Friday, February 22, 2013

"Journey" mini canvas

Greetings friends and happy Friday!
Today I have a sweet little canvas to share with you. It is just 2"x2"! 
These little canvases come in a 2 pack at WalMart with their own little easels. I painted the easel with Liquitex acrylic paint in Unbleached Titanium.
The canvas is covered with vintage tissue paper that had been gifted to me. I made the feather out of regular parchment paper that is used for baking and the bow is made from rafia left over from Christmas wrapping. 
Everything is distressed a bit with Ranger Archival inks in Sepia and Coffee. The key is by Tim Holtz, pearls and ribbon are from the wedding department at Michaels. 
Instead of covering the back as I usually do with paper, I just put pretty washi tape by My Minds Eye from the Indie Chic line all around the exposed wood. 
What do you think, isn't it cute?
I am linking up with the "Layer it on and Share a Word" challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.
Please check out my other pieces by clicking the 
"Mixed Media Art for Sale" tab above.
Have a great weekend and come back next week for the announcement of the new design team I've joined!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Frosted Designs - Be Bold!

The new challenge is up at Frosted Designs and the theme is
Use bold colors or bold patterns (or both) on your card, layout, or off the page project and share it with us at Frosted Designs!

I've used some very bold acrylic paint colors to create these Faith Cards out of playing cards.
 A layer of gesso goes on first, then acrylic paint, stamps and ink. A butterfly cut from a pretty napkin and then a key word taken from the bible verse that appears on the back of the card. 
Coat both sides with a nice layer of Mod Podge and you have a beautiful reminder of God's love to hand out.
Here are the backs:
I have had three wonderful terms as a designer with Frosted Designs and this is my final post with them. They have a bunch of talented new designers coming on board to inspire you. I plan on continuing to play along with them and hope you will too! Stay tuned for an announcement of a new team I've been invited to join!

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Friday, February 1, 2013

"Love" altered frame

This week's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs is to 
use hearts and the word "love" on your project. 
I've embellished this 10"x10" frame with a banner and rosettes:
The opening is 7.5"x7.5" so a 4"x6" horizontal photo will fit nicely just below the banner.
My inspiration for this project came from one shown on page 16 of the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2013 idea book. Unfortunately they don't have it up on their site yet so I can't create a link to it for you.
Supply list: Patterned paper used for the banner and the rosettes is called Crimson Swirl by Rhonna Farrer, it is from deep in my stash and is copyrighted 2007! The burgandy cardstock is from my stash. I had stamped it with Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain while attempting a different project that didn't work out - so in the scrap bin it went to be reinvented today as part of my love banner! All paper has been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mahogany. The letters and flourishes are Tim Holtz Grungeboard. The letters were colored with Metalic Rubs by Craft-T Prodcts in Gunmetal. The flourshes were first colored with Metalic Rubs by Craft-T Prodcts in White Sparkle, then with Fapber Castell Pitt Artist Pen in Light Green #171. The rosettes are made with a Tim Holtz Sizzlits die and embellished with pearls by Prima Marketing. The pearls on the letters are by Recollections, buttons are from my stash, and black twine is by American Crafts. The banner is cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels #17 die and the hearts are cut with Lifestyle Crafts Scalloped Heart die. The pearl sprays are from the wedding section at Michaels.
I hope you are inspired by my project and will create a card, layout, or off the page project to link up with us at Frosted Designs!
Thanks for looking! 
I appreciate your comments!