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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Blessed -aren't we all?



Fall is almost here! I'll be glad to have cooler temps!
My gelli plate background was created using DecoArt Acrylic paint.

I've pulled out my stampin up leaf die to enter the following challenges:

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge-love the fall colors and I attempted to make the wooden background and the circle on the front of the challenge photo. 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #124 showing fall colors and ribbon.

Word Art Wednesday challenge #199 using free wordart scripture 


 I started with my gelli plate.  I used a green and pressed my wood grain embossing folder into it, then added Die for the sentiment layer. Ran the fall color cardstock with a Stampin Up leave die and cut them out. Used Distress ink to highlight the edges and "veins:" Ribbon for the final touches!  I LOVE fall colors and will be sending this to a friend that just gotten home from rehab. An encouraging card for anytime of the year.  The sentiment is FREE from Word Art Wednesday blog.

I hope you love it as much as I do!  Have a blessed day!
 

The Blue Door using DecoArt paint and pattern


DecoArt Social Art Networking - have fun painting a great picture when you've never even painted!  That's what we did last Friday.   Using one of the designs from Social Art Networking, I taught the techniques that they used to create a great painting anyone would be proud to have hanging on their wall! 


 We use all DecoArt Americana paints. They followed my lead and voila' this is what they created!! I'm so proud of each one!!

 Here's my finished one.  It's called The Blue Door.

 If you are interested in hosting a class-let me know! I will be glad to come to your house and we'll have some fun creating!



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Unity new Tuesday link up Hop


More fun with DecoArt acrylic paint, gelli plate and Unity Stamps!
Below is my background-I love making my own designer paper! 
I used Americana buttermilk and a blue to create this awesome background.
 I used a Unity stamp butterfly and stamped in random areas using brown archival ink on the background.  Then stamped one on white cardstock with black archival ink. Colored it in with various acrylic paint. Fussy cut and added to my card.  The sentiment is also a Unity stamp.
 I usually attach my to my card base using glue since the paper ends up thicker and I'm scared regular snail tape won't hold good.

I'll be linking up to Unity Stamp Company Tuesday Hop.  It's taking the place of Friends with Flair on Friday's.  Don't miss out!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

DecoArt card with Unity Stamps


Hey! Check out the challenge this month at Unity Stamps. I love the color combination!!
You can choose from the color combo, the card sketch or the scrapbook sketch.  

As you know I adore my gelli plate...Using the pages I make is fun.
I combined this Authentic Man Unity stamp set to come up with a winning combination!
 I used DecoArts paints. Burnt Orange, deep burgundy, buttermilk. The stars were stamped with Rusty Hinge distress ink and fussy cut.  I added Crackle accents to the car-can you see it in the close up?

 That's it for me today! have a blessed one!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freddy Kueger Birthday Card


When someone wants a birthday card, I try to find out what the person is interested in. Hobbies, etc. When the husband likes horror movies and rock and roll-I was totally out of my comfort zone!! 

My husband came up with the idea of Freddy Kueger playing an electric guitar. So I searched the web for a picture that would work and used my Photoshop to combine the guitar and Freddy. I used puppet warp to move his arm across the guitar.  So cool!
 I added glossy accents to his pants and eyes! Up close is pretty scary!! I matted him on a piece of black cardstock I ran thru my Big Shot and then put glitter glue on.

I think it turned out pretty cool.  She was really pleased with it!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Oh My Happy with Mojo Monday


I just adore DecoArt products! Making my own designer paper is so much fun!
The Americana acrylic paints work so well with a gelli plate. I've used some stencils purchased at Walmart for the background.

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday #411.
 Supplies Used:
 Close to my Heart "Happy Everything" sentiment stamp
DecoArt Americana Paints:  Gingerbread, Shale Green, Natural Buff
Stampin up flower stamp


Life is about to happen


Love combining my Photoshop skills with my Crafting skills! 

I cut the Congrats out with Cricut machine.  I used the the left over piece and sprayed DecoArt Mister in orange on the envelope.

You can't tell from this photo, but Glossy Accents was put on Hokies and Congrats to make the words dimensional.
 The inside sentiments was made using Creative Memories stamps.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mixed Media layers with DecoArt and Stampin Up


Lots of layers. Lots of love.

I started with sheets of Baptist hymnal. I used DecoArt matte medium to glue them down.  Then I applied a thin layer of gesso. Using the black archival ink, I stamped several Stampin Up butterflies on tissue paper, cut them out and glued them down with matte medium.

Using my fingers, I rubbed acrylic paint in overlapping layers. Green, yellow, pink, magenta from DecoArt Americana.  I colored in the butterflies with various markers.
I used some light texture paste and did some layering with some stencils.

I typed up Psalm 28:7, printed and glued onto the canvas with matte medium. I outlined each one with a black and lilac watercolor pencil.

After painting my white flower at the bottom left corner, I used various gelatos in several places.
I got some more stencils out and pushed some DecoArt Metallic wax thru in blue and violet.  It gives a beautiful shine!
 Once complete, I punched a couple of holes in the top and ran some sheer organza ribbon to hang the canvas.
 here's a close up showing some of the layering.  It's beautiful in person!!

 I'm entering PaperArtsy challenge Gels and Mediums
and Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes
You can purchase DecoArt products I used -HERE

Friday, July 31, 2015

Unity FWF Linkup with DecoArt


Happy Friday!
I'm so excited to share what I've made today. 


                                            I love to recycle -anything!
I've been using frames with my 5x7 canvas.  I have the left over backs.  
What could I do??
I still have some stamp sets from my last Unity order I haven't played with.
Unmmm.....what's a girl to do? 
Since it's FWF Unity day....


I decided to treat it as a canvas!  I painted it with DecoArt gesso first. Then collaged this beautiful napkin I've been saving from a baby shower using Deco-Page Matte medium.
Using my finger and some Americana acrylic paint, I went around the edges to blend them into my "canvas".  The edge is rubbed with black gelato and smeared with my finger.
 

I colored my survivor girls with watercolor pencils after stamping them with black archival ink.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out. Added some Wild Orchid flowers to finish it off.  I LOVE how it turned out!  

Monday, July 20, 2015

#lovesummerart - How to make a Box Style Mini Album

This is one of the easiest-most perfect mini albums you will ever make! 
To fit the idea of #lovesummerart -I chose to use the color palette from Unity's challenge.

The colors are fun and perfectly go with the Faith stamp set.
I have a friend going thru a long journey of cancer treatments and I wanted to make her something she can keep some of her favorite pictures together.
 I used DecoArt Americana acrylic paint and my gelli plate.  DecoArt also makes some wonderful stencils-they came in really handy for my prints.
 I gathered together as many of my Unity Stamps that are encouraging and about miracles. They sell a lot of them!
 I love every one of my prints!! I had to show you every one!

 Below on the right side is a brick stencil my friend Retta makes. Stencils by Retta.
 Below is the back panel. Do you love it??!!

Here's a video on how to put together the album:


I'm entering Unity Stamp monthly challenge! Check it out yourself-you can win some awesome stamps!