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.