Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tips for using Creative Paperclay®

I am up over at the Creative Paperclay blog today!

I get asked all the time...."How do I use Creative Paperclay"

The BIG question is........"How or what do I use for a base"

It can be as easy as you want it to be. Don't be intimidated by wire armatures! Start easy if you are afraid, it does not have to be hard. And it should be FUN!

So I am giving you some really easy bases to start with and maybe it will get you to think differently when you look at something!

What do you see?

 Before you head over to Creative Paperclay® blog.

I want you to do me a favor and tell me what you see. Use your imagination.....come

Tell me!!

Okay, now head over to Creative Paperclay® blog and find out how easy it can be to use Creative Paperclay®.

Thanks for playing and stopping by!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

First Post as a Creative Paperclay® Design Team Member!

I am so excited to have been asked to join the Design Team for Creative Paperclay®!

My hope is to give you inspiration and tips on becoming 
a Creative Paperclay® addict  expert!

My first project includes a Gnome Home for this little Gnome piggy!
I love how it turned out. It kind of reminds me of the
story of the 3 Little Pigs!

No wolf is going to blow this home down!
He can huff and puff all he wants!

Just in case you would like to know......his name is Winston!

If you would like to see the process of how I completed this Home, head on over to the 
Creative Paperclay® blog HERE!

I hope you enjoyed my first post as a Creative Paperclay DT member!

Let me know what you think and how I did for my first mission!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sneek Peek ~ Exclusive

 That's right!

This is big, Big, BIG news!

I have been asked to join an amazing team of Artists! 

Where, You ask?

Well you will have to come by Sunday and see!

Something new on my sidebar..................

2nd involves this little piggy!

He is a extra for my 1st project!

I hope you will join me on a journey that can take us anywhere!

See you Sunday!

Enjoy your WEEKEND!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team - April Showers bring May Flowers

3D Canning Jar Vase?

This is a fun little vase you could give as a thank you gift, birthday gift or just keep for yourself!

I started with Eileen Hull's Canning Jar 3D die.

I cut my Jars out of chipboard.
I  colored my jars and lids with colored pencils.
Then I blended them with Gamasol.
Here is Jar and Lid colored and blended.
Shaded to give the appearance of water in the jar.
Here is the jar with a bit more shading and I added the shading of the word Ball on the jar. I did this very lightly as I wanted it to be seen, but not the focus.

I then adhered all the pieces together and this is what I came up with!
I love how it turned out!
I had a very small glass that I used to put the flowers in.
Like a shot glass, but not. I think I saved it from some embellishments.

If you would like to enter this month's challenge, here is the information.

You could win an awesome PRIZE!

The Art with Heart Challenge is a monthly celebration of creativity!  Each month the Inspiration Team will be showcasing their Art with Heart created with Eileen Hull’s innovative Sizzix dies. They will be following a broad theme left entirely open to creative interpretation.  We invite you to play along with us and share YOUR art with heart!

We want this to be a place for everyone to create, inspire and share.  We would love to see what you can do with Eileen Hull’s fabulous products but this is not a requirement.  Use what ever products your artful “heart” desires.  Art is for everyone so come along and share your Art with Heart!

We want you all to create freely there are no rules here, just a few simple guidelines…
  1. Create a new project following the Art with Heart Challenge Theme (however you interpret the theme) OR if you have created something that fits the theme previously create a new post with a photo and link to the original post.  
           *This a great way to expose older projects to fresh eyes!

2.Include a link to the current Art with Heart Challenge in your post so others can play along too!

*Buttons and graphics are available for you to display in your sidebar if you would like to help us spread the word :)

3.When linking up your project please include a direct link to your post.

4.You are not required to use Eileen Hull Products in your projects.  However, those who do use Eileen Hull products will be given two entries into the prize draw.

That’s it!  So get going, get creative and share your Art with Heart!

Be sure to come back each week on Tuesday to see more creative project ideas from the Inspiration Team and check out the latest entries in the challenge.  There is no shortage of inspiring ideas here so kick back and enjoy a healthy dose of creative inspiration!

Now it’s your turn to share some inspiration by sharing YOUR creations!  You have until May 29, 2014 to link up your projects for a chance to win an awesome prize.  The winner and Top 3 will be announced on May 30, 2014.  In the meantime the Inspiration Team will be bringing you more creative projects and inspiration every Tuesday right Here!

Can’t wait to see your Art with Heart!

You will add your entry at Eileen Hull's blog, Click Here!
 (PS....enter now, only 2 entries so far.............
Odds are really good with only 2 entries! Good Luck!)

*Art with Heart Challenge Winners will be announced the last Friday of the month.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out the other DT's inspiration!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

My May Tim Holtz Tag

I am way early doing my Tim Holtz May tag!

You can go to see Tim's tag HERE!

Normally I am more mid month, had some time yesterday after we took a drive thru the mountains. Some of the roads that are closed for the winter opened and we deciced to go for a drive to see what we could see! We did spot some deer and lots of little chipmunks, some beautiful birds. It was a wonderful day, with temps in the 70's and a gentle breeze.

Back to business........................

I started with the Size #10 manila tag. This is going to be bigger then Tim's tag.

I could not find my Rusty Hinge Distress was hiding, so here sat my Wendy Vecchi Archival ink Orange Blossom. So guess what...I used it! I use a wash rag to apply it, It is all about using what is on my desk at the time. (I did find my Rusty Hinge...image that, it was right where it was suppose to be!)

I actually did most of my prep before I did my background. I work backwards sometimes.
Here is how I laid it out on my tag before inking my tag. Of couse I used Tim's paper. I used Tim's 8 X 8 Paper Stash Menagerie.
As you can see I do not have the "beautiful shadow press" So I used what I had and I beleive it looks great!
I shoud have taken more pictures of the process was dark and the pictures would not have been that pretty. I did add some Spritz's from the Distress Marker Spritzer. I really liked how that added to the tag!

Here is the finished tag and I love it!
Just some close ups!
You can really see the spritz here

I love this stamp! It is my favorite and that is why I used the large tag, just so I could use this stamp! I found my feather and knew I wanted to use it also. The feather is from a Magpie. This tag is all about nature! I am super in love with this tag! Maybe I should do all my tags large.

What do thay say? Go BIG or go home!

Thanks for stopping.