Saturday, April 22, 2017

Perrr-fect Weekend

Hi my friends,

Just dropping by to say - hope you have the perrr-fect weekend.  Here in Arizona we are having warm sunny days and all the cactus and trees are in bloom.  I made this totally Pinterest inspired card using some fun new and older dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Follow Your Dreams

Hi my friends,

Just stopping by to wish all of you a Happy Easter Day and share a canvas board that I made awhile back.   We are enjoying some wonderful weather here in the Southwest - warm and sunny.

I used the fabulous die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dreamcatcher - from Joset Designs.  The sentiment is from Joset as well,  Dream Sentiments Clear Stamps.

Always follow your dreams,

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Paper Pros Challenge

It's time once again for the Paper Pros monthly challenge and the thing I love about this is that there are no rules, no theme and no pressure.  Today I made a card using some Karen Burninston Pop it Ups dies a tag topper from Elizabeth Craft Designs and lots of Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs along with the Oxide Inks that everyone is so in love with.
I had some fun while making this card because I was never sure where it was going to end up but I like the results.

Starting with a folded standard card 4.25" x  5.5".

Next came the fun of using the new Ranger Oxide Distress Inks.  I put a few colors on a non stick craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged the card through it. 
When I was happy with my color, I placed the Tag Pivot die on the center aligning the nibs of the die with the center fold.  After running it through my die cutting machine I folded the pivot toward the center of the card.
I used parts and pieces of several Remnant Rubs as desired.  The hot air balloon is one of Karen Burniston's - Hot Air Balloon Pop Up Card.
Have a great week,

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Magic of Three

It's a new month and a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.  Our lovely hostess, Annie, has asked us to use the Magic of 3 and I took it quite literally right down to the word FLY. 
I did some stash diving for this one so sorry to say that I have no extra photos to share.
I used a canvas board for the backing, added 3 smaller canvases down the center.
I'm sure you will recognize some of the fun Tim Holtz items such as the wings and the gears in the center.  I found some Springly Sprockets that were hiding in my stash and added them.
When I was finished, I added a piece of black chipboard to frame it.
Pop on over to A Vintage Journey to see the great creations from the rest of the team.
Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pop it Up Wednesday

Hi friends,
Today I'm sharing fun Easter Card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  Lucky the Rabbit is happy to find a colorful Easter Basket.  You can see all the details by clicking here.
See you there,

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Glittery Background for Elizabeth Craft Designs Designers Challenge

Hi Friends,

It's the first Tuesday of the month and that means it's Designers Challenge day at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This month we are challenged to make something with a glittery background and I decided to make an invitation for a special event.  The inside is still blank so the details can be added when they return from the printer. 

Continue reading to find out about a great giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs have another designer challenge giveaway for you. We are giving away "3 x 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of your choice"  to 3 winners. 
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite technique using Silk Microfine Glitter”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 7 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

A few tips on how I made my project if you want to make one -

The finished size is 5.5" square.  I wanted to put a glittery backing behind the Gatefold - Elegant Rose die so cut a circle that is 5.5" in diameter.  The card base was cut 5.5" square and then 2 additional pieces were cut 5.5" X 3".  Crease the side panels at 1/2".

The circle was covered with ECD Double Sided Adhesive and cut in half.  Adhesive was added to side panels but not on the 1/2' side tabs.

After removing the adhesive, ECD Microfine Glitter, Copper Rose, was added to the circle and polished.
Using the Gatefold - Elegant Rose die, cut the smaller panels lining up the die with the crease.
Peel adhesive from die cut and add to glittered panel.
Assemble card. Add one panel to back of card using the Postage Stamp Squares.  Make a hole on either side of gatefold.  String ribbon through holes and tie closed.
Have a great week and make something glittery,

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tag Friday - Cre 8 ART

It's tag Friday at A Vintage Journey and I made a fun tag using chipboard.  The thing I love about Tag Friday is that there is no theme, everyone can make what they like.  You can see everything from the team by clicking here.  Enjoy and Cre 8 ART.

