Friday, April 26, 2013

She Blooms

I decided to make a Christy Tomlinson style girl and I want to show you my inspiration

This is Christy Tomlinson artwork and she has it in her etsy store right now.  I recommend to anyone wanting to learn to paint, go take her workshops and the are on SALE HERE. She is a very good teacher as well as painter. I admire what she does.

Here is my canvas

This canvas edge was done waaay to early this morning and I double visioned the stamp along the edge. I think I was seeing double?  Not enough coffee to be awake that early?  So then I Frantaged the edges with Shabby Green and I love how it looks.

My background was mod podged with Glitz papers "Cashmere Dame" and then I painted over it with acrylic blue, yellow, and pink.

Her flowers are cut out with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and then I blended them in with gelatos and Pitt pens from Fabercastell.   I doodled around her and her hair.  I stamped various stamps onto her and around the canvas.

One thing I like about this kind of canvas is the texture you get from mod podging your strips of random papers.  There is a real piece of lace that gave me some trouble, it finally stayed after I used Glossy Accents and then mod podge.

Another boo boo because I was half asleep is that when you heat up Frantage the acrylic paint bubbles right away, so she has a blemish on her arm, hehe.

I used Rub ons for the doily and edges and corners.

Her hair, skin and cheeks were painted. The dress, flowers, and butterfly are mod podged on.

I am entering this canvas into the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by today, hope your weekend is fun and crafty!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tilda With Love

Hi Ladies,

Just had to try this one out and make it very girlie!!
But First we have a new Horse at our place.  He is not even a year old buckskin that my daughter purchased herself to train and sell.  She is starting her own side business and has always had a natural ability to train horses, this is her 5th.  He is shedding his winter coat, not too handsome yet but he is calm and very alert to what she wants him to do, so I think he will be a great horse to ride some day.

Now here is my card.
I used Pion Papers "For Mother" and Colored Tilda With Love in Distressed Inks.
I also have a mini fairy and mini butterflies from older Magnolia collections.

My flowers are from Live Love Crafts and a Magnolia. I added feathers and I used Spellbinders Lattice die corners and the ends of the sentiment die in the floral corners.  I also have 2 Marianne Dies on here.

Close up of the flowers and you can see my gold netting that I placed behind Tilda

Tilda has a few sparkles and liquid pearls

The inside and sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the horse!
I would like to enter the following challenges.
Midwek Magnolias Bingo Challenge #58 I chose top across  Pink, Ribbon, Die cut

Have a great week girls!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I love playing with the cowboy theme, I supposed it is because I live in the country with horses, cows, chickens and such, oh yes the dirt too.  hehe  I inked up Moulin Rouge Tilda and paired her with Theatre Curtain.   The inside has a surprise character.

I stamped Moulin Rouge Tilda and water colored her with distressed inks and then separately cut out the Theatre curtain and put slightly over her with foam stickers to build it up.

Pion papers, flowers from WOC and LLC, pearls and lace from my stash, bird is from WOC. Charms
So here is the Man Lucky Edwin, he is smitten with Tilda.
I doodled his cigar smoke around the sentiment, I just could't resist the sentiment. lol

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thank you for the kind comments you left for me on my last card, they sure made me smile!

You are Smokin!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Make My Day

Wow what a Spring Day
Snow,  sleet,  rain, the internet was barely working and everyone in the house annoying me. (hehe) I have been having a hard time adjusting back to card making after I have done canvas painting.  Weird!  I love both so much but their techniques are so different.  I have a canvas ready to paint all the time (hehe)  I also have a lot of Magnolia images to create in my head too. (hehe)

New Magnolia images Golden Creek Background and Lucky Edwin are colored in Distressed inks.  I doodled on the images a bit with Copic Multi liner 0.5.

I used the sewing spools Tracy Payne gave me from her glorious candy I won.  I attached the handwritten sentiments onto them, from Clint Eastwood, Come On Make My Day, A Happy Birthday, I added a few words to his. hehe 
The copper corners I made with TH embossing folder and then aged with Pantina and Alcohol Inks.  My jean rivits are from Prima.  The stars are made from the copper and curled with the Prima rivit in the middle.  I thought this would make a cute boys card.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great week crafting.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Divas By Design Challenge

Hello, hope your day is going well!  Divas By Design has a new challenge today
Your creation must have flowers on it.  We all love that.

Here is my card I created for the challenge this week.

I used a Marianne die and scrap paper that I had in my stash to create my card.  My florals are from Prima,  Live Love Crafts, and WOC.  My ribbon is from Websters Pages and the button on the orange ribbon is from a embellishment pack from MME.  

My image is from LOTV and colored in Copics.

The inside I used tiny text and a butterfly punch.  The lacey punch is a Magnolia Doohickey.

Here is a view with it laying down.

Challenges that I would like to enter

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog today.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Gears Canvas Girl

Another Canvas! They are in my head and I have to paint them out.  Prima papers and embellishments are incredible too, I just had to get it all out and here is what happened.

First I tore strips of paper from Prima's Engraver 12x12 pad and mod podge them onto a canvas.  After they dried I started mixing my acrylic paints and made the face and then the neck, added white to the eye and nose area.  After it dried I made the eyes, my worst talent, eyes.  I used Faber Castell Pitt pens in browns and then Faber Castell gelatos for her shadows. Her nose was shadowed with FC Pitt pens and her cheeks are FC Pitt pens and gelatos.  Her lips were the hardest, usually not a problem but I think it was because of her head being turned and I need the symmetry. Her lips were made with FC Pitt Pens, Pentax oil crayons.

