Saturday, August 3, 2019

Vintage Postcard - Swans

I could not pass up this postcard.  The swans are so beautiful.



Chillon Castle is built on an island in Lake Geneva. The earliest written history of the castle is 1150.  Today the castle is open for tours. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Prima Golden Coast - Cards

Card class at the Scrapbook Zone July 27, 2019

Using the beautiful Prima Golden Coast collection. 






 


Recommended Basic Supplies:  Paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, bone folder, wet glue, double-sided adhesive or tape runner and dimensional foam tape! A silver & gold pen for edging. Optional: Wink of Stella for adding shimmer! If you own Flower tools and Black Jelly Roll Glaze Pen.


Additional supplies used for this class:
Six A2 Cards & envelopes
Prima Golden Coast – 6x68 Pad
Prima Golden Coast – Ephemera Pack
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Adventure Edges Dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Flamingos Dies
Sizzix – Birds of a Feather Dies and Stamps
Nesting Rectangle Dies for frame
Tim Holtz Oxide Ink
·        Palm Tree: Luck Clover, Twisted Citron, Gathered Twigs
·        Flamingo: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn lipstick
·        Water: Tumbled Glass or Broken China
Blender Tools
Versafine Black Ink and Embossing powder
Stamping Tool
Water Brush
Pixie Powder - Candy Pink
Glue Dots
Buttons & Galore Sparkletz
Elizabeth Craft Microfiine Glitter: Warm Diamond, Vintage Pink and Teal
Misc. –Beads & Seuqins
Cardstock: Brown, several greens, pink, blue, brown, sand, blue

**** TECHNIQUES
·        Glittering with Glue DOTS 
·        Ink Flamingo with distress oxides, glitter wing edge and stencil sand with Art Anthology  

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope

Cards from my card class at the Scrapbook Zone June 29th!  We used my favorite Graphic 45 collection from Captivation 2019...

Kaleidoscope!







 

Recommended Basic Supplies:  Paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, bone folder, wet glue, double-sided adhesive or tape runner and dimensional foam tape! A silver & gold pen for edging. Optional: Wink of Stella for adding shimmer! If you own Flower tools and Black Jelly Roll Glaze Pen.


Additional supplies used for this class:
Five A2 Cards & envelopes
Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope - 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope – Sticker sheet
Creative Expressions – Safari Collection – African Animals Dies
Amy Design Wild Animals - Wild Frame
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Color My Flowers Stamps & Dies
Elizabeth Craft double sided sticker sheet (6 in a pack)
Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Candies Apple, Spiced Marmalade
Blender Tool
Versafine Black Ink
Stamping Tool
Water Brush
ScorTool
Pixie Powder – Aqua Lagoon, White Pearl, Peacock Green, Candy Pink
Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Shakers – Peacock Satin, Cerise Pink Lime Green
Misc. – Black Tulle
Cardstock – Black, Blue, White

**** TECHNIQUES
·        Painted Stamped Flowers with Pixie Powder
·        Inked Sky

Friday, May 17, 2019

Authentique Mister Card Class


Masculine cards for any occasion. 







Recommended Basic Supplies:  Paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, bone folder, wet glue, double-sided adhesive or tape runner and dimensional foam tape! A silver & gold pen for edging. Optional: Wink of Stella for adding shimmer! If you own Flower tools and Black Jelly Roll Glaze Pen.


Additional supplies used for this class:
Six A2 Cards & envelopes  
Authentique  Mister - 8x8 Pad
Authentique  Mister – Sticker sheet
Authentique  Mister – 12 x 12 card sheet
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Party Accessories
Frantic Stamper – Tool Box Die
Frantic Stamper – Tools Die
Frantic Stamper – Fob Watch Die
Marianne Design - Car Die
Nellie’s Choice - Cog Wheels Die
Nested Rectangle dies
Tim Holtz Dots Layering Stencil                                                
Art Anthology – LAVA
Spatula 
Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
Blender Tool
Yupo
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Alcohol Inks
Blending Solution
Straw
Transparency
Misc. – Sequins, beads, googly eyes and Charms
Cardstock – Black, brown, red,  

**** TECHNIQUES
·        Yupo and Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls 
·        Stencil and LAVA 


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Postcards from the Past!

I love vintage postcards and have an ever expanding collection. When I see postcards of swans I have to buy them!  They are gentle reminders of my mom who passed away over five years ago!  She loved swans.  Here is a beauty mailed in 1917, over one hundred years ago. 



Mailed Feb 1917 to Mr. Bernard Elbus(sp) or Mt. Sterling Ill.

Message: Would it be convenient for you come out Wednesday or 
Thursday evening of this week. M.M.






I am sharing these postcards with Postcard Friendship Friday!


Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection unless noted.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stamperia Make & Take at Creativation 2019!

I was fortunate to do a make and take with Antonis Tzanidakis at the Stamperia booth.  We made this beautiful canvas with his new line of Stamperia papers and stamp!



First, we painted our canvas, then added paste with stencils and dried it.  Then we added small bits of paper from Antonis new line with mixed media glue and let it dry. 

The heart is made with paper moulding clay and stamped (a new stamp designed by Antonis).  We cut the heart image out of the wet paper moulding clay.  Tricky part was it should be dried overnight.  Since I was leaving the next day we dried mine with heat tools.  I do not recommend this.  Overnight would have been much better.  After the heart was sort of dry I painted it terracotta, wiping the excess off around the edges of the heart added a few gears to the heart and dried the paint.  

Then covered the whole canvas with a brown oil based paste, wiping of the excess.  Sadly it the heart was not totally dry and I had a couple of spots where I bumped it that afternoon and the clay crumpled.  I touched up the areas with a Nuvo Mouse and you cannot tell that it ever happened. 

LOVED this make and take. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Creativation 2019

I just returned from Creativation 2019 in Phoenix AZ.  I have posted two albums with over 300 pictures on my FaceBook page... Links below.

Photos from my Camera
Photos from my Phone


Here are a couple of highlights!

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope!

May Arts Ribbons

Nuvo

Calambour


Stamperia

Charity Wings Challenge

Dusty Attic 

Hope you go and view all the photos on FaceBook to get a feel for Creativation 2019!