Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Vintage Christmas Tree with Altered Dominos

My first time making altered dominoes and had so much fun doing so. 

Love to see this each morning when I walk down the stairs!

Used 2x3 clip art covered with Crackle Accents and inked, Tim Holtz clips adhered with Glossy Accents and velvet trim to finish.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Post Cards

Off to the mailbox with some vintage styled post cards for the holidays...

Used the My Minds Eye: Found Christmas collection to create these holiday post cards. Post card stamp is from Hampton Art.  Adhered paper pieces with Scotch Quick Dry Glue and highlighted with Stickles and Sepia colored Archival Ink.  Fun and easy holiday project!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vintage Birthday

I really enjoyed making this birthday card for my mom...

I used enamel embossing on the chipboard dress form, and hand sewed beads to the waist band. The paper doilies were stamped and sporadically covered with gloss medium and distressed glitter. Bottle cap added with sweet sentiment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Birthday Cards...

Just a couple of birthday cards...

I was thrilled with how the highlights came out on this Gorjuss Girl using Copic markers.

Unity stamp.

Altered Boxes for Swap

Altered this set of tiered boxes and filled them with handmade embellishments for a swap...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sending Blessings

Created this layered card with the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 12 x12 paper pad, which includes coordinating velum sheets.  Love this paper.  See video below for a look at the paper and more on the card.

Stiched velum script paper to ledger paper and layered with additional paper on corrugated card (card edged with white acrylic paint and Sparkle Mod Podge). Copic colored and paper pieced little girl using Unity stamp: Every Breath, raised on dimensionals.  Embossed sentiment and raised on banner.  Added trims (with more stitching), bling, Sizzlet cut swirls, stick pins and flower rosettes.

Video with paper and card details...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Quick Tag

I made this tag using inks, gesso, embossing powder, Yes Paste, book paper and my silver Gelato crayon.  Please see video below for detailed tutorial.
Have a great day!! Jen

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Favorite Things Giveaway Challenge...

Please check out this YouTube video for details about my first giveaway challenge.  Create an ATC or small/medium sized tag with your favorite crafting items or just leave a comment on the video.  Have fun creating!

Challenge ends August 31st

Monday, July 22, 2013

and so it's Summer...

A busy time of year with the kiddos home! 
Just a couple projects to share...

A graduation card... corrugated card, layered papers and trims, embossed sentiment and paper doily, stamped doily, handmade flower and Copic colored Gorguss Girl image.


Some ATCs...


Created these ATCs
with paintings my
daughter had made
and thrown
away.  Love the way
the came out and we
both signed the back
as the artists. Acrylic paints, water color pencils, stamps, white gel pen, black & silver doodle pens. 

Hope you are enjoying your summer!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Altered Cork and Bag Swap

Had so much fun creating these altered items for a swap!

Altered canvas bag front...

and back.

Gifts for inside the bag and tag for sentiment.

Altered corks.

Have a lovely day!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Was it all a DREAM?

Hey, everyone!  I'm here with The Greeting Farm today and I'm happy to report that no,
it definitely was NOT a DREAM!

That's right! Today is the super special mid-month RELEASE DAY for the brand new mixed-media DREAM kit... appropriately titled "DREAMY"!  This jumbo-sized, 8.5x11 FULL sheet of stamps is available starting NOW over in TGF Store so be sure to grab yours before they sell out!

I love the mixed media world because it allows you to experiment with new techniques.  In this piece I mixed Faber Castell Gelatos with Super Gloss Mod Podge and glitter to create a unique stamping media.  This tinted gloss worked fabulously with the DREAMY stamps and was used for background stamping.

Click here for video on how this project was created.

 Close-ups below.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Greeting Farm Preview!! DREAMY Stamp Kit for Mixed Media

Today's the day... The Greeting Farm is previewing the "DREAMY" kit, which will be released on June 15th and is a fabulous stamp set geared toward mixed media but versatile enough for card making and other crafts!  The kit is 8.5 x 11 and is filled with wonderful images and sentiments.

  The Greeting Farm stamps work wonderfully in mixed media because the images are deeply cut allowing them to work with many kinds of media including inks, paints, texture pastes, gesso and much more.  So versatile and fun to work with, this stamp set will allow your imagination to soar.

 Here is a piece I created on a 10 x 10 artist board using several of the DREAMY images to create background texture as well as paper piecing focal points. 
It's fun to use the stamps in a variety of ways.

Some of the items I used along with the Dreamy stamps to create this project include gesso, acrylic paints, Archival and StazOn inks, stucco paint, decoupage, black permanent pen, white gel pen, Glimmer Glam, patterned paper, seam binding, rhinestone bling, Faber Casell Pitt Artist pens, Sizzix dies and chipboard.

A little closer view....

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come visit again on 
June 15th for more DREAMY projects!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Trust Your Heart ATC

I'd like to make a million more of these of these ATCs. Love this image!

Image is from Crafty Secrets Ceative Scraps Altered Fairies sheet (highlighted with glitter pen), layered book paper, partially covered with Martha Steward Stucco Paint mixed with acrylic paint, stencil sprayed with Color Shine, made rolled rosette with mini ric-rac trim, added trims to dress (poked holes in ATC and pulled trim through back), raised words on altered heavyweight chipboard, altered tiny hearts, added rub-ons and seed beads.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thankful for my Mama!

Made this card for my mama... That's me saying thank you for always being there.

                                             More details: Click for YouTube video

Covered flowers with gesso, paint, Super Gloss 
Mod Podge and Ranger Dry Stickles Glitter.
Made a loopy flower with old denim and covered with gesso, 
Super Gloss Mod Podge and Ranger Dry Stickles Glitter. 
Card inside. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Crowned Bird Mixed Media Tag

Created this tag for Amador's tag challenge, see YouTube link for more info.

Love this bird image!

Used a receipt to create the backing.

Some of the supplies used to create this project.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

ATC: Sing Sweet

I created this ATC for a one/one swap.  Happy spring!

Created with: patterned paper, ink, bird stamps, white gel pen, seed beads, chipboard words, crackle medium and hand made leaves. To make leaves: adhere book paper to grunge paper, cover with gesso or crackle medium, then cut free form leaves and ink edges.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Handmade Box Pleat Trim Flowers

 You can buy box pleat trim at the store or make your own as I did here but creating stunning flowers for your projects is easy using this trim.

 Start with lace or ribbon trim and dye/distress to your liking.  I used the below products to make the blue flower by dying cream lace trim with teal Color Shine (excellent product), then distressed with inks and made small box pleats and secured with sewing machine.  Added some glitter with Uhu glue, coiled onto a 1 1/4 inch circle with hot glue and adhered center embellishment.
Flower Centers

Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Dancing Girl...

Oh my... it has been almost a month since my last post... busy time for us.  My youngest daughter, who is 11, is a dancer and dances round the clock this time of year.
I made this little plaque for her room.
We are right in the middle of her competition season, tons of fun!

Used 6x6 heavy chipboard, covered with paint and Crackle Accents, layered with tulle, paper and lace. Altered frame with stamped book paper and ink. Colored Stamping Bella Missmatch Ketto with Copics and adhered to altered paper background.  Added altered seam binding, lace, button & key.  Used lace and seambinding to hang.

Let me know if you have any questions.

You Tube Video Link