Friday, March 1, 2019

Scrap The Boys: I Love You to the Moon and Further

 Hello and welcome! Today is the start of a new challenge at Scrap The Boys!!
Without further ado, here it is! The design team really went all out and has incredible diversity of pages for this challenge. Hope you find inspiration!



I got the starburst freebie die cut from Paper Issues. I will admit, this did not quite turn out the way I wanted, plus the photo of the page is not helping. It seems I'm on the down low with taking good shots these days with trying to learn to use a new lens.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!


Friday, February 8, 2019

Mixed Media Canvas: Lost, Seek, Found

I am entering this into two separate challenges: one by Mixed Media Warriors (first time joining them) and Mixed Media and Art.


With the above challenge, I went with mulberry, coral and gold. Love the flowers and letters as well so had a "love lost" theme going on in my head.


The above challenge has a lot of textures to choose from, as well as the deep, rich plum color to work with. I didn't know I even liked the color until I played with it on this canvas.

I was HUGELY inspired by Nayda Drozdova work. She has a video ( I don't think I blinked) that I followed, while still making this piece my own.







Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Supplies:

8 x 10 canvas

49 and Market: Cottage Blooms

Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces
Creative Embellishments wood pieces

Lindy's Stamp Gang:
--Starburst Silent Night Silver
--Starburst Fuzzy Navel Peach
--EP Silver Moon Turquoise
--EP Twilight Blue Slate

Prima Marketing (Finnabair)
--Acrylic Paint Sparks - Ginger Magic
--Acrylic Paint Metallique Plum Preserves
--Wax Blue Velvet
--Wax Vintage Silk
--Melange Art Pebbles - various sizes

Metal Embellishments

Pearls

Tim Holtz's Quote Chips

Brick Stencil

Black Gesso
Modeling Paste

Friday, February 1, 2019

Scrap The Boys: Loving Today

Hello and welcome!!! Today is the 1st and that means a new challenge is waiting 
for everyone at Scrap The Boys!!! For this month, it's a mood board challenge, 
with lots of blue. For an added bonus, the design team was also provided 
cut files from Cuts 2 You showcasing Created by Gwen Designs.



 I fell instantly in love with the heart and 
it was just a matter of figuring out how I wanted to use it.

I used a touch of Lindy's sprays to really make the heart "pop".
The pattern paper is by Pretty Little Studio's "Ain't Life Grand" collection.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!

Supplies:

--Strathmore for Acrylic paint 12x12
 (this REALLY is much better for making mixed media "pop")
--AC black cardstock
--Pretty Little Studio words and titles

Lindy's Stamp Gang:

Prima Marketing:
--Color Bloom Summer Sky

Bling from Hobby Lobby

Date stamp




Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter Gift Basket

Hello! I made this gift basket using Dreaming Tree's "Give a Gift" bundle. I signed up for the
Adopt-A-Staff program at my son's school. So every month every single person
working at the school receives a gift from his/her anonymous person.

Every month includes January . . . that weird month we all forget about. 
Babies are still being born, people still need encouragement and it's 
definitely still winter. So out came all those beautiful winter "blues" for
this gift basket, AND my person loves angels.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!!


Basket was made using Bazzil shimmer cardstock and Bobunny's Sleigh Ride collection.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Altered Bird House

For Christmas my son bought me a wooden birdhouse to "play" with using all my fun supplies. I thought I was going to make a winter themed house but this project took on a life of it's own by directing me towards pink. Pink! The only pink I have in my stash is in the Sweet Treats spray set by Lindy's Stamp Gang. So I bought Prima Marketing SPARKS acrylic paint "Butterfly Spells" for extra effect and . . . . more pink.

I also found this fabulous challenge group called Art Playground and what do you know!? Here is this month's challenge.



Guess I really wanted more "girly and pink" than winter and blue.

Without further ado, here it is. Hope it inspires you!!!!


Most of my stash of color is from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I do tend to lean more towards 
the spray and embossing powders than the magicals. I find them perplexing.



Coming up with a design was just a matter of combing thru my stash and 
learning how to play with foamiran for handmade flowers.


When playing with 3D objects, be sure to hit all the corners and sides. 
It will not feel complete otherwise.



Adding numbers (Thickers) for texture was inspiration from one of many 
videos I've watched in regards to mixed media. 


I'm slowly building my stash of "fillers". They seem to be essential 
to buildingmixed media pieces and adding interest and texture.




THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!!

