Sunday, July 29, 2012

Another Cessna Girl Canvas!

Suzanne from Texas saw my original Cessna Girl canvas (seen here) on Pinterest and loved her so much that she ordered one of her own! This is the canvas I custom made for her:
(for some unknown blogger reason, the pictures are much clearer if you click on them, so please do so!)

Some of the special touches I included for Suzanne are:
*Background map includes the airport where she bases her plane.
*Picture of her airplane.
*The name "Agnes" which was her grandmother's name and is what she calls her plane (can you find this on the canvas?)
*Texas Bluebonnets (wildflowers)

 Here are some closeup pictures of the edges and the back (click to enlarge)

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Family Fun @ Knoebels

This week's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs is - Patterned Paper! 
That means use only patterned paper on your project - no plain paper allowed!
Our family had an awesome mini vacation at Knoebel's Family Resort in the Poconos of Pennsylvania in June of this year. Knoebel's has a wonderful amusement park, pool, and camping all on site. That is me with my husband in the middle picture - can you tell we were having fun? The top two pictures are my daughters with their kids and the bottom two are my sons in law with the kids.
In the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine there is an article on page 72 about shadowbox inspired layouts. I just loved the layout in the article and "lifted" it for my Knoebels layout. 
The "shadowbox" aspect is that the center photo and banner under it are pop-dotted for dimension.
The patterned papers I've used are by Crate Paper from the Pink Plum and Paper Dolls collections.
For my title, the word "family" is Thickers Hat Box chipboard letters that came plain white. I used a Hero Arts stamp and VersaFine Ink on them. The "@" sign is from the same pack and is colored with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The "fun" stickers are by OctoberAfternoon and are on a chipboard piece by Crate Paper.
 The date stickers are TinyType by Cosmo Cricket. The heart punch I used is by Martha Stewart.
My stitching is "faux" using a white pen by Inksentials and the brads are by Crate Paper.
Thanks for looking at my layout!
I hope you are inspired to make a project using only patterned paper.
Link it up at Frosted Designs for a chance to win an awesome prize or be chosen as a "top three"!
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs - Tape

Greetings! This week's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs is to use tape on your project.
I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape to create the bird on my card. I stuck the tissue tape on patterned paper and then die cut the bird with a Spellbinder's Die.
 All of the product I used is from my scrap bin so I don't know who the manufacturer's are. However, I do know that the pretty floral paper was cut from the cover of a program from a wedding I attended.
Here is a comparison so you can see the pretty difference the tissue tape makes.
The top portion is just the plain patterned paper.
The second section shows a stamped sample. Certainly I could have stamped the paper before die cutting it and that would have been pretty.
The bottom sample has the Tissue Tape on it. See what a subtle muted effect the tape makes on the patterned paper and then the design of the tape on top of that? So really you get three layers instead of two - and more layers is almost always better!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! 
I appreciate your comments!
I hope you are inspired to make a project using tape - it can be washi tape, masking tape, tissue tape, homemade tape - whatever you like! Be sure to link it up at Frosted Designs for a chance to win a prize and/or be chosen as a top three!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th!

I pinned this awesome flag on my "Techniques I want to try" Pinterest board, and sure enough I got around to trying it! Stephanie Ackerman made this one (I just love her work - you should poke around her blog!)
Here is my version done on a 6" x 6" canvas:
I used vintage book paper and loads of Tim Holtz Distress Stains mixed with ModPodge. Then lots of stamping and punchenella with StazOn inks.
When my new friend Sandee in the hills of North Carolina opens her July Project Pinterest, I'm going to share it there. It is a cool linky that she sets up each month to share any projects you've made inspired by something you saw on Pinterest. 
Come join the fun!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I appreciate your comments!
Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!