Hello again, friends! This week at Frosted Designs our challenge is to use at least 5 buttons on a project or layout. This week our challenge is being sponsored by Creative Cuts and More! They were nice enough to send some of their amazing products to a few of us girls on the DT. I chose this cute little metal tin with cardstock accordion folded papers. I altered the tin using Tim Holtz Alcohol inks, as well as distressing and adding the metal piece on the outside.
Right now I am reading the most inspirational book “I Declare” by Joel Osteen. It has a declaration for each day of the month along with a short testimonial pertaining to that day’s declaration. I’ve been reading one each night with my daughters. It’s amazing how many nights these declarations have been exactly what one of has needed to hear that day. I chose a few of my favorite ones and put them into this tin as a reminder to be grateful for the good things in my life and mindful of the power of God in our lives.
Here is my little tin box:
And a view of the inside:
Sadly, I had more pictures to post on this, but they are on my desktop computer at my office and I knew I had to get this post in. We’ve transitioned from our home office to an outside location and all of my files are mixed up between my desktop and laptop. I need to work on getting everything in one place now since I’m using only a laptop at home now!
I hope you all enjoy your weekend. I am excited to be heading to Market Days in Wimberly tomorrow with my mother in law for some early Christmas shopping and browsing, as well as starting my December Daily, and introducing the kids to our Elf-Mr. Jangles tonight 🙂 Be sure to link up your project to Frosted Designs for the chance to win a prize from Creative Cuts and More and also don’t forget to check out our post on our HUGE 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. There are a ton of prizes to win and some fun challenges going on all month long!
26 Oct 2012 6 Comments
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Good morning all! This week our challenge at Frosted Designs is to use Paints, Mists or Inks on a card, layout or off the page project! How fun it that?! I LOVE using spray inks in everything from scrapbooking to mixed media projects.
In honor of this Halloween season, I created these little 8 x 8 canvases featuring these cute little trick or treaters! I used a lot of acrylic paints, spray inks, stencils, masks, and other bits and pieces of Halloween goodness that were lurking in my stash. This was such a fun project to do. I’ve been taking Christy Tomlinson’s Pumpkins and Cider Workshop, which is full of neat fall projects. She is so inspiring to me!!
Here are my canvases:
I call this one my Frankengirl 🙂
And my Pumpkin Spice Girl 🙂
I also created this cute haunted house scene that I featured on my Art Journaling blog, but figured I would share here as well. I think this may be my favorite thing I’ve created so far! I bought this plaster piece at Goodwill and revamped it into a scene for Halloween. I thought it looked kind of looked like a tombstone.
So have fun creating a project using paint and/or spray inks and be sure to link it up at Frosted Designs for the chance to win a super cute Halloween mini album kit from The Paper Trail!
03 May 2012 20 Comments
Good morning everyone and welcome to our Mother’s Day Blog Hop! I hope you will enjoy visiting all of the fantastic blogs and find some great inspiration along the way for your Mother’s Day projects. If you didn’t arrive here from Amanda’s Blog, please go back and visit her to start the hop. Now for my project!
I wanted to do something a little bit different this time instead of a traditional card or layout. I’ve been working a lot in my art journal lately and having the best time creating backgrounds and getting messy with paint, liquid inks,Pan Pastels, gesso, and scraps. And speaking of scraps, I created this piece completely from scraps that I’ve been saving. Recently I reorganized my scrap basket and cut all of the larger pieces down to 6 x 6 and then arranged them all by color. The smaller pieces all got tossed into a gallon sized Ziplock bag to use for projects like this.
And here it is:
I really loved building all of the layers and the colors on this. I used old French book paper, some airplane charts, cross stitch patterns, and scrapbook paper scraps. I found the frame at Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off coupon to buy it. (Love getting a good deal like that!)
And now for the exciting part…you can win this piece to either keep for yourself, or give to your Mom for Mother’s Day! If you would like to win, simply leave me a comment saying that you would like to win. Bonus entry if you become a new follower. And if you enjoyed this project, but don’t win..don’t fret! I am in talks with a local artisan to have it translated into a charm that would look cute on a necklace or bracelet. Hopefully I will have more details on that soon…if you’re interested in ordering one please let me know!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your support, encouragement, and kind comments mean so much to me!! Now on to your next stop: Mandi’s Blog