Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Family Craft Time

Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3 and I share a great passion for hummingbirds. You need to check out some of Linda's photos that she has posted on her Facebook page. She is an awesome photographer.

She posted a few weeks back on an idea to beautify hummingbird feeders with Ranger's alcohol inks. Hers looked great so we decided to give it a go. Below is a picture of my hubby doing a couple. We both did 2 (we have 4 big feeders with lots of hummers swarming at all times). We are really happy with the way they look. I can't wait to get them hung up outside to see if the hummers like them any more than the plain long as they are filled, I doubt the beauty of them will make a difference!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gelli plate meets Viva Modeling Cream

I've said before that I include a handmade tag as a thank you into my orders. I hate when I get behind and run out. I try and do different paints or materials - some taking longer then others. I recently got a gelli plate and thought what a great idea - it is the 8x10 size so I thought I could do a few tags at a time. I'm still getting the hang on the right order of color - shape, etc. when layering but I'm having lots of fun playing. When they are dry, I stamp a sentiment and decided to stencil with some Viva Decor Modeling Cream (another favorite product). Here's a few samples.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tim's fantastic acrylic paints

A couple tags for my customers that demonstrate the wonderful, marbling effect you get with Tim Holtz' new acrylic distress paints. love them!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Love

I love all the mixed media canvases and journal pages I see. I dabble a little here and there but never started one that I planned on giving to somebody. Although I knew it would be looked upon with love from the receiver (my adorable husband), it is was still a bit scary. I actually even put it on Facebook and Instagram to a lot of "likes". Made me feel really good - thank you all my friends. And my fantastic husband asked if it was OK to take to work to show his co-workers. OH YEA!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Reclaimed and reused

I love when you come across something that you've used before but has spent some time put away in a corner. This shelf was found in a prior life and used but then was shelved (sorry). My husband got it out for me, cleaned it up and hung it in my studio. I am just loving the display of color.