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Monday, April 27, 2015

Tips for Creative Paperclay!

It is my turn to give you some tips!



Head on over to Creative Paperclay® blog to find out what they are?????

Go HERE!


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fun Birds with Creative Paperclay®!

It's my turn on Creative Paperclay® blog!

Fly over and check out a fast fun project!

I think you will like this cute little birds!

Did I say easy?

Super EASY!!!!

GO Now FLY to Creative Paperclay® blog

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think! PLEASE and thank you!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Handmade invites

When was the last time you made your own invitations?

With the invention of online events, digital invites or a simple text message “come to our party,” the art of the invite has been put on the back burner and we think that is just a shame.  Your invitation is the introduction to your event and sets the tone and and can be as elaborate or simple as you would like.

Like a scrapbook page or handmade card you can use the same supplies, tools and techniques to create your invitations, allowing you to show off your personal style.  Invites are traditionally created in multiples and taking advantage of the wide range of scrapbooking and crafting tools allows making many that look alike nice and easy, but don’t be afraid to get more elaborate.  The nice part about making your own invitations is the choice is yours.

The anatomy of a good invite includes a great front presentation, information about the event and a way to contact you with questions or to RSVP.  It is that simple.  So creating a custom invite to coordinate with you event is just what the doctor ordered.

Here is my Dinner invitation..................
 I love how this came together.
Using Canvas Corp Brands!

You can see more invites HERE!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Road Less Traveled-Art with Heart Challenge



This month at Art with Heart we are showing off Eileen Hull's new Sizzix's Travel line. You can see them HERE!

                                   
I love the little travel trailer die!
 So Adorable!


Many of you know and some may not, Eileen has traveled with her cute little Scotty Trailer! That is what has inspired this new line! You can hear about it HERE!

So in my dream world I would love to get a vintage trailer and glam it up! That would be so FUN!

Not in my cards right now.........

Sooooooo.........for this month I am going to do 2 posts. Today's post which includes my just bought (wink, wink) rusty broken down trailer. On the 21st of this month I will show you my vintage camper redone! 

So on with how I did this!

1st I have taken corrugated cardboard and ripped off the front paper to expose the inside. I left some of the thin paper on, I wanted to give extra the appearance of peeling paint and rust.


 Once peeled, I adhered it to the base camper.

 Now for some creative fun!

I took out my Deco Art media paints. Have you tried these? They are amazing! I was a avid user of Golden and I have to say I am liking/loving these Deco Art media Fluid Acrilycs. Just an FYI for you!

I started to base coat my camper to make it look like it has been back in the woods, neglected, rusty and forgotten about. (Still my dream!)
So my first coat was with Deco Art media Fluid Acrylics-Medium Grey Volume 6. Not a real heavy coat as you can see below. Then on the lower portion of my soon to be rusty trailer I used Deco Art media Fluid Acrylic-Cobalt Teal Hue. (Gorgeous color, FYI) Again not a heavy coat.

Now the next coat was Deco Art media Fluid Acrylic-Quinacidone Gold. As you can see in the picture below I started in a few areas in the upper and lower sections. Heavier in some areas and lighter in others. I used some Deco Art media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black and just light stroked some on. I truly think I could have skipped this step as I was putting Deco Art Antiquing Cream Black over it. But this is how I was taught long before I met with Antiquing Cream!

Once you have every inch of your trailer to your liking you will add Deco Art Antiquing Cream Back all over it. Let dry and wipe back to where you want your trailer to look like. (Follow manufacturers directions)


As you can see in the pictures, I left areas just as I started with the corrugated cardboard shows through.

I cut a piece of mat board and painted it with Deco Art Fluid Acrylics to make it look like a pallet wood sign. Nailed a real nail into the camper and hung my sign. I also cut a door out of mat board and used the same technique on it as the camper.


 Then broken down camper had to have a flat tire! So I took the good round tire that you cut with your die and folded it, crumpled it to make it look worn and FLAT!
 Just a close up of the chippy, rusty camper with a flat tire and the wood 4 sale sign. You can see in this picture where I left some of the paper on and it gives it a great textured look of chipping paint, rust falling off.

 So with the help of Eileen's Vintage Camper die and Deco Art media Fluid Acrylics my dream of owing a rusty old camper has come true!

Never stop dreaming!

Remember to return on the 21st of April to see what my (dream) vintage camper will look like!

If you would like to join us with this months challenge, enter your link HERE!



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Something New to try!

I was lucky enough to get some of these Sandits in the mail. I do Creative Paperclay work and also work with paper. I can tell you I am thoroughly impressed with the job these Sandits have done!

I have used them on paper and on Creative Paperclay and they have over exceeded my expectations!

The Sandits have two sides per stick and come in various grits.
They fit into small places and hard to reach areas.

If you ever have a chance to try them, no doubt you should!

You can check out Sandits facebook page HERE



 See the star on this card? I place the paper over the chipboard and had to try and get it as close to the chipboard to make it look clean. I cut as close to the chipboard as I could and then I used the Sandits to get it to look like it was made with the paper on it.
 On this small vase I used the Sandits to get into the small, curved areas. It was great to be able
to get into those hard to reach areas and have a nice clean finish.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get the chance to try these! They are awesome!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faux Pottery

It is my turn up on Creative Paperclay blog!

I am sharing what I call Faux Pottery, I love the high gloss finish and funky shapes. I just love the way the finish pottery looks. I have never done pottery and wondered if I could achive a look a like version. Best I could do is try.....so that I did.

Hop on over to the Creative Paperclay blog and check out how I did it.

Here is a sneak peek!

What do you think?

I think it looks pretty darn close!

Thanks for popping by!

Monday, March 30, 2015

It's A Baby Shower!

Welcome Leo!



Anna-Karin is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well. 

We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo's birth! Even though we can't be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest's blog to see what they created for this new little guy. 

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit  Eileen's blog  to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!

I didn't have any little boy stamps....so I put my drawing cap on and went to work drawing a romper made just for Leo! I then colored it with colored pencils, I now had my image for my card! Has his name on it and a tag with love. 


I used Eileen's NEW Passport Book die to make Leo a little photo album.

 I added a flip page with his name 


 Some inserts
 Another flip page





 I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it!

Congratulations Anna-Karin!