Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween Goodies!

Good morning everyone. Today I have a few Halloween goodies to share with you. First up is a piece made with the Artist Trading Blocks  , Spiderweb Shape Set , Spooky Shape Set and the
Tombstone Stand Ups .

I used white gesso and black chalk paint to paint every thing. I glued thick wire to the back of each piece with hot glue. I glued a piece of floral foam into the box and then arranged all the pieces.

Next up, Halloween Stocking ornament/tags. So fun to make! I used the template that I have for my Christmas Stockings.

I picked two contrasting papers, traced the template onto one of the papers. I cut both pieces out together so the are identical. Next, choose which paper will be the base. The other paper gets cut up to make the toes and heel pieces. Whats left of the second paper gets cut up to make the cuff. Then add all the goodies!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mini Christmas houses

Hello, today I made a trio of Christmas decorated houses using the Cabana Row House Set and the Snowflake Shape Set .

For the first house, I used masking tape for texture. I also used some of the bricks from the Brick Wall 2 sheet . I painted a coat of gesso over all of the house. Once the gesso was dry, I used distress inks to add color. (I cut windows out before adding the texture).
For the second house, I sponged gesso through the Brick sheet. Let it dry and inked with Distress Ink.
The third house I ran through a wood texture folder and inked with Distress ink in walnut stain. I cut the snowflakes in half and glued to the edge of the roof. For all of the houses, I cut the bottoms out. It makes it easy to sit the houses over battery opperated tea lights. Have a great day!
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Cabana Row House Set (coming soon)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Tags

Good morning. For this project I made fall tags using the X-Large tags and the 3D Chipboard tree for the base of the tags. I covered the tags in fall paper, inked the edges with walnut stain Distress Ink and the smudged white paint on some of the edges. I only used one side of the tree. I cut the tree down the center, then painted both sections brown. Once dry, I rubbed the tree with gold paste. I attached one section to each of the tags. I used the Fall Shape Set  to finish the tags.
Have a Happy Crafty Day!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Spooky Inn

Good morning. For my second DT project , I made a Spooky Inn sign using the Key & Crest Wall Hanging . I painted the crest with black chalk paint. Once dry, I sponged the out side edge with brown and gold paint. I then painted Inn at the bottom .

Instead of using the key (I'll use that for another project), I made a witches broom for the top. I painted a paper straw black, gathered some raffia and hot glued into the end of the straw.

I used the Old Bottle Miniature Shape Set and the Spiderweb Shape Set to decorate the sign.
I also used the Spooky Shape Set all over the crest. Have a great day!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Three Sisters

Good morning, I am the Guest Designer for the month of October. I love Halloween! For my first project I used the Triptych Towers Top . I painted the chip board with black chalk paint. Once that was dry I sponged the triptych pieces with black, metallic gold and brown paints using a wet on wet sponge. I set them a side to dry.
I used paper from the TH Laboratorie paper collection. The paper was very grey, so I used Distress Ink in antique linen to warm them up.
Next, I cut the portraits into an oval shape and edged them in black soot Distress Ink.
For the hat, I used a triangle punch. I eyed the length of the hat to fit the photo and cut the rest off. I cut a strip off of the bottom of the triangle to make the brim of the hat. I distressed the pieces and shaped the hat. Added a gold sticker to make the buckle and finished it off with some gold paint rubbed on the edges of the hat.
I decided not to attach the pieces together. I will be placing them on three different shelves.
Have a great day and I'll see you all next week!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts products used:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Home is where the heart is

Good morning, I've been creating in my art journal lately  and wanted to share a page with you,

I love how it turned out!

I used water colors and salt for the back ground. I mixed different shades of pinks and oranges together, misted the page with water and sprinkled salt all over it, Let dry over night and brushed off the salt the next day. I only had table salt to work with but sea salt would be great to use. Next I used gesso and a stencil all over the page.

I cut the heart out of a box, sprayed with water to expose the corrugated under neath. When dry, I used water colors  and gesso. The wings are from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, 

I painted a scrap sheet of cardstock with the same water colors and cut out the Hearts and house,
I used a black sharpie marker to add some detail.
Thanks for taking a look and happy crafting!