Friday, May 24, 2019

Summer is Coming

Things to Try with a bit planning, a little of try hard and A LOT OF PHOTOS to scrapbook!


 

...{Thanks Pinterest and Pinners}

Friday, May 17, 2019

Colouring

I haven't had time to make much of anything. But, I do sit and color while my favourite TV show is on some nights. 
I have some plans for these tiny bee houses. These were stamped on heavy mixed media paper. Then I used dabs of re-inkers with a watercolor brush to shade. After fussy cutting, I highlighted with sharpie markers for definition.
I dug out an old {but sadly never used} palm tree sponge stamp. I was so impressed with how quick and easy it was to make this little vignette. Just load the stamp pretty heavy with ink. Stamp your central image, then ghost stamp around and behind to add dimension. Palm tree on right is a messy  gesso stencil dried then inked. This is for a small signature insert booklet exchange.
 

 
LONGWEEKEND TACOS AND SOMORE'S
make them over the fire.
 
 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Spring Song Bird

 
card face above
3 x 5 inch  I used muliti medium glue to collage the napkins.
First layer 'faint butterfly print' from inside of separated decorative napkin.
Top layer fussy cut birds from decorative bird napkin.
card back below

Spring quotes on individual strips of paper,
 glued on top outlined with India ink pen.
Washi tape border along lower edge
 2nd card all on front
The bird napkin was gifted to me by my artsy friend Gina G.
 {thanks Gina, I love this whimsical bird pattern}

Friday, May 3, 2019

We All Have Wings....

 Started out as laser cut key, highly detailed
 It was pretty just how it was, but, I wanted to customize it a bit
Eileen Hull's new Molten Dimensions adds a wonderful patina to the piece. I used multi medium in a tiny bottle with a tip, so I could control the spread. The embossing product clung very nicely to it. Last I hand painted a touch of color on the wings. I have a project in mind that I will be using this on.

Flashback Friday Fun
INXS 'Never Tear Us Apart'
 
 
Lyrics
 
Don't ask me
What you know is true
Don't have to tell you
I love your precious heart
I... I was standing, you were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never tear us apart
 
We could live for a thousand years
But if I hurt you
I'd make wine from your tears
I told you that we could fly
'Cause we all have wings
But some of us don't know why
I... I was standing, you were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never, ever tear us apart
 
Don't ask me
What you know is true
Don't have to tell you
I love your precious heart
I... I was standing, you were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never, ever tear us apart
 
You... you were standing, I were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never, ever tear us apart
 
I... I was standing, you were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never, ever tear us apart
 
Songwriters: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE,ANDREW FARRISS
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.,Universal Music Publishing Group
For non-commercial use only.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Just Because I Can

This is what happens when you see all those dye colors waiting to be tossed....You go to your happy place and grab white ribbons, flowers and whatever else you think you can color.
 They were left over night to make sure of a brilliant dye. Then just air dried on paper towel. The paper flowers were just dipped and then air dried.
 I am not a primary color person, but it makes me smile to see how well the dye took on this collection of ribbon. I cut them in 12 to 14 inch pieces.
 
And meanwhile back in the closet....

Friday, April 19, 2019

Egg-Zactly

Some Crack ups for Good Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Nina Brook Dynamic Design Team

Thanks to Ninabrook Paper Crafters for the opportunity to be on their Dynamic Design Team. For more about this paper pack visit Ninabrook Paper Crafts


12 x 12 layout Start with one piece of coordinating double sided Aqua paper. I used a Wood Star shape to cut a template out of the paper, just slightly smaller than the star. Then flipped it so it will be a contrasting color. {this is the photo mat} Using Star paper cut a random border for the top. Then fussy cut several stars and sentiments from the pack. Yarn and Metal star are from the stash. BABY title Heidi Swapp emboss alpha. TH Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio works well with this paper kit.

 
 'Baby Boy' Banner. Cut tile shapes from Dark Brown card stock. Then carefully position and cut title letters out of the center of each tile. {don't worry, you are covering the brown with other layers} Using the pattern paper cut coordinating tile shapes one half inch smaller all the way around for the next layer. Continue in this fashion with more pattern paper till you get enough for 3 layers on each tile. Add bits of ribbon and tiny clothes pins. Use fussy cut onsies for separation. Secure to full length ribbon for hanging.
 



Its scrap time! 12 x 12 layout made with one piece of non pattern paper. First up I decided where I would put the photo, then cut that opening about one inch larger all the way around. Then flipped it so that the photo mat will contrast. Carefully lay it back in and secure from underside.  Next cut up all the smaller scraps in strips of various sizes and widths. Note I even used the cuts from the borders that is typically thrown away.  Layer them randomly. At this point I look for color matches from my piles of ephemera. The deer are from a napkin that is separated and then secured with Multi media glue. Butterfly is left over from another project. The flower a combination with a scrap of fabric sewn into a flower shape.
Quick easy shower card.
Emboss front of card, add scraps of paper. Cut title add a sticker.
Created with 'Little Boy Blue' EP kit HERE