Sunday, July 26, 2020

Purple is my new love

Why am I so obsessed with purple of late? I just can't seem to get enough of this color. For years it was blue. Now it seems to be purple. 

Anyway- this card was made with a kit I bought from Indigo Blu. It is a magazine full of ideas and has stamps, a bee die, a stencil and an embossing folder. The magazine also had a ton of paper to cut out of the magazine. All in blues and purples with yellows thrown in- very nice and a great deal for the money!  I used two the their stamps in this card. The wonderful butterfly/pencil and the word CREATE. The image behind the butterfly/pencil is a crockery label I grunged up and the flourish is from Crafters Companion, another company I love.  The background paper is this beautiful paper from 49th and Market called Vintage Artistry.  I stamped the CREATE onto washi tape. I also used purple glittler on the butterfly/pencil but the camera doesn't pick it up. The flourish is  glittered and embossed with a purple and a white embossing powder.  I am pleased with the over look.

I love pulling different items together to create a design. That's part of the reason I love making cards- the designing of them intrigues me.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Old becomes new again

This fern stamp is 20 years old. One of the first stamps I purchased from Stampin' Up and I still love it. I double stamped it, first in chalk green and then gold, off set a little.

Then I used a brand new frame and compass stamp from SU. Then added background and a little grunge. Cause I always need some grunge.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Rusty and Crusty

Yummy rusty and crusty embellishments. I love making these. All are paper. I use multiple mixed media goodness to make them. Embossing powders, paint, inks, waxes...and anything that give that aged and old look.  
I made chipboard flourishes on my Cricut. The butterflies are Tim Holtz die set. Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Addictive ATC coins

Back to mixed media- oh how I've missed you!  And I didn't even realize it until I started playing again.  These little coins are great to make. They are about 2.5 inches across.   This one started with  sheet music then added a paper napkin over it. All collage with matte medium. I added glitter to the die cut swirl- too bad you cant really see it in the photo.  To finish, I added clear dew drops.  Cant wait to make more!

happy crafting! 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Trending: ATC Coins

I've seen a lot of these. ATC COINS....round and about 2.5 across. Up to 3" is acceptable. Anyway...another way to paper craft.  I think I will make a bunch of these. Nice for tucking into a book, junk journal and to use on a card.  I've made ATC's for years now.  I still enjoy making them too.  happy crafting!

Monday, May 4, 2020

pretty envelopes

I used a stamp of flowers and stamped on the edge. I then watercolored the flowers. So pretty!!
I blocked out all names and addresses, that's why it looks odd on the other side.

What an easy and pretty way to make someone smile. I know I would smile if I received mail like this. 

happy crafting!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Making Cards for Spring

It's starting to warm up here at the beach in Delaware. That always gets me thinking about flowers blooming. I made these in the Anna Griffin style- elegant, feminine and pretty.  The dark pieces are gold foil - they print dark- think shiny gold!