Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas 
with family and friends!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Angel Canvas

"She was happy to be herself"

  And now for something completely different! I finally did it! I completed a canvas art piece! I have been wanting to try this for a long time, and I just needed a push! A whole "different ballgame" this is! Luckily I saved all my acrylic paints from abt. 10 years ago, when I was into painting those plaster ornaments, Old World Santas, villages, etc. I stored them in a couple of large plastic containers. Still good! Didn't use hardly any paint on this one, but did on the others I made.
  Thanks to a local paper craft store, The Cutting Garden, I took a class taught by Rebecca, who showed us how to make this fun canvas "She Art", which Christy Thomlinson has made very popular. I love her art!
  Since this class I have made several canvases for gifts, which I will post after Christmas. This one is hanging on our wall. The background is Christmas paper, which looks like weathered wood. Love it!

 When I got home I added this TH Tattered Poinsettia. I lathered it with DI Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

The tricky part was adding her hair, free hand! 

  Getting things done. Will post Christmas cards later in the week. Looks like a green Christmas here.

i made it myself!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SDC77: Let's Get Sentimental

  And now for something completely different! I know. It's not a Christmas creation! Just made this for a friend. The occasion? None, really. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. Everything, but the kitchen sink is on here! 
  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession and it might be appropriate for some people this time of year; trying to get ready for Christmas.
  The sweet? girl stamp is Super Girl by Daniel Torrente, available at Stampotique. I paper pieced her and added some blue tulle to her skirt.

  After I added the beeswax, I pressed a decorative wood mounted stamp into the warm wax.
  Before the wax, I added some TH Tissue Tape. The flower came from "I don't know where"; in my stash. I glued it inside a bottle cap. LOVE bottle caps! The button and mini paper clip is TH. And of course, some ribbon.

Entering my Crazy card in:
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC77: Let's Get Sentimental

  Well, back at the Christmas stuff! Not quite finished. Hope you are getting things done! Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate every word.

i made it myself!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Handmade Holiday Ornaments

  December 1st! Handmade Holiday! That's the theme for December over at The Stampsmith Challenge
 We're looking for altered items, mini-albums, decorations, ornaments, cards, tags, anything to do with the holidays! I did 3 vintage tree ornaments. Great fun making these! I might have to make more! Below are the ornaments individually; front and back:


  Hope you can join us for this challenge! Would love to see what you come up with. Remember, you must use at least one Stampsmith stamp. You could win some rubber!

Dies used: 
 - Framelits Fancy Tags
 - Spellbinders Fancy Tags One
 - Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Small
 - Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish

I found the paper star in my stash. It had a hole in it, the shape of a star. I traced it onto white cs, so I can use it again. The things you find in drawers, eh?!

I'm entering these vintage ornaments in:
1. Fashionable Stamping Challenge #36: To Die For
2. Craftymess 23rd Challenge: Vintage Christmas
3. Live & Love Crafts Challenge #6: Anything But A Card

Very excited! I was a winner at the 
Craftymess Vintage Christmas Challenge!

... and was selected to be on the Catwalk at 

  i made it myself!

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