Friday, April 29, 2016
In the next picture, the card is lying down, so you can more clearly see the bead display....love the micro beads!
The emphasis is on GOLD...the background paper with gold, foil circles is from an old SSS kit and the message was die-cut from gold foil card stock. All dies are from MFT Blueprints #26. The card base is Neenah's Desert Storm.
Below is the inside with my grandson's new age...the numbers are puffy Heidi Swapp stickers colored with a Copic Marker to match the blue beads and a little Glossy Accents. The balloon is cut from SU Glimmer paper.
I'll be entering the card into the latest Seize the Birthday Challenge (Anything Goes) and Word Art Wednesday #228-229.
Enjoy your weekend!
Friday, April 8, 2016
You really don't need to do a whole lot when you have pretty paper (Lemoncraft...House of Roses) and a Prima flower! Agreed?
The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set called New Mercies (one of my favorite verses and most often repeated to myself when I wake up is the one about God's mercies being new every morning from Lamentations). It always erases any heaviness I felt the night before.
Sentiment frame--->Vintage Labels Seven (Justrite)
Leaf swirl---> Petite Vinery (Creative Expressions)
Ink...Antique Linen Distress Ink and Spray Stain (Ranger), Java Bean (Ranger)
I have to show you a picture from my class this morning that I thought was so funny! We were told to bring aprons to class because Mixed media is messy. The woman you see was wrapped in plastic protective covering that is sold in the hospital where she works because she didn't want to buy an apron! We all got a big kick out of this!
This card will be entered in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #224-225.
See you again soon!
Labels:Distress Ink and Spray,Lemoncraft House of Roses,Petite Vinery die,Prima flower,Sympathy card,Vintage Labels Seven die,WAW 224-225 | 1 comments
Monday, April 4, 2016
Here is the next step after I painted the bird cage with Gesso (Claudine Hellmuth) and sprayed with Brushed Pewter and Black Soot Distress Stains (Tim Holtz). The little pot was also painted with Gesso and then spray painted with Summer Sky (Prima Color Bloom). I spread some glue on the rim of the flower pot and rolled it in Silver Glass Glitter (Recollections).
The flowers (except for the dark violet ones) were white and I spray painted them with a variety of Color Bloom Mists. The grass is green moss.
The next picture reveals the completed project...
Most of the flowers and the angel are from Wild Orchid Crafts in the UK...it does take a little longer in the mail, but the price is right! I believe the blue-ish flowers are Prima (from an older kit I received).
The angel is dusted with one of the new Artisan Powders by Frank Garcia (Prima Memory Hardware)...the name of this one is Parthenay (dark umber). Also, the wings are brushed with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint.
I was intending to die-cut a butterfly, but instead I decided on a Lemoncraft button
Labels:Bird Cage Alteration,Distress inks,Gesso,Prima Artisan Powder,Prima Color Bloom Mists,WAW 224-225,Wild Orchis Flowers | 2 comments
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The next picture shows the finished egg with tiny flowers covering over three-fourths of the surface. Needless to say, I used a LOT of pearl-head stick pins.
The rest of the decor (on the egg) is a selection of flowers and fussy-cut Graphic 45 papers (Children's Hour and Time to Flourish)...in addition, the small flowers and leaves were die-cut from the Graphic 45 6x6 pads with coordinating colors.
Butterflies--->Leavenworth Butterfly Trio (Memory Box)
I've never made anything quite this "full", but I noticed that many of the Graphic 45 projects are replete with papers and embellishments!
Another emphasis on the egg and the flower pot is the lace I used on both. I was reluctant to use what seemed like a lot of my treasured lace, but after all, isn't this why I have it in the first place? *wink*
I painted the flower pot with gesso inside and out, wrapped two types of lace around the lower portion and sprayed the lace and the "lip edge" with Antique Bronze Distress Spray Stain. Before I added the Wild Orchid flowers and die-cut leaves (Dancing Leaves by Penny Black), I embellished with Finnabair Copper Micro Beads.
The rest of the pictures are different views of the egg....
