Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sweet Treats

          I love sweets, especially when the treat is something pretty like cupcakes or beautifully decorated cakes, pastel meringues.....I have a pinterest board that I dedicate to all of my finds in this category.  :) My project today is my first attempt at a cupcake treat using mixed media.  The Challenge over at Oozak is to include a sentiment in your project ~ easy stuff.  I coated the word *sweet* with Stickles in Star Dust after painting the letters which were cut using my Cameo.
          I painted the base with watercolors and added the chevron stripes using Golden Fluid Acrylic in Titanium White and a stencil/template which can be found here.  The border with the little polka dots is Washi Tape; a product that I've  started collecting only in the last few months, so handy and so many pretty patterns/colors.

The sprinkles on the cupcake are Liquid Pearls and the butterflies were coated with Stickles in Crystal.

          Stop on over to Oozak to join our challenge and a chance to win a fabulous prize. Have a relaxing weekend and thanks for stopping by.  :)  

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stars, Stripes and Blue!

     I'm really excited to be on the Oozak DT!   Oozak sells a wide variety of products for stamping, card making, mixed media, all kinds of crafting and art, and also has great prices and exceptional service.  The challenge over on the Oozak blog is to create a project which includes stars, stripes and the color blue.  You can find all the details as well as some inspiring ideas here: Oozak Blog.  
     I began my project with a couple of star shapes, cut out a little arc on some sturdy scrap paper, and used this to draw lines for the stripes on the star.  I began painting and realized I didn't count the spaces before beginning painting and wouldn't be able to have an equal number of all three colors, lol.  So, I erased a few lines and it was all good, maybe better planning next time?  maybe not.  I used beautiful, vibrant acrylic paints Golden Fluid Acrylics  the specific colors are Pyrrole RedUltramarine BlueTitanium White for highlights, and Carbon Black for shading.

After painting the star I attached a slightly larger star to the back, and gave the border a coating of Stickles in Stardust.  For the flourish, I used a die cut but instead of using the cut-out, I used the template of the die.  I placed the template where I wanted it, and then swiped Golden Gel Medium tinted with the blue paint, over the entire flourish.  After I smoothed this out I sprinkled it with Stickles Fine Glitter in Stardust.  After I glittered I carefully pulled off the template.  

To make the splattered background, I added some Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Satin to the paint, and then just spattered away!  The little stars were made using a punch.

Oozak always has a terrific prize for the challenge winner ~ I do hope you'll stop by to join the Challenge!