Check out the beautiful LD DT Inspirational projects over at Little Darlings Design Team Inspirations!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas...

Who loves canvas?  ME!!!

I've been having some fun with mixed media again lately and managed to get a few things done for CHA.  This is one of them.  I've showcased the 'Little Loves' stamp from our CHA Saturated Canary release.  You may have seen this project in our CHA booth pics, but I thought I'd give you a little idea as to how this project came to life.

Whenever I start a project, I usually have a very fuzzy idea of what I want to do.  For this one, I knew I was going to use 'Little Loves' on canvas somehow and I wanted there to be a lot of texture around her.  I started digging through my metal trinkets and flowers and grabbed some stencils.

I used a molding paste to create the texture with the stencils.  I then applied a coat of gesso to the entire canvas.  It dried completely and I then spritzed some color randomly around the canvas.  I temporarily placed the 'Little Loves' pic (gently colored with watercolors) in the center and began to hot glue the metal trinkets and flowers around it.  Once they were all in place, I set the pic aside and began applying a coat of gesso to all of the flowers and trinkets.  After drying, I applied a coat of teal paint.

Once dry, I used a dry brush to gently apply a coat of gold paint to highlight some areas of the metal trinkets and flowers.

Lastly, I carefully slid the 'Little Loves' pic into place and secured it with glue.

The gorgeous Victorian styled sentiments are from our Vintage Affections line:  Love and 
Girlfriends (from out CHA release)

I apologize for the lack of detail in the description.  I completed this project a month ago and don't remember some of the product details.  However, I will be posting more videos to the LDRS YouTube channel in 2015 and they will include mixed media projects!!!



Friday, October 31, 2014

Blog Hop for by DieZyne dies...

Welcome friends to the premier of By DIEzyne Dies presented by C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps and Designer Rhea Weigand, Passionate Paper Creations, llc.

We have an exciting weekend planned starting right here, right now!

The party is going all weekend!!!!
There are going to be contest, games, random drawings and whatever else we think of :)
We have tons of prizes to give away!!!!!!!


I chose to work with the Half Ovals and Pierced Ovals dies.  I honestly cannot believe how EASY they are to work with!  And I love the narrow shape of the dies.  You can perfectly cut around the outer edges of your stamped character images without being left with a ton of blank space around the image.  They frame this brand new Saturated Canary rubber stamp, 'Jeans and a Tee', perfectly!!!  By the way, this is a special sneak peek of 'Jeans and a Tee'.  She is being released tomorrow, November 1st, as part of the new LDRS rubber stamp collection.  You'll be able to find her right HERE tomorrow at noon!

I bet you didn't know this was an easel card do you?  Gotcha!!!  These dies made this card design super duper easy to make!  And can you see those gorgeous piercings that look like stitches?  I even used the smaller die in the Pierced Ovals set to cut out and matte the gorgeous sentiment from LDRS.  The Vintage Affections 'Love' sentiment set is also being released tomorrow and you can find it HERE tomorrow at noon!

By DIEzyne Dies were created for the Color Artist.  As Color Artist we love to color most of all.  Making them into cards can be challenging.  With By DIEzyne it makes this part of designing easier!
There are:
Card Making Dies
Dies that help complete layouts
Mixing and Matching is easy
All dies have pierce or stitch marks!
The focal point of the dies are large enough to accommodate our Colored Images!
You can easily create "Clean and Simple" Designs or "Fussy and Detailed" with lots of your favorite embellishments and ribbons.
What's a blog hop with out prizes right!  Well, we have them!!!  So make sure to leave comments along the way.  Your final stop will be at C.C. Designs Blog with Christine (last on the list)  and make sure to leave some love there too!  We will pick 2 lucky winners!!!!!
Grand Prize Winner:
1- Side Step Card Die Set
2 - C.C. Design Rubber Stamp
3 - Memento Ink Pads from Imagine Crafts
1 - Copic Large Journal
1 - Set of 6 Copic Sketch Markers
1 - Set of 4 Copic Multi Liners
1 - Spool of May Arts Ribbon
(Are you kidding me!  Have we lost our minds?  THAT IS HUGE!!!!!)
Runner Up Winner:
1 -By DIEzyne Die 
2 - C.C. Design Rubber Stamp
1 -  Memento Ink Pad
(Super Awesome Prize!)

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Christening...

Happy Friday Everyone!

I'm back today with a sweet card for a baptism.  I don't often make special occasion cards like this because most of my friends have been married for years and don't have babies anymore.  But I sure enjoyed making this one.

I was asked to make a card for a friend's grandson's christening.  The first stamp I thought to use was 'Butterfly Baby'.  I really love this image.  It can be for either a boy or a girl;  it can be a butterfly or an angel;  it can be for a baby shower, birthday, christening or just because!  It's so versatile and I love that!  And guess what!  For a short time, 'Butterfly Baby' is specially priced at only $7.99 at the LDRS store!!!

First, I grabbed some of my favorite Maja papers in neutrals with a little bit of blue.  Then I painted the image very softly with TH distress inks.  

I layered and layered the papers inside and out.  I added tags, flowers and lace til I couldn't fit anymore on the front.  I grabbed my favorite Lovely View die and added a little texture behind the image.  Then I dug through my bins and drawers and found the metal heart charm and little white frame.  The charm had a loop on the top that I didn't like so I broke it off using some jewelry pliers.

I searched the internet for the perfect poem for the inside of the card.

Here's a close up of the card.  I am so very pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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