Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mary Had A Little Lamb Mixed Media Video Tutorial

I'm so honored to have the chance to serve on the Art Anthology DT for the next year.  Some people scrap because they want to preserve memories. but others, like me, just have a driving force to create.  Honestly, if I don't get time to play in my studio every day, I get rather cranky! So experimenting with the Art Anthology paints always keeps my mind racing towards what else can I do?  You will see some of these experiments on today's canvas.

You can see some of the fun textures that I created in this piece.  I really love how the paint is shiny, but transparent, allowing the printed paper to show through.

The Velvet Paint colored the stamped canvas like a dream!

 And look at the fluffy texture on this little lamb - just a little coat of Cotton Velvet.

 The stars and clouds are from Basically Bare's Celestial Shapes - but were enhanced using Colorations and Crystal Dimensions.

Art Anthology Paint:
Cololrations - Waimea Bay; Guacamole; Lark; Denim; WatermelonVelvets: Fiji; Desire; Truffle; Portobello; Mayan Gold; CottonSorbet: June BudCrystal Dimension:Sunbeam
Basically Bare: Celestial Shapes
Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Mother Goose #2 stamp set
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Patterned Paper
May Arts Ribbon: AKB34

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

I hope you enjoyed the premier of Heartfelt Creations Once Upon a Time Collection.  It's gorgeous, isn't it?  This week I've got another card to share with you, using this latest collection.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time Paper Collection

HCD Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCPC 3589 Brick and Clock Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set

HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set

1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 
Metallic 3D Stamp Paint - Gold

Other Products Used 

Zva Creative Gem Flourish CRW-07CA-155
Zva Creatuve Pearls PEW-03CB-148
May Arts Twine SM-17
Tsukineko Ink: Brilliance - Pearlescent Ivy; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Brilliance - Crimson Copper; Versamark Watermark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder

Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives
WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 6 x 6 printed panel from the paper collection.  Distress the edges and attach to a 6 x 6" card base.  Stamp the Brick and Collage stamp set in the center of the paper. Cut the decorative circle from the collection and glue so that it will help frame the largest clock face.  Stamp the clocks again on a light aqua print paper and cut out the clocks.  Use foam adhesives to apply to the card. Stamp and cut leaves using the Open Leaf stamps and the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves and add to the collage (this will cover over the unwanted sentiment from the Brick stamp). Stamp the flowers with watermark ink and heat emboss with gold powder.  Ink the edges of the flowers with the Crimson Copper ink, shape and add to the collage. Cut the ticket from the patterned paper and glue to the card base.  Finish with gem flourishes, pearls and twine.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Xyron and Anna Griffin Blog Hop - Day 1

I loved getting to play with these new releases from Anna Griffin, and created a "modified" banner. I used the Xyron Double Sided Tape to attach my banner tags to a chicken wire frame - making it easy to display and easy to change out for different occasions.  You are also getting a little sneak peak of new products - Anna will be debuting all of these goodies on the 24 Hour Craft Day on HSN - but you can keep up to date on her HSN page. And our own Beth Kingston will be at HSN as well, bringing you great deals on Xyron! Be sure to check the Xyron Blog each day this week to see who is sharing projects for the day.

  I used the Anna Griffin Tags for the base of the banner, and cut strips of her paper to add a faux ribbon to the top.  These were attached using the Xyron/Teresa Collins Stapler.

I used the Xyron/Teresa Collins foam adhesives to attach the die-cuts to tags.  The "banner" was attached to a CTMH Chicken Wire Frame using the Xyron Double Sided Tape - so, I can change it out for any occasion, and then have the tags left over for other projects.

Remember to watch Anna  and Beth next week on HSN (I'm sure there will be some amazing prices that day!)