Sunday, November 19, 2017

Stencil Sunday Love today tag

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday,

Today I made a layered tag. The top layer started as cream cardstock. I used
CUTplorations : Tag o Coffee die set
 to cut it out and added blue and green ink.
 I used
ARTplorations :Bubble Dance Stencil
 bubbles stencil  and water to lift off some of  the color.
 I then used the same stencil to add copper metallic rub.
 I dry embossed with  an embossing folder and my cuttlebug.
 I added sequins. I stamped Love Today and silhouette  butterfly from
STAMPlorations : Trendy Butterflies stamp set
I then die cut a brown and black tag. I layered a layer of
 cheesecloth between the tags and tied them all together with a
black bow.

There is still time to join us for the Mixed Media Challenge where it is anything goes as long as it isn't a card and uses a stencil..

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Giving Thanks Blog Hop
You are really going to be thankful because STAMPlorations is having a sale.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Scrap of this and that

I started the project by trying to clean off my desk of scraps.
I randomly glued the scraps down to a larger piece of scrap paper.
I then die cut out two tags.
With a little bit of this and that I created these two coordinating tags.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog today. I hope you have a blessed day.

Viva la Verve sketch November 2017

Sadly I needed some sympathy cards this month. I usually think of sympathy cards just for when a death has occurred, but this week got me thinking that there are lots of times that we need to give and receive sympathy. Just because life is hard.
For the Viva la Verve sketch I used
As it is with me and sketches, I try to make them like the sketch, but my crafting sometimes tweaks it a bit. I hope you can see the sketch's inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope you have a blessed day.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Novermber Mixed Media STAMPlorations

Hello it is time for the STAMPlorations November current mixed media challenge. We would love to have you join us. We would love to have you create a project and link up  The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in their project. Linky closes at the end of the month.

- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils
ARTplorations:Doily Squares
STAMPlorations: Trendy Butterflies
STAMPlorations: Sweet Spring Wishes

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ColoriQue projects

I die cut a Pepsi can in the shape of a star.  I then ran it through my cuttlebug in an embossing folder
I then poured out some  Clearsnap ColoriQue paint. Because it was kinda "watery" I wasn't sure how it was going to go onto metal that didn't need to have any primer. I was surprised at how well it went on.

I added light colors first

After I had all the colors on I added just a little bit of black to give it an antiqued look. I then used a heat gun to heat set the paint.

I wanted to see how much coverage the paint would do because it was thin. I painted the ""Pepsi"
side of the can. You can that none of the original colors show through.

I also used the paint on some rocks that I found in my yard. I wire wrapped them when I was done.
Just a hint... when heat setting rocks, they hold the heat a lot longer than the metal does... don't ask how I came up with this hint.

You can find out more about ColoriQue paints HERE.

Monday, October 30, 2017

GIU winners of comments.

Winner winner chicken dinner. Announcing the winners for commenting on my blog last week while I was Growing In Unity. I gave each comment a  number and used a random number generator. It picked comment #15 A VA and # 1 Stamping Sue. Ladies, give me your mailing addresses so I can pass them on to Unity Stamp Co. so they can send you your prize. Congratulations winners, and thank you everyone who left such encouraging comments last week. You made me smile. Have a blessed day.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Growing in Unity day 5

This week I am the  Growing In Unity Girl! 
 I get to share a new Unity Stamp Co. project every day this week and you will have a chance to win  a prize package of twenty-five stamps from Unity!  All you have to do to be eligible is stop by every day and leave a comment.  At the end of the week I get to randomly select two winners
I stamped the dragonfly using
Unity set called
I watercolored the wings and fussy cut it out. I glued the body down leaving the
wings loose. I embellished the tag with a single sequin.
I have enjoyed sharing these tags using Unity stamps.
I hope that my projects will inspire to get creative.
Good luck to the winners of those who have left comments  on my
blog this week. I will share the winners in a future post.