Monday, November 7, 2022

Winter Wishes

 So, since I was working on my blog I decided to take a look at the current challenges over at the Simon Says Stamp blog.  The Monday challenge is Christmas.  This afternoon I finished a new winter background piece with the Tim Holtz Holiday Mica sprays and I decided to put together a card with it.  

I started with the Simon Says stamp Filigree Snowflakes embossing folder and blended some Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Mermaid Lagoon distress inks on it and then sprayed it with Mica sprays (Shiny Bauble, Snow Flurries & Winter Frost).  It is hard to capture in pictures just what it looks like.  I took a picture of the background piece before I put the card together and it looks completely different than it does in the picture of the finished card.

The lighting & angle was different for this picture.  I really wanted this background piece to be the focal point of the card so I decided to just use a die-cut greeting and some rhinestones to finish it off.  The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words: Script set.  I cut it from white card stock and used the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen to give it some sparkle.  Some blue rhinestones and a couple of pearls add a little more sparkle.

Here is a pic of my new crafting assistants! Gus & Rella!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Welcome Back!

 Well now, it's been a minute since I have updated my blog...or several!!!  😂

Where to begin....the last few years have been challenging to say the least.  So much has happened and I just haven't had the time to sit down and edit and post on my blog like I have wanted to.  I know the last few years have probably been crazy in so many ways for so many people.  There have been lots ups and downs.  Things finally seem to be getting a little settled for me so I decided to start updating my blog again.  Hopefully this goes a little better this time.  I will update my blog with new projects that I am currently working on as well as some stuff I have made over the last few years. These are projects that I may have posted on my facebook page or my instagram or I was totally lazy and didn't post anywhere.  

As usual since I haven't had as much time for crafting, I have been doing lots of shopping for items.   I will post some the items that I have picked up over the last few years in future posts.  I also have a brand new studio space and as soon as I get it finished, I will post some pics. 

For now, here is a Christmas card that I made last year and I plan on making it again this year.  This one is a tone on tone and I used a lot of white shimmer water color for it.  

I painted a piece of water color paper with the White Gold #906 water color paint from  Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.  I basically used this color to paint everything on this card. I then embossed the background piece using the Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D embossing folder & the Deer Trio die cut is also from Memory box.  I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words: Script for the greeting.  The greeting was cut out multiple times and stacked to make it stand out from the background.  Painted everything with the same paint a few coats to make it really shine (hard to tell in pictures).  I edged the deer piece with a tiny bit of metallic silver ink and then used foam tape to adhere to card.  Added some details with Nuvo Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen and some clear rhinestones.  

I am really happy with how this turned out and will definitely be making this one again.  

Well I guess that's it for this post.  I have lots of items to post so I should be back tomorrow with more.  

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting everyone!