Showing posts with label Prima. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prima. Show all posts

Monday, March 13, 2017

"Shine" Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, today I would love to share with you my first Art Journal page. This has been something that I tend to struggle with, so I never even attempted it until now. My biggest issue is getting started, focusing on an idea and finding ways to implement it, not to mention my fear of ruining pages of my mixed media art journals, as these books can be quite costly. Stopping by my local library, I found a section of old books that were selling for a dollar, so I bought several and decided to use one of the books for my practice journal.

I started off by covering several pages with gesso and went from there. I'm still trying to figure out what works best together, between watercolor, inks, sprays, paints an so on. Below I used a bit of everything, soon realizing using the Neocolor water soluble crayon for the hair was not my best idea, but it is what it is...practice, practice and more practice!!! :)

Enjoy...




I covered the pages with a light layer of gesso, some stamping and Art Anthology sprays.

I used Steampendous face stamp "The Look", some stencils and  Dylusions paint.

For shading and highlights, I used various Prima chalk inks and Neocolor crayons.

For definition a Sharpie thin black marker.

Quote... Impression Obsession stamp (E17095) - Shine the unique light that is only yours to shine. 




Have a fun and creative day!!!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mini Art Book

Hi everyone, here today with my first designer post for Mixed Media Warriors challenge, my project is inspired by this month's "Spring" mood board. I created a mini chipboard book that I plan to use for small little works of art. I found this book at Michaels that came with metal rings for the binding, I decided to switch it out with a ball chain instead, it can easily hook and unhook when I need to pull out a page.

Looking forward to playing with it!

Please visit Mixed Media Warriors for more inspiration and hope you feel inspired to join us!


Enjoy...



























 Chipboard pages inside...


Supplies:
Recollections chipboard album
Prima papers "Royal Menagerie" and pink flowers
Sa Crafter's chipboard - bird and green flowers
Petaloo small script flowers
Hobbyshop Sandra - Barok background chipboard
Michaels chipboard sayings
Craft Embellishments -  metal butterfly
Tim Holtz "small talk" stickers and distress tool
Hero Arts small "script" stamp
Wow embossing powder - Earthtone Pepper
Color Box embossing powder - Rootbeer
Lumiere paint - Super Sparkle
Art Anthology Sprays- Siesta Key, Valentine and Timeless
Tattered Angels glimmer mist - Key Lime Pie
brads and misc. teal embellishments
teal ball chain
lace and cheesecloth
gesso
clear gesso
soft gel medium and 3d matte gel



Have a fun and creative day!!!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Beauty of a White Heart

Hi everyone, in lieu of Valentine's Day, I decided to share a meaningful piece of Art, it is in remembrance of my beautiful mom. Although she passed away many years ago, there are many days I feel as if it were yesterday. She was an amazing woman who had such a pure heart...the Beauty of a White Heart! She was honest, kind and good natured, such a gentle soul to be around, who always tried to see the good in people. She inspired me in many ways and continues to inspire me to be the best person I can be. Life is not perfect, all we can do is try our best to be kind and respectful of those around us. 

Every time I look at this piece, I get a warm feeling inside that makes me smile. I feel blessed to have had this woman in my life. She will forever be missed!

Enjoy...



Whenever possible, remember to...

"Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



I use my phone to record my videos, I was zoomed in and somewhat off camera, I didn't notice until I was finished.
I uploaded it anyway in hopes you will get the gist of it!
If not, sorry! :(





Have a fun and creative day!!!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Fall Home Decor - Turquoise Pumpkin

Hello everyone... so happy to be back after a long over due break. Between vacations and being under the weather (still in the midst of recouping), it feels great to return to my studio, sit and have some fun. In the process of working on some fun Christmas projects, including some giveaways, so stay tuned.

With that said, the Fall season is still here and for today's project, I decided to create some "Fall" home décor. I was challenged to create my very first mood board and to share my creative process and ability to design around it...such a great and fun idea. As I enjoy this beautiful fall weather, I created a mood board based around it.

Living in Pennsylvania, I get to enjoy all the different climate changes for each season, Fall being one my favorite's. Love the crisp cool sweater weather, the smell of fresh baked pies and gorgeous scenery of the mountains. Typically I don't use turquoise in my fall décor, "not sure why" as it's a beautiful contrast and I use it in my den, with that in mind and using the mood board, I created a turquoise pumpkin.

Still incorporating the typical Fall elements, like pumpkins, rustic/distressed woods and orange candles, I thought, why not incorporate some "beach like" elements on the pumpkin that could work for some who live near the coastal beaches and/or warmer climate areas.

I used the various colors of turquoise and teal to create the distressed look of the pumpkin...I created "treasures" of  turquoise and amber crystals, gold and copper sparkly glitter, various colors of micro beads with some teal mica flakes, a"coral like" Fall leaf and the "seaweed like" leafy sprays that can easily be found near any beach.

Enjoy...


My Fall Mood Board...
Some of the lovely fall photos are by photographer Carl Christensen.


Be sure to check out the video
for a quick tutorial and close some up photos.