Supplies:

Lindy's Stamp Gang
--Starburst Spray Set Sweet Treats
--EP Morning Glory Azure
--EP Silver Moon Mistletoe

Blue Fern Studios - Heartland Collection

Prima Marketing SPARKS Butterfly Spells acrylic paint

Finnabair Art Stones

Handmade Foamrian Flowers using Gelatos (Metallic Blueberry & Metallic Grape)
--Chalkink Pink Grapefruit

Pinecones

Die cut fillers by Sue Wilson

Die cut leaves by Spellbinders

Thickers (numbers)

Stone Clock

Creative Embellishments (fairy)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Dreamer Of Dreams

I'm not sure where to start. I was greatly inspired by Lisa Griffith's  page on her November post. I was also greatly inspired by the DT member Mary Tzalla's page for this challenge.

I did make this page for two challenges, both of whom compliment each other.



I adore blues and browns together, mixed with shiny metallic objects. For Creative Embellishments it was the snowflakes and pinecones all the way! I have listed all supplies used at the end of the post.




I am still attempting to "perfect" my mixed media style. I like combining different textures without a lot of interference from me. Meaning I like the metals mixed with delicate flowers combination.


The chipboard pieces are all layered with embossing powder and opal wax.


I wish I had a better photo of the key mold. The design really latched on to the opal wax after applying blue sprays to the piece.


Thank you for stopping by today!!!


Supplies:

--BoBunny's Sleigh Ride Collection

--Lindy's Stamp Gang:
---Flat Fabio Sidewalk Chalk
---Flat Fabio C'est la vie Cerise
---Flat Fabio Danny's Zuke's Denim
---Starburst Spray Azure Sea Asters
---EP Silver Moon Mistletoe

Prima Marketing Opal Magic Wax
Prima Marketing Key Mold

DecoArt Snow-Tex

13@arts Pinecones

49 and Market flowers

Creative Embellishments Snowflakes, swirls and flairs

Writing template and modeling paste

Cut up blue jeans

Lollibeads Keys and Gears




Monday, January 7, 2019

Christmas Tree

Hello!! Today I would like to share with you my latest page using HipKitClub December's main kit.

I have been stalking them for years and I have finally decided to take the plunge to see where the kits lead me. I have two styles I like to play with, one is with bright colors and large die cuts and the other is mixed media.

I am hoping that HipKits encourage my lighter side to come out more. Although I have plenty of paper in my stash, most of it is not recent or just scraps left from other projects.

Without further ado, here is my lighter side using an exclusive cut file by HipKit. I did use SN@P Basics wooden paper for my background.

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Scrap The Boys: Summer

Hello and welcome to 2019!!!!! I'm happy to say that I will be continuing my journey with Scrap The Boys for the next 6 months. Without further ado, here is the challenge.


Scrap The Boys is based out of Australia and right now it is experiencing summer. I was hugely inspired by "HeyElsie" work on her Instagram page.


The large sun in the background can be found at the Silhouette store. I made "summer" using SCAL4 and lots of cursing and yelling at my computer to "just do it". LOL . . . it's a learning curve.

I used a combination of Echo Park and Lori Whitlock paper (a few years old) for this layout.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Believe . . . Mixed Media Canvas

Hello there!!! Today I would love to share with you my latest Christmas project(s). Actually, I made three of these canvases but the other two I will share later as they are Christmas presents for my mom and sister.

I follow Creative Embellishments blog and challenges every month. I think my next creation will involve more gears as this photo definitely has a lot of cogs and wheels going on in it.


Without further ado here is what I came up with. I also planned on submitting to the More Than Words mixed media challenge but I forgot to add stamping. Oh well.

However, Lindy's Stamp Gang also has a color challenge this month as well.  I do not have the exact matches of their color challenge, but I do have the Jingle Bells spray set and embossing set.



I was extremely inspired by Olga Ravenskaya's Winter Forest Canvas that she made back in January 2018. I don't have her talent, but I sure did have fun making this.

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!


This canvas is a mixture of Creative Embellishment's chipboard pieces, dies by Sue Wilson at DiesRUs, Finnabair products, Lindy's Stamp Gang products and random collections from my stash.


The scroll is music pattern paper by Graphic 45 "12 Days of Christmas" collection. I used embossing powder Bougainvillea Red Teal on the poinsettias. The reindeer is a mixed of the red teal and Scotch Broom Yellow.




Here is a layer of the embossed dies and chipboard, all embossing by Lindy's products. Believe has Silver Moon Turquoise  and the leaves are all embossed using Fiddlehead Fern Green.

My favorite piece in all this is the frame. I had no idea that mixing Scotch Broom Yellow and Midnight Gold embossing powders would create such an effect.


