Monday, February 27, 2012

It's a........


We at Simon Says Stamp and Show wanna know
what little ditties you can whip up using some IDEA~OLOGY!!

I began my creation with Wendy Vecchi's ~ ATC Art.
I wrapped it with Sketchbook Tissue Tape,
rubbed on some Picket Fence Distress Stain,
then inked the edges with Sepia Archival Ink

I just love the Tissue Tape Rosette it was made
 by adhering  some Symphony Tissue Tape to a strip of Buckram.

For the rest of the Idealogy.....

So.....head on over to Simon Says Stamp and up your creation!
Who know's you could win this....

Monday, February 20, 2012

Paris....London....New York!

Which city conjures up your creative juices........??

I chose PARIS!!

Now....when I think of Paris....I think of the city of LOVE...or maybe it's just a Valentines Day Hangover...whatever the reason....I ran with it!

I started with G45 Curtain Call papers...#1 because I wanted to use red accents and nothing is better for that than B and W papers.....#2 because of the wonderful Paris image!!

I cut a tag using the Tag and Bookplate die. Then, I chewed it up with my handy dandy Distrezz it All....have I mentioned I LOVE THIS TOOOOL!!

I then stamped on the face of the tag with Embossing Ink and the Fabulous Flourish stamp....and dusted it with Forever Red Perfect Pearls!

Using more Curtain Call paper.....I created the Rosette!!

Now, the heart was made from Clearly for Art WhiteOut, Glue 'N Seal, Rock Candy Distress Crackle, Alcohol Inks and Fired Brick Distress Stickles! you can see how I created the heart by visiting HERE!!

I then added some FABBY Petaloo CMC flowers....dabbed with Fired Brick Distress Stickles....the tag was then accented with some metal gooodies!!

I hope I've inspired you to join us for this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!! Look forward to see your linked up creation......who know you could be the next recipient of this LOVELY....

Friday, February 17, 2012


I wanted to share with you a couple more of the layouts I created for Reminisce and CHA~W!!

I have to tell you.....this Travelogue collection is just a BREEEEZE to work with!!

the colors are just YUUUUMMMY!!

....the coordinating sticker sheet made this mini a walk in the park!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

another HEART lovely!


I had a moment and was playing around and decided to pull out a template I had made.
(If you would like more info on how to make the template check out one of my video tutorials.)

I created the card base using a piece of Kraft Resist Paper.
I dabbed on a few splotches of Distress Stain.
I then white washed over it with watered down Gesso. 

I placed the template on the card face and
dabbed on some Molding Paste. When dry I dipped my paint brush into a puddle of Distress Stain
and brushed it over the Molding Paste. 

I then cut two hearts from Crinoline and
colored them with the same Distress Stain.
For effect I dry brushed on some Gesso. Gently tied a piece of string around the two hearts and tied it off. 

I had wrote LOVE YOU on scraps of Kraft Resist and dry brushed Gesso on each letter!

I know...
the chocolates, cards and gifts are WONDERFUL
but that's the biggest gift of ALL!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Anything goes....

This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show......

 I collected some supplies:
Archival Ink ~ Sepia and Jet Black,
 Altered Orange and Traditional Tan Acrylic Paint
Petaloo Flower
 ..........oh the fun I had!!

Join me and the SUPER CREATIVE teamies

who knows you could be the proud recipient of 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Welcome to Swirlydoos' February Blog Hop Block Party!!
Welcome to Swirlydoos February Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!!
If you came here from Angelicas's blog, then you are on the right track. 
If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. 
We have some amazing projects for you to see today
and as a bonus we have 2 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!!
There are 3 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

I my creation is from this month Technique/Project kit~

3 of the boxes were created very similar. 
I wet a strip of paper and crumpled it up.
When dry I adhered it to my box.

I applied Victorain Velvet and Weathered Wood Distress Stain to the flowers,
to change their appearance.

I first applied gesso to the wooden hinge, then applied Picket Fence Crackle Distress Paint.
(if you don't the Crackle paint will just flick off!) I then wiped on some Weathered Wood Distress Stain and applied Crackle Accents to seal it.
I couldn't find brads that I liked, soooooo I rubbed them in Distress Embossing Ink
then dipped them in Frayed Burlap Distress EP.
When cooled I flattened with a hammer!

The background of 4 of the boxes were made by first painting each box with Gesso.
I applied a layer of Multi Medium then squinshed up a piece of dictionary paper
into the medium. When dry, I lathered on some Weathered Wood Distress Stain.
Next came a layer of Gesso. When dry, I sanded the raised surfaces and swiped on more Weathered Wood DS. To finish off the box, I applied some Sepia Archival Ink.

Another beauty......

Love the vintage lace and faux pearls!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on February 10th to complete the hop.
Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on February 11th. 
In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words,
they will create a sentence.

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know
how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created
with all of the special words you collected.

My special word is : ONLY

The party continues over at LISA VALENTINE'S blog.  Have fun!

Lynne Forsythe
Back to Swirlydoos!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Clearly for Art


 I'm happy that you are joining me for this weeks
video tutorial from the Education Team.

I will be sharing with you this months tag in which I created a flower using Clearly for Art Modeling film and Perfect Pearls and oh the fun I had!!

Here are a few pictures of flowers I created.....

With the finished tag lookin' like this.....

Here is the product list for my tag....

Clearly for Art Modeling Film ~ Clear
Perfect Pearl Powders
Perfect Paper Adhesive (or Glossy Accents)
Paint Brush
Archival Ink
Layered Stamp or Die Cut Flowers
Tag cut from Kraft Resist Paper
Victorian Velvet Distress Stain
Chipboard DieCut Birdcage
Picket Fence Distress Crackle
Snow Cap Alcohol Ink
Distrezz it All

So here we go Peeps........ENJOY!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

it's a RECIPE!!

This weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is just that....a RECIPE!

Torn edges, Distress Inks, Wings and Buttons

and I have to say this week, the Teamies knocked it out of the park!

Torn Edges you say.....well yes, I tore up a dictionary page into strips and adhered them, in a scrunched up fashion, to an ATC canvas with Multi Medium. LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff!!

When dry, I made splotches of Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord and Broken China Distress Stain (a liquid form of Distress Ink....right????) I used my heat tool to dry the stain, then I brushed on a layer of Gesso. It's soooo coool how the ink bleeds through creating an amazing background.

Using my Cubist Template, Embossing Ink and a bit of Lettuce Embossing Powder....I created another layer on my canvas.

Buttons.......well you can only see a bit of them, I framed the canvas with them......once again using the AMAZING Multi Medium.

Don't you just love the Butterfly (my wings)??? I used Clearly for Art WhiteOut and some Alcohol Inks and a few other ingredients.......Wendy Vecchi came up with this technique and a little birdie told me she will be sharing how to create this VERY soon!!!

So, pull out the requirement and just have fun with this one!!! Be sure to link up your creation to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. Cause you just might be chosen to receive........THIS!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A quickie.....

A few of the layouts I created for Reminisce and CHA~W.....
using their Jet Setters Sticker line and other Reminisce papers!!!