Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The First Starry Night Christmas Ornament Canvas

I'm back again, and this time to show you The First Starry Night Christmas Mixed Media Ornament Canvas that I will be teaching at The Crafty Scrapper in a few weeks.  This is my third Christmas canvas to teach, and this one uses Dina Wakley Media from Ranger and the new Tim Holtz Wisemen dies from Sizzix, and is on a 16 inch round canvas. There are a few spots left, and you can call the store to sign up.
Hope to see you in class, and thanks for stopping by!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Crafty Scrapper's Christmas Card Make N Take Express

Hello all! Just a quick post today, to tell you about an event I planned and designed for The Crafty Scrapper...The Christmas Card Make-N-Take Express. There will be door prizes, bundled specials, sales, photos with Santa, food, and five Make-N-Take Christmas Cards for the first 100 people, on December 8, 2018, so come on down and see me and the ladies running the shop.  
All five cards feature products from Tim Holtz's Sizzix Alterations, Stamper's Anonymous, Idea-ology, and Ranger line.
The cards will take about an hour to make, and you can call the store for more details and to reserve your ticket! Hope to see you there. I'll be back tomorrow with another post on a class I am teaching the next day after the event.
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Painted Birch Trees Cards

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been awhile. I've been so busy getting ready for a big event and classes that I've barely had time to do anything else. I finally made some time though this week to make these cards for some family and friends that we won't see this year for Thanksgiving. I had been painting on canvas, and decided to throw some paint on paper to make these, and I had such fun doing that as it's rare that I use paints on a card. Anyway, I wish my American friends and those that celebrate this Thursday as Thanksgiving, a wonderful and blessed day with fabulous food, and I am truly thankful for all of you that follow along with my goings on. My cup always runneth over!
The pictures do not do these cards justice...they really are stunning. I made 8 in total.
Using the numbered game sheet piece from Tim Holtz's Materialize Paper Stash, I filled in the columns with stripes of Distress Paint from Tim and Ranger...lots of Distress Paint, one color at a time randomly, using a small paintbrush.
I die cut the painted sheets with the Branched Birch, Tangled Twigs, and Skeleton Leaves Thinlets from Tim and Sizzix, and then again with Tim's Gold Metallic Cardstock to layer the painted pieces on. Then I matted and sewed around the Birch Trees. The caption was made from an old Dymo, and I added brown velvet ribbon and gold lacey ribbon. I switched background cardstock colors as well, just to see what looked best, and I liked these two the best.
Thanks for stopping by today, and again, a very happy Thanksgiving to all.

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!