Supplies:

Lindy's Stamp Gang:

Creative Embellishments (frame, reindeer and leaves)

Finnabair Art Stones and Melange Art Pebbles

Straws from Hobby Lobby

Graphic 45 "12 Days of Christmas" - scroll

Ribbon

Christmas Flair

(can be found at www.DiesRUs.com)



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Journal: Life Is A Balance

Today I'm sharing a journal page made for the challenge blog, Mixed Media Art. I was greatly inspired by DT member Marie Johansson's journal page. This challenge reminds me so much of BoBunny's old Etc. line, I just had to pull out my scraps and play.


LIFE IS A BALANCE OF HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO

I had no rhyme or reason to the making of this journal page, except I knew I wanted to use my Tim Holtz's bird stamps and BoBunny paper. I do always look for quotes that inspire me and reflect on how I'm feeling now, but it's funny how I do that after I've made the background.

Thank you for stopping by today.



Supplies:

--BoBunny's Etc. Line (a few years old and still one of my favorites)
--Etc. Line - stickers for the title
--Not sure where the music paper is from

Stamps:
49 and Market
Tim Holtz (birds)
Blue Fern Studios

Lindy's Stamp Gang:
Moon Shadow Mist - Golden Doubloons
Starburst Spray - Azure Sea Asters

Faber Castell Gelatos:
Cotton Candy
Gold Champagne



Saturday, December 1, 2018

Scrap The Boys: Merry Christmas

Hey! It's December 1st and you know what that means!!! Time for a new challenge at 


I was greatly inspired by Missy Whidden's summer piece from a couple years ago.
I didn't quite pull off her bright design but it's all good anyway.



I added a light layer of white acrylic paint, instead of gesso. With a small chevron stencil, I then
colored in the pattern using metallic gelatos Ice Currant and Gold Champagne.
I followed that up with stitching! Pattern paper is by Teresa Collins: Tinsel & Company.


Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Gift Basket

Hello and welcome to my blog! It's time again for me to have made something for "Adopt-A-Staff" program at my son's school. At the beginning of the school year, I had to pick one staff member or teacher and volunteer to anonymously bring that person a gift every month.

Yeah . . . I'm choosing to show off a little bit and hopefully she really likes what I've done so far. My goal is to hand make her something every month. So far, I've been using the awesome projects designed by Dreaming Tree

Next month is not only Christmas, but it's her birthday month too. Hmmmmm........

Without further ado, I made this basket from the Harvest Time bundle at Dreaming Tree. I have made several of their projects and have found them not only easy to do (relatively speaking) but really hitting the spot on what I'm looking for when it comes to handmade 3D projects.

My harvest basket is made using the Simple Stories: Forever Fall collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!!



Monday, November 12, 2018

Canvas: FAMILY

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I would love to share with you my latest mixed media canvas using my favorite Fall colors.

I made this project with two different challenges in mind; Creative Embellishments and Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Lindy's Stamp Gang
Creative Embellishments


I would love to enter both challenges every month but sometimes the colors aren't quite in my arsenal. For whatever reason, I still don't have a really good red from Lindy's or a deep blue. First world problems, right?!

I am especially proud of this project because I did not "lift" from anyone else. This is 100% out of my head. Now, countless hours spent watching others create certainly helped, and I do recommend that for anyone learning a new way of crafting. The supplies used are listed at the end of my post.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!




I touched up the entire project at the end with shimmery acrylic paint: ginger magic.


I am particularly fond of adding pebbles and stones to my canvases. 
It's such a simple and easy way to add texture.


I would have liked to use deeper colors on this project, but I chose to stick with what I had 
in my stash. Funny thing about budgets, right?


I did use several chipboard pieces by Creative Embellishments. They did get a little buried
underneath all the flowers and pinecones. That being said I have learned to build my
canvases with pieces that will get "buried" because it all adds to the final art.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!

Supplies:

8x5 canvas

Creative Embellishments:
--Apples
--Apple basket 
--Flourish and stems

49 and Market flowers

Prima Marketing
--Flowers
--Gold Rust Paste - Finnabair
--Acrylic Paint: Ginger Magic - Finnabair
--Art Stones - Finnabair
--Melange Art Pebbles - Finnabair
--Burlap
--Shabby Chic Treasures: Leaves
--Thread Letters: Family

Finnabair:
3D Gloss Gel
Moldeling Paste
Soft Gloss Gel
Stencils

13@rts:
--Pinecones

Lindy's Stamp Gang:
Starburst Spray: Tibetan Poppy Teal
Starburst Spray: Cowabunga Copper
Starburst Spray: Red Hot Poker Orange

KaiserCraft: Mini Paper Blooms: Aubergine

White Gesso
Glue Gun