This is my first try using the Black Magic technique - I had to do it my way first and that was while stamping it in white on black as required...I had to color the image with chalks. You are suppose to use colored pencils! I dressed the tag up a bit and used some added layers.
This is my second try and I did use colored pencils to color the white image. I'm the first to admit that I'm no good with colored pencils and that is why I usually use chalks. I added the photo corners and attached it to a printed background. Do you have a favorite??? If so, which is your choice???
I must admit that I also tried this technique using a butterfly stamp...which turned out so horrible that it is now in the trash, but I did try coloring it with markers and it was terrible! But, I had fun trying!
It has been great fun to create this month and to swap with friends. Most of what I've done so far has to do with Valentine's and I went to my favorite Ophelia stamp - I always enjoy using her and letting her be the center of focus. I truly loved featuring her on my swaps this month. The tag is aged...so aged I'm not sure the maker but I do remember they came on a 12 x 12 sheet and they were of various colors. I chose the red one to highlight the season of love - it is double sided and the cupid was perfect for the backside. My heart card started off as two individual hearts - the front side was placed in an embossing folder and I love that you can see clearly the embossed hearts. The front is scored so you can lift it and see Happy Valentine's Day on the inside. The ATC is done on scrap paper - love using unexpected papers but you have to admit that Ophelia looks good on it. Lace was to be used on the card and this through me until I decided paper lace was fine.
I don't have nearly the play time that I use to, but I love nothing more than to get out paper and ink and just create!
If you click on each individual picture, you'll get a better view. Enjoy your day!
I'm truly looking forward to the New Year - I've already made a list of my New Year resolutions and figure that if I end up breaking them, I'll have at least put forth a good attempt to succeed in them!
How's that for a positive 2014 attitude? I wanted to share a Winter card I created using one of my 5x7 embossing folders...I'm so glad they are increasing the layout size as I love to use them but most of my cards need the 5x7 size. I actually have two other new ones but haven't even taken them out of their package yet...I'll get to them soon! The snow covered trees were lifted off of a Christmas card someone sent me years ago...something I loved and kept. I only added a little extra sparkle to the gold one out front. I've mandated myself to create my own fun ART each and every month and put them into a journal labeled ART - 2014. Another goal of mine!
It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas is right around the corner and its the time of year that you usually find everyone happy and in celebration mode. Of course, there are many with worries and difficulties that this time of the year makes these larger than life. My wishes are for each and everyone to be happy and happy in the Lord!
I've been missing in action for quite a while and decided it was time to get back to some things I've neglected lately - like creating pretty and fun things in my little ARTspot! I so enjoy my lady stamps and haven't been using them (or anything else for that matter) so our OCT group's upcoming Winter swap set my mind swirling and thinking. This is my dear Ophelia stamp at her Winter's best...all decked out or wishing for snow! She is a beauty and I hope whomever gets my Winter Tag will enjoy her. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!