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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ladies Diary Birthday Cards

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me, today I have two cards to share with you. Simple yet elegant. 
Card 1

 Card 2

Video of Cards

Supplies used:
Gina's Designs Lasercuts

Graphic 45 - Ladies Diary
paper Doiley
Corrugated circle
WOC flowers
Lace & Trim from Stash
Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays
Distress paint
Rock Candy Glitter
Handmade lace flowers

Thanks again for stopping by, you all have a great day.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Garden Canvas

Hi everyone thanks for visiting & stopping by today. Today I am sharing my summer canvas.

The canvas was prepared using white gesso, after it was allowed to dry I used a mask to create the bricks on the left side of the canvas. Using spackeling compound. I then used the mask on the right side under the archway.
 I used distress paint, stain & ink on all of the chipboard. The chipboard was first painted with white gesso. The canvas was sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays Starburst.

Doodle Bird Cage layered over the brick wall
Flowers line the river on both sides with the Vintage Lady silhouette

Supplies Used:
Gina's Designs Laser Cuts:

Other Supplies:
White Gesso
WOC flowers
Prima flowers
Handmade flowers
Lace & trims
Tim Holtz Birds
Speckling Paste

Thanks for stopping by
Be sure to stop by Gina's

Monday, July 14, 2014

1 Stencil 4 Ways

For the month of July I am a guest designer for The Crafters Workshop, I was given a stencil & was asked to use it using 4 different techniques. It was time to put my creative imagination to work. I enjoyed working with the different mediums, textures, colors to create these 12 X 12  canvas layouts.

I used the stencil TCW "280 Blazony"  four different ways, each producing a different look &  textures

1. The technique I used was speckling paste and colorwash along with distress ink & or stain.

2. On the second layout the technique I used was heavy gel with perfect pearls

3. On the third canvas I outlined each section of the stencil with enamel accents then colored each one with a different color alcohol ink, At first I did not like the look until I put all the elements & a photo of my grandson. I liked how it all came together.

4. on the fourth canvas the technique I used was a very simple technique, I sprayed the stencil with Lindy's Stamp Gang. "Star Burst Spray" My Mijito Green

Thanks for stopping by and looking at  what you can do using the same stencil with different mediums achieving a different look on each. Be sure to check out TCW blog to view the rest of the guest designers using the same stencil.

Here is the link to TCW blog http://www.thecraftersworkshop.com/blog/

Friday, July 11, 2014

Treasured Moments

Hi, Kathi here to share my first project for July - this canvas was based on the June Sketch Challenge,
 Full view of canvas

Supplies used by Gina's Designs:

Other supplies:
12 X 12 Canvas
White Gesso
Flowers by Prima & WOC

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4th ATC's

Thanks for stopping by today, today is July 4th our nations independence. 
Today I have created a table decor using the ATC Blocks.

Video of ATC's

Supplies Used:
Gina's Designs Lasercuts;
ATC Blocks
Cardstock Doily Set- Intricates
Heidi's Stars Shape Set
Hot Air Balloon Build an Element

Other supplies used
Distress Paint - Picket Fence
- Fire Brick Ref
- Salty Ocean
Lace & Trim from stash
Tim Holtz - Mini Rosettes
Letters USA by Sizzix - Fruit Smoothy
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts