Monday, May 2, 2016

Beautiful Butterflies Canvas

I've got a bright and cheerful canvas up on the ColourArte Blog today. Please hop over and take a look at the details on how I created this.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Prima Wall Art Contest


Yes, it's Sunday night and I am sneaking in this post for the Prima Wall Art Contest! It's an awesome contest to encourage home decor projects for a gallery wall.  Now truth be told, I don't have a ton of extra wall space in my house, because I tend to love to hang pretty things on my walls...but this was really fun, and I enjoyed making several projects that were different, but yet still connected.  So here are some close ups of each piece.
A Bloom Girls stencil was the inspiration for this panel - but when you add Prima mediums and even older printed Prima flowers, the results were really fun.  I'm not 100% I'm finished with her...I think she may need some words on the background - but for tonight, she is finished.

I played with several of Prima's new products for this piece - the base was a watercolor panel and I used the IOD Oil Pastels, paper clay and molds.  The background was created with the Color Blooms,  Finnabair Heavy Gesso and Silicone Brushes, Gold Crackle Texture Paste and the sentiment was from Christine Adolph's Adhevise Rub-ons.  I coated the rub-on with some rust powder that created a really cool aged effect.
(And if you haven't played with the Iron Orchid Designs molds - you are going to love them! I have so many ideas for them!)

This final piece just goes to show that you can create something lovely in no time flat! I used the IOD oil pastels to color the Paintables panel (and just blended it with my finger). I added one of Frank Garcia's metal embellishments, a sticker from the Salvage District collection and three tiny Prima flowers. It was seriously finished in less than 10 minutes, but I love how it turned out!

Thanks for letting me share a little home decor with you tonight!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Prima's April PPP Challenge

 I love the color combination of this month's Prima Product Pick challenge. The navy blue with the pastel pink really seems so classic and refreshing. I found that the papers from the French Riviera Collection were perfect for this base. I also added in a little bit more pink from the Something Blue collection.

Challenges:

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

ButterflyPop Up Box Card


Have you seen Sara Davies' Signature Collection -  Butterfly Lullaby? It was a huge hit on HSN, but now, part of the collection is available at Crafter's Companion US! When I saw this collection, I knew it would be great to use for a Pop Up Box Card.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Alumni DT Hop April

Welcome, to the April Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight.  And one lucky commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25 gift certificate to HC.  How great is that?  You get to hop around and see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of your own!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 30th, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.
 
 
Supplies:
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard
MFT Sentiment Die - Amazing
 
Hop Order
 
Challenges:

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sara Davies' Floral Delight Collection for Crafter's Companion

 
It's spring - so now is the perfect time to introduce you to Sara Davies' new Floral Delight Collection for Crafter's Companion. This is a collection that pairs well with any type of project.   And here is a little tip to remember - you can combine the flower and leaf dies to create many different styled flowers!

Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight 6x6 Paper
 Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight Metal Die - Ornate Trellis Die
 Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight Metal Die- In Bloom Die
 Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight  - Rambling Rose 5 x7" embossing folder

Monday, April 18, 2016

Downton Abbey is in the House!


That's right! It's here! The Downton Abbey Papercrafting collection is now available at Crafter's Companion US! Everything about this collection says elegance. I love treating the gold as my neutral, and just adding a small pop of purple for the color.  Also, notice the Ornate Mirror Frame - I die cut a purple and a patterned piece, and offset them slightly.  This is a great way to create a shadow effect.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Release - Crafter's Companion - Butterfly Lullaby


It's release day at Crafter's Companion US! Yay! Today we are adding Sara Davies' Signature Collection - Butterfly Lullaby.  It's perfect for spring! Now this collection launched a couple of months ago, and it was so wildly popular that we have just now gotten part of the collection in stock!

I used the embossing folder to emboss the scalloped circle, but then fussy cut it down to just the circle, rather than using the whole design.  The flowers were fussy cut and glittered, then shaped a little bit before I adhered them with foam tape.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

For My Special Friend


Here's a fun tag that you can easily add to your next hostess gift! I used the new AquaBlend pencils from Spectrum Noir. They really make shading very easy. The image is from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Provence.   It was layered with die cuts from Edge'ables Only Words - For My Special Friend  and Die'sire Decorative Dies - Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame.
Remember, adding a touch of metallics to any project makes it a little more glamorous - perfect for special occasions.