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Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shabby Garden

Hello!  Today I am the Featured Artist over at the Anything But Cute Challenge Blog!  Lisa is hosting Challenge #16  and what a beautiful challenge it is!  There is a wonderful Mood Board to inspire you featuring Shabby Garden.

Here is the description provided by Lisa "For this challenge, we are asking you to take a stroll through a romantic shabby garden. Create any mixed media project strongly inspired by the mood board. Think flowers and plants in cracked pots, peeling paint bird feeders, distressed timeworn furniture, crumbling statues, soft pastels and feminine accessories. Don't forget to tell us how the mood board inspired your project and have fun!"

I fell in love with the beautifully distressed wood in the pictures and had to play around with a faux garden fence on a mini book. 

I am not going to share the details as you can pop over and see them here and for all the details on how to play along and the awesome design team's creations go check out the challenge post here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Blues

Hello! Today's tag is a continuation of playing with my scraps the other morning.  

I loved how this torn background looked and wanted to play with my Artistic Outpost stamps so I just started laying in bits and pieces until I got what I wanted.

The tag is covered with half newsprint paper from Wendy Vecchi and the other half the tag. I ripped off the newsprint after I had sprayed and stamped.  I then came back in with more spray on the right side to give the effect.

I stamped the girls on another piece of paper and then cut them out and attached them. Added a touch of shading around them and then added the skyline and sentiment.

Products:  Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Alphabet,  Artistic Outpost - PaperBoy, Tattered Angels - Turquoise Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It's a Small Small World

The Frilly and Funkie Challenge is hosted by Cec and she has challenged us with  It's a small small world.  She described the challenge as:   Create or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage style.  Your finished project can be anything from the size of an inchie, matchbook or domino to the size of a playing card or note card, which means anything from 1 inch to 4 inches and it does not have to be flat.  Be creative and let us know in your post just how small your project is.


I decided to create a series of baby mini tags and ATC using the new Prima Heaven Sent.


They all measure around 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and are perfect to put on a gift bag, present or box.

The tags were layered with the sweet images and embellished with lovely lace, glitter and pearls.

A button here and there with touches of twine added the perfect touch to the mini tags.  I hope this has you thinking of fun ways to play along in the challenge.

Don't forget that the winner of the challenge will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.
 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Suzz


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Paperboy

Hi!  I have been on vacation and decided to jump back into playing with my inky supplies.  I started by sorting through old backgrounds waiting to be used. I found a card with a background already taped on and decided to go with it!



I pulled out my Artistic Outpost stamps looking for some of my favorite images. I love this Paperboy image and decided to make him my focal point.
 I stamped him in brown and added hints of color with watercolor pencils and brushes.  I then decided to use the truck in the background to add another layer. I stamped the image again in brown and added a touch of shading to make it pop.

I then pulled a bunch of metal embellishments to add texture to my card.  The background is a mix of stencil with embossing paste and layered sprays. 

I am entering this in A Vintage Journey's Stencil It challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bright Hopes

Hi!  Back for a quick share. I needed an anniversary card to be sent off and had a little time to create one quickly.

I stamped the Verses Sentiment using the Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can in the center.  I laid the stencil over the stamped sentiment and softly sponged Worn Lipstick around the edges with a hint of the pattern over the sentiment.

I sponged the edges of the background and splattered with Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Gold Lame. It dries with a gold shimmer.

Then I needed texture but wanting it to stay flat to travel cheaply I die cut a few flowers and sponged them in a coordinating color. They also got a splattering of gold.

I layered the card front and a quick card in less than 10 minutes (I big win for me. :)  and off it goes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Friday, August 5, 2016

It's all about color!

Hi! I am featuring  the Friday Focus  on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog. The feature product is the  Ranger Color-of-the-Month from 2015. For the next two weeks there will be an additional 15% discount on Ranger Color-of-the-Month from 2015 products at the Funkie Junkie Boutique, so now is a great time to go shopping!  Just click here for all the bargains.

I have to admit that I bought every new ink pad and various combinations of the different products sprays, markers, and stains.  I am a bit of a color fanatic. I love the different color combinations and I have many ink pads to reflect that!
I share on the blog a few different color combos from the color of month series and how I used them in some backgrounds and this tag.  For more details hop over and check the post out here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sunny Days

Sunny Days it is... The temperature with the heat index will be close to 100 degrees and very muggy.  I always love when the first of the month rolls around because it means Tim will serve up a dose of inspiration to play along with in his 12 tags series. Tim's August 2016 tag
 This month he mixed up a few techniques that had me trying something new but also having to be a bit more creative as I didn't have the die he used on his tag.

I decided to use the texture fades dies instead on my tag.  I brayered on the color on the background and added the overlay of brown ink and water spots.   I then cut out on either end a bit of the harlequin pattern.
At first I didn't put anything in the openings and finished my tag. After I took the photos I thought it would be fun to pop some pink and dark brown in and added them. I think it made a big difference in the end result.

I also started a second tag in pink but ran out of time to play. This one will go in the pile to re-cycle later into a project.
I loved how the pink background turned out and wanted to share it as well.

Well that is all for me today!

Have a great one and keep cool!

Suzz