Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday share:  Its been awhile my friends.... between family with the flu, doggie getting spayed, losing a close childhood friend, training a new Pass worker for Ryan and Girl Scout cookie time, crafting for CHA  and school were top priorities. Fun crafting was happening in and around all of this just to keep me sane. I have some projects here to share..
Chimps is a layout I did using up some old Crate paper product and mixing some new handmade embellishments into it all. Picture is kids standing in front of the chimpanzee skeletons  in the Museum of Natural History museum in DC. Its Jon's and mine inside joke to our kids ... lol

Next is a cute card using scraps from the above layout. Wanted to do a pretty but generic stating card using this great quote sticker. The flower die cuts and butterfly are from K and Co

Lastly, this super simple card using some die cut embellishments and a strip of burlap along the back for interesting texture. I love burlap!

 Be back soon with some new projects I created using new stuff being released this week at Craft and Hobby show in California... I know you will all love to see those!!!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Tie Dye canvas accents

Hello, Its Kim and I have a really fun technique today. When I saw these brand new canvas butterflies from Want 2 Scrap, I knew what I wanted to do... Tie Dye! These butterflies will be released at CHA this winter, Jan 29-Feb 1.  Donna's Mix'd Media Inx are perfect for this project because  the pigment is  juicy, the pads are soft. This works great for paper or heavier items such as chipboard or fabric.
I started off with some different canvas butterflies   They come already inked around the edges for the total distressed look.
I added the inx pad directly onto the canvas. Because canvas is such a heavy fabric, the pigment absorbs quickly into the grooves . This allows you to add many other colors until you achieve the look you want without spreading the color or giving it a muddy look.
For this first one, I saturated it in Denim...  then added spots of Truffle in varied spaces.
Here are a few other examples I tie dyed using Jasmine, Chiffon and Peridot.The color possibilities and level of saturation can be adjusted to your application, so just like tie dye.. you have a unique look each time!
I stamped this image from Donna's new stamps onto cardstock using the Mix'd Media Inx in Denim as well. Notice how rich and even the impression is. These stamp pads are a must have.!
I layered the canvas butterflies and added some gems and a stick pin to create a one of a kind accent.

Here is a card I created using my tie-dyed butterfly!

Cardstock, The Paper Co
Pattern paper, Donna Salazar Designs
Stamp,  Donna Salazar Designs, Art Gone Wild
Die Cut machine, Sizzix
Embossing folder, Cuttlebug
Embossing die, PaperTrey Ink
Canvas butterflies, Stick pen and Gems, Want2Scrap
Ink, Mix'd Media Inx Donna Salazar Designs, Clearsnap
Quote, from Crafty Chronicle, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD

                                                                   Inside My Head