Sunday, September 27, 2015


I am missing my sis a lot, so another page about her.  I have quite a few of her done - and I would like to put a couple of albums together for my nieces, but none of the pages are flat - so can't seem to find any type of album that will work yet.

Layout Details:

Paper:  Bo Bunny Juliet: Nostalgia, Verona and Prose and Bo Bunny Noteworthy ephemera.
Mediums:  Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Basics Light Paste and Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Flowers:  Prima: Aire Collection; Isabella Rosalia and Avante Berry and fussy cut some of the flowers from some of the Bo Bunny Juliet collection.
Stencil:  Donna Downey Blooming Floral
Chipboard:  Blue Fern
Stamps:  Prima Cracked 
Glass Beads: Prima Ruby, Crystal and Plum Glass Beads
Splashes:  13 Arts Ayeeda Splash Inks Gold and Pink
Misc.:  Prima Say it With Crystals

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I ordered 4 packs of Prima 4x6 Paintables, as well as a set of the Paintable Tags.  I used Prima Oil Pastels to add color.  The first one in the top picture, I made into a card and I'm not sure yet what I will do with the other 3 prints - probably cards too.  The last Paintable - bottom photo on the right - was actually an accident.  I had been using baby wipes on my projects and one of them was sitting on that particular print and when I lifted it - it had multiple soft colors all mixed together.  So, I took my baby wipe and just ran it over the print - and I liked the result - sort of a rainbow of colors.  Other than the Paintables and Oil Pastels, I used Prima flowers, some dyed cheese cloth, a piece of burlap and a few Say It With Crystals on it.

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I did some gelli printing and pulled some Halloween prints and made these ATCs from one of the prints.  A few of the pics on the ATCs came from the most current edition of Somerset Studio - there was a set of 4 free pages - one with cut-outs - which I used above.

In case you can't read the sentiments on the ATCs - they are as follows:

Back row - crow: "Take a risk and fly; explore beyond and more."
Skeleton: "You make my eyes pop."
Pumpkin and leaves: Capture your dreams."
Bats: "I'm a sucker for you."
Owl head: Not my circus, not my monkeys."
Front row: Owl: "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Owl and cat:  "Magic is real."
Leaves and dragonfly: We are fearless, and so the adventure begins."

As I said, I used a gelli print as the background.  All the pictures are from the latest edition of Somerset Studio, except for the bats - and I found them on Graphic Fairy.  I used a charm on each ATC and the leaves are from a sack of leaves I bought several years ago at Michael's.  The sentiments are from Tim Holtz.  The charms were in my stash.

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Monday, September 14, 2015


The above photo of my son and grandson was taken 18 years ago - that adorable little baby boy is in college now - and my adorable son still looks just like that photo!

This page is for both of Prima's challenges - the Build A Page and Prima Product Picks.  The link under the Prima graphics will take you to the challenge.

Page Details:

Stencil:  Prima's Bamboo Leaves [Note: mixed Art Basics Texture Paste with Boysenberry Bloom Spray]
Splatters in Background:  Prima Bloom Sprays - Sunshine, Boysenberry, Cobalt and Gold Foil
Flowers:  (Prima - 60 pieces in a box - but no name - beige)
Prima Say It In Crystals Azure
Prima's Memory Hardware (Frank Garcia's) Pearls
Stamps: Prima's Vintage Vantage and Bubbles
Finnabair's Art Ingredients Cobalt Blue Glass Beads and Gold Mica Flakes

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The mood board for this months Scrap Around the World Challenge is really lovely.  I pulled out some really lovely papers - but I kept thinking about the move 300, maybe because I had just seen it again on television not long ago.  If anyone has seen this move - you know it's very dark - but I did love it and Gerard Butler.  So, back went the pretty papers and out came something more in line with what I needed to create what was in my head.  

The link under the Scrap Around the World graphic will take you directly to the challenge.

Page Details:

Paper:  Prima's Timeless Memories - 3 different sheets
Hexagon Chippies (in stash/gift) - embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Golden Angel Wings and Angel Wings Ruby and hexagonal insert pieces painted black
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid
Mediums:  Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Finnabair's Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Worn Alpha; Prima Bricks; Bottle Cap for circles
Ink:  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo; Ranger Archival Black Ink
Paint:  13 Arts Ayeeda Gold Ink; 13 Arts Ayeeda Black Splash Ink and Lindy's Stamp Gang Ramblin Rose Spray (all used for background splashes)
Metal Adornments:  Finnabair

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!3 ARTS September 2015 Challenge

This page is for the September 13 Arts Challenge.  I used brown, gray, white, tan and pale pink on the page.  If you click on the photo - you will be able to see the photo.  I found it on Pinterest - and it said "author unknown."  The link under the 13 Arts graphic will take you to the challenge.

Page Details:

Paper:  13 Arts Timeless - Long Time Ago and Today, Tomorrow and Always
Mists/Paints:  13 Arts Chalk Dark Brown Mist and Ayeeda's Old Silver Paint.  I used the Dark Brown Mist mixed with 13 Arts Magic Powder for the paste used on the stencil.  I also used the Dark Brown Mist as splatters, as well as the Old Silver Paint.
Mediums:  13 Arts Gesso; 13 Arts Magic Powder; 13 Arts Fine Ground Grit in Gray and Faded Pink
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid
Stamps:  Prima bricks; Indigo Bleu Rugged Edge Stamp; Circles made with bottle cap
Metal Adornments:  Flying Unicorn and Finnabair

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Lindy's September 2015 Color Challenge

For Lindy's Stamp Gang's September 2015 Challenge, I chose to do a tag - but it's a large #10 tag.  I sprayed the background colors of Tibetan Poppy Teal, Edelweiss Moss Green and Glory of the Seas Gold - I also colored the flowers with these sprays as well.  There is hexagonal grid chipboard under the flowers - which you can barely see - but I embossed it with Midnight Teal and Spring Leaf Chartreuse.

The links under the graphics will take you to the challenge and/or the store.

Tag Details:

#10 tag
Mediums:  Art Basics Black Gesso; Art Basics Light Paste and Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Sprays: Lindy's Tibetan Poppy Teal, Lindy's Edelweiss Moss Green and Lindy's Glory of the Seas Gold; Embossing Powders:  Lindy's Midnight Teal and Lindy's Spring Leaf Chartreuse
Flowers:  Petaloo Camelias; Petaloo Color Me Crazy and Petaloo Mini Florals; Prima Adelita; Prima Cabriole
Misc.:  Prima Say It In Crystals Forever Green and Timeless Memories; Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments; Butterfly - Renae's Bouquets
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid

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Blue Fern Studio September 2015 Challenge

This page is another of my pretty sister and for the Blue Fern September Challenge.  The link below the Blue Fern sketch graphic will take you to that challenge.

Layout Details:

Paper:  Blue Fern Ombre Dreams - Charlotte's Dream
Chipboard:  Blue Fern Crosshatch Frame and Blue Fern Ironwork Accents
Mediums:  Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Basics Heavy White Gesso; Art Extravagance Texture Paste; Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
[Colored the chipboard with Shimmerz Tickle Me Turquoise and also used it for splatters.]
Flowers:  Prima Avante and Prima Pearl Panache Blue Moon; Petaloo Darjleeing Dahlias and Petaloo Wild Blossums
Misc.:  Prima Say It In Crystals - Oasis; Butterfly - Renea's Bouquets; Birds (in my stash - from a friend); White Pearls

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Monday, September 7, 2015

I made these ATCs after I was playing around with Some 13 Arts and Coloringz spray mists on a couple of pieces of A4 watercolor paper from the Bloom Pad.  I hadn't intended to make anything, but I so liked how the pages looked when they were dry, I decided to make some ATCs from the paper.  I cut up some chipboard coasters as the backers.  For the birds/butterflies, I used paper from The Flying Unicorn Nature's Garden papers in the Small Art, Big Passion September kit.  I also used some metal adornments from The Flying Unicorn and Finnabair.  The hemp twine came from - you guessed it, The Flying Unicorn.  I also used some stencils on the paper and Texture Paste for just another layer.

Paper:  Prima Jamie Dougherty's Bloom A4 Watercolor Pad
Bird/Butterfly prints:  Nature's Garden paper in the Flying Unicorn Small Art, Big Passion September kit.
Stencils:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid and Tattered Circle stencils; Grid stencil from The Stencil Girl
Hemp Twine: Pink, Blue, Gray and Yellow from Flying Unicorn
Metal Adornments from The Flying Unicorn and Finnabair
Spray Mists:  13 Arts Chalk Indigo, Pastel Cobalt and Pastel Cinnamon; Coloringz Moody Mauve

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Once again, I'm uploading something I did last week - but didn't have time to blog or FB.  In the Flying Unicorn September 2015 kits - the off the page project was a wooden candlestick.  The wooden birdhouse was from a Flying Unicorn kit a few months back as the off the page project.  As I hadn't worked with the birdhouse - I just decided to put them together and make a birdhouse/stand.  This is not your everyday birdhouse stand - I primed each piece and added texture paste here and there for some crackling.  Next, I painted them with Prima's Chalkboard Paints in Egg Blue and Eggshell giving it an old/weathered look.  I glammed up the candlestick with glitter and flowers and then went to work on the birdhouse - same procedure, except I added 2 decoupage birds from the Nature's Garden papers in the Flying Unicorn Small Art, Big Passion kit.  (The candlestick was the OTP in the Flying Unicorn Main Kit).  I have one of the birds peeking out of the hole and one sitting on top - added more flowers on top.  Also added some cheesecloth inside for the nest and sticking out on some of the flowers.  Used a few Prima Say it with Crystals hearts on the house.  And, finally added some ivory lace (also from a previous month Flying Unicorn kit) on the bottom of the birdhouse and on the from of the roof.

Wooden Candlestick:  September 2015 Flying Unicorn Off the Page project in the Main Kit
Wooden Birdhouse:  from a previous Flying Unicorn Main Kit
Paint:  Prima Chalkboard Paint in Egg Blue and Egg Shell
Flowers:  Prima Nikko Chiko (also from The Flying Unicorn); Leaves: Prima Something Blue -  Maid of Honor (in stash); Prima Say it With Crystals Stars (in stash)
Lace:  Previous Flying Unicorn Kit
Decoupage Birds:  Flying Unicorn Small Art, Big Passion September Kit)
Cheesecloth; stash
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Soft Matte Gel to adhere all objects

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