Saturday, February 25, 2017

How To Transfer Photos & Digital Papers Onto Ceramic & Stone Tiles

I want to share one of my newest addictions with you!!!
I recently started turning ceramic and stone tiles into pieces of art that can be used for coasters, trivets, and home decor.  It is so easy to do and I know you will LOVE it!

CLICK HERE to watch my video with easy to follow step by step instructions

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Docrafts Artiste Watercolor Pens - Techniques & Card

I recently received Docrafts Artiste Watercolor pens and wanted to share with you all the fun things I found to do with them....and hope to inspire you to find other uses as well.

The pens have a brush tip and a bullet tip.  The set I have has 12 pens, but Create For Less has both the 12 pen set and the 36 pen set in wonderful cases.

To see the techniques I used to make this adorable card and more please CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube video.

Challenges I've entered...
The House That Stamps Built - Inspiration Pallette Challenge - F1517
Cute Card Thursday - #465 No Patterned Paper
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "Y" for You Chose
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 7 Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge - #188 Your Favorite Color Combo
Dies R Us Challenge Blog - #67 Think Spring
Happy Little Stampers - February Watercolour Challenge
Happy Little Stampers - February CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Boundless Imagination - My First Mixed Media Artwork

I just wanted to share my very first mixed media artwork.  I was inspired by a friend of mine, Stacy Evans...Pink Poodle Crafts on YouTube....because of a Beginner Mixed Media Tutorial she made (CLICK HERE to watch it).

Here is my creation

This side view shows the dimension that was created by adding some tissue paper butterflies loosely over the top of the tissue paper butterflies that I had Mod Podged.
HINT: Don't throw away that tissue paper out of gift will come in handy :)

Believe it or not, the base of this creation is cardboard from a cereal box....I love recycling and upcycling so I thought this was perfect.
I incorporated my favorite colors in this creation, and for texture I used Mod Podge to attach things like gauze, scraps of net tulle, and a torn piece of paper towel that had been used to clean up some of my paint (got that idea from Stacy).  The butterflies were die cut from tissue paper and outlined with a Sakura glitter gel pen.  The saying was stamped onto tissue paper, cut out, and Mod Podged on.  The stamp is from the Tim Holtz "Boundless Flight" stamp set Visual Artistry Collection   I felt that stamped saying was so very appropriate for this piece.

Challenges I entered....
A Gem Of A Challenge - Add A Butterfly
A Vintage Journey - Words That Are Special
Creative Artiste Challenge - #23 Anything Mixed Media
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #402 Recycling
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - #166 Recycle Somthing
Hiding In My Craft Room - #288 Super Scraps Saturday
Happy Little Stampers - February Mixed Media Challenge

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Triple Pocket Card & Double Pocket Card

This card is so easy to make yet looks like it is complicated.  This is the first card I taught in a craft class about 5 years ago...and now I'm going to teach YOU!

To watch the tutorial on making this card

That sweet image is from Bugaboo and you can find her HERE

Both cards pictured are Triple Pocket cards, but in the video I also show how to make the Double Pocket card.

Below are the templates for the pocket liners and front pocket layer if you need them.  Click on them and then "save as" so that you can print them out to use.  Print them out full size.  Printing varies from printer to printer so you might have to experiment or make your own templates.

Challenges I entered....
A Gem Of A Challenge - #187 Add A Butterfly
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #237 Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - #464 Lace or Frills

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bible Journaling For The Creative Soul - The Beginning

Today is my first post in an ongoing series for Bible Journaling that I have decided to call "Bible Journaling For The Creative Soul".  Since it is my first post (and video), I thought the best place to start is Genesis.  It turned out be a more perfect place to start than I originally thought because chapter one is all about CREATION....God's creativity that He passed on to us when He created man in His own image.

To watch my video please CLICK HERE 

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

The PUFF Technique...aka Selective Embossing

If you are looking for an easy way to add dimension to your papercrafting projects I think you will love this.  You can chose what you want raised / embossed on your image or printed paper and cardstock giving it unexpected dimension, like I did on the card I made for the SBC Valentine Hop.

To watch the tutorial on how to do this technique just

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Never Stop Dreaming

I love MHK Designs and today on the MHK Designs Blog Mynn posted this FREEBIE panel to use (there are rules).  It is so beautiful I couldn't wait to make a card with it and enter it in the MHK Designs Challenge!!!

Without altering the color of the feathers, I wanted to make them stand out so I used Twinkling H2O watercolors (in the same colors as the feathers) and painted over each feather to give them a shimmer.  Then I lightly chalked the white background with blue to give the appearance of sky.

I used a Close To My Heart Shimmer Brush to add subtle sparkle to the sentiment banner, then I add a few sequins and tied Close To My Heart gold & white twine around it for added interest.


Now for some challenges....
MHK Designs - February Challenge
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #235 Anything Goes

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