Sunday, January 15, 2017

One of THOSE projects.....

....and this is one!
I needed to make a 4" x 4" canvas,
representing my style for
Canvas Corp Brands DT.
Without a clear plan, I decided to use
the mood board from
Our Mixed Media Moods for my inspiration.


.....and so my exploration began.


You see, I had been on a "paper" making frenzy
so I chose one of my "creations" to be the base to my canvas.
I cut a 3.75 x 3.75 piece and adhered it to
my Canvas Corp Brands 4 x 4 Canvas.
I then picked one of the pieces from
the UmWowStudio's
Mini View Finder Mash
and cut it in half.
Next, I applied Crackle Paint to the face of each piece.
When they were dry, I adhered them to my canvas.

For my numbers....
I dove into my stash of Thickers
(I know you have one too)
and adhered them randomly to my canvas
with Multi Medium Matte.

....but I wasn't happy!
So, I walked away from it for a day....

I came back and applied my new addiction....
USArtQuest ~ Prills using
Multi Medium Matte. 


....but I wasn't happy!
So I walked away from it for a day....

I decided it needed a bit more Crackle Paint.....


....but I STILL wasn't happy!
So I walked away for another day....

As I pondered on my creation
I decided it needed a bit more color to ooze
into the cracks and crevices of the Crackle Paint.
So, I pulled out a bunch of Tattered Angels Goodness
and let the coloring begin....


......If you know me you know
I think no work of art is complete without
saying SOMETHING!
so......I went to my collection of Yvonne Blair Designs stamps
and "Just Breathe" jumped out at me...


I took my creation out and photographed it and realized
I STILL wasn't happy!!
OH MY GOODNESS....

SO.....I headed back to my desk and pulled out a bit of
cheese cloth and wire mesh.....


NOW.........I WAS HAPPY!!!

PHEW.....what a journey.
but I do think it "Captures my Style"
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my creation!!


Tattered Angels Products used
Glimmer Glam
Bon Bon
Turquoise
Organic Garden

Glimmer Mist
Crocheted Doily
Precious Metal

Saturday, January 14, 2017

the ATC's have it!

Welcome to my Mid Month post for


Our sponsor this month is
There will be one LUCKY winner of a $25 gift certificate.

If you caught my post from the beginning of the month..
I showed you how i created a piece of "background" paper
using StencilGirl Products.


WELL....I had plenty of left over "paper"
so I decided to whip up some ATCs.


I chose to randomly spritz on another
Tattered Angels color to change the
"paper" up a bit!

I have been in an ATC makin' frenzy lately....
so I pulled out various 'TOVERS
(leftover material from previous projects)
to create these little darlings!



I also added a few new little ditties
like this UmWowStudio ~ Crown Mash.



I even made my own flower from
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Kraft Cardstock.



...and I finished off all of my ATC's
with Yvonne Blair Designs ~ Card Sentiments.



What do you do with your have leftover
pieces parts???

Thank you for stopping by and having a peek
of my latest little creations!

I hope you will play along,,,
here is how you can do that......

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.



* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.

* You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 

* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post

* Add a link to your direct postnot your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board

* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges. 

* No Backlinking (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.

* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

You have until 11:55 pm EST on January 31st to enter!

MAKE SURE to check out 
the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 
to see all the DT members
AMAZING creations and to check out our Guest Designer
Mary Beth Shaw. 

Other Products used:
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Precious Metals ~ Bash
Canvas Corp Brands:
Flute ~ Burlap
Yvonne Blair Designs/IO Stamps ~ Card Sentiments
UmWowStudio ~ chippies
Ranger Ink ~ Multi Medium Matte
US ArtQuest ~ Prills

Sunday, January 1, 2017

My New Gig......

I am soooo EXCITED to announce
that I have been asked to join the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Design Team!
If you know me.....you know......I LOVE A CHALLENGE!
So lets' get this thing started......

This month's sponsor is StencilGirl Products and the theme is...


with a $25 Gift Certificate going to a randomly chosen winner.

Here is my take on this month's challenge!
I had lots of fun working with the StencilGirl products!


I wasn't sure where I was headed when I began this project
but I knew I wanted to play around with various mediums
through the Stencil Girl Products Stencils. 
 So, I pulled out a piece  a piece of
Canvas Corp Brands Specialty Paper ~ Boucle
some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Mountain Mist
for my first layer.


When that layer was dry
and randomly applied a layer of Deco Art Crackle Paste.


When that layer had finished drying I chose
and spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Navy Blue.
I then flipped the stencil over and applied to leftover
Glimmer Mist to the rest of my "background" paper.


Then it was onto the last layer, I again used the
and randomly applied Perfect Paints ~ Clear Texture Gel.
While wet I sprinkled in a bit Vintage Glitter Glass.
I have to say, I love the interaction between the Clear Texture Gel
and the Glimmer Mist...creating a color variant!


When everything was dry I looked at my background paper
and decided I would create a tag first.
I have to say, I just LOVE how the background paper came out,
JUST THE PERFECT amount of sparkle and texture!


Here are a few close ups of my creation.....
I did add a few more layers to my tag......
I spritzed on an additional layer of
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Precious Metals
and added a few copper seed beds for color. 


