Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vintage Christmas Frame

Last night I decided that I wanted to make something to put my vintage paper flowers on so I bought one of those little wooden frames from Michaels. I painted it with some green acrylic paint and then added Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink around the edges and stamped some flourishes on with red and green distress inks. When the inks dried I used Scotch 3d adhesive glue dots to attach the flowers to the frame. It was a fast and easy project. The picture inside is a photo transfer onto an adhesive canvas sheet.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Magic in the making... what I found on Deedee's island this morning

OK, this is just too cool.  The book in the background with the how-to's is called Mixed-Media Mosaics by Laurie Mika.

Look at all this new product!!!  Beautiful!!!!
This portrait of Jacob is just waiting to be beautified.

Seriously now, this is what was on Deedee's kitchen island this morning!  This is magic in the making!

Portrait Transfer Class...

So here's a little peek at what I was doing over at Jen's house, while Deedee was busy making gorgeous polymer tiles.  I'll do a whole seperate post for that magic.  You can click here to go see the rest of the portraits that happened over at Goodnewsart.

This is Jen Johansen's portrait of her daughter Olivia.
She's crazy creative!  She's still going to add another embellishment
to the heart as soon as she find that perfect something.  :-)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Making Flowers

Tonight Angela is at Jen's house giving a class on how to make the photo transfers on canvas. I can't wait to see them. We will post some of those when they''re done. I've been busy making paper flowers and alcohol ink flowers as you can see from the pictures. I'm planning on doing a craft show soon so I'm trying to make a lot of product to sell.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Narnia Scrapbook Pages

Two more months and finally The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be coming out in theatres!! Yeah! In anticipation of this I decided that I should do a couple of Narnia scrapbook pages. I used one of my alcohol ink trees decorated with jolees gems on one of the pages. (I will be posting these in the etsy shop soon if you would like one).
This is the first post I have actually done without Angela's help, she'll be surprised when she checks it out. hee hee. I think I'm finally getting the hang of this stuff.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Making Flowers and Rasberry Mocha Espresso Goodness...

Yesterday, I went to Deedee's in the morning for a little crafting and to share an Americano.  My brain was not working, so the lovely flower you see featured in this post is Deedee's flower.  Mine was well... let's just call it a flop.

After making our flowers, we headed to the local craft store because all die cuts were 40% off.  I picked up two die cuts that I've decided I'm taking back... even though they're on sale - I don't need them.  I did pick up a few goodies that I'm keeping though.  I picked up Emma from school, let the girls nap, and back to Deedee's we headed.  Jen was already there, with all kinds of ideas, and some really cool metalic sticky paper. Deedee made a new type of flower, which I have yet to photograph, and I tried videoing her with my iphone as she gave a wonderful tutorial on her new type of flower.  I will not post this however, because we decided that 1: It was a bad hair day.  & most importantly 2.  I held my finger over the microphone half the time, so you could only hear half of the tutorial.

Deedee saved the day yet again, and whipped up some Rasberry Mocha Espresso goodness.  By the time we were sipping on these delights, it was time to hit the road and start dinner at home.  I just wanted to post these pics, because they're just too good not to share.  (Note:  You can see my flower flop in the espresso photo.  heeheee.)  I just had to use the Cottagearts filters on these photos, because.. well I just think they make everything pretty.  They almost make my flower flop pretty, well almost.