Friday, April 13, 2018

#ArtfulEvidence Week 7 TAG 6x6 Mixed Media Page (Artful Evidence Facebook Group)

I've been sitting back stalking the Artful Evidence group on Facebook and finally dived in after watching RACH0113 Week 7 TAG video for the challenge.   I just used cheap paints from Walmart and Tim Holtz stamp and had a fabulous few hours of crafting.  Thanks soooo much to Rach0113 for giving so much inspiration over the years to all of us to just create. 

 You might think the purple rhinestones for pupils are a little weird, but trust me .. the green ones looked more strange -- and she looked oddly like Mr. Data from Star Trek without pupils.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

ART JOURNAL - BEGIN - using Prima Princesses Stamp Claire - First Day of Spring, a new BEGINNING

To me, like many people, Spring is the time to consider changing yourself, a time of new beginnings - a time to forgive yourself of everything wrong and incorrect you've ever done or thought, and start fresh.

As part of the Cat's Meow (MAS swap) I received CLAIRE, a beautiful Prima Princesses stamp, and had to use it.  Like many crafters, I watch YT videos of artsy folks creating works in "art journals" so I decided I finally wanted to start one ... and I had SPRING on the BRAIN.  Fun part? I pulled out foam stamps and flower stamps that I was going to destash years ago (they're from 2006).  Glad I saved them!

Friday, February 16, 2018

SNEAK PEEK of a Steampunk Loaded Envelope (POSEABLE PAPER ART STEAMPUNK DOLL using Graphic 45)

Working on a loaded envelope (Steampunk theme) swap for Loaded Envelopes Galore.  One of the requirements is a Paper Art Doll ... so I cut up some Graphic 45 paper, cut out a mini earth die cut, pulled out a bunch of little metal embellies ... and here she is!  I've been singing "Baby's Got Back" while making her dance across the table, yes ... that's how I spent a waking hour of my life today.  Enjoyed every minute - Creating IS fun.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine Romance Heart Shaped Loaded Envelope (BoxElope) using Sizzix Pro Die Heart Ribbon, Anna Griffin, & Tim Holtz dies, Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock

 Made the pocket by cutting the top off another chipboard Ribbon Heart die cut.  The crackle is simply where I painted it black, painted on Crackle Medium, then painted red.  The gold accents are UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) in Gold by Ranger Ink.  Victorian style fabric roses are from TresorsDeLuxe (Etsy store) (I changed the color using Red Pepper Alcohol Ink from Tim Holtz) and a Gold Krylon Leafing pen.

Here's a video I did of the LE - forgive all my lighting problems and my ... brain ... on so many cold medications I'm surprised I'm forming complete sentences.
The altered "giant" paper clip was decorated with wings and a cherub I made with resin.
This wand was created with a resin cherub, red velvet scrap poof, lace and die cuts are Anna Griffins French Fans Dies 

Friday, December 8, 2017

YETI Bumble Christmas Loaded Envelope with Tim Holtz 3D Ornament Deer Fun Fur Yarn Wand & Anna Griffin Shaker front and Snowflakes abounding LE

One of these days I'll finish up a swap before I need to mail it so I can make a video ... this was not that day.  I rushed to take a few pics of my favorite Loaded Envelope so far.   It was "suppose" to be on "Home for the Holidays" but after talking with my partner I found she was just as nutty as I am ... loving fun, Yetis and snowflakes.  Here a few pics:

I had so much stuff thrown together that only a portion fit in the loaded envelope.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Disney FROZEN Inspired Elsa Ice Queen Tag with Snowflakes and White Doll Hair using Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp, Tasha

I used a strip of white synthetic hair to make a braid.  Cut in half one of those cheap plastic snowflakes (the type you get in Walmart for $2.88 for a little box full) and made some resin icicles with a mold from ebay.  The quote is just clipart off Google and the frame is Stampin' Up.  The background is Finnabair Platinum Crackle Texture Paste applied through a Tim Holtz stencil, Mica flakes glued along the bottom for "snow" and rhinestones placed everywhere ...  Such a fun project to create!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Little Black Dress Loaded Envelope with Julie Nutting Doll Tag & Chunky Charm Dangle with large High Heel

Swap created for Loaded Envelopes Galore, a FaceBook Group - so much fun to create!! I made a video of the envelope but my movie/video editor bit the dust so it is just a rough draft with no editing :( ... such a bummer! it says my driver is gone!! how does that even happen!! ?? If you just want to glance at the video, click below:


I used the Crafter's Companion Kinetic Circle Card Dies for the silver top and bottom and Julie Nutting Doll stamps for the tag and doll on front.  I won't bore you with too many details.  If you have any questions just leave a comment.  Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gothic Card for World Goth Day created by Amanda (aka: Scrimpingmommy) using Stampin' Up products

My sweet friend Amanda (aka: Scrimpingmommy on YouTube) made my day -- filled with gothic darlingness - she sent me a handmade "Gothic" card from "across the pond" using fantastic Stampin' Up products. It made my dark little heart grow three sizes . Inside was the cutest skull/winged stick pin. My pictures wouldn't do it justice so here's the YT video she made while creating it with me in mind (just love this lady). Even if you aren't crafty, she has that endearing accent we in the USA just love to listen too. Thank you soooo much Amanda .. you brought a long lasting smile to my heart. It is JUST LOVELY.

Friday, July 7, 2017

MERMAID Loaded Envelope

Joined a one-on-one swap on Loaded Envelopes Galore (a Facebook Group).  I've only made a few loaded envelopes before and they are my new favorite!! so much fun

 the back

I have to make them thick ... or I bust out the sides stuffing them with the goodies

 And here's what I stuffed it with LOL -- now you know why I have to make it thick --- the Mermaid Chunky Charm dangle and the "WISH" box it was attached to was put on the side ... if you haven't tried loaded envelopes .. hop on the bandwagon!!!

3 wands, 2 have bubbles .. you can't see it clearly but the sunset scene of a man smooching a mermaid),  the glitter tail fits in a pocket on the front of the Loaded Envelope.  On the back are two clips holding 2 Jolee's pack.

back-side of wands and tail

I made some "rusty" resin pieces from a Prima mold as one of the gifts.  Loving that mold!! (Prima IOD Nautica II mould)

Anna Griffin Madison Paper Collection Rosette Patriotic Centerpiece 4th of July

Made this fun mantle centerpiece using sheets from Anna Griffin's Madison collection and some glitter paper and scraps from my stash.  The largest rosettes are 8-10 inches across.  Such a fun easy project.  Use wooden dowels or chopsticks from takeout and hotglue them to the rosettes for a fun arrangement.  I used the patriotic washi tape from the collection to cover the sticks. Rosettes are easy to make and punches or dies can give a decorative edge.