Friday, August 1, 2014

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3 - Stencils and Pastes


It's time for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3. This month our challenge is to use stencils with paste on your mixed media project. You can make any kind of mixed media project - card, ATC, scrapbook page, canvas, altered item, etc...

Our sponsor this month is the awesome crafty retailer Eclectic Paperie. They are generously offering our random winner a $25 gift certificate to their store. And, our super talented guest designer is Karen Crossen.

For my project, I decorated an oval paper mache box from Hobby Lobby. First, I covered the whole box in gesso. Then I covered the bottom of the box with scrapbook paper using Multi Medium. On the  lid, I colored the sky using watercolors and Tim Holtz Distress Paint. I mixed my own color of glitter for the "sand" on the bottom. I used Martha Stewart glitters. I used a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop - Palm Tree TCW257 for the Palm Tree, sun and birds. I used Liquitex Modeling Paste that I colored using custom colors I created from acrylic paints. I added a lot of modeling paste because I wanted the tree and other elements to have lots of texture and to stand out. After the modeling paste dried, I added some highlights to images using Faber Caste Stampers Big Brush Pens. To finish off the lid, I cut some surfboards out of scrapbook paper and adhered them to the sand area and I painted the edge of the lid red with acrylic paint.



Remember, you have until midnight August 31 to link up your project. I can't wait to see what everyone make this month. Thanks for stopping by.  Now go pull out your stencils and pastes and start creating!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

See My Creative Space on the Moxie Fab World Today

I'm so excited. My new craft room is featured over on The Moxie Fab World Blog today! For those of you who don't know, I built a house last year and moved in at the end of December 2013. The room over the garage is my dedicated crafting area and I just LOVE it. If you have a minute, go check it out and let me know what you think!



Also, don't forget you have until Thursday (tomorrow) at midnight EST to join the July Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Remember, we love all kinds of projects that include at least two different art mediums including cards, tags, ATCs, scrapbook pages, canvases, altered items etc... The only limitation is your imagination.

And be sure to check out the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog on Friday, August 1 to see our new challenge for August. It's going to be a really fun one for EVERYBODY with another awesome Guest Designer and fabulous prize sponsor!!!!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Blog Hop Winner

I finally go to the computer today. There's a raging afternoon thunderstorm here so I'm inside for a while. The winner of the Christmas in July Blog Hop is Denise Bryant. Denise please send me an e-mail at corgidusty at yahoo dot com with your address so I can get these Christmas goodies in the mail to you. Congratulations Denise!! And, thanks to all those of you who stopped by and left such nice comments.

Check back in October, we'll be have a whopping 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Event then.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #35

Welcome to this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have everybody's favorite challenge - Anything Goes!! I pulled out one of my favorite stamps. It's called Hanging Christmas Ornaments by Hero Arts. I used some papers by My Minds Eye and colored the ornaments with Copics based on colors in the striped background paper. The vertical sentiment is from Impression Obsession. Sometimes it's just handy to have a vertical sentiment. I can't wait to see what everyone makes this week! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop


Welcome to the Christmas In July Blog Hop. If you start making your holiday projects now, you’ll be ready for December early! We're making projects we like, using products we like. Be sure to check out all the blogs. Some of the ladies are offering prizes - including me!!

Here is the big prize I am offering to one lucky person!


In order to be eligible for my prize you need to leave a comment on this post before Saturday, July 26 at midnight EST. I will announce the winner on my blog on Monday.  (however, I'm going to be on vacation next week so it may be Tuesday)

I decided to share this project today because Hobby Lobby has these wooden trees for sale now. When I saw it, I knew I had to buy it. I just covered each section with Christmas scrapbook paper and decoupage. Then I found a chipboard letter collection I liked and spelled out the words and covered the letters in Stickls. The star was die cut from grunge board and I added gold Stickles to it. This was a really fun and easy project that I think will look great in my house during Christmas. Thanks for stopping by!


You should have come here from Ceal’s blog. Now you go check out to Rachel K's blog.


Darnell Knauss

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