Monday, August 22, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

I am still on vacation but I did have an oldie moldie Monday card to share with you.


Isn't this the perfect sentiment to use for paper with cameras on.  I know exactly who will receive the card.  I did make two and the other one is going into a fundraising auction.

Remember to show some love to your well aged supplies.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday


Remember to show some love for your old supplies.  I made this card from just some scraps that were in this collection.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media August Challenge

It is the beginning of the month and it is time to have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers for Mixed Media.  The challenge this month is Metal.  


We have some beautiful examples of projects using metals on the Happy Little Stampers site.

My creative brain went down many paths before I finally settled on what I wanted to try.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out.


I wrapped plain old aluminum foil around a piece of card stock.  I did add adhesive to the card stock so the foil would stick to it.  I then embossed the card stock in a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I rubbed some VersaMark ink on the embossed foil in random spots and then sprinkled navy blue embossing powder on.  I love how it just picks up some of the embossed areas.  It gives it a very rustic look.


I used my Silhouette and cut out some gears.  I colored them with ink.  The motorcycle was stamped with Versafine Ink and embossed with the navy blue embossing powder.


The sentiment is a sticker.


 I tied on a twine bow (keeping with the masculine theme.  Once the card was assembled I added some small metal pieces to the front of the card.  I splattered some more paint on the front of the card.


I am very pleased with how the card turned out considering I used the kitchen staple - aluminum foil.

I hope you will join us this month at Happy Little Stampers.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Creative Journal, Canvas Corp August Challenge

It is August and time for a new challenge on the Canvas Corp Bloghttp://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/august-challenge-do-the-planning-enter-to-win/.  This month it is all about some wonderful colors and planners, calendars or notebooks.

Here is your inspiration photo.


I decided to alter the cover of a notebook that I found at a big box store.  I did make two of them since I am getting together in September with several friends for a crafting workshop.  I am so very excited and I hope they do not read my blog and know they will be receiving this little gift.


I use Tattered Angels High Impact paint to color the Canvas Corp Black and Ivory French Script Paper.  The larger flowers were cut with die out of buckram - an old fabric staple which frays up so beautifully when you color and crumple it.  The other small flowers were purchased but I did color them with the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint.  I tied a couple small black thread bows which were tucked in among the flowers to add a little more black to the front of the cover.

I die cut the scalloped trim with my Silhouette.  I wanted to finish the edge of the notebook.

Here are close ups of some of the different parts of the cover.  I love that little stamp I bought for a dollar.  I also did some stenciling with a navy ink and also used the navy ink around the edge of the front cover.  The orange dots have glossy accents on them.  They added the perfect finishing touch to the cover.


Aren't those pink flowers fun?  I love making my own flowers.  The flowers I purchased, I am going to get more of those.  They work really well with on mixed media projects.



Please come join us at Canvas Corp and play along with our fun challenge.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo August Challenge

Once again it is the first of the month - time for a new challenge on the Mixed Media Mojo blog.

The challenge this month is Harvest.

I chose to use an image from The Graphic Fairy.  The site has wonderful images you can use.

I found the paper for my card sitting on my desk.  After the image was printed out, all the same colors were in the image and in the picture.


The card is just under six inches square.

All kinds of different elements were used on the card.  A torn muslin strip makes up the bow.  Several buttons are tucked underneath the bow and the handmade flower I had sitting around.  Below is a close up of the bow and flower along with the image.


I added some gold embossing paste to different parts of the card.  I just smeared it on.  I just wanted some extra texture and color.  You can see I also added a doily for another layer.


After I was done I got out my gold spray and misted it in the air.  In hindsight I wish I would have masked the image so it did not have the gold spray on it.  It still looks nice and I am probably the only person who thinks that.

Please come join us at Mixed Media Mojo this month and play along with our challenge.



Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hello Birdie

I saw this sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and it immediately brought to my little old mind two stamps that I had sitting on my crafting tables (yes tables).


I had recently got a stamp from Gina K Designs that the stripes reminded me of.  I also had the Dina Wakely bird stamps so the card was in my head.  I wanted to find some paper to stamp on that had a little character or depth.  I started going through my 6 x 6 pads and found  this sheet of orange (oh I wish I had more of it) and knew it would work.

The stripes were stamped with a bright pink Gina K ink.  The bird and sentiment were stamped in Black Versafine Ink.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.



This is a very CAS(E) card but it will mail easily.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Back to Making Cards

I have been away from making cards doing other things and before I leave on vacation I want to get some Mojo moving through this body.  I want to make my soul creative again.  I do miss being creative.  It is an essential part of me.  It brings me happiness and joy.  We can always use a dose of happiness and joy in our daily life.

I went to look at some sketches to see if I could find something to get me moving.  I found this simple sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  It reminded me of a card I had made before so went with that idea from before.


For the circle I stenciled a flower with ink.  I then stamped a simple flower and sentiment to complete the card.


I am visiting a cousin for several weeks and wanted to take her a box of cards as a thank you gift.  This is one of the cards I will take to her.  It is a simple card to make.

I am going to try and not do anything else to the card.  I have these deep desire to go get some black paint or ink and sprinkle on it.  Slap my hands.

Everyone have a wonderful day.

OK I had to try another version.  I found some paper with a little background to it (some depth) and created the same card on it.  The stamps were on the Misti yet.  I then added the black strip to the top to ground it or add some balance.  I do think I like it better than the other.


Since it was so simple and it was already set up on the Misti, I actually stamped out five more of this particular design to be assembled at a later date.

On to the next sketch.