Monday, September 25, 2017

Perfection

Perfection

Hey craft friends, 
Today I'm up on the Victorine Originals blog sharing a card I made using Victorine Originals the woman in dress stamp.
The details on this stamp are amazing.

Here is my card

And a closer look at the image



I started out by embossing my card stock using an embossing folder.
I added color with ink to enhance the design. 
I cut out a pretty paper I found using an oval die.
I then stamped my image in the die cut piece. 
After attatching to my card base, I added a flower and a sentiment.
I also added pearls to give it a final touch.

This stamp is so beautiful and it can be found here
I decided this card can also be used as a mid-challenge inspiration.
So don't forget to go check out the challenge that is up right now to find out the details.
Here is the mood board again



Join in here before Friday of this week for your chance to win. 

Thank for stopping by.
Hugs
Amy


Supplies used:
Victorine Originals: woman in dress stamp
C.C. Designs: pierced oval die
Cuttlebug: geometric rings embossing folder
Prima flower
Radiant neon electric blue ink


Friday, September 15, 2017

Pearls and Lace Victorine Originals challenge 11

Pearls and lace
A lil bit of 
Wonderful

Hey crafty friends.
Up again with another challenge with Victorine Originals.

Here is the mood board



Remember you can use anything from this to create your project. 
Be inspired by one of the pictures, the theme or the colors. 
There is so much to be inspired by.

Heres my inspiration for you today





I made a canvas using the wedding couple silhouette stamp. Its a beautiful stamp. 
I started out with my background.
I used gesso to seal the canvas especially because I planned to use Ken Oliver Liquid Metals and Mineral Bursts.
By sealing the canvas, the colors will run with water and dry right on top. 
If you don't use gesso then the canvas itself will soak up the color and water. 
You wont get the same effect. 
After spritzing with water I moved my canvas around adding color until I was happy with it. 
I allowed it to dry mostly in its own, then used my heat gun to give it a last good dry. 
I stamped my image on a waxy type cardstock and heat embossed it in purple.
I attached it to my canvas and started lining up flowers around the image.
I also found a bottle cap and the perfect charm.
I thought my canvas should have at least a word or sentiment. So I chose the word "Wonderful".
I had a peice of chipboard so I used gesso on it as well, then used liquid metals and mineral bursts to add color.
Wonderful was a rub on, it was a little tricky to get to stick to my peice after adding everything else. But after a bit it managed to do what I kept telling it to do.
I went over it with matte medium to seal it in place. 

I hope you liked my project today and it inspired you some how to join in the fun. 
There is a prize up for grabs too!!!
Head on over and check out the details on the Victorine Originals blog.
I cant wait to see your projects. 
Hugs
Amy


Products used:
Victorine Originals: wedding couple                                                    silhouette
Ken Oliver: Liquid Metals-Metallic Amethyst and Mineral Burst-Metallic Sky
Wow Embossing powder: Primary Indigo
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Media Matte Medium
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Pinkfresh Studio: up in the clouds rub on
Prima: flowers

Monday, September 11, 2017

Game Day!!!

Game Day!!!

Good morning crafty friends, I am over on the Victorine Originals blog today sharing a canvas I made. 
Head on over and make sure to leave a comment. 

Today I'm sharing a project with you that is a little different than my normal mixed media canvas peices. 
I am using the football stamp from our own Victorine Originals.

Here is my canvas.



I started out with a blank canvas and paint it blue.  I used two different color blues and mixed them as I was painting to cover the entire canvas. 
I then came back and painting paw prints and tiger stripes on the canvas. 
At this point I knew it needed a lil more edge, so I painted on claws and claw marks.
I also had a blank wooden football I knew I was going to use. I painted it to look like an actual Football and then stamped this cool football stamp right on the football. 
I also added the number 29.



The number 29 represents my son's Jersey#.
He is playing football this year. And really has it in his heart to play.
I'm not the normal sports mom. He did play basketball last year and was in karate a few years before that. 
But this is a whole new level for me.
I don't watch football but I'm sure learning the game now that he is playing. Or at least trying to.

The name of the Team is the Tigers. 
When I knew I was going to use this stamp, I knew I was going to do something for my son's wall. 
I actually had started out wood burning on the wooden football but it became a quick fail.  I'm am still fairly new to wood burning and it just wasn't turning out the way I had planned. I think we all have these days or projects. 
I ordered a new wooden football and was on my way yet again. 
I used his Jersey as inspiration, so I thought it was more meaningful to take the photos with it in the background. 
He loves it by the way. 

Don't forget to join in our challenge that is still going on over at Victorine Originals.

Here is the mood board


And the theme is fall sports. 
So you can either use fall, sports or anything the mood board, even colors. 
I can't wait to see your projects. 

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy

Friday, September 1, 2017

Celebrate card Victorine Originals Sports/Fall challenge

Fall sports challenge

Hey crafty friends
Today is the day for another great challenge. 

