Thursday, July 24, 2014

Freedom to be YOU!

I've been busily making mini albums and wanted a break. 
Wanted to do something carefree and colorful! 
Ran across a blog that had a challenge that played a music video.
The song was about being free to be you.
The lady I drew is carefree and being free. 
The background started with a piece of water color paper.
I cut some circle out of a file folder and then used it as a stencil to apply gesso in random areas. 
Then I added my inks. All Ranger inks-spritzing water as I went to blend them.  The areas where the gesso is remain lighter-I love it!
I then sketched in the lady and colored her with pencils.
Printed my statement and added it with gel medium. Outlined the words.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home of the Brave!

Did you get here from Party Time Tuesdays??
We have DAILY inspiration from some wonderful designers.
Remember the stars I used earlier this month on the American Flag Fan I made?  I cut the sheet up and used it to create cards!  None of the paper went to waste!
I love the rhinestones that added some added bling to each card!
 I used some of the letter stickers I had. 

We're so blessed to live in a country where we are free to worship and live the way we want.  I'm thankful we don't have to hide to worship God.  I hope and pray you are having a TERRIFIC July!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Mini Album

Hi!  I hope your having a great week!
Do you love Heartfelt Creations Designer Paper like I do?
I love making this file folder mini albums.  So I decided to combine them!
 Below I fussy cut a column with the roses and added to the corner to be able to slide pictures underneath.

 I don't do a lot of embellishing since the 4x6 photos will take up most of the space.
I really liked the brown diecut edge with the beautiful lace over top to bind the end.


I'm entering the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart : anything goes
Imagination-Crafts Challenge: anything goes
My Craft Creations: anything goes
UseYour Stuff :  Layers
Anything But A Card challenge #37: Anything goes
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges: Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #99: Ribbon & Wings


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PTT Chipboard Challenge

Today at Party Time Tuesday our challenge is to use chipboard.

I've used several die cut items: the doily, flowers, leaves & butterfly.

The pink triangle pieces and the blue flower spring on the right are chipboard pieces.
The triangle banners I coated in white gesso and then "painted" it using Tim Holtz persimmon distress stain.

To bring a little life to the piece, I did some doodling with a black pitt pen
 These are pictures of my granddaughter during Memorial Day holiday  We went to Fairystone Park and played on the playground and in the water.

You'll find DAILY inspiration at Party Time Tuesday.  Join us for challenges!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

All Occasions Cards!

I got an assortment of cards together that I've been working on and organized them to sell at my hairdressers business.  The Hair Gallery in Bassett, VA.
Big variety:  wedding, birthday, get well, thinking of you and sympathy
They are $3 each or 4 for $10.00

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Be still and know that I am God!

Happy Saturday!
I'm busy making thank you cards for my Relay Team Captains.  There are 32!
I always can get some inspiration over at Word Art Wednesday.
This week Challenge #139 is Anything Goes!!
You will be amazed to find out the scripture on my card below is FREE!  Every week
Word Art Wednesday gives you a new scripture that you can choose to use. 
The designer is Karen Murray.  You can find her blog HERE.
They have some awesome designers that share their creations every week.  They also give away prizes weekly!!  So check them out!
 After printing the scripture 4x6 size, I simply stamped a flower in 3 different color distress inks randomly around the page.  Easy!!  With beautiful results.  Once you save the scripture to your computer-you can print whatever size you need.  See on the left side-those are 3x5.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a terrific weekend!

Flower stamp: Stampin Up -Reason to Smile
Distress Inks: Ranger: Rusty Hinge, Victorian velvet, Mustard Seed.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

American Flag inspired Fan

Did you see this sneak peek?
it was part of the fan I made below!
I used 140lb watercolor paper. I knew it would hold up with someone fanning with it a lot!
I cut the starts out with my Cricut. 
The first layer of paint was acrylics.  I came back with gelato's and did shadows.  I used a white gel pen for the stitching.
The handle is a paint stick! 
I love how it turned out!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Winnie The Pooh canvas

Here's a canvas I did for a friend's wife.  She loves Winnie the Pooh.
It turned out really cute!
I drew and colored Winnie the Pooh on separate paper.  Painted the background and then glued my pooh on.  Added the butterflies.  CUTE!


Monday, June 30, 2014

5 Picture Layout

I hope you've been seeing our talented designers at Party Time Tuesdays.
Today I have a layout of my handsome grandson!
The designer paper I've used is by DCWV
The Little Mister
I fussy cut the animals.  It came with cute cut-outs-like the one with the lion.
Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, June 27, 2014

Wedding Canvas with Lindy's Stamp Gang

I wanted to share with you this mixed media canvas I created for a newlywed couple.
I used lots of layers of diecuts and gesso.  The swirls are chipboard.
After gluing everything down with Liquitex gel medium, I applied a layer of gesso.
Allow to dry and then get your sprays out!
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow colors.
 I dried each color before applying the next one.  Gave lots of personality!!
I cut the names and date with my Cricut Jasmine cartridge.  Added those with gel medium under and on top of them-they aren't going anywhere!!

The last thing I added was the metal "together" "forever" words.

I love how it turned out!  The bride did too!!

I wish Amber and Curtis the absolute best in their married life.  I pray they put God first and everything else will take care of itself!

Have a terrific Friday!!