Sunday, March 31, 2013

Carpe Diem - Sieze the Day ♥

Hello Everyone!!!

Since I am officially on Spring Break, I sat in my craft room for a couple hours to craft my little heart out! I've been in sort of a funk because of so many things going on, but I snapped out of that blue funk and decided I wanted to alter another canvas.

One of my favorite quotes is Carpe Diem which is Latin for seize the day or seize the moment (depending on whom you ask). I first heard this watching Robin Williams in the movie Dead Poets Society and I have never forgotten it. I wanted to do something incorporating that quote and decided altering a canvas would be ideal.

I started out with a blank 8 x 10 canvas like the one pictured below.

I tore different types of paper and adhered them to the canvas using mod podge. 

 I used turquoise acrylic paint and painted around the edges.

Next, I used Tim Holtz distress ink (Walnut Stain) and went around the edges. I also spritzed some Glimmer Mist (Caribbean Blue) on the background collage.

I added a doily to the corner that was spritzed with Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist. I also used some Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist  and Santa Baby Glimmer Mist on the background.

I added some paper from KandCompany. I used a little Broken China distress ink on the sheet and distress the edges with Walnut Stain. I spritzed some bubble wrap with Sugar Maple and stamped in various sections of canvas. I took two wooden butterflies and painted them with the acrylic paint. I added some rhinestones and added some drips of glimmer mist. 

Here is the final project! I added some flowers I spritzed and some other embellishments. I think this turned out really beautiful and I'm very happy with it!!!!

I am totally looking forward to altering another canvas!

I hope you like my project and thank you for stopping by!!! ♥

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Frame of Mind ♥

Hello everyone!!!!

Well, there's been a lot going on! But with all that, I am still trying to find time to craft. Crafting is definitely helping me to stay relaxed and I'm always looking to learn new techniques or improve my skills. 

I had a canvas (two actually, lol) that I purchased a year ago and didn't know what to do with it. It's been cold and snowy and I thought to myself, "Why don't I create something that feels like spring?" Well I sat down and thought for a moment. Here is what I decided to create! 

I REALLY like the way this turned out! This Tilda stamp is one that I really like and wanted to incorporate it into this project somehow. For her hair, I used E25, E27 and E29. For her dress and socks I used RV000, RV00 and RV10. I also used RV09 in the socks. The paper comes from Close to My Heart - the Chantilly paper pack. The colors are adorable and really invokes the colors of Spring. I used my Xyron Creative Station on the Tilda, the doily she is standing on, and the ribbon in the background. The doily was made using We R Memory Keepers mini 8 punch. 

I hope that you like my creation!!! I'll be back soon with another project and another giveaway!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

And the WINNER is...

Thanks everyone for stopping by my blog! Now for the winner of the altered box and scrappy goodness!

And the winner is...Dorothy Beam!!!!!

Thank you Dorothy and everyone else who participated! Dorothy please contact me with your shipping address so I can mail your goodies to you! 

Stop by again in the next couple of days for another chance to win some scrap happy goodness! ♥