Thursday, October 19, 2017

Black and White Halloween

Black and White
Halloween

Hey there Crafty Friends.
I'm here today to share with you a mixed media canvas I made using the inspiration of a challenge photo. 
Its been a while since I took on a challenge
And I have to admit it felt great!!!

But it was a little tricky. 
I had to look at the photo and get something from it that inspired me. 
That wasnt the tricky part, 
because I love Halloween. I love things with skulls and flowers and butterflies too. 
So I knew these things had to be involved somehow. 
But the photo to me screamed a new demention of sorts or dream.. Almost like your stuck in a haunted place, your creative mind is trying to find the good things there, the inspiring things but you're still looking for a way out.
Here is my canvas



I found all kinds of inspiration in this photo



The tricky part was keeping everything Black and White.
You really want to add a splash of color somewhere. 
Its harder than you think. 
My zipper represents the way out. 
My skull was a wood skull unfinished.
I painted it black and then white, using DecoArt Crackle paint and then used black to shade in some areas to make it look more scary and real.
I used texture and Prima flowers as well as other flowers from my stash.
I also used numbers to form a clock around the canvas to make it seem like its falling apart. I made these using a stencil and modeling paste, once dry, I carefully moved them in place. 
The #13 represents Friday the 13th.
I used Creative embellishments Butterfly and Triangle pieces.
I painted them black and added white for details of the butterfly and marks on the triangle.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Hugs
Amy








Friday, October 13, 2017

Mood Board Challenge #13 Halloween Altered Bottle

Mood board challenge #13
Halloween

Altered Wine Bottle

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Victorine Originals.
The best thing about this challenge is the fun things of Halloween
Here is our Awesome and fun Mood Board


Such a spooky cool board.
Well today I decided to step outside the box once again and alter a bottle. 
I used Victorine Originals
Oh.. These are the cutest stamps for Halloween!!! 
Here is my bottle



I am adding a few different pictures as the bottle looks different in different light. 
As you know, Halloween is always a little darker, so it only seem fair to add a few pics using flash in the dark, right? 



I started out by cleaning the label off the bottle. I then let it dry over night. 
I used 3 different colors of spray paint.
I started with black, then purple and blue.
I kept alternating the colors.
I did two coats and let dry.
(Note to self: always check the inside of the bottle to make sure the paint is dry before Altering. This will help you from pouring paint in your lap while using a stencil)

Ok, I laughed too. But I did have a nice dark stain on my leg from the paint for a bit and not to mention those poor pants. 
Oh well. 

I started by using the mummy and ghost stamp. Its not as easy to stamp on glass as you think. 
Your stamp will slide and since the bottle is curved, you have to hit it just right. 
I've learned if you start with the edge farthest away from you touch it to the bottle and go in a rolling motion towards you, it tends to help. 
But, I'm not gonna lie, I stamped each image about 6 or 7 times before it finally was right. 
Baby wipes are my best friend in these moments. 
After my images were on, I took my stencil and taped it to my bottle.
I then took 2 different colored inks and stamped on the stencil. 
I also added a few other spots just holding the stencil. 
Its times like these, you would like to have more hands.  But I managed.
I then added a cool chain and some feathers and of course a sentiment. 
This sentimemt is in the Halloween Kids stamp set.
So cute, right?


Heres the board again


Remember you can use anything from this board to get inspiration.
Use a photo, an item in the photo, a color or two or three. Or even the theme
Halloween.
Plenty to choose from and I bet you have been making Halloween creations already.
So what are you waiting for? Go link up your new projects now.
You have 2 weeks.

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy

Products used:
Victorine Originals: Halloween Kids Set
Ranger-Dylusions Triangle stencil
Bo Bunny: Fright delight sticker combo
(stamped sentiment on this)
Prima: chalk ink
Archival pearlescent sky blue
Spray paint, feathers and chain from my stash.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Mixed Media Fall Tag

Mixed Media Fall Tag

Hey Crafty friends
Im here today with a neat tag I made using
Victorine Originals
Bird Cages stamp 74843-K



I recieved some crafty fun mail with new products I was dying to use.
So I had to jump right in and play.
We are always excited when we recieve Happy mail.
I started off by using Gesso on my tag to seal it.  I then added DecoArt modeling paste using a stencil to get a wonderful texture.
I painted using my new Prima-Finnabair art alchamy acrylic paint and used their Opal magic wax to color and bring out the texture.
I stamped only using one of the bird cages from this stamp.
I was trying to be a little different.
These Bird cages are Beautiful.
I distressed the edges of the paper around the bird cage by ripping the paper and then adding Tim Holtz distress Ink.

I used my punches to punch out
the leaf shapes.
The one leaf you have to attach to a solid paper for the backing. I decided to wrap a peice of wire around it to add a new touch.
I cut the butterfly out of a banner I had.
Added a lil color and gems to make it sparkle. I then added everything to my tag and arranged them. I added flowers to make it pop and be more fall like.
The flowers were a perfect color.


