Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo October Challenge

Once again it is the first of the month.  How did it get here so fast?  This month we have a fun challenge for you at Mixed Media Mojo.

Spookiness - just in time for Halloween.  I know everyone needs to do something for Halloween so please come along.  My card does not have bats but bats are not mandatory.  In the area of bats, my niece teaches second grade and to start the school year she always uses a theme and this year it was bats so I made lots of bat stuff for her and her students to do.  They were not spooky though.

Here is my card for the challenge.

The spooky cat is from a Tim Holtz collection I purchased at Michael's.  It is a very fun set and I know I will get lots of use out of it.

The cat is stamped on a piece of paper from Canvas Corp (Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins paper).  This paper is almost fabric like - may I say so yummy.  I sprayed it with a Tattered Angels Baseboard Paint (purple).  The image was stamped and then heat embossed.  I colored the cat with Tattered Angels Impact Paint (Green and Orange).  The patternd paper is new paper from several different companies.  All the paper has distressed edges.  I added some purple paint to texture paste and put it in various areas of the card to add more texture.  After the entire card was assembled, I sprayed it with a Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds so it has a wonderful sparkle to it also.

Check out the google eyes glued to the polka dots.  A fun embellishment for a Halloween card.

Here is a close up of the purple embossing paste on the top part of the card.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project and I sure hope you join us at Mixed Media Mojo this month with a spooky project.

If you wish to see another project I made using this same stamp and paper, check it out here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quick Fall Card

I have been very neglectful of my blog this summer.  I do continue to create.  Some of what I create is for design teams so can not be shown until they are posted.  I will try to rectify this.  I need to go back through my files and see what I have not posted.

This is a quick card I made last week as a thank you for a friend who graciously let my friend Ivanka and I stay with her while we all attended Bella Crafts.  We had so much fun being together taking classes and being creative.

The paper made this card so easy.  I did lots of layering (you know I love to do that) and at the end used a gold mist over the entire card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

I know I have been lax in posting on Monday's.  I have been gone some so did not get anything done.  I do have some Christmas cards to share today.  I have made them to send to a friend - she is sending boxes overseas to her daughter's unit.

This paper is from Bo Bunny.  All the images are from an older collection.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I made a total of 12 cards out of this group.

It felt good to make cards for our Heroes who are serving their country overseas.  It is a very small thing I can do to help them keep in touch with family and friends at home.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Journaling with Leftover Paint

Friday I was featured on the Canvas Corp blog in a post talking about journals.

When I work on projects, I always keep a small journal near my work area so I can mop up the leftover paint.  You don't want to waste all that goodness.  With some lovely Tattered Angels Paint already on the page, it was easy to make a journal entry about creating.  The lovely brushes are from a Canvas Corp paper line.

I you wish to see how I created the page, pop over to the Canvas Corp blog.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Halloween ATC's

Yesterday I was featured on the Canvas Corp blog with my Halloween ATC's.  If you wish to see how I made them, there is a step by step in this post.  The paper/fabric I used to stamp on is so yummy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Wreath With Canvas Corp Products

My fall wreath is featured today on the Canvas Corp blog.  Please stop by and see how easy it is to make.

Yes, fall is coming.  We will not talk about what comes after fall.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

Yes, I seem to be neglecting my blog and not creating, but honestly, I have been working on projects for design teams.  I have made several different project and you will be able to see them sometime soon.

I also have kitted some card kits to take with me.  A friend is sending boxes overseas to her daughter's unit and I want to send her at least 30 cards.  I will be at my daughters for a few days so I should have time to assemble the cards.

The die cuts for this card were sitting on a table and today they spoke to me.  Of course, I had to acknowledge them and by the end of Sunday they became a card.

It is kinda a shabby chic card.  I used a tea dyed doily, some old lace, did some sewing with my sewing machine and once the card was assembled, I spritzed some gold mist over the top.  You can kinda see it in the picture.

I am going to Bella Crafts Connection next week end in the Twin Cities so no posts for me.  I will be learning new things and spending time with a couple of my best crafting buddies.

Have a wonderful week.