Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2014 MHF Halloween Swap

Every year at this time, a chance to do some Halloween creating comes round in the form of swaps.
I join our local art store Halloween swap every year because I ENJOY IT!   This year our template was a tombstone. I like a little creepy, a little dark Halloween and I like realistic art. I can do whimsy once in awhile, but most of the time I choose realistic art. I used my photoshop program to do some graphics onto the template and then added some cut and  paste graphics cut from my cricut for a little
extra dimension and  interest. I created 11 actually,only showing 7, some were duplicates and for sake of space not shown.  I hope you enjoy or perhaps get inspired to pull out your scissors and cardstock and make some Halloween fun of your own.

Happy creating,

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sea charm necklace and earrings

I love anything sea/beach themed, and wanted to make a summer necklace about that. Found a couple of charms at Hobby Lobby and added a pearl and a shell. I have some sea glass I wanted to add but was having some difficulty in drilling a hole in them. I have since figured out how it is done, so the next piece will  probably have that included.  Perhaps in my Etsy shop?

Bee Attitudes configuration box

I've got a thing about Bees lately. Always wanted to make a book about "Bees"  The altered book is in the planning stage, but to satisfy my  creative muse I put together this Tim Holtz configuration box with a lid, (looks like a book) and filled it with some images about bees. I especially like the "Bee Attitudes" little book with all its Bee affirmations. I have had that in my mind to make for awhile, so here it is! Hope you enjoy looking as it was such fun to make.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Altered soap box

 I got this box with soap in it as a gift.  It was a pretty box and shaped like a octagon. I thought to re-purpose it into something. Hum, what could I make out of it?.  Duh! a Bee Box! Now I have to think of something to go into it for a gift.  Any suggestions?

Baby Girl Cards

My daughter-in-law's cousin is having a
baby girl.   Her shower is tomorrow. I made her
some cards for my daughter in law to give her.

I didn't have a template so I made up my own for the onesie  pattern. I saw a card made like this on Pintrest so I wanted to try to recreate it. The bottom opens to reveal the card sentiment.

The other card I made from some embossing folders and dies from Anna Griffen. I love her stuff. I had
the little shaker box I purchased somewhere long ago, so I decided to incorporate it into this card.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Butterfly Box

 Finally got to post a post! Sorry that I have neglected my blog, but as a lot
of you know, Life just gets in the way.  This post is about a class I took with my sister while she was visiting me.It is made from the new Tim Holtz configuration box with a lid. I really like this box and it could be used for different kinds of projects. My mind is whirling with ideas! The papers used was also from Tim Holtz  Menagerie 12x12 paper pack. It has a botanical feel which lends itself well to this theme. We used some different kinds of stamps and I varied the cover and inside cover somewhat to make it my own.  I also added some die cut vines to the inside instead of a frame of vines that were on the original box. Inside at the bottom is a handmade little "Field Guide" book that is also made from the papers and some kraft papers that
make up pockets. It is bound with a zutter, spiral bound rings. Lisa, our teacher
had added a "specimen" under glass which is a stamped small butterfly that we glued on a straight pin
and added a little moss in the bottom, hot glued into the cubicle. Next to that a smaller tubed glass with a
image of a butterfly using some of Tim's transparent tape. Other cubicles contain other stamped images of butterflys that were cut out, colored and decorated then glued into them with a strip naming the species.
(Don't know the manufacture of that stamp, but it contained several butterfly with the species name)
It was a fun class to do, did take some time to make, but well worth it.  Next class I 'm taking will be a Gelli card class. I haven't done any gelli printing yet, but,  I can forsee more art supplies in my future!

Perhaps, I can get back into blogging somewhat more regularly agian, I hope!