Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tearing it up.

Hey:  Today I find myself a little cranky.  Ok a lot cranky!!  I did what most of us crafters do I headed to the craft room to get rid of my bad mood.  first I came upon an idea-ology tray set.  Rip off the packaging and decided this was going to be used.  Kinda a big deal because I am a self diagnosed TH hoarder.  Anyone else?   Given my mood ripping up the packaging felt kinda good.  Next I grab a Tim Holtz 8x8 pad of paper (Etcetera)  I've decided to do a torn paper collage.  I pulled out a few piece of paper and started tearing and inking.  I made a couple of Kathy Ortas hidden hinges to fit my tray and made a few pockets for tags.   I have a ton from all the years of TH monthy tags.  I decorated every pocket I made front and back with torn and inked paper.

    The tearing of the paper helped with my mood and what I came up with is a tray with pockets to hold tags.  How does everyone else un-cranky themselves?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Distress Oxide with Metallique wax

 Hi All:
I just got this prima Finnabair metallique wax and Clear gesso. I  thought I would try it with the distress oxides.   I used water color paper, a few colors of distress oxide, dried then added the clear gesso with a TH stencil and dried again.  Once that dried I added the wax.  This stuff is awesome!!  It was easy to use.  You just put it on with your finger!   I added some stamps.  not finished but wanted you guys to see the how it looks.  Thanks for checking out the blog

Monday, April 24, 2017

Patina finish jar

Hi :  One of the looks I love is that crusty patina finish of old weathered metal, so when Finnabair came out with a paste collection I started hunting for it.  I got my hands on the collection last week.  I decided I'd start small.   I had this spice jar that had a vanilla bean in it.   I covered it with gesso so everything would stick.
Then I glued on some Tim Holtz idea-ology flowers and some ribbon trim at the top.
Then I started applying the paste as Finnabair showed in her video.  this is my result.  so fun and so easy!! Hope you like it!! for an extra touch I add some Finnabair wax paste.  

MK&S with Flowers

Hi :  It's been awhile !!!  I carved out a little time to put together a scrapbook page.  I used this gorgeous paper line by bo bunny called Aryia's garden.  I've only been able to find  the collection pack!  I used some Tim Holtz distress stain  (Picked Raspberry and Tumbled glass ) and water to make it drip down the page, some Dusty Attic chipboard corner which I painted with gesso and Peeled paint distress ink, and  a few idea-ology industrious sticker.   Simon Says Monday Challenge is- " Splash it on".  So of course I'm entering in on the fun.  I hope you like it!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Quilt project 7 years in the making

Hi All:  It's been awhile since my last post!!  I've been working on mini albums, a wedding album for my niece, and I finished a quilt that only took 7 years.  7 years ago my friend Kristi Everett a wonderful woman I worked at Michaels with gave me a Beautiful top part of a quilt that she had sewn.  I of course at the time didn't know how to sew nor did I own a working sewing machine. I promised her I would make the rest of the quilt.  And so this wonderful piece of art sat in a bag for 3 years.  Along comes another wonderful woman into my life Rayann Ulvick.   I have a previous post of curtains and pillows I made with Rayann's help.  Before the curtains and pillow she helped me start on the quilt. I was sent to the store to get thread, batting and material for the back piece. Rayann  is patient and kind teacher!!!  I ironed, learned to thread my sewing machine ( which I finally got 4 years ago to use on paper), what thread not to buy, and with her help got to work and finished most of the quilt.  Then back in the bag it went and sat until the 12/26/2016.  I just had the edge trim to add so finally after Christmas last year I unbagged the quilt and finished.  4 years ago Rayann had cut and measured the trimI just had to sew the trim on.  Not perfect, but I'm proud of it anyway.  Do any of you have unfinished projects?   Here is the finished results.