Friday, November 18, 2011

Trying to finish a few Christmas Present projects

Hi Everyone!

I am in a mad dash trying to finish all the half started projects I have laying around that I thought would make good presents and now the time crunch has officially begun!!! I have been working on this Birthday Calendar for a year - just here and there as inspiration hits, but now I have 4 more months to create before I am finished! So, today I got busy and the best part is I got to pull out some old and new favorites as I worked on it. 

I love how it turned out! I used some of the new Samantha Walker Orchard Harvest papers and colored this adorable Navajo Anya (retired) **but I just saw that she is now in digi form at The Greeting Farm HERE** that I've had FOREVER and just now stamped for the first time. Gah, you don't want to know how many of my TGFs have not seen ink! ;) Then I also used some Unity and Ippity stamps for the sentiments and played with some Faber Castel paints as well as some FabScraps metal embellishments. Everything was put together with my favorite adhesive, Helmar, of course and to show you how it all came together, I took a few pictures!

Using the Faber-Castell Brush marker, I was able to place color only on the places of the stamp that I wanted to use for this project, namely the sentiment since the roses didn't really match the other flowers on my paper. 

I love my Helmar Tape Runner for adhering paper to paper. 

This was my first time playing with the Faber-Castell Color Gelatos and on this I found applying it directly from the container gave me the best results. I am looking forward to trying different techniques with this product.

After spreading it directly from the container, I rubbed it in and mixed the colors together using the paintbrush provided.

Removing the mask shows the added texture we achieved using the Faber Castell Paints.

Here you can see the little dollop of glue on the back of the flower before I place it on the page.

Helmar 450 Quick Dry is definitely my "go to" adhesive - I love using it for attaching flowers. 

I used the small square Helmar Zap Dots to give dimension to my image. 

And here are all the products used in my project today. For a tiny page, I sure was able to use quite a bit of different mediums which was really fun to do! I can't wait to finish up these projects over the next week or so (I HOPE!!!)

Thanks for stopping by!

  • The Greeting Farm: Navajo Anya (retired)
  • Unity Stamp Co
  • Ippity Stamps
  • Samantha Walker Harvard Orchard paper pad
  • Copics
  • Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock
  • Helmar Tape Runner, Zap Dots & 450 Quick Dry
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos and Big Brush Pens
  • FabScraps Metal Embellishment
  • Black Indian Ink
  • Recollections Paper Flowers


Brandi said...

This is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing the masking technique! :)

Andrea said...

Wow! I so love this page! And thanks for sharing that masking technique!
Love, Andrea xx

Elizabeth Sanchez said...

I love everything about this!!!