Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kaela Angel and a New/Old Technique

Pam, the fearless leader at 365 Cards, is reliving her childhood and decided to bring back an art technique she learned in, well, probably Kindergarten! I know, because I am a past Kindergarten teacher and my students loved blowing paint around the paper.  Pam calls it "Blow Art". I call it, "Give the kids something to do so they'll be short of breath and therefore, QUIET!"

I combined "Blow Art" challenge and Faith's Kaela Angel at Designed 2 Delight on this card because my daughter Kim is a design team member on both challenges.

It's hard to see in the picture, you may need to enlarge it, but the background is made first, by clear embossing snowflakes on glossy card stock, then using the stone technique (reinkers dabbed with an alcohol soaked cotton ball), next I used the "Blow Art" technique, and finally embossed it with a snowflake cuttlebug folder. 

I am entering this in several challenges:

Day 255, 365 Cards - Blow Art
ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday
A Spoonful of Sugar - Snowflakes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - A Berry Color Palette
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Winter Theme with optional snowflakes
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry embossing
Crazy Challenge - Things with wings
Designed 2 Delight - Kaela Angel digi
Digital Tuesday Challenge - use up stash and digi (pretty much everything I used to make this card has been around a long time, except for the digi!)
Double Delight Challenge - use Kaela Angel and make it sparkle
For Fun Challenge - to dry emboss
Incy Wincy Designs - the sketch 
Little Red Wagon - use 3 of something, the snowflakes
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - snowflakes
Paper Pretties - embossing
I Did It Creations - holiday color mix up - I used Easter pastel colors
Stamping Vacation - get Music in your challenge, mine is, I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - It's all about snowflakes
There's Magic In the Air - Non traditional holiday colors (Hi, Nina!)
The Shabby Tea Room - Lavender and lace
Tuesday Taggers - color combo of silver, gold and purple
Paper Pals Arts - Inspiration photo
 Ppa pic
Delightful Sketches - to use glitter
Anything Challenge - emboss it
Bee-Crafty - Christmas
Crafty Ann's Challenge - non-traditional Christmas colors
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
No Time to Stamp - Non-traditional Christmas colors

Whew - that's about all for now! Thanks for sharing your time with me...



Faith S. said...

Wow!! That background "blow art" you created is wonderful!! I have never tried this for a card, and so I will have to check out the tutorial. I love doing this project with my kids. I taught kindergarten art last year, and I know exactly what you are talking about. :) lol!

Kim Mc said...

Oh mother, you are such a wonderful and creative card maker! I love your non-traditional Christmas color card and all that sparkle is blindingly beautiful! Thanks for continuing to support the Design Teams that I'm on and for giving me endless inspiration! Now, what will you do next?!?! Can't wait to see!!!
Aloha, KL
365 Cards and D2D DTs

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Sam and my favorite colors. Thanks for the info on the techniques cause I'd never heard of blow art before.....never too old to learn something new. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

Denise Clark said...

Wow! That technique is terrific! Gorgeous background! Beautiful card!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! Be sure to join us for Inspiration Tag on Nov 15th!

WeirdCat said...

Great card,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Debbie said...

Super cute card!! So glad you joined us in the Tea Room this week for our Lavender & Lace challenge :)

dstandard said...

Precious = love purple! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Trimgym said...

Great card using Colour Palette Barry, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Ooh Well Done! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

cbuswell said...

adorable! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card and the background is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Anne said...

Fantastic creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's. Hugs x

sharon said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

Ann Schach said...

Love the beautiful colors! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

redwasher1 said...

Very pretty!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Patti P. said...

What a great technique...and love all the glitter. I love snowflakes. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes this week.

Annette said...

Oooh, what a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh I love your sparkly snowflakes!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Deanna said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing this week!
Dee - LRW DT

Gemma said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with the colour theme challenge this week over at CRAFT! Gemma :)

sue said...

great embossing thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Crafty Ann's. Hugs x

Rachel said...

Very cute!! thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Helen Dooley said...

Table looks yummy! Love the card. thanks for shairng on FOr fun.

Joanne (jojot) said...

regal in color...sweet in image....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Lisa said...

Great card! Never heard of blow art but it really looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at FFC this week!

Stampin' Diva said...

Thanks for playing along at PPA! Fabulous card ... cue design.

Jo said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining in with Sweet Stampin this week
Jo xx

cardmaking bird said...

I love the background you've made - very clever! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Marie x

Heather "Hev" said...

Very lovely work :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge :)

Heather (my blog)
and the DT