Sunday, July 5, 2015

Festive tag

I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July.
I had to work in the morning, but got to enjoy some fireworks in the evening. 
Today I am sharing with you my creation for the new challenge up at Anything but a Card
This month it's an open or anything goes theme... 
Welllll anything but a card that is!!!
So I am sharing my festive tag,
I used Tim Holtz's mini blueprint stamps, and some distress markers and inks.
I am just loving the way the inks move on the distress watercolor paper.
Honestly this tag was a breeze to create. 
The hardest part was that I glued on the wood veneers before I stitched, 
so I ended up having to stitch around the veneers!

At the last minute I pulled out my old Dymo and added the Brave tag.
I do hope you are having a festive weekend,
Either here or abroad I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and week ahead! 

Entering this tag into:
Sheri Crafts: 4th of July

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bird crazy for fathers day

I've been a busy little bee.
Yep, making Fathers Day Cards for all my peeps at work. 
I pulled out my "Bird Crazy" stamps and my distress watercolor paper,
and I went to work. 

Stamping and then coloring with my watercolor pencils, then using the water brush 
to make the lines blend!
The I masked off the birdie, and stamped the 
happy happy happy happy happy in the background!
I finished it all off with a bit of "grass" 
and the happy fathers day sentiment.
That little bit is popped up on pop dots, and it's all mounted on a card.
Easy peasy!
I love how quizical this guy looks
with his one big eye and his one small
And this little fella looks like he could be scared.
Maybe of his kids??

I hope you are getting some crafty time, and that you have a fun fathers day to look forward to.

Entering this card into:
Amusing Challenge: Fathers Day
Crazy for Challenges:  Masculine Card
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers: D is for Dude
Splendiferous Creations: For the guys

Friday, June 5, 2015

Using whats on my desk

I like challenges!
Yep, you know I do!
Many times I turn to other blogs for my challenge.
Today I relied on myself.
You see, I was getting cluttered on my desk, so I thought I should
Go ahead and clean it off.
Then it dawned on me......
How about I challenge myself to use ONLY what is on my desk to create an art journal page.
Here's the end result, and how I got there!
First some inspiration:
I just love all the fun colors!

This is all the "stuff" on my desk!
Thank god for some paints!
Oh, and is that a box ofgelatos I spy?
I found this page in my journal already,
Out takes from previous pages.
(I can't just waste all that yumminess!)
I layered on gelatos, 
And bits and bobs leftover from a recent Dina Wakley class!
Oh, and I was so excited to find my dylusions stamps on the desk
Cause well, cause they made a fine border! 
Here's a close up of the finished girl with a bit of journaling around her.
And that lovely orange (oh gelatos how I love you!) on the other side! 
I added a bit of white to my stamped border.
I don't know about you all, but I had a LOT of fun creating this page,
And will now be cleaning up my desk! 

I'm entering into these challenges:
Faber castell: art journal with inspiration

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Some odd girl, paper piecing and spray inks


I have been getting inky! 
Yep, I pulled out the spray inks yesterday and went to town.
I tried to make this fun bokeh background,
And it seems to have been a success. 
I stamped the some odd girl owl on a scrap of paper, built a little background for it, and finished it all off with a little hi stamp and some vintage buttons! 
Here are a couple more views. 
Here you can rely see the fun background. 
If you have any some odd girl stamps hop on over and join in the community crop they ar having at their Facebook page.

I also want to share this birthday owl card. 
The background is again sprayed with my delusions, 
But see where I added a bit of a grid pattern at the bottom?
Then this owl is paper pieced, a fun technique that I remember being scared of at one time.
 Finally the happy birth day is stamped in two different fonts.
I hope you are getting some crafty time. 
Thanks some odd girl for the community crop, it's been fun to play along. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I wheelie like you

Just sharing a quick card featuring a lawn fawn stamp. I think my husband is in need of some loving lately, so I hope he loves this little hamster. Its a bit of a running joke between us. Linking up with the lawnscaper challenge here . And I tried a new technique of the bokeh style. I think I need a little refining but its a good first attempt.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

My mini-challenge at Anything But a Card

Happy Sunday!
This will be the shortest post ever!! I promise!!!
I am hosting a mini-challenge over at Anything But a Card
Hop over there to check out a Throwback picture of me when I was about 3!!!