Saturday, April 15, 2017

Colorful Creations April 15th Challenge DT

 For this mid month challenge we created a project using only items that start with the first letter of your first name. Challenge

I started with a wooden letter "I" that my husband just nailed together for me.

Then I decided I wanted to use the color ivory as the theme, and for products and embellishments I used the following:
Ivory Lace, ivory flowers, Ice Resin, Idea-ology rub on, Iron Orchard Design mould, Inka Gold, and liquetex Inks. Full video tutorial is below.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Colourful Creations April 1st challenge: this is me!

April 1st Challenge

This is an embroidery hoop I found at the thrift store and covered with deli paper and some burlap I bought at the hardware store.

Using spare IOD Prima Mould I had already made.

I also used different shimmery color sprays from Tattered Angel, Prima Bloom, and Heidi Swap.

I have recently falling in love with melting natural bees wax on paper or tissue paper to give this unique encaustic feel

And then the finish product. Check out the full tutorial video below,

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Distress Oxides ATCs Take 2

So on this take, I wanted to showcase Walnut, Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber

I also wanted to add some texture and thought that Finnabair's Rust Paste would compliment the Oxide look.

Then for the little details, I used a map scrapbook page I had laying around and decided to use melted beeswax to give a vintage, encaustic, transparent look to it and used some jute to tie it in place.

I love how the Rust paste did when I applied it with the blending tool through a stencil.

I also think that Peeled Paint color on the Oxide line is not used as often. But this color is beautiful and unique, especially over the Walnut Stain, it sort of changes to a light teal. I will definitely be using this color more often.

Check out the Full Video Tutorial HERE:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Distress Oxide ATCs Take 1

Playing with Distress Oxides are so much fun!

When I work with them I like to use them one color at a time.

Adding a bit of embellishments with kitchen twine and art stones.

Using a stencil I spread crackle paste.

And finish with a little glitter for some shimmer.

Full video tutorial below:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DT Challenge for Colorful Creations March 15

This challenge was monochromatic project.

I was playing with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China, Faded Jean and Iced Spruce.

Also used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a touch of floral lace.

Added some texture with clear embossing using a crackle stamp.

The little details always counts. Finnabair Art Stones gives fun texture.

Added some shine with a sequins blue bow and pearl cabochon,

Full Video Tutorial Here:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Joining Lulu Art Design Team 2017

Woohoo.... I was chosen to join Kylie Fowler's amazing and talented team. Kylie is the owner of an Australian online art store called (and she ships internationally!). She has a great variety of craft products, plus she offers online art classes that are so informative and educational.

My first project will post tomorrow.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DT Challenge for Colorful Creations March 1st

For this challenge we had to use these color combination with ink. I used distressed inks for background color and stamping.

Using some of my Prima IOD Moulds pieces and painted with Finnabair Opal Blue/Pink

Love these guinea feathers to add some contrast and color. 

I wanted to give the tags some more texture so I decided to add Finnabair crackle and gold mica flake while it was wet.

As a final touch I added a strip lace on the top of the tags.

Full video tutorial HERE