Vintage - Shabby Chic, Steampunk/grunge, Kathi's creations are unique hand made items for the home,hand crafted gifts, altered art, using multimedia, scrap book layouts, cards, and paper crafts that add charm to the home.
Thank you for visting my blog. I am fortunate to have friends that love to craft. I hope to meet new frinds as time passes. I have been an avid scrapbooker & crafter since July 1996. Thanks Char. I hope that I can inspire others to enjoy crafting as I have.
Hello crafty friends, I took an old typewriter and decides to sand pats of the frame of the typewriter so that it would the medium I wanted to apply. I used Gesso.; soft gel medium, I applied some of these medium using stencils. After each application I allowed the project to dry before adding the colors.
I added photo of my mother-in-law law from the time she was 3 to about the age of 30. Embellishments also added to areas on the typewriter., charms, flowers and bling. l hope that you like this idea and I encourage you to think outside the box and alter anything you want.
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Hello crafty friends, I took off time from posting the things I created mostly because I went back to work full time and learning how to juggle both was a learning experience. I have been really busy at work during this time I also participated in a few swaps.
Today I am sharing a double layout of our traditional girls night out. I have been taking my granddaughters to the Nutcracker every year for the last 6 years, this year we decided to add their mom's. The girls get a new ornament usually bought at the nutcracker, then we go out to dinner dressed up. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, originally created in 1892. was an 85 minuet long, production with no intermissions. We attended the local nutcracker at Centralia College Corbet Theater.
Today I am sharing with you a 12 X 12 canvas. I peeped the canvas with gesso and light gel paste. I then added the Quick Quotes Whistlin Dixie paper line 106, tore the two long sides adhering it to the canvas with the gel paste
Full view of 12 X 12 Canvas
Close up view of tuquorse glue paste used with a snow flake stencil, color spays green, blue and plum sprayed over the paper and the canvas. Flowers and leaves arranged on the left side with pearl flourish cascading out from the floral spay. I used patterned paper to die cut the snow globe, snowflakes and the Christmas tree. Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink distressed the outside of the photo and the snow globe.
Welcome crafty friends, today I am bringing you a fun activity booklet and journaling cards for my young dinner guest on Thanksgiving. These are place cards as well. Each child will have these on their plate to show them where they will be seated. The journaling cards can be saved and placed in a scrap book for them and the activity book keeps them busy during the times the adults are visiting with other adults.
The activity book is a 5 X 7 with things to color, Tic Tac Toe, word scramble , word search, Maze, I covered the activity book with a 12 X 12 Earth Wind and Fire sheet cut down to 71/2 X 5 1/2"Tied with a green ribbon, on the front of the activity book I cut down a 12 X 12 paper to a 81/2" X 11 paper to run through the printer Cannon TS5000 and copied the body of the turkey on to the patterned paper, I fussy cut the turkey out. coloring his feet, beak and comb with distress markers. The turkeys feathers are made from a feathers die using scraps from the Earth Wind and Fire paper line.
The journal pocket was created using the paper line Honeycomb. I cut out a large leaf added two circles to the center of the leaf, the larger circle is edged with Milk Chocolate Powerful chalking ink. one circle is a photo of the child. Which was printed from the Cannon Selphy 1200, The photo was then punched out with round punch. The large leaf was then attached to a belly band to keep the journal closed. Inside the pocket are 30 journaling cards for the children to fill out.
Thanks for joining me today, I took the contents of the Q Club and this what I have created.
2 single 12 X 12 layouts, 12 Christmas cards and 1 mini albums. The Christmas cards I used the quotes to create the front of the cards. Three of the cards have duplicate quotes, they are designed somewhat different.
Layout 1 (on the left) I used the circles as photo mats, added Happy Beyond Measure is backed with white card store then mated on the patterned paper. I used the light weight chipboard backed by the co-ordinating patterned paper.
Layout 2 (on the right) I used the cut out "Today I am Thankful" as my focal point, cutting leaves to add to the center of the semi-circle. Adding green bling and green and orange dots around the semicircle. I added a cascading waterfall photo mat under the word thankful.
Inside of mini album
Quote from the kit, die cut winter sleigh filled with presents
Hi, Crafty friends, today I am sharing with you a double layout I created for Thanksgiving this year (that's why no photo's yet). This is the time of year many of us celebrate the holidays with friends and family. We all have so much to be thankful for. Not only am I thankful for the major things in life but I am seeing the importance of all the little things that make life so much easier. Fall is such a pretty time of year with all the color everywhere. The leaves turning from green to orange, red, and yellow.
Both layouts are for 5 X 7 with two photo mats each measuring 5.5 X 7.5 and 6 X 8