- Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Doing some other crafting

So I have been busy doing other crafts as well as my regular papercrafting and mixed media.  I found this idea on Alisa Burkes blog.  She has some amazing ideas.  These pumpkins that I painted are from Michaels.  The first two were orange and I painted them white,  I then made my own stamps using craft foam and stamped on the leaves.  I outline the leaves with my permanent marker and did some curliques.

The last pumpkin I got for 70% off  after halloween.  It was a black one which was a bonus.  I then used white rubons to decorate it and then did some doodling to finish them off.  These pumpkins can now be out all year round displayed with other black and white objects.  I have a wreath that I will share with you later and also a cushion that I am busy with.

I hope you love my pumpkins as much as I do.

Have a wonderful day.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

11 x 14 Mixed Media Canvass

 Today I am sharing a canvass I did this last week.  It is much larger that I would usually do but I love it.   I started by covering it with different papers using Modge Podge.  I then used a brayer to apply some paint.  Then I used stamps and rubons to add texture.

Now I started on the girl.  I painted her on and I got my inspiration from Kelly Rae Roberts book Taking Flight.  I did not add features as then you can imagine what you think she would look like.  
This is a closeup of my writing.  I wrote my message and then framed it with bakers twine.
This is a close up of my flowers.  These started out as silk flowers which I dipped in UTEE which makes them hard and shiny like this.  I love doing this an making my own carbochans.
I hope you like my canvass and enjoy this post.

Have a wonderful day


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fatbook pages

Hello everybody,

I have been very quiet lately as I have been very busy learning.  Thanks to a few very talented ladies, Christy Tomlinson, Kelly Rae Roberts, Alisa Burke and Donna Downey, I have discovered some amazing techniques.  I have so enjoyed their blogs and books.  I am starting a new e-course of Christy's on Monday.  More things to learn.  I have used my fatbook pages to practice some of the things I have learnt. 

With this one I practiced doing my backgrounds using stamps and stencils.  Love the baby.

This one is also the backgrounds and added texture with the bows I made out of embroidery thread.

More background and then added the flowers and disc.

This one has the background and then I made the flower using embroidery thread glued to the card.

This one has the flower and the key is glued using diamond glaze.  The heart I made from Fimo clay using my new Melting Pot.  I made the texture on the heart by pressing the sole of a flip flop into it and then added the bling.  I attached the heart using diamond glaze and then covered it with the diamond glaze to strengthen it.  I love how it came out.

So that is what I used on these cards, I have alot more to share with you which I will in my following posts.

Have a wonderful day