I think I will have some fun and enter the challenge over at Frilly & Funkie.
Count Me In

Another great challenge to enter, Simon Says Stamp.
Things with Wings
A few steps along the way-

 Using a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, I added the numbers using Ranger Embossing Paste.  Next came paint, orange of course.

Next I replaced the stencil over the numbers and rubbed on some DecoArt Metallic Lustre.

Then came a touch of blue using Viva Inka Gold, Steelblue.
I picked out some fun embellishments from my stash and painted them.  The butterfly is from Karen Burniston's Butterfly Pivot card.  The flower was made from used, then dried baby wipes from previous projects.  If you would like to see how it was made, click here for a video from Marta.
I picked out some fun stuff from my stash including a TH Pen Nib and some Grunge Board flourishes.  Add the word ART and it's done.
Have a fun and creative weekend,

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Destination Inspiration @ A Vintage Journey

I'm sharing a tutorial on how I made this fun and bright canvas for Destination Inspiration at A Vintage Journey.  You can get all the details by clicking here. 

Hope to see you there -

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter -  I hope you will stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today to see how I made this fun project.  It is a challenge issued from me, to me.  Make an Easter Bunny without using a bunny die.  A complete tutorial including all dies used can be found by clicking here.

See you there,

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy Sunday

Hi friends,

Just a quick stop today to share a tag I made awhile back.  A friend was here the other day and we were talking about tea cups.  It made me think about this tag. Enjoy and have a great day.

I've linked my supplies below and, as you will see, I used lots of great dies from the latest release at Elizabeth Craft Designs featuring Joset Designs.

See you Thursday for a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog,

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March Paper Pros Challenge

Hi friends, it's the second Tuesday of the month and that means the Paper Pros are having a  casual challenge featuring Pop it Ups.  These fun dies are designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. 
Our challenge this month is  Pi (Greek letter “π”)
 The symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
For the challenge this week we were asked to create cards that feature circles and/or pies!
Today I have a birthday card to share and I hope "ewe" enjoy it. 

Start with a herd of sheep using the Snowball Character Die.

Because I wanted to use 3 sheep I made my card 5" X 7", shown in the striped paper.  Mat the front panel with one black and one coordinating paper.  Cut the 3 holes using a circle die.

The rings around the holes can be easily made by combining 2 different sized circles.  Cut the 3 rings and add to card, using the Happy Birthday Pop it Ups, cut the words.
For the inside, use the Lucy Label Pop Up to hold the remaining 2 sheep.  Add a little grass and lettering and "Bingo"  You have a fun card to celebrate a birthday.
To see lots more great ideas and techniques for Pop it Ups, click here.
Have a wonderful week,

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Play Day for Me

Hi friends, 

Just a quick stop today - I have been playing in the studio and decided to join in a few challenges that are currently going.
For the Simon Says Stamp Challenge they want us to make our own background.
For Creative Carte Blanche, Its All About The Numbers.
For Emerald Creek Dares says -Splatter Some Fun
And Mixed Media Monthly says - Buttons
 I did a big chipboard tag with several tags added for a colorful and playful creation.

This was fun for me because I could just do as I pleased and that is just what I did.  For the main focal point I used a printed canvas from Dylusions.  I used the colors in the canvas as my start.  I must confess I did some stash diving and came up with some tags that were just laying around. After adjusting the colors a bit - they were perfect. 
I found this tag that was rather too orange for me and sprayed it with Memories Mist, Iced Coffee.
The background was made by putting some embossing paste through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil.
When that was dry, paint was added.  It is hard to explain this process as we all go at it in a different way but I used several colors.  Some of the paint was wiped away before it dried to reveal the stenciled numbers.
After much playing and decision making on which embellishments to use - everything was glued in place.  In order to add the splatters, the main image was covered and then the splattering began.
I used some Media paints, some Tim Holtz Grunge Board elements and the end of a ticket from my idea-ology stash, some of Tim's Remnant Rubs and a star button.
Thanks for stopping by -
Enjoy your day,