Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Horse Chippie

You know how sometimes you're working on LO and it just ends up being a complete struggle? Well that's how this page was for me. I made this all out of scraps and was going for a scrappy quilted look. I was sent the horse chippie from 3tailscraft which I painted, inked, and embossed. I'm still not sure how I feel about it, except glad that I'm done.
I do like this cute little flower that I made. Here's the tutorial. The only thing I did different was to ink all the edges of my circles. TFL!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

PIT September 22-28 Thursday Sketch

Hello! I just posted the new Thursday sketch at Pages in Time.Click here for details on how to enter.
Here's my interpretation. I'm SO ready for fall and all the excitement of Halloween, so expect some more fall pages from me.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quilter @ Heart

I did this page for a couple of challenges at First the ABC challenge using the letters Q for quilting, R for ribbon, and S for sandpaper technique, which I used on the chipboard frame after painting it in 3 different colors.I used the quilt block arbor window to make the design. The 2nd challenge is for the September Monochrome challenge for week 1 using Magenta and fabric for the twist. I tore strips of magenta cotton fabric and wound it around the frame. I machine stitched with magenta over the whole page and hand-stitched the title. TFL!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Country time flower tutorial

I made this page for a couple of challenges on Scrapbook. com.  The first is for the chippie challenge which was a surprise this month. I received a chipboard cow which I painted, inked, and embossed.  I was so happy to have these pics that DH and I took right down the road from my mother in law's house. When I saw these photos I realized they would also work perfectly for the color challenge which was to use any shade of blue with neutrals. Don't you just love when you can combine challenges?
I did a lot of water distressing and machine stitching on here. I masked the barbed wire and made the blue flowers. Here's what you'll need to make these flowers.

 Supply list
1.White cardstock
2.Beige cardstock
3.Flower die ( I used Mother's Day bouquet for the Cricut)
4.Tim Holtz distress inks, weathered wood, stormy sky, and frayed burlap.
5.Blending tool
6.Small beads
7.Spray bottle with water

First cut your dies. I used flower #8 and cut 6 flowers from it out of white cardstock, 2 at 1 1/2", 2 at 2", and 2 at 2 1/2". For the beige cardstock I used flower # 27 and cut 2 at 1".
Using your blending tool apply weathered wood and stormy sky to the white flowers. Then using frayed burlap ink around all the edges.

Then spray your flower with water and shape your petals up.
While it's still damp pinch the ends of each petal in the center making a slight crease.
Then start layering and gluing your flowers starting with the largest one on the bottom, and alternating the petals with each layer.
To make the center I curled the beige petals inwards and added brown beads.
Here's a close-up of the flower on my page.
Here's close-up of my chippie cow.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Going in circles challenge

Hello everyone! Here's my example for the circle challenge that I'm hosting over at Pages in Time, to use circles with a twist of circle embellies. I used buttons and the clock which I stamped. I'm also using it for the paint challenge hosted by Kelly. I used glimmer mist,paint, and bubblewrap to create the large circle.I thought circles would work really well with these photos of my hubby's from his baseball days. I machine stitched around the whole border, and hand sewed the circle on the photo using my twisted stitching technique, which you can find here.
Here's a close-up of the buttons and paint.TFL!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Color Room Palette #73

Hello! I couldn't wait to play with these gorgeous colors from the Color Room! I love the rich, warm hues, contrasting with the cool white. Here's palette #73.
Here's my take.
I made the flowers myself. I used Lisa Gregory's Swirly Hibiscus flower tutorial which you can find here.
I don't have the tattered die that she used, so I used a flower from my Cricut Mother's Day cartridge and took my scissors to the  petals, tattering them myself. I also used a different die for the centers and added a green pearl.  For the color I used scarlet and harvest orange Glimmer Mists. TFL!