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Friday, July 3, 2015

Scleroderma Tags for RRR Challenge #121



I have a friend that has a chronic disease that is very painful.
Scleroderma (skleer-oh-DUR-muh) is a group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues — the fibers that provide the framework and support for your body.

She saw my breast cancer tag and wanted some with the color that represents Scleroderma. That color is teal.  In the photos, the ribbon looks blue-but it's teal.

I had a lot of fun going back and doing some mixed media today!  I've shared some of my process with you.




I started with 4x6 chipboard. I coated it in Deco Art Gesso, then added a layer of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Cobalt Turquoise Hue. It was a little dark, so using the brayer, I added a coat of Titanium White and then dabbed off with a damp paper towel. Left a nice color and texture.
 Then I got my lace stamp out from Stampin Up and stamped in Black Archival Ink.
Then I used some watered down Americana Light Buttermilk acrylic paint and flicked some on top tapping a paint brush.
 I wasn't done yet!!  I had to use a stencil!  I used Americana Dark Chocolate acrylic paint and lightly applied thru the Burning Rubber stencil from DecoArt's Andy Skinner.
 Then I embellished!!  Teal ribbon, string pearls, a cute digital image of the bear (colored with Stampin up watercolor pencils) I added Glossy accents to the ribbon.  Cut the love with my cricut.  I think that's about it!  I love how they turned out.

 I'm entering Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: #121 pretty bows theme and
Paper Artsy Challenge: Stencils

Phyllis Harris ...I will never leave you @ Unity


Friday always means: Friends With Flair at Unity Stamps!!

They are having some really great sales this weekend.  You need to check them out!

Phyllis Harris stamps always steal my heart.  Such good sentiments too!
I love sending encouraging cards to cancer patients and survivors.  
This stamp is perfect!

I stamped with Black Archival Ink and colored with Stampin up watercolor pencils.
It doesn't need any additions!

 The inside features a stamp from Unity's stamp set called Faith.
The background was done with my gelli plate. Stamped the sentiment right on top with Black Archival ink. 


 I hope you and your family have a wonderful Fourth of July!  I'll be spending time with my Mom & Dad. Will be happy times!
 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day with Word Art Wednesday

Dad's sometimes don't get special stuff on their holiday like Mom's do.
My customers love their Dad just as much!  Here are the custom order requests I received:

A Dad that loves wood working. Used the wood stamp from stamping up and some SVG files for the cute tools!
            


           A Dad that loves the beach.  See the real sea shell glued on top of the ribbon??


A Dad that loves the water.....did some clear embossing and used distress inks. 


This Dad is a super hero!!  Loves Superman!

Hope you show some love to your Dad!  I know I will mine!

This is family friendly -I'll be entering my friend Karen Letchworth's blog
WORD ART WEDNESDAY.  Please check it out! They have beautiful scripture featured weekly that's FREE.


Altered Box using Unity Stamp sentiment

Friday is Friends With Flair with Unity Stamps.
I LOVE Unity Stamps.  They can be used in so many ways!
The quality is superb.  

This altered box is for a special little girl turning 8 next week.  Her Mom wanted something special to give her.  I was so glad to be a part of making it more special.
 Wild orchid Flowers are always my go to item.  The Black Pearl flourishes are beautiful.
 The designer paper has fun bright colors for an 8 year old girl.  I cut her first inital out with my silhouette.  Boxes are fun to collect and alter.  I encourage you to try it!

 I'm linking up with:

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Using your favorite technique/product:  love altering boxes and love Wild Orchid Flowers and Unity Stamps.

Unity Stamps: Friends with Flair

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Need something made for that special someone??

Today I'm sharing some items I made special order.

Below is a 11x14 canvas.  Acrylic Painting.

 


   Below is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 oversized card.  For a special young man that wanted to honor his Mother that has passed. He wanted to display it on the mantel so I made it extra sturdy.




Below is a fun birthday card for a young lady's dad.  He's a chef.  I think he's adorable!

If you have something special in mind for your loved one-email me at
kconner1961@yahoo.com

or send me a message on facebook     https://www.facebook.com/karen.conner1



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Really Reasonable Ribbon has an inspiration photo for their challenge.
I was immediately drawn to the vibrant color of the flowers.
I had this beautiful purple ribbon from RRR to use!

The background is a gelli plate creation of mine.  As you know-I'm addicted and make multiples every time I get my gelli plate out!
I always use DecoArt acrylic paint.  There are so many shades to choose from!
 The flowers are from Wild Orchid Flowers.  They have the best mulberry flowers!
The hummingbird is from Doodle Pantry.  I love how it turned out!



Mojo Monday /Mother's Day

In order to complete all the Mother's Day cards that were ordered,
I like to use sketches.  
There are none better than Mojo Monday  396!

Here's my take on this week's sketch.
I used Kaiser Craft designer paper, Wild orchid flowers and pearls.


 I'll have more to share....I had orders for 35 Mother's Day cards!  I've been busy!!

 

May Challenge with Blue Fern Studio

Wedding Cards are so fun to make! You can doll them up.
Add flowers, bows, ribbons, hearts-and even Blue Fern Studio Chipboard!

I followed the May Sketch at Blue Fern Studio and created this gorgeous card!

In case you can't tell-The Big Day is a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studio.
I covered it with gesso, painted it with a maroon acrylic paint and then coated it with DecoArt Metallic Wax in gold. Just love how it turned out.

 I added flowers from Wild orchid flowers along with rosettes, heart pearl rope. The tiny banner was created with a Stampin up punch and stamp set.

I love using DecoArt products with other products. I used their gesso, acrylic paint and metallic wax product. You can purchase DecoArt HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Viola -a Fancy Earring Holder!

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing with you from Altered Pages today.
We've partnered with MD Hobby and Craft.

Here's my finished project.
 If you'd like to see a video with more explanation-please jump over to Altered Pages Blog.  I started with an old frame and an old frame mat.
 I've used several products that you can purchase from Altered pages:
Niji Oil Pastels, Gelatos.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Here are some of my Mother's Day cards I've made. Have had a great time!
 Lots of Wild Orchid flowers, Stampin Up punches, pearls, ribbons....
 This motorcycle was cut from MTC file. Custom order.....