Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Altered Canvas

There are so many examples online of mixed media on canvas, that I had to give it a try.  As I was looking over my paper pads and there was one from DCWV that caught my interest.  It's the Ultimate Premium Stack, which has 120 sheets from 10 mini stacks, love it!

The first thing I did was get a 12 x 12 blank canvas and painted the edges with black acrylic paint.
Next I gave it a blue sky and green grass. 
Then I added a tree, leaves, sun and some flowers.  But wasn't complete until I added the clouds and a bird.
The tree was freehand, flowers, clouds and sun are paper punches.
This is the start of my Seasons Canvas Collection.  Have to start looking for a wall to hang them. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DCWV Card Challenge

Good morning all!  It is so hot here in Texas, all week will will have triple-digit weather, today it will reach 105 degrees.  But not to fear we will have a cold front on Sunday, it will be 96, haha, how do you like them (cooked) apples.  I don't know about you but I have been staying indoors, crafting as a matter of fact. 

For now I will show you this card I made for DCWV's June Stack-a-holic Challenge, it's been a while so I went for it and decided to make the card.  The patterned from the Hittin' The Books Stack.  If you remember I also used this stack to make the school minis for my little one's teachers here (and one for me too).  Here is the card sketch.
I used a Stickles in Diamond to outline the butterfly, but looks copper on a black background.  Hope Erin likes the card and selects it for the challenge.
Have a great day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

It's been a while...

...since my last post, I will just say that my cup was so full that I almost broke it.  You know when sometimes you just can't say "no" and tend to please others.  Well I found out that I have to be first so that I can take care of the rest.  I found out the hard way, it was a nudge of some sorts or a push or kick whatever you want to call it, you get the idea.  I needed me time, and now I schedule it every morning before everyone wakes up, and I-am-liking-it.  Sometimes I will watch my favorite show, read (one of the many books on my never ending list), enjoy the silence, make a card or make a list (can't function without them). 

Don't think that I have been sitting here doing nothing (I wish) I have been creating a few things.  For example this card was made for the DCWV Blog April Sketch, Erin is now having card sketches, not only layouts.
This next mini was specially made for my friend Marie.  These are closeups of the front cover.  The cardstock used is DCWV Once Upon A Time stack.
On one side throughout the mini I created pockets to hold favorite people, places and food, hopes and fears and misc. facts.
The opposite sides where left blank so she can add her own favorite pictures.
As you can see I did not over-embellish because the paper has these beautiful hues and just the right amount of glitter.  I just inked and added a few charms, tulle and a little bling, hope you like it.
Have a blessed day!