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Monday, November 12, 2018

Country Christmas Card

I love this truck stamp for a Christmas card!

I started with a grey and white gelli printed background.  Then stamped my truck and snowflakes that were heat embossed with grey.  I did some shading on the truck with a grey marker. The only pop of color is the trees and wreath. I'm loving the snowy look!!



I'm entering Craft Stamper Magazine November Challenge: Anything goes!
The stamps are from Unity Stamp Company.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Unity Christmas Wishes

I love the techniques I used on the card. The outcome is so soft and beautiful!

I wanted to join the challenge at Unity which was using multiple shades of grey.  That was my jumping board.  I did several backgrounds using my gelli plate and white and black acrylic paint.

Then I used Unity Stamps to create the scene.  Snowflakes were spaced out and embossed with crystal effects.  They really shine in person!  My Unity lady was embossed in silver.  I colored her with markers smearing the ink out so I was able to use just a small amount and "hint" at the color of her clothing. 

I stamped the Christmas wish on vellum and finished my card.




I entering the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine November, Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday:Anything Goes - Challenge #360-#361




 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall Birthday Wishes using Unity Stamps

Fall is my favorite season to paint, make cards-do anything creative because I LOVE the color palette!! This card just came together in no time.  

I stamped the leaves with Unity Kit of the Month leaves-if you look closely, the leaves have a heart in the middle.  Colored them with colored pencil, fussy cut them to arrange on top of the card base. 

I had some spare flowers from another project that I glued on top. Attached tiny flat back pearls in the centers.  

Added a touch of ribbon and viola!  Done.


I'm entering a couple of challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes week #356-#357

Craft Stamper October Challenge -Anything goes

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Accentuate Handwritten Poem with Paint and markers

I started by painting the canvas like a wooden pallet.

Used DecoArt acrylic paints.


 Then I used DecoArt Mod-Podge to attach the poem that I printed out.



Then I added some DecoArt Stencils using Americana acrylic paints.



Then I added white acrylic paint to the areas I would be painting in flowers.  

 Coated the flowers and butterfly with blue acrylic paint. 

 The final touches were done with Markers.  




Viola! The final canvas. It turned out great!!

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Waterfall Cards

Have you tried making Waterfall cards??  They are SO FUN!
There are so many possibilities.  I especially like using a stamp that's bigger than the small little square. Stamping off-it's perfect. The first stamp set is by Simon Says Stamp. I used Stampin Up markers to do no line stamping. LOVE that technique too!  Hope you enjoy these.








Entering challenge:
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes 354-355


 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

DecoArt your Pumpkins!!

DecoArt sells more than just paint! Although that is awesome!
They sell decoupage  for gluing different types of stuff. 
To start my craft pumpkins (from Joann Fabrics) I painted them both white, then I decoupaged a fall napkin that I found at Dollar Tree. Be sure and peel apart the layers-you only need the printed layer. Then rip it in different sizes. I covered the whole smaller pumpkin.
Then painted the stem brown.



I go so busy on the next step-I forgot to take pictures!! I used their antiquing creams in
Brown.  I then finished with their Metallic Lustre's in Rose Gold, Iced Espresso and Orange Flicker. Up close you can see the brilliant shine from this product.


I saw a tutorial on Facebook that showed me how to make my bows. 

 A little trip to Big Lots completed my tablescape!  A runner and a little bouquet of flowers.
It turned out great! Thanks to DecoArt.


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.

Click on this to get the link:   Craft Stamper Magazine

You can also purchase a digital magazine:  Craft Stamper Digital 

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

Country Christmas Card

I love this truck stamp for a Christmas card! I started with a grey and white gelli printed background.  Then stamped my truck and snowf...