

With Distress Inks, use Alcohol Inks applicator to apply in a swirl pattern on card.

Buff out with a paper towel.

I would suggest going to the video as Shari did a terrific job.

Monday, May 26, 2008

First attempt

I have been enjoying the Hero Arts challenges for the past couple months. Lots of talent world-wide have been presenting their art in card, scrapping, paper crafting and whatever else might eventually make its way into the weekly contests.

I am especially enjoying the "circle" challenge this month as well as my Prismacolor color pencils and "Gamsol", as well as Adirondack's Alcohol Inks (CD painted with alcohol inks). I am very pleased with the results - I dropped two colors directly onto the CD and watched the patterns take shape, almost on their own.