... for more inspirational tutorials, please feel free to click on my YouTube button on the sidebar and subscribe.


Have a great day!!!


Saturday, July 30, 2016

"Journey" Canvas and Mixed Media Giveaway

Hi everyone, happy to be back with another project and some great news. It's time for a giveaway and let me tell this is an awesome giveaway...I'm calling it a "Mixed Media start up kit". The reasoning behind it was to put almost everything and anything you would need for a mixed media project. I have a video posted below and you will see enough goodies to make all kinds of projects. For your chance to win, visit my YouTube channel... you must subscribe, like and comment on the video posted below...good luck!!!

If you missed out or didn't win the giveaway, don't fret as I plan on doing a couple more giveaways before the year is up.

Also today I have a project that I call "Journey" by the sea. I made this for this weeks Frilly and Funkie challenge...BY THE SEA and Deco Arts challenge...Under The Sea. For this project I used all kinds of fun embellishments, stencils, Prima and Petaloo flowers and a cute little resin seahorse by Prima, I painted it using some Deco Art paints in blues, greys, browns and white, super adorable. I also used Finnabair's rusting pastes for the corner pieces and Milange art pebbles for the water drops. All and all a ton of fun to make.

Enjoy...





Hard to see on the project,
but there's a Prima resin frame
under the seahorse.









Have a great day!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vintage Mini Album... Family

Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that today I am a guest designer for Frilly and Funkie, I'm so honored to have been chosen to do so and to be a part of this challenge. This weeks challenge is hosted by Suzz, the theme is... All in the Family - whether it's your ancestors, a favorite family memory or family outings, create a vintage or shabby chic project reflecting your family.

I thought what better way to create a family project than to create a mini album where I can utilize all of the above and then some. No Frilly today, I went with the Funkie side, this album will be used for journaling and photos, past and present... for family, home, traditions, history, etc. This will be something I will surely treasure for years to come, not to mention  a wonderful treasure to pass down to younger generations.

It's been a while since I've done a grungy vintage project and I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with it. For me, when it comes to vintage I instantly think of Tim Holtz, all of his products are perfect for creating a vintage project. I 've also used some of the Prima rusting pastes by Finnabair for an awesome rusting affect on the ring binder. There is a YouTube video tutorial posted below and it will have a list of all of the supplies needed, most of which you may find over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Quick note: I did pick out 3 prompts from the Artist Prompt Box I made... I got 7 Gypsies, embossing powder and twine. I haven't used anything from 7 Gypsies in a long time, what a great way to pull out things that have been sitting a while and would probably continue to sit if it weren't for these prompts. 

With that said, be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for more inspiration and join in on this wonderful challenge.

Enjoy...



7 Gypsies tab dividers, papers and transparencies...
to be decorated as I add photos and journaling.

Rust Paste and Rub N Buff on the ring binder and the name plate

Rubb N Buff on the pen nib... Spanish Copper and Antique Gold
and Tim Holtz distress embossing powder...Walnut Stain


Here's the tutorial...enjoy!


Have a wonderful day!!!


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Oh the places to go...Paris

Hello creative peeps, today I have a project that I made for the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie... "Oh the places you’ll go!". Even though I've been overseas, it is in my hopes to go back, visit family and travel through Europe, so better way to honor that than to create a project using the Eiffel Tower. I have a video posted below with the process and a list of supplies.

Enjoy...





Thanks and have a great day! :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Steampunk Christmas Tag

Hi there, today I would like to share with you a tag I made. I decided to join in on a swap (which I haven't done in a while) and per my partner's request, I was to make her a Steampunk Christmas Tag. Something new and a bit different, which is awesome because I love to be challenged. I did make it more of a wintery Christmas than the typical traditional one, yet still using some reds and golds. I had lots of fun creating this and I really hope she likes it! :)

Enjoy...


Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 "Steampunk Debutante" paper
#10 tag
Petaloo Flowers
Prima wood embellishment
Prima Art Extravagance "Clear Crackle"
Prima Rust Effect Paste
Prima art ingredients Micro Beads "Pollen"
Tim Holtz Gearhead dies - Sizzix Thinlits - set of 22
Brown feathers
Glimmer Mist "Guilded Gold"
Seam Binding
Black gesso
White Gesso
Many chipboard and metal embellies; gears, screws snowflakes, joyful metal tag etc.
Prima Art Basics heavy gel medium
Soft gel medium


Have a wonderful and creative day!!!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Mixed Media Tag - Enjoy

Hello creative friends, today I want to share with you a mixed media tag I made to go with some small gifted items I have sent out. Didn't have time to do a tutorial, but below I will have all the items used to create this tag. I so love playing with different textures and mediums, there really is no right or wrong way... just play with it and have fun!

I used the Tim Holtz tag die cut for the first tag layer, added foam tape behind it and adhered it to a slightly bigger tag that I cut out for the mat. I distressed all around the edges of the tags, added a flower eyelet for the hole and tied it with some jute twine, which was partially glued behind some of the little flowers.

