Friday, March 27, 2015

Spread your Wings... Mixed Media

Hello!!!  And thank goodness it is Friday!  I am exhausted after this week of being sick and trying to get things done for Madeline's Second Fourth Birthday Party... whew!  Anywho, I took some time this week to get a little messy and play with the new accents released by Piccolo at SweetStamps.com... these accents are so fun to change and make into your own thing!  Take a peek at what I've created...




Supplies Used:
Art Stencil TULIP LATTICE 6x6 as66002
 Birds & Cages Accents LA130
 Bold Florals Accents LA131
 Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid
 Enamel EP CRANBERRY WINE
 Enamel Powder MERMAID TEARS
 Enamel Powder TURQUOISE LAGOON
 Enamel Powder MOSSY GLEN
 Peerless Water Colors Bonus Pak Small
 Embossing Paste WHITE
 Glastique Finishing Glaze
  Distress Spray Stain BRUSHED PEWTER
 ATC Mini Art Stencil VICTORIAN ROMANCE asm022
 Swirly Doodle Butterflies Clear Stamp Set AF4602

I started by wetting my watercolored cardstock and then dropping in various colors from my peerless water color set.  Once this dried I used my ATC mini stencil and white embossing paste on various parts of the background.  Next I embossed the different accents in various enamel powders.  These enamel powders are so beautiful in person, they have a gorgeous shine and shimmer!  I then used the Glastique to adhere the accents to the dry background.  To finish it off I used a sentiment from the Doodle Butterflies Stamp Set.

I'm so happy with the way it turned out, the colors and everything about it just make me feel good.

Before I started working on this little peice of art I was inspired to do something with birds from The Monthly Mixed Media Challenge:Birds of a Feather, and I'm so happy I did!
I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes 
and finally into the NBUS Challenge #4: These accents are all never been used stuff, yay!!!!


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I am the Luckiest... wedding layout

Hi!  Today I'm popping in to share this lovely Wedding layout I created with lots of DCWV goodness!  This photo is from a childhood friend's wedding and I just love it!  When I busted out some of my DCWV stacks I found the perfect papers to go with it!  PS - all of the embellishments are made from DCWV paper too, woot woot!  Check it out...




Supplies Used:

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Have you seen the DCWV Premium Paper Collections at JoAnn's?  They are gorgeous!  And each back is coordinating with specialty papers like the Laser Cut paper I trimmed and layed on the base of this layout.  I love the intricacy of this paper and I feel like it is the real backbone of this layout.  Anywho, from there I mixed and matched some papers from the Sunshine and Gilded Stacks.  All of my embellishments were created by using dies and patterned paper, a great way to save $ when crafting! 

Hope this has inspired you on how to mix and match stacks/papers by DCWV, it's such a fun thing to do!

PS - some side notes, on the DCWV blog there is a post for the Spellbinders blog hop, and we have another hop coming this weekend with Tombow, there might be some goodies too! hint hint!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Party... like it's 1999

woot woot!!! It's Wednesday!!!  And while there isn't much partying going on at my house when I'm stuck with a cold and an ear infection (bust out the fiddle boys!), at least on my card there is quite the par-tay...


For this card I busted out some Glitter, various sizes of double sided adhesive and some of The Alley Way Stamp Sets: Bubbly, Wish Big, and Yappy!  It was fun to make a mess with the glitter and splattered background, but maybe next time I will make sure all of the glitter lids are on tight, doh! hehehe!  Hope this brings you a smile on this hump day! ( It's ok if you are singing the Prince song now, cause I am hehehe! )

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!!!!
Lisa


 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TBT - on a Tuesday

Hi!  So sometimes when I want to clear my head I like to just grab stamps I haven't played with in a while and just have fun... When I saw the Throw Back Thursday Challenge at WPlus9 I knew this would be the perfect challenge to do just that...


I first looked in my scrap box and saw a small rectangle sitting on top so I grabbed it and used it as a mask on my cardbase.  I then stamped all of the small images that can be found on the WPlus9 Very Vintage Florals set in various colors.  Next I stamped the label and sentiment on separate cardstock along with some more flowers and leaves.  I fussy cut all of these out and adhered to my framed cardbase.  I added a few pearls and ta da!

I love how this turned out and it makes me want to bust out even more smaller images on other sets and let them shine too!

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp; Wed. Challenge Spring Pintrest Inspiration
and in the Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: One Stamp More Than One Way ( I used my flower to create my frame and as an emebellishment )

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, March 23, 2015

CardMaker Magazine Blog Day

Hello again!  Welcome to post #2 for me today, woot woot!  You will actually find this one posted on The CardMaker Magazine Blog, so if you have time I would love for you to stop by and check it out!!! :)  Here is a sneak...


Woo hoo, I see some DCWV stencils and adhesive fabric... what could I be making?  Click here to find out!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Never Stop Dreaming - Watercolor & Washi

Hi and Happy Monday!  Today I'm sharing a dreamy little card here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog using the new Wigwam Stamp Set, washi tape, and watercoloring...



To create this card I first started by stamping the teepee image on white cardstock.  I then covered it with various washi tapes and fussy cut.  I stamped the teepee image a second time and trimmed just the door flaps, adhering them with foam adhesive.  The teepee image was stamped a third time onto watercolor paper along with the sentiment.  Next I used my peerless watercolors to paint the ground and the sky.  To add in a gleam of gold I watercolored with a gold spray mist.  I then added some flicks of gold.  Finally, the washi taped teepee was adhered to the watercolor paper, matted and adhered to the cardbase.

I love the soft and dreamy feeling the watercoloring gives to this card against the bright and patterned teepee.  I am entering this into the following challenge:
Retro Sketches: #157



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, March 20, 2015

SweetStamps.com Blog Hop!!! *Giveaway too*


Welcome to the SweetStamps.com Sweeties Spring Release Blog Hop!!
Who's ready for some nicer weather?
Here at SweetStamps.com we are super excited about our Spring release!
We have some fun new clear stamp sets, a bunch of great new Piccolos and some new stencils!! You can check out all the new products here!!
And if you missed us mentioning, we also now have our Glam Girls in Digital form!  Which can be found here!!
You should have arrived her from the amazing Kendra's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Sweet Stamps Blog to start at the beginning!

Giveaway Details: Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose 12 winners from all the comments left! woo hoo!!!

Today I am sharing a traditional layout using the new Basket weave stencil and the new Easter Egg Accents...



For my egg accents I went over all of them with a white gesso first.  I did this so that when I colored them in the colors would appear brighter.  I then used copics to color them in various colors.  Lastly I adhered them together and went over them with Glasstique in Gloss finish.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is the lovely Monica's blog! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all of Sweet Stamps "sweet" goodies here!
Happy Hopping
and...
HAPPY SPRING!
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