Sunday, June 7, 2020

Mixed Media: The Bronze Age

What can I say?! I love making these little Finnabair wax projects and playing with different color combinations. I even made a wonderful decor spot for them all to go in my living room.

I've named this one: The Bronze Age. . . cause that is my base color. LOL . . . no? K.

Without further ado, here it is. Thanks for stopping by today!


Base - 6 x 6 triangle

Puzzle pieces - Dollar Tree
Creative Embellishments - large rose
Keys and Gears - Amazon
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Chipboard from HL
Tim Holtz metal frame
Stencil with modeling paste

Prima Marketing Mold:
Cogs and Wings
Flower Mold

Katie Sue Designs - Iron Alphabet

Finnabair Products:
Heavy Black Gesso
Bronze Age
White Gold

Separate Pieces:
Heavy Black Gesso
Fire Ruby
Red Amber
White Gold

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Altered House - Mixed Media

Hello there! I follow many challenges, especially mood boards like this one from Mixed Media Place. But I don't always get around to participating, and when I do, I'm usually late to the party.

But this color combo and mood board spoke volumes to me!! It gave me the perfect opportunity to try a new combo with the Finnabair waxes (my newest love affair).

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies listed below.


Wood house base 

Dylusions Mini Number Stencil
Chipboard and wood numbers from Hobby Lobby

Creative Embellishments chipboard

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Wooden Cogs

Finnabair and Prima Marketing Products:

Prima Marketing Molds:
Cogs and Wings
Delicate Floral Redesign
Roman Numerals

Art Pebbles

Amethyst Magic
Lucky Emerald
Re-Design Meteor Showers
Old Silver

Monday, May 11, 2020

Love: Mixed Media Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for my mom. The flowers are handmade using gelatos. The base is made using Lindy's colors.

Thank for stopping by today!!


Flowers dies by Spellbinders
Leaf and flower dies by Sue Wilson
Gelatos - Kiwi, Guava and Iced Pear

Lindy's Sprays:

Embossing Powders:

Wooden Title and hearts

Sewing Machine
Distressing tool
White Cardstock
Berry Smoothie Cardstock

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Ladies Night In: Mixed Media Canvas

A lot of times I make projects cause inspiration hit me over the head by talented artists. I was hugely inspired by Yulia Pospelova's piece on her YouTube channel.

This month's Creative Embellishments challenge is fun and can be interpreted so many different ways. I love art like this and can come up with about 10 completely different ways to be inspired.

My piece is all about time well spent with my girlfriends. I miss them bunches during these crazy days. Chatting and laughing about motherhood, husbands, jobs and life is what having girlfriends is all about.

Friends bring new experiences and "color" into your life. They manage to mold and "fit" into the foundation that is you. For this piece I used about 8 different colors. I'm not sure how it all works, but give a go if you are inspired. (Supplies listed below.)

49 and Market flowers mixed with Finnabair molds and paint, Creative Embellishment's chipboard and Lindy's sprays.

The leaf is leftover from another project. I know it's darker than the rest of the piece but somehow it works with the crazy color scheme anyway.

Paints and sprays are best used separately when working with a piece, in my craft room anyway. The colors pop and do not become muddy when swirling with other mediums.



10" Circle Board - Michael's

Finnabair and Prima Marketing:

1. Molds:
--Cogs and Wings
--Stars and Moons
--Leafy Blossoms
2. Metallique Paint:
--Frozen Berries
--Plum Preserves
3. Opal Magic:
4. Art Pebbles - mixed sizes
5. Tapestry Stencil
6. Texture Paste - Graphite

Creative Embellishments

49 and Market - Blossom Blends - Sea Breeze

Lindy's Stamp Gang:

--Starburst Squirt - Polite People Purple
--Starburst Squirt - Poutine Gold
--Starburst Spray - Cowabunga Copper

Tim Holtz - Old Time Die Cuts

Background Stamp - cursive writing

White Gesso

Cheese Cloth


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Steampunk Canvas - Fortnite Gaming Canvas

Today's post is all about the journey to the making of this piece, in which the whole family was involved!!!! Supplies listed below.

