Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mixed Media Floral Canvas

I am visiting a friend tomorrow night.  She and her husband just bought their first home and I wanted to take them a little house warming gift.  I also know that Tamela appreciates the things I make and will cherish this little canvas.

I have this new stamp from Tammy Tutterow (actually I have a Home Sweet Home stamp from her that I wanted to use but I put it in one of the safe places) so I used this stamp instead.  I love the saying.

I am playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is a Tic Tac Toe.  I used  the spray, stencil, stamp row.

I made the blue flowers from a Tammy Tutterow Spellbinders floral die cut.  The lace flowers I justed gathered up and they kinda look like a rose (kinda).  I found the Prima orange tinted flowers when going through some things.  I tucked in some little silks I had and a couple twine loops.  The ribbon has been floating around my crafting area for a long time.  I kept it because it is beautiful.

It is a six inch canvas.  I used a piece of patterned paper.  I prepped the paper with clear gesso.  The design on the paper shows through.  I did add some green Dylusions paint on top and did a little stenciling with a darker green paint.  It is really hard to see.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Ink and used clear embossing powder on it.  I added the two orange hearts using a Stamp from Judith and also the little circle is a stamp from her also.

One trick I have found when trying to layer items on a canvas and tuck things in, you sometimes need some height.  I glued pieces of cardboard onto the orange flowers and also to the bow.  You are better able to tuck all the other flowers in and under the other flowers and bow.  I also wanted a little design to come out from under the florals so I die cut some branch/leaf shapes, painted them green and adhered them with gel medium.  You can see them a little more on the top.  I added some blue embossing paste through a stencil and rubbed the blue around the edge of the canvas also.  To finish the canvas, I misted gold spray in the air and let it fall onto the canvas.  It really gives a nice shine to everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my fun canvas.  It may be hard to part with it.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday, time to show some love for your old supplies.  This week I am using some older Studio Calico paper and a stamp I have had for quite awhile.

I stamped six images and was able to use two.  Today was not my day for lots of things working correctly.

I am entering the cards in three different challenges.  The Paper Players have a sketch challenge.  The second card is their sketch.

The second challenge is a Weekly Christmas Card Challenge where this week the challenge is Anything Goes.  I like this challenge.

The monthly Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers where the challenge is to use Twine.
Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

So Happy For You

A card I am sending off to my daughter who is relocating with her company.  Hopefully it will arrive on one of her first days of work.

The white paper (not really true white) is from Authentique.  I have a hard time working with just plain white paper.  I stenciled a flower shape in two corners.  I stamped in the bottom right corner a floral stem from Penny Black.  The sentiment is from Gina K - I cut it in pieces so it would work for this card.  From classes I have taken online, they say this is ok to do.

It is a very simple card and I am trying to embrace simple.  I think I need more of a bold flower stamp.  Maybe I will try something different tonight.  I want to make some cards for my cousin and this would be a great design and easy to do.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hot and muggy here in Wisconsin.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Mixed Media Birthday Card

I was challenged to use Junk Mail on a project.  My flowers are made with envelopes.  The security envelopes (many of them) have some great patterns to them.

The flowers were die cut with a Spellbinders die and painted with different Tattered Angels paints or mists.  I even painted the centers of the flowers.  The ribbon was colored with one of the paints which had a little water added to them.  The perfect way to get a coordinating ribbon for your project.

The background paper from Canvas Corp was painted with their Gerber Baseboard Paint.

I cut a strip of the paper and painted the backside and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on the paper.  The sentiment was matted in black.  I did distress the edges of all the paper.

Canvas Corp Brand Black & Ivory French Script

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Yellow

Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint – Iris

Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint – Gerber


I am going to enter the card in the monthly challenge at Happy Little Stampers where the challenge is texture.

The texture begins is the distressing along the edges of the paper and then the flowers have texture in them with their different layers and the bow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday on Tuesday

I had a "how to" post yesterday for the Mixed Media Mojo so did not get to post my Oldie Moldie Monday cards.  Do not fear, I did make some.

This sketch is from Retro Sketches.  Both cards are a version of the sketch.  To accommodate the circle stamp, I needed to move the tags down on the bottom card.  I like the sketch.  I did use a few sheets from a 6 x 6 pad.  The sweet bee is paper pieced.  The stamp is from Whipper Snapper Stamps. The tag die is from Paper Smooches.

Everyone have a wonderful Tuesday.  I am fighting with a mixed media piece.  I keep hoping I can save it.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pretty in Purple

I am the blogger on how I did this journal page over at Mixed Media Mojo today.  Pop over and see how I created this fun piece (well I think it is fun).

Here are some close ups of different parts of the journal page.

The flower.

The sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Coffee/Friendship ATC

Today I am sharing an ATC I made where the theme was "Meet Me At the Coffee Shop".  I had just bought this fun stamp so that is what I used.  I did lots of layers on this card with paint and then embossing the sentiment with brown embossing powder.  A little more paint distresses around the sentiment.

The stamp is by Stampendous.

I am entering this ATC in the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.