Monday, March 27, 2017

Dreams Plaque

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited about this project.  It's started out as a wooden plaque-you know the ones that the big box craft store sells for a couple of dollars.  And they are filled with potential-and yet I am always afraid to commit to an idea.

Well I'm sure you have seen the beautiful canvases and projects done by Finnabair.  (If you haven't google it-they are beautiful!)  So I thought what if I could do those type of projects with stuff I already have.  So I started-but I couldn't paint everything in gesso.  And I think I'm some sort of weird purist-like I bought something in red so it's meant to be red not some other color.  I know--it's weird.

So here is my Finnabair inspired-but completely different plaque:

I couldn't paint those red flowers or bingo chips.  And once this lady (from Tim Holtz) was sort of placed on this plaque-I knew this is where she belonged.  

First I'm going to take care of some business-then I will show you the steps on how this wall hanging came together.

I would like to submit this plaque into the following challenges;

For the plaque I started with the wooden surface.  Then I picked out the stencil I wanted to use which is Tim Holtz's.  I used light modeling paste.

It came out really nice!

I added more paste to the sides to make it blend in better.

I painted it with spun sugar.  But it started to look way too pink.  

So I added walnut stain and scattered straw to tone down the pink.

Once it was colored enough to go with the picture, I picked out things to glue onto the plaque.  Most of this fun things are Tim Holtz's.  The little wooden frame is not.  I painted it with the walnut brown paint.  The clock is from Michaels.  The flowers are some I had in my stash along with the pearls.  I was happy to use some of the bingo chips-I have lots of those. :)

My husband bought me these cool metal gears for Christmas, and I'm excited to use them on this project.  

Here's the plaque again,  Thank you for stopping by!

Until next time my friends...stay creative! :)

Girlie ATC

Hello Everybody!

I came across a challenge called Wicked Wednesdays where you make Artist Trading Cards based on the theme.  The challenge right now is #246 Girlie.

I'm really excited about it.  I need to make some ATC's because the Scrapbook Expo is coming up, and they are one of the best ways (I think) to share my social media information.  Sometimes I don't give out any cards-and sometimes I wish I had one to give out.  LOL.  A lot of the time I'm so busy shopping and looking-I'm not talking making new friends.

So here is my ATC for this challenge:

I bought this stamp last year from Technique TJ Junkies.  These stamps were in the same booth as Art Anthology paints (which is very cool).  This is one of my favorite stamps.  I didn't break the rules-They were already broken when I got here.  Right?!?!  Sometimes I feel that way LOL :)

I used picked raspberry distress ink around the outer edges.  I colored the lady with Copic markers and added 3 pearls.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...stay sassy ;)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Farm Card

Hello Everybody!

A friend of mine needed a card for her children's 4-H club.  And House of Cards has this great inspiration photo-so I created this card:

This card is a bit unusual in that it is 12X12.  My friend needed a big card so that there was plenty of room for everybody to sign it.  I scored the first paper about an inch in and glued the short part to the back 12X12 cardstock paper.  

I used my silhouette machined to cut all of the die cuts.  

The barn doors open to say thank you.  I also cut out the H's in the clovers for 4-H.

Here is the inspiration picture for House of Cards:

I am also entering this card into Challenge 124 at Inspiration Destination-anything goes!

The colors are beautiful on this inspiration picture also--I might need to revisit this! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a beautiful spring day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Glitter, Flock, and Goggly Eyes-Oh My!

Hello Everybody,

It's the middle of March-I'm not sure how that happened so fast!  So Easter is quickly approaching-and we are making Easter cards for the challenge at Creative with Stamps.

One of the things I wanted to use this year is glitter.  I have a beautiful collection-and I need to use it!  So one of the cool things my husband has given me in the past year is double sided adhesive for the silhouette cameo.  So I cut these cute little bunnies and glittered them.  The sentiment is Hampton Art and the ink on this card is tempting turquoise from Stampin Up.

Why did I say "on this card"-because there was a process to get to these cute bunnies.  Scroll on down and I will show you. :)

Here is the sticker paper with a bunny removed.  I try to cut out everything on the one sheet at one time so I don't have a scrap of it hanging around. 

Here is the bunny on the card.

Here is the bunny with the top adhesive paper taken off.  It left the eyes and nose on which was good.  At this point I added glitter or flock.

These were the bunnies I made first.  I used Ranger's enamel accents for the noses.  The pink bunny is made with Martha Stewart jellybean glitter. (Love this by the way.)  The blue one is made with a blue glitter that happened to be more transparent-which made me like it less.  LOL.

Then I realized I had goggly eyes.  What a difference!  The eyes give them a little more character.

These two bunnies are made with flock.  It's a bit messier than glitter to me, but that might be because I hardly ever use it.  Which is a terrible-because these guys are so soft! :)

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my bunny cards.  I know there is quite a few-but once I got started I couldn't stop.  

We would love to see you join the Creative with Stamps challenge.  Be sure to put the graphic on your blog post.  And as always there is a cool prize to be had!  So go check it out and the rest of my teammates beautiful inspiration. :)

Until next time my friends-add some glitter! :)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Geometric Happy Birthday

Hello Everybody!

I was inspired by the challenge at "Just Us Girls" to make this card.  Their challenge is Geometric.

I used some Stampin Up stuff that a friend of mind kindly gifted me a while back.  The papers are SU chocolate chip and regal rose and so are the stamp colors.  The white is from Michaels (when they are $2 a pack-you know the ones) ;)

The sentiment is also SU and the circles are from Inkadinkado.  I used their square placing system also to start the pattern of circles and then I filled in the rest.  I also added a brown ribbon.  I don't know about you but I feel successful when I can incorporate ribbon onto a project. :)

The flowers are Tim Holtzs tattered florals and the circle is from spellbinders.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

"Just Us Girls" Geometric

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady/Girl

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my happy! :)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CWS Easter Card

Hello Everybody!

There's a new challenge for March at Creative with Stamps!  The new challenge is Easter cards.

This is my last challenge as part of the DT for CWS.  This has a been a great design team to be apart of.  The ladies are so supportive and creative.  They are truly an inspiration!  Also,-a big thank you goes to Lillian and Monika.  They work really hard to make sure things go smoothly and there are great prizes for you guys in blogland.  Thank you ladies for choosing me to be apart of the team.  😘

Ok onto my card.  :)  I had to use my crazy bird stamp set from Tim Holtz again.  I love these little guys and their accessories!

For the background I used Ken Olivers Color Bursts.  These color powders are so fun when mixed with water.  I made a few backgrounds and this one felt like spring.  I used broken china distress and water for the bird's body and picked raspberry for his tie.  I used stickles for the ears and cotton candy stickles for the inside of the bunny ears.  The butterfly is a stamp I had and the sentiment is also Tim Holtz. 

I used a four blade pair of scissors to make the grass and stamped little eggs and "hid" them.  

We can't wait to see the Easter cards y'all will make!  Be sure when you link up you add our graphic to your post so you can be eligible for prizes! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...we can't wait to see your "egg-cellant" cards :)