Sunday, December 24, 2017

Deer Winter

Deer Winter!
Recently I have been getting an urge to branch out and try my hand at Mixed Media canvas work. When I came across the deer at the 99¢ store I knew I had found what to try and work around! Plus, it went well with the December Challenge over at Creative Embellishments that had already put the idea of doing some winter work in my mind!

Unfortunately I had already started, and almost completed this project before I bought my webcam, so there is no video of my process...which spanned over multiple days! But I did take a lot of close up photos for a better look!

I used Amazing Cast Resin with the Prima Large Flourish Mould them more Amazing Cast Resin to "glue" the flourishes, Tim Holtz Wood Slices, and canvas together.

Products Used:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Tag!

The tag I made for the "Glorious Holiday Tag Swap!" hosted by Donna (bonprof) over at!

I sprayed the canvas, texture pasted the canvas, sprayed it some more, and added some glitter paste in select spots! (Good news, I finally got a webcam, someday I hope to make is just so much easier than typing it all out! I assume anyhow, at least I'll be able to say "Here, watch this!" LOL)

I wrapped the gold wire around a tape roll (packing tape size) to make the wreath base, then just started sticking the pine needle die cuts around it. The ornaments are from ReneaBouquets (link in product list), as is the glitter I used to "fill in" some of the areas of them. I embossed them with Red Geranium Embossing Powder (Ranger) and added a light coat of Rose Gold Metallique Wax (Prima). I did the same to the Merry Christmas.

Yes, it lights up!

Products Used:

  • ReneaBouquets
  • BoBunny
    • Gold Glitter Paste
  • Ranger
    • Gold Embossing Powder
    • Texture Paste
    • Big Emboss It
    • Wendi Vecchi
      • Red Geranium Embossing Powder
    • Tim Holtz
      • Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Tim Holtz
      • Flourish Stencil
  • Carta Bella
    • Lattice Stencil
  • Advantas
    • Idea-ology Tim Holtz
      • Bouquet
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Pine Needle Trio Die
  • Core'dinations
    • Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
  • Core'dinations
    • Vintage Stack
  • Prima
    • White Crackle Texture Paste
    • 3D Gloss Gel
    • Finnabair
      • Rose Gold Metallique Wax
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine
    • Bronze
  • Fabri-Tac
  • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Laminated Canvas
    • Merry Christmas Die
    • Berries
    • Gold Wire
    • The lights are a little necklace I came across at the 99¢ store!
    • The poinsettias are actually from an earring & brooch set from Avon I believe.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Altered Purse using ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board Purse!

Altered Purse for the ReneaBouquet Purse Swap using ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board 4D Purse
A close up of the beautiful dragonfly by ReneaBouquets (Link in Product List)

Another angle!

And another!

Ok, the final one!
The other sides of the purse!

I also made this wand to go along with the purse using the same paper line and rosette cuts from the Silhouette Store.

Product List Purse:
  • ReneaBouquets
  • Shimmerz Paints
    • AcriTonez - Blue My Top
  • Pink Paislee
    • House of Three
      • Soiree
        • Diamond
        • Collage
  • Prima
    • Del Mar (large, light purple rose)
    • 3D Gloss Gel
    • Metallique Wax
      • Vintage Gold
      • Rose Gold
    • 1" Art Basics Silicone Brush
  • Tim Holtz
    • Word Keys
    • Water Pen - Nib
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade
    • Mini Snips
  • Studio 490
    • Wendi Vecchi
      • Steampunk Art Stamp Set (lightbulb)
      • Destination Art Stamp Set (on bottom of purse)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus
  • Mod Podge
    • Matte
  • Ranger Ink
    • Glossy Accents
    • Gold Embossing Powder
    • Brayer (3.5")
    • Emboss It Pen
  • Tonic Studio
    • Paper Distresser
  • DMC Metallic Embrodiary Floss (E3843)
  • Maya Road
    • Trinket Pens - Leaf
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Orange Stamen
    • "Mulberry Type" flowers (all of the pink & yellow roses)
    • watercolor paper (used to stamp lightbulb on)
    • "Stone wall" die
Product List Wand: **all of the cuts for the wand top came from the Silhouette Store**
  • Ranger Ink
    • Gold Embossing Powder
    • Wendi Vecchi "Fern Green" Embossing Powder
  • Pink Paislee
    • House of Three
      • Soiree
        • Diamond
        • Collage
        • Music
  • Chickaniddy Crafts
    • "365" Mini Brads
  • WOW! Glitter
    • "Pool"
  • The Paper Company
    • "Bright Lace Ribbon Scrap Pack"
  • E6000 Spray Adhesive (for the glitter, including on top to [try] and keep it in place!)
  • Silhouette Cameo

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Teacup

My first tea cup art, just in time for Christmas!

