July 13, 2009

Hi! - Vacation image frame

Hello, there!
We have typical summer days in Japan. I want to move where the climate is mild!! Haha. How about in your country?

Yesterday evening, finally..., oh yes, FINALLY I got some imagination and started to create. I've just finished a clear frame (a page for my art journal) for Jennifer McGuire's 'Thinking Inking Class Week 4' at the 2Peas and for the Hero Arts 'Vacation' challenge this week (July 6th - 12th).
Oh my..., now is the time, 'Happy Monday morning!' here!

暑い日々になりましたね。既に夏バテ状態なのは、私だけでしょうか?(笑) 酷暑にならない事をひたすら祈りつつ・・・の毎日です。
さて、今週は殆どイマジネーション無しの私でしたが、昨夜、ちょっとイマジネーションが湧き、2ピースで行なわれているMs.ジェニファー・マクガイアーの'Thinking Inking Class' (直訳すると「色付けを考える」ですが Rangerの製品を使った各種の彩色方法のクラスが開催されていて、そちらで様々な方法が紹介されています)と、ヒーローアーツのウィークリーチャレンジ(今週のテーマはバケーション)用に、クリアフレームを作りました。

This is my project, 'Hi! - Vacation image frame'
This frame is for my humble art journal 'Birds and Trees - 4 Seasons'. I made a spring image clear frame in this April, and decided to make it quarterly. So, I made a summer image frame this time.

This is a closeup photo.
I took the method of Enhancing Crackle paint with acrylic paint dabbers in part 1 of the class. (The Week 4 - part 1 video is here.)
  Stamped the palm tree stamp 3 times on the grungeboard. The one is literally for a palm tree, and two for the flowers.
  I colored with alcohol inks after painting with paint dabbers, because I don't have enough colors to express my image. Several alcohol inks compensate for lack, I think.
  And, I also use the technique of making Faux Textured Metal from the video Week 3 - part 1 for my mini grungeboard frame at the bottom right on the photo. When I saw the video, I was so surprised and glad to know this technique. The bubbles of the paint dabbers made wonderful texture by using the heat gun! So I wanted to try it!

私が使用した方法は、The Week 4 - part 1 と、Week 3 - part 1です。
Week 3 - part 1, Week 3 - part 2
Week 4 - part 1, Week 4 - part 2
The Week 1と2は、一応見たのですが、今の時点でURLが解らないので、時間の空いた時に探して掲載しますネ。

*These techniques to use the crackle paints and the acrylic dabbers by Ranger can be seen at 'Thinking Inking Class' at the 2Peas. Another methods are also introduced there.
* For the reference, The Week 3 - part 2 video is here, and the week 4 - part 2 video is here.

stamp used:
HA Design Blocks Clouds / S5215
HA Design Blocks Modern Lines / S5218
HA Clear design Birds and Branches/ CL337
HA Clear design Mix and Match Elements / CL266

Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Basic Grey / Urban Prairie, Watercolor paper
Tim Holtz Ideaology / Grungeboard sheet, Grungeboard Mini

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Pool
Ranger Distress Ink/ Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo,
Ranger Acrylic Paint / Gold, Silver, Copper, Stream, Salmon, Snow Cap,
          Cloudy Blue
Alcohol Ink / Butter Scotch, lettuce, Cranberry, Wild Plum
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint / Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Antique Linen
Ranger Stickeles / Waterfall
Crayon color pancils, Pigment Markers

HA gemstones, button, MS butterfly punch, thread

Thanks for stoppng by! :)


  1. Oh, this is adorable! You rock the techniques!! I am not sure if we should have mild climate in Germany, but it`s definitely different now! One day unbearable hot, the next day cold and rainy....


  2. This is totally awesome, Tomo!! Love the crackle flowers and the scenery you created!!

  3. Lovely design Tomo and I love your small butterfly...is that MS puncher....Hope you are already recovery ...hugs and kisses....best regards from Germany..

  4. Hi, Tomo! This is such a fabulous project! Love it! I especially like the aqua, pale orange, pale green color scheme. :-)

  5. Oh,sorry! I forfot to write my res.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments and for taking time!
    I appreciate all of you!

    Hugs, Tomo

  6. Hi, Vanessa!
    Oh, it's strange weather in your region now? (I stayed in your country for my business for about a year, and have a few German friends. I heard it from them.)
    Here is the same condition. Very hot day alternate with calm day. Especially, summer is terrible. :(
    Thanks for your comment!

    Love, Tomo


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