Here is the wonderful mood board


Here is the card I made to inspire you.


I used Victorine Originals Large Sunflower stamp.

I started out by stamping the sunflower on white cardstock using a Kaleidecolor stamp pad.  I then layered different fall colored paper behind the image. 
I used Core'dinations gemstone pearlesant cardstock for glimmer.
I then chose a different color for the card base than I originally planned because it looked better. 
I also used a little linen thread and a rub on sentiment. 
I hope my card has inspired you today.
Please head over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT's projects. 
Some pretty neat inspiration to miss out on.

Now head over and link up your project for your chance to win. 
You have two weeks until the next challenge is up.
Good luck. 

Hugs 
Amy

Monday, August 28, 2017

Inspire those around you

Inspire those around you!!

Good morning crafty  friends
Im up on the Victorine Originals blog today to share another inspiration project using  the wings stamps from the wings set by our very own Victorine Originals

Here is my canvas





I started out by using black gesso on my canvas.  I then went over it using Decoart crackle paint.
After letting it dry for a bit I highlighted it in a few spots with 
A sparkling powder from my stash. 
I mean i dont even know where I got this stuff but I love it. 

I stamped my wings on card stock and heat embossed them.

I then touched up the sides and splattered a little on the peice with black paint.
I added some gauze, yes gauze.. Its unbelievable where we find some stuff. Hehe. I then attatched my wings.  I also added a sweet saying. 
Inspire thise around you!! 
Something we should do. 
Inspire. 


I hope you enjoyed my canvas today.  
Dont forget to join in our challenge still going on this week. 

Here is the mood board again. 


You have until Thursday at midnight to get your projects in. 
Go here to link them up.
I cant wait to see what you make.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Hugs
Amy

Supplies used: 
Victorine Originals wings set
DecoArt Media: Black Gesso , Crackle paint
DecoArt Media: Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black
Inspire sticker from stash
Jacqaurd products: Mink color powder
Black embossing powder
Heat gun
Gauze


Friday, August 18, 2017

Your Wings Were Ready/VO Challenge #9 Wings

Your Wings Were Ready
Victorine Originals
Challenge #9
Wings

Hey there crafty friends.
Today is the day for another challenge over on the Victorine Originals blog!!!! 

Our Inspiration Mood board is wonderful.
Plenty to get you inspired.


The Theme is Wings, but you can choose anything from one of the pictures that inspire you or you can go with one or more of the colors.
Plenty of room to create something and join in the fun.
As always there is something to be won if you enter. So head on over now and link up your project. 

Now onto my inspiration for you.

I made a beautiful canvas for you today using the wings from Victorine Originals Wings set (10580-X)


And a slightly different view.


I'm going to be honest, this was a tricky one for me. Considering the theme. 
My family just lost my Dad a couple weeks ago.  Life hasn't been the same for me. When I returned home to find which stamps I was sent to use for this challenge and I saw the wings, I just broke down. 
But I knew I had to do something, like it was a sign. I had to in some way use this as part of my morning for my Dad. And a way to channel my heart thru my art. 
I was pretty set on using the saying as soon as I saw it!!! 

I started with a clean canvas. I used DecoArt modeling paste with some stencils to add texture and used some distress stain directly to the canvas. 
It was more of a test. I didn't know how the canvas would take it without using gesso first.  It did soak up some of the stain but it did hold it pretty well. 

I gathered quite a few peices from my stash and started peices everything together. 
 When I found the Hot air balloon, I thought it was perfect. 
I stamped the wings to white card stock and after painting the hot air balloon white, attached the wings to the side. 
I left it white as if it was my dad's last ride to heaven. 
After rearranging peices for a while, I began painting and adding color here and there. 
After everything was attached, I splattered a little white paint. 
My words are stickers that I stuck to a page from an old book, then cut out. 
Wings were cut out using an alphabet die. 

So now it's time to join in the challenge over at Victorine Originals!!
Link up your project before the deadline.

Thank you for stopping by today. 
I hope I was able to inspire you with my canvas, and maybe you can take a few words to think about when you go. 

If your parents are still here... Love them, hug them, call them, help them, cherish them. 
It's too late when they are gone.
Cherish those memories. 
Heaven received one heck of a man!!! 
This one's for you Daddy​!!! 

Hugs
Amy


Products used:
Victorine Originals stamps: wings from Wing set 10580-X
Creative embellishments: hot air balloon, netting
Tim Holtz: Distress stain - mermaid lagoon
Distress paint- Antique Linen
Sizzix: Tim Holtz alterations alphabet die
DecoArt: modeling paste, white paint
Andy Skinner: netting stencil
Studio 490: bottle embellish
Simple Stories: wood veneer
Maya Road: vintage burlap flag
American Crafts: letters
All other from my stash. 







