Monday, September 23, 2013

Halloween is around the corner!

What fun this card was to create! Loved every minute!
Mummy Tobie is such a cute digi!
I need to make more Halloween cards. :) 

I created this card for the SOG September sketch challenge
I always love a good challenge. :) 
Hope you like it! 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Gorgeous Mermaids released at Mad For Markers!

I had lots of fun in the studio creating this project!   I love a challenge and yes you have a challenge here...creating texture! How can you have a mermaid with no need texture. :)
Texture not only looks great but gives depth to an image!  It stands out a lot more than if you had none.  Grab some different fibers and play or play with markers you have on hand.

When I opened my email I instantly fell in love with these digis and knew how I wanted to showcase them! Lots of color! How fun are these beautiful creatures!
The color pallets to choose and the textures you can create are unlimited when working on these lovely mermaids.
This week I went with a very colorful tag using Mermaid Kia Stormdancer
I started by using a shipping tag and sprayed the tag with dylusions spray and then gave the tag depth using distress ink.  Some of the elements on the tag where cut with the Cameo.  I cannot go a day without my Cameo! Best investment I have ever made! :)
I was very fortunate to find little metallic fish at the Wal-mart but they only had one bad bad :( . Lucky me! :) To top it off I gave it a pop of color by doubling the vibrant orange ribbon.
Paola Jofre 2013 DT M4M

Sammie's mermaid Kia Stormdancer was colored with Copics.  To create texture on her tail I used Copic Spica glitter pen, just a little dab will do yah! :)  As well as playing with dots using various shades of B & E.

Copic Recipe
E00  E01  YR20 R20
Y13 Y15 Y17 Y18
BG00 BG01 BG05
R20 R22
G12 G14

Go check out these fun digis plus many more at Mad For Markers!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Paola :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Steampunk Ryan Paper Frame

The attraction of Steampunk is having so many textures and layers to play with and create.  As someone who can't resist texture and layers, I was delighted recently to revisit M4M

 Samantha's Steampunk Ryan and this time create a paper frame that would make a beautiful gift.

I had to get creative with supplies for this project as I didn't have much on hand.  I didn't have a lot of Steampunk papers ..actually I didn't have any come to think of it.  I was resourceful and ventured to  I bought some yummy digital paper from Victoria Designs. For the base of the card I just used Kraft colored cardstock from Michael's.  I inked the sides of all the papers using Walnut distress ink. I was really happy that I was finally able to use my Vintage epherma that I bought from The Embellished Connection. I could see the layers building in my mind. :)  The sentiment was from a Simon Says Stamp September card kit.  I thought it was fitting. :) The green tag was a standard shipping tag that I sprayed with Dylusions spray and then inked with various Distress inks.  I also stamped layers onto the tag to give it more texture and a grunge feel.  One of my favorite moments creating this project was using the metallic Sharpies to create the gears.   They were perfect for the job! Once gears were dried I added them onto the piece with dimensionals to make the gears pop out and add depth.

Copic Recipe:
E50  E21   E33   E35  E37
BV11 BV13 BV08 BV01
G21 G24 G28 G99
C5 C7 C9
R35 R37 R39
Y13 Y15 Y18

Other products used:
Memento ink rich coca
Enamel accents black
                                                                                    Stickles purple
Paola :)