The sentiment was stamped with Archival ink onto a Claudia Hellmuth Canvas sheet.  I distressed the edges and rubbed Distressed inks onto it.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamps by Donna Downey.
All the gears are from Tim Holtz, the keys from my local craft store, the locks are from Graphic 45, the clock and flowers, and bottle caps ect... are all from Prima Vintage Trinkets.  I used Glossy Accents to glue them all on.

The heart I drew with glue and then sprinkled Frantage onto the glue, letting it set up I poured off the Frantage and then heated it up from the underside of the canvas.  I rubbed Distressed silver metalic paint onto it a bit and highlighted it with FC Pitt pen in brown.

For her clothing I used copper and a Tim Holtz embossing folder and aged it with pantina alcohol ink. Then I used Glossy Accents to glue it on.  You can see the trinkets and how they add texture to the canvas.  You can also see the texture in her hair, I used sculpting medium with my acrylic paints.

After I used my gelatos and oil pastels to blend the papers, I used bronze distressed ink on a gears mask and it turned a bit pink.  Then I stamped the sentiment all over the canvas with white paint including her hair. Then I took a Papertrey Ink writing stamp and stamped that all over in black including her neck and forehead.

Different lighting helps find the true colors of the canvas.  I purchased most of the materials from Blue Moon Scrapbooking, they are family run and actually call you before your package goes out, then you can add to your order, Yeah!

Well I hope some of my tutorial will inspire you to paint something fun that you like,
I appreciate your comments and visits to my blog
Thank You!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Julie Nutting Girl Canvas

Today I made a canvas featuring a Julie Nutting inspiration.  This is my 3rd canvas with this tight kneed dress lady on it.  I love her, If only I looked like this!

The other day I was making the wedding card to go with the canvas gift and I laid this 6x12 piece of paper from Prima Lyric down,  immediately I saw this canvas in my head. 
She was so simple as the paper did all the work.  I used my template that I had saved for the girl to outline her and her dress from the same Prima paper pad.  She was easy to position so that her feet would be on the line below and her head matched up with the halo of leaves. 

My bird cage is a memory box die and the corner metal is from my local craft store.  At the knee of the dress I used a crystal button and Prima crystal pearls that have a unique coating on them.  The black beading is from recollections.  2 Flowers from WOC and just mod podge and glossy accents to fasten everything on.

 Here is a closer look at her hair, I used Golden acrylic black paint with a sculpting medium and dabbed around her head, only once, I know a shocker, and fastened some of those Prima pearls on, then done.

Here is a close up of the skirt and my doodles that go around the girl.  The glitter is Sparkle from Mod Podge and I lightly swipped it around the canvas for some shimmer.

This photo had a different light on it

A few weeks ago Lisa Minckler made a gorgeous canvas using the crackle method which you can see  Here on her blog and inspired me to do it on the sides of my canvas.  So easy as Lisa explained her method.  Then I inked the edges to smudge in some contrast.

I just had to show you this canvas.  It was simple to do and turned out beautifully in my opinion.  Alot of times we do not like our work when we are done, well this one I love so I will keep it.  I can always do another one for a gift as I have more paper from Prima Lyric.

Thank you for visiting me today and Have a great weekend.

A Die For A Sketch Challenge #11

Hello Everyone!  Hope your day is going well.  
We have a new challenge for you at 

All you need to do is follow the sketch and use a minimum of 1 die

Here is my DT card for this month's Challenge

Our images came from Bizzy Becs she is our sponsor this month and her store is awesome!

I used  Bo Bunny Surprise collection of papers to make this card.  This paper is perfect for birthdays and  I really need to get some made soon.  I colored my image with Copics and glittered around the edge of the oval die cut.  The arrow and heart are chipboard pieces from my stash that I painted.  I added some SU ribbons and that was it, easy but a very cheery and bright birthday card.

I hope you are inspired to create a card from the Sketch so you can enter to win a prize from Bizzy Becs!  All you need to do is follow the sketch and use a minimum of 1 die.

My friend Cathy Lynn happens to be our Guest Designer this month at A Die For A Sketch!  How awesome to have her gorgeous card on our Challenge blog this month!  
So go check it out and have fun!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Shabby Chic Wedding Card

This is the Wedding card that goes with the canvas in my previous post.
I used Prima's new Lyric papers and a LOTV image.

This paper is so awesome that I just used 1 piece for the base, look how ornate it is.  The pink background is a Joy embossing die.   From this Prima paper pad I cut all the die cuts and made the inside.

The LOTV image is colored in Copics and mounted on Spellbinders circle and scallop circle die.  The sentiment and die is from Papertrey Ink.  I also have a Precious heart die from Memory Box, a Magnolia Doohickey die of dragon flies and a Marianne leaf die.

I used pleated tulle and ribbon roses on the right and then florals from Live and Love Crafts and WOC on the left.   Look at the inside, this is just the paper and then in the back of the 12x12 pad are sentiments and sticker letters to use.

The top of the front ornate piece I put some bling and a charm.

A closer look at the stickers

Here is the canvas from the previous post with the card for our cousin.
Somewhat matched.

Thank you for stopping by today!