Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Graphic 45 and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Check out this blog hop project with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Graphic 45!

What's in the box?  Come see on the blog!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

UmWOWStudio and Hazel & Ruby Blog Hop

Today, I'm hopping with UmWowStudio and Hazel & Ruby! This is my last UmWowStudio project for my DT term. I love their chipboard embellishments as well as the stencils, flair, and confetti!   For this project, I used a UmWowStudio ATC window frame and a small jewelry box.  Here's how I did it!

 Yes, that's a nest inside the box peeking through the window!

I got the Hazel & Ruby 12 Inch DIY Decor Tape in Wooden Grain and Pass The Tissue Chevron Newsprint.
I covered the lid with the wooded grain tape.  It is huge and I can't wait to use it on something really large but for this project, I just covered the lid.  It was super easy and smooth to apply!
 Looks just like wood!
 Then I used the tissue paper to cover the sides of the box.  I applied Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Gel Medium to the box and smoothed the paper on then I brushed another coat over the paper.  The tissue paper was light and easy to cut! Love that chevron print too!
 Once dry, I drew markings by laying the UmWowStudio ATC Window Frame onto the lid and using a craft knife to cut the opening in the lid.
 The top part of the window has a piece of painted and stamped paper and the window has a transparent photo adhered before putting them together with the lid.  UmWowStudio Star Confetti was painted with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Texture Luxe™in Silver before adhering to the frame.
 The word was created by adding the Hazel & Ruby Greetings Words Stencil Masks over the tissue covered side.  Then, I painted it with Faber-Castell Design  Memory Craft Gelatos® colors in Metallic Blueberry and Margarita Mix.  I also used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Texture Luxe™in Silver through an UmWowStudio Confetti Star Stencil as a finishing touch!  
This little box was so fun to make and now  I have a fun piece of art to display!  Thanks UmWowStudio for having me on the DT and for Hazel & Ruby for their generous product!  

Get more details about the hop here.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UStream class tomorrow

Join me for a free Ustream canvas class!!!

May 2015
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hop Along with May Arts and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

There’s a May Arts & Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop going on this week & I hope you’ll check it out! I was given some fun new ribbon from May Arts to work with... the 2.5" open weave ribbon and multi-size bead strands.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Top Ten Blog Hop

It's my annual Top Ten of my projects from this year!  I love looking through my artwork/ paper projects and picking my favs.  It's a way to wrap up the year and look forward to the new year! So, if you having joined the Blog Hop, make sure you see the other talented artists in the list below and leave comments on each for a chance to win a $75 Gift Certificate to Paper Issues!  WOW!

So in no particular order, here are my favorite pieces this year:
My Sketchbook Project journal from this year! Lots of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft on this!

Love this layout... I used some dress patterns, doilies, and LOFT tag that I stitched on with my new sewing machine!
An Inside Out Art Journaling kit layout! 
A guest DT project with UmWow Studio and encaustic!
Ice Resin and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft necklace.

Another wearable art piece... UmWow Studio and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!
Encaustic piece that won Honorable Mention at my NYSATA conference member show!
Love this page from November's Inside Out kit!
Just a fun page about my little man with lots of media and color!
Another Encaustic piece... this time a drawing on encaustic that SOLD at my NYSATA conference!
A recent layout for UmWowStudios!

** Okay... yes, that was #11.  Whoops... just can't pick only 10!

How to Enter: You can get an entry for commenting on blogs up to 24 entries (no more than one comment per blog will be counted). The comments will close on January 4th and a winner will be announced on the blog that the comment came from on the 5th.

