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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Gift for my Daughter, and a Challenge

I have wanted to make this for my daughter for a long time. I finally took the time this week. And I love it. I'm so excited. I think she will be too :)
I should have taken pictures along the way, but I never think about that until I'm done :p
By the way, the canvas is much less green than it looks on my monitor at work ;).
I started out with a 12x12 canvas, a stencil, and some gesso. I never thought it would work out this good! I laid the stencil on the canvas, and spread some gesso over it. When I lifted it I was amazed with how defined the pattern of the stencil was. I got the idea from Angie Blom. She used textured paste. Loved hers, and thought I'd add that to the canvas for my daughter. 
The canvas was painted with a combination of a few Liquitex Soft Body acrylic paints. After that was dry I used Martha Stewart Tintable Antique Effect with a little brown acrylic paint. You use very little paint in the Antique Effect, paint it allover, then wipe it off. I love the effect. It settles in the little nooks and crannies. I also used it over the heart, and on the edges of the patterned paper. 

The heart was torn out of simple printed paper from SU. The wings were cut out of the same paper. I painted the heart red with my fingers. I didn't want it to be perfectly painted. Then I used a toilet paper roll to make some big circles. I added some small dots with Unity's Distressed Dots.

All of the papers, and the lace, were adhered with Mod Podge! Love that stuff!
The words, from the Donna Downey Adore Unity Stamp Set, were stamped with black paint. I wanted it to really show up. 
So, there you have it! 
I'm linking this up in the Unity Challenge. Go see what others have posted. Some great ideas out there!
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentines for Vets

It's time for Valentine's Day cards for the Veteran's Home. I love this Unity stamp, Love Never Fails!
 I colored the image with Copics. Love this color combo! 
I hope the vets like them :)
This card is linked to Unity Friends With Flair ;)

Have a great weekend!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Anniversary Card

My Mom and Dad's 50th Anniversary is tomorrow. We're having a big party for them. :) I got up early this morning and made a card first thing. It's like me to forget to make cards for special occasions. 
 I die cut all of these little shapes and layered them. I love the way it turned out! The paper is from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad from Michael's. 
The sentiment is Unity, of course. It's from the February, 2012 Kit of the Month, Lucky to Have You. I used just the words from the bottom of the stamp.
I'll be back later this week with pics from the things I made for the party. :) I  was in charge of the decorations. I can't wait until tomorrow for the party!
Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome weekend!


Monday, October 15, 2012

A little More Unity

Here is one of the cards I made for the Veterans at our local Veterans' Home for Veteran's Day.
I used Unity's Simple Blessings. Great set for fall.
The designer series paper is by SU.
Thanks for stopping by :)
Have an awesome day!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Little Unity

Happy little mushrooms, and a cute little happy snail! 
I only have one picture because my computer is being repaired, and I don't have access to my photo editing software :( 
The cardstock is SU Crumb Cake. The ds paper is My Mind's Eye. Happy paper! I think paper piecing is an awesome way to go when you have solid areas. I did use Copics to add a little dimension. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

How Did I Not Post The News!!!

I am a grandma again! My dear daughter had a beautiful baby girl! Her name is Angelia, and she is amazing! 
Her brother adores her, as you can tell :)
And she is a month old already. Bad Blogger! Between Angelia (they live with us) and my new full time job, I'm wiped out! But it's a good wiped out :)

Thanks for stopping in to see the news!
Bless you all!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

More Sprucing Up the Cubicle

A canvas will do the trick! I love making canvases! 
 I cut out some flowers and leaves from coordinating Webster's Pages papers.
Some acrylic paint, a white Sharpie paint pen, and some Mod Podge makes it fun and cute!
I did add some shadows with Copics too. I don't think it's great for the nibs, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right? After I was done it looked overall too dark, so I smudged some white paint on the background with my fingers. Much better. 
 Thanks for stopping by!
Have an awesome day!