Friday, June 14, 2019

World Wide Open DT Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is have a great week so far with amazing plans for the weekend. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
Even though summer hasn't officially started yet, it seems to be in full swing here in Florida. This image from Julia reminds me of the sun & surf that Florida is known for.
The background piece was created from Finnabair's paste and an embossing folder. Below is a link to the tutorial video. I then colored in with Color Burst watercolor crystals. Finnabair Icing Paste Skins

Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Moving Along with the Times Challenge

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Time for another fun challenge at Moving Along with the Times. This time the inspiration is Monochrome Color.
Below is my project...
The focus of this card was trying to keep with one color. What I did was used varying tones of pink, one of my favorite colors.

As I mentioned, pink being my favorite color, it was pretty easy to find all the embellishments and ink in the same color. I even used my Copic marker to color the photo corner. It originally was silver!!
The saying and frame come from a stamp set by Kaisercrafts.
Thank you for dropping by the check out my project.

Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge and check out the amazing projects from all the DT members.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is have a great week so far with amazing plans for the weekend. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
With Spring finally in the air, it was fun to color in this image. I had a chance to practice not only my coloring for the main image, but also scene building as well.
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Moving Along with the Times Challenge

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Time for another fun challenge at Moving Along with the Times. This time the inspiration is Floral.
Below is my project...
This card was created using a stamp set by Heartfelt Creations. I stamped the image, then to give the card a bit more depth, I stamped the bird and pop dotted it up into the branches. I also, pop dotted the flowers as well.

Then for a bit of subtle sparkle, I colored in the center of the flowers with Wink of Stella - Clear. It was hard to pick up the glitter with the camera...

The saying was done by cutting out the mat, 4" x 5 1/4", then placing my die towards the bottom right corner, then stamping the saying through the opening.
Thank you for dropping by the check out my project.

Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge and check out the amazing projects from all the DT members.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition

Morning my crafty peeps, I've been working on a home decor item, using the amazing papers by Graphic 45. Please see below my project and the how to instructions.

1. First begin with an unfinished wooden door. This particular brand is a Hobby Lobby version.

2. Next choose your paint colors, depending upon what you want the door to look like. I wanted a woodland feel, so I chose browns for the door, with stone greys for the door overhand and the base.>br>

3. Once your paint is dry, I headed to the floral department of your local craft store, and purchased a bag of moss. Using a hot glue gun, I attached various pieces to the wooden door.

4. Now the fun begins. I chose 3 Graphic 45 lines to cut from, Bloom, Fairie Dust and FlutterBy. I looked at the various pages, chose which images I wanted to put onto the piece and began my fussy cutting!

5. Before I began placing and layering my cut out pieces, I went to the doll house supply section of my craft store, bought a small wooden wheel barrow, painted it, and hot glued it to the piece. This provided a wonderful place to add more flowers.

6. Now the final stamp before layering your pieces, I added glitter to small areas of the cut out pieces. I wanted to add a bit of sparkle and glitz, so using the Art Institute Glue, I added glue to small areas, and sprinkle the Crystal glitter over the glue. You want to ensure that you use a transparent glitter and glue that dries clear, so that the colors of the papers show through.

7. The final step is creating your scene. Using hot glue and foam tape, I began with the pieces that were going to be in the background, and worked my way to the front. I attached pieces onto the mossy areas as well, this pushed some of the pieces to the forefront of the scene. I finally added a small sign to the door and voila - my own fairy door.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my project.
Happy crafting!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone had a great week, and has amazing plans for the weekend. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
These flowers Julia did in greyscale and are so easy to color in. She takes a lot of the guesswork out for you, so it's easy to get wonderful results. Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Moving Along with the Times Challenge

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Time for another fun challenge at Moving Along with the Times. This time the inspiration is For the Man.
Below is my project...
This is an Artist Trading Card. The size is really the only thing that must be met, 2.5" x 3.5". Other than that, when creating these works of art, the sky's the limit!
I tend to lean towards more of a mixed media theme, honestly it lets me use all sorts of stuff in my stash.
This was created by simply downloading an image of Sherlock Holmes, adding one of his iconic sayings, and adding other bits of ephemera.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my project.
Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge and check out the amazing projects from all the DT members.
Happy crafting!