Sunday, March 31, 2013

Scraputante's Mixed Media Challenge

I thought this was way cool the way this challenge was set up. We were to use certain elements. I haven't painted in a long time so I did a quickie practice and gave it a whirl. I might get out my sheets and practice some of my flowers I like to paint. Can't wait to see the next challenge.
This is how it was laid for us:
Our First Challenge--I am including an inspiration piece (just to help you get started if you don't know where to begin) in addition to the quote, which is “I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet.

Required Elements--please use both
1) flowers (duh) :)
2) scrapbook paper 

Mixed Media Elements--choose 3 out of five
1) ribbon
2) paint
3) mist
4) a button or buttons
5) a rub-on

You can use a blank (white or cream or black) 12x12, canvas or art journal page of 5x7 or larger for this piece.

I chose flowers and did use a flower made from scrapbook paper. I created this on an art journal page. I used a ribbon, a button, rubons and paint.

Painted the page with Black Gesso as a foundation.

3rd Eye -TES-087 BORDERS 2  with Art Anthology

Small rose from 3rd Eye

Ribbon stem

Different color of Art Anthology 

Makes me want to drag out my paints and paint a bit more.

I got to use my Prima Foam Stamp that I won in a chat. How cool I love how easy it was to use and clean.  I chose to use my Metallic Distress Stains to make them shimmer off the black.

I love flowers and find them inspiring.. they are full of life and color and make me happy.

Supplies used:
Prima Foam Stamp
Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Stains 3 : Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Antiqued Bronze
Prima Buttons from Engraver Collection
3rd Eye stamps : Leaf small -TES-026S; Rose small -TES-020S; Borders 2 - TES-087
Folk Art Paints: Metallic Pure Gold, Regal Red, Sapphire
PowderPuff Chalk Inks : Tahiti, Pink Cheeks
Kaisercraft Rubon's: Charlotte's Dream
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals: Guava, BlueBird

I had a good time, Thank you Kelly.

I am going to also enter this at Berry71Bleu March Challenge You Color My world

Happy Scrappn and Happy Easter.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Prima March BAP

Happy Easter Eve folks!
I thought since I tried the Prima PPP I would try the BAP.  The title of my layout is NEW WORLD.
Here is their link. PRIMA MARCH BAP & PPP 

Thank you to Scraputante's Store for carrying the entire line of the Engraver collection.

I loved using the little trinkets and brads that came from Engraver


I love the Say it in Crystals, the buttons, the trinkets

Trinkets Trinkets Trinkts

the start of 8th grade
This is my son one early school morning... the beginning of 8th grade. I just love how the pic turned out. I thought the Engraver collection would be perfect for his pic.

Prima supplies used:
845398 Engraver "Atlas"
845339 E.          "Black Leaf"
845353 E.   "Calligraphy"
845315 E.    "Cesello"
845377 E.    "Arcade"
845360 E.     "Roulette"
565633 E. flowers
563943 E. Say It In Crystals
565596 E. flowers
564698 E. Brads
561246 E. Puccini C
563554 E. Vintage Trinkets
564964 E. Wood Buttons


Other Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Walnut Stain; Tea dye; Gathered Twigs; Vintage Photo, Alcohol Inks - Cabin Cupboard

3rd Eye Vivid Challenge - My entry

Here's my card for 3rd Eye in their Vivid Challenge.

I found a picture on Pinterest and was inspired by it. Her blog is For the Love of Life. I really loved her version.

3rd Eye Stamps used:

I also used my Heartfelt Creations Die: Decorative Corner Blossom Die HCD-729

Now of course... I got caught off guard by the time zone difference and the link was closed. However I wanted to finish my project. Thanks for looking.
Happy Scrappn!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Heartfelt Creations 1st Submissions and Voting!

Hi everyone.

I didn't realize we were having a vote. I thought we had dodged that bullet. ha ha. Not a chance!

I submitted the below to be considered for the DT at Heartfelt Creations (HC to me)


ATC swap for Renea with instructions

Discover Me

So there ya have it.
Now I'm hard at work , working on my 2 Semifinalists projects. Wish me luck.

