Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Weiner Dog Christmas

Who doesn't love a Merry Christmas Weiner Dog.  This is a card for my student worker.  I thought I should let you know I am trying to create.  I have two more of these cards ready to be assembled.

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Little Distressing on Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  Once again I had this idea swirling around in my head and I had to get it out.  I took a break from cleaning to do a little creating.  I needed to get this idea out of my head.  It is a combination of old and new.  It is an old stamp.  The flourish is an old die cut  with old gold Stickles on it.  The Merry Christmas ribbon is old.  The doily is old and so is the fabric I used for the accent and the bow.  The Authentique paper is new but the other print is old.

This is a six inch canvas.  We recently got a new Panera in town and their take out bags have great paper.  The canvas is wrapped in paper from Panera.  The dark brown that Santa is mounted on is from the bag along with the pleated brown paper on the side.  I distressed the edges of the stamped image and the matting around it.  I also inked the edges of the canvas.

I am going to enter this into two different challenges.
     Virginia View's Challenge - Distressed

     Wednesday - Simon Says - which is Christmas/Holidays

This canvas will be for a special friend who will appreciate the work I put into it.  I think I will make another one for my oldest daughter.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Ornament

I have had this ornament design rolling around in my head for awhile so it feels good to get it done.  I really do like how it turned out.  I do wish I could get a better photograph of it.

The challenge on the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog is anything goes.  Yeah - my ornament came to life.

The clear glass ornaments that you can buy at the holidays are wonderful to create with.  They are a blank canvas.  I put a coat of clear gesso on the front of the ornament.  I painted some dictionary pages with gesso and when it was ready I stamped Mr. Snowman.  I colored the few things that you need to color on a snowman.  I used my Faber Castell Big Brush pens.  I put the snowman on the front of the ornament with gel medium.  I then used some embossing paste for my snowbank.  The sky was painted with distress paints.  I used a stencil to add the white dots in the sky (snow).  I brushed Glass Bead Glitter Gel over the snowbank and snowman.  I added some snowflake stickers to the sky.

I am also going to enter this ornament in the monthly challenge on the Faber Castell blog.  The challenge this month is to make a gift for someone using your mixed media supplies.

I am also sharing this ornament on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog which is Christmas/Holiday.

Next week I will do a tutorial on the different steps for making this ornament on the Mixed Media Mojo blog.

You too can have your own Paper Smooches stamps by shopping here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful blog hop.  A hop to celebrate all that Paper Crafts has done for the world of card making and scrapbooking.  Hopefully you came from Nina Yang's blog.

How thrilled I was when I got my first e mail and Paper Crafts wanted to publish one of my projects. What excitement and what a honor.  Luckily I had this wonderful feeling several times and I know many of the bloggers shared this wonderful giddy excitement when that e mail arrived from Paper Crafts.

Since it is now winter in Wisconsin, I decided I needed to make a snowman card.  The stamp I used is a Wisconsin company also - Whipper Snapper Stamps.  It is colored with Copics and the paper is from Bo Bunny.

Paper Crafts Thanks Snow Much.  Good luck to all of you in this next chapter in your life.

Now hop on over to Clare Prezzia' blog and see the beautiful card she has to share.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mixed Media Mojo December Challenge

The monthly challenge for Mixed Media Mojo December is Winter-Winter Holiday - Twist Ornament.  

Yes it is the time of the year when we are anxiously trying to get things done for the holidays.  Some ornaments made for gifts, handmade cards, buy gifts, cook, ant eat too much.

I made an ornament for the challenge.  I had an idea and looked on Pinterest for some creative help.  This is what I came up with.  It does need some refinement but I think it will look good on my snowman tree.

The shape was cut with my Silhouette.  It consists of two layers of recycled card stock and a layer of  a book page.  The blue color is a combination of gelatos, distress paint and ink.  The snowman was made with embossing paste.  I did color the paste for the nose with orange before I put it on the snowman.  The eyes are a couple of buttons embedded in the embossing paste.  The mouth and eye brows were drawn with a sharpie.  Some snowflakes and the word Peace were rub ons.  The other snowflakes were stamped on the blue.  I used a metallic silver paint around the edge of the heart.  Floral wire made the hanger.

Please join us on the Mixed Media Mojo blog and make an ornament for the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday - time to show some love to your old moldie supplies.  This is paper from a 6 x 6 pad - it is actually Easter paper and an old but favorite stamp from Stampendous.

A co-worker had shoulder surgery so this is a card from the office.  Lined both sides of the inside of the card so there is enough room for signatures.

Enjoy your Monday - 3 day work week for me.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mixed Media Birthday Canvas

My sweet little Ganny Baby (I am her Ganny Barb) is turning four years old.  How time flies.  She is living in North Carolina so I won't be seeing her until next summer.  I wanted to make her something other than a card - so decided a little canvas would be perfect.  I decided to use some of my Paper Smooches stamps.  The challenge on the Paper Smooches Spark Challenge blog this week is Anything Goes.  Yeah!!

I prepped a 5 x 5 canvas with Gesso.  I then painted a loose landscape scene of the canvas.  Sky and grass - very loose landscape.  I stamped the sentiment, sun and unicorn on watercolor paper.  They were colored with a variety of gelatos, distress paint and distress ink.  The hearts were stamped on an old magazine page, colored and cut out.  I stamped the clouds on the canvas and then put a layer of Gesso on the inside.  I added Whipped Texture Medium on top of the design and swirled it around so it has great dimension.  After it was a little dry, I took a glass bead/glitter gel medium and put on top of the clouds.  I also used the glitter gel medium on top of the sentiment.  All the stamped/colored images were adhered to the canvas with gel medium.  I put gel medium over the top of everything to seal it.  Of course, being for a little girl, after using her favorite colors of purple and pink, I had to add glitter.  All the purple on the unicorn has purple Stickles on it.  I finished the side of the canvas with some patterned paper.

If you would like to buy your own Paper Smooches stamps, you can find their online store at this link.

I am also entering this in the monthly challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge where the challenge this month is to use stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by.