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ATC’s for Mom

Today I created a serie of atc’s for Mother’s Day with some of the images from the teacups, the dragonfly medallion and the Chikanobu Collage Sheet 3. I cut them to the size of 2 x 3 inch so i could use them on the atc’s in combination with some other images. After mounting the iimages to the background href=”http://www.artneko.com/displayItem/A209-0008″>Oda Nobunaga Family Crest. All the stamping is embossed with black or gold embossing powder.

The letters that make MOM are die cuts from a Tim Holtz die and glued to the cards after I added a little ink all around each letter.

On my Craftchaos Blog you can see all the atc’s one by one and I have another cute little giftbox idea there.

Hoppe all you crafty moms have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Enjoying Waterlily Gold

Hello all, Kia back here with you today and I am sharing the Waterlily and Dragonfly Panels stamp. When I took out this stamp to colour, I kept thinking I wanted it in gold, not embossing, but all gold ink colouring, but would it work was my question. So, the only way to find out is to do it. I set up the image in my Misti and stamped in Citrus green several times to get good coverage. I then inked the stamp with embossing ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I proceeded to paint in the golds, adding more layers to some areas.  I used the Zig Gansai Starry Colours ink set, painting in the blue golds. As I proceeded the image changed entirely for me, and I must say I do like the look. Once I was done with the golds I added the light blue from the Zig Clean Colour paints for the sky and also added it around the panels. I added layers of matting in the greens and blues, and finished by adding some Key Lime Jewel Drops and the die cut sentiment in black. I love it when a stamp can be used in several ways.

Thank you for joining the Art Neko Blog today. I will look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.

 

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Steampunk Dragonfly Dreams

Steampunk Dragonfly Dreams

Hi everyone!  It’s Holly posting today, and I am here to share this fun steampunk dragonfly card with you.  I love the steampunk images on the Steampunk Fun stamp sheet from Art Neko, and I think my favorite is this dragonfly.  I stamped this steampunk dragonfly with Versamark onto some brown cardstock, and then I dusted it with some gold Perfect Pearls powder.  I love how all the fine detailing shows up when you tilt this card in the light.

The background is something I made when I attended a stamping retreat last weekend.  The retreat was a blast, and I learned some really fun new techniques.  This one is a peacock background technique.  To make this one, you need a nonstick craft mat, some Inka Gold (a gold wax paste), Mermaid Lagoon distress ink, and Peacock Feathers distress ink.  Smoosh the two distress inks onto your craft mat in separate areas.  Spoon out a small amount of the Inka Gold wax onto the craft mat.  Mist the wax with some water and use a toothpick to mix the wax and water together.  Mist the two inks with water and then dip your cardstock into the inks and then into the liquid gold wax.  Dry the cardstock with a heat tool, and then dip it back into the inks and liquid gold wax again.  Dry it again with the heat tool.  Repeat until your background is covered with ink and gold.

I love how this turned out, and the gold Perfect Pearls powder on the steampunk dragonfly is a great match with the Inka Gold used on the background.  I stamped the beautiful sentiment with a dark brown archival ink.  Some sequins were added around the card for some extra sparkle.

Have you seen the Steampunk Fun stamp sheet yet?  Which image is your favorite?  The dragonfly?  The feather?  The bicycle?  Have fun shopping in the Art Neko store!  🙂

 

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Red Dragonfly in Autumn by Holly Brown

Red dragonflies signal the coming of autumn - by Holly Brown

Have you seen a red dragonfly?  It’s Holly posting today, and I love this quote from Art Neko.  I have not seen any red dragonflies here, but at least I can create my own with stamps and ink.  I started by cutting a sheet of cream cardstock slightly smaller than an A2 card size (5.5″ by 4.25″).  I then masked off a small strip by sticking some Post-it Notes down on the top and middle of the cream cardstock.  Once my area was masked off, I started sponging some inks onto the little strip of exposed cream cardstock.

I started by sponging some mustard ink in the center, and then I added some rusty orange ink to the left side.  I ended with some cherry red ink on the edge next to the orange ink.  Going back to the right side of the mustard ink, I sponged some moss green ink and then some denim blue ink.  It’s so fun to see the progression of the colors merging into each other.  I deliberately chose darker hues for these rainbow colors to reflect the feel of autumn.

After the autumn rainbow strip was done, I pulled off all the Post-it Notes.  I stamped the sentiment from Art Neko below the rainbow strip with a black ink.  The three dragonflies were stamped with a cherry red ink.  All three of these dragonfly stamps are found on the Dragonflies Galore and More sheet.  I love the different sizes of these dragonflies.  Look how I was able to stamp the smallest one next to the sentiment.

After all my sponging and stamping was done, I adhered the piece to a cherry red card base.  It looks like there are more layers on this card, but it is just the red card base and the cream cardstock.  Masking does wonders for fooling the eye.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

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Dragonfly Tag

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Hello, Hetty here with a tag for you. I am a big fan of Tim Holtz and I follow his blog. Every month there is a tag with a tutorial on how to do it. This is the August tag. Tha base of the tag is colored with red and mustered seed distress stains, then I used a Asian text and colored with vintage distress ink and some water drops. On top the honecomb cut out with Asian papers inside. On top you find the Starry Eyed Dragonfly stamped in versamark and embossed with camelion embossing powder. The tag is finished with some sewing on the lefthand side and a poem stamp.

Hope you all have a wonderful and creative day!

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