Artisan Award Non-winning Entry Day 10: Hummingbird Frame

That’s it!!!  This is the final project that I have to share with you for the Artisan Award contest.  I saved the one I thought was the best one for the end!  This one was a real “piece of art” if I can say so!!! I started with a Bashful Blue cardstock that I sponged with Lucky Limeade ink to make the background.  I drew the hummingbird based on a picture that I found at the library and than I searched for all the different designer papers that I could use to reproduce the colors of the hummingbird.  I ended up using quite a few! Here’s the complete list: Well Worn, Pocketful of Posies, Berry Blossom, Nursery Nest, Beyond Garden and Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper. I even sponged on few to make some colors darker. I used a “modified Iris folding technique” that I came up with myself, to make the bird.

 

The flower was made with the Blossom Petal Builder punch with Poppy Parade card stock.  I scored each petal with the stylus. Then, I used the blender pen with White Craft ink and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink to make some lines on each petal to make the flower “come to life”! For the flower center, I used the Owl Builder punch to make the small circles that I colored with Early Espresso ink and Real Red ink, also with the blender pen.  Gluing all these small circles was not the easiest task!!!

Anyway, I was really happy with the result!!! Let me know what you think!!!

Material used:

Bashful Blue, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Basic Black and Daffodil Delight card stock, Well Worn, Pocketful of Posies, Berry Blossom, Nursery Nest, Beyond Garden and Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper;  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Real red Classic Stampin’ pads; Whisper White craft ink pad,  Paper snip, Blossom Petals builder punch, Owl Builder punch, Blender pen, Dimensionals, sponge, sponge daubers, Stylus, Multipurpose liquid glue, Frame.

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Artisan Award Non-Winning Entry Day 9: Spring Scrapbook page

This is almost the end of the my Artisan Award projects!  I hope you enjoyed seeing what I made for this contest!!! Please leave me some comment on your favorite one!!! Also, make sure to check tomorrow’s post as I saved my favorite project for the last!!!

This is the last Scrapbook page that I made for the Artisan Award.  I used pictures taken at the Ottawa Tulip Festival.  I used 2 different punches to make the tulips: Owl Builder punch and Blossom Petal Builder punch. I sponged each petals to add shadow.  I picked the colors from the pictures.

I used the stamp from “Party this Way” to make the sign for the Tulip Festival, but remove the “Party” and changed it to “Tulip Festival”.  Here’s a close-up of the tulips:

I used the stamp from Fabulous Florets for the saying at the bottom:

Material used:

Fabulous Florets and Party This Way sets;

Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Melon Mambo card stock; Beyond the Garden and, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Papers; 

Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ pads; Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black Stampin’ Markers; Blender pen,

Owl Builder punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch, 2-1/2” Circle punch, Decorative Label punch, 1” Square punch, Boho Blossoms punch; Big Shot,  Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Dies, Stylus, Dimensionals, Paper snip, Paper-piercing tool, Brad (Brights Collection), sponge, Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.

Artisan Award Non-Winning Entry Day 8: Blossom Flower Tri-Fold card

This is the last card that I had to show you… (You needed to submit 5 cards for the Artisan Contest, plus 3 Scrapbook pages and two 3D items.)  I wanted to create a “quilt” look, so I used the Square punch and made a whole bunch of squares with the “Beyond the Garden” Designer series paper.  I made the flower with the Blossom punch, using 3 flowers, each separated in 2 layers, sprayed with a mixture of Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol.  (When they are still wet, you can crumple the flower as you wish and let them dry…) The small flowers were made the same way but with the “Boho Blossom” punch.  The leaves were made with the Blossom Petal Builder punch and the “Little Leaves” sizzlit die. I scored each leaf and sponged them with Wild Wasabi ink to add some dimension.  I wanted the card to look as nice open than closed.  So here’s the “open version”:

And here’s the “closed” version: (It’s not a coincidence that everything is aligned properly when you close it!!!)

Material used:

Petite Pairs set;

Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Card stock; Beyond the Garden DSP;

Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ pad, Frost White Shimmer paint,

Big Shot, Little leaves Sizzlits Die, Decorative label punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch, Blossom punch, Large Oval punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1 in square punch,  Paper-piercing tool, Glimmer brads Basics, Brights Brads, Certainly Celery 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, stylus, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, sponge, Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.

