Friday, February 16, 2018

Keep Moving-SumMoreFun Mood Board Challenge 22

Keep Moving
SumMoreFun
Mood Board 
Challenge #22

A New Challenge is up on the SumMoreFun blog.

Here is our Mood Board

You can use anything from the board that inspires you. Something from a photo or even the colors.
I was inspired by the bike and the red daisy.
I was also inspire to challenge myself to use red. Something I don't normally do.

Here is my inspiration piece for you.


Starting out with a blank canvas, I attached tissue paper to the canvas using modge podge.  After letting it sit over night to dry, I added texture using whipped spackle.
I then used paint until I was happy with the outcome.
Making sure my colors were showing thru.
I chose a few stamps from Victorine Originals bicycle set w\ Penny Farthing.. Which is such a neat stamp set.
Stamped them on brown paper then distressed.
I also used the large stemmed daisy from Victorine Originals.
Stamping it out about 3 times then fussy cutting, I attached each one on top of the other to form a 3D daisy flower.
I knew I wanted the daisy to pop so I made sure when I was painting to have a dark area I could place it.
I arranged everything on my canvas until it fit.  Adding homemade flowers and a saying.
Its important to me to inspire thru my art and projects and having a positive saying adds that much more.
I hope I was able to inspire you today and maybe enough to have you join in our challenge.
You do have a chance to win when you link up. And the prize is doubled when you use Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat stamps.
Thats pretty awesome!!!
So head on over and join in the fun!!!
SumMoreFun Challenge blog!!


Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Products used:
SumMoreFun Victorine Originals: bicycle set w\ Penny Farthing & large stemmed daisy.
Winnie & Walter: tissue paper
DecoArt: Media fluid acrylics- carbon black, titanium white, dairylid yellow, primary yellow, colbalt turquoise hue, clidmium red hue, Antiquing cream- patina green.
Faber Castell: whipped spackle
Fundamemtals: letters
Homemade: flowers
Stash: gears, honeycomb stencil (unknown- found at thrift store).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day with Oriental Trading

Oriental Trading
Valentine's

Hey there crafty friends.
💕💞Happy Valentines Day!!💕💞
Have you made something for that special someone, that best friend or the kiddo in your life?
I wanted to share with you today a few ideas I came up with using some things from the amazing Oriental Trading Company.

Here is a full view of all the different goodies I made.



 Arent these so cute??

There are so many different gift boxes at Oriental Trading Company.
With just a little Creativity you can come up with something for any occassion.
I stamped cute hearts on two of these boxes.
Made the Love box in the back and stuffed the purple boxes with candy and a stuffed bear.  I also put a design the plain ceramic Hearts using stencils, paint, ink and colorbursts.


Who doesnt like having a bottle of wine on Valentines day?
Wine not your choice, thats ok.
The cute mustache bag fits most bottles of anything.


I also took the cute tin cans and added washi tape to decorate them up and added Hershey kisses inside.
The wood hearts I colored and wrote love on to add a nice and sweet addition to my Valentine's.
Now whats a Valentine without a card?
Oriential Trading also has card making supplies.
I used their colored cardstock to make this card as well as the adorable puppy love stamp set they have.


This card will be going to my son today.
Every year I make sure he knows he is loved a little extra by cards and candy just like I would give my other half.
He is my ❤  Heart ❤
And never to be forgotten or left out.

I hope you enjoyed my post. And have a wonderful Valentines day full of love.
It is not a day just for relationships
Its a day that should be everyday, that we show our love for one another.

Hugs
Amy



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

Links

http://m.orientaltrading.com/holidays/valentines-day-a1-550626.fltr

http://m.orientaltrading.com/craft-and-hobby-supplies/craft-supplies-a1-550056.fltr

#ad #OrientalTrading #MyCrafts #MyOpinions



Monday, February 12, 2018

Be mine Canvas

Be mine
Canvas

Hey crafty friends, 
Im up on the SumMoreFun blog today to share a Valentine canvas with you.
I used Victorine Originals I love you heart and Be Mine, Valentine stamps.



I started out with a flat canvas, added texture using gesso.
After that dried, I painted the canvas using alot of color. 
With our recent challenge, it challenged me to add red to my projects, which is something I don't normally do. 
I do like the look of red bleeding thru the canvas in areas. 
I then colored my cardboard peice and stamped it. 
Looking thru my stash, I was able to find many valentine related pieces to add. 
After finding the right spot for everything, I glued everything down to the canvas.
I stamped the Be Mine portion of the stamp to add additional wording.
Product list at end of post.

Remember we have a challenge going on right now. 
Create a new project and link it up for your chance to WIN!!! 
Heres the Mood Board for the Challenge.


