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Painted Rock – Heart Motif

Heart Motif Painted Rock

Acrylic Paint and a Rock are all you need to create a fun art piece.

I am back for another of my sporadic summer posts. We took a quick trip to Seattle and it was absolutely wonderful. We saw and did so much but balanced that with time spent with our wonderful family, who lovingly allowed us to crash at their house.

I have a fun little project which was fun and it is something that you can totally do. The supplies are minimal and since I used acrylic paints it dried quickly while I was painting away. The story of this little painted rock is as follows: I had the neighbor girls over to do some tie-dye (which was a blast BTW) and the  youngest dyer was roaming around the yard and found a little rock I had painted before. This was a pretty basic rock but she loved it, she loved it so much that she wanted to take it home. In fact, there may have been some tears when she was told that she had to leave it. In that moment, I told her that I would paint her another rock. Thus the heart rock was born!

Rock painted with acrylic craft paint. Created by Jennifer Miner
Rock painted with acrylic craft paint. Created by Jennifer Miner

The good news is that the rock turned out pretty cute. The bad news is that I am now on the hook to paint another rock for my daughter, since this rock was deemed and I quote, “Nicer then all of the other rock I had painted, how could I even think of giving it away.” Or something to that effect.

A view of the side.
A view of the side.

To begin, I raided our landscaping for a rock. This rock actually turned out a little more textured then I would have really liked but I think was okay. If you want a smoother rock you can give it a few coats of gesso to make it more smooth. I first painted my rock black. I then drew my heart, leaves and swirls. Then I just jumped in and started painting.

Top of the Heart Rock
Top of the Heart Rock

As I mention in my intro, acrylic paint dries super fast which makes multiple coats really easy.  I just kept painting and doting and painting and painting until I was happy.

Lots of dots - painted rock
Lots of dots – painted rock

Other then the three main shapes I didn’t have a real plan so this evolved in an organic fashion. I have seen some amazing painted rocks and I am hoping that mine get better as I continue to make them. My dots are a little inconsistent and uneven. I used teeny tiny paint brushes, a toothpick and the back-ends of may paint brushes to create my different sizes of dots. Once, I had my design as I wanted it I coated it with three coats of high gloss varnish. I used Delta Creative Gloss Exterior/Interior Varnish. I did actually manage to both read and follow the directions. I used Americana Acrylic Paint and I would say that it worked perfect for this project.

Rock painted by Jennifer Miner
Rock painted by Jennifer Miner

I will be painting at least another one of these soon and I will share it here when it gets done.  I hope that you are all having a wonderful summer!

 

Thank you for visiting

 

 

Distress Ink Stenciled Valentine’s Day Card

Hiya!

We are getting very close to that celebration of love, Valentine’s Day. I know that this isn’t everyone’s favorite holiday but I have always enjoyed it and now that I have a little person in the house I find that it is even more fun. We will be getting Kindergarten Valentine’s Day cards out sometime next week. We are discussing making our own suckers to give out. It isn’t as hard as it sounds and I have actually made them before for my daughter’s third birthday so while it sounds crazy at least I know what I am in-for. We’ll share our projects here if we decide to get crazy.

In the spirit of love, I present to you today’s card. Our anniversary is February 15th so it is kind of a twofer. I created this card using Distress Inks and a gorgeous stencil from Tattered Angels. I do have another video for this one and I am, again, trying something different with the voiceover. I think it worked but it may need some tweaking. I will be sharing this card on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

To start I began with a quarter sheet (4 1/4″x5 1/2″) piece of white cardstock. I taped the Glimmer Screen from Tattered Angels over my cardstock. I applied Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Inks to the central heart using an Ink Blending Tool.

 

Close-up
Close-up

I then added the blue shading by applying Tumbled Glass, Broken China and then Chipped Sapphire. I typically start blending with the lightest shade and then work my way darker. Once I had that as I wanted I started adding the pink/red shading on the outside of the heart using Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries. I removed my stencil a this time. Actually, I took it off once I had the Worn Lipstick down since I applied the Festive Berries to the outer edge. My last step on the background was to add a little Chipped Sapphire on the very edge.

Distress Ink Stenciled Heart
Distress Ink Stenciled Heart

I decided that I wanted my heart to be a little more defined so I drew a thin line around it using a Festive Berries Distress Marker. Of course, at this point it was a little too defined, so I painted a little over the heart to soften the effect. To do this I smooshed my Festive Berries Distress Ink pad on my craft sheet and then using an aqua painted over my heart. This did two things; one, it darkened the heart and two, it also softened the line I drew.

Next, I added three little dots of glitter using Broken China Distress Stickles. I stamped my sentiment in Chipped Sapphire and then my three adhesive gems.  I mounted the panel to piece of Rose Red and then Night of Navy cardstock from Stampin’ Up.

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At this point I have my finished card! It ended up being 5″x7″ and I am very happy with the final product.

Valentines_-3

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Night of Navy & Rose Red Cardstock – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Worn Lipstick & Festive Berries Distress Ink – Ranger

Stencil: Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance  Glimmer Screen – Tattered Angels

Other: Broken China Distress Stickles – Ranger, Glossy Accents – Ranger, Festive Distress Marker – Ranger

 

Thank you so very much for spending your time here!

Love is in the Air – Vintage Valentine

Hiya!

I just absolutely love the Tim Holtz product line. I love how much depth and unique techniques that you can do with all of the products. This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Love is in the Air. So, I decided to combine my love of Valentine’s Day and Tim Holtz.

Love is in the Air-1

This was one of those cards that had been rattling around my head for awhile and was really a process of trial and error, which didn’t make it the most easy process to video. I decided to break my video into two parts; part one, will show the background and part two will show the rest. Part One is below and I hope to have part two up tomorrow.

This card is really technique heavy but I am so happy with the final product and the overall feel. To begin I created a file in my Silhouette Software, this included the two large hears, “Love” with shadow and the heart stencil. I always cut a few extra shapes, just in case and if they don’t get used on this project I just save them for down the road.

Screenshot (2)

Once that was cut, I applied my paper stencil to a quarter sheet of white cardstock. I applied Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and a little Fired Brick to my hearts using my handy-dandy Ink Blending Tools. Once I had these as I wanted them I use the Stampers Anonymous Goth Stencil over the paper stencil to add the damask shapes using more Festive Berries.

When I was finished with the second layer of stenciling I removed the Goth Stencil but left the paper stencil in place. I then applied VersaMark ink on to the hearts, removed the paper and applied Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. I used a paint brush to remove any excess UTEE that went astray. I heat set this with my heat gun.

Love is in the Air-3

Now I had a background with embossed hearts. I then began the process of aging my paper, the UTEE serving as a resist. I applied Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and then a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany along the edges. My next step was to ink up my background stamp; the French Script stamp from Stampin’ Up using Walnut Stain. I placed the stamp with the rubber side up and placed my quarter sheet on top of the stamp and using my hand rubber the paper. Once that was complete I then flipped that paper over and, using a paper towel, rubbed the excess ink off of my resist hearts. Once I had that done I used an Edge Distressing Tool to distress the paper.

Love is in the Air-5

I thought that this was a neat way to use a pattern over a shape and I am pretty happy with the outcome. I am planning to get the second part of this card up tomorrow for you. While I didn’t cover everything today; this is a complete materials list.

Thank you for spending your time her, seriously You Rock!

Materials

Stamp: French Script (Retired) – Stampin’ Up

Paper: Nennah Solar White

Ink: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Ground Espresso Distress Ink – Ranger & VersaMark

Stickles: Xmas Red & Cotton Candy

Die: Branch – QuicKuts

Other: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel – Ranger, Glossy Accents – Ranger, Ribbons – Michaels

 

Distress Heart of the Horse Card

Hello!

My card today is for a friend that has recently experienced a very profound and traumatic loss. I have had this card in my mind for sometime. This is actually the second version of this card as the first attempt experienced what I would call a catastrophic Liquid Pearls incident.

by Jennifer Miner
by Jennifer Miner

The horse image was one I purchased through the Silhouette Design Store (Here). I added the circles to the image. The heart and flourish is one image, again from the online store (Here). I made two copies of the heart, one with the flourish and one without.

Close-up of heart created with Distress Inks and Glossy Accents
Close-up of heart created with Distress Inks and Glossy Accents

The heart & flourish were colored with Barn Door, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. Once they were adhered to the card the heart was coated with Glossy Accents and the flourish with Stickles glitter in Crystal.

Handmade Card created by Jennifer Miner
Handmade Card created by Jennifer Miner

I stamped the large flourish with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I then added Distress Inks in the following colors: Stormy Sky, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans.

Weathered Bronze Horse on blue Distress Ink background
Weathered Bronze Horse on blue Distress Ink background

I used the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kit in Aged Bronze to create the horse, with a additions. My base coat was done with Mustard Color Shine and Butternut Squash (which comes in the kit). I used the Tattered Leather and Woven Burlap Glimmer Mist and Cowboy Glimmer Glaze that came in the kit. I cut two horses, the bottom one without the holes and colored the bottom image with the Tattered Leather and Woven Burlap Glimmer Mists. When assembled I filled the holes with Glossy Accents, but the color is from the lower copy.

Our horses carry our hearts with them.
Our horses carry our hearts with them.

I added the triple thin ribbon and the tiny red gems. I really wanted to add more but I think I am glad that I was able to restrain myself.

Handmade card created with Tattered Angels & Distress Inks
Handmade card created with Tattered Angels & Distress Inks

Materials

Stamps: Bella Brush – Fancy Pants Designs

Ink: Broken China, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Barn Door, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks – Tim Holtz for Ranger, VersaMark

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Navy Card Stock – Unknown

Other Coloring Mediums: Mustard Color Shine – Heidi Swapp, Butternut Squash, Woven Burlap and Tattered Leather – Tattered Angels, Cowboy Glimmer Glaze – Tattered Angels

Misc.: Clear Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Adhesive Red Gems – Mark Richards, Black Ribbon – Celebrate It (Michaels)

Thank you for stopping by!

Corset Heart Card

Heart taking flight
Heart taking flight

I had a very good time making today’s card. I really love working with shading. I typically work with the Tim Holtz Distress Inks from Ranger but do occasionally dig out another product. I find I only do this when I am looking for a specific color  or shade not found in Distress Ink line.

The heart is accented with Glossy Accents.
The heart is accented with Glossy Accents.

I started with a white card stock heart that I shaded with Barn Door and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I created the black corset with scrap paper that I trimmed to fit then cut in half. I heat embossed the scraps with black embossing power then added the gold eyelets. The hardest part was lacing up the eyelets, the paper kept sliding around and it was hard to tighten the laces, the final look was worth it. I glued the corset to the heart. The covered the red portion with Glossy Accents. I love the way it turned out. Although it is dry in Colorado and things tend to dry fast I still find that I am best to leave anything covered with Glossy Accents to dry overnight, just to be sure.  Once dry I added the three pearls.

A close-up
A close-up

For the background I used Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress Ink applied with an Ink Blending tool. I have one for each of my colors. I am a little obsessive about keeping my colors from muddling until I get them on the page and I found that switching the pads repeatedly didn’t work for me. I then stamped the corner image, this is a clear stamp and I find that the ink will sometimes bead on the surface, which makes the image mottled, instead of solid . To minimize this I ink my stamp with Versamark first and the with the colored ink, in this case Black Soot Distress Ink.  After stamping the corner I stamped the wings with Versamark and heat embossed with Chestnut Zing powder. I then added my heart with pop dots. The wings were a little too subtle so I added Distress Stickles in Antique Linen and Antique Bronze. while this basically covered the stamped image, I loved the effect.

Winged heart on a fiery background
Winged heart on a fiery background

My last step was adding the crown. I cut the crown with my Silhouette and then inked it with Veramark and Zing! Embossing Powder in Copper then topped that with Distress Stickles in Antique Bronze.

Materials

Stamps: Bella Brush 12×12 – Fancy Pants, Regal Flourish – Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous

Ink: Versamark – Tsukineko, Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door & Black Soot Distress Ink – Ranger

Misc.: Glossy Accents – Ranger, Gold Eyelets – Stampin’ Up, Gold Cord – Stampin’ Up, Adhesive Pearls – Recollections, Antique Linen & Antique Bronze Distress Stickles – Ranger, Chestnut & Copper Zing! Embossing Powder – American Crafts, Black Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up

Have a great weekend!

 

Hearts a Flutter

Hi-Ya!

We are just out from a late Colorado storm, it was a very wet and cold weekend here and many people lost plants and trees. I enjoyed a mellow weekend with my family and was able to finish up some editing from a photo shoot last weekend.

