I am WAY excited for this little album! Everyone loves Pinterest, and everyone seems to be inspired by it. I thought I would put my favorite ‘pins’ in an album, something I can have on my desk, right at my finger tips. Here’s a before and after…
I started by covering the word “LOVE” and the base, with washi tape. I did that because I wanted to paint them both. I mixed some Yes Paste with Mica Powders from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. I used a plastic card to paint the paste onto the base and I set it aside to dry for 24 hours. After the word was wrapped, I took Delphinium Turquoise and dripped it onto the word. I started at the top, and dropped some along the edges of each letter. I didn’t want to make a mess, but, I did want some areas to be darker, dripping the color on, instead of spraying it on, allowed me more control.
Once the cover and the base were done, I went to work on the tabs. I have these really awesome stamps from KI Memories called Verbology. They are no longer available in store, but, I’ve managed to find some on Ebay. I have several different sets of those stamps, and they were perfect for the tabs. I picked five different categories that I was most likely to use; Color, Design, Sew, Give and Party. I’ve stamped the words onto acrylic with Staz-On.
Printing the images was a little tedious, but, I was committed! I took a screen shot with my cell phone, then I loaded the photos into Diptic and created a collage consisting of four images. From the app, I emailed the collage to myself, then opened them up in Photoshop. I arranged enough photos onto one 8.5″X11″ page so that it was covered. There were approximately 30 photos on each printed page. I used Yes Paste to adhere the photos to the chipboard, I also used it as a sealant after I was finished applying photos.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Pinspiration Album! Please feel free to pin anything that has inpired you, and if you create your own Pinspiration Album, I’d love to see it!
We had a party on Valentine’s Day for my kids and 30 of their closest friends, who knew we knew so many people! I wanted to make some cute stuff, and decorate in a child friendly kind of way. Of course I turned to Pinterest! The first thing I found was this adorable “kissing booth”. Though, with young kids, I didn’t want to make a kissing booth, so we turned it into a kisses booth, where kids could get Hershey Kisses! You can see my Valentine’s Day pinterest board HERE.
I also whipped up some felt shaped hearts and blogged about it over at Lindy’s Stamp Gang. You can see more about the hearts HERE.
I hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day!
Welcome to the Clear Scraps new release blog hop!
When Clear Scraps introduced Mascils, I was elated! I am getting ready for CHA and wanted a bag for my iPad. Something small that would carry my iPad, some business cards, and my cell phone. So I went to work… I whipped up this cute little bag using white canvas.
The bag is deep, so I used fleece to line the inside bottom of the bag. That will help protect the iPad. Then on the top, I lined it with a decorative cotton. I added a magnetic closure at the top, so it snaps shut.
I created a video to show you a variety of ways to use the mascils. It’s rather long, but there are about five different techniques. So it’s worth the watch!
Leave a comment for your chance to win a wonderful prize from Clear Scraps. When you’re done, hop on over to KC!
Good Friday morning to you! Can’t believe Thanksgiving is already over! The drive, the preparation, getting to spend time with friends and family. It was all so worth it! And here we are. Black Friday! Be sure to check out the giveaway by my dear friend, Rebecca of i am cared for. She’s giving away a pair of gloves, and with this cold Michigan weather, they sure came in handy for the kids and I! (She can make smaller sizes for children, isn’t that fun!)
Now it’s time for the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop! This is a pre-post as we we’ve been on vacation all week. Please excuse any glitches, they won’t be fixed until we return Monday.
I used Autumn Leaves Ponderosa Pine Olive Starburst Stain on the flower.
The stains are from Lindy’s Stamp Gang.
(PS: Lindy’s is having a HUGE sale for Black Friday!)
I used Ramblin’ Rose Pink Starburst Stain for this flower.
Check out my giveaway, below. Or, click HERE to be taken right to it!
Back to my regularly scheduled blogging. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Tiffany Doodles blog hop this weekend! We had so much fun!
Remember, I’ll be blogging a lot more, and instead of unsubscribing from my blog, consider changing your settings. If you need help with changing your settings, please check out the video I posted a few days ago: HERE.
This week at Totally Stampalicious the challenge is: ANYTHING GOES!
If they receive 100+ entries, Stampalicious will give away a big prize!
Totally Stampalicious: Bubble Bath Scarlette.
Copics: BG000, E000, E00, E93, R20, E40, E44, E47, N0, N2.
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Pretty In Pink Pink Spray.
Paper: Authentique Uncommon
I’m really excited for today!! I made my first canvas (that I like)!!
I used a lot of products, so I’m going to try really hard to link to everything I used.
The flowers were made using grunge paper. Cut with a Tim Holtz die, and covered with book pages. I painted them with the stains (which will be listed/linked below) and added a button to the centers.
First, I covered the white canvas with book pages using PPA matte. I adhered paper flowers and circles with intentions to paint over them, adding texture.
I used Maya Road’s sheer Luxe Stoney Island alphas.
I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang materials to paint the canvas… here’s a list of the products I used and the colors.
Bells of Ireland
Stellar Yellow Red
I used Crystal Lacquer to adhere the sheer alphas. I didn’t like that you could barely see them, (don’t ask… sheer, and I expected to SEE them, I don’t know!!) so I added some Gesso to the tops of them and wiped the paint off the letters. Then I started looking at it, and didn’t like it at all, so I pulled the letters up (while the adhesive was still wet!) and LOVED that, so much more!! So I basically used the alphas as a stencil.
I used USAQ’s 101 Craze and Crackle Paste.
And reinkers from Papertrey Ink:
To use the reinkers, I mixed them with a little water and used my brayer to roll it onto the canvas. When painting the canvas I worked from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. With my darkest color in the bottom, and my lightest color towards the top.
I mixed the Starburst Stain and the Chartreuse reinker and splattered it on in certain areas. The green really helped to break it up a little bit.
I typed out the words on the computer, printed them, and inked them up with some Antique Linen Distress Ink. Outlined them, and used some Crystal Lacquer to adhere them to the canvas. Then… I squeezed my WHOLE bottle of Crystal Lacquer onto my canvas… I used my brayer to roll it all around, and cover a majority of it. I really wanted this to have a glossy finish, and I totally got it!! And I love it!!
I’m so excited to be participating in the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Bunny Hop!! Our theme for this hop is Easter, and what better than this sweet little girl (Easter Emma) that reminds me of my daughter? I went a little crazy coloring this image…
Basket: Glory of the Seas Gold (stain)
Purple Egg: Sweet Violet Purple Teal (stain)
Green Egg: Bells of Ireland Green (stain)
Blue Egg: Delphinium Turquoise (stain)
Shoes and Apron: French Lilac (stain)
Dress: Azure Sea Asters (spray)
Hair: Cattail Copper Brown (color shot)
Grass: Lucky Shamrock Green (stain)
- Pattern paper: Bella Blvd Sweet Celebrations Party Hearty
- Copic paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Check out what the rest of the Design Team is doing!
Powered by Linky Tools
Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…