Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Part 2 Backgrounds

Hello Faithful Followers!

I want to continue talking about backgrounds. I have been experimenting with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks. They are a lot of fun. They come out different on different types of paper. I have used cardstock, as well as watercolor paper and also Yupa paper. 

Here are some of the different looks, along with the different inks used:

Alcohol ink sprays & Mixatives, which give a metallic look
Distress Inks

 These tools are used by adding inks and spreading the color on paper.
Distress Oxide inks 

 Alcohol and water adds spots or removes color

 Distress Sprays were used on this paper
 I used a sponge applicator with the above picture with Alcohol ink

 Mixatives were used on the above pictures, adding a metallic affect.

Rubbing Alcohol was dripped onto this alcohol ink 

I think that it's fun to experiment with backgrounds and different inks. 

Have a great day!


Monday, March 19, 2018

Playing with backgrounds Day 1

Hello Faithful Followers!

This week I wanted to share some pictures of some different backgrounds. I have been playing around with some inks that I haven't used before! I have been having fun with the Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Inks, Distress inks and Mixatives. I have also been playing with the new Brusho Crystal Colour.

It's fun to come up with unique backgrounds every time. 

I always use my craft mat when using the alcohol inks and mixatives. When I am using any of the spray distress inks, I always use a box to spray in, to keep the spray from getting onto anything other than the cardstock I am using.

Let's start todaywith the Brusho. Brusho is a product that is activated by water. It comes in little containers that are filled with a fine watercolor powder. You don't open the container, you pierce the lid with a pin, so that you can sprinkle the color onto your project. The color is vibrant. It often has flecks of other complimentary color in it. The color is so powerful, that when you sprinkle it, you want to use a very small amount. You can either spray your paper prior to sprinkling your Brusho on, or you can spray it afterwards. I do this in a box.

 Here are some of the fun patterns that I got on my watercolor paper!
I think that this one almost looks like fireworks!

This one I put a stencil onto the watercolor paper first, then sprinkled the  Brusho on, then sprayed with some water.

This example, I decided to stamp an image on using Momento Black Tuxedo ink. Then, I sprinkled my Brusho, sprayed it with water, then let it dry. After it was dry, I colored the image. The hair was colored with a metallic pen.

Every single one is different!

3 colors were used here.

I used a smaller amount of Brusho on this one.

 Here is a card that I made using one of my backgrounds I made.

 I hope you enjoyed today's blog. Have a great day!


Sunday, March 18, 2018

New week New baby cards

Hello Faithful Followers!
It's Sunday, and since it's the beginning of a new week, I thought that it was a good time to share a few Baby cards!
This image is from Baby Bear by Stamping' Up! It's a layering stamp. I just love it and don't know why it took me so long to buy it! I did a heart background with one of the Stamps by Judith stubbies.

These cute cards were made using the Moon Baby set by Stamping' Up! They were colored with Copic Markers. I just love the baby images!
That's all for today. I hope that you are having a wonderful day!


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Let's get blogging again!

Hello Faithful Followers!

I am getting ready to start sharing with you again. It is long overdue and I hope to get back on track. Life throws you curveballs sometimes, which change the direction of your life! 

For today, I am going to share a few recent cards that I created. I hope that you will like them!

I am loving the new Gina K Designs Wreath Builder! It's so much fun to use and is SO easy too! I have had fun playing with it and think that they have come out cute. I plan to do more with a variety of different stamps.

I have to say that Gina K Designs is one of my absolutely favorites!
I hope you enjoy these designs. I will be back with more!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello world!

Hello Faithful Followers!

Today I am sharing a couple of new cards. Just a little bit of fun!

Have an awesome night! I hope to see you real soon!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My grandson Jax's 1st Birthday invitation

Good morning, Faithful Followers!

I am leaving in the morning for a fun-filled visit to celebrate my youngest grandson, Jackson's first birthday! I thought that my daughter-in-law was so creative in making his invitations to his birthday party. The theme is Dr. Suess. She decided to make 3 different invitations with 3 different characters. She wrote the poem herself. I thought that it was so creative. She did admit that my son helped with one line that she was stuck on! LOL! You will notice that on the poem part, I deleted the address, thus creating a rectangular hole! I tried to upload the poem close up, but the server is not letting me. I will try again later.

ADORABLE, right?! 

Thanks for visiting me today!

Monday, October 29, 2012

 Hello Faithful Followers!

I decided to first tell you about my new Scentsy business! I am SO excited about it. It's such a wonderful company, and I am enjoying being a part of it already. If you want to check out my website, you can go to https://DebAlderson.scentsy.us 

Orders can be placed from my website. You can also have a basket party, which is a book party. I can give you samples of the different scents, so that your friends and family can see what scents they like. You can then receive 1/2 off items and free items too! Let me know if you would like to host. You don't have to live near me or even know me personally to have a basket party! Don't miss out on all of the wonderful warmers and bars, as well as the other items that Scentsy has to offer!

Now, onto today's project. Today I am sharing a cross that I made for a gift. This is the second one that I have made. I plan to make another one for a gift. They are made from wood. The crosses were pre-cut by a gentleman on eBay. He sells them at a reasonable cost. If you are interested, contact me for more info. You also need card stock, paint and tin. You will also need an embossing folder to emboss the tin. This cross is approximately 15" tall. Each layer is done separately. The bottom layer was painted, then using a paper pattern, cardstock was cut to fit inside of the largest cross to highlight the base. The next layer is painted. The next layer is covered with tin that was embossed, then was sanded to highlight the embossing. The last piece was painted and I added a little bling to it. It was the finishing touch! I hope you like it!
Hugs to all! Have a great day!