The first photo is a bit blurry, sorry. The piece is 5 1/2" tall X 7 1/2" wide. The background was stamped with pine trees from StampinUp and colored with chalks. The dryads or tree people, maple tree, woodland elf and fairy are from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps. I added wings (acetate and glitter) to the woodland elf to make her a fairy also.
I attemped a bow yet again and was somewhat more successful this time, lol.
Mosaic Frog image from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps was stamped on acetate and glittered on the back side. I'm sorry the glitter does not show up well on the scan. It is shades of green, blue and gold. Then it was mounted on a piece of shelf liner that was colored blue with my ink pad. White card stock was sponged with the same ink and sprayed with gold webbing spray.
I used the digital image provided by FireCracker Designs for this challenge and chose the conflict between hot and cold. The image was colored with watercolor pencils and blended with a dove blender (cold), then covered with embossing fluid, clear detail powder and heat embossed 4 times for a think glasslike glossy finish.
I hade several questions on the assemblege in the post below, so thought I should put a few notes here. Sorry I didn't do this earlier, but making the entire piece in just a couple days (work days during the week at that) overwhelmed me to the point that when I posted the project way past my usual bedtime that night I forgot to add any actual info.
The base is actually a CD case, primered with plastic primer, painted gold, cov ered with itty bitty gold beads on the top, 4 gold balls as the pedestal feet, gold ribbon around edges and decorated with crystal balls on each corner made from wooden and glass beads. The shell pieces were just scattered randomly for the photo, they are not meant to be attached to the piece.
The bottle is a tiny vintage glass bottle with a vial type glass dropper. Don't know the original use. It is filled with clear hair gel that is tinted with a drop of blue paint and a drop of glitter. A pinky ring with a heart on it was used as the decoration on the bottle.
The box itself was painted with gold acrylic and rubbed with blue, copper and red metallic rub on's before it was sealed.
These two cards were made specifically for a challenge using the torn paper technique, but we were given permission to "tweak" it to fit our needs. Therefore, I made my backgrounds of torn magazine pages glued to cardstock. I've done a lot of this in the past with great results and I think it's a lot of fun.
First card: Invisable Cows. Cow Cartoon stamp is from Embossing Arts Co.
Here is the front:
I know you've all seen this image before, but it's one I love. Bird Woman and Quote are both rubber stamps from Wild Frog Creations. The background is simply torn black and white paper! I entered this card in a torn paper challenge also.
This card is 4 3/4" X 6 3/4". Scanner did not quite pick up the correct colors. Background is olive green, frame around the morphing frog woman is a green-yellow, frog woman is a lime green.
Ribbon bow was handmade and held together with a paper fastener that was tinted green with green pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. I am NOT good at bows of any kind and I have one on the next card I'm in the middle of now, lol.
I actually made this tiled collage piece about 6 weeks ago and wasn't quite happy with it. It just seemed to need something more . . .
Here's a pic of the original finished piece that *needed something*
The stamped images are from a variety of different companys. I do remember that the ship is from Just For Fun rubber stamps and the diver is from Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers. I THINK the flamingo is from Uptown. Even tho' the flamingo had glitter accents on it's feathers, the nude's orb had crystal laquer applied, and there is a seashell and fish charms from an old braclet and trim; it just seemd to need something else to be complete.
I put the piece in a frame I had painted and crackled and set it aside with all my other half finished pieces, lol. I finally picked it up again yesterday and started adding to it. I think I went a bit overboard. Before it just needed a little something, now it's got a bit too much.
Here are 2 photos of the after:
I added real sea shells and a piece of a sea sponge that were collected on some of our beach vacations along with some artificial grasses and feathers. What do you think?
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