Handle side, side view! This was a learning experience for me, and I learned that I need more Mod Podge to hold down the pieces against the strain of the Crackle Paint! You can also se some of the beautiful Shard Glitter Glass & Microbeads I added to the spoon!

The other side of the cup. Here I added some of the Microbeads to the pine cone & some Shard Glitter Glass & Microbeads just under the edge of the pine cone. Plus, in the center of the poinsettias are some more Microbeads.

A closer look at the spoon.

A closer look at the pine cone!

One of the poinsettias that has the Microbeads for the center.

One of the posies I made using the tutorial found at Live The Dream ....

A closer look at the bottom with the second posie I made.

A view from the top!

*The cut file for the teacup, saucer, and spoon can be found at*

Product List:

  • ReneaBouquets
    • Glass Microbeads in Champagne
    • Shard Glitter Glass in Silver
    • Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits - Star
    • Burgundy Roses, Poinsettias, & leaves
  • Hip Kit Club (November 2017 Main Kit)
    • Tis The Season by Kimberly Hutchison
      • Baby It's Cold Outside (cup exterior)
  • Crate Paper
    • FALALA Collection
      • Twinkle
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Ink
        • Tea Dye
        • Fossilized Amber
        • Seedless Preserves
        • Rusty Hinge
      • Distress Crackle Paint
        • Clear Rock Candy
      • Mini Round Blending Tool
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Sizzix
    • Big Shot Plus
    • Precision Base Plate
    • Tim Holtz
      • Small Tattered Florals (the one little rosebud!)
  • Spellbinders
    • Shabby Posies
    • Layered Poinsettia
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Pine Needles Trio
  • Poppy
    • Small Blooming Poinsettia
  • Mod Podge
    • Paper - Gloss
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac
  • Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze
  • White Card stock - American Crafts I think
  • Mulberry Bear 2
    • "Grass Green" Mulberry Paper - Pine Needles
  • The Paper Studio
    • White "Handmade" Paper (white poinsettias, posies, & rosebud)
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
      • Metallique Wax - Old Silver
      • Silicon Brushes - 1" & 2"
  • 99¢ Store finds
    • Pine cones
    • Bottle brush tree
    • Green bead garland
  • Unbranded/Unknown
    • Stamen in large white poinsettia & posies
    • Holly berries (frosted red & green & red)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Smile layout, featuring your truly!
Over at there is the "Round Robin" challenge, which is basically how it sounds. Inspiration is posted, in the case of this month, a lovely autumn themed image with the quote "Even though we can't have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don't get what we deserve" on it. So, it inspired me this way: I am 4 1/2 years old in this photo, and obviously upset about SOMETHING which I'm sure at the time was because I didn't get what I wanted or didn't get my way, hence why I linked this photo with the quote. And, I also threw in some leaves and I have mostly autumn colors on this layout. So there you have it, my Round Robin layout! Now it's week two's turn to be inspired by my layout!

This layout is also going to be entered in the Stuck?! Sketches November 1st sketch challenge, which is to use the following sketch! Instead of three photos, I cut one photo into three pieces! I also flipped the sketch on its head for my layout!

Stuck?! Sketches Nov. 1, 2017 Sketch

Product List:

  • Shimmerz 
    • Vibes: Mango Tango 
    • Inklingz: Old Yeller 
    • Creameez: Lapis Dance 
  • Hip Kit Club 
    • Harvest Dreams: Warm & Fuzzy 
  • Elle's Studio 
    • Black Letters & Numbers Sticker Sheet
  • American Crafts
    • Star Gazer Collection
      • 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Make a Wish
  • Crate Paper
    • Gather Collection
      • Ephemera
  • Pinkfresh Studio
    • Escape the Ordinary Collection
      • 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Transform
      • Chipboard Stickers
      • Ephemera Pack with Foil Accents
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
      • Art Basics - Mixed Media Silicone Brush - 2 Inch
  • Ranger Ink
    • Tim Holtz
      • Water Brush - Detailer Brush Nib
  • Sharpie - Fine Point - Writing Pen
  • Teresa Collins
    • Daily Stories Collection
      • Cardstock Stickers - Alphabet and Label
  • Tonic Studios 
    • Tim Holtz
      •  Mini-Snips - 5 Inches
  • Orange & White Twine ... umm, I kinda threw the wrapper in the trash! 
  • White tissue paper 
  • Clear Gesso 
  • The pink gems I got in a Birds of a Feather Kit back in 2014 ... I think