Monday, August 14, 2017

Thanks for being you

Thanks for being you

Good morning crafty friends! I'm up on the Victorine Originals blog today to share a Thank You card I made using a fun Angel from the Beautiful Angel set.    (10566-X)
(74407-B) from Victorine Originals 

I thought of making a Thank you card because I am so thankful for my DT sisters and Sabrina for covering for me the last few weeks while I dealt with a death in my family of a very important person to me.  
So to all of you, really a Thank you doesn't seems to be enough. But a huge
 THANK YOU LADIES!!!


And the inside

I started out by choosing some fun and colorful papers from my stash. 
I then die cut the pretty design and backed it in white card stock.
I then stamped directly on the paper.
I also die cut for the sentiment.  I layered a few colors and attached them to my card. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today. 
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to join in our challenge  HERE which will be ending soon. 
Here's the mood board again for that challenge




Be sure to join in and here is my inspiration peice I made for the challenge. 


You can go HERE to view the project details.


Hugs
Amy

Friday, August 4, 2017

Love You Canvas -Purple Challenge #8

Love You Canvas
Victorine Originals
Purple Challenge

Hey crafty friends. 
Today is the first day of a new challenge

Here is our mood board for inspiration


You can use anything that inspires you from the board. The theme is purple, use the color purple or something from the pictures that inspires you.

Here is my inspiration for you.


I made a mixed media canvas using Victorine Originals small and Medium butterfly.
I started my canvas by using tissue paper from Hazel and Ruby and Modge​ Podge to cover the canvas. After drying it gives the canvas a slick surface. 
I then added the clock peices using an Andy Skinner stencil and modeling paste.
I added paint here and there, I stamped the butterflies in different places. 
Then dabbed it with white paint to give it a different effect. 
I also painted and stamped a tag to add demention. 
I added paper lace and flowers as well as a few other peices from my stash. 
I used chalk markers on the clock numbers to make them pop. 
The last thing was the wood Love You peices. 

I hope my project inspire you to join in our challenge over on the Victorine Originals blog. 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over and see what the rest of the DT has made to inspire you too. 

Hugs
Amy

Products used:
Victorine Originals stamps, small butterfly and med butterfly.
Andy Skinner stencil: made to measure
Dina Wakley- media acrylic paint
- blackberry 
-ocean turquoise
Hazel & Ruby - tissue paper
DecoArt: American lamp black paint
American Crafts permanent chalk markers
Cosmo Cricket wood veneer
Modge Podge
Flowers from my stash


Friday, July 21, 2017

Back to school challenge #7

Back to school challenge
Victorine Originals challenge blog

Good morning crafty friends.
Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Victorine Originals blog.

We have a new and yet another wonderful mood board for inspiration for you.

Isnt it pretty neat???

You can use anything that inspires you from the pictures,  you can go with the theme or you can go with one of the colors.
So many different ways to enter a project.

My inspiration for you today is a wooden paper weight/sign for a teachers desk.



I found this wood peice on clearance that the dollar store. And I made it my own. I started off by using gesso to cover it up and get it ready for new paint. I painted the front and back portions in the green, red, blue and yellow. Once that was dry , I was able to use washi tape and tape off what I wanted to stay and what I wanted outlined in black. I painted the black and let that dry. Then I removed the washi tape. 
At this point I thought about stamping on paper and attaching the paper to the wood because if I messed up stamping. I would have to repaint before I could stamp again. But I took the chance and stamped directly on the wood with each stamp. I used the pencil 74536-B,  
From Victorine Originals.

Arent these such cute stamps??? 
You can own them too and they wont cost you very much either which is a win win!!

Make sure you head over to the blog and check out all the details plus the rest of the DT has some amazing projects to show you to get you inspired. 
I hope to see your next project linked up this go round.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Hugs
Amy


Products used:
Victorine Originals stamps: sentiment, pencil, crayon, scissors.
Liquitex acrylic paint
DecoArt acrylic paint lamp black
Gesso
Washi tape



Monday, July 17, 2017

I'm Late, I'm Late for a very important Date!!!!


I'm Late, I'm Late
For a very important date!!!

I am up on the Victorine Originals blog today to share my card using the White rabbit and the I'm Late sentiment.

These Amazing stamps sure take me back to my childhood. 


I had the perfect paper to use, it being somewhat like the crazy alice and wonderland world we remember.
After choosing my papers I began stamping away trying to find the right color ink to use and wether to emboss or not. 
I stamped this rabbit image probably 10 times. 
I settled with the black ink and to heat emboss. I think it brought out the image wonderfully. 

I decided to add a little white between the dark colors to make it pop. 
And after placing my sentiment for a while in different spots. I thought it looked better inside the card. 


I added a clock brad which I cut off the metal brad part in the back and added 3D dots to make it pop up a little on the card. 


I hope you enjoyed my post today
Dont forget to join in our challenge going on right now. 

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy

Supplies used: 
Victorine Originals rubber stamps 
- White rabbit
- I'm Late sentiment
Club Scrap game paper collection
Black embossing powder