Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Made a Little Canvas

Hi everyone!

Before I enter into a tryptophan stupor from all the turkey tomorrow I thought I'd quickly share another project I made for Gauche Alchemy with their Dia de los Muertos kit. 

Stone skulls, ephemera paper for the hearts, braille paper for the wedding gown, washi tape,
background skull stamp, and Crafter's Workshop mask all courtesy of Gauche Alchemy's kit!

The holiday is past but I'll have a little something to put up for the special day next year! I loved working with  those stone skulls and that mask!

I got heavy handed on the heavy gel medium and Distress Crackle paint and though it took FOREVER and then some, to dry, I'm loving the result! Aren't they a cute couple ;)

OK, that's all for now! Have a wonderful rest of the week however you decide to celebrate!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Scrappy and Not So Scrappy Stuff!

Hello everyone!

I'm going to spend a good part of this weekend prepping for Thanksgiving festivities because I've got my Aussie in-laws flying in Thanksgiving day! So before time totally gets away from me I wanted to share with you two projects I'd been working on...

First up is my page for CSI case no. 46..

Look at that beautiful room! I love the colors purple and green in and of themselves but I don't often make pages with those colors together. And that's why I love working with challenges! They encourage you to try new or rarely done things, don't you think?

For my evidence I incorporated frames, animal accents, pom-pom trim, painting, textured element, and translucent element. As for my testimony I created a translucent "pocket" (the window) to hold my journaling tag.

I've always loved this quote and on the tag I write a letter of encouragement
to my oldest daughter to do just that.
I shaped the window outline with floral wire and used vellum as the "glass" to create my transparent pocket.

I had some fun making a collage element to this photo. The fairy hat is foil tape
stamped and decorated with glitter.

I'm not huge into fussy cutting but I'm glad I worked on these frames, I really liking
the effect...

My second project is very un-scrappy. A first for! I made it with the November Gauche Alchemy Dia de los Muertos kit  Talk about inspiration! Their kits are so cool because they include such unique, not-usually-found-in-scrap-kit type items! These were pretty easy to make and I've got a quick tutorial right here.

Aren't those stone skull beads fun!

Well hello there friend! :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hanging Out With Gauche Alchemy!

Hi everyone!

Gauche Alchemy asked me to be their guest designer for November for which I was all jazzed and elated! I had the chance to work with their very unique and awesome Dia de los Muertos kit...

This kit is full of all sorts of goodness!

 It definitely got my creative juices going! I'll be sharing with you all the fun I had with my kit....see ya soon!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Never Too Early For Christmas?!

Hi everyone!

Head on over to Faber Castell Design Memory Craft to get a head start on some Christmas project ideas!

Today I have for you an ombre wreath made of small ornament bulbs, stamped tissue paper and my Faber Castell Gelatos!

A lot of Mod Podge and several glue sticks later I had my wreath! I've got the step by step directions up so  go check it out here!

That's all for today and thank you everyone for your visits and comments!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Investigating for CSI!

Hello everyone!

CSI is a challenge blog that I love to so when I was asked to be their Special Investigator for November, I was over the moon! Here is my take on Case no. 44...

Here's what I worked with...

For evidence I used flowers, swirls, transparent elements, and a doily pattern. For the testimony I wrote in a swirl along the bottom.

This is my baby girl Audrey who is now 16 months old! The photo was taken a few months the title says, this little girl has absolutely stolen my heart!

I worked really hard to layer paper here. In my CSI interview I admitted my challenge with layering patterned paper...paints, inks, stamps, no problem but papers I've got to work at it:) Oh well, practice makes perfect!

I make these hearts with some Hero Arts stamps and shrinky dink. I'm certainly doing that again!

SO, I hope you play along with CSI this month!

Thanks for your visit and comments!

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