Thursday, August 25, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #187 - Tags

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! It's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART. The theme for this challenge is Tags. If you use the code l01210, you'll receive 10% off your order at DL.ART.


For my cards, I used papers from Lemoncraft's Heart Painted stack. A Prima Persian Lace doily was used in the background.


Beneath the flowers is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 2 die. Memory Box Chloe Stems, Memory Box Botanical Stems and Cheery Lynn Dandelion dies were tucked among the Wild Orchid Crafts blooms. The butterfly is a Fiskars punch and it was covered with Crystal Ice from Sparkle N Sprinkle.


The gorgeous crinkle ribbon on this tag is Rose from the Vintage Vineyard Bundle. The sentiment is a My Creative Time Mini Greetings die.


And on this card, I used my favorite crinkle ribbon, Pink Champagne from the Vintage Vineyard Bundle. This sentiment is also a My Creative Time Mini Greetings die.


I am completely addicted to the Sue Wilson Pierced Tags dies, so I hope you don't get tired of seeing projects with them :) The tags were tied with White Twine from Diana's shop. The top tag pulls out to reveal a hidden sentiment. Hugs is a Simon Says Stamp die.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) Live and Love Crafts - Happy Birthday/Anniversary
2) Frilly and Funkie - Floral Infatuation
3) Dies R Us Challenge - Doily and/or Lace
4) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
5) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday
6) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
7) Scrapping4fun Challenges - Anything Goes
8) 613 Avenue Crafts - Anything Goes


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the beautiful projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge, then link up you Tags project. I can't wait to see what you create :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Die-Versions Post ~ Celebrate

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of celebration cards to share with you today featuring several Die-Versions dies. If you use the code lisa15, you'll get 15% off your regular-price Die-Versions order.


I used papers from Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics for my cards. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA.


For the bottom layer of dies, I used a Whispers Ornamental Fence die covered with a Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares die on the top and a Whispers Hexagon Background die on the bottom.


The middle panel was created with a Whispers Butterfly Punch Border die. Along the edges are Whispers Flower Border dies. Celebrate is a Compliments Holiday 1 die, popped up with foam for dimension. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the beautiful crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.

Die-Versions Dies Used
Whispers Ornamental Fence
Whispers Butterfly Punch Border


I'm entering this in the following challenges:

1) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes


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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #48 - Use a Image

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a great weekend!! It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land!! The theme this week is Use a Image (rubber or digi) plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from!! You could win a $15 gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land.


In continuing my quest to use up paper stacks, I came across this old pad from My Mind's Eye called A Happy Heart. I used texture paste through a Crafter's Workshop Solace stencil.


"Namaste" is a K Andrew Designs stamp (no longer in business), stamped on a LaLa Land Stitched Element die.


"Each Day" is a Simon Says Stamp die, stamped on a Spellbinders Address Book die, which was tucked beneath an Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die.  The image is also a Simon Says Stamp die. She was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and placed on top of a Die-Versions Whispers Nesting Flower die.


Tucked beneath the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves, Cherry Lynn Dandelions and Sue Wilson Catkins Stems.

Scrapy Land Dies Used



I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Doing Life / Create with TLC - Anything Goes
2) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday - Anything Goes


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 an image and a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - August

Happy Sunday evening!! I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!! Gosh, they go by fast, don't they??!!


I was excited when I saw Tim's tag for August...for maybe the first time ever, I had almost every single supply :) I won't bore you with the details...you can find the instructions HERE. The only change I made was to use Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Stains for the background. I also added a butterfly remnant rub to the top corner...it just needed something :)


I am entering this in Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 Challenge.


Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful evening and a fabulous new week :)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #186 - Vacation

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART. The theme for this challenge is Vacation. If you use the code l01210, you'll get 10% off your purchase at DL.ART.


For my project, I created cards celebrating my favorite type of vacation - a tropical one :) I've been trying to use up papers in stash and I came across this pack from Recollections.


I love how colorful these papers are!! Some of the pages have a shimmer to them, too.


The surfboards are from My Creative Time, as is the sentiment. The banner is a Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die. This gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Peach from the 2016 Spring Bundle.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The leaves are LaLa Land Open Leaf Flourish dies and Kaiser Craft Tropical Leaves. This beautiful crinkle ribbon is Rose from the Vintage Vineyard Bundle.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Vacation project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Die-Versions Blog Post ~ Celebrate

Happy Tuesday!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you today featuring several Die-Versions dies.


I chose beautiful Maja Designs Summer Crush papers for these cards. I used a Whispers Diamonds Background die and cut it in half. A Whispers Lacey Dots die was tucked under the edge. I used the two largest sizes of the Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares dies to frame the beautiful image from the Maja papers. I chose flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to compliment the flowers in the picture.


A Whispers Ring of Hearts die was added behind the image. For the sentiment, I used a Sweet Wordlet Celebrate die. The beautiful crinkle ribbons are from DL.ART.


To show you the versatility of Die-Versions dies, I used a Whispers Nesting Flowers die and cut it into fourths to make the leaves.

Die-Versions Dies Used
Whispers Diamonds Background (not currently in stock)
Whispers Lacey Dots (not currently in stock)
Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares
Whispers Nesting Flowers
Whispers Ring of Hearts
Sweet Wordlet Celebrate


If you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order (not valid with other sales).


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

Friday, August 5, 2016

Anything But Cute August Challenge - Shabby Garden

Happy Friday!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! I will be glued to the television watching the Olympics :) I am so excited to be the hostess for this month's challenge at Anything But Cute!! I hope you will join in!!


For the theme of this challenge, I chose Shabby Garden, using the following Mood Board:


For this challenge, we are asking you to take a stroll through a romantic shabby garden. Create any mixed media project strongly inspired by the mood board. Think flowers and plants in cracked pots, peeling paint bird feeders, distressed timeworn furniture, crumbling statues, soft pastels and feminine accessories. Don't forget to tell us how the mood board inspired your project and have fun!!


I was inspired to create a mixed media birdhouse dripping a carpet of flowers and vines.


I purchased this wood birdhouse at Hobby Lobby (with a 40% off coupon ;) I painted it with Raw Sienna acrylic paint.


Next was Andy Skinner's Mega Crackle Technique. I'm so in love with this technique!! The crackle is amazing :)


To add a bit more texture, I created stencils with an Elizabeth Crafts Design brick die, and then cut them to fit the front of the birdhouse. I covered the bricks with DecoArt Crackle Paste.


For the roof, I used DCWV's Corrugated Paper and cut the edge with a Spellbinders  edge die.


I wanted my birdhouse to have a carpet of flowers and wasn't sure how to do it. I decided to try a length of cheesecloth and then started hot-gluing flowers in a random pattern.


I used several different leaf and stem dies to add greenery to the blooms and fill in any gaps between the flowers.


I mixed Lettuce Adirondack Ink with water in a Mini Mister and spritzed the leaves, patting them dry for a soft green hue.


To add a bit of color to the birdhouse, I added drops of Spun Sugar Distress Ink with water in another Mini Mister and spritzed the bricks to highlight the cracks on the bricks.


I grabbed my Prima Moulds and used air dry clay. I wasn't sure which one I wanted to use at this point, so I made a few different ones.


Once the clay dried, I rubbed DecoArt Burnt Umber Antiquing Cream over the pieces and then wiped it off, leaving the cream in the nooks and crannies for a weathered look.


I decided on the angel above the opening, welcoming the birds home :)


My house needed a bird, so I found this wood one at Hobby Lobby (yep, another 40% off coupon ;)


I spritzed it with DecoArt Violet Shimmer Mist, covered it with Nuveo Embellishment Mousse (from Sparkle N Sprinkle) and then covered it in crackle glaze. Once it cracked and dried, I used DecoArt Antiquing Cream in Titanium White to highlight the cracks.


I had to attach a wood peg for my bird to perch on. You can also see the cracks in the bricks in this pic.


One side of the roof had flowers so the other needed something. I painted Tim Holtz Butterfly dies pink and used the Mega Crackle technique. The bottom butterfly layer was stamped with a crakle stamp.


I added pearl strands from Wild Orchid Crafts and some glittered butterflies to the flowers.


To finish the edge of the roof, I added strips of lace.


For the porch, I used more corrugated cardboard paper cut with an Impression Obsession Beach Fence. On the corners, I used Frantic Stamper Garden Birdhouse dies for the climbing vines.


I'm entering my birdhouse in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fabulous Florals
2) Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes Mixed Media
3) Love to Create Challenge - Anything Creative /Mixed Media
4) Rhedd's Creative Spirit - August Challenge
5) Things to Alter - Anything Goes
6) Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
7) Love to Scrap - Take Two
8) Emerald Creek Dares - Get Outside and Play (birdwatching is a sport, right ??!! ;)


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Anything But Cute to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! I guarantee you'll be blown away!! Then I sincerely hope you will link up your Shabby Garden mixed media project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...