6/30/15

It's Graduation Day!

It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms and since June is graduation month, I'd love to see your graduation cards.

I used my Cricut Expression to create the card, then stamped (celebrate) repeatedly across the bottom portion of the card.


(Celebrate) is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set, a wonderful set of  10 greetings that can be used for non birthday cards too.




Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs: 


Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

6/26/15

Knick Knack Holder

Hi everyone, today is my day for posting on the So Suzy blog. 



 
I've used the So Suzy Wish stamp, stamping it with ColorBox Crafter's Ink in Snow and then embossing it.  I love how it stands out on the black background.  One word sometimes makes the perfect statement!

 
I painted the metal with Amethyst Iridescents from Earth Safe Finishes.  Then I added a touch of color to the flowers.  I can now use this to hold jewelry or silk scarves or little things I want to keep in plain site.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

6/22/15

Plan a Spa Day

Hi everyone.  It's time to pamper yourself or perhaps some friends.  Nothing says pampering more than a SPA day!  But sometimes you just can't get away, so why not plan a SPA day for yourself.  Or perhaps plan one for someone who needs a little TLC. 

Bath beads or bath salts are a perfect way to enjoy some quiet time relaxing in the tub.  You can buy a bottle of bath beads or bath salts or you can make up your own assortment of bath beads or bath salts in assorted colors and styles.


 
 
I die cut the letters using my Cricut to cut vinyl.  I then placed the jar in etchall dip 'n etch for 15 minutes.  When I removed the letters and rinsed the jar, you can see the negative space within the frosted glass jar.
 
 


I then decorated the jar with ribbon above the lettering as well as around the neck of the jar to made it really feminine and pretty.  Then I tied on a little metal scoop and placed a cork stopper in the top.


I think this would be a great idea for aromatherapy too.

 

 
Do you know someone who needs some TLC?  Perhaps a new Mom or someone who has been ill.  I think this would totally cheer them up.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 

6/20/15

If I had wings........

Hi everyone, I've been playing with some wonderful products from Earth Safe Finishes.

As you can see from the oval area around the sentiment, this frame was originally purple - not a color I really wanted for this project. 
 

 
To begin, I painted Pearl Iridescents on the frame.



While still wet, I painted on Pearl Iridescents Powder in Sky. The paint acted as the adhesive.  The frame has now changed to from purple blue - a much better color. Once dry, excess powder easily brushed away.

 
The sentiment was stamped and cut to fit inside the frame.
 
 



So next time you are looking to change a color, pull out the Iridescents and see what you can create.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 


6/19/15

Beach themed card with Makin's Clay

Hi everyone, it's finally summer.  After the long cold winter we've had, it's awesome to feel the sun on my face.

I created lots of fun seashells using Makin's Clay clay and tools.  Earlier this month I created a canvas for the Makin's Clay blog and, since I had lots of left over elements, I decided to use them to create a card.



I found this watery paper in my stash and decided to use it as my card base.  I used gesso to add mesh to the left side of my card and added the Makin's Clay shells on top.  The sentiment is from Rubber Dance Art Stamps and was perfect to use for this beach themed card.
 
 

Since I knew the card would need to be hand delivered because of the dimension, I also created a coordinating envelope.  Using Rubber Dance Art Stamps, I randomly stamped around the envelope and added an address panel in the center.  I again added mesh to the left corner with gesso and placed a fish and several more shells on top. 

 
Perfect for hand delivering to the recipient. 

 
What will you create with Makin's Clay today?
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

6/18/15

Upcycled Vase

Hi everyone, today I'm excited to show you my newest project using products from Earth Safe Finishes.  They are the maker of some amazing products and I am thrilled to be working some of them.

Check out this upcycled vase I created.  Would you believe that it began as a glass vase - I was totally able to transform it using Chalk It Up paints and Crackle.


Please stop by the blog to see how I've transformed this glass vase into a fabulous project and see all the wonderful projects created by the team!
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

6/16/15

Hello, friend

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge  at Cornish Heritage Farms and we'd love to see your cards with cats!!!



I've used the 3 Christmas Kittens Digital Image.  Aren't they sweet?  Using Copic Markers, I colored the middle one just a little bit darker than the other two for contrast.



The background was embossed and lightly inked before the image was fussy cut and added to the card.  The sentiment is from the Friends Expression stamp set.



Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs: 


 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

6/12/15

Wishing Well

Hi everyone, have you seen the stamps from So Suzy stamps yet?  Check out the store.

Today, I created a different shaped card using Spellbinders dies.  The Wishing Well was stamped and then the layer was die cut to fit the card.  I lightly colored portions of the wishing well with Copic Markers, then added FlowerSoft to finish the design.



Another layer was die cut for the interior of the card and a simple sentiment was stamped inside.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

6/10/15

Confidence is Sexy

I have a new post on the Art Anthology blog today.  This month's post is all about quotes and what effect they have on you/us.



The stamps I used from So Suzy Stamps were perfect for this project.  Confidence is empowering isn't it?

Stop by the blog for all the details on how I created this journal.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

6/8/15

Paulie's Adventures

Paulie loves to be free.  He loves to be off leash and we take him as often as possible to a nature preserve near us.  There he is free to be a dog and chase everything he sees.

I created an 8" x 8" layout using one photo and assorted papers from Graphic 45 plus inks from Clearsnap.



On the columnar paper, I used the Wordsworth Rollagraph Wheel with Dark Cashmere Decades Ink.  On the dotted paper I used Venetian Lace Decades Ink.

 
All the papers were matted and assembled on the black panel.  Staples were used to add a grunge effect as well as some dimension. 

 
 
The letters were die cut and inked with Venetian Lace, then added to the panel.  A butterfly was stamped with Dark Cashmere Ink and further inked with Venetian Lace and Triumphant Red.



A Unity stamp was inked with Antique Moss and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was torn and matted and then stapled to the layout.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph