Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Easter

Can you believe Unity Stamp Company is sponsoring our contest over at Mountain Plains Crafters?
We are so excited to take the time to recognize National Craft Month, and to have Unity Stamps join us by donating not just one prize, but two!  

Be sure you "like" MPC at the link above, and tag your friends on the pinned post to qualify for the prize.  One tagger, and their friend, will each win a grab bag of 25 stamps from
Unity Stamp Company!


For my project, I decided to do a mash-up of two different stamp companies
why?
well, because I really just don't have many Easter stamps!
good reason, huh?


I'm featuring Unity Stamp Company's have a little faith
and the bunny is from Tim Holtz Spring Sprung
the title sentiment I cut from Jillibean Soup's Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup 6x6 pad

I colored the tulips using Copic markers
and created the watercolor background using Gelatos

Now go get yourself & your friends entered to win some fantastic Unity Stamps!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Julie's 3rd Blogoversary Blog Hop! Wahoo


Welcome to the 3rd Edition of "Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop".  We're so glad you have joined us!  Julie has gathered together her friends and tons of sponsors to make this a GREAT event!
Here are our wonderful sponsors!

You'll be inspired by each stop of the hop.  The theme, "Lucky to Call You Friend" will be evident in the projects of Julie and her friends.  Many of the talented ladies have blog candy to give away on their blogs, so watch for that, and follow the individual rules on their blogs for how to win it.

Here is the complete hop list:

*** Paula  ** You are here ***
Kary < ------ <<< Go here next!
Karen  
Regina   
Ema  
Lucy 
Beth  
Maria  
Karen  

My 13-yo niece, Autumn has been spending her Spring Break with me this week
and, of course, we got crafty!
We created these birds on Canvas thanks to Donna Downey
{aka That Crazy Donna Lady}
based on Inspiration Wednesday March 4

Here is Autumn's
the sentiment on hers

Here's mine
the sentiment on mine



Do you want to know about the prizes, and how to win them?  Leave a comment on Julie's blog, with your email address, so she can send you the free digi paper that EVERYONE gets!  Leave a comment on each hop along the way.  Prizes will be hidden along the hop.  

Here are the prizes available:

The Cutting Cafe -- any 3 sets

DigiStamps4Joy -- 1st prize - $10 gift certificate and a Guest Designer spot on a challenge
                              2nd prize - 2 digis of choice

Fitztown -- 3 digis

Snapdragon Snippets -- $15 gift certificate

SVG Attic -- $15 gift certificate

3 Girl JAM -- $20 gift certificate

QKR Stampede -- 3 images

Eureka Stamps -- 3 images

Timeless Twine -- $20 gift certificate

Aurora Wings Stamps -- $15 in digis

Close To My Heart Stamp Set 

 Unity Stamp Company -- 25 random stamps

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles -- free digi paper for each participant
    3 mini sets of papers - grand prize
    3 individual sets for 3 other prizes
    Mini Heartland paper set 

Creative Bugs -- 5 images

Amy Doodle's Stamp Co. -- free image for everyone, plus 40% off of entire purchase for one lucky winner

Please enjoy this free image from Amy Doodle's Stamp Company -- Nerdy Girl!


It's time for the next stop on the hop!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!  Off you go to Kary's Blog!


Friday, March 13, 2015

AMAZING stamps

I'm in the group on facebook where today I saw an artist post a linky to her Esty shop
Oh.My.Gosh.
those stamps are AMAZING!
they are a little price but they aren't mass produced
extremely details & just beautiful

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BevChoyArt?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I'm tellin' you, after my boy goes to Italy for the World TaeKwon-Do Championship
I WILL purchase at least one face stamp!
I cannot draw faces, I have tried & tried
and I'm just horribly bad at it
and Bev is unbelievably awesome
so I'll get my faces from her & just do the decorations around them ;-)
win-win

You can see some of her stamps she's put to use on her facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/bevchoyart?ref=bookmarks

Friday, March 6, 2015

watercolor

SoSuzyStamp monthly challenge right now is Watercolor
which is great since I have an obsession with Gelatos right now
the background is all Gelatos
the Dragonflies I colored with Copic markers
the sentiment is from an old Fancy Pants set
black ink is StazOn and a bit of Crystal Stickles


and speaking of Dragonfly, isn't he adorable? this is one of my most recent So Suzy Stamps!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

fly bird fly

Saturday & Sunday I was working on some crafty projects when I got the urge to change directions and make something with this awesome Donna Downey Bird Stencil.
But I resisted the urge to pull off what I was working on, I hate partially done projects!
Then there I was innocently zipping around on facebook when I noticed 
HEY


This is a 8x10 canvas
first I pained the background with a whispy mix of Dark Titanium White & Neutral Grey
then I applied a layer of Teal mixed with Glazing Liquid & let it sit for a couple of minutes then whiped it off with a baby wipe
I hand painted the tree using Raw Umber but it was kinda blah
so I grabed the Raw Umber Light & mixed with one of my favorite mediums Course Texture Gel
Next I painted on the leaves with Light Green & Sap Green Hue
Using Donna Downey's Grunge Halftone Dots, I randomly painted them using the Dark Titanium White
and added a little High Flow Carbon Black & a few light splatters
I stenciled the bird using Quinacridone Red
Using a Fineliner & the Teal paint mixed with Airbrush Medium, I finished it off with the sentiment

Saturday, February 28, 2015

coffee dreams

I'm still making creations for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


this one I drew by hand using a Sharpie for the coffee mug


my friend & sister Design Team Members {Mountain Plains Crafters}
MariLynn
does these cute little flip books
the pages measure 2"x2.5" and she decorates them up so cute
this is my first one that I've head drawn, all others I just stamped

colored using Copic Markers for the coffee
Sakura Glaze white pen
Gelatos for the background
Creative Memories marker for the title

*Pink*

Everybody who follows me regularly knows how much I enjoy playing along with challenges
well today, I ran across a Mixed Media Challenge called
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge {Facebook}
or Mixed Media Monthly Challenge {blog}
 who for February has a challenge of PINK
which IS a challenge for me because I am completely not a pink girl
but I gave it the old challenge try


I chose to use my Art Journal for this Pink explosion

Big Chevron - Stencil from Wal-Mart in the paint department
Little Chevron - UmWow Studio Chevron Mask
Flower Petal Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Miscellaneous Acrylic Paints
Large Floral Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Mega Blooms
Butterfly - Unity Stamp Co. SMAK Trust Your Soul
Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. SMAK (life is what you make it)
black splatters - Dr. Martin's Black Star India Ink
tag - brown hole from Donna Downey
Ribbon - Basic Grey