After adding all of the different elements and mediums I used gesso for a bit of a shabby chic appeal. All in all, I'm happy with how it turned out and hope she likes it too.

Enjoy...




Supplies:
Pattern Paper
TH Tag Die
TH Distress Tool
Prima Color Bloom - Glistening Waves
TCW Stencil - Mini Damask
Script Stamp
Creative Embellishments - Swirl
Sa Crafters - "Enjoy"
Michaels - Flowers
Michaels - Butterfly
Paper Studio - Flowers
Flower Brad
Jute Twine
Teal Micro Beads
Teal Fragments
Black Acrylic Paint
White Gesso
Black Archival Ink
TH Distress Ink - Black Soot





Have a great day!!!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mixed Media Art Prompt Box 2

Hi everyone, in a previous post I shared with you my first Art Prompt Box. Well today I want to share with you my 2nd Art Prompt Box. This box is quite different from the first one, which is what I wanted. I was in the mood for something that was airy and light with a touch of vintage shabby chic.

I had lots of fun creating this and now I'm ready to start challenging myself to create some projects  using the prompts. As I get new products, I need to remember to add them to my list. Hope you've been inspired and are having fun creating your own prompt boxes... supplies listed below! :)

Enjoy...





Supplies used...
Wooden box and misc. metals, chipboard and old paintbrushes etc.
Gesso, Modeling paste for stencils and Crackle paste for the drawer.
Prima Shabby Chic door locks.
Tim Holtz Alpha Parts, Ornate plates and Black Soot Ink.
Crafter's workshop stencils: "Mini Moving Vines" and "Mini art Is".
Prima and Petaloo Flowers.
Heartfelt Creations "Everyday Heroes" paper collection for box sides and drawer.
Sprays: Glimmer Mist "Patina and Dylusions "Calypso Teal" watered down.



I added several layers between gesso and sprays, lastly using a round, but flat bottom sponge brush with gesso for some texture. To finish, I used the black soot ink  for shadowing.



Have fun... be creative!!!


Friday, December 18, 2015

Emily's Sweet 16 Blog Hop

Hello my creative friends, welcome to today's Blog Hop!! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Emily's recent Sweet 16th Birthday! We're so thankful you've joined us to celebrate the sixteenth birthday of a fun loving young lady.  She will be blessed by your participation, designs and comments.


For my project I created a Sweet 16 Mini Album, I thought it would be a great way for her to place her birthday photos and do some journaling. The tutorial on how to construct the album can be found on YouTube from My Sister's Scrapper. The stamped image of the girl is from Prima, I used Copic markers to color it in and for the tags, I used the MFT - Die-namics Stitched Tag die.

Hope Emily's day is filled with lots of love, fun and joy... 
Happy Birthday Emily!!!



You should be arriving from Connie's blog. If so, GREAT if not, please check below for a complete list of the blog line-up. If you get lost, just come back here to check the list and find your way again! There is also Blog Candy...you can find out more at the beginning of the blog hop where you will find specific details on Beth's blog.

I'm also giving away some Blog Candy... a stamp set "of your choice" from Cardz TV Stamps... and a box full of Christmas crafty goodness... 


For a chance to win, you MUST be a follower of my blog and post a comment below, I will randomly pick a winner and announce it on Monday!


Time to grab your favorite drink and let the fun begin!!!

Here's the lineup...
Thanks for joining us, hope you had fun and got lots of inspiration!!!
Happy Holidays!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Altered Shabby Chic Serving Tray Swap

Hi everyone, I'm back with another altered project, this time it's a metal serving tray. I made this for another swap for the FB group Chic Craftique, I was partnered up with the wonderful Diann. This is my first altered tray, so I'm excited to share. The tray had to be at least 12" by 8.5", have a floral cluster and contain laces/trims around the border.

Diann wanted something that would fit in with the décor in one of her rooms that was painted turquoise and beige, and with shells. So I did my best to create a shabby chic tray with some sea creatures and a wooden sentiment made by Kaisercraft, which was kept simple other than adding some clear pearlescent embossing powder from LSG "Magic Moon Pearls", to give it some shimmer.

I also added some Lumiere paint by Jacquard "Super Sparkle" around the embossed edges of the tray for more shimmer. The large star fish and 2 shells I made out of resin molds and the tiny star fish is from Prima. Most of the flowers are from Petaloo and Prima and all of the other embellishments are from the local craft stores. Hope she likes it and it matches with the décor.

Enjoy...






Have a great day!!!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Shabby Chic Altered Frame

This piece was made for Kathy (heaven) on the CMB. She was in the die-cut swap that I was in, as shown previously, but her partner flaked and she never received her die-cuts from the swap. So me and 2 other members, Gwen and JeanP, decided to fill in as Angels and each make her a project.  I decided to do a die-cut frame (which is one of the things she wanted) from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and I added a die-cut pocket watch from TH. She also requested Shabby Chic. Hope she enjoys it.








Thursday, January 17, 2013

Missing You Always... Winning Layout of the Week at Scrap That!


This layout of my parents is close to the heart, happy to share it. The papers and embellishments were used from www.scrapthat.ca.