Saturday, August 23, 2014

Card Blitz!

I have had a great crafty week! The temperature is cooler, the kids are mellow, and I was able to sit down & make all sorts of fun stuff. We are off on an overnight trip & of course last-minute-Lucy that I am challenges are ending before we get back, so here come a bunch of posts. Oh! And before I forget, some photos of the latest update to my tattoo - not the best quality, being car selfies of the back of my own arm, but you can get the idea at least :)
The newest part is the colour for the large lily & rose. The lyric around the rose reads "With every mistake...we must surely be learning," which is from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

So let's see...first up I'll share a journal that I made with the Naughty or Nice challenge & The Stamping Chef challenge in mind: 

Supplies: So. Many. Demented Beauty digi stamp from The Stamping Chef; Dylusions sentiment; Tim Holtz stencil; Dreamweaver embossing paste; Peacock Feathers distress ink; Spectrum Noir markers; Spellbinders butterfly die
If there's something I didn't list that you're curious about, just shoot me a comment :)

This sentiment is pretty perfect for most of the Stamping Chef images ;) To tint the embossing paste, something I am forever mucking up, I scooped a small amount of the paste into a piece of plastic packaging (free mixing dishes! Save those little things!) and added 2 drops of "hot pink" Ranger ink. You can see that it thinned the paste enough to allow some bleeding through the stencil - but I like the overall effect. Next time I try one drop. 

After colouring this pretty girl, I gave her some sparkly strands of hair & of course, sparkly eyeshadow. The piece of tulle was folded into a triangle (and then folded again) and tucked in behind the doily.

To attach the beads to the binding, I use jewelry wire, wrapping it around the coils as I go. Since I've done it a number of times I have a feel for how much the binding can support without making the book impossible to open. Last touch was tying a ribbon at the top coil to use as a bookmark.

Naughty or Nice Challenge - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef Challenge - Anything Goes

Be right back!


Chris Dring said...

I just love this! What an awesome altered journal! Love all the beads, that image and sentiment, and your coloring is fabulous!

jimlynn said...

Great journal and love that sentiment on it! Precious.
Your tat looks great too!

Cibele Glazer said...

I saw this on FB and I'm so glad you thought to enter it into the challenge. It's stunning and very creative. I love your background! Thanks for joining us this week at The Stamping Chef!

Andrea W said...

So many pretty details! I love how you added the tulle and the colors are terrific.

Amelia Lamb said...

Saw this on Facebook and I loved it! so different. That sentiment is absolutely fabulous I love it!!
Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week xx

Melissa Craig said...

Great journal! Fabulous tattoo!

Peanut said...

Can't take my eyes off your tattoo! WOW WOW Ooow! I hope it didn't hurt much. From the corner of my eye I spy a lovely journal.... still gawking at the tat! AWESOME!
hugs, Asha

Lindsey said...

I do love these journals you make, Jessi! Total wow. Love the new and improved tattoo as well!

Dana said...

Wow the tattoo is looking good!! And the journal is fabulous !!!