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Thursday, September 20, 2018

I've been published!!!!!! bu Craft Stamper Magazine

I am beyond thrilled to share with you my 2nd publication with Craft Stamper Magazine!
I am so honored to be chosen over probably thousands of entries. 

My card is called Peaceful Thoughts. 
To see the instructions.....you need to purchase the magazine.

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The magazine is FULL of inspiration.  Get yours today!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

ATC Fun with Unity Stamps



 This weeks challenge at nity is to make ATC cards.  The size is 2 1/2  3 1/2.  I used some of the STACKS of gelli plate backgrounds I have stored up!! Actually, they are perfect for this type of thing. I like layers. So that was my beginning point. I picked out which stamps I wanted to use.  My newest FAVORITE Unity stamps is this huge sun! I LOVE it!   

This first ATC I used colored pencils to highlight around the sun. Then used some distress ink to finish.  Added the cute sentiment and it was done!

 This 2nd ATC is the other side of the sun stamp.  Totally different feel huh? The center of the sun I filled in with glitter.  Cutting the sentiment into individual words allows you to place them wherever you want. 

This last one turned out great!!  I stamped it first, but the background was too bold, so I painted white gesso over top and allowed it to dry.  Then stamped again and colored with pencils. I put a coating off glossy accents on the stamp to bring more interest. 



Entering Craft Stamper Magazine challenge

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Back2School Fun Canvas

Our church participates in Back2School event held every August.
This year we served 250+ children at our church alone.
The children register ahead of time so we can get their shoe sizes.
On the day of the event, they are told Manni's story of why B2S was started, then we have volunteers set up to wash each child’s feet just like Jesus did the night of the Last Supper.They are offered haircuts, a bag of food and before they leavea backpack filled with school supplies, socks and a new pair of shoes.

It's a great way to minister to our community, but in return, we volunteers receive a blessing!!  

In an effort to share Jesus even more, our youth and volunteers decorated signs that were all around our walls.  I wanted to share a fun canvas I made using the odd size of 18x24.  My Cricut cut the letters and were mod-podged on the canvas, I painted in some fun little owls to go with the words.  

As always, my DecoArt supplied made this project fun and easy!! So don't leave Deco out of the fun things you are doing in your life. 







Even had some Snapchat fun!!

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics as watercolors

Watercolor is what everyone is doing right now.  I only have the cheap set from Walmart. So I got my Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics out and used them like watercolors. The pigment is is so concentrated, you only have to use a tiny bit of paint.
The stamps are from Unity.  The first one I embossed with black.  The 2nd one I used Black Andrionick ink.  I painted them on 8x8 size canvas.   I like the sun the best. 























I used Unity Stamps on both canvas.

I used the following colors:
#1 canvas
Yellow Gold Light
Green Gold
Phthalo Green Blue
Primary Cyan

#2 canvas
Titanium white
Ultramarine Blue
Primary cyan 
Hansa Yellow Medium
Phthalo  Orange
Carbon black




 




Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sympathy Cards

I used to never like doing Sympathy cards, but now that I have appropriate stamps and sentiments, I like doing my own.
This stamp and sentiment is from Unity Stamps.
This first one is a gelli plate background.  I stamped the stamp on it and on a separate paper.  I colored with colored pencils, fussy cut it and added to the background.  That way you don't have to cut around all the words.  

 This 2nd one was a black and white challenge that Unity is doing this week.  I stamped it on a piece of paper torn out of a book.  Painted with DecoArt Traditions acrylic paint.  Wasn't sure how the page would hold up with the paint, but I didn't use any water and it did great!  I ran my scissors around the edges to give a vintage look and then glued onto black cardstock. 



Entering challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: 

Challenge Weeks #344-#345 - Anything Goes






 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Colored pencil class with Kit and Clowder

I have taken a coloring class with Kit and Clowder. I have been coloring my whole life-57 years!  But their class taught me the right way to color. They teach you about casting shadows and regular shading.  It has greatly improved my coloring!  I hope you'll check her facebook page out.

The was a freebie offered during their 20 days of giveaways for reaching 20,000 followers. They must be doing something right!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Gelli Plate Backgrounds converted to cards

If you are a follower, you know I adore making my own paper with my gelli plate. I use Americana Acrylic paint by DecoArt. It is the perfect consistency.  I like to experiment adding the glazing medium on the gelli plate after I brayer my colors on.  You then can stamp on the background-which I've done on the first cards background.

  

DecoArt offers 260 colors!!!  Talk about matching whatever project your working on! Wow!!  I hope you'll check out their website and try some yourself. You can also find their products at local stores like Joann's Fabrics, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels. 

DecoArt Media

 

I've been published!!!!!! bu Craft Stamper Magazine

I am beyond thrilled to share with you my 2nd publication with Craft Stamper Magazine! I am so honored to be chosen over probably thousa...