Monday, August 22, 2016

My Soul Angel...

Howdy everyone....
Can you believe it....
I CAN'T hardly stand it!

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
OH 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
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. 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 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...

Also, a thank you to all my Past and Present Design Team Members! on to the Next Big Thing!!