Getting into the holiday spirit once again. I made a recent trip my local craft store and found this adorable NOEL sign. It was unpainted when I purchased it, but I knew exactly how I wanted it to look.
I painted each layer with gesso and let dry.
The sign separated into three layers, which made it very easy to paint as well as re-assemble.
I used Red acrylic for the back layer. I painted several coats of the red to get the color I was looking for. The NOEL layer was painted with White acrylic and I finished up with Black acrylic for the frame. After painting each layer , I let it dry completely before putting it all together. I just love how it turn out. What do you all think?
I heard they had flurries last night in my home state of Ohio. My brother told me they had about 4 inches. I am happy that I live in the south. But I do love a white Christmas.
I was putting the finishing touches on my last few Christmas cards and thought I would share the finished product.
This cute little snowman is call Snowy and he is from Penny Black. I found the designer paper at my local craft store. This cute little guy makes me smile!
Here is the last card I made using a Penny Black stamp set as well.
I called it my “Whimsical Santa”. I’m hoping they come out with a coordinating die, since it was alot of fussy cutting. I colored him using Copic markers. I’m still learning but had fun coloring them. The trees were stamped using Stampers Anonymous “Tree line” stamp set.
Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays!
I am still experimenting with my distress inks. I will admit, I was actually afraid to try these. My advice to you is keep trying. My first few attempts never made it out of the craft room. But I think i’m getting the hang of it. The background was made using Distress Ink “Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Chipped Sapphire”. I put a little ink on my craft mat and then spritzed generously with water. I repeated the process several times. Sometimes using more than one color ink. I used a heat tool to dry each layer before inking again. I was really please with the outcome. So what do you think?
Well I mailed off my Halloween cards this week (so happy to get that done). I was especially pleased with how they turned out this year. I used a variety of products from Stampin Up!, Ranger, Stamper’s Anonymous and of course Tim Holtz. Some of the DSP was purchased at my local papercrafting store.
I could not decide which stamps from Tim Holtz, I liked better. So I pretty much used them all. These cards were made with the “Monsters”, ” and “Haunted House” stamp sets. I used a variety of Distress Inks for my backgrounds.
And how about the greeting on the” pumpkinhead ” card? That Halloween stamp got a work out. I used it on most of the insides of my cards. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about what products I used.
Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy and Safe Halloween!!
Sorry for being away so long. It was not my intent to take this long of a break. I was able to spend time in my craft room, for which I am very thankful.
Life has been a little busy to say the least. I went to visit family in Ohio this past March for a few days. In May we had my son’s graduation from college. I was back up in Ohio in August for a high school reunion. We were also busy planning my son’s wedding this past September. To top it all off our grand daughter started pre-k this year too. I do love driving them to and from school. When she comes home she does love playing in my craft room.
I have been having so much fun playing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. They are so amazing! I have the most beautiful “happy accidents“.
One of my favorite crafting projects is decorating printers trays. This one I happened to find at my local Goodwill, still in the original packaging. Since Valentine’s day is just around the corner I decided to see what I could create using the new “Sending Love” dsp by Stampin’ Up! Which I paired up with the “Sealed with Love” stamp set, both are found in the 2017 Occasions catalog. The catalog runs from January 4th through May 31, 2017.
Sealed With Love Photopolymer Bundle stamp set and framelits (144705)
“Lots of Labels” framelits (138281)
“Snuggles and Smooches” stamp set
“Jar of Love” photopolymer Stamp Set (141587)
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (142761)
Paper: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Real Red and Whisper White
Red glimmer paper
Additional paper: Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Craft White, Real Red and Momento Black
Dimensionals, pearl accents, circle punches, heart punches, project life corner rounder
This weeks challenge was fun to do. I really had a good time playing with my inks today. There was lots of sponging going on. My fingers are still a little brown from the crumb cake.
I used the Botanical Blooms Dsp and actually got my brayer out for the card base on Whisper White card stock. The rest of the supply list goes as follows: Nature’s Perfection stamp set, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey and Momento Black ink. Butterfly punch and corner rounder punches. The greeting is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.