Friday, December 14, 2018

2018 Christmas Card

Howdy Peeps!!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my
2018 Christmas Card.

I just ordered and received a 12 x 12 Gel Press plate!
....and I wanted to play with it!
I pulled out a few 

Perfect Paints Shimmering Matte Acrylics
Red Wagon
Moss Green
Bright Gold
Canvas Corp 
Ivory and Kraft Cardstock
Black E Flute

Golden Orange

Circle Background Positive and Negative

Multi Medium Matte

I enjoyed a time of exploring my Gel Plate, paints and a stamp.
(sorry no photos)

My thoughts were to create a Christmas Ornament
but can I just say.....that's not working out so well.
A lot of hard work and it's not nearly as nice as I pictured in my head.

Now, I had cut my 3 pieces of monoprinted cardstock into 1 x 12 strips
so I decided to weave them together.
I then adhered the woven paper to a piece of
Kraft Cardstock with Multi Medium and let it dry overnight.

Using the Tattered Pinecone die, I diecut a piece of Black E Flute!
I colored my branch with a bit of Partridge in a Pear Tree Glimmer Mist.
I then tied a little golden bow and adhered it to the branch.

I cut up the piece of woven paper into 3 x 5.5 pieces.

I inked the woven paper and card with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

I then put my card together with Multi Medium!
Here is my finished card!

Hoping to have time to make up a few more of this beauty!!

THANK YOU for stopping by
to check out my creative play time!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Playing with Gelli Arts

Hi ArtFoamies and Gelli Arts Fans!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog 
to check out my creation using products from 
both of these AH~MAZING manufacturers.

Now, I have a bit of a disclaimer. Somehow my DT box got lost in its travels, so I had to punt! I'm sooo HAPPY I owned a
8" Round Gelli Printing Plate to work with.

As my paint color selection was WIDE OPEN, I decided to create something for my dining room. Which was SOOOO EXCITING! You see I am living in a house with bare walls. YES bare walls. We just moved into our home in October. 

Next, was to chose the ArtFoamies I wanted to play with!
I grabbed a few, trying to have each one very DIFFERENT from the other.
Leaf Geo

Lastly, what would I print on....

so I went on hunt and chose
a couple of Vintage Music Sheets
pages from a vintage McCalls magazine

a piece of white canvas
even a vintage paper bag

(I only ended up using the fabric,
can't wait to see what I do with the papers)

Then, I let the creative process begin!!
Now, I do have to say I am VERY NEW at the whole monoprinting process. So, this collaboration was a GREAT way
for me to try different things. 

Here are a few photos of my final creation,
which now hangs in my dining area.

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Gelli Arts

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I hope I've inspired you to try something new....
and just enjoy the learning process. 

Other Products Used
Canvas Corp Brands
White Canvas

Large Ivy

Americana Paint

THANK YOU for stopping by my blog!! creative!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

...just a few BagTags!

Hello my Friends!!
Wanted to share some of my latest creations.

As I am still in the process of unpacking my studio.
WHAT A TASK this has been.

But in my unpacking I came across some unfinished tags.... know what that means!
BAGTAGS made with 'Tovers.
Can I just say.....I had atleast 3 boxes of 'Tovers.
(is that normal???)

Thanks BUNCHES for stoppin' by
to check out my BagTags!!
I hope I've inspired you to....
Be Creative!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I took a play day escape......

Hello Peeps.....
Thanks bunches for takin' the time to stop by!
I have to say....
....the last six months have been..... I decided to make my soul happy.....
The sun was shining and just to nice to waste.
I headed to one of my FAVORITE antique stores
Chris Curran Antiques in Bethlehem, NH.
It's my favorite because you have to look 
in EVERY nook and cranny
As I's all about the HUNT!

......then I stumbled onto this box of Fabric Dye.
I remarked about the bottles and was told the story behind the bottles. They came from a "Shoe Fix It" shop. Mom and Pop type place.  You know....from BACK IN THE DAY....when you actually repaired the shoes you owned because it may be the ONLY pair you own! While listening to the story, I began looking through the wide array of colors and decided to pick a few.
After all, it was Fabric Dye....right down my alley. RIGHT!??!?

BONUS: The shopkeeper was nice enough to make sure all the bottles opened.

I was beginning to get a bit excited, you see, I had already stumbled upon a LARGE spool of thread...

