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!