Saturday, April 23, 2016

Character Construction Newsletter

A proud moment... 
I hadn't blogged this but one of my tags was chosen in 2014 for  Katherine Moore Character Construction Stamps Newsletter

I originally made this for a Valentines Swap I did with her group. 

My Assistant

This is Marist my Assistant she spends a lot of time with me in my studio
helping me with projects


She is very good at finding things that I have dropped, or searching for what I am looking
for or giving me color advise.  But most of all she likes working the mouse on the computer 
She's really good company when I'm working.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Crochet Mermaid Blankets

Mermaid Blanket

I think I have made about a dozen of these Mermaid Blankets
now in all colors and sizes.

Miss Maci

Miss Mena
Purple one is Miss Ellarose's
I have a few more that I need to make, I will be selling them at a craft show
in the fall.  Will post more info about that at a later date.

Miss Carol

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Julie Nutting Doll/G45

Julie Nutting's Collette meets Graphic 45 Under the Sea

This is the latest tag I made for an Artist Choice Swap.  This tag was made for my Berry Best Designs Doll Swap Group.  I choose Collette as the doll (She's from Julie Nutting's lasts releases) and my favorite paper company Graphic 45.
The two papers I choose to use are Voyage Beneath the Sea and Mermaid Melody.

Voyage Beneath the Sea
Voyage Beneath the Sea
Mermaid Melody

I started out by using the center panel of the Voyage Beneath the Sea paper and cut it out using the arch as a guide.  I backed it with heavy chipboard cut the same and added the back of  Mermaid Melody (peach side) sheet to the back covering the chipboard.  Next I used Inkessentials Glossy Accents by Ranger and thickly coated the inner arch of the design. While that was drying I mixed up
Tim Holtz's faux sand (recipe found on Ranger Ink's website) and coated the bottom of the tag. I added small shells and the seahorse while wet. The Mermaid is fussy cut from the Mermaid Melody paper.
Collette was stamped with Black Stazon Ink onto Julie Nuttings "BUFF" Paper Pad using the lightest paper color choice.  Once she was stamped I glued her to thin cardboard and fussy cut her out.
I stamped her dress twice once on white and again on the peach, I trimmed the peach dress a little
shorter than the white and over laid it.  The pocket is done the same and added with a pop dot. Her Hair was stamped onto a darker paper from the "Buff" pad of paper and fussy cut. Hair bow was done the same using the white and peach paper. 
The sand and Glossy accents was still damp when I added both Collette and the mermaid...I added some Beacon 3in1 Glue to the back of Collette and the Mermaid.  Added some of Tim Holtz's Gears and hand dyed ribbons to the top.



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Super Hero Baby Book

Another baby book I was asked to make for as a gift for a dad 
Into Marvel's Super Hero's.....

7 -5x7" pieces black chipboard, black, red and blue  card stock, 
Photos of superheroes from the Internet resized to fit project.

These are the super hero's I worked with.   Each page had a hero.  
                               (Inside pages not shown)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Teddybear Baby Book

                            I  was asked to make a baby's book for a shower gift.

Supplies used...
Kaiser Craft Teddy Bear papers, 8x8" black chipboard, Tim Holtz,'s filmstrip, tiles from a old scramble game, Silk Ribbons and 3 split rings, and cotton lace.

Pictures of the cover and a couple pages from inside the book.
Some of the bears on the cover are fussy cut and pop dotted for a 3D effect.