Thursday, September 1, 2016

a dream....is a wish


Hi everyone.....
THANK YOU sooo MUCH
for stopping by my blog.
I am SOOOO EXCITED to be Guest Designing
for

This month's sponsor is 


I created a mood board to base my creation on....
the theme is...


(OK....so a may be a bit shabby rustic
but it works for me!!)


I received a custome designed box from
Canvas Corp Brands to match my board.

Here is end result!


....and this is how i created this 6 x 6 Canvas.
I began by cutting 1.5" squares from
I applied the squares to my canvas with Multi Medium.
I then sprayed the entire canvas with
When dry, I lathered on a bit of gesso
and set it aside to dry.


I cut petals for my flower out of
vintage curtains and painted on
When it dries....the material
is stiffer and is able to be manipulated.


When drying the petals I crumpled
them in my hand.
When dry, I pinched the fabric together
and stapled it.
I cut a 1" circle from crafter paper
and adhered the petals in layers
with Multi Medium.


As my flower is drying,
I keep manipulating the petals.
With a round brush I painted
on a bit of
Vintage Brass
Chocolate Covered Strawberries.


I had previously applied a layer
of White Stucco which had been drying.
I then dipped my canvas in the left over
ink on my craft mat.


I pulled out a Window chippie,
globbed on gesso.
When mostly dry,
I spritzed the window frame with
Bash
When dry I cut a bit of
vintage curtain and adhered it to the back
of my window frame with Multi Medium.


I cut ivy from a piece of linen paper.
I spritzed the entire vine with
Bash
and painted on
Safari Green for contrast.


I spritzed 3 flowers with


I also cut spiral flowers from

When everything was dry I put my canvas together.
I began by stapling a piece of
Birch Bark
to my canvas.


Here are a few closeups....



I finished off my canvas with
verbage chosen from
Words for Art.


I hope you have enjoyed my creative process!!
I think I may need to create mood boards
MORE OFTEN.

for offering a guest DT spot.
I TRULY ENJOYED THIS.

MAKE sure to play along with us this month!

Products Used:
Canvas Corp Brands
Roma Book Cover
C Flute
Burlap ~ Light Pink
Linen Paper

Tattered Angels
Vintage Brass
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Vanilla Breeze
Bash
Safari Green

7gypsies
Ordre du Jour ~ Pen & Tell Her

Yvonne Blair Designs
Words for Art

Perfect Paints
White Stucco

Petaloo
DIY ~ Mini Pearl Daisies

Monday, August 22, 2016

My Soul Angel...

Howdy everyone....
Can you believe it....
Summer is ALMOST OVER
I CAN'T hardly stand it!

Anyways....
I've been meaning to share this little LOVER~LY
I create a while back!
....I just love her!
She stands watch over my studio...


The inspiration for my Soul Angel was
my DT box I had just received from
UmWowStudio
OH MY....how the creative juices began to flow!!

I dug out a Chunky ATC that had been banging
around on my crafting table for MONTHS.
Then, I remembered a bag of wood pieces parts, I had,
and dumped it on the floor to begin to compile my Soul Angel
a candlestick holder
a door knob
and a wooden ball.
My Soul Angel was beginning to take shape...


 I smeared on a bit of 
to match the previously created Chunky ATC.
Then, I painted all the wood pieces with
Perfect Paints ~ Aged Copper to match.


I glued all the pieces together with Ranger's Multi Medium.
While I was waiting for it to dry,
I cut (2) wings using Sizzix ~ Angel Wings die
and a bit of cardboard.
I manhandled the cardboard, tearing at it to
expose the corrugation.
Next I randomly painted on
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic
True Blue
Sangria
when dry, a feathered on a bit of Ranger's Multi Medium
and added a bit of Stampendous Pearlized Fragments.


Then I dug into my new acquired stash of
UmWowStudio chippies!!
I used (2) leaves from Home Grown MASH
SOUL and flourishes from Fortune Teller MASH

I painted all my chippies with
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic
I love how you can paint it on flat
or dab on to created texture.


