Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Christmas Cards in March (2)

Good Evening,
Here is another Christmas card that I sent out this past season.For this I used the large poinsettia metal die with a white cotton material. I soaked the material in some water with a small amount of white glue. Then I let this dry to stiffen. I added some pink ink on the edges.
 The ornament was cut using my Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge.
 I made the green velvet leaves from ribbon and trimmed the bottom with lace and red velvet ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Christmas Cards in March

Today, and over the next couple days,  I have some 2014 Christmas cards that have finally made their way to my blog. It seems like I really went for the reds and pinks this past season.
 I really loved using the small poinsettia die to build my own embellishments.
 The doily was spritzed with pink and red perfect pearl spray. The large white snowflake was a die cut and the large red snowflake underneath that was cut with my Cricut.
Have a great spring day and spend some time creating!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some Halloween Fun

Hi Crafty Folk,
Fair warning, this post is photo heavy!
I have two final Halloween cards to show you. Both of these were from the same template, a 12" x 12" folded in half with a circle pop out.

Have an Artful Day!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Have a Wicked Halloween

Good Morning Crafters,
I realize that Halloween has past and Christmas is fast approaching, but I still wanted to show you some Halloween fun that I created. This card is made with a 12" x 12" paper folded in half and with a circle pop out. I think it took about five tries to finally get one to line up properly!

I used a tree mask and black molding paste for a spooky night time effect. I then worked in a bit of grey paint into the branches. The haunted house is cut from my cricut cartridge Art Philosophy, Close to My Heart.

Have an Artful Day!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Birthday Card - Keep the gears grinding and the heart ticking

Good Morning to you all.
Today I am showing you a Birthday card for my father in law. Just before his birthday he had gone through open heart surgery and now was finally on the road to recovery. I took some pictures of hearts from old medical studies (thanks to Graphics Fairy) and worked these into my theme.

 'Keep the gears grinding and the heart ticking!'

 I inked the chipboard gears with a silver metallic and then stamped with brown staz-on ink. I also used a gear mask and some brown and silver paint mixed with modelling paste to add some texture. The tag pulls out and says Happy Birthday on it.
 a view of the inside....
Have a good day Crafters!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Birthday Card - Ink Misting on Gloss Paper

Here is a birthday card for my Mom-in-Law. I embossed glossy paper and spritzed with mists. Then I used a mask to apply gold paint mixed with gesso. And, of course I must have flowers and lace!

This was a fun experiment and something I will definitely try again.

Take Care Crafters!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas Cards in Blue

Hello Crafters,
Just a quick post to get back into the swing of things.
I made this snowy blue Christmas card on the weekend. I sure won't be making 50 cards like this, but I believe it was worth the effort!

Take Care All
Wanda, Two Make Do

Thursday, January 31, 2013

On Tour in Vienna - Creative Scrappers #244

Good Day Crafters,
Today I have a layout using one of my favorite pictures of my son. This was taken by his friend while they were on tour in Vienna, Austria. He sings in a mens choir and in 2010 they attend the Summa Cum Laude International Choir Festival.

I roughly followed a sketch from Creative Scrappers (I flipped it 180 degrees).

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Most Beautiful Neice - Creative Scrappers #241

After an extended holiday from the blog - I return with a most beautiful layout of my niece. She is such a brilliant, defined person. I am honoured to know her. This photo was taken after she had her hair specially done. I think she is beautiful inside and out. I based this layout on the Creative Scrappers Sketch #241. I am going to enter this into their challenge Creative Scrappers Blog

On this layout I had the opportunity to work with a Dusty Attic Chipboard that I have been dying to play with. I also added some new molding paste to add great texture.
 I am using beautiful paper from Close to My Heart. It is a great smokey plum colour.
 AND, another Dusty Attic addition! A FAIRY! I painted her, stamped her, glued beads on her, and took the cello wrap packaging and made beautiful ethereal wings. So fun!

 I used lots of Prima flowers. The purple ones were originally creme colour. I used a paint brush and ink to paint the petals.
 I thought I would stamp 'enchanting' on the photo itself, as this is how I see her. She is enchanting.
 The words on the background were applied through a mask using molding paste coloured with a mix of brown and purple acrylic paint. This created such great texture.

I used some of this same molding paste on the chipboard flowers.

I worked on this layout with my scrapbooking friends. We gather one Saturday a month and just craft. These people have been so creatively supportive and we laugh a lot! What a gift that is.

Take Care

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - November Sketch

Good Morning Crafters,
Today I have a quick post to show you a layout I just finished of my son when he was a baby. What a little angel. This bassinet was used by my older sister for her son and Mitchell was borrowing it while we were at Grandma's house. I found the sketch on this fun scrap challenge blog called 'Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge'. Here is their great sketch for November. You should drop by and join in!

I used a lot of Prima paper and flowers for this layout - so pretty.
I used a simple white dollie to frame the photo and dabbed on peach, aqua, and pink and then added white liquid pearl. I layered the dollie with eyelet lace and a sprinkling of clear glass beads - some I glued to the photo.

I made the background with this beautiful music stamp, using versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I then distressed the area with a teal/green colour ink.

These little white birds I made by tracing the birds from the patterned paper onto cardboard. I then added a thick layer of gesso and set in various white beads and white button. I loved how they turned out!
This pink flower I made using pink lace and pink velvet ribbon glued onto a circle of cardstock.

This page was tons of work but was really fun to complete. I hope you enjoy taking a look at all the details.
Happy crafting!

Monday, November 19, 2012

OUAS - November 'Read it Again Grandpa!'

Good Day Scrapbookers,
Tonight I have a fun layout of my son and his grandpa, my dad. Grandpa George has the most beautiful, peaceful bass voice, and Mitchell just loved to hear a story read by him. This book "Trains" is a book he read to his own son, my brother.

I used the sketch from Novembers Once Upon a Sketch Blog (I flipped it horizontally) as a jumping off point. The theme was 'Anything Goes!' They have the most amazing design team and I always go their to drool over the pages submitted to their site.  I am going to enter this into there monthly challenge!
I used some fun BasicGrey 'Out of Print' paper with lots of fussy cutting. The colours are beautiful and I wanted them to really show up against the black background.
To really highlight the photo I used some white acrylic paint on the patterned paper. Then I used crosshatch brush stroke with a almost dry brush to extend the white onto the black paper.
I mimicked some of the funky edges of the cutouts on the perimeter of the black background. I attached the patterned pieces in all different layers using lots of pop dots.

The train travelling along some of the pieces was done with a train edge punch. I edged the black paper with a white pencil and the white background with some book and train themed stamps and a black marker.

Have a great evening! Hope to hear from you.