Soar and Dream Big!

The following are two layouts I created for the Canvas Corp website featuring Tattered Angels and 7gypsies. It is so wonderful to combine my work assignments with my passion — scrap booking!

Dream Big

We headed up north to catch my oldest play basketball and made a stop at the lake. This picture of the lake and sunset is gorgeous! The layout needed to add to it. I used a few different sheets of papers that I painted as the base and finished them off with Architexture stickers.

Soar

We found the wings painted on the wall of a local mall. Unfortunately when I took the picture it ended up being tiny. So, I decided to play on it and really build up a pair of wings on the layout!

Additional Material

Here is a list of other material I used in addition to Tattered Angels and 7 gypsies.

Until nex time ~ Happy Crafting!

NEW Mod Podge Ultra and a Blog Hop!

This is an exciting day in my parts! I discovered a new product at Creativation 2019 and it FINALLY is available in stores! Which means I FINALLY get to share it with you. I do not like to tell you about cool stuff if you can not get it. I think that is just mean. This new spray is working with a group of designers in a blog hop. The Designer Craft Connection is where you can find links to all the other blogs. Make sure you check it out! So, without anymore delay let me tell you about MOD PODGE ULTRA! This is an all in one heavy duty spray that is a glue and sealer. Why is this like the best thing since sliced bread? It literally holds EVERYTHING and no need for a brush….which means no brush strokes!!!!

I really can’t put into words or pictures exactly how this works and how amazing it is, so I made a video for you!

Mod Podge Ultra

Here is the finished project:

I still can not believe the entire sign is held together with a spray!

A few things to keep in mind when using this fabulous spray:

1) Always wipe the nozzle with a baby wipe or wet cloth after you have sprayed your project.

2) Shake it for 15 seconds before spraying.

3) Spray a few times before applying to project.

4) Use in a well ventilated area.

5) Prop project up on bottle caps in a box to spray.

Please make sure you hop along to the rest of the designers who participated in the hop. There are so many fun things one can make with Mod Podge Ultra and you are sure to be insipred!

Your next stop is here!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

The Modified Bunnies

Recently I went out to dinner with the owners and a few of the design team members of Joy Clair. One of the owners did not like the little bunnies on the Easter greeting stamp set because they were dark. Naturally she thinks of bunnies as fluffy and white or pastel. It got me thinking about how to stamp them. I knew I could stamp them in any color…but what and how. So I came up with these:

It is getting close to Easter which means spring cards are happening in my parts! I decided to use the Easter Greetings set to make a set of three 5.5 cards.  The Easter bunnies appear to be black on the package and some people really struggle with that. They think of bunnies as white or pink for the holiday. Something to keep in mind is the packaging is just printed in black. You can stamp the little darlings any color your heart desires. Sometime we get stuck on what we see and assume it has to be that way. It took me awhile to figure out what to do with these sweet little bunnies because I did not want black bunnies on my Easter cards. It then dawned on me that I could stamp them and emboss them in white and silver — which I did!

Silver Bunnies and Water Color Pencils

When  I stamped these bunnies  in silver I used  a watercolor  pencil  to  color  in  the  bunnies.The  embossed  image  resisted  the  watercolor  and  complimented  the  bunnies.

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For  this  card I used purple chalk to shade the bunnies in on mulberry paper. The different textures and old school technique make this card a classic stunner! 

Pink Bunnies and Chalk

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I really wanted to round out the card series and opted to create a spring card with the beautiful lilies that are included in the set.
Once again I used mulberry paper to stamp on. I used Lavender whisper glimmer mist over the image and adhered to a piece of pattern canvas. 

Lilies and Glimmer Mist

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I did not stamp any of the images on regular card stock, but rather specialty paper that I found in a scrap pack through Canvas Corp Brands. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when crafting. Try to break the rules and just have fun! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz Golden

Chalking with a Stencil

Rita Barakat has incredible stencils that help you draw faces! I love to chalk everything and anything in my home. I also have a serious crush on anything from the 1980’s. Big hair, scrunchies and neon colors is where it is at! Marvy has come out with some NEW fine tip chalk pins and I knew it was time to merge the three together for an epic art piece! Only thing is I ended up creating three. Once I started I just could not stop!

Crazy Hair

For each piece I wanted to focus on one element of the face. I really like hair! It is my favorite thing to draw (well….the only thing I can draw without help). I wanted the piece to be dramatic and weird. I only added the eye and went crazy with the hair adding in little dots of all the colors through out.

Curly Hair

For this piece I still wanted to have a ton of hair, but have more of the face. When I first added the curls it was far to structured for my liking, so I softened the look with a Q-Tip. Since it is chalk it does erase and leaves a dusty residue if not wiped clean. This is something to keep in mind for shading!

Pucker Up!

Ironically this piece is my very favorite! I am terrified of drawing lips. Even with the stencil I will have to do them at least three times to get them correct. I knew I could easily erase them since I used chalk board paper and chalk markers, so I gave it a try. Once I got her lips done I added in her neck and used my favorite color to create a top. I almost did not add hair, but once again knew I could erase it if I did not like it, so added some.

