Thursday, July 21, 2016

Just a QUICKE

Always so beautiful! Thank you Lynne!

SUMMER is in full swing....
family came for a visit....
the beach is calling my name...
as are the woods!
SOOOO MANY things to do
....and NO TIME TO CRAFT!

So.....I went to my 'TOVERS pile
to whip up a card!

I used a card base that had
Teal ~ High Impact Paint and
Doves Wings ~ Polishing Plaster
(I keep a stash of cards and tags that
I add leftover mediums to)

The Teal color was SCREAMING my name...


....a piece of vintage lace
a strip of metal lace...
.....a bit of manhandled burlap
make up the background
for my flower cluster.


....all finished off with a FABULOUS
Yvonne Blair/Impression Obsession Stamp


I love how this stamp is designed
 so you can cut it apart!



Hope you enjoyed my QUICKIE!

Do you make time to create in the summer???


other products used:
Tattered AngelsTeal High ~ Impact Paint
Clover ~ Chalkboard
Canvas Corp BrandsKraft Cardstock #80
Burlap ~ Teal
PetalooMini Pearl Daisies ~ Teal
Petites x24 ~ Teal
Mini Mix x8 ~ Cream
Garden Rosette x6 ~ Cream
Perfect PaintsDoves Wings ~ Polishing Plaster

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Book pages and Blooms!!! CCB

Hi all! 
Happy to be here today with my project for Creative Carte Blanche! 
I love being a part of this group! 
If you haven't heard of it, we are a group of girls who love to create, 
love to share our passion, want to inspire others, and I am blessed to be with these amazing women who I call my chosen sisters or creative co-horts, hehehe. 

Today I am here to share my project for Hels Sheridan's theme Book pages and Blossoms! 
EEEK....I squealed when I read it! 
Let me run you through it...

 I started with a 8x8 stretched canvas. 
I didn't want to use it traditionally, so I turned it over and decided to do a kind of shadow box. 
-I covered the frame and inside with old dictionary print using Multi Matte Medium from Ranger. 
-Once that dried, I wiped my Picked Raspberry Distress Ink pad 
around the edges and spritzed it lightly with water. 
-Then dried it with my heating tool. 
-Then I adhered some lace and fabric paper using Multi Matte...that stuff is fabulous for thick fabrics. 
-I pulled some flowers out of my flower drawer..just random ones...and sprayed those with Picked Raspberry Distress Spray.  I left some of the white showing for contrast. 


I adhered some of, I believe they are Prima's, Butterflies..they were just in my stash. 
I also FINALLY used my street sign from Prima that I have been hoarding, lol. 
I also took some random rub-ons and rubbed them on sporadically around the edges.  
Not sure what company they were as they were in my stash and used. 
I inked a large tag with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and stamped one of my sentiment stamps with Impression Obsession! 


So that's a wrap! lol...anyway I hope you enjoyed your stop here today. 
Thanks for stopping by! 
If you haven't already checked out the Creative Carte Blanche blog do that too...my co-horts have been very creative this month and we still have more to come! 
Hope you all have a great day...stay safe out there! 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

She Made Broken by Lynne Forsythe

Art Girl Lynne Forsythe has a beautiful nature inspired piece of home decor today!
Thanks Lynne! This is gorgeous and inspiring!!!
 I totally adore what she does with so many different textures...



Hi Peeps!!
Hope you are having a WONDERFUL week!

I had the opportunity to do a bit of playing
in all the holiday/vacation madness.
Here is my end result.


A combo of texture and nature!

I began with a few Canvas Corp Brands burlap scraps
and a Diamond ~ Canvas Shape.


I found a stick
and a bit of vintage lace from my stash.
I folded over the top point of my Diamond Banner
and stitched it in place to hold my stick.


On one of my travels, I picked up some "greyed" wood
which I cut into strips,
more vintage lace and sheet music.


I pulled out a bit of UmWowStudio chipboard
applied a layer of gesso and spritzed with Glimmer Mist.


I added Petaloo Blooms, more chipboard and
from my ALL TIME FAVORITE




....a few closeups of my creation!
Yes....that is chicken wire.





THANK YOU for stopping by!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Have A Good Day Card by Tonya Gibbs

LOVE these cards from Tonya! (and she has a video tutorial!!!).
Thanks Tonya! 


Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great summer. I wanted to share with you a great little card for any occasion. I really enjoyed making this card, best part - it is a SCRAP buster!  For today's card I used these AMAZING stamps from Yvonne and Impression Obsession:


http://www.iostamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=E17092&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=scribble+flower&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=
Scribble Flower

http://www.iostamps.com/YB/E17101.html


http://www.iostamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=3153-XL&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=Everyday+Quotes+2&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=

http://www.iostamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CS632&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=scribbles&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=

I decided to create two cards today, but since they are exactly alike just different orientations, I only did one tutorial.  I used the leaves from the Scribble flower as foliage around my flower clusters, and the Sketch Twig offered the perfect background to ground my daisies.  A few splats of pink paint made it look as though flowers were blooming in the background.  Then I stamped the daisies from the Scribbles stamp set onto some card stock, and cut the blossoms out. Some were glued flat to the card, while others were popped up on foam adhesive to give them depth.   The sentiment is generic enough to be great for a note of encouragement, thanks, or a birthday wish.



