Sunday, January 8, 2017

oldie but goodie

This is an old stamp, I mean like 10-15 years old. Its one of the first Stampin Up! stamps I purchased. I love it today as much as I did then. I double stamped it to give a shadow effect. It was a set of three different ferns.  Here is Delware we have an unusual snowfall that is sticking around for a few days, the perfect time to craft! So, after a little bit of shoveling, I'll be creating something.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Handmade birthday card

This card combines some of my favorites - butterflies, grunge and bokeh. Bokeh is that fuzzy out of focus lights in photographs. This stamp is an retired Stampin Up set that I think it is called Winged Beauty, but don't quote me on that. Its one of the first stamp sets I ever bought and I love today as much as when i first bought it.  I found a tutorial at SplitCoastStampers that shows this with a butterfly added on top of the stamped butterfly. I din't add the butterfly cut out on my card.

I used Distress Vintage Photo for the butterfly and then painted it with a wet paint brush to grunge it up a bit. Then I added blue around the body. The dots / bokeh are differnt blue markers and inks. I am pleased how it turned out. I made several more, in blues and pinks. I also glittered up some of the buttflies and added crystals to others. I needed one birthday card and I ended up making seven cards, as I was having fun experimenting with different looks.  Happy crafting!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Village



I started this village  three years ago and have added to it each year. This year I made the new die series from Tim Holtz and really love them. I plan on making more. Each house has a fake tea light inside it and so they glow in the evening and I added fairy lights around them. It looks magical! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

First glitter house complete. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Glitter House

I have always loved glitter houses and churches. I used the Tim Holtz village BigZ die for this house.  He always seems to be so on trend.  I used chip board for this one and painted it with acrylic paints. I am making another one now out of paper. I plan on putting battery tea lights in them and adding them to my Christmas decorations I made last year. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Finally all moved in and starting to craft again

It's been a long time since I posted. Between packing, moving, closing, unpacking and nesting, I just didn't have time.  Now my new studio is set up finally. So I started crafting and it feels great! I am thinking about Christmas gifts. I am making those pretty little glitter putz houses.

Glitter house, no glitter yet
I used the Tim Holtz  BigZ die for the house and cut it out of chipboard. It's pretty sturdy. I'll try cardstock next and see which i like better. I used dimensional paint on the roof and chimney for texture. I'll post again when I add the glitter.  

I ordered the add on dies to make the other houses and such....waiting patiently (read, not really) for those to arrive!  I want to make a whole village. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Getting ready to move....no art making

Moving is a full time job!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Every ending is a new beginning to something else.

"Beginnings"
5x7 collage
Using Anne Bagby's technique of making 'complicated' papers, I made this collage for a new book I am creating.  It feels so good to be playing with paper again. After my husband died very 
unexpectedly, I felt like I would NEVER create again. Slowly, the Muse has returned and I am, once again, creating. This collage is about my life after his death. New Beginnings. I am just now, after almost 2 years thinking of the future and what is NEXT...