Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Paper Dresses-Imagine

Remember when you were a little girl and used to dress your dolls or make paper dresses. The neat thing about making paper dresses is you got to design your own dresses. Well child's play does have to stay, well...child's play. I made paper dresses using the leftover teabags from my tea and stamped design using Imagine's StazOn inks and Creative Medium. These little dresses can be used on greeting cards, art projects or place in shadowbox and make a nice home decor that any girl, young lady or yourself is sure to enjoy. To learn how to make these dresses, visit the Imagine blog.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

So Suzy Stamp-Imagine Blog Hop

Hello Makers!

Today I am happy to be participating in a blog hop, where we will feature Imagine's inks and Crackerbox and Suzy stamps. This hop will run Thur Oct 18th and Fri Oct 19th 2018.

Win Gift Certificates 

Imagine and Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps, each are offering a $25 Gift Certificate. Each company will pick ONE person. All you have to do is leave a comment on each designer's blog AND corporate blogs on any of the two days. Double your chances by leaving comments on each designer's blog and corporate blogs on both of the days.

I will feature a project for Oct 18th-Day 1 and will provide links to the projects running on this day.

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About this project

I made this project as an homage to routines; whether it's going to an office or being at home taking care of the little ones. It's important to remember to do things with love and positive intentions. Kinda of helps from going stir crazy too. Speaking of stirring things, coffee helps out the with that as well, lol! At least, is how I like to think of things.

I used the Crackerbox and Suzy Coffee Cup Heart stamp. I colored the background with Gingerbread, Turquoise Gem VersaMagic and Acorn VersaFine CLAIR inks. Also used the Acorn colored ink to color the main card. The background's crackle design is a stencil from Deco Art, also used the Acorn ink. I colored the coffee cups with  Tropical Lagoon and Sand All Purpose Inks and Tangerine Fabrico Marker using the brush Fantastix. I colored the chipboard gears with Turquoise Gem VersaMagic; Galaxy Gold and Celestial Copper Brilliance inks. I hope you like my project.   

Links to other blogs for Oct 18th-Day 1

Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps - Vicky Briggs
Imagine - Elina Stromberg
Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps - Donna Idlet
Imagine - Iris Rodriguez <<<<You are here
Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps - Terry Burson
Imagine - Jennifer Vanderbeek
Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps - Cornelia Wenokor
Imagine - Jowilna Nolte
Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps - Olesya Andreyeva
Imagine - Kassy Tousignant

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Star Pendant

So, one of my favorite phrases/quotes is "Par Ardua, Ad Astra" latin phrase for "Through Adversity, to the stars". It's also the motto of the Canadian Royal Air Force. I like it; I find it inspirational. I could not fit the whole quote on this size pendant, the letters were too big. That's okay, I used half the phrase and I like how it turned out. I will make a future project with the whole phrase though, perhaps a tile. I made this pendant using Makin's Clay star and round cutters and the surface is colored with Silver Gilder's Paste. I have also wire wrapped a little silver pearl. I hope you like my pendant.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Leaves Wall Hanging

It's fall, yeah! My favorite time of the year. Just love the warm fall leaf colors, Chai lattes, pumpkin patch trips, foliage drives, and light sweaters. So in honor of this great season, I made a wall hanging using Makin's Clay leaves mold and white clay. For the surface treatment I have used Imagine inks. Check out the tutorial on the Makin's Clay blog.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Birds and Key Assemblage

Hello Makers!

So, not long ago I had made a greeting card using a combination of stamps and stencils of birds and key; with the sentiment, "Let Your Dreams Fly", from an awesome stamp set from Joy Clair. I also used used Imagine Walnut and pigments ink on teabags, take a look at my post. I was inspired by my card that I decided to make an actual 3D art piece out of it in the form of an assemblage. Also, I was smitten the Imagine's bluish Cornflower Walnut Ink that I stayed with the same color theme. For this piece I used Blue Iris Gilder's paste on the birds and Prussian Blue acrylic paint on the shadowbox. I sculpted the birds out of polymer clay, the key, filigree and mini door knob are made out of metal, all sitting on a little decorative wooden base.  Take a look at the imagine below with the original card and assemblage piece. Well I hope you like my key and birds and find your inspiration today.

Here you see my original greeting card and assemblage piece next to each other.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Teabag Cards-Imagine

Hello Makers!

Got tea? I do. First, I like to meditatively drink my tea, then use the bag for arts and crafts. Teabags are so delicate, yet they so versatile. You can paint, sew, stitch and sculpture with them. They have an awesome vintage look and feel. I created greeting cards with teabags, Imagine's Walnut Cornflower and Willow inks  and VersaFine Clair ink. Later on this month, I'll show you something else I created with teabags. To learn how to clean out your teabags and and make teabag cards, visit the Imagine blog.