Monday, May 27, 2013

New projects

Hi Everyone,
thanks for coming by! I love deep etched red rubber stamps to use on projects and Unity stamp co has some great ones. Let me share some by Susan K Weckesser . I know Susan from facebook and love her kind heart....her blog is here. She is a watercolor artist and designer. 
I decided to make a few things with her stamps. (i didn't have any of her paper though) 

I made a charm using Poised and Pretty and added it to a necklace i made...the background paper is by We r Memory keepers 6x6 Anthologie pad. 

Next up are 2 cards and tag.  the red dress card: i stamp one of the Poised and Pretty dresses on WRMemory 6x6 Anthologie papers, stained the silk seam binding with faded jeans stain by tim holtz, made a charm to hang on it, layered flower print from WRMemory 6x6 Anthologie pad and one i designed from my boys to men digital kit.
 the second card uses pattern paper i designed from vintage patterns, a printed image from graphics fairy, and a quote from Dr. suess. I also used some ink from color box {Clearsnap}.

for this tag i used an image i printed from the graphic fairy, scrap paper piece i got off the floor (how lucky it matched), tim holtz tissue tape and Susan's stamp set a little bit washi. I added the metal frame (tim holtz) and stained the silk seam binding with walnut stain stain.....

on a personal note i am engraving dream big on the back of the charm and have added charms to represent Paris and London...cause i want to go there someday.

you can find another project on moments along the journey blog!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

printables and sample

green card from hobby lobby pad of paper, blue card stock American crafts,  jeaniesdesigns printable, silk seam binding, Heidi Swapp flower (michael's),  Mixed Media ink- peridoto and jazmin, green archival ink from clearsnap (no color on it), plum tattered angels mist.  
I used the mixed media ink to go around the edge of the green card and  the green archival ink to go around the girl print. I used plum mist to color flower then add a little Jazmin MM inx....i got mist on the ribbon so just went with it....added just alittle 

items used: white and blue (American crafts) card stock, jeaniesdesigns printable, mess dry wall tape, silk seam binding, Color shine chartreuse spray, exacto knife and mat. 

I spray mess dry wall tape with chartreuse color shine used dry baby wipe to clear excess up and used that to go around the edge of print. cut girls out with scissors then cut small areas (in between arms with exacto knife) used foam tape to raise girls up off of the mess dry wall tape and ribbon then added a bargin flower. 

jeaniesdesigns girl printable coming to my Etsy receive both pages in the download print and make cards or put in frames for gifts.....$4.00

another idea add to your art journals or mini albums....makes a great accent or mini page.

Friday, May 3, 2013

where have i been......

where have i been....on a special journey that started 3 months ago and will last a lifetime.....Helping with these 2 guys......born premature Feb 5, 2013 .......we are blessed to have their mom (our daughter) and them live with us so we can help. What an adventure 2 babies are twice the joy, worry and work. and when one of them smiles your heart just melts.......

Feb 12
 Luke     April 29            Evan
we also had Janice and her 3 girls stay with us for 7 weeks so quite a house full....

some more Clearsnap fun

i used ancient page black ink and embossed the simple flowers. then colored with smooch  in siren, gold lame and  sugar berry. then i used each to on the single stamp i made by cutting off the end simple flower molding mat then mounting on cling mount foam and stamped on card to form 1st layer of background.

I used golden fluid acrylic green paint on edges and around flowers below. i used a Christy Tomlinson stencil and log cabin smooch spritz, chestnut roan chalk ink, and sparrow mix'd media inx chox for the browns.
I really meant for it to be just the flowers for a back ground but i just wanted to play with my fun stuff and i love collage.....we will do this as a fun background in my art journal class. 

and the finished card i did add a little white paint but i think i like it better without it....??? bright and happy no matter what!