I'll be entering this project into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #222-223 (Anything Goes),
Have a Blessed Easter!
Labels:Altered egg,Children's Hour,Dancing Leaves die,Distress Spray Stain,Gesso,Graphic 45,Lace,Leavenworth Butterfly Trio dies,Micro Beads,Time to Flourish,WAW 222-223 | 7 comments
Monday, March 14, 2016
I love the center die (Hearts and Frames by JustRite) as a frame for just about anything. I sprayed the background paper with Prima Color Bloom Pearl White, so it has a bit of pearl-ish sheen that you really can't see in the pictures. Then I splashed Picket Fence Distress Paint on the background and the center die, using the Tim Holtz Splatter Brush.
The cheesecloth serves as a support structure for the flowers (Wild Orchid and Petaloo).
Gesso is painted onto the flowers with some added Broken China Distress Paint on the darker blue flower.
Leaf die--->Dancing Leaves by Penny Black
I'll be entering this card into two challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #221 (Anything Goes or use the verse)
Crafting With Dragonflies #52 (make a girly card)
Adding a picture of Ruby and Sophie (the cat). Sophie was having an "affectionate moment" and I do mean moment. In just a few seconds, she was hissing and slapped Ruby! Poor Ruby...no wonder she's so wary when Sophie gets a bit too close!
Labels:Crafting With Dragonflies52,Dancing Leaves die,Distress paints,Flying Unicorn March Kit,Gesso,Hearts and Frames Dies,Prima Color Bloom,WAW221 | 4 comments
Saturday, March 5, 2016
I shaded the scalloped areas around my Gorjuss girl with Tea Dye Distress Ink and a mini blender.
The colors were kind of decided for me because I used the February kit from Scraps of Elegance. Every product in the kits are chosen to coordinate. I'm sure to use these products many times due to the amount that comes with each kit.
The aqua blue ribbon is slightly crinkled and I cut it in half to decrease the width. I added that sweet aqua blue resin rose and the other flowers after giving them a gloss of Gesso.
The bird was originally silver...I painted it with Gesso and sprayed with some Bronze Distress Stain (to accent the crevices).
The wispy threads you see under the flowers are called Sisal. I saw it on another blog and fell in love. It is a material that you can buy on Amazon and is used to decorate artificial plants. It is tied with some off-white cording.
Dies--->Pierced Squares (MFT) and Pinpoint Scalloped Circles (Memory Box)
The gorgeous paper (from the kit) is part of the Blue Fern Serendipity collection. The smaller square is the same paper as the background, however I stamped over it with Blue Fern's Serendipity Medley stamp.
Here are the very few Copics I used.....
I mentioned (in my last post) that I was starting a childhood through high school album for my son (who is almost 50....better late than never!). Well, I have two pages done! Yay!
Take care and have a restful weekend! God Bless your hearts!
Labels:Blue Fern Serendipity paper and stamps,Die-namics Pierced Squares,F&F,Gorjuss Top of the World,Mojo437,Pinpoint Scalloped Circles dies,Scraps of Elegance | 4 comments
Friday, February 26, 2016
I love the emphasis on yellow which was inspired by this beautiful Blue Fern paper. I've rarely used yellow on my cards and I like it!
The white splatters on the first layer were made with a Tim Holtz Splatter Brush and the raised stenciling was also from one of the TH stencils enhanced with embossing paste and a heat gun.
Flowers--->Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment stamp--->Simply Said: Coffee and Jesus by Jillian Vance...stamped with Java Bean by Ranger
Elementals #11-Bracket Coved Labels (Frantic Stamper)
Dancing Leaves (Penny Black)
Plus white cording and cheesecloth
See you again pretty soon...I'll be working on a pocket (Project Life) album for my son this year and right now I'm drowning in old pictures! Pray for me! *wink*
Labels:All Dressed Up #49,Blue Fern,Bracket-Coved Labels die,Dancing Leaves die,Simply Said stamp,Time for Walkies,Wild Orchid flowers | 4 comments
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