Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Be still

I want to share with you all s fun piece I woke up thinking about.
Do you want a bit of a back story?
Well here goes.
A number of months ago I painted and sanded some pieces of wood.
I had hoped to piece them together to make a sign.
Alas that never happened, and the pieces ended up stacked in the garage under a shelf.
Two days ago my daily bible verse was 
The lord will fight for you, you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14.
Wow talk about speaking directly yo my soul.
I needed those words like I need water.
This morning I woke up thinking about that verse,
And how I could bring them into my home.
So.... I stenciled and hand painted them onto those old pieces of weathered wood.
I've never attempted this sort of project before, so it's certainly new to me! 

Wow I was blown away by how quickly this went together,
And I'm loving the end result.
I hope today finds you being still, I'm hearing so much more from the lord when I stop all the chatter.


Entering into:
Mixed media: new to you

Thursday, January 8, 2015

12 tags of 2015: January

I've been in a mixed media frenzy lately!
I have paint all over myself, and all over my studio.

If you read my post on Sunday you know that I've started a new journal, and I'll be 
doing Documented Life and Documented Faith.

Well I also want to do the 12 tags of 2015 that Tim Holtz posts every month.
It's a good chance to maybe try out some new product, and it's always a chance to do something new.
I love that he usually shows us a new technique,
and this year I'm going to attempt to teach his tag to my Meet up group!

Sooooo without further adieu, here is my take. 
And here's a close up of the twenty and the 15.  
MMMM look at all that painted goodness!
And glittery too! 
Finally i had to share this pic, I took it when I was glittering up my 5. 

Of course now I have glitter everywhere 
including the Living Room floor, and my dog's head,
but that's the fun of it isn't it?? 


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Anything but a card new beginnings

Hello bloggers! I know its been a while. Today a brand spankin new challenge is up at anything but a card challenge
I have decided to try a weekly prompt that will challenge me both artistically and spiritually. So I'll be working with the documented life and documented faith projects.  For this week I decorated the cover of my journal a bit. I tend to work organically, so this may change, but I'm certainly excited about a new journal and a new beginning. Please come along and join me?


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Abac spring/ fall

Happy fall y'all
Gotta say that with a southern accent!
There is a brand new challenge up at Anything but a Card 
it's a fall/ spring challenge,
and since in my neck of the woods it's "fall" 
I made this fun banner to share with you all!
I got a fun pennant die cut that made this project super easy! 
And I used up a bunch of my scrap papers that have been cluttering up my space!
What is better than that? 

I hope you will hop on over and check out all the fall/spring goodies up on the blog!
And welcome some new DT members as well! 

Have a wonderful week y'all! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Steampunk for anything but a card

Happy Sunday!
I gotta say I'm very excited for football season to finally be starting up again!
I can't wait for the weather to turn a little cooler so I can have all the windows open while we watch the games!

Oh that's right I'm not writing a sports blog!!
I have some yummmmmmmy steampunk goodness to share with you all today!
I rescently did an overhaul of my studio, a lot of purging, and a lot of organizing,
and I came across this picture frame that I got at the second hand store. 
I thought this would be a the perfect project for the Steampunk Challenge at Anything But A Card.

It was great to know exactly where all my metal goodies were,
 and plus I found some that were "lost."
Here is the finished project
And some close ups...

This little deck of cards is one of my most favorite purchases from a recent estate sale.
I added a little clip and the light bulb. 
I had also gotten a wonderful measuring tape at an estate sale,
so i clipped a little piece of it and added some cogs and a game spinner piece. 


Finally for the Inspire light bulb, 
This piece was completely see through, so i added a bit of scrap paper to the back,
and boom, a wonderful piece. 

I hope you all are inspired by what you're seeing, and don't forget that there is currently 
a Design Team call going on at Anything But a Card.   
I will say this is a wonderful group to work with, and there are always inspiring pieces!
If you like to make things other than cards please throw your hat in!
We would love to have you in the group!  

Friday, August 29, 2014

She left beauty

I cannot believe it's been so long since I posted!  I do apologize, 
I've been busy teaching an Art Journal Class,
and then last weekend we did a complete overhaul of the studio!
Ahhh it's nice to have a nice clean and organized space!

Today I have a card to share with you all.
I made this for a card swap with my meetup group.
We had no restrictions, so I just went with it for a bit.
I got to play with my new embossing paste
and some of my glitter embossing powder.
And I also used some vellum
See the glitter!
Mmmmm inky goodness, just how I like it!
I'll have some pics of the cleaned up studio for you all a bit later!  

Thanks for stopping in! 



Friday, July 25, 2014

A easel birthday card

I have a fun easel birthday card to share with you all today 
I have been playing around with different style cards,
because I'll be teaching a ULTIMATE card make n take in a few weeks,
 and though this is a great time to practice!

So here is the card sitting up pretty
And when it's closed, this is the front...
looks just like a normal non-conspicuous card!
And I made a matching envelope to boot!
I am totally loving the chalkboard effect of white ink on black stock paper.
Very very very easy to achieve this look, and I love how it just stands out. 

Playing along with these challenges:
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Art Impressions: Big Birthdays
MilkCoffee Challenge: Birthdays
Penny's Papercrafty: Anything goes