I just loved the piece by Anika Blumenthal named House of Imagination. I have made several pieces based on her original video and flow of how she applied the waxes. By keeping the two color schemes separate, the art really pops. When I stepped into the world of steampunk (and this style specifically), my husband and son really perked up. So much so that my visionary 13 year old asked, "Mom, can you make me a Fortnite scrapbook page so I can hang it in my room?"

Me, "Oh? Do you want a page or a steampunk piece like this star?"

Son, "Piece like the star."

Me, "What kind of base do you want? Star? Circle? Square? Rectangle?"

Son, "The map of Fortnite."

Wow. Alrighty then.

I went shopping online for several days. I had it in my head that I really needed more "boy" like molds to work with and I had my heart set on pipes and anything else I could find.

First, I ended up at Etsy where I discovered the GamerGirl Mold. I just HAD to have that. THREE days later I finally came across Katy Sue Designs based both here and in the U.K. I could have bought so many fabulous molds that I had to restrain myself to just two,  the "rusty pipes" and "iron alphabet" (to be used later).  (There is the nasty little thing called a "budget" that I need to live by.)

The next stage was the title and map. I was able to download the font style for free, in which I cut out the font using SCAL4 and my silhouette (about 2"). Next, I went hunting for the Fortnite map. I dusted off some serious Pixelmator and SCAL4 skills. I outlined a map in Pixelmator, then took that image and traced it into my SCAL4 program. The map is about 10" is diameter.

Finally came my husband! He took the cutouts (letters and map), traced onto a wood sheet, then used his "wood cutting machine thingy" to cut out the pieces.

My son knew what colors he wanted so all I really had to do next was build the composition.....

It was a happy ending!!!



Heavy Black Gesso

TCW Stencil - Riveted
Dylusions Stencil - Numbers

Modeling Paste

Finnabair Moulds:
Suns and Moons
Roman Numerals
Cogs and Wings

Katy Sue Designs Molds:
Rusty Pipes

TheDecodenDiva: Gamer Girl Mold

Creative Embellishments chipboard;
Scribble Bulbs

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Tim Holtz Grungeboard

Metal Embellishments

(In order used)

Turquoise Satin - base
Peacock - 2nd layer base

Hint: When working with black gesso, it's important to go from dark to light.
--Everything else:
Amethyst Magic
Red Amber
Fire Ruby (just a smidgen)
Vintage Gold
White Gold (highlights)

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Beauty Within - Mixed Media Canvas

Hello there!! Today I would like to share my latest canvas using many Finnabair's products, Prima Marketing products, 49 and Market flowers, Lindy's colors, Dusty Attic chipboard and Creative Embellishment chipboard.

Hope you are inspired!!!

Layers using Creative Embellishments Corsets and Autumn Leaves Set, wooden cogs, 49 and Market flowers Linen and Cantaloupe and Prima Wings and Swirls mould shown here.

Dusty Attic chipboard shown here. Plus Finnabair Graphite Paste along with Lindy's Squirt Poutine Gold, and Starburst Cattail Copper Brown.

I layered my moulds with Finnabair's Blackberry, followed by Red Wine. Topped them off with Vintage Gold Wax

The bottom of the pebbles were colored with Red Wine.


Other products:

Friday, March 20, 2020

Star Punk with Metallique Waxes

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are getting to spend more time playing with your stash during this strange and surreal time.

Creative Embellishments challenge this month was perfect as it led me straight to a project I've been wanting to do for a while. I loved the piece by Anika Blumenthal named House of Imagination. The link sends you to her video on how she used black gesso followed by waxes. I followed her technique with my own supplies but added a final touch with White Gold.

Here is Creative Embellishments challenge:

If you have all those wax colors ..... go for it!!!! You won't regret it.



