Sunday, August 16, 2015

Michele R Designs - Sophie's Rose

Well this was a FUN project for me to do!!  These are papers called "Sophie's Rose" from Michele R Designs and they were just released this past Friday!!  YAY TO NEW PAPERS!!!  I can never seem to get enough of her stuff.  Love her vintagy shabby chic style!!!

The butterflies are also from the "Elements 2" kit and I had to digitally cut them out.  Same with the postcard, tag and coupons but those pieces were much easier because they are square.

I used pieces from many digital kits to make this work out.  Took awhile but I love the end result and the picture is of my mom last New Year's.  Isn't she beautiful?!!!

The papers come in 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 so are gorgeous to print for any project.

There you have my project for today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Digital Kits:

 Beyond Serenity - Jumpstart Designs

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mixed Media Frames

Well WOW did I have fun with these!  My sister told me she needed something at her hairdressing station cuz everyone else has a picture of their family except her.  She's so cute.  In THAT case have I got a frame for you!!

The picture is one of our recent favorites.  We're normally anywhere from 10-35lbs apart but right now, for some reason we're the same weight and looking very much alike these days.  I'm not sure that's ever happened except when we were kids.  LOL!

I bought a $2.00 frame at the dollar store and then added all kinds of lace, textures, art ingredients from Finnibair, painted it with mica powders and topped them off with GLITTER!!   Simone's all time favorite craft item!!  LOL!!

A few photo's:

When I applied the brick stencil, I had added some microbeads into the gel medium so I could get that texture.  Fun technique!

Here's the green one:

Filled a little tiny bottle with some micro beads.  It sure didn't take much.  LOL!

I have to mention how incredibly difficult it is to take a picture with glitter on it.  I actually even find that taking a picture of a black painted project is a challenge as well. The photo's don't do these projects justice.  I'm hoping when I get my new craft room to actually have a photo booth that is always set up.  We'll see.

Thank you for stopping by!  Hugs!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I almost ALWAYS color an image for a birthday card but since I've been to some amazing Finnibar courses recently, I thought I would try out my new found knowledge instead.

The papers I've used are new from Michele R Designs called "Delicate Florals".  I'ved used some Primary Elements Artist Pigments by Luminarte and added some water to create a mist.  I also use some mica powders from Finnibair.  

Added a Prima resin frame and a few metal pieces along with a bunch of flowers!  I also added some "Art Ingredients" - micro beads and glass glitter.  This stuff is so much fun to play with!

I hope you like my mixed media birthday card.  The jury is still out on this one but everything is better in real life and mom loved it so that's what counts!  ha ha ha!!

Delicate Florals: