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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Coppertone

Today I'm sharing a mixed media canvas I did just because. I was working with my friend from Soul Scrappers on Skype. We pulled together junk we found in our scrap area and used no new materials. My colors started out way different than this, lol I started with TH Squeezed Lemon ink it was way to bright and soft for the heavy elements, I tried some of my TH oranges and they didn't work either. Finally I brought out my Dylusions Chocolate spray, that was so dark I wasn't sure I could rescue the project without walking away letting it dry for a few days, coming back and applying another coat of gesso. Michael's is now carrying some Prima products weeks ago when I was there I purchased some mica powders and some Patina paste. I picked up the mica powders and went to work with a dry paint brush. It really worked! Now I have this beautiful old metal looking canvas. I say not so bad for collecting some junk. I certainly could have added more but I'm not so sure I like the crowded canvas.
That is it for today hope I get a chance to play.
Hugs
Colleen

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Home is where mom is

Here we go, I was able to sneak in just a little bit of crafting time on Friday. On SoulScrappers there is a PhiloSOULphy challenge, they provide a quote and you design your project around that. This months the quote is "home is where mom is". I used some shrinky plastic to make my eggs covered with Paper Artsy chalk paint and some mica powder by Prmia. The images are from a Tim Holtz set called Bird Feather which remains one of my favorites.I also added some Creative Embellishments chipboard branches that I won in a blog hop and some leaves from Recollections. I used a combination of TH's ink and Archival ink.
That's it for today. Here is hoping now that the boys are out of school I will have more crafting time.
Hugs
Colleen   


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grin (maybe)

Today I have a layout for a challenge at Soul Scrapers, this is for the Tic Tac Toe challenge. I love this challenge because I challenge myself to get the whole board. I know that is not the game but if helps me think of different things I can use in a layout and I figure if I get at least one full row the rest is bonus and who doesn't like a bonus.
Looks like I have everything except the wood veneer I couldn't find any LOL.
Hope to be back soon
Hugs
Colleen

Monday, April 24, 2017

Song Lyric Challenge

Back again but I have to make it short watching my great granddaughter who just might wake up any minute.  But I need to get this posted. Over at Soul Scrapers there is a challenge they call a Song Lyric Challenge, they pick a song and you need to use a line from the song in your lay out. Well I used the title.
There is a lot going on in this Lay Out I used some of  Tim Holtz products, clear stamp set called Urban Wildflower, one of his stencils, cardstock and parts of cardstock cutouts and his tissue, I also used a brick stencil by Wendy Veici. A steampunk mask by TH. TH letter die cuts and one of TH flash cards. some washi tape from Michaels . TH distress ink Ribbon from Michaels my clock embellishment is from my air clay moldings as is the love embellishments. I colored my molding paste with my Fresco paints. My paper behind my main paper is from Hobby Lobby paper pad called Country Road, I did cut a few flowers out of that for my embellishments also and finally I used a stencil for some faux stitching. She is not awake yet. LOL
Hugs
Colleen

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Utee

Today I'm sharing my journey into my melt pot once again brought on by a challenge over at Paper Artsy. It's been a bit since I've played with Utee so I thought I would give a few "new" to me techniques a try. From right to left ..... I have an ATC card that I made from the inspiration provided by Nikki here http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2017/04/2017-6-utee-accents-by-nikki-acton.html   This was the hardest one to do, because ok don't laugh but I really dipped this in my melting pot not once but several times to get the layers Nikki described.  Not once did I thing to pour the utee on it and melt it with my heat gun, that is until I was finished and was lining them up to take pictures I have two pretty burn't fingers to prove it. I used my Fresco paints right on my stamps to stamp the first layer, then a circle stamp for my second layer, then a splash of inky pool for the splatters.
Next up is a mold I made using the two part epoxy for the melt pot, After these butterflies hardened I dry brushed some snowflake on them to bring out the detail. For my third try I used my spellbinders like in this video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-aAe3JMJL4    shown the night the challenged was introduced.
That is it for now
Hugs
Colleen

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blessing's

I'm here once again with a SoulScrappers LO. This is for the random word challenge I picked Blessing's because I feel that about these two. There is no way to explain the relationship my granddaughter and I have sometimes turmoil and sometimes not but I love her with all my heart no matter what. I just hope I get to know my great granddaughter the same way. I'm looking forward to playing with her at the zoo, playgrounds and parks.
Today is short because I'm fading fast didn't really sleep last night.
All my papers are from my stash, flowers are from Michaels, lace is tea stained detailed die cut is from a scrapbooking friend and I have something new in my things air dried clay trinkets I made from molds.
That's it.
Hugs
Colleen

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pathways

Today's share is for a challenge over at Soul Scrapers called Escape 2 Nature and this is challenge #3   Our challenge was to scrap a picture of a pathway, this one is right at the corner of my house. It's called the Ice Age trail and goes all through Wisconsin. You can hike it, bike it and even take your horses on it. Still in it's complete ugly winter stage.
My paper is from a pad called Country Roads by Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby one of three I bought at the beginning of the month when they were 50% off.
I used some scrap paper to stamp a script and some small circles to layer up my photo on the left and on the right I have some cheese cloth, cloth washi tape and a Tim Holtz die cut heart. I also chose to splatter white gesso around the lay out. My sentiment was computer generated.
I have a ton to do today and I'm trying to quit smoking so we will see how today goes.
Hugs
Colleen