So I knew what I needed to do.
Buy my goodies and head home to play!

So, I pulled off a few arms length of thread
and spritzed it with water.
Then, I sucked up a bit of the dye into a pipette
and dropped the color onto the thread.

LOOK at the yummie colors.

I had to take it a step further
and use a bit of the dyed thread on one of my ATC'S that I had laying around.
I used a bit of the orange, all bunched up, behind the flower

....and the green thread, to make a LOOPY Bow!

 They were the PERFECT accents for my Art Card!!

I wanted to leave you with one last find....

...and the radio was playing!

I hope you enjoyed my day of play day escape...

Once again.....THANK you for stopping by.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fall Inspired Napkin Rings

I was inspired to create a Fall I did!

I typically make a pumpkin every fall but this year I've chosen to take it up a notch and make Napkin Rings and Coasters.

Watch how I created the "paper" using......

ArtFoamie Stamps,
Tattered Angels ~ High Impact Paints
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Modeling paste and 6x6 Stencil
Canvas Corp ~ papers

I hope you will take a peek!!

Thank you sooo MUCH for stoppin' by!
Be Creative

Art by Marlene ~ HexaGone, Leaf Geo
N Studio ~ Weave
Rebekah Meier Designs ~ Patio Tile

Tattered Angels
High Impact Paint

Canvas Corp
Tissue Stock ~ Kraft, White and French Script

The Crafter’s Workshop
Spotted Stencil 6x6

Grecian Gold Modeling Paste


Rebekah Meier Designs
Mixed Media Medium

6x6 Transfer Foil ~ Old Gold

Friday, October 5, 2018

Mixed Media Mania YT Hop ~ Fall 2018

Howdy Folks.....I am super EXCITED and extremely HUMBLED 
to be apart of the Mixed Media Mania Fall 2018 YouTube Hop!
Featuring incredible Mixed Media artists
and a slew of Amazing Prizes from the following sponsors.......


Here is a SNEAK PEAK.....of my journal spread!

Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop, ArtFoamies, Tattered Angels, Art Journal, Ranger Ink, Lynne Forsythe

My video can be found HERE

To go to the BEGINNING of the YouTube Hop go HERE

I will also be giving away a prize package....

Comment on my Video and Subscribe to my YTchannel
to be in the running!!
for my prize and other GREAT prizes!!

RANGER (sponsor)
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage

ARTFOAMIES (sponsor)
Art by Marlene ~ Circle Salad  Fenced

Canvas Corp Brands
Glimmer Glam ~ Rustic & Camel

The Crafter's Workshop
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Spun Sugar
Black Licorice
Kale Smoothie
Raspberry Sorbet

Stencil ~ Brick Background

White Gesso
Light & Fluffy

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All other prizes are international eligible unless otherwise stated by individual artists.
Prizes will be awarded on a random basis using a number generator from comments on videos.
Contest runs from 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time October 5th 2018 to 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time October 11th 2018.
Winners announced October 19th 2018 via &
To enter to win:
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Friday, April 27, 2018

A play day.....

Sometimes LIFE can become overwhelming....
when it happens to me
To go to my happy place and find some PEACE!

 After hoping along the Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop
I was inspired to pull out a canvas and to use some BRIGHT colors.
The colors also fell in line with the
Our Mixed Media Moods so it seem PERFECT!

Can I scared me!! So much so, I ran to my kitchen sink,
pulled out a scrub brush and 
scrubbed off as much color as I could.

and I could see my background of collaged vintage papers.

To tone it down a tad more, I covered the canvas with
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage
When it was dry, I added a very light layer of White Gesso.

From this point on....I went into full CREATE MODE
which to me means.....just create with out documenting!

I used the Butterfly Collage Stencil and applied
a mixture of Light and Fluffy with Champagne Modeling Paste
mixed with......wait for it.....sand!

I accented my canvas with various colored Prills
and one of my FAVORITE stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my FREE CREATE ~ PLAY DAY
I know I did and I LOVE IT!

The Crafter's Workshop
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Spun Sugar
Raspberry Sorbet
Blue Jellybean

Mixed Media 
Light and Fluffy
Champagne Gold Modeling Paste
White Gesso

Butterfly Collage

Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession

Ranger Ink
Multi Medium ~ Matte
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage