"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Copic Grid Card

I found this technique by Julia Stainton. It's called Colour-Bleed Grid, using Copic pens and Copic blending solution. I used SU! cardstock, a piece of printed CM paper, and X-Press-It blending paper. The stamp is SU!, Serene Silhouettes.

But then, I thought I'd try blending in a different way and just did streaks with the Copic pens, then dribbled Copic blending solution down the paper. The horse stamp is PSX, the sentiment is SU!, the whole verse is on the inside. I think this one looks a little more like water colouring. Both cards are 4 1/4" square. The grid squares on the first card are 1 1/4" each.

Over-all, I like the technique--gives a little different look :)

Thanks for coming to look. I have family staying for a bit and we are pretty busy. Hope you are all enjoying the beginning of school break and maybe some nice weather :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

By The Sea, Craft a Scene Challenge

This challenge, over at Craft a Scene blog was a new one for me to enter, but I just happen to have some Scenescape stamps, so I dragged out a couple and dusted them off :)

I've used glossy cardstock for the main image and SU! cardstock for the rest of the card, a SU! stamp on the right edge, a fiskars punch for the fancy edge, some beachy embellishments, and some twine. I took my SU! and Vivid! ink pads and just swiped them across the glossy card stock to get the sea and sky background.

The sand along the bottom of the driftwood and the stones is sand all the way from Scotland--very special :)

It was hard to get a good view of the Gelly Roll, Clear star, pen I put on the waves without getting a glare off the glossy paper, but you can kind of see it here.

Thanks for stopping by, please check out the Craft a Scene blog :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tea Tuesday and Grad cards

Good Morning Everyone :)

Today I'm off to town but first I'm enjoying a nice cup of English Breakfast tea. I've had this lovely tin for quite some time and don't remember where it came from, but the tea has a nice aroma and taste :)

I finished two grad cards. One is a 'spring' card and the directions can be found on SplitCoast Stampers. The taller style, that has a place to put money, I saw on Debbies Designs blog--she has a little tutorial with the measurements, just scroll down the page about three posts--I can't get the right post to work.

Thanks for stopping by, we have a nice rainy Tuesday this week :)

Check out other tea bloggers by starting at Kims blog.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Canvas in Progress

Well, here is the canvas as it is right now :) it's been sitting on my kitchen counter for a couple of weeks now...in the center of a mess of paints, etc! Check back a couple of posts to see how it started. Almost every day, sometimes a few times a day, I add something or take it away. I covered up the flowers a little more today then wiped them off...I really like the flowers, why cover them...

In this second photo you can see that some places that look dark on the first photo, are actually painted with metallic paint so it really isn't as dark as it appears.

And here is a close up of the chain I put around the tower to bring it some more dimension. It looks a bit silver here, but really, it isn't.

So it goes :) every day it changes a bit. One day it will hang on my bedroom wall!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend is going well :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June Tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012

I did my June tag today, unfortunately, I couldn't make it to Williams Lake to do it---probably would have been more fun :)

However, here it is....I printed out a photo of my Grandmother, I believe it is about 1935-40, not sure. I also believe it was taken in Victoria, B.C.

I didn't have all the things that Tim put on his tag, but I do like it anyway :)

Check out all the tags and great tutorials on Tims blog

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tea on Tuesday and Two Projects

I made it for tea this week :) so here I am at my computer--rather rainy weather but, I can always find something to do inside. I'm always changing my desktop photo and this time, it's an older photo of the Grand kids :)

The first project to share is my Heart Journal page for April, you can find the instructions for all the pages to date right here. This one involves using Gesso and Baking Soda, along with acrylic paints, etc. I love the texture and the dimension. After mixing the gesso and baking soda, you heat with a heat gun and stamp into the large bubble it makes--check the link and scroll down for Aprils page. The stamps I used were a star, feather, words and dragonfly. I'm a bit behind but I'll get there :)

My other project is a 16" x 20" canvas. I took this photo yesterday, there's already more paint and the scrolls are more muted. I've cut up a gift bag with the Eiffel tower and some flowers for on it. I'll be sure to post a picture of the finished project...hopefully in a few days!

Thanks for coming to visit, check out the tea bloggers list on Kims' site.

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Coat of Many Colours

Join in the fun at Creative Accents Challenge Blog. This month it's buttons and twine!

Here is my card for the challenge. I used SU cardstock for the card base and the other paper is Creative Memories. The twine and little buttons are from my stash---I believe I've had those little buttons for a few years (such a hoarder!). That beautiful little girl image is a digi from Becky's Place. She's available with or without the patchwork design and is called 'My Mothers Coat'. Be sure to check out the June Challenge at Beckys blog too :)

And a peek at the inside.

I know, I haven't put any words on the outside OR inside :) I'm not sure yet, but it's going to be a 'I'm here for you' card.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge and join us :)