Sunday, December 4, 2016

Altered Canvas and Tag

Hi everyone!  December has arrived and now the rush is on for me to finish projects in time for Christmas.  Why don't I ever learn and start earlier?  Oh well, I did make a reverse altered canvas for a swap with a Christmas/Winter theme that I am sharing with you today.

I loved making this project.  I started by giving both the front and back of the canvas a coat of gesso.  I then used a Tim Holtz snowflake stencil and Golden's Pearl Mica Flake paste on the back and sides (which I forgot to photograph).  A Pion image and Maja Design paper were placed inside the opening after distressing and inking.  Various lace trims and beads were added around the frame.  A little tree from Joann's and pieces of a winter floral pick were placed along the inside edge.  A few bells were added to the cluster.  A couple Recollections wooden snowflakes were glue to the background.  To finish it off, I added a layered chipboard snowflake from Recollections to the upper left corner and then the wooden Peace ornament to the lower right corner.  I made the angel from a mold and attached him to the wooden ornament along with a couple of rhinestones.

In this photograph above, you can see a little bit of the snowflakes that I stenciled and the decorative lace trim placed around the inside of the frame.

While I had the Maja Design papers out, I also made a small tag that came together very quickly.  I cut the tag from the papers and layered it onto a kraft tag.  Cheesecloth was placed under the tag and a piece of trim from Prima at the bottom.  A couple of Recollections snowflakes, rhinestones and a hemp tie completed the tag.

I am entering the canvas in the Winter Magic challenge at A Vintage Journey and also the Home for the Holidays challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate each of your comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lacy Tag

Hi everyone.  The Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the States has come to an end.  We had a very enjoyable, if tiring, four days.  We did get the outside of our home decorated.  Now, to work on the inside.

Today, I have a tag to share using lace and an older line of paper from K&Co.  I cannot believe how much mileage I am getting out of that paper pad!

The tag base was made from a cereal box and covered in the pattern papers.  All edges were inked and distressed.  Ruffled lace was glued around the tag and then accented with a string of pearls.  A lacy butterfly applique was placed on top of the papers.  A couple of tiny images from the paper pad were tucked into the flower cluster.  The vintage buttons are from my stash.  Tea-stained ribbon was used for the bow and hanger.

If you click on each image, you can see the details a bit better.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate each of the kind comments you leave.  Wishing all a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Crazy Cat Card

Hi everyone!  Just popping in quickly to share a little card I made for the Fall using those sweet crazy cats stamps by Tim Holtz.  It was super quick to make.

I began by using a black cardstock base layered with pattern paper and two strips of orange glittered tape.  The cat was colored with Distress Inks and cut out with a coordinating die.  The circular shapes are two punches by Paper Shapers.  I colored the white shape with Distress Inks and then adhered the cat to it.  Festive colored fall leaves were placed around the circular shape and attached to the card.  Gold glittered stickers from Making Memories form the word "Wish."

I thought I'd better post this card now before my Christmas/Winter projects take over.  This week, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States, so I thought this card would be appropriate to share now.  I wish each and everyone of you all the best, and I am very thankful for the many friends I've made through the hobby of crafting.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I appreciate the kind comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week and "Happy Thanksgiving" to all in the USA.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lacy-edged Tag

Hi there!  I hope this weekend find you well.  It's a pretty, crisp fall day here today.  Love the fresh air!  Can you believe that November is just about half over?

Today, I have a tag that I made using a decorative edge Spellbinders' die for the base.  I first cut the shape from a cereal box and then covered it with K&Co papers.  It was a little messy gluing the papers onto the decorative edge, but I think it turned out nicely.

The vintage photo was trimmed with ruffled lace and pearls.  I also added ruffled lace to the bottom of the tag.  A lace bow was tied off to the side of the tag.  Various flowers, hemp bows, resin birds,  Prima pearl swirls and diecut leaves finish the tag.

I actually have begun working on some winter/Christmas projects which I'll share later.  It's my favorite time of the year!

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Besties Card

Hi everyone!  It's November already and the days seem to be flying by!  I really need to get my mind set on making Christmas cards or I will be caught at the last minute without enough of them.

In the meantime, I have a card to share using a My Besties stamp that I've used before.  This time, I went with a totally different color palette.

The color scheme I used was pink, blue and brown.  I began with a brown cardstock base, a layer of white cardstock and then the pattern paper.  A strip of pretty pink lace trim was added next.  The Bestie image was colored with Copics and then framed with a Spellbinders' die.  Everything else is from my stash.

I love My Besties stamps.  I have some unused ones and need to play around with them more often.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sing Tag

Hi there!  After having a covering of frost on the ground a couple of days ago, today's temperature will be 80 degrees.  No wonder plant life is confused.  One of my trees was trimmed back a month ago leaving very little leaves on it.  In that short space of time, there has been new leaf growth plus flowers blooming on it.  The seasons anymore are very confused; yet, many argue there is no global warming.

Today, I have another tag to share as I seem to make these more than anything else!  I made this tag for a swap.  The base is from a cereal box and covered with K&Co papers (I can't believe how much mileage I'm getting out of this paper pad).  All edges were inked and distressed.  Pretty lace trim was glued across the bottom.  Then the layering began.  I used a doily diecut by Tim Holtz.  The resin frame is Prima.  A pair of resin birds was added to the center of the frame.  I'm not sure who made the resin flowers near the bottom.  An assortment of Recollections flowers are grouped around the frame and accented with feathers, stickpins, twine bows, and wood leaf shapes.  Flat-back pearls were glued around the word tile by Bead Landing.   Stickle touches were added here and there.  A piece of lace was tied to the top and adorned with a beautiful pearl embellishment.

I was pleased with how this tag turned out, and the recipient was quite happy with it.  It was a lot of fun to make.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and also for the sweet comments you leave.  I hope the week ahead is a good one for all!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fairy Tale Tag

After some very unseasonably warm weather this past week, we finally have a return back to Fall.  I am loving the crisp, cool weather.  On my agenda today is making a nice big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup with fresh, warm bread.

My post this week features a tag I made awhile back.  Everything used are older items from my stash, so I'm not sure where they came from.  I do know that the flowers are a combination of Prima, Recollections and Spare Parts.  I began by covering a tag made from a cereal box with K&Co papers.  A doily was placed next with the fairy tale like image on top.  I surrounded that with some trim and a string of pearls.  A piece of lace was glued to the bottom on the tag.  Next, all the various flowers were placed around the image.  A hemp bow, ruffled lace, Prima diecut leaves and a pearl were tucked among the flowers.  A piece of lace trim was tied to the top.

I did have another piece of lace attached across the bottom of the tag but didn't like how it looked.

Well, that's it for me today.  I guess it's time to put the summer clothes away and bring out the fall ones.  At least, I'm hoping summer is finished making an appearance this season!  Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to stop by.  Wishing all a wonderful week ahead!