Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy day!

Good morning Crafty Friends,
This post is bright and cheery; I love the colors on the page and used something new for me.
I used the frame piece and the word Gorgeous from Southern Ridge Trading Company. Check them out at #southernridgetradingcompany. 
I painted them first with a shimmery paint and covered entirely and let them dry.  I the broke out a new small watercolor set and used the yellow, green and purples from the paper I was going to use. Painted to my liking and heat set with clear embossing powder then topped it off with a shimmer from perfect pearls!  I took an additional title to complete my page and colored it the same way. 

Cut and matted my photo’s and papers, added a cluster of flowers and a yellow crochet dollies pop dotted it up to add dimension and put it all together.

The results I think show a happy evening with my Love!

Thanks and keep crafting,


Saturday, December 1, 2018

We all have them so lets use them!

Hello all my artistic friends,
This is just a little bonus project I made for the Southern Ridge Trading Company Design team.
I saved all the punched out pieces that were left after making my projects and the rectangle was from the coral chipboard piece.
I cut out a tag and positioned the rectangle so there was a hole near the top.  I applied mod podge to the tag and placed the small pieces in a grouping I liked.  I then placed the larger rectangle around the pieces. 
I dried the entire tag with a heat gun and added paint, shimmer glaze and added pewter colored embossing powder to select areas.  I inked the edges with grey ink for a finished look and added numerous pieces of fabric and ribbons.
I hope you enjoy this little crafty tip!
Happy crafting,

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A little Buzzed!

Hello all my crafty friends,
Hopefully this post will bring a little sunshine into a rather dreary time of the year.  These cute little Bumble Bee earrings were made with the bumble bee set from Southern Ridge Trading Company #southernridgetradingcompany.
I first painted the earrings with black and yellow.  Let them dry well and embossed each area with yellow and black embossing powder and let cool.
I dug out my trusty jewelry making supplies and got started. I added complimentary beads and silver finding to complete the sunny look.
I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hello all my scrappy friends,
This project is for Spooky Halloween.  I used the Halloween border and cut in half at the cat.  I then hinged them together with a piece of card stock.  I used black mist to cover the entire piece and dried with a heat gun.  I the applied several layer of colors and glitter to highlight the cutouts.
I cut a triangle piece of chipboard to make the piece stand to make a spooky tea light holder.
The short video is the piece lit up with a tea light in the spooky darkness!
Happy Halloween.
Thanks and go make some scrappy fun!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Southern Ridge Trading Company DT post

Good afternoon to all with my first project for Southern Ridge Trading Company.  I hope you enjoy my first piece and maybe take away a little bit of crafty fun!
My first project was inspired by a quote that I try to live by daily.  It often seems like all the tasks we take on feels overwhelming.  This quote makes me step back from myself, take a deep breath and go on.
Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.  By Mary Radmacher
I decided the picture of a lioness depicts the quote best so I superimposed the quote onto the picture.  Them pulled from the yellow tones of the coat of the lioness and the regale quality of the silvers to pulled it all together.  I used several pieces of yellow with white, grey and silver. I like to mat my main page and picture.  I then inked all my edges with pewter ink.  I pulled several flowers, leaves and stems to make a cluster of flowers to bring the feminine edge to the page.  Arranged all thy papers to my liking. I then used the Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard pieces “100%” and “Authentic” to bring home the words of the quote by first painting them silver then sprinkled with a small amount of silver glitter. I placed them in a prominent spot on the page to complete it.
Go take a look at their blog to find lots of inspiration for your next project!