Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Delight to me is....being Grandma

I am entering the More than Words September challenge with my take on the Inspiration word Delight...
I find delight in being around my grandchildren. This layout is my oldest age 3.

Recipe used:
Die cut frame
lots of flair!!
Adorable wooden button
dashes of black, blue, white and red mists and some teeny black beads here and there added a finishing touch!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

GTT #4 Have A Heart

Time for another Go Tag Thursday challenge with Sandie!! This week the theme is Have A Heart!
Come play along!!
Here is my make for the week! I have been wanting to use these heart stamps from Dina Wakely for awhile!!

I would also like to enter my tag in the following challenges:

Friday, July 1, 2016

July RCS

My transformation for our July challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit!! Please check back at the blog on July 15th for a full tutorial on how I created this!!

From This...
 To This.....................!
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges.......

Craft Heaven....................Anything goes
Craft Stamper Magazine.....Take it Make it


July is here! Summertime! The flowers in my yard were blooming so I thought they made a great backdrop for my DT project this month at Altered Eclectics.
This month I chose to take inspiration from Finnabair to do this small canvas. I love her art and all of the things you can do in this style!! I hope this gives you inspiration to join us for this months challenge!

I started with a 5x7 canvas and covered in black gesso. I used paper scraps, texture and embossing pastes to create dimension. I added all of the baubles, flowers, and bits and coated again with black gesso (covered area stamped over white while gessoing in black) I then used various spray inks and pigment powders for the color!

Here are a few more pics of my process,,,

I would also like to enter my project in the following challenges for July...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Go Tag Thursday!

Super excited to find that there is a new challenge just for tags!! It was created by our lovely leader Sandie from Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge blog!  The new site is Go Tag Thursday! I am a tag-aholic and love creating new tags using all sorts of new techniques I see as well as creating a few of my own! So for my first entry on Sandie's new site I chose a butterfly theme with a layered look. I also combined three of my favorite inspirational people in the craft world's stamps and stencils. The lettering is Wendy Vecchi, the leaves are from Dyan Reaveley, and the moths and butterflies stamp and dot stencil are from Tim Holtz. I also used Tim Holtz distress inks in several colors.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Altered Eclectics June SunBox

It is June already and time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics!! For my first DT project as a member I have chosen to alter a cigar box. I used a mix of clay sculptures, recycled jewelry, texture pastes, stains, and embossing powders to create tis one of a kind piece! I love how it turned out and I hope you get some inspiration from it!

From This.....................

To This!................................................................

I am also entering this piece in the following challenges:
A vintage Journey -Texture or Embossing Paste
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge

Rhedds June

It's June already!! Time for another challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit!

I chose a small wall hanging to inspire everyone this month, I used a recycled piece of cardboard, paper scraps, TH Distress stains, Hero Arts stamps, a recycled vintage blue rhinestone necklace, a stick, gesso

SOo from just a blank piece of cut cardboard here is what I got!!

I used texture paste through stencils as well as embossing folders on some scraps to create the Eiffel. I used a variety of watercolors on the butterflies which were stamped on tan paper in white ink then watercolored and fussy cut to adhere to project.