Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Birthday card

Good morning! 

Today I'm sharing a birthday card...

I think I'm really getting to like the simple look in my card making lately.
Maybe it has to do with the lack of mojo I've had for too long now 

I believe the papers I used were from an old Halloween pack.
I don't want to say which one because I'll probably be wrong since the pack is gone and I'm just left with a few lingering papers.

I mounted them, 
using my perfect layers ruler and black cardstock.
Layered them, 
with an additional strip of black cardstock ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment on the front,
that was pop dotted...

and I finished it off with a little ribbon of matted paper 
and a Happy Birthday on the inside. 

Have a great day!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lily card

Good morning!

Happy Monday!

I have a card to share today...

I used one of Tim Holtz stencils for the burlap looking background.

I honestly can't say what color paints I used because I mixed them to get the colors I wanted.

I used my perfect layers rulers to mat the papers.

I like the look of the off centered background papers.

The flowers is from an old K & Company die cut pack.

Here you can see that I mounted the flower with pop dots.

Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Artsy Birthday Card

Hi everyone!

So the plan
 is to slowly work my way back into crafting and blog posting.....

Wish me luck!

I did do a few things this summer that I can share.
I just have to get in here and do it!

Today I have an Artsy card I made for one of my granddaughters for her birthday!

The background colors were done with 
Prismacolor Nupastel color sticks, 
on a piece of water color paper.
These are new for me...
so far, 
so good! 

All the stamping was done with stamps I carved myself this summer.

I mounted the water color paper onto a card base and doodled around the edges.

I'm really loving how this turned out
and more importantly
my granddaughter loved it!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Small things.....

Hi everyone! 
It's been quite a while! 

It's got me good.....
depression...blah's...lack of mojo....
among other things...
unfortunately it's not completely better but I am trying my best to push through these days...
at the very least I am sitting in my craft space more often, 
I may not always be doing something but I'm in here,
which is better than avoiding the room entirely like I had been! 

In one of my attempts to barrel through it all I've decided to get some Christmas gifts started.

To begin with, 
this summer my son & daughter-in-law, had a baby girl!
New granddaughter for me! 

So this first Christmas gift I've got to show you is for her.....

I've been watching videos by Shawn Petite and love her layering so I did my best to go nuts and layer papers, paints and heavy clear gel medium on my background.
Not my strong suit...
I tend forget the first layers of papers that I've planned then stop early in the process with fear of going too far...but I'm trying!

This butterfly was made with modeling paste.
(and also a butterfly stencil I cut myself)
I've done this technique before but in my brain haze I'd forgotten all about it until I recently saw Shawn do something similar herself.
I love the texture I got in there! 
I actually had to double up, 
once the first coat was dry...
it cracked! 
But I think that was a good thing, 
that's how I got the texture the way I wanted it!

Gotta love a mistake that gives you an advantage!

I added some rock candy stickles for sparkle,
unfortunately it doesn't show very well in the pictures.

This picture above is my attempt at letting you see the heavy clear gel medium I added with another stencil.

And last the Winnie the Pooh quote.

My new granddaughter definitely has a big part of my heart!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

I used...
a combination of liquitex & folk art paints
Tim Holtz stencils #THS006 & THS001
a TSW stencil (I believe it's Rosetta)
bubble wrap 
paper scraps (under the painting as well as the added butterflies)
The heart was cut from a piece of patterned paper from Gecko Galz.
Stabilo All black pencil
Paynes Grey PanPastels