Saturday, November 9, 2013

Nice Video from Scrapbook Expo

The link below takes you to a video about making a bow using a fork! I've gotta give it a try in time for Christmas decorating.  I'm not the best bow maker. Hope you enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge #50!

Winged Things Challenge #50 ~
Cerridwen on a 6X6 Canvas!!!!

Happy Wednesday!!!

I was excited about this challenge as Krista has released some gorgeous fairy images on her Saturated Canary Digi shop!  And I recently completed a weekend workshop on textures & canvas with the very talented Anna Dabrowska aka Finnabair! I wanted to apply what I learned to this piece.

I started off with a 6X6 canvas. Applied gesso to create grit. Then added a piece which resembles a birds nest. That's the background. Next, I placed some cheesecloth. And built my layers from there. The pieces are about 1 1/2 inch to 2 inches high from the canvas! I had to use a triple pop dot to attach Cerridwen to the canvas!

Although I decided to enter the challenge because of the new fairy images, I ended up using an older image, Cerridwen, because as I colored, I realized that I wanted to use actual wings! So that prompted my image choice. Next, I took out my Tim Holtz Angel Wing die and made several cuts on glittery paper. I was excited to play with the die actually. I distressed the edges of the wings with Vintage Photo distress ink. Then layered them by using pop dots between each wing piece. It was like building a tiered cake! 😃

Here's a closer look:

And if you're wondering about the watermarks...  I've been playing with a watermark app. I can't figure out Photoshop. The time!  So I found an app where I just paste my text over the image. One day I'll use a fancy one like my fellow crafters!

Here's a last look at my piece hanging on the wall! She'll be right at home in my craftroom 😊

Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Glitz & Glamour" ~ Saturated Canary Challenge!

I created this 12X12 canvas layout for the challenge.  I had fun playing with the soft colors and paper piecing.  My first time doing it.  Cutting out the dress wasn't easy, but time passed as I watched tv while doing it.

Most of the papers and embellishments used were Prima....

Here's a closer look.  I kept everything delicate and soft.  To retain the "Glamour" factor!  And not too many touches of bling and sparkle for the "Glitz"!

I hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge #46!

In honor of the 4th of July, I colored this cutie!

And I added a tart cherry to be the fruit for the challenge.  Isn't she Summer Cool?

I really liked working with the red, white & blue.  So much card making fun!

Have a great week.  And a happy 4th!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Saturated Canary's Lovely Challenge #45

Good morning!

I finished up this cutie last night. I was in Michael's last week and saw this 7 Gypsies frame on sale. And then the inspiration to create my first photo tray and enter it into Saturated Canary's Challenge emerged. I think 'Lovely' was perfect to place in my frame and decorate my craftroom.  

I used some little jewelry finds from art-i-cake. I purchased a few on sale at Michael's as well. 

I also added a doily and bits of lace throughout to create the look. I used tons of pop dots to add dimension to the project. 


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thanks for stopping by!  This is my first post on my new blog.

I have two cards today that I plan to submit to one of my favorite places to color digi images ~ Saturated Canary~for their current challenge!

I simply love her whimsical images.  So much fun to color.