Heavy Black Gesso

TCW Stencil - Riveted
Dylusions Stencil - Old Letters

Modeling Paste

Finnabair Moulds:
Suns and Moons

Creative Embellishments chipboard;
Fairy Wing Set 2
Scribble Bulbs

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Hobby Lobby:
Alpha wood pieces
Chipboard numbers

(In order used)

Turquoise Satin
Indian Pink
Red Amber
Vintage Gold
White Gold

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mixed Media Canvas: Dream

Hello everyone! Although I follow many challenge groups, I don't always get a chance to participate. Here is Creative Embellishments challenge for the month of January. I also loved the color scheme of Lindy's challenge for this month and decided to mix them up.

Red and pink are classic for February, but I immediately reached for my pink and chocolate stash with Lindy's, which is perfect for the bottom, middle photo with Creative Embellishments.

 My first layer here is a brick background with modeling paste and a large swirly chipboard piece by Creative Embellishments. Then I began adding Lindy's colors: Creme Brûlée Creme, Milk Chocolate Brown, and Cosmopolitan Pink.

My titles for these projects are usually decided last. That's because I just never know how
it's going to turn out and what will be the best fit. This title, from Creative Embellishments is embossed with Lindy's embossing powder, Midnight Gold, easily one of my favorite powders.

Here you can see layers of gears, both metal and chipboard, the birdcage (Creative Embellishments), fussy-cut flowers, 3-D flowers and finally the moon himself. There are layers of sprays using pinks and chocolates.
To add a bit of extra shimmer to my project I used Cosmic Shimmer Gliding Flakes, purchased
at a local craft store. Love that stuff!!!!

One thing I'm learning about mixed media is to not be afraid to be messy with your flowers.
Use complimentary colors in your stash to brighten them up and use gesso to distress them a bit.


Gesso: Black and White

Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst:
--Cosmopolitan Pink
--Cotton Candy Pink
--Dark Chocolate Truffle
--Milk Chocolate Brown
--Creme Brulee Bream

Lindy's Embossing Powder: Midnight Gold

Prima Marketing/Finnabair:
--Moon and Stars Mould
--Wax Vintage Silk
--Wax Royal Robes
--Melange Art Pebbles

Blue Fern patterned paper

Creative Embellishments Chipboard (birdcage, large vine, and title)

Metal Charms: Gears (Amazon)

Cosmic Shimmer Gliding Flakes

Paper Studio Poppies flowers


Tim Holtz Butterflies

Brick Stencil

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Enjoy The Journey - Mixed Media Canvas

Hello! Today I would like to share with you a canvas I made following 
Finnabair's December Art Recipe.

Colours of December Art Recipe:
 Art Extravagance: Snowflake Paste
 Art Alchemy: Opal Magic Paints
 Art Ingredients: Glitter 
 Finnabair’s Moulds 

The colours: Blue, Lavender and Silver

While I don't have a lot of European papers to work with, I have plenty of Bobunny! I pulled out Penny Emporium for this and decided on the framed sticker as my focus point.

My Finnabair ingredients are glitter, snowflake paste and moulds. Because I don't have the right color of opal magics, I did reach for plenty of other Finnabair products to add to this piece.

All my supplies are listed below! Enjoy and thank you for stopping by today!!!

I went back and forth on my moulds and embellishments with how to distress them. For some, I used black gesso and Royal Robes wax. For others, I used Mermaid Sparkle and Old Silver wax.

The flowers I added last and distressed the whole piece with snowflake paste.

I love the effect of the Graphite texture paste and glitter.  All the pebbles are colored with Frozen Berries, a beautiful pearlescent color.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Finnabair Products:

--Cogs and Wings
--Regal Findings
--Everleigh Flourish
Sparks Mermaid Sparkle
Metallique - Frozen Berries
Old Silver
Blue Velvet
Melange Pebbles
Glitter (Purple)
Texture Paste - Graphite
Stencil - Tapestry
Snowflake Paste

Lindy's Starburst Frolic in the Forest Black

BoBunny's Penny Emporium

Tim Holtz's quote chips

Creative Embellishments chipboard and wood

Metal Embellishments



Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays Home Decor - Mixed Media

Lots and lots of fussy cutting and layering  ..... and here we are!!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

I had a huge package of poinsettias (from Hobby Lobby) that I bought years ago and I have used them on several projects. I finally used of the last of them with this creativity.

