Friday, April 25, 2014

Use those Scraps- A Creative Romance Challenge


Good Morning!  Seems like forever since I posted my dt card for A Creative Romance. Life pulls you in different directions at times and there is only so much of me that can go around, so thankfully I am back!

For our challenge, the Chic Crafters chose "Use those Scraps" as its theme. For the next two weeks, you can enter your creations interpreting the theme any way you choose.  Scraps can come in the form of scrap paper, embellies or whatever material you have "a little bit left" of and want to incorporate in your project.  You will have from now until May 8th to enter for a chance to win a voucher from Live and Love Crafts or be selected as one of our Top 3!
For my  project, I am posting the companion to the earlier Easter shadow box that I was commissioned to make. This time, the colors I chose are yellow and turquoise- a great Easter or Springtime combination. I had one leftover piece of Pion paper, scraps of cardstock, one piece of yellow mottled design paper from an old 12x12  paper pad, and a small piece of gorgeous Live and Love lace to use on my project.  I also used up some square doilies that I had left over from other projects- love these doilies.

The image is from Crafts and Me, called "Dusk" by Sara Burrier.  She is colored with copic markers and embellished with Frantage and glitter.

 The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Why not hop over to A Creative Romance blog and take a look at the inspirational projects created by the Chic Crafters. We hope to see your entry over the next two weeks!  Have a great day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Blessing

       Happy Monday! Just wanted to post an Easter commission project I just finished for a friend of my Mom.  She asked if I could create an Easter image for her, but encase it in a frame. I had been playing with the idea of shadowboxes ever since I made the engagement gift for the granddaughter of another friend of my Mom, and so when asked, I knew I would use a shadowbox again. Part of the reason is that the flowers and other embellies would get crushed in a standard picture frame, so the depth of these boxes work out perfectly. The other reason is that they are such fun to work with and are a nice alternative to a card!
      
The shadowbox is 8x8. I made my standard 6 inch square design, and then mounted it on another coordinating piece of 8x8 design paper.  The image is a digital image by Sara Burrier called "Dusk" which is sold at Crafts and Me. While I have colored her several times before and for different reasons, I knew this angel with her bunnies would be perfect for Easter!
     Here is another view outside of the frame as it is difficult to get a clear photo through the frame glass...
       The floral design papers behind the image are from Whimsy's "Purple Cottage Charms". I mounted them on DCWV Pastel cardstock(light green) and Tim Holtz Coredinations cardstock (lilac). The large 8x8 piece is from LOTV's "Timeless Victorian" 8x8 paper pad.  Both of these paper pads are among my favorites!  All papers were distressed using Brushed Corduroy distress ink. Last but not least, the die cut is from Marianne Creatable, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, gorgeous lace and lilac Shabby Seam Binding from Live and Love Crafts and sentiment from Create with TLC. 
     A close up...
      I added an angel charm which was silver, but I embossed it with white pigment ink and Stampendous Shabby White Frantage.
Have a great day and Happy Passover to those celebrating tonight.  If I do not get to post again before Easter, I wish everyone a blessed day next Sunday.  xxx

I will be entering this project in the following challenges:
Dream Valley- Easter
Sentimental Sundays- Embossing
Crafty Calendar- Things with Wings
Sugar Creek Hollow- Easter
 Cute Card Thursday- Easter





Monday, April 7, 2014

Walking with Flowers

 Happy Monday.. is there such a thing? Well with the lovely weather we have had the past two days, I say yes, as long as there is no snow, it is a happy Monday!
Today I colored a lovely little whose name escapes me- yikes!

 I colored my image with copic markers and colored pencils.   She is mounted on Bazzill cardstock (pink and black layers) and the design paper is Prima's Optimist. I am a lover of black and these papers do not disappoint. While the background is dark, the papers feature such vibrant and beautiful pink/red flowers.



  I embellished my image with Black Soot Distress Ink, Chalk and Shabby White Frantage. Last, I added pink velvet lace from The Ribbon Girl and two-tone pink and white roses from Wild Orchid Crafts


  Thanks so much for stopping by. 
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