HC is having the public get in on the voting. Here is the link with the official instructions : Heartfelt Creations 
Now for your trouble they will enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Whew hew!!!
Please check out all the ladies and then cast 5 votes.
Good luck ladies!!
You have until APRIL 13TH and you can only vote ONCE.
THANK YOU FOR VOTING!!! It means so much!!
Happy Scrappn and Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Semi Final Package

I don't know about you but sometimes I just have to know. I searched the web for pics of what this semifinal package might look like. There were no pics. For me I was extremely curious and wondering if there would be enough product to work with. I didn't know this was a first for me. So I have taken pics with my cell and will post what I received. This is a general idea as to what one might receive. I'm not sure about the pics I received as in who are they. I'm guessing its SOP. I love the colors of my paper pad. Ideas and plans are swimming. I am making this post for future semifinalists, to put their minds at ease. Of course everything is subject to change.

So nice and tidy

These look beautiful.

Hooray  I get to make flowers

gorgeous pad!

Who knew Spellbinders made bling???

Hooray a chippie piece!


Happy Scrappn Ya'll!

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I'm still in shock, hence I'm a day late blogging the news.

I made it to the Semi-finals for HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

I am so touched and excited. I'm honored and humbled and so grateful for this shot!

I am now waiting for a special box to create 2 special projects for them.

Ya know Indiana isn't that far from Arkansas!!!!!!! COME ON MAIL!!!

Here's the official post : CLICK HERE

And from there.... the nice longgggggggggg wait til MAY 1ST. eeeeeeek.

Thanks for sharing in the happy news with me.

Happy Scrappn!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring's Promise ~ Scraps of Elegance ~ Feature

I am spotlighted this month at Scraps of Elegance. Here is their blog.

What a beautiful kit this month. I'm so excited. I altered a box for the first time. I love my little box.  It's a token I took home from a previous second job.. it's a cigarillo box. hahah  I used the Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers that came in this month's kit. Cathi O'Neil's white butterfly fits on top so beautifully.  I used a bit of my Prima flowers, Webster's Pages resin and some 3rd Eye's butterfly stamps. I stamped my butterflies on Delicate Aster by Heartfelt Creations. Here is the finished product with side views. :

Box Top using Ms Cathi O'Neill's hand crocheted butterfly

Zva Creatives

lovely Webster's Pages resin

3rd Eye Butterfly.. with stickles and Zva Creatives

Stickles on my small butterfly.
Couldn't stop taking pics of my beautiful butterfly on HEARTFELT CREATIONS PAPER : DELICATE ASTER

Supplies used for the Box:
Heartfelt Creations : Delicate Aster for the butterflies
Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection : Springtime, Beautiful blooms
Distress Ink: Shaded Lilac
Glitz : Beautiful Dreamer Trim
QuickQuotes: Powder Puff Chalking Ink : Pink Cheeks
3rd Eye Butterfly -TES-076
3rd Eye Butterfly Large -TES-076L
Stickles by Ranger: Starry Night
Liquid Pearls : Lavendar Lace
Zva Creatives : CR04CB-118, CRW 04CB -123
Prima: Paquita Dawn, Washi and Fabric tape from the Divine Collection, Flower Centers -Sultan Gem blue, Trixie Cinder/ Timido Zephyr, Avon Rose Pixie Glen
Melissa Frances : Chandelier Drops
Websters Pages : Perfect Accents Sunday Picnic Collection
Petaloo Darjeeling: Dahlias Blue /Green, Pink Lavendar Roses

Next up is the Sketch... this is my take on the sketch:


I've always loved this photo of my nephew Hezekiah. I got to use this FABULOUS Fab Scrap Giant Die Cut. I always wanted to try different colors on this giant piece.

My 3rd Eye Butterfly with Zva Creatives

My Key 

another little key 

2 3rd Eye Butterflies

See the little bird

Renea's beautiful butterflies.

another 3rd eye Butterfly.

Supplies Used:
Fab Scraps Giant Circle Frame : DC3-004
Graphi 45 Secret Garden : Posy Patch
Distress Crackle Paint : Picket Fence
Prima En L'Air Divine Collection
Distress Ink : Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Squeeze Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Antique Linen
Graphic 45 Chipboard 2 Secret Garden Collection
3rd Eye Butterfly  TES-076, TES-076L
ZVA Creative - CR 04CB-118
Renea Bouquets fantastic hand made butterfly
Prima Divine Tatiana Coral, Divine Longstem, Vintage Trinket -bird,
Tim Holtz Key
Prima Ascot Park Snowcone
Zva Creative -CRW-06CA-154

Thank you Scraps of Elegance for featuring me this month. How cool!

Thanks for looking!
Happy Scrappn!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Prima PPP ~ Carver

This is my first time to enter the Prima Challenge.. called PPP.
It's all about green. Not my strongest color and it was a bit difficult finding green flowers. Can't do a Prima layout without their flowers!

The little boy is Carver. He is my coworkers nephew.

Couture Creations  Flutterby Dreamscapes

Prima Explosion with a Silhouette Cameo Butterfly Painted: Liquid Pearls: Peacock

Prima goodies

Below is a listing of the Prima products used:

Divine Collection #950408 Ballade
#950422 Rosebuds
#950439 En L' Air
#563455 Prima Decorative Frames
#551841 Crystal Palace Star Burst
#555481 Lucerne Fairy Belle
#566272 Ascot Park Snowcone
#552824 Le Coque Mystere
#547196 Parfait Collection Wintergreen
#557355 Coventry Tranquil
#556877 Harmonie Pastel
#549442 Angel Eyes Reflection
#555610 Pixie Vine Songbird

Other products :
Couture Creations: Dreamscapes Collections : Flutterby Dreamscapes
Studio Green Ink : Green
Heidi Swapp: Color Shine : Mint Green
Liquid Pearls: Mint Green
Molding Paste
Liquid Pearls: Peacock
Silhouette Cameo : Butterfly
 Thanks for looking.
I wonder what I might do next.
Have a great week. Ya know this a tad difficult finding green flowers.. thank goodness I had my Scraps of Darkness and Elegance kits to raid from!

Friday, March 15, 2013

PMB -If God Will Send His Angels

It's reveal time over at The Paper Mixing Bowl. How exciting is reveal day!!!

Here is our Sketch to follow:

Now my paper really is green but you can't tell it.  We were to Quote a U2 Song and I chose one of their song titles as my title.
Some of the utensils I used were : Gold, a wee photo, stamping with my 3rd Eye stamps, and I added some lace.
I used some more of my Heartfelt Creations paper from the paper pad called Delicate Aster. My son suggested I add some metal to the page and so  I raided my Scraps of Darkness Stash and got my metal out. All the supplies are from previous Scraps of Darkness Kits.
Here are some closesups:

using my 3rd Eye stamp - Key TES-028


some websters pages on the edge by the buttons

3rd eye Braid and gold Dusty Attic Chain

The flower is more brown

cute little WP butterfly stick pin

TES-019 BRAID with DA chippie painted gold.

Thank you for looking and hope you feel inspired to come join us at The Paper Mixing Bowl.

Supplies used:
3rd Eye Stamps: Braid - TES-019 , Key -TES-028
Flourish With A Bling - Pearl-Antique Gold bling
Dusty Attic Chain - DA0312
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls - Mint Green
Heartfelt Creations - Delicate Aster
Graphic 45 - Tropical Travelogue Alphabet stickers
Heidi Swapp- Color Shine - Mint Green , Bronzer
CTMH-Olive Embossing Powder
Shimmerz Enamels - Molten Medal
The Crafters Workshop - Min chickenwire reversed
Tim Holtz Distress Metallic Stain - Antiqued Bronze
Prima - Carlotta Tropics, Bel Canto 1
Websters Pages - Green Resin from Feb Kit
Dylusions - Melted Chocolate
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord

Happy Scrappn!