Artisan Award Non-Winning Entry Day 7: My Dragonfly Scrapbook page

Here’s another Scrapbook page that I submitted to the Artisan Award.  It’s an 8 by 8 inches page.  I wanted to use this picture since it was a truly amazing one! My daughter had found a dragonfly on the beach and was able to put it on her finger! Even more, we were able to snap a picture before it took off!

For the background, I stamped “Baroque Motifs” with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then sponged some color to make it “pop out”: Pool Party at the top and Crumb cake at the bottom. For the dragonfly, I used window sheet that I cut in Oval shape. I scribbled on each one with Pacific Blue, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers, then added Crystal Effect for a “real wing” effect!!! The flowers were made with Boho Blossom punch, separating each flower into 2 layers and sprayed with a mixture of Shimmer paint and rubbing alcool.  I used a rhinestone brad to put them together.  The smaller flowers were fringed flowers, which is a quilling technique.

Dragonfly close-up:

Close-up of the flowers:

Material used:

Baroque Motifs stamp set;

Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock;

VersaMark pad, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Crumb Cake and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ pads; Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso Stampin’ Markers;

Crystal Effects, Window sheet, Frost White Shimmer Paint, B

ig Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die; Modern Label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Large Oval punch, 1-3/4” Circle punch; Paper snip, Mini Silver brads, Rhinestones brad (clear), sponge, Paper-piercing tool, Heat tool, Dimensionals,  Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.

Artisan Award Non-winning Entry Day 6: Christmas Tree Card

This was my favorite card that I submitted to the Artisan Award contest.  I worked on it until I was 100% happy and wouldn’t change a thing! It uses a “non-tradionnal” iris folding technique for the Christmas tree. I used 3 different designer series paper (from Letters to Santa and Paisley Petals) to get a variety of green, but all in the same color scheme.  The background was brayered with “Not quite Navy” on Bashful blue card stock.  I then stamped the trees from Plant Hope stamp set.  I used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on small Real red circles (from the Owl Builder punch) to add some sparkles on my tree. The greeting and the star at the top of the tree were heat embossed in gold.  For the snow, I tore Whisper White card stock and sponged the edges with Pool Party ink. (That’s hard to see on the picture.) I then added some Dazzling Diamond glitters with 2-Way glue on the edges.

The inside of the card was also truly thought through! I did a tunnel card using the Labels Collection Framelits dies to cut the opening. I used Snow Swirled stamp set to stamp the greeting.

Material used:

Plant Hope, Petite Pairs and Snow Swirled (inside) stamp sets.

Not quite Navy, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock; Letters to Santa and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper,

Not quite Navy, Early Espresso and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ pads, Old Olive Stampin’marker, VersaMark pad, VersaMarker, Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, 2-Way glue, Dazzling Details (Cherry Cobbler), Owl Builder punch, Large Oval punch, Brayer, Heat Tool, Sponge, Big Shot and  Labels Collection Framelits dies, Paper snips, Dimensionals, Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.

 

Artisa Award Non-winning Entry Day 5: Girl’s hat

For one of the 3D item, I made a girl’s hat using Stampin’up fabric and ribbon.  I made the small roses myself with the pleated Satin ribbon and used the grosgrain ribbon as the leaves.  The big rose was made with the Candy Cane Christmas Designer fabric.

Close-up of the rose:

Material Used: Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric, Twitterpated Designer Fabric,  Blushing Bride 3/8” Pleated Satin Ribbon, Blushing Bride 1/2” Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Certainly Celery 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, sewing thread, interfacing (white cotton fabric), sewing machine.

Artisan Award Non-winning Entry Day 4: Baby Scrapbook page

This is a 8.5 by 11 inches Scrapbook page that I did for the Artisan Award contest.  I did some quilling and use the different designer series paper to make like a baby quilt…  Some watercoloring and stitching for the top of the page…

Details of the baby carriage:

Details of the quilled feet

Top of the page:

Material used:

Packed for Baby, Petite Pairs and Every Little Bit stamp sets;

Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Gray card stock; Beau Château, Nursery Nest and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper,

Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ pad; Pretty in Pink , Basic Black and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo), Blender pen,

Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Glue dots, Dimensionals, 1” Square punch, Scallop Oval punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Extra-Large Oval punch, 1/2” circle punch, 3/4” Circle punch, Big Shot, Edgelits die Adorning Accents, Sewing thread, Sewing machine, Paper snip, sponge, Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.