I am also up on the Victorine Originals blog today with my tag too. So head on over amd leave some comments there too.
My tag can also be used as more inspiration for our challenge going on right now.

Here is the amazing and fun Mood Board


Isnt it fun?
You can use anything to inspire you from the board.
A picture, a color, an object in a picture or even the theme we added to this one, Harvest.
So much to inspire you
Go over and join in the fun HERE.
Link up your project by Friday

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy

#Victorineoriginals #MixedMedia #Handmade #Finnabair #Prima #Handmade #Fall #Tag

Products used:
Victorine Originals: Bird cages 74834-K
DecoArt: Modeling Paste
The Crafters Workshop: Mini Specimen stencil
Prima: Flowers, Timeless memories 6x6 pad
Prima/Finnabair: art alchamy acrylic paint.          sparks- Dragons eye & Bitterfly spells
        Opal Mafic Wax - Green Brocade &                  Royal Robes
Ek Success: Leaf punch
Fiskars: Leaf punch
Wire, gesso and butterfly from my stash.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Halloween!!! Shadow box Oriental Trading Company

Halloween
Spooky
Shadow box
Display
Oriental Trading Company

Hey crafty friends, today I have an amazing spooky shadow box and display to share with you.



I started out with these small unfinished wood boxes that were sent to me from Oriental Trading Company.
I glued 4 of them together
After that I used gesso to seal the wood.

I then painted the boxes black
Using DecoArt black paint. 
As I was painting I decided to go over the tops lightly to give it a spooky look. 
I found some neat Halloween paper in my stash to back each box.
I also was sent out these cool wooden skulls which also painted with gesso. 
I started adding different peices of halloween themed papers and stickers and other embellishments until I was happy with them. I used my punches for the trees, hot glue for the spider web. And popsicle sticks to bring things out 3D. 
I cut the spider web out of the spider glitter tape, I was sent and placed it on top of my hot glue web. 
After everything was attached I decided to do more around my shadow box to make a display. 
I used these beautiful Frosted vases and attached labels to them.

Adding to the display I used these unfinished wood slat pieces to which I cut out these cool sign looking papers from my Halloween paper collection I had.
To top it off, I added lights I had laying around to make the display look even spookier. I was very happy with all these products. It took a little creativity on my part, but I'm really happy with the outcome.
Here are a few more close up photos




Disclaimer:  Oriental Trading has sent me products to review but all opinions are my own.


 http://www.orientaltrading.com/holidays/halloween-a1-550760.fltr and http://www.orientaltrading.com/craft-and-hobby-supplies/halloween-a1-550055+1237.fltr

I hope I inspired you to try these great products as well as make something your own this Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Supplies used:
Oriental Trading Company:
Wooden slates
Wooden boxes
Wooden skulls
Spider Glitter tape
Frosted bottle vases
DecoArt:
Black acrylic paint
Mixed Media Gesso
I aslo used stickers and papers from
Bo Bunny
American Crafts
Authentique






Friday, September 29, 2017

Victorine Originals Mood Board Challenge#12

Mood Board
Challenge #12
Harvest

Good Morning Crafty Friends
Are you ready for a new challenge?
Ready or not, its up today so get ready to get in that crafty space if yours and join in the fun. 
Here is our mood board



Remember you can use anything from this board to inspire you. Wether it be the theme, something from a picture or one of the colors.
Theres plenty of projects that can be made here.

Today I wanted to inspire you in a different way.  Our challenges are not just for cards,  tags or even the beautiful mixed media canvases I've been creating as of lately.
Open your minds a little.
Paper crafting has no limits
So today I'm sharing a shadow box I made using Victorine Originals Pumpkins on a vine stamp (2587) Large Sunflower (5044-S) and the Fall Bounties (74448-D) stamps.

Here is my project



I started out by stamping the sunflower on yellow paper. I attached it to the back of the wooden box. I then stamped the pumpkins on different paper and fussy cut them out. I highlighted the vines with glitter gel pens.
I used my punches to punch out the leaves and the cute lil' chicks.
I then started adding little things from my stash until I was happy with the fall/harvest look.

I hope I have inspired you to try something different and to also join in our challenge.
Remember there is a chance to win too.
So go link up right now over on the Victorine Originals blog

Thank you for stopping by
Hugs
Amy



Supplies used:
Victorine Originals stamps:
Large Sunflower 5044-S
Pumpkins on a vine 2587
Fall Bounties sentiment 74448-D
Super doodle: glitter gel pens
Core'dinations: black magic cardstock
Prima:Love Clippings 6x6 collection
Best Creations: Glitter card stock
Authentique: Thankful details
Oriental Trading Company: wooden box
Recollections: chick punch
EK Success: leaf punch
Plus other small things from my stash.

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