Monday, September 18, 2017

Art Bringing us Together

I have a special project today over at CanvasCorpBrands.

Here is a sneak peak

Would love for you to stop there and leave me a comment!

If you are unfamiliar with Canvas Corp, be sure to stop by the store! This is where you can stock up on Tattered Angels mists and paints, Architextures, wonderful papers and canvas supplies!

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Autumn

It feels like summer but autumn is on the way!

Another mixed media canvas - papers, paints, stamps, stencils and more!



Adding this to PaintPartyFriday!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Grateful

I am always grateful to win a prize. Here is a thank you going out this week for some watercolors I won.

Still learning how to paint with watercolors.

Adding this to Simonssays Clean and Simple challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Scarecrows, Corn rows

Fall is approaching. I have seen leaves starting to turn and temps have been cooling. TIme to change the decorations!

This fall canvas began with a layer of various pattern papers. This is a great way to use up 6 x 6 sheets.  I added paints, inks, stamps, stencils and painted a fun pumpkin. Finished with this lovely quote.

Mod Podge is perfect for each layer and the final layer protects this from fading, dust and the elements.

Thank you for visiting and sharing this glimpse of fall with me!


Adding this to SimonSays Wednesday Challenge - Stamp it.

Dislosure - Products were provided by Oriental Trading but the opinions are my own.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Art in the Park


This weekend is Art in the Park. This show/sale is sponsored by our art group and I am getting my canvases ready!

I tried a different color fall theme. Loving the blue/red.






Adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge to stamp it.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday as well.

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. I appreciate the time you take to leave them.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Wonderful Announcement

I don't know if you saw on Facebook but I am continuing on as a Design Team Member for Helmar Adhesives. I hope you check out the post here -


Helmar


Helmar has professional quality adhesives for your every need!

Check out their website here - Helmar.

A few of my favorites are

HELMAR 450 Quick Dry Adhesive 4.23 fl.ozHELMAR Crystal Kote Gloss Spray 14.11 oz.HELMAR Acid Free Glue 4.23 fl.oz.

Stay tune for projects focusing on these wonderful adhesives!

Friday, September 1, 2017

So busy!

Returned home from two weeks with our 5 month old granddaughter! She is just so precious! Trying to crawl, making the best faces, and on the go constantly.


We are getting ready to head to the cottage for the long weekend. I have time to share this art journal page I made. This is for a Canvas Corp Brand traveling art journal. I misted tissue paper and stamped flower images. I cut them out and adhered them to add more dimension. Love the finished look.





Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your kind words. 

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday

Sunday, August 27, 2017

ATC

ATC's are artist trading cards these small but mighty cards can be done in any style or format. This one is a watercolor Floral.  It is 2.5 x 3.5

Adding this to Simonsays  Monday challenge -http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/adding this to PaintpartyFrid
Adding this to piant party Friday - http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.Thank
 you for visiting and for your kind words. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Letters to Lauren

I have a four month old granddaughter. Even though she lives in Phoenix and I live in Michigan, I have been traveling to see her almost every month. She is growing so quickly! Thank goodness for facetime when we are not there.

I had seen a story on line where a grandfather kept a journal for his granddaughter. I thought that was an amazing idea so I started Letters to Lauren. After each visit, I  write her a letter. I share how much she has grown, what she has learned, what we did and more. I wanted some place special to keep these letters so I decorated a plain pencil box.









I had the perfect papers to use - Mix and Match Sugar and Spice Pad from CanvasCorpBrands 

Mix & Match Pad - Sugar & Spice

First I gave the box two coats of paint. I also added a thin coat of Vanilla over the Pink.


I started building the layers on the top, beginning with the  Baby Girl Quotes and a banner from the It's a Girl Sampler 


Baby Girl Quotes on Ivory PaperBaby Girl: It's A Girl Sampler on Ivory Paper

Ribbon added texture and I cut out her initials from the Pink and Ivory Baby Girl Alpha
 and backed it with black corrugated paper

Baby Girl: Pink & Ivory Baby Girl Alpha Paper

To finish it, I created a cluster around one of the quotes in the paper pad

I could not leave the inside plain. I again used the quote paper, ribbon and another quote.  Pink Polka Dot paper finishes the inside.



I included a tag which is titled "What I Want For You" which sums up my feelings perfectly. 

I have three letters in here so far and will be adding another at the end of August.

I am not including a photo of my adorable granddaughter because I am honoring my daughter's wishes not to post any baby photos on line. You will just have to believe me when I say she is the cutest!

I you have enjoyed this special project! I cannot wait to give it to Lauren when she is older!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Keeping Cool

Our air conditioner broke last night, so I am trying to keep cool but doing winter crafts! Not sure it is working:)

I saw a challenge over at Mixed Up Blog


The challenge was to create a mixed media project  using cork. I remembered I had a 4 x 4 inch piece of cork in my stash. So I grabbed it and made a snowman ornament.


I used texture paste for his face. His hat is made from sheet music. I stenciled his nose and mouth using punchinella. I added embossing and stamping to the background which has a faint layer of gelatos. 

Thanks for such a fun challenge!
Thank you for visiting and your kind words!