Final Thoughts:

In conclusion by taking the pressure off of having to get it right because I could erase it I was able to free my creativity and created three awesome pieces. This is a great way to practice your drawing without committing to it. Once you are done you can easily erase it or spray it with hairspray to save it.

This was part of a hop in collaboration with Marvy and Rita Barakat. Please make sure you hop through to see what the other designers did 🙂

Yolie

Michelle

Martha

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

CCB Designer Christmas Blog Hop!

I am super excited to be part of the Christmas Blog hop with fabulous CCB designers from around the world. The inspiration is amazing! I always love to see what everyone came up with. Please find the links to the participating blogs at the end of the post.Some are hosting giveaways so make sure you visit each and leave a comment. Also, make sure you check out the Canvas Corp Brands Website for inspiration and products.

I created a Pin Up Card with the Holly Jolly Line.

 

 

I used Bombshell Stamps from my stash. I was inspired by the sentiments on the Holly Jolly sentiment sheet. This is not the average card. It is a little different in that it is folded to reveal three pin ups. This is how I created the card using one sheet of black 12 by 12 card stock to make this into a 5 by 7.

Cut off a 5 by 12 inch piece of card stock. Trim the other piece to a 7 by 10 inch.

Score the 7 by 10 inch piece in half giving you a base of 5 by 7.

Trim off 1.5 inches from the fron of the card so the back piece peaks through.

Take the 5 by 12 piece and fold it at the 7 inch line.

Place the 5 inch portion of the piece on the back of the card and adhere so it folds like this:

 

 

Once you have the card set up the fun part happens — decorating!

I used three different pin ups that I colored with Copic Markers and used my Scan and cut to trim out. This is “Naughty”.

To give the card some more interest I attached this awesome wax like twine in a bow.

This is nice:

I made sure to use a different piece of pattern paper on the inside of the card since it would show through to the front.

Finally, here is Santa Approved complete with wings to show she really is an angel.

The sentiment is from the same sheet, but I added the tattoo style letters.

 

 

I wanted this card to be a bit on the edgy side. I am super pleased with how it turned out!

Here is the list of hoppers! Make sure you hop through each blog. I am giving away this card on my blog! Every comment left will be entered to win. Giveaway closes on December 8, 2018!

Betz Golden

Mary Cat

Michelle Wells

Karla Yungwirth

Karen Jiles

Ava Gavoski

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

Christmas Blog Hop with Rita Barakat

I am so excited! Today is the Christmas Blog Hop with some wonderful designers. I am sharing a fun countdown I made for the hop and can’t wait to see what everyone else has created!45732298_1849648018465965_360526194845679616_n

So excited for this hop! A bunch of your favorite designers getting together to bring you Christmas early!
If that isn’t enough we have over $100. In crafty prizes including the entire line of Rita Barakat diecuts/ephemera and fabulous paints and glitters from @plaidcrafts! This is going to be awesome!!!
To enter to win you must visit and comment on each post! Bonus, stop by Plaid and like their FB Page! https://m.facebook.com/InspiredByPlaid
You have one week and Rita will announce the winner live on Facebook Monday, Nov 19, 8pm CST on Mixed Media Monday! @ritabarakat1

Christmas Countdown projects are so much fun! My Mom teaches Preschool and the children are extremely excited for Christmas. Rita Barakat’s whimsical stamps and sweet little fairies are the perfect combination for a countdown calendar for her class.

Paint a substrate green. I used  7 gypsy Art Board and Plaid Paint in Green

Take a napkin and remove the white layer. Using Clear Gesso adhere napkin to the board. I used Prima, but I like this one

Top it off with Color Shift in Green and a few fun confetti pieces.

Using a slow drying pigmented ink stamp images and emboss with Fairy Wings. Both can be found here

Find the rest of your supplies and finish canvas. The sweet little fairy is by Rita Barakat. Canvas Corp Brands has great chalkboard sheets and Christmas pattern Paper. Tonic Studios has a wonderful selection of glitter and clear drops.

Using craft foam sheets to adhere all the elements to the canvas, set aside to dry.

Here is a wonderful and informative video showcasing how to create this project as well as a ton of tips for creating mixed media masterpieces.

Countdown Calendar

The line up includes :
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Christmas Tags!

I have been using my stash to make cards — especially for Halloween and Thanksgiving! However, I splurged for Christmas and bought a few things from Canvas Corp Brands.

 I first cut out all the elements from Sentiment sheet to use as embellishments on the tags.

 These large gifts on the mistable paper are darling! I wanted to paint them! I used a few different mists with a paint brush color them in.

For the black based black and white paper I glimmer misted it with several coordinating colors.

 I did the same for the white based sheet.

 As those sheet dried, I trimmed out the presents!

 Once the paper was dry I created my card bases using a tag die. I cut slightly larger tags out of solid card stock to mat the tags on and use as a base.

 Finally the super fun part — assembling the tags! I pulled in a little bit of bling with sequence I had in my stash, but other than that I only used the Jolly Christmas and mists!

 I made a total of 20 festive and very jolly tags!

However, I still had a few bases left over and created my favorite project from this collection — A Santa banner! This will be darling on a large gift!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!