While some of the layers were pre-made poinsettias, I did fussy cut a lot from Graphic 45's 12 Days of Christmas to fill out this piece. I especially love the birds.

I didn't want this piece to be overwhelmed with texture, so I just used crackle paste only as the primary texture. I let that dry overnight and then added colors, followed by the art stones and glitter.

The green and red beads were found at a yard sale!!! But really, this piece is just lots of layers using Graphic 45, poinsettias, pinecones and beads.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Round wooden piece - Michael's

Graphic 45 - Twelve Days of Christmas

Poinsettia flowers - Hobby Lobby
Beads and Pinecones - Hobby Lobby
Gold Glitter - Hobby Lobby

Finnabair Art Stones

Lindy's Stamp Gang:

Starburst Golden Sleigh Bells
Starburst Rudolph Rose Red
Starburst Frolic in the Forest Black

Wooden Window

Crackle Paste

Flair button from . . . ?

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Joy - Home Decor - Lindy's December challenge

Hello!! Inspiration can be found many ways. You can find it from an entire project, a technique, a color scheme, or even a cluster of flowers.

I found my inspiration from here, created by Nuneka. I also found inspiration simply from Lindy's December color challenge.

Isn't it stunning?!

These decor letters can be found at Hobby Lobby, all ready for you to make something fabulous. The base is covered with white gesso followed by crackle paste all over. The next day I then slowly added the blues: Tilt-A-Wheel Teal and Bavarian blue. Once I was satisfied, I added more texture using modeling paste, stencil and glitter. Once completely dry I sealed with matte gel and left overnight to dry.

Meanwhile, I made poinsettias from dies. This can either be rather relaxing or tedious, depending on how impatient you are. Once I got all the flowers, leaves and fillers cut out, I then added embossing powder to the leaves and fillers using Polka Purple, Madonna Robe Blue, and Merci Beaucoup Mint. The main poinsettias are inked with purple hydrangea chalk ink.

Personally, I think the hardest part in all this is the gluing. I spend several minutes after each project scrubbing my hands repeatedly. 
But it's ALL worth it cause I just LOVE how this turned out.



Lindy's Products:

Finnabair Pastel Glitter

Prima Stencil - Tapestry

Crackle Paste

Creative Expression poinsettia dies (open cut)
Creative Expression fillers
Impression Expression poinsettia dies

Versa Magic chalk ink - Purple Hydrangea

Floral fillers - Hobby Lobby
JOY home decor - Hobby Lobby


Aleene's Tacky Glue


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Craft All Day

Hello there!!!

I received this little home decor item as a free gift from with a purchase. It was a fun afternoon playing around with it.


Craft All Day home decor piece

49 and Market vintage flowers
Creative Expressions Fillers and open flowers

Lindy's Stamp Gang:

Starburst Creme Brûlée Cream
Starburst Azure Sea Asters
Starburst Tibetan Poppy Teal
Flat Sidewalk Chalk
EP - Candy Rose
EP - Bonjour Butter

Stencils and modeling paste

Finnabair Red Rust Paste

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thanks: Mixed Media and Die Cut tag

Hello there!! Today I'm dropping by to quickly share with you my latest fall tag. 

Recently, I've forced myself to significantly reduce my crafting budget for various reasons. I already have so much to work with, it's not that much of a "hardship".

I'm part of a school project called "Adopt-A-Staff" in which we provide small gifts to a teacher/staff member during the school year. I see it as a great opportunity to play with my stash!!

My sister gave me a bag of fall goodies over a year ago and I stuffed them into my "fall" drawer. Whelp, I pulled out that bag, did some fussy cutting and had quite a few die cuts to layer!!

All that was left was the background!! I really wanted it to be colorful but simple and somewhat masculine. I mixed Lindy's squirt Maple Syrup Bronze and magical Autumn Maple Crimson with modeling paste. Layered those colors using my Prima tapestry stencil (awesome stencil, by the way). Then I added Moon Shadow Mist Golden Doubloon very lightly. Did a little stamping with some text, and voila!