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Monday, December 31, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Anniversary Blog

 If you've never tried Really Reasonable Ribbon-then you are missing out!  They have some wonderful products.

They are celebrating their 3 year anniversary.  Having a BIG giveaway.  You need to check it out!!
@ Really Reasonable Ribbon


Mixed Media Canvas

OWSE I Did It Creations

 I mod podged designer paper onto my 9x12 canvas.  Painted with gesso, then sponged paint around the edges.  I sketched in my whimsy girl and painted her.  Took some chipboard pieces and painted them and glued them on.  Gives the whole piece a 3D look. 

Victorian Lady

This gorgeous Vintage Lady can be found at Nice Crane Designs. I've used K and Company paper, Wild Orchid flowers, Tim Holtz Old paper distress ink.  Layered on a 8x10 canvas.  I've sprayed a fixitive on the papers before attaching the flowers.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Trigger Tuesday @ Moxie Fab

I loved the Trigger Tuesday Inspiration picture. The colors are so calm and inviting.
AND I had some extra time and a new stamp set.
I have loved this stamp set from Unity Stamps since I first saw it.

I hope you'll be inspired to join in. Just click on the picture and it will take you directly to Moxie Fab World site.
Every breath is a Gift

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Anything Goes @ Stamp N Doodle

This week at Stamp N Doodle we're having ANYTHING GOES

I did some dog treats bag as you can see. I have a couple of furbabies we get presents for.
I layered three designer papers and then added a tag with my Sleeping Puppies image.
You can get some beautiful animal digital images at Stamp N Doodle

 Please head over to our blog and see my creative teammates.  They have some AWESOME creations!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Joyful Times

  A friend was featured in the newspaper with his daughter at the fair. He wanted  something nice put together for his wife's Christmas present.
I matted the picture on black with a designer paper background. 
The picture is not real clear but I wanted to bring the gold tones. 
I lines two edges with pearl strand from Wild Orchid flowers.
 The outside of the frame I use Really Reasonable Ribbon and Wild Orchid Flowers.

 I'm entering this into The Really Reasonable challenge.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bandana Technique

I started with a cream colored piece of card stock.
I stamped several different stamps using black stazon.
 Then take inks and a sponge and apply colors randomly till you have th whole page colored in.

 Once your done sponging all over, take a white ink pen and highlight each design. I also added dots.

 Now that it's done, I could do a couple of things.  Use it for a card front, on top of mixed media canvas names a couple of things.

I'll be showing this technique @ OWSE.

It's all about you: Whimsical Girl

 First, I covered the canvas with pink tissue paper using mod podge. After it dried good, I rubbed Tim Holtz Antique photo distress ink over most of the canvas with a sponge.
2nd- I drew my girl's face and neck in my sketch book, colored it with Derwent colored pencils and cut it out.
3rd-I laid the face on my canvas to judge how big to cut the dress and wings.  My wings were cut out from a book.  I used Tacky glue to attach my pieces to the canvas.
4th-I painted her hair with brown acrylic paint.
5th-I stamped various words and music notes several places. I stamped the letters LOVE over her head.
6th-I embellished her -running tiny brown and lavender pearls in her hair, some lace around her neck and hair, flowers.
7th-sprayed her with 2 coats of fixitive.

I LOVE how she turned out.  FYI inside the heart I stamped "it's all about you"

My intention is to encourage young girls.  They are growing up with low self esteem thinking they have to be a certain way to receive love and acceptance.

Please pray for our youth.

Somthing UNusual @ Stamp N doodle

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stamp N Doodle-Christmas Recipes

This week at Stamp N Doodle the design team is cooking up something special!
Featuring Christmas Recipes.
 Sticking with my canvas ideas-I've included a Recipe For a Happy Home.  My SND image was colored with Derwent Pencils.  I made the lace flower by hot gluing lace in a circle and adding a metal center piece from Bo Bunny and a La Petite flower in the middle.
 The background was painted, dabbed with paper towels, applied crackle paint, dabbed brown and copper over top. I lov making things look weathered! My new "thing".

 I hope you'll hop on over to Stamp N Doodle and join in the fun.  There's always a prize!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nice Crane Picture Holder

Today is another stand up picture holder featuring Nice Crane Designs

 Front features spellbinder framing.  Venetian lace, seam binding and pearls.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Multi Media Canvas

I've been practicing a new techqniue with Ranger spray ink.
I did the first layer with yellow, then layed some flowers and spritze with cranberry.
Using a roll of paper towels, I rolled overtop of it. 
After it dried I hand drew my lady and painted her with acrylics.
 This next canvas I layered papers, scripture and wild orchid flowers.
 The next box canvas I used my new stencil from OWSE. Had lots of fun making this one. Used an image from Meljen's design.. I colored my image with pencils. Added some foam snowflakes that I coated with blue glitter.

Vintage Frame

I layered my Victorian Image.
has so many beautiful digital images.

Ladies on Old Postcards 
Please head over to Nice Crane and see the hundreds of choices.  Ladies on Old Postcard is just one choice!
 On the outside of my frame I made a flower cluster with Wild Orchid flowers and Really Reasonable ribbon.

Stand Up Picture folder w/Nice Crane

Stand up picture holder featuring Nice Crane Designs
 Cut out 2 12x6 solid cardstock. Score at 4 and 8 inches. Fold accordian style and attach them together.
 Used Lost and Found 6x6 pad. 
 Made side pockets so you can either tuck a picture into it or attach picture.

An Ode to women challenge

A young model. I started just tracing her, then I did colored pencils, then I added watercolor to her. I'm not great at people, but this...