Monday, April 13, 2015

Birds Of A Feather.


Today, I have a fun and simple set of canvases rockin' a serious pop of color :-)

I began by gluing down one of the pieces from the Birds On A Wire 2 set and the largest feather in the Feathers Shape Set with a small amount of tacky glue.  A quick coat of white acrylic paint and a little Mod Podge to seal it in and it's ready for color!

I've outlined the pieces with a water-soluble graphite pencil to make them stand out more.

I finished my canvases off with a few white circles drawn on with a white PITT pen...

...and a sprinkling of glass microbeads for a little sparkle!

If you'd like to see how this project came together, check out my video (COMING SOON!).

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
8 by 10 inch canvases
white acrylic paint
Mod Podge
Lindy's Stamp Gang spray inks
General's water-soluble graphite pencil
Faber-Castell white PITT artist pen
Aleene's Tacky Glue
May Arts 1 1/4" and 1/4" black silk ribbon

And that is that!!  Thanks so much for joining me today :-)




Today, I'm over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog sharing a little card set that's rockin' a bit of the rainbow.

Here's a close-up of the stampin' action...

...and the wrap-up!  I thought it would be cute to give this set all bundled up.  LOVE the vellum butterfly!

If you wanna see the full-on tutorial in pictures, hop on over to VLVS! to check out the 'how' and the 'to'.

Viva Las VegaStamps supplies used:

Other supplies used:

Canson watercolor paper
WOW! embossing powder in Primary Ebony
wooden clothes pin
white sewing thread
Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Sparkling Clear
May Arts 1/4 inch silk ribbon in Grey and Pink

I've also played along with the Lindy's Stamp Gang April Color Challenge!  You can find the details HERE.  And here's a peek at the inspiration graphic...

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see ya next time!!


Sunday, April 5, 2015


Did I mention I'm now designing for Gina's Designs??  YEP!  So expect to see more chippy love over here :-)

Now, on with the makes!

Today, I've created a set of Easter inspired cards---because it's Easter---and also because I'm absolutely smitten with the pieces in the Build A Layout Easter set from Gina's Designs.

To alter the chipboard, I began by painting each piece white and then adding a wash of Distress ink.

To finish them off and give a bit of sparkle, I dabbed on some Stickles glitter glue here and there.

If you look closely, you can see a few sequins under the vellum to add some fun movement to the cards.

And that is the set!  These cards are definitely Easter-inspired, but just 'spring' enough to brighten someone's day for the whole season.

Thanks so much for joining me, and I'll see you next time!!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
watercolor cardstock
vellum cardstock
black cardstock
white paint
Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed
Stickles glitter glue in Stardust
sewing machine with various colors of thread
Pretty Pink Posh flat sequins in Sparkling Clear
May Arts 1/4 inch silk ribbon in White, Teal and Pink


Thursday, April 2, 2015

World Autism Awareness Day With May Arts!


Today, I have a simple project with a big meaning...

This picture frame features puzzle pieces and a wash of blue---both of which are used to help raise awareness for Autism.

When asked if I wanted to create a project for World Autism Awareness Day, I took it as an opportunity to learn a bit about something I knew very little about---and support our very own Ribbon Lady!!

To create the lovely texture for this picture frame, I've glued several lengths of the 4 inch Burlap/Wired Ribbon in Light Natural down with Mod Podge.  I then covered it with a layer of white paint before adding a wash of Lindy's Stamp Gang spray.

I absolutely LOVE the finished frame!

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

wooden picture frame
white paint
Mod Podge
puzzle pieces
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio spray in Caribbean Blue

Thanks so much for joining me today.  If you'd like to see more of what was created, hop on over to May Arts!!


Monday, March 16, 2015

A Hop With May Arts And Epiphany Crafts!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the hop with May Arts and Epiphany Crafts!  If you've stumbled along my post first, hop on back over to May Arts---and don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win some crafty goodness...

Now, on with the makes!  Here's what I've come up with...

One of my favorite ways to use ribbon, is to create a fabric cover for a mini album.  

   This particular book cover was created by layering several lengths of the 2" Burlap/Cotton Blend ribbon in white in a crosshatch pattern, and adding machine stitching in a contrasting black thread.

The Chevron Bubble Caps by Epiphany Crafts make the perfect colorful embellishment!  I love the ombre look I was able to achieve.

And that's the cover!  Super clean and graphic.  I love this geometric look!!

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget to check back tomorrow for more May Arts and Epiphany Crafts collaboration.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A New Release Blog Hop With May Arts!


 Welcome to my stop on the May Arts new release blog hop :-)  You should've come here via Mallika's blog, but if you've stumbled along my blog first, just hop on over to the May Arts blog and start from the beginning.  AND don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win some lovely ribbon from May Arts!!

Now, on with the makes!!!

Here's what I've come up with...

For my first project, I've created a little backpack-shaped book for my baby girl to use as a sort of yearbook.  You know, something for notes/signatures from friends and photos to commemorate her 4th grade classmates.

I LOVE the stitching detail.

The inside paper is blank and ready to be filled...

...and the front latch doubles as a pen/pencil holder!

My second project is as simple as can be!  It was my first attempt at sewing a zipper, but I love how it came out.

This simple pouch was created by stitching four lengths of the 2" Grosgrain Horizontal Stripes ribbon in Black/White together to form the base.

The black stitches blend in well for an almost seamless look...

Once the base was formed all that was left to do is add a zipper and my pouch was ready to fill!  I had
 originally intended it as a pencil case for my daughter, but I may have to keep this one instead.  I LOVE the black/white stripes!!

Ok, guys that's it for me!!  I do hope I've inspired you to grab some of your favorite May Arts ribbon and get to makin'.

The next stop along your way should be Rhea's blog.  Thanks so much for stoppin' by today, now get hoppin'!!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

With Love.


I'm over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog with a little Valentine love for my Sweetie :-)  Here's a peek...

If you'd like to read up on how this card was created, hop on over to the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by today!