Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Brown Eyed Girl

Hi everybody! Popping in to share a LO done using the fab sketch at Blue Fern with some fancy BF chipboard and some Prima goodies!
The minute I saw the title I had to have it my brown eyed girl was perfect for it!

I'm using their new paper collection as well as some of their stamps in my background
 I blanket stitched a Maya Road charm to the E swirl ♥

Here's their sketch, now make some time to play!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bloom Planter

Hi everybody! This week is Bloom Time on the Prima blog featuring the floral stencils of the Bloom Collection
Jamie asked us to think outside the box for this one and what happened? I saw a box... seriously.  My local chocolate shop had this handsome wooden box for their fruit arrangements on display.  I asked the owner if I could purchase the box and she agreed.  You see I had in my brain this concept that I could forge metal to my will, well the stencil's will and so I set my sights on embossing metal and this is the result a gorgeous planter you can feel proud to give mama on Mother's Day!
Now go follow the Prima link so you can see more of my project!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Unmasking Catrina, Bloom Post

Hi Bloom Fans head over the Jamie Dougherty's blog today to see how I transformed Catrina into this elegant lady
Until my next transformation!
Supplies used
Catrina Bloom Girl Stamp
Wood Canvas
Prima's Floral Bouquet Stencil
Finnabair Modeling Paste and Crackle Medium
Liquitex Acrylics
Prima Watercolors
Metal, Hammer, Nails
Die Cut machine and dies

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April'sPrima PPP, Inspire

Hi everybody! It's a beautiful new month and I have for you today a practical storage solution for your Prima Watercolor Pencils!  Their new PPP is out for the month of April and it's one of the most fabulous, bright color palettes out there! Right up my alley so I had to play!

I had purchased this wood bin thinking maybe I could house all my watercolors in one place.  When I placed them inside I couldn't believe it was a perfect match!

I had used my artExtravagance white crackle paste but not this heavy, I patiently waited a whole day to come back to my work station to find the most beautiful and deep cracks ever today...

I then proceeded to rub the fabulous mica powder in pink in those beautiful cracks,
I also painted the exposed wood with more raspberry color to match the mica powder.  The shimmer here is amazing, have you tried them yet?

For the sides of my bin I used some recycled packaging from Julie Nutting's etched wood ornaments, they were just the perfect size for this project and I happened to have saved the 3 I had used ;) go Earth!

For my embellishments I used some Bloom Girl metal flowers, some Finnabair Vintage Trinkets and I also die cut a metal flower from Prima's purple dies.

And here's my finished piece, I love it and hope it inspires you to make your own!

 Are you loving those micro beads...

Here's the PPP