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Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Day At The Beach...

Hey Everyone!  I'm back today with another mixed media project.  I've decided that it's my new passion since I think about it quite a lot.  This time I literally worked with a blank canvas.  I've really been wanting to work with two of my favorite Little Darlings characters:  Schmaggie and Coin Slot, and developed this idea in my head.  To my surprise it worked out beautifully on canvas!  I'm thrilled with the way this turned out!!!  I hope you like it too :-)

On a side note...Today, while working on this project, my 9 year old son decided to join me in my craft studio.  He asked me to teach him how to do a mixed media project on canvas just like I was doing.  He has done such a beautiful job so far!  As soon as his project is done, I will proudly show it to you :-)

A Day At The Beach

I started with a blank canvas and decoupaged some papers over it.  I had this sweet cloud paper in my stash so I just had to use it for the sky.  Where else could I use it?  LOL!  I thought the zig zag paper resembled waves and decided to use a beige textural design for the sandy beach.  I have covered it with many different acrylics, tinted modeling paste, rubons, stamped images, etc.  I stamped the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Schmaggie and Coin Slot images onto Cryogen cardstock and carefully cut them out.  They were decoupaged onto the canvas and then gently painted with gelatos.  The fence was an after thought as it was leftover from a different project and just sitting on my craft table daring me to find a use for it.  So I did!  I love how it gives bit of boundary and leads you towards the water.

I really enjoyed making this project and loved showing it to you.  I would love to know that you stopped by and truly appreciate your comments.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs xoxo


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine Gift Tin

Hi Everyone!  Just a quick post to show you a project that I made for a class that I taught a couple of weeks ago.  I got the idea from Claudia, she's so doggone creative!  I just used this adorable 'Valentine Petals' stamp on the mixed media box in my last post.  But with Valentine's Day being just around the corner, how could I not use her again???  She's so stinkin' cute!  I just love her attitude!!!  The stamp comes with three sentiments, including the one that I'm showing on my project.  The other two sentiments are more generic in nature so you can use them with the stamp all year long!  You don't have to wait til Valentine's Day to let someone know that you care about them :-)

I bought a bunch of these tins online in 2 different sizes.  This is the smaller size.  The lids are hinged so that you don't lose them (which is good for me since my craft space gets quite messy).  They're perfect for decorating and filling with little gifts, or just to use as shelf storage for small crafting items.

Loved coloring her pink hair btw!

 Here's a side view so you can see the washi tape, ribbon and sparklies :-)

Have a great day!



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