Monday, May 29, 2017

Remember The Men & Women Who Have Served Our Country!

Monday is our day to remember those who have served in the military.  I collect old pictures & postcards.  When I see any that with soldiers or have to do with military I snatch them up.  Over the years I have collected a few.  Here are some I would like to share with you.  Many who are no longer with us.


 
 


 
 
 
 

 

 









Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Special Day at Echo Artworks!


 
Echo Artworks, inc.  626 N. Callow Ave.  Bremerton, WA  98312  360.405.4341
 
 
Saturday I spent hours in bead dreamland!  Most people go out of town over a three day weekend.  We usually stick close to home!  So I took a drive to my local bead store to visit with Beth Shea and Pixie!  There is so much to see in the store.  You will find a lot of pictures here that just give you a glimpse of all there is to see.  ENJOY!
 
 



























Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Artist Trading Block (ATB) with a French Twist!

So by now you may have gotten tired of my Paris themed projects.  I am really drawn to the theme. 

I DREAM OF PARIS....

My dream is to one day I will visit there!

This is a work in progress... Not finished with my ATB, but I am loving how it is looking.  What do you think?  I will share the finished ATB on the blog this coming week, be on the lookout for it!

Supplies:
ATB - Artist Trading Block
Butter Creamy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint From DIY Design Studio
Metallic Rub-on Cream
French Ruban Fantasie Trim
Adhesive - Glue
Eiffel Tower Charm
Flowers
Jewelry Packs





French Ruban Fantasie Trim
Flowers
ATB - Artist Trading Block

 
 

Apply a couple of coats of the Butter Creamy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint From DIY Design Studio on the ATB - Artist Trading Block

 
Set aside to dry.


 
Once dry, rub Metallic Rub-on Cream on the ATB - Artist Trading Block to distress it.

 

 
Distress the Flowers with the Metallic Rub-on Cream on the front and back as pictured.


 
Work the flower petal folding and bending them to give them more dimension as pictured above.  The first two flowers have had the Metallic Rub-on Cream applied and the petals folded.

 
Now to finish embellishing. 
 
Look for the finish project next week.