Friday, August 10, 2018

Birthday Bouquet

   Trying to get back into crafty mode, this summer has kept me busy and I have taken the weeks since my daughters wedding to..... well,  not do much of anything except go to work and a few other essentials - not much crafting or studio time.....
   Between getting a knee replacement the end of march, having an appendectomy mid june, wedding mid july and the week after the wedding the hubby having a knee replacement the crafting mojo has been a bit lacking…..hopefully that is turning around now.
  I made this card this week for my Mom for her Birthday.
  The image is from 'Power Poppies' and I colored it with polychrome pencils onto cryogen white cardstock. The gold die cut was done with a Spellbinders die and used a gold sparkly paper. The base cardstock is a sparkly turquoise paper(left over from the wedding invitations) - all the cardstock is from Paper Temptress.
  All for today - going to pop my head back outside and see if its cool enough to take the pups for a walk....
    Take Care

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wedding photo post - finally....

Ah man, why didn't I steal Moms phone/camera....
  A few wedding photos  from my daughters wedding mid july, all from either my phone or grabbed off Facebook - we don't have the professional pics yet.
And believe me these are only a few of the bazillion I took and 'borrowed'

You, Mom is still taking pics...

Dad and daughter

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Paper wedding cakes

   A quick post this afternoon as I need to head back to the craft room....
  I decorated these cakes today that I made  from pretty papers  and cake slice dies from Accu cut.
  The top layer on this first one is a really sparkly 'crystal' from Paper Temptress - the next layer - also from PT is 'teal'  and the bottom layer is from a roll of wall paper that I have been hoarding forever.....
  The second cake - top 2 layers also from PT - crystal again and 'lagoon' and the bottom layer another pretty roll of wallpaper.
  I decorated them with ribbons, liquid pearl drops and some silk flowers - I will show these to my daughter and then refine the decorations a bit.
   I really like the top one best.
  All for today - take care

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Photo encaustic

  I did 2 separate photo encaustic paintings using one of Paula and Josh's engagement photos. I used a 12 by 12 barn wood cradle and used turquoise colored encaustic wax and copper cold wax.
   I layered to photo and sealed it with a couple layers of clear wax. Then I used a stencil  - one of trees and one of a seashell - with the cold wax.
  The kids choose the tree one so I get to keep the seashell one.
  All for today - Take Care

Monday, May 28, 2018

Wedding basket redo and large vase bouquet

  A couple finished projects for my daughters wedding coming up in July.
  I took an old basket and redid it to match her wedding colors and used some extra flowers from the brides/bridesmaids bouquets to decorate the basket and make a large vase full of flowers too.
  I spray painted the basket copper and wrapped the handle with sparkly teal and turquoise ribbon.
  All for today,
    Take Care

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Wedding time of the year

   I figured it was about time I posted again - I have been back to work after my knee replacement surgery for 2 weeks now and am still getting used to the work life again :)
   I have a long weekend  off due to the Memorial Day weekend although very rainy due to Alberto. But it made for some great craft room time.
   I finished off a wedding box for  a friend of mine.
I decorated a box and memory book and card to match.
  I used several papers from Paper Temptress - gold and Fairway from the mica/metallic paper line and for the sides of the box in antique silver luster, as well as my go to coloring paper the cryogen white.
   The digital image is from 'A day for daisies' and colored with polychrome pencils.
   All for now but I do have a few projects to show you that I did for my DD's wedding coming up in July....
    Take Care

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Deep sea treasures

   This altered cigar box is a joint project between my craft room and my studio art space.
  This cigar box had an indention on the lid that I wanted to do some type of painting in so I first painted the box black and then the top I coated with white gesso(except the edges which I did black).
  Next I used alcohol inks and made a seascape in blue, turquoise and purple. Then I started gluing on seashells into the corner.
  I used resin and covered the  alcohol ink and part way up the shells - and used a brush to seal the tops of the seashells with resin also.
  On the inside of the box lid I glued a digital image from Selina Fenech that I had colored with polychrome pencils. and then lined the bottom and the edges of the image with different shades of blue/blue green and turquoise rhinestones.
   I really like how it turned out.
   I have a couple more wooden boxes that I got at A.C. Moore that I am going to do something similar with also - but I am thinking encaustic instead of alcohol inks for the next one.
   All for today - Take Care