You can use anything from this mood board even the colors. 
Challenge details are HERE
Challenge ends Thursday
So you still have time!! 
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Products used:
SumMoreFun-Victorine Originals stamps
I love you heart & Be Mine, Valentine.
Creative Embellishments: octagon and diamond shapes
Wood veneer:
Kaisercraft: Butterfly
Cosmo Cricut: hearts and arrows
Deco Art: acrylic paints
Dairylide yellow, primary yellow, titanium white, pyrrole red, colbalt turquoise hue, Prussian blue hue.
Prima/Finnabair: metallique- emerald green (butterfly), crocus fields (octagon)
And Sparks- Dragons eye.
Homemade- Butterfly & flowers
Stash: gears, metal heart, colored twine and gauze. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Wood Burning Valentine - SumMoreFun Mood Board Challenge 21


SumMoreFun
Mood Board 
Challenge #21

Wood Burning
Valentine

Its time for another Challenge over on the SumMoreFun blog.

Here is our Mood Board

Remember you can use anything from the board. Hearts or something else from a picture or even one of the colors for inspiration!!!

Here is my inspiration piece I made for you.


I used Victorine Originals I love you Heart.
After seeing the wood, I knew I wanted to do wood burning. And since its been a while since I have.. It was perfect.
I started out by stamping my image on the wood. The ink blends with the burning wood to give it a darker color.
After slowly going around my heart image filled with I love you's, I stared at it for a while to see what was next. I couldn't leave the background plain.
Thats just not my style.
So, I pulled out some stencils I had and chose one I had made.
Its a simple one but gives me an outline.
I traced lightly with a pencil.
Then went back to wood burning.
I filled in the very back by shading.
I also had some wood hearts in my stash and shaded them as well before attaching them in the center of the heart.
I cant say I didnt burn myself..
I did.
But it sure was a fun project and I am either going to hang it on the wall or use it as part of my other half's Valentine.


Maybe a box or book of some kind.
I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box, go beyond your boundaries or try something new.
Even if you have wood burned before.. Enter our challenge.. Show everyone what talent you have and that you dare to be different.
Visit the SumMoreFun blog to see my DT sisters inspiration for you and Link those projects up!!!!

You have the chance to WIN!!!
Head over now and see what the prize is.
I know its doubled if you use Victorine Original Stamps or Raisin Boat stamps.
Get them here...

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Monday, January 29, 2018

Happy Birthday Tag

Happy Birthday Tag

Good Morning Crafty friends.
Im up on the SumMoreFun blog today to share a tag I made using Raisin Boat stamp set "Happy Camper".


Starting out with a tag base I made out of cardstock. I glued a piece of torn cardboard to part of the tag to add texture. I then added color and designs using Finnabair paint and gesso. 
I then stamped my images cut them out and placed them on my tag.
I also added a touch of burlap twine and some home-made flowers.


Dont forget about our challenge that is going on right now!!
Head one over and link up your cards, tags or other creations. 
Here is the mood board.



Thank you for stopping by
Hugs
Amy

Products used:
SumMoreFun/Raisin Boat: Happy Camper stamp set
Finnabair: Acrylic sparks paint
Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide ink
All other supplies are from my stash and/or homemade. (stencil-I made, flowers-I made, burlap twine scraps)

Friday, January 19, 2018

All fired up- SumMoreFun Mood Board challenge 20

All Fired Up!!
SumMoreFun
Mood Board 
Challenge #20

Hey crafty friends, Today is the start of a New Challenge over at the SumMoreFun blog.

Here is the Mood Board



Remember you can use anything from the mood board. Something from a picture or a color, even the theme which is obviously Birthday!!

Here's what I came up with using Raisin Boat's stamp set Happy Camper.


Such an adorable set. And I have to say.. I just love that raccoon.
He cracks me up. 
I started with the stamps first.
I knew I was using that cute raccoon and I decided it would be fun to have him jumping over the fire. 
Which helped me choose the sentiment. 
After stamping and coloring my images, I fussy cut around them (Making me think, I sure could use a scan and cut.. One day, maybe) and added black cardstock behind them to make them pop out. 
When I was going thru my paper stash I saw this neat paper that looked like it was smoking. 
Can you say perfect??
Sweet Sabrina from SumMoreFun sent me these Action Wobbles, so I thought it would be fun to use one to make the raccoon spring and move on the card. 
I added another layer of black behind this neat paper. 
I also stamped my sentiment and added black behind it.

I hope I was able to inspire you today
To join in our challenge.
You can WIN...  What???
Yup!! 
So head on over and link up your project.
And if you use Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat Stamps.. Ther prize is even bigger!! 
What??
Oh yeah!! 

Hope to see your projects soon!! 
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Products used
Raisin Boat: Happy Camper set
Pink: Live More paper collection
Coloring pencils and ink for coloring

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thanks!!

Thanks!!

Hey crafty friends. Im up on the SumMoreFun blog today to share a thank you card using Raisin Boat's stamp set Curly cute.
This set is so cute and you can do anything with these stamps because they are so versatile.


I wanted to continue to learn about different backgrounds since my last project for our current challenge.
"Try Something New".
You can find it HERE...
And its still going on until Thursday!!
Hint..hint..

Using oxide inks, on water color paper, I spread them around with my distress tool until I was happy with the colors. 
I then added a few drops of water and dabbed it up right away. 
After drying, I stamped a pretty little flower from the Curly cute set in black.
I also stamped the thanks sentiment and swirly design under that on a seperate peice and colored the background just a touch.
Im finding these backgrounds to be super fun.


Isnt this neat?

Now its your turn, try something new and join in our challenge for your chance to win. 


Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs
Amy

Products used:
Raisin Boat: Curly Cute stamp set
Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide inks
Tim Holtz: water color paper



Friday, January 5, 2018

SumMoreFun challenge 19 Try something New

Try Something New

Mood Board Challenge
#19


Hey there crafty friends. Today's Challenge over on the SumMoreFun blog is a little different.
Here is the mood board
Yup.  Thats it!!! We want to see you try something new!!! 
Show us what you got, step outside that box and try something you've been wanting to try. 

Here is mine.. Using the wonderful
Curly cute stamp set by Raisin Boat



A galaxy background is something Ive been wanting to try. And I have gotten the Distress Oxides more recently and havent had the chance to play with them yet. 


I pulled up a couple YouTube videos and watched how it was done.
Im pretty happy with the outcome and Im Definently going to keep practicing.

I made my own moon using this cute stamp set. And heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment.
Come on.... Now its your turn!!!
Join in our Challenge which starts today.
You have 2 weeks.
I cant wait to see your creations.
Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Amy


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Im taking over the SumMoreFun blog 
today to wish you all a very Happy New Year!!

I made a card just for today! 
The first day of 2018.

Our time with 2017 is over and now we have 365 days of 2018.
Here is my card.




I used Victorine Originals Clock Minutes stamp and Wishing you Joy sentiment stamp.

I had the idea of using the clock minutes as a border in a way. 
By cutting them in half.
Like saying time is all around us. 
My card was pretty quick to make
I used a punch to cut out my circles and then stamped my image.
I then cut them in half and arranged them on my card. 
I stamped the sentiment and attached it right to the center to make it pop. 
Im hoping 2018 is easier on us all like my card was to make. 

Did you make any resolutions??
Tell us about them.
Wishing you all creativity, love and time for 2018!! 

Dont forget to join in our challenge that is going on right now too. 
Heres our Mood Board



Join us!! Link up your creations today. 
Challenge ends Thursday
Hugs 
Amy




Friday, December 22, 2017

New Years upcycled Clock SumMoreFun Mood Board Challenge#18

SumMoreFun
Mood Board Challenge#18
New Year's
Upcycled clock

Hey Crafty friends
We are back again with another Challenge for you over on the SumMoreFun blog.

Here is our Mood Board


You can take anything from this Board to inspire you. Something from a picture or even one of the colors. 
The theme is New Years. 

Here is what I came up with to inspire you to join in.


I 've had this clock for months sitting in my craft room waiting for the perfect project.
I used Victorine Originals Clock Minutes.

This is a working clock.
So the first thing I had to do was take it apart.
I only had to take the lens and front cover off and then the hands.
I then painted the inside.
And painted the hands purple.
I punched out a circle using Fiskars Circle
 Punch. The paper is from DCWV.
I stamped my image on the circle and attached it to the center of the clock.
My next step was altering and upcycling the outside of the clock.
I used 2 different kinds of Gesso. After they dried I used whipped spackle to add thickness and texture to my background.
Allowing to dry.


I came back and added more texture with stencils and whipped spackle.
Once that layer dried, I came back and started painting and blending my colors.
I then used my stamped image again and stamped a few times in black ink.


I hope I was able to inspire you to try something new.
Dont forget to join in the Challenge.
You have 2 weeks.
Link up your creations up here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy
Products used:
Victorine Originals: Clock Minutes stamp
DecoArt: White Gesso
Art Basics Finnabair: Heavy Gesso White
Faber Castell: Whipped Spackle
Prima-Finnabair: Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint
-Metallique Crocus Fields-Emerald Green
-Sparks-Dragons eye
Opal magic:
-Green Brocade
-Royal Robes
The Crafters Workshop: mini specimens
Alphabet stencil
DCWV: Far East Matstack
Fiskars: Large Circle punch
Versafine: oxyz black ink pad