.....a little bit of wire mesh
a section of UmWowStudio Hexagon background chippie.


a flower and a bit of foliage
accented with a bit of vintage trim.....


finished off with verbage from
 Yvonne Blair Designs/IO Stamps ~ Card Sentiment.


I hope you enjoyed my creation
MAKE SURE to pop back mid month to see
what I create with the rest of my new "background" paper. 


So here is how you play along......

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.



* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.

* You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 

* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post

* Add a link to your direct postnot your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board

* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges. 

* No Backlinking (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.

* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

You have until 11:55 pm EST on January 31st to enter!

MAKE SURE to check out 
the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge  to see all the DT members
AMAZING creations and to check out our Guest Designer
Mary Beth Shaw. 

Other Products used:
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Precious Metals
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Flute
Yvonne Blair Designs/IO Stamps ~ Card Sentiments
UmWowStudio ~ Hexagon Background
Ranger Ink ~ Multi Medium Matte

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MERRY Christmas Banner

Christmas is just days away and I wanted to share my last
handmade holiday decorations.....

My "MERRY" Christmas Banner was super easy to make!!
The base of my banner consists of:
and a length of vintage trim


and
Hunter Green Burlap

I added Avocado ~ Small Clothespins and loved 'em!


The ends of the banner were adorned with berry picks,
local pinecones and pieces of garland
topped with a burgundy burlap bow.



I case you missed my Christmas Stocking.....
you can pop over and check it out HERE!


I WANT TO WISH ALL MY FRIENDS
a Very MERRRRY Christmas
and a WONDERFUL Holiday season!



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MERRY Christmas to YOU!!

Hello my friends.....I don't know about you but
I've been on a roll pumping out Christmas Decorations.
You see all of my decorations from "christmas past" are
packed away in my storage unit,
and I can't get to them.... (POOR PLANNING on my behalf!)
....and I just can't make it through this season with our ANYTHING!
So here is one of them..........
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I have been working from CCB Farmhouse Christmas Mix and Match pad
.... because IT'S ALL THERE!
printed canvas
 various burlaps
 several printed papers
 kraft paper
 canvas and flute
what is there not to LOVE ABOUT THIS??
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I did add my current favorite CCB paper Red & Kraft Ribbon Stripe
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I tried to capture the Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Glam ~ Chandelier
.....it didn't work, but it sure is pretty in real life!

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I painted Santa's beard, hat and the bottom of his britches
with the Chandelier Glimmer Glam
Can I say.......it just shimmer in the Christmas lights.
If you look closely you can vaguely
see the snowflakes I stenciled onto the CCB Large Stocking
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I created a video to share with you showing how I created the flower cluster....


Monday, November 28, 2016

PAPERCRAFT:U premiere class

I AM BEYOND EXCITED....
Something, I have dreamed about for YEARS
is coming to life....

I LOVE to teach
but due to extenuating circumstances
I don't teach as much as I would like to.

SOOOOOO.....here is my answer!

I am an online instructor at ....


which will be debuting December 1st. 

 Discount Code: PCUCYBER2016

class will not be available until December 1st!

Here is my premier class....
"Rustic Christmas Cards"



Upon class subscription
will be offered at 15% off and FREE shipping!

I am also using Perfect Paints products
Shimmering Matte Acrylic ~ Moss Green
Pearl Plaster ~ Bavarian Cream
Shimmering White Stucco

Of course, you can use what you have in your own
stash and create along with me!

I will be opening a Private Facebook Forum
for us to share our creations, ask questions
and see what I will be whipping
up for the next class.

I look forward to creating with YOU!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Holiday Birdhouse

Hello peeps....
I wanted to share with you a project
I've been working on for the past few weeks.
The folks at the Howard Shawney VFW Post 816 in Littleton, NH
asked me to "decorate" a solid wood birdhouse that had been
fabricated by a local autistic teen, that they are selling for the young man!
Can I say....I've been waiting for a couple of months
for inspiration to hit....and hit it did.


I knew I wanted my birdhouse to have a "Nature" theme to it!
So, I went on a nature walk to collect sticks and
birch bark from felled trees.

It took me several days to create the patchwork birch bark
siding for my birdhouse. Thanks to good ole
Ranger Inc, ~ Multi Medium ~ Matte
the birch bark isn't going anywhere.


I am rather limited on my
shopping options here in the "country" as there
are no creative big box stores,
soooo.....I took a trip to Walmart. 
I gathered up a few supplies
Burgundy Burlap Trim
and a length of Pine Garland
and the way cool Pine Cone picks.


I began by covering the roof and back of the birdhouse
with a length of CCB Burlap.


After I had cut apart the garland and picks
I attached them to my birdhouse with
a staple gun and hot glue.


I covered up the pick ends with pieces of the garland
I cut apart and a big bow accented with a bit of
Canvas Corp Brands Natural/White Hank


To finish off my birdhouse,
I pulled out a package of my
UmWowStudio ~ Merry chippies
and painted them with Perfect Paints ~ Red Wagon
and hot glued the letters to a piece of twine
by Canvas Corp Brands.
The Merry Banner is removable
as the front "door" opens.
Inside, I placed an American Flag on the back wall
and a Ultra-Slim Wire Light Set
to illuminate it!


My birdhouse is being auctioned off at
Howard Shawney VFW Post 816.

Let us remember our veterans, and 
FORGET NOT to THANK them for their service
so we can live FREELY in this AMAZING country
the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!