Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mojo Monday "Hello" card

Hi and welcome to my blog. It's been awhile since I've played along with Mojo Monday , but when I saw the great sketch by Julee Tillman, I dusted off my supplies and started creating. The tall and skinny card challenges are one of my favorites .. check it out...

The first size is 3.5 x 5.5" and fits a regular A2 envelope with a little room left over to let something (like the circle in this sketch) hang off the 3.5" side. You can use either of the following measurements, depending on where you want your fold.
  • 3.5 x 11" cut of cardstock, score long side at 5.5"
  • 5.5 x 7" cut of cardstock, score long side at 3.5"
For a little more skinny, you can try a 3.5 x 6" card to fit a regular No. 6 3/4 envelope (the ones that are about the size of a personal check).  Use either of the following measurements, depending on where you want your fold.
  • 3.5 x 12" cut of cardstock, score long side at 6"
  • 6 x 7" cut of cardstock, score long side at 3.5"
Here's my card.....
This was a pretty quick card... all the papers were from Teresa Collins Family Stories 6X6 paper pad, the tag was made on my Cricut Explore using the Small Talk Frames & Tags cartridge and the sentiment is from Simple Stories. I think it took me a grand total of 20 minutes to make this card!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Good Life layout

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have a CAS layout to share with you today.  used the current sketch over at Stuck! sketches  blog for my starting point.

 Here's the sketch.....

Here's my take on the sketch....
This layout consist almost entirely of elements from one paper pack from Craft Smith called Nautical - this pack is full of fun and unique nautical themes including sheets of tags and journaling blocks. I fussy cut some of these tags for my lay and since this paper is double sided, I got more bang for my buck by using both sides for the strip(s).  The lighthouse is from Cricut's Life is a Beach cartridge and the anchor was cut on my Silhouette machine. Instead of using more paper to create the circle , I used a bit of hemp cording., added a few buttons, some bakers twine and my layout is finished!! Quick and easy... gotta love that!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 ... May tag

Hi and welcome to my blog. I have another post to share with you today..... two in one day,yay!!! This one is for my 12 Tags of 2015 . When I first attempted to make my own version of the tags I was so nervous... they look so complicated ! Tim makes it look easy.... and with the beautiful samples he creates , I am totally hooked!!!! Here is the current may tag and a link( click here)  to the step by step tutorial....

12 Tags of 2015 - May |
You know what my favorite thing about this tag is.... the burlap!! Love that element for a tag, plus all those ephemera pieces. I dug out my inks, burlap, ribbon and my TH goodies to make my very own nostalgic themed tag.......
I don't have the Photobooth package but as luck would have it , I found a vintage photo in the Thrift Shop ephemera pack!!! I used the technique in TH tutorial to add my burlap to my tag, stencilling and coloring  and to tint my pic . After I added all my embellishments , I tinted my seambinding ribbon with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Cocklebells Coral. The flowers are a combination of a couple of handmade ones and a pair of mini roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 Another tag completed!!!! Cant wait for the June tag!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.... have a great day!

Altered Starbucks bottle... a mixed media project

Hi and welcome to my blog!  We are enjoying a beautiful  sunny day here , although the it's still quite cool... but soon we will be enjoying the lazy days of summer!!!! Many parts of the world may be enjoying flowers in bloom , but not us unfortunately... so I guess I will just have to make my own May flowers! I have a few of these Starbucks Frappuccino bottles just waiting to be altered. Here is what I started out with.....

I covered the entire bottle with some Gesso and then started layering  with texture and colours .......

 I watered down my Prima chalkboard paints and then spritzed them as I applied them to the bottle. I did the same thing with my spray inks, until I achieved the desired look. I love the vintage shabby look of these colors together. Next I dug through my stash for bits and pieces of lace, leaves, wooden accents.... really anything that I thought would look good !

There's a bit of everything here.... some stamping, stencilling, inking.....and of course lots and lots of flowers!!! The tag was made from a Prima journaling pad. I stamped this beautiful sentiment from Flourish stamps and added a few flatbacked pearls and attached it with a mini clothespin.

Here is a closeup of some of the stamping and stencilling that I used. Most of my flowers were from Prima and the lace is actually cut from a 3 inch lace trim I received as a free gift from a recent order... I cut random sections and coloured it with some watered down chalkboard paint ( SeaBreeze). The chipboard sections were made with my Cricut Explore from a Morroccan cutfile I found online. A few buttons, some twine, a metal flower and bling and this project is finished!!!

Im entering this bottle over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for their May Flowers challenge.

I'm also entering this over at Anything But Cute mixed media challenge blog for their first challenge!!!! Yay!! .... another great blog dedicated to all those great mixed media styles ( Thanks Pamellia!!!) . OMG... so much talent from the DT.... love it!!!

Here's the current challenge...

I hope you enjoyed my little project and thank you  for visiting my blog today!!