Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gearing up for Valentines

I have been working on some new items for Valentines and have a couple things listed on Etsy and Ebay. There are a lot more in the works, so stay tuned!

Work Tray Wednesday

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sketch-N-Scrap Card Challenge #40

If you need any last minute card design inspirations for the year look no further than this sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap.
My interpretation for this card, I guess I'm still wishing it was fall? I had these beautiful papers out from We R Memory Keepers and wanted to play with them more. They worked beautifully for this card.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #71

Here is the latest sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. Take time out from all of the stressful holiday planning and prepping to play with our latest sketch and upload your take to the SNS Blog.
I played around with some Halloween paper I had in my stash for some time. I had a great picture of the kids from this year's holiday and this layout worked out perfectly.
Items I used in this layout:
Authenique • Glowing • Luminous
We R Memory Keepers • 4x6 Pad • Spookville
We R Memory Keepers • Scary But True • Embossed Diecut
We R Memory Keepers • Heebie Jeebies • Card Stock Stickers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Work Tray Wednesday

Hope to have my Christmas cards finished up today!

Sketch N Scrap Inspired By Challenge #12

Today I have the Inspired By sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used a photo from this year's pumpkin patch trip for my layout.
Using the rest of my precious Autumn Splendor collection papers from We R Memory Keepers I created this layout. I do have some scraps left over so expect some cards in the future with this beautiful paper.
 Item I used in this Layout:
We R Memory Keepers • Autumn Splendor • Autumn Leaf
We R Memory Keepers • Autumn Splendor • Amber
We R Memory Keepers • Autumn Splendor • Tawny
We R Memory Keepers • Autumn Splendor • Orchard
We R Memory Keepers • Autumn Splendor • Autumn
We R Memory Keepers • Autumn Splendor • Layered Chipboard
Ranger • Distress Ink • Walnut Stain
Ranger • Blending Tool
Scotch • ATG

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sketch-N-Scrap Card Challenge #39

Today I have a card sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used this sketch to design thank you cards for the triplets recent birthday party. Using paper from Imaginise's B-day Bash paper line I created the background of the card. I cut the large tag form out with my big shot and the strip of paper mounted on the tag. The cupcake is stamped onto a circle and is painted and glittered. The sentiment is embossed on the top and bottom of the tag.
Don't forget to show us your take on the sketch on the SNS blog.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Art Pieces

Lately I've been having some fun working on some mixed media pieces. I have a few works for sale at The Country Nest, but I also wanted to get some done to list online. I scavenged the garage looking for left over piece of wood to paint on. I have quite a stack now awaiting me. I took pictures of my latest piece as I worked on it. I probably should've had my video camera on but oh well. Next time.

I started out by preparing my piece covering the whole front with vintage book paper. After a layer of Mod Podge, I added 3 different paint colors lightly so as not to cover the book paper entirely.
Next I did a wash of white paint to mute the color down, keeping it heavier on the outsides of the piece.
A little bit of stamping to create a little texture...
Next I cut out my tree from various pieces of scrap paper. The papers do not work well together, but that is about to be fixed.
I paint over the tree with green paint, covering up the colors in the paper but still showing the various patterns on each piece.
Next comes shading. I still find it amazing how much this step can change a piece. The swipe of a marker and smudge of a finger. The base of the piece is done. Ready for final embellishing.
Using modeling paste and a stencil I apply several different snowflakes. Last I pick the perfect quote and glue it down with a final coating of Mod Podge to seal the entire piece.
This one-of-a-kind piece is available in my etsy store.
While I had my supplies out, I put together this piece on a canvas.
This one is for sale on my ebay page.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #70

Happy December everyone! I have a sketch for you all from Sketch-N-Scrap. This one gives you plenty of options to layer some paper for a truly unique look.
In this layout, I pulled out some paper from Imaginisce that I had been hoarding for quite some time. The pretty pastels worked wonderfully with my photos. I mixed my paper lines when I dug through my stash for embellishments, finding some from My Minds Eye and Jillibean Soup. The photos show my daughter this summer. She had gotten a scrapbook kit and she put together an entire scrapbook album by herself. All I did was hand her some photos. She watches me like a hawk so she knew exactly what she was doing. I better keep an eye on my supplies now!

Items I used in this layout:
Imaginisce • Baby Powder • Oopsie Daisy
Imaginisce • Fairest of them All • Royal Procession
Imaginisce • Fairest of them All • Magic Meadow
MME • Abby Road • Whirly Bird Sunshine Girl Large Accessories
MME • Mary Mary Best of Friends • Accessory Sheet
Jillibean Soup • Soup Labels • Bean Soup
Adobe Illustrator
Cricut Expression
Ranger • Stickles • Crystal
Ranger • Glossy Accents
Scotch ATG