For the tops of my flowers, I decided to give them some pop by adding a little gold embossing to the center's of the daisies.  I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts Stamper's Big Brush Arts Pens in the following colors on my images:
Chromium Green Opaque #174
Cadmium Yellow #017
Caput Mortuum #159
May Green #170

I also used a basic watercolor set as well.


With the inside of the card.  I love hand lettering my sentiments.  I feel it makes them more personal.

You can see how I colored this card in the video tutorial below:



Here is another card I created using the same techniques, but keeping the card Vertical.

For the inside of this card, I decided to freehand a curve then write my Birthday message along the curve.  It was easy to erase the pencil marks I used for the guides once the ink had dried.


Thank you for hanging out with me today, I hope you had fun and was inspired to pull out some watercolor paints and play around.  It was a lot of fun making these cards.

http://www.psychomoms.com








Have A Good Day Card by Tonya Gibbs

LOVE these cards from Tonya! (and she has a video tutorial!!!).
Thanks Tonya! 


Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great summer. I wanted to share with you a great little card for any occasion. I really enjoyed making this card, best part - it is a SCRAP buster!  For today's card I used these AMAZING stamps from Yvonne and Impression Obsession:


http://www.iostamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=E17092&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=scribble+flower&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=
Scribble Flower

http://www.iostamps.com/YB/E17101.html


http://www.iostamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=3153-XL&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=Everyday+Quotes+2&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=

http://www.iostamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CS632&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=scribbles&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=

I decided to create two cards today, but since they are exactly alike just different orientations, I only did one tutorial.  I used the leaves from the Scribble flower as foliage around my flower clusters, and the Sketch Twig offered the perfect background to ground my daisies.  A few splats of pink paint made it look as though flowers were blooming in the background.  Then I stamped the daisies from the Scribbles stamp set onto some card stock, and cut the blossoms out. Some were glued flat to the card, while others were popped up on foam adhesive to give them depth.   The sentiment is generic enough to be great for a note of encouragement, thanks, or a birthday wish.



For the tops of my flowers, I decided to give them some pop by adding a little gold embossing to the center's of the daisies.  I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts Stamper's Big Brush Arts Pens in the following colors on my images:
Chromium Green Opaque #174
Cadmium Yellow #017
Caput Mortuum #159
May Green #170

I also used a basic watercolor set as well.


With the inside of the card.  I love hand lettering my sentiments.  I feel it makes them more personal.

You can see how I colored this card in the video tutorial below:



Here is another card I created using the same techniques, but keeping the card Vertical.

For the inside of this card, I decided to freehand a curve then write my Birthday message along the curve.  It was easy to erase the pencil marks I used for the guides once the ink had dried.


Thank you for hanging out with me today, I hope you had fun and was inspired to pull out some watercolor paints and play around.  It was a lot of fun making these cards.

http://www.psychomoms.com








Thursday, June 30, 2016

A bit of whimsy...Lynne Forsythe


Lucky us!!! We get a BONUS project from the fabulous Lynne Forsythe!!!
And it is Beautiful!!! Such a cool home decor or gift, don't ya think???
Thanks Lynne for continuing to inspire and create art the is so uplifting!!!

I don't know about you but
life seems to have "ramped" up lately.
It has become harder to find creative time....
so when I have it, I've been keeping
the projects simple.


The basis for my hanging is a
Vintage Pennant from Canvas Corp Brands.
The image is printed on a 6" x 8" canvas.
So I pulled out a few bottles of
Glimmer Glaze....
a water bottle and a paintbrush.


I spritzed the canvas with water
 to moisten not soak
and let the painting begin.
I was looking for a "watercolor" look
so if the color didn't "move" enough
I spritzed it with more water.


When I had achieved the look I was going for
I dried the canvas to stop there
from being any more "color movement".

I then went to my box that holds all my
TOTALLLLY AMAZING
and began to search for the 
PERFECT verbage.....
and I found it.

In my FAVORITE stamp set


I stamped the verbage onto a piece of
CCB ~ Kraft Paper
cut it apart and
adhered it to my painted Vintage Canvas.
I outlined the verbage with a sharpie!


I found a stick that fit and ran it
through the 1" channel at the top
of the Vintage Canvas.

I pulled out some REALLY cool "yarn"
I had purchased a while back
and hung strands of the yarn
from the ends of the above stick.
Then I dug around my "charms" bowl
and found this ADORABLE
Tattered Angels Antique Brass Bird.


.....it still wasn't right!!
So, pulled out my Vintage Trim
and adhered it with Multi Medium.
Now, we were getting some where.


....but still SOMETHING was missing!
So, I decided to try something new,
a "WHAT IF" moment.
I pulled out a jar of 
Perfect Paints ~ Clear Texture Gel
and painted it over the "balloons"!!

LOVE HOW IT CAME OUT!!!
It made the "balloons" just pop off the canvas!


Now my heart was happy with my
Whimsical creation!


Hope you have enjoyed another one of my
creative journeys....and my "What If" moment!

Thank you for stopping by!




Products used:

Impression Obsession:

7gypsies:
Vintage Canvas Banner ~ Hot Air Ballons
Charms: Whimsy

Tattered Angels:Glimmer Glaze
   Island Spring
   Plumeria
   Saffron
   Carrot
   Aloha Green
Glimmer Glam
   Lady Bug
RangerMulti Medium Matte