Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Bling-A-Ling Blog Hop!


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Spring Bling-A-Ling Blog Hop!

Please start at the beginning with our host Suzanne! 

Here is the line up so that you may check out ALL the wonderful projects!
5 Janet http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/<---------YOU CAME FROM HERE!
7 Julie www.thecricutchirp.com <----------- GO HERE NEXT!
9 Robin http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/



Spring has been a little delayed here, but I've been busy crafting hoping Spring will arrive any day now. My first project is some Project Life filler cards. I honestly do not do Project Life, but I am participating in a swap with another group who does. I decided I could use the filler cards anyway with my SMASH folios.
The paper comes from Close to My Heart from the Buzz and Bumble paper pack. The hexagons and the sentiment come from Close to My Heart as well. The bee is a small Recollections stamp from Michael's. I used Tim Holtz distress inks (walnut stain, rusty hinge, antique linen) to stamp. There is also a little "shimmer" on the hexagons but it is hard to see in the photos.

Here they are:

I made quite a few of these and I will be giving away two sets of these filler cards to two followers. In order to receive a set of these cards, you have to:
A) Become a follower of my blog AND B) Leave a comment saying that you are following. 

Please leave your email in the comments as well so that I may contact you if you are a winner. A winner 
will be chosen on Wednesday, April 10th after 8PM 
EST using random generator.


I've also been getting into mixed media art. My last two blog posts have been projects using mixed media. Although it is not "Spring" related, I love the way this project turned out!
  







 This is a 12 x 12 canvas that I purchased from 
Michael's. I painted the canvas with acrylic paints. I used a variety of rubber stamps (Hero Arts, Inkadinkadoo) to stamp on the canvas. I used two wooden time pieces to use as centers for the watch. The gears were cut from the Artiste cartridge at 2 1/4 inches and 3 inches using heavy chipboard. I used Pewter distress stain to give the gears a polished look. I didn't make it even because I wanted the gears to have the look of having been used. I also used my newsprint rubber stamp and used distress ink to give the gears some dimension. The steam punk tags come from Graphic45. I used some lace and some musical notes washi tape as well. The keys are from Michael's and have a little bling in the handle of the keys. I hope that you have enjoyed your visit and that you have been inspired to create!

Don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs in this hop to win this fabulous prize being sponsored by our host Suzanne.







PLEASE GO TO JULIE NEXT!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dream


Hi everyone!!! 

I am on Spring Break this week and I have been busy crafting. Here is another canvas that I altered...I absolutely love it!!!





The letters are chipboard letters I have had in my stash for a couple years and couldn't find a project for them. Today I found a use for them! 

I absolutely love the colors (of course because it is Spring colors)! The background paper comes from the Chantilly paper pack from Close to My Heart. I used distress ink around the edges of the letters and the birds. Everything else came from stuff I had in my stash. The flowers were cut out at 7 1/2 inches using the Art Philosophy cartridge using white card stock. I sponge painted the flowers on both sides and used a background stamp on both before rolling and securing them. 


I worked on this for a few hours before completing it. It has been very therapeutic for me! I'm already planning my next canvas to work on!

Thanks for stopping by!!! ♥