Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sketch Time

The new sketch for the month is posted at Turtle Soup. I hope you use the sketch and join in the fun at Turtle Soup.

This is my take on the sketch:

Friday, April 22, 2016

Purple is the color for the day

It is my turn to share a card project for the Chattering Robin's blog and I hope you go check out the tutorial on the blog so you can make one of these fun cards as well.

I haven't decided how I am going to use it, might be birthday or wedding shower or just missing you card, so I didn't add a sentiment.

This is the card laying flat

this is what it looks like standing up

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Altered Box

Now that the person has received their altered box I can show you what I made. I had so much fun making this and used toilet paper tubes for the top and sides and used embossing folders for the texture.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Some recent layouts

I have been doing challenges at Turtle Soup and Kitchen Keepsake and thought I would share some of the wonderful challenges they have.

If you are looking for some challenges please join us at Turtle Soup and get your challenge on.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Blog Hop

I sure am hoping spring will be here any day, I am ready for sunshine, flowers and the smell of spring.

Welcome to our Spring Blog Hop at Turtle Soup.

Hi everyone….. welcome to the Turtle Soup Spring themed Blog Hop. Hope you enjoy everyone’s inspirational and creative projects. Here is the full list in case you loose your way. Enjoy and off you go hopping…….. thanks

1. Sara - http://turtlesoupmagazine.blogspot.com/
2. Bev- http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/
3. Deb P- http://tassiedeb.blogspot.com.au/
4 Louise B- http://madeatnumber27.blogspot.com.au/
5. Lisa Moen- http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/
6. Louise T- http://timelesscraftmumma.blogspot.com.au/
7. Chris- http://ole682000.blogspot.com
8. Toni- http://memoriesonpages.blogspot.com/
9. Phillis- http://justfindtimetoscrap.blogspot.com/
10. Colleen- http://scrappingranny-colleen.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE
11. Elisa- http://2crazycrafters.blogspot.com.au/
12. Karen- http://calmcreations.blogspot.com/
13. Joan- http://thegovsplace.blogspot.com/
14. TURTLE SOUP BLOG- http://turtlesoupmagazine.blogspot.com/

I made a wall hanging. I had a canvas that I had used before and decided to reuse it in a different and fun way.

So very easy to create so I hope you will give this a try.

Start with a canvas but this time you are going to use the backside. Make sure you glue down all the canvas so it is stuck really tight.

I started with 2 different shades of blue Gelatos and just scribbed them on.

Next I misted water on and blended the 2 shades together. If you want to add more of either color now is the time to do that.

Now time to do the frame. Make sure you cover the blue that you just finished. I used one of my mats to cover the blue and there should be enough room for you to slide it in under the sides. Next I sprayed 2 different shades of brown and then blended it in with a paper towel, make sure you cover the sides as well.

Now for some fun, I took toilet paper tubes and cut them up and soaked them over night in water. The next morning I put them in the blender along with some of water they were soaking in and about 1 teaspoon of glue and blended very well. Then put it in a strainer and push to get as much water out as you can. I filled my molds with the paper mush and let them set overnight. If they are still a little damp you can put them in the microwave for about 1 minute and they should be dry enough. The great thing about this is you can color them if you want to leave them the brown they come out as. I made the branches using this paper mush and just added a touch of brown ink.

Up close of the branches

I cut out the flowers and words using my Silhouette Cameo, the dots in the flowers are beads that I melted. Finally I added ribbon to the back so this could be hung. The butterfly was made using 3 different kinds of paper and the pink flowers are flowers purchased at the Dollar Tree. Thank you hopping along and please enjoy the rest of the hop.

Elisa is next

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It's never too late to create beautiful Easter eggs

I had so much fun making these eggs and getting messy in the process. I am using these eggs as my entry for a Design Team member for ColourArte Paint Studio. If you are not familiar with ColourArte products, please check out their store.

I purchased these black eggs last year after Easter and will be looking for more this year. If you don't have black eggs you could paint them black or be creative and use white or brown eggs and create your own beautiful eggs.

Next I picked out the colors I wanted on my eggs and I put them on a paper plate and numbered the colors so I kept them in the order I wanted them.

Now comes the fun part. I used different sponges for each color that way keeping each color pure. You can buy these sponges at the $1.00 store for a whole package of them.

I started with the darkest blue and just dabbed it on the egg, all over.

After that blue is dry then I used medium blue, going lightly over the dark blue.

Wait for the medium blue to dry and then add the light blue, again just drabbing the color on, don't try to cover the other 2 blues.

After all the blues are dry start adding the next colors, I picked pink for my next color.

Now add the purple

Next just a touch of gold paint, dabbing very lightly. For the last coat of paint very, very lightly go over with some black paint, please very lightly or you will cover up all the work you have done.

To finish it off, I used a toothbrush that I stuck in the white paint and splattered it on the eggs.

I hope you give this a try and have fun creating. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to your comments.