I colored a bit of string
to match my Soul Angel's wings and
added a key and vintage button to round out her bodice.


What would my Soul Angel be without
a halo and veil!!?!?
I used a bit of vintage lace and such to create them
and finished it off with another
flourish from the Fortune Teller MASH.


I hope you have enjoyed my creative journey....
It was one of those projects I just had to get out
of my head and let it have it's way!

THANK YOU for stopping by........









Wednesday, August 17, 2016

.....a FOND Farewell

It was 5 years ago I entered Petaloo's Color Me Crazy competition....
and I WON! 
I was awarded a coveted position on the
Petaloo Design team.
....so and the journey began!

Here is the project I created!
You can see the tutorial on how I made this
Mini Album HERE.



BUT TODAY.....I wish the team a FOND adieu!

I thought I would share a few of
my FAVORITE project created with
Petaloo Blooms!

Here is a project I created for Swirlydoos
(sorry the video is missing)


Every year I make a new Pumpkin around Thanksgiving
.....this is one of my all time favorite ones!


This next project, I created for Tattered Angels.
I hangs prominently on my studio wall....still!
You can see it here!


I proved to myself....you can use flowers on a boy layout!


Next up we have a TRIBUTE to Reminisce...
you can see the tutorial HERE!


I created this tag for Yvonne Blair Designs
.....and yes I am using purple!


Last up is a project I created for Ranger's Melt Art Mania
.....and the video is still available for this one!


.....there are SOOO MANY more I projects I could have
showcased.....but this will do for now!

A BIG THANK YOU to Cheryl and Jeff Cohen of Petaloo!
Thank you for believing in me...
Thank you for having me teach for you...
THANK YOU!!!

Also, a thank you to all my Past and Present Design Team Members!

.....now on to the Next Big Thing!!




Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Free Create Day


I LOVE when I have a 
FREE CREATE DAY....
when I don't have a creative assignment...
and I GET TO CHOOSE 
what I want to play with!!

YESTERDAY was one of those days...



I had a package of
(2) Pack of Color Burst
some The Crafter's Workshop stencils
Stencil Folk Art Flower
Repeating Pods
Layered Flower Bits
a jar of Perfect Paints 

....and I let the creative process flow!

For all the cards,
I applied various Color Burst colors
to the Water Media Card.
I love that you can soak these cards and they
stay FLAT!
Then I stenciled over the the colored background

From there I tried something different on each card.
For this card I painted on Yellow Gold ~ Liquid Metallics
over the Polishing Plaster.


For the second card....
I JUST LOVED
how the Color Burst seeped into the Polishing Plaster
to cause a "transparent" look.


....see!
I chose to leave this background AS IS!


For the last card I painted over the Polishing Plaster
with various colors from the Earthtones 6-Pack.


All three of my cards have sentiments from
Impression Obsession / Yvonne Blair Designs
stamped on CCB Kraft Cardstock with
Ranger ~ Archival Ink ~ Watering Can.



For my second card I painted UmWowStudio chippies 
with Gesso, then painted on a bit of the
Earthtone Color Burst.
Added a few Petaloo Blooms!




The last card....



I hope you have enjoyed my creative journey!
It felt AMAZING to free create!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Do All Things.....

HELLO MY FRIENDS!
It is the 4th of July weekend
and my boy is coming home for 2 weeks
LIFE IS GOOD!

I wanted to share with you
my latest 'TOVER....
I had been working on this project for
and had some unused goodies
I just couldn't throw out!


So, I used them to create this card.
I had applied leftover
to a card created from 


Now the 'TOVERS on my card are....
the paper flower created using
I cut the layers from
and a piece of vintage curtain,


....and Petaloo's Paintable Mini Pearl Daisies
which I had colored with diluted

I stapled on a piece of 
that I had painted black.


When I was manhandling the piece of
 I saved the fibers I pulled and
used them behind my flower!


For the card background
I splattered on a bit of India Ink
and did a bit of ghost stamping.


The whole inspiration for my card is
the tag from the
DO ALL THINGS WITH LOVE!!

WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY
HOLIDAY WEEKEND.....
I know mine will be!