Sunday, November 9, 2014

Anything But a Card Open Challenge

Good morning!
It's time for an open challenge at anything but a card!
I wanted to share with you all this fun little mixed media canvas I created!
I started with some modge podge and a bunch of scrap papers.
I know like we need another reason to save scraps!
I layered and layered until I had a good base.
Next I added some yellow and brown paint. 
This step is sorta important because it gives everything a uniform color.
Then some layers of embossing paste through stencils. I added a bit of turquoise paint to my paste.
Next I stamped on white tissue paper with staz-on ink and I modge podged that down.
Finally time to work on the dress!
I die cut the dress form, and then hand cut a base dress.
Then added the strips of the apron, and the extra "layers" underneath.
Finishing touches were some swipes of white craft paint with a dry brush, some rub ons of "discover" and "create, and the sentiment which was stamped on an old book page. 
A bit of doodling and she was finished. 

This month the challenge at anything but a card is an open challenge. The only restriction is..... NO cards! 
So come on over and join us!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Out trIck or treating

Hello blogger peeps!
I am not usually one to go all out for halloween decor,
But when my friend asked me to take over her make n take, 
I came up with this fun little door hanger.
Fun, simple, and effective in letting those trick or treaters know that I'll be out!
The paper is a half stack from DCWV, and there are some really fun designs! 



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Abac spring/ fall

Happy fall y'all
Gotta say that with a southern accent!
There is a brand new challenge up at Anything but a Card 
it's a fall/ spring challenge,
and since in my neck of the woods it's "fall" 
I made this fun banner to share with you all!
I got a fun pennant die cut that made this project super easy! 
And I used up a bunch of my scrap papers that have been cluttering up my space!
What is better than that? 

I hope you will hop on over and check out all the fall/spring goodies up on the blog!
And welcome some new DT members as well! 

Have a wonderful week y'all! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Steampunk for anything but a card

Happy Sunday!
I gotta say I'm very excited for football season to finally be starting up again!
I can't wait for the weather to turn a little cooler so I can have all the windows open while we watch the games!

Oh that's right I'm not writing a sports blog!!
I have some yummmmmmmy steampunk goodness to share with you all today!
I rescently did an overhaul of my studio, a lot of purging, and a lot of organizing,
and I came across this picture frame that I got at the second hand store. 
I thought this would be a the perfect project for the Steampunk Challenge at Anything But A Card.

It was great to know exactly where all my metal goodies were,
 and plus I found some that were "lost."
Here is the finished project
And some close ups...

This little deck of cards is one of my most favorite purchases from a recent estate sale.
I added a little clip and the light bulb. 
I had also gotten a wonderful measuring tape at an estate sale,
so i clipped a little piece of it and added some cogs and a game spinner piece. 


Finally for the Inspire light bulb, 
This piece was completely see through, so i added a bit of scrap paper to the back,
and boom, a wonderful piece. 

I hope you all are inspired by what you're seeing, and don't forget that there is currently 
a Design Team call going on at Anything But a Card.   
I will say this is a wonderful group to work with, and there are always inspiring pieces!
If you like to make things other than cards please throw your hat in!
We would love to have you in the group!  

Friday, August 29, 2014

She left beauty

I cannot believe it's been so long since I posted!  I do apologize, 
I've been busy teaching an Art Journal Class,
and then last weekend we did a complete overhaul of the studio!
Ahhh it's nice to have a nice clean and organized space!

Today I have a card to share with you all.
I made this for a card swap with my meetup group.
We had no restrictions, so I just went with it for a bit.
I got to play with my new embossing paste
and some of my glitter embossing powder.
And I also used some vellum
See the glitter!
Mmmmm inky goodness, just how I like it!
I'll have some pics of the cleaned up studio for you all a bit later!  

Thanks for stopping in! 



Friday, July 25, 2014

A easel birthday card

I have a fun easel birthday card to share with you all today 
I have been playing around with different style cards,
because I'll be teaching a ULTIMATE card make n take in a few weeks,
 and though this is a great time to practice!

So here is the card sitting up pretty
And when it's closed, this is the front...
looks just like a normal non-conspicuous card!
And I made a matching envelope to boot!
I am totally loving the chalkboard effect of white ink on black stock paper.
Very very very easy to achieve this look, and I love how it just stands out. 

Playing along with these challenges:
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Art Impressions: Big Birthdays
MilkCoffee Challenge: Birthdays
Penny's Papercrafty: Anything goes


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Anything goes at Anyting but a Card

I hope you all had a safe and fun 4th of July!
Sorry I've been so quiet lately,
sometimes life sneaks up on you I guess!
It's the first Sunday of the month, so that means there is a
brand spankin new challenge at Anything But a Card!
And this time around it's Anything Goes!
Well anything but a card goes!
So I have a page out of my planner/ art journal to share with you all.
As you may have read prior I'm doing the Documented Life Project
This is a really great challenge that gives you an art journal prompt every week,
and challenges you to use the journal as a planner as well!
So I'm sharing with you all my "tip in" page.
The prompt was to use a crossword puzzle, or sudoku, or other game type page.
I decided to make my own crossword with these great words!
This is the page opened up, and you can see where my planner is on the one side,
and then two additional pages of art journaling.
I tend to prep my pages prior, and felt that with it being the 4th of July that the red and blue was perfecto!
I hope you are inspired to join in our challenge this week!
Thanks so very much for checking out my blog.