Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Canvas Corp: Royal Blue Stars Reversed Paper, Red-White-Ribbon-Stripe paper, Hemp Rope Red, and Tags and Ties - Corner White, Ranger: Stickles, Tim Holtz - Cargo Numbers, MFT - Flags Dinamics, Ink-a-dink-a-doo - Stamp, Bazzel Card Stock; Sizzix Basic Stars Die, Fiskars Banner Punch.
I kept the design simple, and flat for mailing. If I start now, I should have them ready for mailing in mid June - Maybe!
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for stopping in today.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
We're over the hump and the week is almost at the close. The weekend so close you can taste it. Just like the end of the school year for all us teachers out here. The kids are feeling a little squirly with anticipation, but school is still in full swing.
Also in full swing is the Texas weather. It's been crazy down here ya'll <---bonified TEXAS vernacular!! There's been rain storms, cold weather, and humity in the same week. Not a good feeling for allergy sufferers like me. Thank goodness for Xyrtec.
Anywhoo, in hopes of bringing the wonderful summer feeling into my craft room I decided to alter this cute 7 Gypsies photo tray this week. It's been eyeing me from under my sewing table for the past few weeks, and while I was rearranging craft supplies the other day things just seemed to fall into place. I found a bunch of Vintage Trinkets that Marion designed, my collection of feathers caught my eye, and everything just came together in a beautiful blur.
I also used Marion's Rolled Roses printable as well. It took me a few tries to get it just right, and even then I still wasn't 100% satisfied. Tucking that rose in the corner of this photo tray with a bit of hot glue made me very
Everything else seemed to fit just right in the nooks of the frame and I'm so happy with the outcome. I don't "do" many altered projects but I'm definitely pleased with the outcome of this one. Plus is showcases some of my favorite things: Feathers, Flowers, Bling, and charms.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Today I wanted to share with you a simple card that I made a while back as a birthday card. I used some scrap paper cut into banners and hexagons to create an interesting background. This card design is a perfect way to eleminate scraps in your stash. I also took advantage of a Girl's Paperie ephemera frame that has been around for a while.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I don't even know where to begin, but here goes! I am a full-time Paralegal, a mother of 3 with 2 step-children, I started crafting in August of 2012, I was inspired by a trip to New Orleans…my husband and I walked past an art gallery and the artwork inside caught my attention…told him, "if they can do that and get it displayed, then so can I"…so I went to Michael's(after my trip of course) to buy materials to get started, but before I could even get to the back of the store, a display table with some paintings caught my eye…they were signing people up for Art classes at 50% off, I couldn't resist, so I signed up! After I got my supplies I went back up and saw that there was a jewelry table and classes available as well, I signed up for that too…and the rest is history!
I started mixed media shortly thereafter, I looked up how-to videos on YouTube and even made a few videos of my own. Everything started off as a hobby but now have turned into a small business adventure. I would love to be able to teach classes on all three of my crafts some day in the future. I am a self-taught artist and If I can learn and do, anyone else can too!
I am happy to be given this opportunity with Artsy Addicts…to be able to share my talent with you all. I hope for many other opportunities in the near future!
Friday, May 3, 2013
The background of the tag was embossed with a Cuttlebug - Clockworks embossing jacket after the card stock was dry. As you can see the card stock looks like embossed metal. Below is a sample of the dry paper before it was embossed and die cut into a tag. I really wanted you to see how much texture and shine these mediums give your projects. Bonus - it is just card stock, not metal. This means it is light weight enough to be mailed, making it perfect for cards. Also, it can be easily die cut, punched, embossed, or cut with your electronic cutters.
As a reference here is the video I shared last week on how I created the background effect with the Tattered Angels Paint System.
- Tattered Angels:
- Naturally Aged Paint System Bare Metal Tarnished Silver
- Almost Black Glimmer Mist
- 7 Gypsies:
- Hardware - Industrial Gears
- Mini Paper Clip - Antique Brass
- Paper Tape - Lille Collection
- Paddington Stamp
- Ranger/Tim Holtz:
- Pumice Stone Distress Ink
- Archival Ink Jet Black
- Tiny Attacher
- Primitive Heart Dies
- Alterations - Tag & Tie Die
- Provo Craft: Clockworks Embossing Jacket
- DCWV: Tattered Time 4x6
- Seam binding
- Font: Bookman Old Style Font
- Photoshop CS6
- Manila Card stock - Recycled File Folders