Friday, August 17, 2018

Spicks and Specks

 Beach theme Rolo
 House theme Rolo
Fashion Theme Rolo


Singing the Blues ATC

 A very old looking tin I found. It had several coats of ugly green paint. So far, I have one coat of Gesso on it. Hmmm what to make with this one!
 
 
A little cooling off from Pinterest!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Altered BINGO cards


 These are for another swap. I will post the turn around cards once I have them in hand. This was my first attempt at altering an authentic Bingo card. They were fast and easy once I decided what to decorate them with. Because they will be mailed out, I kept them flat to save on postage. The photo in the Halloween one is from Tim Holtz card pack.



Friday, July 27, 2018

If the Shoe Fits.....WEAR IT

Because good or bad, there is a little witch in all of us!.
I love Halloween themes. Can't seem to stop. These are also for a swap I am hosting in a Paper Traders Group.
 Witch's Shoe's were created using a stamp and embossing powder.
 Hand fussy cut out. Then decorated with, glitter,
 oxide inks {work terrific on the black background}
 bits from the stash and now they are ready for packaging.
 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Halloween in July

62 ATC's for a Halloween Swap. It has been a process. I used a lot of bits from the stash. I dug deep into the tiny bits I just couldn't throw away. Even got out the Cricut for some of the images. {Had to relearn the use good sturdy paper in your cricut.} Otherwise you end up with a sticky sheet full of tufts of black.




Some were similar, but I tried to stay away from cookie cutter sets.
 



 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Time and the Living is Easy

ATC swap time 
Front and back view

This months theme hosted by 'Me' was:
Flash back to the 60's,'Hippy' generation, get on the Peace Train. Think tricked out VW Van, Peace signs, FlowerChild...
This photo was nabbed on a trip to town last week.
This just makes me smile every time I look at it.
Another ATC monthly swap 'Houses'
 
Interesting tidbit about Cat Stevens hit 'Morning Has Broken' This song is actually a very old Hymn. First published in 1931, by Eleanor Farjeon, although she is given credit for writing the lyrics, it has been suggested that its origins go back to the 16th century, possibly as early as 14th century. 
 
 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Decorative Frame upcycle


Purchased this frame as you can see, on sale! My favourite way to get things.
I used Prima 'Zella Teal' paper to cut up and fill the squares. The center square is the matching 4 x 5 journaling card pack. Inked the edges with 'weathered wood' TH distress ink. The squares are secured with double sided tape.
Pinterest for a rainy day!


Friday, June 1, 2018

Bits and Pieces

Another ATC from last weeks backgrounds.
 Dug through the scrap pile then fussy cut Washi tape and layered over.
Cluster Embellishments for Paper Traders challenge swap
I know, very little paper on these, more of a mixed collection of bits and pieces.
Time for a Road Trip?