Friday, May 31, 2019

Lindy's Gang Canvas

     Happy Friday! I couldn't let the month go by without making something for the Lindy's Gang May Color Challenge, since I've entered every month so far this year. This canvas was the result!    

     I just LOVE this color combo! 

     The canvas was prepared with strips of stamped tissue paper, using some Prima and Finnabair clear stamps, and cheesecloth adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. Then I gave it all a coat of white gesso. Once dry, I applied more gesso to the Stamperia Alchemy Moon Stencil. When that was dry, I sprayed it with some water and added Lindy's Magical (Hi Maintenance Magenta), Magical Shakers (Polka Purple, Antique Gold, and Glittering Gold),  and Sprays (Urban Amethyst and Blazing Sun), giving it quite a few coats. Then I reapplied my stencil to add Lindy's Midnight Gold Embossing Powder

     To add some more sparkle in the night sky, I applied Finnabair Unicorn Paste, sprinkled with some gold beads. 

     The chipboard star received a coat of black gesso, followed by a coat of Midnight Gold Embossing Powder. Then I used the same colors on the canvas to color some Prima flowers, and finished it up with some beads. 

     Thanks for looking!

Challenges Entered:

Magical Shakers (Polka Purple, Antique Gold, and Glittering Gold)
Embossing Powder (Midnight Gold)

Friday, May 24, 2019

Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Tags ~ FotoBella DT

     If ever there was a collection that speaks to my soul, it's the Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) I Want It All Bundle from! So I made an assortment of tags to showcase some of the fabulous patterns, animals, and quotes that are included. 

     To see how they're done, please visit the FotoBella Blog for a written tutorial! 

Challenges Entered:

Country View Challenges ~ May Opposites (I combined color with black and white)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Box ~ FotoBella DT

     The fabulous Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Bundle from has all of my faves, from the peacocks to the elephants, along with my favorite colors (teals, greens, blues and purples)! The gorgeous Papers and Chipboard were perfect to create this square box, measuring 9" X 5"!

     I couldn't decide between the blue or purple paper along the bottom, so I used both on each side with the (Kaleidoscope) Patterns & Solids.

     All of the gold was done with Prima Marketing Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold) added to Black Gesso, including the Finnabair doily stencil on the lid. Originally I added the stencil to the purple paper, but decided to add another layer to the green for some more contrast. 

     The hinges were made from a cereal box using the Chipboard (red fabulous tag) as a stencil to create the shape, and the Prima Marketing (French Riviera Anchor and Shell) Stencil to make the rope designs on the sides. The iridescent rhinestones reflect the beautiful colors, and have been in my stash for a long time now. 

      To the front side of the lid, I added the colorful Chipboard piece, embossed twice with Lindy's Gang (Clearly Clear) Embossing Powder, also used on the oval piece on top to make it look like glass. 

     Thanks for your visit and pick up the Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) I Want It All Bundle at!

Challenges Entered:

Frilly and Funkie ~ I love it because (made this for myself and love the patterns, colors, and peacocks!) 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Butterfly Shaker Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Now that Mother's Day is over, and I hope it was a good one, I can share the card that I made for my mom featuring stamps from Red Rubber Designs

      The four butterflies stamped and embossed with the Life So Big Stamp using Emerald Creek (Silver Sparkle) Embossing Powder, represent me and my siblings. 

     The background was made with Lindy's Gang Magicals (Sassy Sapphire, Prima Donna Purple) and Magical Shaker (Oom Pah Pah Pink) onto white cardstock. Then I used Ranger's (Rainbow Sparkle) embossing powder with the floral stamp from the Simple Starters Set. After punching the circles, I used a Q-Tip with the same Magicals to highlight them. 

     Creating a wreath of flowers was the perfect way to show some sequins and other small hearts and stars through a circle shaker, made from clear acetate. The mom butterfly was made to sit on top, using the Finnabair Mould (Art Noveau) with paper clay, and painted with Lindy's Gang Sprays and Art Alchemy Paints. Then I embossed the wings with the Asian Butterfly Stamp, and colored it with sprays, followed by Finnabair Unicorn Paste, also used on the flowers.

     The crown was made with Dusty Attic Chipboard, covered with gesso, and painted with Art Alchemy Paints. Then I embossed the hearts with Ranger (Rainbow Sparkle) EP. 

Thanks for looking!


Challenges Entered:

Emerald Creek Dares ~ Flowers on the Wall
Products Used: Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder (on the butterflies, crown on the mould, and base of the card)

Fusion Card Challenge ~ (I took my inspiration from the sketch, butterflies, and wreath)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

NSD Dali Layout ~ FotoBella DT

      Happy National Scrapbook Day! One of my favorite artists is Salvador Dali, along with Picasso and Van Gogh, and I honestly can't pick a fave between the three. I love them all, for different reasons, but since I've already scrapped a couple of Dali's, and even have one framed in my living room, I decided to make another one to add to my collection. Eventually I will get to Picasso and Van Gogh. Lol! 

     I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I adhered with napkins from a fast food place, using Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel to give it texture similar to a canvas. Taking my cue from many of Dali's works, I blended the background with Dylusion's Paints from, starting at the bottom with Pomegranate Seed, and working my way up with Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine, and Vanilla Custard using a large paintbrush. Then I used Archival Ink (Jet Black) with a couple of Prima Stamps (Salvage District) and (Finnabair Clear Stamp #4) with the bird. 

     The stencil work was done with a couple of Stamperia Stencils (Steampunk Man and Clock and Mechanisms) that I applied Prima Black Gesso to. Once dry, I reapplied my stencils, and added Art Alchemy Paints (Raven Black, Silver Spoon, Dragon's Eye, and Ginger Magic) with touches of Prima Rust Pastes (Brown and Red). 

     The titlework was done with Word using this simple tutorial to print onto black strips. 

     Some of the cogs and screws were made with the Finnabair Mechanica Mould using Paper Clay, and painted with Dylusions Black Marble Paint. The other gears are Tim Holtz metal ones that I covered with black gesso. Then they all got colored with Prima Waxes (Bronze Age, Vintage Gold, Brushed Iron and Old Silver) along with some more Rust Pastes. I just LOVE the result!

     The clock on the left was embossed onto clear acetate with Emerald Creek (Hammered Metal and Black Cherry) embossing powders, allowing the background to show. 

     Finally I raised my print with some cardboard, and framed it with some Tim Holtz chains, that also received touches of Rust Pastes. 

     Thanks for looking, and see what's new at

Challenges Entered: