Happy Memorial Weekend to everyone! Friday, I got off of work early and couldn't wait to craft! I pretty much spent all evening working on a tag for a challenge and also making a card. I wanted to share my card and it finally uses one of the gorguss stamps I had been dying to play with! :) This stamp is "Alice" and so I couldn't help but use the G45 papers "Halloween in Wonderland". This is one of my favorite collections so it was a great excuse to use them again! :) I colored up the image with my copics more based on the paper collection. I don't usually use these colors but I'm fine with the way they came out. I cut out a couple of the characters from the papers to add to the side of the image. I also added some Wild Orchid Craft small roses in the deep red to the side. I put some ice stickles on the heart barrette in her hair to give her some sparkle. The white lace on the bottom is from my stash. I stamped "Celebrate" on white card stock which I manually made into a banner. All the papers are edged with Tim Holtz distress ink in "Gathered Twigs". I think this is my new favorite color! :) Anyways, hope you like my card and have a great rest of the holiday weekend! Hugs! :)
Happy Saturday all! I'm so glad it is finally the weekend!!! I had to unwind last night so I decided to craftt!!! :) I made one card and started another. I feel like I'm having withdrawals because I've been so busy with work and family events that I have not had much time for this. So I wanted to share a card I made in response to a challenge that Jo Paperdrama and Rina Scraptress from You Tube had. This was just a fun challenge to create a card using black and white. I had so much fun creating this card because I've been wanting to try this out with copic coloring! The stamped image I used is "Abbey" from the Greeting Farm Stamp. I've had her for a while but have never colored her up. I thought she would be fun for this project! The colors I used were the cool Blacks which I use all the time for coloring black hair-C1, C3, C5, C7 and C9. The paper collection I used is from My Mind's Eye "Meadowlark" and it is a fun paper pad with all black and white beautiful papers. The doily was in my stash and I sprayed it with Tattered Angels "Route 66". This was a fun color and had lots of gray and silver shimmer. I edged the doily and paper with Tim Holtz distress ink in "Black Soot". The black roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the silver flower I made using petals I picked up in the $1 bin at Michael's. I layered two on top of each other and then added a bigger recollections black rhinestone bling in the center. The cute little nylon butterfly and crochet trim is from Karla S001's store on Etsy. I had so much fun making this card in the black and white and can't wait to make more! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! :)
Hope everyone is having a nice Saturday. Today has been very busy with my son, Noah's 1st Communion. It was a hectic day but also very special for our family! With 1st Communion and Mother's Day, I have not had much time this weekend for crafting. I did make a few very simple Mother's Day cards for my "Besties" who I saw this weekend. Here are the 2 cards I made and they were both basically the same exact thing except for slight variations in background paper and how I paper pieced the images. Again, I used the Geisha Anya who I have shared before. I just can't get enough of this image! :) The paper collection is Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar...another collection I've used a lot lately. The flowers are I am roses sprayed with Tattered Angels "Dazzling Diamonds". I used a doily as the background sprayed with TA "Pink Cherub" which is one of my favorite colors. I just love doilies these days! Anyways, thanks for stopping over and have a wonderful rest of the weekend! Also, I just wanted to wish all of you Mothers a Happy Mother's Day!!! Hope your day is special and fun!!!
Hello and Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. So I wanted to share a present I made for my mom this weekend for Mother's day. This was the very first time I altered one of those $1 balsa boxes from Michaels. I've been hoarding these boxes and wanting to alter one for some time now! I watched several vids on You Tube to get the techniques down so I was happy that it turned out okay! So I first painted the box with Martha Stewart's "Sky Blue" acrylic paint. I then heat set it to speed up the drying. I then added crackle medium and also heat set that. I added some MS "Wedding Cake" acrylic paint last and when I did that, the paint did it's thing and "crackled"! :) This was my first time trying this technique out and I loved the effect! The paper I used to cover the box is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels also which is from Shabby Chic Treasures. The blue butterfly is also part of this collection. I haven't done a lot of Shabby Chic projects so I thought this was also a good way to try it out! :) I added a bunch of flowers/white leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts & I am Roses to coordinate with the paper and sprayed them all with Tattered Angels "Dazzling Diamonds". The blue leaf sprays are from Karla S001 on Etsy. I replaced the original brown rubber band closure with some stretchy blue trim from my stash. With the knob, I covered it with part of the paper collection and added glossy accents to it to give it that epoxy look. Well hope my mom likes it and I will add her gift card inside the box. Hope you all like it also and thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!:)