Sunday, May 1, 2016

Just for Fun: May Challenge "just the girls"

It's time for a new Challenge at Just for Fun Stamps.
This month we are challenging you to do something "Girly" 
If you know me then you know I don't do this well.
I am pretty much a jeans and t-shirt hair in a ponytail kind of girl.

This is what I came up with.
I altered this composition book. 
My niece turns 16, and she is much "girlier" than I am. 
I thought she would like the colors, the butterfly, the buttons, ect. 
I hope you will hop over to Just For Fun Stamps and check out their fabulous product. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Birds of a feather

Hello all you in blogland!
There is a brand new challenge up over at Just For Fun Stamps
We are challenging you to make something with the theme 
"Birds of a Feather"
I have used this amazing stamp in the past, and it was perfect for this challenge.
Look at how amazing the stamping is and then covered in embossing!
WOW, what detail!
I'm totally and completely in love with gold trend that is popping up EVERYWHERE!
So, I'm officially on the bandwagon.
I used the gold embossing and the gold foil from Deco-art. 
Please come on over and throw your feather in the hat, there's even prizes to be won! 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Poppies at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps

Good morning!
It's a surprisingly cool morning here in Arizona.
The weather forcast tells me it's going to be excessively HOT next week 
(like very close to 100.)
I can't really say I like the heat.
It makes one sticky and smelly!
However I can say I have been loving all the amazing blooming flowers here in the desert.
That inspired me to create this card with a wonderful poppy on it. 
I stamped the poppy with my distress inks,
and then I filled the poppy in also using the distress inks, but as a watercolor.
I love this technique.
It leaves a beautiful image.
I finished off the card with a little gold washi 
(cause I can't get enough of the gold trend right now)
and some gold embossed sentiment. 

How are you enjoying the beginning of your spring?
There will be a brand new challenge up at Just for Fun Rubber stamps tomorrow.
All I can say is it's something the "nest" in.

Have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Painted ipad cover

I'm having a hard time getting my craft mojo up and running this morning,
Sooooo I'm going to blog about altering my ipad cover.
Yep, I finally did it! 
I of course should have taken some step by steps for you all to view and love, 
But alas I did not!
I will tell you that I started with two coats of gesso,
I then finger pained on deco arts media fluid acrylics in quinacridone red, primary yellow, and cadium orange hue. 
Yes I used my fingers, and yes, it was amazing!!
I then stamped using archival black ink and an alphabet stamp. 
Then I went to town with the circles. 
Again using the deco arts media fluid acrylics, this time in yellow green light, and cobalt teal hue.
I also used Media white tinting base.
To add the little bits of gold I used the metallic lustre in brilliant turquoise and put it through a stencil. I love how this adds a bit of dimension. 
Finally I used an Andy Skinner stencil Serendipity and Carbon black paint to stencil the words.
I created the border, and finished it all off with the triple thick gloss medium to seal it all in. 

I am over the moon in love with how it turned out, and will be finishing off the 
back side in short order.
If you are bored with your plain black ipad case, you too can do this project.
It took less than an hour, with another hour or so for dry time on the gloss. 

I am linking this up with the Brights Challenge on Andy Skinner's blog. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

12 tags of 2016: February

Good Morning!
This last weekend was Valentines day,
I worked.... ALLLLLL weekend! 
And even an extra long day yesterday!
However I found a little time to work on this card. 
I am teaching a monthly class to my Art Group based on 
Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2016.
But mine is a card instead of a tag.
This is what I came up with for this month.
I used many of the same techniques, 
but interpreted it into a card instead.
I love how the heart and the starts and arrow all turned out.
Tomorrow I teach the class, and I'm excited to let everyone try out embossing pasted!
Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine Day.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Birthday Cupcakes

Good morning!
Today I am sharing a fun birthday card with you all.
I am loving all the fun stamps I get to play with from Just for Fun Stamps,
and I used up some of my scraps from my scrap bin for this one! 

The cupcakes were stamped with distress ink, and then I added a little bit of glitter embossing 
to them for a tiny bit of sparkle. 
I hope you all have a happy and creative weekend. 
I will be at work,
but I will be thinking up my next creative endeavour to share with you all.