Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Take 2

Happy Monday!!!  

I am stopping in to share a my second project 

I love Tim's crazy birds.  They crack me up every time I see them.  
I thought the birds would be a good mix with the need for coffee.

This guy I stamped on watercolor paper.  

I then colored him with my Zig Clean color real brush markers. 

I finished off the crazy bird with some goole eyes. 

The little flowers are stamped asterisk marks and water colored purple.  

I hope you have some time to hop.  There are so many wonderful projects. 

Thank you for visiting


I will be entering this project into the following challenges

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring coffee lover's blog hop - take 1

Hello there....
I am checking in from a couple blog hops today.

It is National Craft Month....  The Right at Home Shop blog is hosting a hop.  

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop // Inspiration, Prizes, + More -

Also it is time for the Spring Coffee Lover's blog hop with a quick post.


If you have not started the hops, you still have time. 

I have a tag to share today.  
After making the flower card earlier in the week I wanted to play with the Tim Holtz die again.

This time I printed the words coffee on one layer of the flower and coffee beans on another.  
I then colored them using Silks Paint.  

Thank you for dropping in.


I will be entering this project into the following challenges

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Handmade Flowers

Happy Weekend!!!

It is a gloomy day here in California.  
We are getting more of our much needed rain.
For that I am grateful.  
 But....  Someone needs to mow the lawn and pull weeds.  
And when it is raining, it does not get done.  LOL

However the weather has given me some time to work on some projects.  

I have not been to inspired to create lately.  There has been some stress and changes in our lives.  

I discovered today that I really need to get back to doing some creating.  
It really help me relax.  
 Especially when a project that has been in my head works out.     

I find the best way to get back into the swing of things is by taking on some challenges.  

Thinking forward about cards that I need to make for upcoming birthdays 
and of course Mother's day will be here before we know it.  

I found a challenge for making hand made flowers. 
I have not used my Tim Holz Tattered floral die in a while.  
I really love this die and the layers of flowers one can create.

I used a couple different techniques.   
 Using some Mixed Media paper, tissue paper and Gelatos 
I created the background colors and images.  
I then covered the surface with crackle gel.  

After the gel dried I added some copper Radiant gel 
to fill in the cracks and wiped the excess off using a baby wipe.  
I then stenciled some gold Raidiant gel to add texture and 
dry brushed a small amount of white paint onto the background.  

For the flower layers I stamped different patterns on the flowers
 and then wet and wadded up the flowers to give them a crinkled look.  
I colored the layers using the distress ink and crackle gel.  
They are connected with a braid.  

The card is 5" x 5" square.

Thank you for dropping by....


I will be entering this card in the following challenges