Friday, August 31, 2012

Welcome to another great Festive Friday Hop, our host is Terri Sproul - make sure to start 

by visiting Terri’s blog

This Hop takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (except for December) –

This weeks card is a sparkly one, I like everything that sparkles and I have all these different glittered papers - all different colors so I decided to make a small forest of glittered green trees, 

I took two different colors of green and my Quick Snippers using the volt design I cut out all the trees in different sizes.  I took some colored wire and wrapped around some of the trees.

I used some glitter mist sprays in blue and silver and colored the white card stock first, then 
took each tree and glued it to the card using Aleene's Tacky Dot Singles, then I took a white ink stamp and added some here and there to make it look like snow. 

Last I glued some tiny little iridescent white pearls to the top of the card (it got cut off a bit from the photo).  I chose not to add a holiday greeting, I feel it can be used for the holidays or just because.

Here are some of the products I used to make this card, can't remember the brand of the paper or ink I used.

Thank you for stopping by and please go check out Susan's project - hop over to her blog.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Altered Spoon Bloghop with Susan Brown

Outdoor Flowers for all Seasons!!!

Susan is celebrating her five year blogiversary today and invited me to take part on her Altered Spoon Bloghop.  Congratulations Susan, make sure you go to her blog and take a look at all the projects made for this hop. 

I had no idea what or how to alter these spoons, all I knew is that I wanted to use Viva Decor paints and wanted to make my project part recycled, and it had to be flowers, so this is what I came up with.  I worked on two spoons and I love flowers so I decided to try and make them out of the plastic cups you get from Wendy's and Panera, and that is what I used here. Westcott's scissors were used to cut the plastic cups - love this scissors, they seriously cut everything!!! I also used some duck tape and some white lace along with a couple of pipe cleaners, some Adtech high temp glue. 

This spoon has two butterflies and two flowers I made using a Panera plastic cup, these were hand painted with Viva Decor paints in purple, rose and red, also use their paint pen in white and one of their glitter liners to add color on the edges of the petals, I took some white lace and painted it in purple and pink and glued at the bottom of the pink flower and on the side of the purple flower, the gold like ribbons are actually made from the rim of the plastic cup and colored with Viva Decor's gold paint pen. The entire spoon was first painted all in green (Plaids), then I used extreme glitter paint over the entire spoon, I do love anything that sparkles. 

This spoon has small wood forks glued on the back of the spoon all in a circle painted  with Viva Decor metallic purple paint and added a white pearl on the tips then I made another flower using the Wendy's plastic cup, colored again with the viva decor paints and finally took some white duck tape, made some pleats and glued under the plastic flower, I took some white viva decor paint and painted the duck tape.  The top part of the spoon was painted in purple just like the tiny wood forks that go around the flower, the handle was painted with Plaids green paint and extreme glitter to add more sparkle.

Close up of the plastic cup flower! Here you can see how I painted the duck tape too.

Both of these spoons will have a hanger on back so they can go on the wall as decorations.  Well I hope you like my altered spoons, this is my first time making something with spoons, and my first time making flowers from a recycled plastic cup!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Messenger Bag

A while back I purchased a mystery box from Crafty Chica there were lots of fun stuff and a couple of these blank messenger bags.  Back in July when I attended the CHA event in Chicago I won a nice box of Tulip products and thought it was perfect to get creative and therefore I decided to use some of my sketches and paint them one of the messenger bags.  This took me about a week's time because I worked on it after I got home from the office.  I used a lot of different Tulip's fabric paints, and fabric fusion glue, along with different types and colors of yarn, and I recycled a yellow and red t-shirt into yarn, also some sequins and acrylic gems.

I wanted to paint something inspirational, something that represents my heritage.  I went for bold colors, glitter paints and included some of my handmade fabric flowers.

Here are some photos showing the different sides of the bag, the only part not decorated was the inside.

Here is my messenger bag, with a few messages here and there.

top photo shows the front of the flap, once you flip this up it reveals the second photo and  the third photo shows the images on the back side of the bag. Here you can read the inspirational messages I decided to add. 

The images on the top are from the two sides of the bag, and the 2 bottom photos show what I did on the bottom of the bag and the strap which I first painted completely with a light rose glitter paint then I glued the t-shirt yarn both in yellow and red to add some designs and finally took the multi-color ribbon and glued to all the edges of the strap.

I hope you like my project, I put a lot of time and love to making something that represents my love for my culture.

Monday, August 13, 2012

So You Think You're Crafty Audition (S.Y.T.Y.C.)!

Hi there, I'm taking part of season 13th and our first projects are up, come check them out and vote for your favorite.  I can't reveal which one is mine, but I hope you chose it!!!  Here is a link to the audition page over at S.Y.T.Y.C. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

“Core Cards Creative Frenzy”

Paper has become one multipurpose product in my crafting.  I like spending time creating fun cards for all occasions, making flowers, decorating wood frames, and making jewelry.  There are so many different types of papers out there, and this allows me to get more creative, to use it in as many different forms as possible, here are a few photos that show what I like to do with paper!!!

These are just a few of the cards I've done in the past two years. 

Each of these flowers were made from one sheet of paper - they are pretty big .

This is my first book - decided to make it for a new baby! the heart is made of recycled papers and the butterfly pin is made from Core'dinations papers, which I discovered when I made this interchangeable pin for Crafts Unleashed  as a guest blogger early this year

I love these and made about 20, I think I only have a couple left, the round is mine and is in my living room, all the different pieces of paper were hand cut and pieced in random patterns - just love it.  I've never done a page layout for photos like I see on-line, I decided I wanted to make frames like these instead, not that I'm never going to make layouts, because I'm already thinking on some designs.
I am working on making a frame that has room for more than one photo - very soon.

Well what can I say designing what I imagine, regardless of the type of project, is something I'm very passionate about, I have to like what I make and sometimes I like it to the point I will not part and keep for me to display in my home.

Please feel free to leave me a comment! Happy crafting


Welcome to another great Festive Friday Hop, our host is Terri Sproul - make sure to start by visiting Terri’s blog

This Hop takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (except for December) –

I decided to make a card using different types of paper all in blue, ribbon, some silver stickers and paint.   I love the Holographic papers, and this stickers are so pretty on the package they just look white with a bit of glitter - but once I placed them on the card - the glitter looks blue! These are the best photos I was able to take, loving how the 3d crystal lacquer in silver gave the coordination's blue paper a pretty shimmer , I added the crystal lacquer around the flying reindeer and it looks like he really is in motion.

this card looks so pretty in person, I am going to make a few more - I do have other colors -  hope you like this, I'm just loving my little deer. 

Thank you for stopping by and please go check out Susan's project - hop over to her blog.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Paper Crafting!

I like to work with all different types of materials and sometimes I like to mixed them in my projects.  I started making greeting cards again last year.  I also like making jewelry out of paper, and decorate frames with paper and paper flowers, and so on.  Well I want to show some of the projects that I have done recently, take a look and comments are welcomed! 

Hand Sculpting What I Imagine

Hi there, today I want to share something I love to do. I love working with my hands, and lately I've been sketching out ideas to make ...