Top Ten Blog Hop for 2015
Juliana Michaels
Michele Kovack
Chantalle McDaniel
Christine Meyer
Mendi Yoshikawa
Kelly Holbrook
Laurel Seabrook
Katrina Hunt
Wendy MorrisSaponaro
Becki Adams
Suzanna Lee
Melissa Elsner
Monika Wright
Wendy Antenucci
Jen Matott  (You are here!)
Marcia DehnNix
Ashley N Newell
Kathy Skou
Linda Auclair
Kelly Jean
Monique Liedtke
Rhonda Van Ginkel
Jennifer Haggerty
Cathy Harper

Happy hopping!   Have a Happy New Year!
*** Double whoops... I think an even dozen is even better!  LOL!  Just couldn't resist a New Year's layout in here!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's a Blog Hop! Spellbinders + Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft= Fa la la!

It's a Blog Hop!  Spellbinders + Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft= Fa la la!  I was lucky enough to get some fun dies to play with in my project. Here is the pretty holiday card I made with these fun dies...

 I got the Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator Elegant Labels Four dies.  They are not only pretty but layer beautifully to create gorgeous cards or projects! This holiday card was super easy to put together with the help of this set!
 I used DCWV Adhesive fabric paper to make the tag on top and wove a fun holiday ribbon through the openings.  So easy!  Stamp a fun sentiment on it with some of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Stamper's Big Brush pen and you top off the card with a gorgeous look!
 I also used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Stampers Big Brush pen to stamp some of the word stamps on the cork.  I used some text paper printed in red for the bottom die layer.
 Underneath it all, I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors in Metallic Mint, Lime Green, Green Tea, and Iced Chai.  
Don't forget to hop along with the other fun designers... Check out the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog and Spellbinders blog!  There are prizes involved!  Leave me a comment here and I will pick a winner for a set of Steampunk Gelatos® color set on Monday, November 24th by midnight.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors in Metallic Mint, Lime Green, Green Tea, and Iced Chai
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Chrome Green  and  Scarlet Red.
Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator Elegant Labels Four die
American Crafts cardstock
7 Gypsies paper
DCWV adhesive fabric paper and cork paper
Stamps: Studio Calico
Bling: Queen & Co. & Prima Marketing
Ribbon: May Arts
India Ink and Gold ink

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall is here!! Um WOW!

Hi friends!  It's been so long since I blogged... I almost forgot how to log in to my own blog!  So sorry about that long absence.  Life has gotten crazy and it just wasn't a priority!  I want to try to make it a priority with more posts.  Here is one for UmWowStudio with a project I created using their layered chipboard pieces.  I adore these so much and really need more!  Being on the DT, I plan on using more of these adorable sets!

 The Layered Leaves Chip is so perfect for all Fall projects!  I love the shape and the sizes you get in this pack.  Did I mention how much I love the thickness, durability and smell of these?  Yep, you heard me right... smell.  Like a cozy fire on a cold day... Sigh. LOVE it!
Layered Leaves 
I love the natural color of all the chipboard but for this project, I needed to cover it with color and primed the whole thing with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso first.
 Then, I added lots of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® in the Steampunk Set.  I also added some Banana and Mango too.  But mostly I made Gelatos® sprays and dripped pure color down the board.
 Love how these adorable leaves stack and create a fun dimensional embellishment to my projects!
 I added an UmWowStudio flair from the Vintage Flag set and glued "Fall" from the Alpha TWO set  to the flair.
 I colored some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle with an Iced Coffee Gelato and applied it through the UmWowStudio Damask Mask.

 The Iced Coffee Gelato has a bit of shimmer to it by itself but I also sprayed some Iced Chai on there too for more sparkle!

 Adding more color to the leaves gave it a bit more drama!  With the Gesso, the colors stand out far better than just on the kraft colored paper.
Want to see more projects with these layered chip?  Just go to the UmWowStudio blog and check it out!

Supply List:
UmWowStudio Layered Leaves Chip
UmWowStudio Alpha TWO 
UmWowStudio Vintage Flag set
UmWowStudio Damask Mask

 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® in the Steampunk Set
  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle
Gelatos Mist Maker Tool Set
DCWV Burlap Paper Stack
Beacon Adhesive- Fabri Tac
Unity Stamp- Grace Girl