Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gelli Plate Fun

Just finished Carolyn Dube's One Pull Wonder Class!

I had so much fun learning all the things I could do with my Gelli Plate. This fun effect was created with corn tops and corks with acrylic paint! Such a fun result.

Supplies - Gelli Plate, Deco Art Paint

Friday, October 17, 2014


I am becoming quite the artist! hahahaha. Yes - me.

I am taking Radiant Faces - a class taught by nine different inspiring teachers and it is all about faces! For me this a huge challenge! I am not an artist and can't draw anything BUT I am trying and learning!

I am going to share a few of the first lessons.
Lesson one was from Jane Davenport and was about Nymphs. As you can see I need much more work to accomplish these!

Lesson 2 was by Tamara Laporte and was about your inner girl. My sister wanted me to make her into a halloween girl so I did.

 Lesson 3 was a She Art girl from Christy Tomlinson.

So, I cannot wait to see what else I will create!

Supplies- Deco Art paints and  Decopauge.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Krylon Mystery Box

I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive a KRYLON MYSTERY BOX! In it were 2 cans of Short Cuts Craft paint, 2 large white fabric squares, bulap, buttons and a wood crate from Walnut Hollow. I had never tried these paints before but found them fun and easy to use! They worked well on the fabric, the wood and the burlap!

I decided to use the fabric to make a pillow. I grabbed some oak leaf branches from our tree to use as a stencil. I first sprayed the fabric brown then used the blue over the leaves. I also made a border on the burlap. Here it is all put together. What a fun project!

I decided to turn the crate into a paintbrush holder for my desk. I sprayed it brown and then drilled holes to hold the brushes. I used a stencil with the blue paint for a design and even sprayed some chipboard alphabets.

I will buy more of these paints! They are wonderful to have for crafts!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Halloween

It was time for a new canvas for the front hallway. Since it is October I thought a Halloween one would be perfect! And this is perfect for PCC Monday's inspiration.

Unfortunately my computer is down and I am limited to my IPad so I cannot do links and things- have not mastered that yet.
I actually painted the pumpkin on kleenex which I then adhered to the canvas. Stencil the ravens and quote. 

Products used: 

Deco Arts Paint and Decou Page,  Faber Castell Big Brush Pen Faber Castell Gelatos,  Red Lead Stencil. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Clearprint Cross Country Journal

Through a friend I heard about the Clearprint Cross Country Journal project. If you go here you can see all the journals making their way Cross Country. This journal has vellum pages and I wanted to come up with an idea to use both the front and the back of the page. I decided to do a mixed media type of project. I painted the sky on the back page and made the stars on the front but each shows through to the other side.

I used a variety of products including Deco Art Americana Paints, Deco Art Modeling Paste, Magicals by Lindysstamp gang. 

This was a fun challenge for me. At first I was intimidated by the art in the book but am happy with this piece which is very me. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card making Day

Today, October 4th, is World Card Making Day. I made this thank you card.
The leaf and sentiment are painted on vellum. 

Found my inspiration at the MyscrapsandmoreSketches
 Blog Hop

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday Inspiration

I am finishing up last year's Christmas album. This  squares at this week's inspiration at PCC called to me. 

I cut squares from pattern papers and used them to frame my photo. 

I am happy ot say that I think I have finally finished this album! Thanks PCC for the inspiration!

Monday, September 29, 2014

In the City

This week's art journal prompt for Journal 52 is in the City. I worked in my old book first making a sky background then layered washi tapes for my buildings.. I outlined and added windows and radio towers. Was just quick and fun.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Love Gives Us!

Playing with ScrapAroundtheWorld mood board

Still working on my Christmas album from last year. This was Christmas eve dinner. Had Jen and rob and Jen's fiance and Rob's girlfriend there too.


The best time is when they are all here!

Monday, September 22, 2014


I lvoe using sketches and while this may not look like the sketch that is where I started! Love this one from Stuck

Here is my layout. I rotated the sketch to work with my photos.