Thursday, August 27, 2015

Expand Your Horizons...

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week...it's almost Friday :) I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today. I wanted to create the look of a magical, mysterious forest.


Because my time is limited in my craft room, it literally takes me a month to complete a canvas. I do a little bit, set it aside to dry and then add more the next time I'm in there. So I'll try to remember all the steps I took to create this. I started out with crumpled tissue paper and adhered it to the canvas with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium. Once it was dry I used a The Crafter's Workshop Brick stencil and applied Wendy Vecchi Crackle medium.


I then cut a few Memory Box Yorkshire Tree dies in foam and adhered them to the canvas, wrapping them around the sides and top as well.


Next, I adhered a Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branches die to the top, and Poppystams Grassland Border to the bottom of the canvas. Once all of the dies were in place, I covered the entire canvas in black gesso (which made it hard to see the cracks in the bricks). I then used Twinkling H2O's in Pearl Green and a touch of Mustard Green to cover the canvas. Once that dried, I brushed on Perfect Pearls in Spring Green and Duo Green Yellow. Finally, I spritzed the canvas with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist and then Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold. The magical little bubbles are Skittles from Doubleclick AKA A Busy Bee in Meadow.


The fairy is a Spellbinders Ariana die. She was covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Moonrise Glitter. Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub was then rubbed over her and finally, she was covered in Glossy Accents. Her wand was embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Frosted Juniper. You can see a bit of the crackle in the bricks, but not like before I added the black gesso.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Anything But Cute - Making Magic (see inspiration pic below)
2) DL.ART - August Linky
3) Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday
4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
6) Dies R Us Challenge - The Great Outdoors



Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wicked Witches

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful last week of August!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions Blog and I have a project to share with you using one of the new dies from the August 2015 Release.


It's almost September, which means October isn't too far off. Halloween will be here before we know it!! For this card, I used the new Whispers Brewing Friends die. Aren't they fun??!! I started out cutting the die in purple foam, and then cut it in several other colors to add color and dimension to the wicked witches (I chose to think of them as good witches, brewing up a happy potion, so they are wicked in the awesome sense ;) The background paper is from My Mind's Eye (I think?? Or maybe Recollections...if anyone knows, please let me know :)


The spider in the web is a Tim Holtz Remanent Rub-on. The crinkle ribbon is from the Newspaper Bundle from DL.ART The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Button die. Wicked is from Craftin' Desert Diva's Witch Crossing stamp set...I masked off the "A Little Bit" part to just leave wicked.


You can see all of the fun dies from the August release HERE. And we'd love to see your projects using Die-Versions dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - August

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Just a quick post this evening to share my take on Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - August.


You can see Tim's tag HERE. I followed his instructions, using products I had on hand. Tim used Adventure Words/Blocks, which I don't have, so I used his Handwritten Love Thinlets instead. And I didn't have metallic gold paint, so I used metallic copper.


I am entering this in Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - August.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #24 - Pockets/Tags

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for another fun challenge at Scrapy Land. The theme this week is Pocket/Tags PLUS a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries (there are over 40 to choose from). Also, Scrapy Land has created a new Scrapy Land Pinterest account and has lots of boards for inspiration and pinning of your favorites.

There will be a very generous prize given once we reach 100 followers, 200 followers, etc. To make it more fair, the winner will be chosen randomly from all the followers. So be sure to follow Scrapy Land on Pinterest too!


For my projects today, I created two cards to share with you. The bases of the cards are Spellbinders Reflective Moments dies.


I wrapped the back layer with tulle and the next layer is a Spellbinders Radiant Rectangle die. I cut it twice and then cut one in half to create the pocket. A Die-Versions Whispers Lacey Dots border was attached to the pocket. The button on the ribbon is a Poppystamps Stitched Button die.


The tag is a Sizzix Tiny Tabs & Tags die. Memory Box Chloe Stems were added to the tag, and tucked among the flowers. Memory Box Botanical Stems were also added with the flowers.


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Pocket/Tag project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Celebrate!!

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a great weekend. It's a nice one here...temps in the mid-80's with low humidity. We even had an afternoon thunderstorm :)


I have a couple of cards to share with you today using gorgeous baby's breath sent to me by my sweet friend Samra!! I am in love with the baby's breath...it adds such a dreamy quality to the cards!! Thank you again, Samra :)


For these cards I started with a Tim Holtz Distressed Brick embossing folder. This bricks on this one were inked with TH Victorian Velvet Distress ink. The clock is a Kaisercraft Clock die. The banner is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 die. It was stamped with a Darkroom Doors Script die and then heat embossed with Sparkle n Sprinkle White Embossing Powder. It was then inked with TH Spun Sugar Distress Ink. The sentiment tag is a LaLa Land Stitched Elements die. Celebrate is from Inspired by Stamping. The largest butterfly is a Memory Box Isabella die. The smaller butterflies are from Impression Obsession Butterfly Set.


This one is pretty much the same, except I switched up the inking...the bricks of this one were inked with TH Spun Sugar and the rest of the elements were inked with TH Victorian Velvet. Memory Box Chloe Stems were tucked among the Wild Orchid Crafts blooms. The gorgeous ribbon is Pink Champagne from DL.ART's Vintage Vinyard Bundle. Stampendous Frantage was sprinkled around and heat embossed from beneath the card.


Here's a close-up of the beautiful baby's breath.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) DL.ART - August Linky
2) DL.ART - Thankful Thursday Birthday
3) Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday
4) Frilly and Funky - Stitch in Time with a Twist (Timepiece)
5) Fab 'n' Funky - Things with Wings
6) Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
7) Seize the Birthday - Anything That Flies + Birthday
8) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
9) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
10) Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes w/Butterfly
11) CropStop Linky Party #7 - Anything Goes using product sold at Crop Stop

Friday, August 14, 2015

She Stood in the Storm...

Happy Friday!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! It's my turn again to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have one more Awareness project with you featuring dies from Die-Versions July Awareness Release. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Awareness dies will be donated to cancer research.


For this card, I used the Die-Versions Whispers Fight It die. It was heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Lana Pink Embossing Powder. The ribbon was then cut out and heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Cotton Candy Embossing Powder. The sentiment was cut from the Me and My Big Ideas I Believe in Pink paper and popped up with foam tape. The beautiful crinkle ribbon is from Diana's DLART Vintage Vineyard Bundle titled Pink Champagne. The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Buttons die.


Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Find the Cure

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions Blog and I have a shaker card to share with you today. Hopefully you were able to join us for the Die-Versions / Sparkle N Sprinkle Awareness Blog Hop earlier this month. If you did, you saw some amazing projects using the new Awareness dies from Die-Versions and the new Awareness Stamp Set from Sparkle N Sprinkle. My card today features products from both.


For my card, I've used the Die-Versions Awareness Square Die, and turned it into a shaker. The papers are from Me and My Big Ideas I Believe In Pink Mambi stack. The center ribbon was cut out and heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Cotton Candy Embossing Powder. Find the Cure is from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Awareness Stamp Set.


Here's a better picture of the amazing shine from the SNS Embossing Powder. The lacy border along the bottom is a Die-Versions Whispers Lacey Dots die. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from Diana's DL.ART Vintage Vineyard set titled Rose'. The button in the center of the ribbon is a Die-Versions Wee Petites Button die.


A portion of the proceeds from the Die-Versions Awareness Dies and the Awareness Stamp Sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle will be donated to help cancer research.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sweet Friend!!

Happy Friday!! Wow, another week down...where do the days go? I have a couple of cards to share with you using some gorgeous new crinkle ribbon made by my sweet friend Diana of DL.ART!! Most of you know I have a slight obsession with crinkle ribbon, so I was so excited when Diana started making it!! If you haven't checked out her new line of ribbon, you're missing out!! You can see all of the amazing colors HERE. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and the quality is excellent!! You will love using this ribbon :)


For these cards, I'm using ribbon from Diana's Tropical Summer bundle. I started with Tim Holtz Distress Specialty Stamping Paper. I heat embossed the stamp from Tim's Papillion stamp set with White Embossing Powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle. The Eiffel Tower is a LaLa Land die, covered with TH Distress Glitter. I cut black craft foam and offset it to give the tower a shadow and some dimension (thanks again for the craft foam tip, Anne!!).


For this card, I used TH Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA and then inked with Walnut Distress Ink.


This gorgeous ribbon is called Aruba Blue. Isn't the color fabulous??!! The sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps, and it was stamped on a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet 1 die. I used the TH embossing folder that matches the background stamp on the inside of the card.


For this card, I used Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. Cherry Lynn Right and Left Flourish dies were used beneath the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. Another Just Rite sentiment was stamped on a LaLa Land Stitched Elements tag. This stunning ribbon is called Caribbean Coral.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1. DL.ART - August Linky
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Tie It Up
3. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
4. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
5. 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Scrapy Land Challenge #23 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday :) I hope you are having a fabulous start to August!! It's time for another fun challenge at Scrapy Land and it's everyone's favorite: Anything Goes using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries (there are over 40 brands to choose from!!) You could win a $15 gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land!!


I just got a batch of new dies from SL and I couldn't wait to use them :)


I started with the new Elizabeth Crafts Bricks Background die. I used my new favorite technique to add dimension, craft foam. Thanks to my sweet design team sister Anne for introducing this method to me...I love it!! I cut the bricks first with the foam and then in cardstock. The bricks are covered with a Spellbinders D-Lites Ivy die. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft's Script Word Die...


...as is the sentiment on this one. The birdhouse, birdbath, birds and grass are from Elizabeth Crafts Design's Susan's Garden Woods 2 die set. The butterflies are from Die-Versions Garden Gazebo die set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) DL.ART - August Linky
2) Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Sunday


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land  carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

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