Distress inks and other tools give this card texture and interest.
Distress inks and other tools give this card texture and interest.

On to the cards! I used my Silhouette for the bulk of this card and all the shapes were purchased through the online store.

The “wings” are from an image called Damask Fleur de Lis. I cut the actual Fleur de Lis off and used the damask portion of the image.  I used Adirondack Metallic paint in Gold for the “wings.” The background is Diamond Grunge. The background was colored using Ranger Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo applied with a Ink Blending Tool. The heart  was colored with color mists from Tattered Angels and one made with Distress Ink Re-inkers and Perfect Pearls. Once dry I inked the hear with Versamark and embossed with a light application of UTEE, this gave it a bubbled up metal look. The center band was stamped with Versmark and heat embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot. The image is from the Tim Holtz Collection for Stampers Anonymous called French Market.

Gold Winged Heart 1 

Materials

Stamps: French Market – Stampers Anonymous

Ink: Versamark, Tea  Dye, Vintage Photo – Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black & Chocolate Chip – Stampin’ Up

Misc.: UTEE – Ranger, Gold Metallic Paint – Adirondack, Distress Embossing Powder – Ranger, Eyelets – Stampin’ Up, Crème de Chocolat Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels, Fired Brick Reinker & Perfect Pearls Powder

Next up, I have another card featuring a heart and Distress Ink. Other than the birds on this card it is one layer. I used a simple mask technique on this card.

Grey Heart 1

This is truly one of my favorite cards. To start I cut a heart out of a piece of copy paper, using my Silhouette. I then layered that onto a piece of cardstock, taping the mask down. I then stamped the image. Once the image was stamped it used inks to color in the heart, shading it to appear dimensional. Once that had a little time to dry I took my positive image of the heart and placed it over the stamped and inked heart. I then stamped the background script and added the shading with Ink Blending tools and Distress Ink. The birds were cut with the Silhouette and inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. The birds were adhered using black foam dots. I added the brad and mounted the card to another sheet of cardstock.

Grey Heart 3

Grey Heart 2

Materials

Stamps: Antique Flower Back ground – Hero Arts, French Script – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye Distress Ink – Ranger, Going Grey – Stampin’ Up

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Dark Chocolate – Papertrey Ink

Misc.: Brads – Stampin’ Up, Black Foam Squares – Therm O Web

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day if you celebrate it and have a great week!

Crowned Heart on Damask

Hi-Ya!

Preparations are under way here for my daughter’s 5th birthday party. It is in less than two weeks and I feel like I have so much to do. I really went overboard last year so my goal was to keep it mellow, however, I suspect I am failing at that. We had already exceeded our “set-in-stone” invite number but it should be a good time. Her theme is Monster High so I spent yesterday painting 15 miniature coffins. Photos and details to come.

So, on with the show! Today’s card is really one of my all time favs. I really have a thing for damask and use it a lot. I have to stop my self from buying more damask stamps because I know that I have more then enough!

Damask, hearts and a crown - what more do you need??
Damask, hearts and a crown – what more do you need??

I feel like this card has that great vintage depth while staying modestly feminine, The color was applied direct-to-paper using a ink blending tool and Distress Inks.

Close Up - Check out the crackle finish on the crown.
Close Up – Check out the crackle finish on the crown.

I adore the crackle finish on the crown. This was achieved with Distress Crackle Paint. The crown and hearts are from the Silhouette America store and were cut with the Silhouette machine.

Another angle.
Another angle.

I actually made a blue card that was similar to this one that I sent as a congratulations on a new baby card. Naturally, I forgot to take a photo. Below you will find my completed material’s list. As always, thank you for spending your time here.

Materials

Stamps: Elegant Brocade – Hero Arts, Flourish Acrylic Stamp – BoBunny, Thank  You – Wordsworth, Paris Les Liu’s Inkadinkado, French Ledger – Stampers Anonymous

Paper: Chocolate Chip – Stampin’ Up & Neenah Solar White

Ink: Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Black Soot & Vintage Photo – Distress Inks by Ranger

Dye Cuts – Silhouette America and cut with Silhouette Machine

Misc.: Eyelets – Stampin’ Up, Gems – Hero Arts & Mark Richards, Distress Crackle Paint in Tarnished Bronze, Clear Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Pop Dots – EK Success, Glimmer Mist in Suede by Tattered Angles (on larger heart)