Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mixed Media - Art Journal
 
I have found a new passion...Mixed Media! Wow is this fun. I am beginning to discover Art Journaling. I made my first mixed media art journal piece today. It is very therapeutic. Here is the piece...
 

What is so great about this process is the ability to evaluate your emotions and express them artistically. 


Right now, I am in a fairly difficult semester of school. I am finding it challenging and frustrating. It makes me feel like a caged bird. It is hard to see, but there is a stack of books in the cage with the bird. 

 However, next year, after some time, I will be free to fly. Thinking through the feelings artistically offered a sense of relief that is very cool.
 
Thanks for stopping by today! 
 
 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Fairy Talva

God Jul!
I mentioned I may post another card this season, and here it is. I finally have a bit of mojo (which has escaped me for quite a while now). 
Here is another Christmas card I made for family this year...


This card uses the Mo's Digital Pencil image "Winter Fairy Talva."


I colored her with Copics.  


I hope you have a wonderful week!





 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Candy Canes

Merry Christmas!

Well, another year has gone by. I figure I should post at least one card this year. I have been busy making Christmas cards. Here is one I am particularly happy with...



This card uses Candy Canes from Saturated Canary. I stamped with Staz-On and watercolored with distress ink. I love the softness of distress ink watercoloring.



Check back in when you get a chance. Who knows, I may post another card this holiday season. 

 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Winter Fairy Halla

Happy Holidays!
It has been a year since I have posted. Wow, where has the time gone. Our lives have gone through major transformations in 2014. The biggest changes are we moved and my return to school (hence the lack of card making). I am nearing the winter break for school, and have had a chance to make a few cards, so I figured I might as well post some for anyone still viewing my blog. 
My first card is pretty simple, but I love the look. I used Winter Fairy Halla from Mo's Digital Pencil. The paper is Heartfelt Creations.
 

I added Frontage Embossing Powder for the snow effect. 



I am entering this card in the DP2 Challenge - Snow (with a Mo image)
 Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Morning Tilda - White on White

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Today, I am posting a card using a technique that I never use and is truly a challenge for me. It is White on White (for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge).
Here is my card...

 I have not used this sweetie for a while. She is Christmas Morning Tilda from Magnolia. I colored her dress with E40s and B90s.


I used Y11 to give just a bit of a glow from the candle on her dress, hair and face.


With the white on white challenge, I wanted my elements to be distinguished from one another, so I used a variety of shades of white and added a hint of distress ink around the edges for definition. 


 The deer are Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight dies cut with glitter paper. 


The snowflakes in the background are Doohickeys from Magnolia.
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges...


Wild Orchid Challenge - Snowflakes

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes!

Thanks for stopping by today! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



Monday, November 25, 2013

Saturated Canary - Let It Snow

Howdy!
 
Today, I have another Christmas card to share.
 
 

This card uses a gorgeous new Saturated Canary image. The image was included in the Digital Crafting Essentials Magazine. The magazine comes with two CDs with various digital elements. The background papers were part of the digital package too. I just printed them out on cardstock. They work beatifully. 


 I used my Copics chart to pick the colors that most closely matched my papers. I dotted the background with C1, C3 and C5, B91, B0000 and V01. I used a Stampin' Up! background stamp to stamp the snowflakes around my images in pearly ink and added Liquid Pearls.


I added one small flower spray with some purple berries.

 
 I used the Snowflake Doohickey times 2 with a blue rhinestone.
 
 I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Simon Says Challenge - Sketch (which can be seen here)
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tilda Holding Reindeer

 Howdy!

Today, another Christmas card.


 I have used Tilda With Little Rudolph. Isn't she just a doll?



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I will be entering this card in the following challenges...

 
Sadly, this is the last CLP challenge. I have loved their beautiful sketches and will miss this challenge tremendously.

Simply Magnolia Challenge - Over the Edge (the flower arrangement is over the edge)

7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes 


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturated Canary Sketch

Howdy!
 
After an extended and much needed break from the blog/craft world, I have finally found my way back to my craft room. I am so glad you have found me here. 
 
For my first project in quite a while, I have a card for the Saturated Canary Sketch Challenge. 
 
 This adorable image is called The King from Saturated Canary. I colored the image with Copics.




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The star was cut from chipboard. I added glue and gold Mica Fragments and the blank areas filled in with gold glitter. 


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Here is the sketch I followed for the challenge...
 
 
I will also be entering this in Papertake Weekly
 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It is great to be back in the craft room!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spring Bringer

HAPPY MARCH!

I have taken a bit of a break from blogging, but not from creating. Over the next couple weeks, I will have some new projects to share with you. 

Today, I am sharing a project I made for Designed to Color. They are having a Birthday Bash this weekend, and I am joining their challenges. 

The first challenge is Tic, Tac, Toe...



I chose the first column, Purple, Ribbon and Bling. Here is my card...


Distress Ink
Paper by K&Co
Butterfly embellishment from Joann
 Patina paint


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I have recently discovered Patina paints for use on metal. I am in love! The butterfly is a brass embellishment that is colored with Patina paints. Oh boy, a new toy!


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I am also entering this card in the CLP challenge using their sketch...


...and the following challenges...
 7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Anything Goes!
Whimsy Challenge - Add Metal
Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Make It Crafty Valentine Blog Hop

Happy Friday!

Well, 2012 was a year of change in my life, and it looks like 2013 is going to continue to bring changes. 

This will be my last post as a member of the Make It Crafty Design Team. The timing is good. There is so much coming up in the spring and summer; it will be good to have the time to take care of life outside the craft world. But don't worry, I will be around now and then, creating just for the love of creating. I hope having the extra time without deadlines will open up my creativity a bit and I will be able to explore new opportunities to grow. 

MAKE IT CRAFTY VALENTINE BLOG HOP

The theme of today's blog hop is Valentines. 

There will be special prizes throughout the blog hop, so be sure to leave some love on everyone's blog. The prizes for this blog hop will be from the new Geeky Love Wedding Collection. Zoe will give one image from the collection to 6 lucky winners. No telling which image will be where, but you have 6 chances to win one of the different images from the collection.

In addition, for a limited time, Zoe will offer 10% off ALL DIGI stamps. You just need to use coupon code VAL10. This will last until Monday, February 11, so hop on over to the store to get your digi stamps today.


My card today features an oldie but goody! It is called Geeky Love. I also used lots of my favorite embellishments, Chippies!


This cute Geeky Couple is colored with Copics. 


 The sentiment is one of Make It Crafty's adorable rubber stamps, Happy Days Tab Sentiments. I love these unique (and totally Zoe) sayings. I framed it with a label from the N2 Fancy Collection, painted with my paint dauber.


 I used the Butterfly Leaves Chippies for my flowers.

The corner embellishments are Swirly Corners Chippies. Amanda shared a great idea with us to use nail polish on the chippies. It worked like a charm!

I hope you have fun on the blog hop!


Here is the blog hop order, just in case you get lost...

Daria - http://daria-pn.blogspot.com/
Bron - http://bronsspace.blogspot.com.au/
Amanda- http://cardscatsandcopics.blogspot.com
Rhea - http://passionatepapercreations.blogspot.com/2013/02/make-it-crafty-valentines-blog-hop.html
Mary J - http://maryjdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Our Guest - Emily - http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/emily521004
Julie - http://stampincabin.blogspot.com
Franz - http://fran-z-blog.blogspot.com/2013/02/mic-valentines-hop.html
Delphine - http://delphinesplace.blogspot.fr/
Sandie - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com
Stephanie - http://mycardshack.blogspot.com
Barbara - http://forgottenscraps.blogspot.com/

Here is a summary of the MIC items used...

Geeky Love
Happy Days Tab Sentiments
N2 Fancy Collection
Butterfly Leaves Chippies
Swirly Corners Chippies

Finally, I just want to take the opportunity to thank you to Zoe for my time on the MIC design team. I treasure the people I met along the way and Zoe is just the sweetest! Hugz and Love to you all!