Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Collection from Sheena is Beauty Bursting Through


Sheena has been at it again and had designed these fun stamps that will be bursting through your projects! They are available now at Crafters Companion US.  I added extra dimension to my Clematis flowers by stamping extra images, cutting them, shaping them and adding to the base image with foam adhesives.

Supplies:
          Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy Clematis, Cherry Blossom
                                    Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolour Pencils: Grapefruit, Carmine,
                  Deep Blue, Aegean Blue, Oregano, Kiwi, Sorrel, Brunette
           Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Fig

Friday, May 20, 2016

Love is in the Air


June is just around the corner, which means you may have a wedding or anniversary to celebrate! If so, then check out the Sara Signature Collection - Love and Romance. It's a wonderful collection to create love filled projects.  I used gold and vellum to create a card that would be perfect for an elegant anniversary.  Changing the colorway really can set the mood for a card.

Sara Signature Collection: Love and Romance:
 Romantic Swirls Embossing Folder

Monday, May 16, 2016

I'll Stand by You


Today is my last post over at the ColourArte Blog. It's been a fun team to be  on - I mean seriously, have you seen how many colors they have to play with? It's awesome.  Any how, I have this fun and whimsical card, and if you would like to see the details of how I made it, hop over to their blog and check it out!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Under the Sea Album with Heartfelt Creations

Today, I am happy to share with you my favorite Heartfelt Creations project ever, with my favorite collection from them of all time!  I finally sat down and created one of their flip fold albums, and I truly poured my heart into this one. This is the brand new Under the Sea collection and it is stunning!
Not only do you have all of the sea creatures, but there is also this fabulous Water Hibiscus flower!
I made a shaker element for the front of the album (if you look you will see the shimmery sequins).
This album has ton of interactive pages, but I just thought I would share  a few with you.
 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sheena Day of the Dead Release


Sheena has been up to some fun designing some great stamps for Crafter's Companion! She has a whole new release for Day of the Dead.  Even if you don't celebrate this holiday, you will find some gorgeous flowers and other accessories that can be used any time of the year!

 Sheena Douglas Day of the Dead EZMount Rubber Stamp Sets - Danse Macabre, Floral Fiesta,
Dancing Skeleton
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Macaroon, Sand Dune, Fig, Olive Jade, Harvest Moon, Rose Quartz, Biscuit, Crystal Clear
8" X 8" Textures Embossing Folder - Hessian

Friday, May 6, 2016

Sparkling Butterflies with Crafter's Companion

 If you are enjoying the color craze, you are really going to have fun with these large rubber stamps from Crafter's Companion! I combined the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend  Watercolour Pencils and the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to create some gorgeous, shimmery colors!  And it's kind of fun to remember that you don't have to use the full stamp image for your projects.  I trimmed this butterfly down  to create a shaped card front.  Some of these items may be available only at HSN right now... but keep watching Crafter's Companion USA for new goodies!

Flutterby Lullaby Large butterfly stamp
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend  Watercolour Pencils: Soft Red, Cherry, Hyacinth, Damson, Papaya, Rose, Violet, Petunia, Strawberry, Carrot, Iris, Blueberry, Blue Marine, sunshine, Fig, Bamboo, Bottle Green, Chrome Orange
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Clear, Pink Garnet, Harvest Moon, Holly Leaf
Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Butterfly Lullaby 5" X 7" Embossing Folder - Daisy Trail
Sentimentals - Phrases Stamp Set

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.