Monday, September 18, 2017

Rockin Baby

  Well guess what I have to show you today - ANOTHER baby gift box set. This one is for some friends of my Hubbys  - they have a karaoke business and are expecting their first child - a boy- and have chosen a rock and roll theme....
   I used some music paper for the card and the top, inside and the front of the baby book and then the rest is an assortment of metallic papers.
  The guitars are a die cut and I did them from smaller pieces of glittery metallic cardstock and interchanged some of the cut out pieces and in some cases layered it to another piece of glitter cardstock and then cut out the guitar.
  I really like how this one has turned out - it was fun to make!!!
     Take Care

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Baby box gift box

   An afternoon chillin at home - watching football, watching Irma, and being crafty. I finished off this cute baby box that I made for a coworker and am working on some clay roses(from a mold) for another coworkers wedding box which is my next project.
   I used a stamp from 'Flourishes' - stamped onto cryogen white of course and colored with polychrome pencils.
  I used a wooden cigar box and a chipboard book and covered them with matching scrapbook papers and edged the edges with a metallic gold pen. I decorated with some little baby shoes, feet and a teddy bear and a cute baby ribbon.
  So far Irma isn't going to trouble us much here in NW Florida -  40/50 mph winds and a bit of rain - unless she moves more west over night we should be in the clear.
  I guess that means I have to go to work tomorrow....
   All for today - Take Care

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pretty in pink

   It is so beautiful and cool out this morning, have all the windows and doors open to the fresh air and Lovin it!!! Too bad I couldn't get myself out of bed in time to take the pups for a walk.....I have been working the 11 am to 7 pm shift this week and getting up every day at 6 to walk the pups and run a ton of errands - normal stuff plus a bit of hurricane prepare. Then last night I didn't get off till about 945 pm and I guess I was a bit tired. With any kind of luck the cool weather will hang out a day or two!!!
   Irma seems to have turned away from us here in NW Florida panhandle - lets hope she keeps going east  and doesn't decide to curve back into the gulf!!! And hopefully weakens a lot more before south Florida has to deal with her full force!!!!
   Well I have another baby box to show you - with memory book and card. This one is for a co-worker who is due in a couple weeks. Her colors for baby stuff are pin and gold.  I used a cigar box for the box and a chipboard blank book for the memory book. All the images are done on cryogen white paper from Paper Temptress and colored with polychrome pencils. The base pink card stock on the card is also from Paper Temptress - not sure of the name - will have to look that one up.
  All the other scrapbook/patterned paper was from deep in my stash of pretty papers.....(ahem/hoarder/denial....)
    All for today - gotta head off to work here soon.
       Take Care!!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Back to baby boxes

   Finished off this baby gift box, memory book and card yesterday - just in time as my great-nephew Ryker was born yesterday afternoon (just in time to take in his first Husker game!!!)
   I haven't done one of these for awhile and I have 2 more in the works, and a wedding one to do too.
   Bust day today so far - went for a walk with the pups and then took the big kayak out just the Hubby and I - a bit cooler here the last couple mornings but it ramps up pretty quick.
   It was a great morning to be out on the water, not much for waves in our part of the bay and we had a nice breeze that we used for our return trip.
   I also made a quick trip to the studio to get another layer on a couple cold wax pieces that I am doing and now back at home and headed into the craft room.
    All for now - Take Care

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Coral Sea Nebula

   Showing you my other nebula painting from yesterdays studio time....not sure what I am doing the rest of the day (already been out for a walk and did some yard work ...).
  Time for me to get away from the computer....
   Take Care

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Windows to the Universe

   Another Saturday playing in my studio...I started 2 pieces in cold wax, the first layers, and while they were drying a bit I did up 2 space nebula scenes.
   I love doing these as they all turn out so different. I am calling this one "Windows to the Universe" and it is 18 by 24 inches and painted onto a cradled board - 1 inch thick.
   The sides were burned with a torch before I started and look like a dark stained wood.
   Lots of blues and turquoise in this one and a pop of red. I did a shellac burn over the top which always makes it look sooo COOL!!!!
    Not too much going on here - lucky for us Harvey went west of us into Texas (not so lucky for Texas but hopefully everyone is safe and out of harms way!!)
   Cloudy and murky here today but no rain so far....
  All for today - Take Care

Friday, August 18, 2017

Filmstrip steampunk

   And its Friday once again - looking forward to some time in the studio tomorrow!!! Might takes the kayak out again Sunday am - if its not raining....
  Showing you today the last of my recent birdcage projects, another one with a mannequin form. I sprayed this one with silver and then added some rust paint to grunge it up. The pendant actually comes from an old pair of sandals I had with the pretty stone-like do dads.  She has a pretty feather and a filmstrip at her waist in front and one her back is clock hands, larger film strips and a silver clay medallion piece.
  The tray under the birdcage is wood with pretty silver engraving decoration around the edge. It had the same decoration in the middle of the tray too and I was able to peel it off and glue it to the inside bottom of the birdcage.
   The base is an old candle holder with the flat plate for the candle removed and I spray painted it and the birdcage in black.
   This piece is currently at Artel gallery in Pensacola for their - "Digital Smigital" show.
  This piece and the one with the birds and the painting I did with the picture of the rusty cage and spring mannequin are all sat Artel this month.
   Well I had better get myself off to work.
    Take Care