Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Meet Mia, a TCW stencil

Hello my name is Mia! I'm a brand new stencil for you to play with. I'll be available this January 15,2017 from TCW. I can't wait for us to have fun together on your journal or any other projects. I'll be available in 12x12 and 6x6 !

Hola me llamo Mia y voy a estar disponible para jugar contigo en enero próximo!!! Siiii es mi stencil, 1 de 3 y un sueño convertido en realidad. Mis diseños van a estar disponibles en enero de 2017, producidos por mi compañía de stencils favorita TCW!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Box with Ranger Ink

Do you have some last minutes gifts to wrap? Come visit me at the Ranger Ink blog where I'll share some tricks on how to turn tags into boxes!

Christmas Night

Visit the Relics and Artifacts  Muse to read about some of our Christmas traditions in Puerto Rico. I'm sharing a wood piece that offers quite a lot of sculpted work from my hands. See you there!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Santa Claus ornament!

Here's a sweet ornament that embodies the festive spirit of Christmas! I've used Dina Wakley scribbly Vintage Holidays set, insert LOVE here!!!
Here's a behind the scenes look at how to create those tiny glasses!
Use a wooden skewer for the perfect diameter, scale is important!!!
See what I mean,  They fit!
Make a second set of wraps, remember the bridge for the nose!
Pierce some holes in your ornament to fit the glasses in
Use glossy accents to make sure they stay in place. Aren't they cute!!!
Fit them over and voila Santa is ready to read your list! Bring on those wishes!!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Happy Christmas card for Ranger Ink!

Hi!! So I'm still pinching myself, as today I'm a guest for Ranger Ink. You can find a tutorial I prepared for making a couple of Christmas cards and tags
Come visit!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Denim Stencils and Embroidery

Today I have a different thing for you, the kind of tutorial I reserve for my Snapguide but I decided to share it here instead!
Using TCW 652S stencil from the Crafty Chica collection!
Explanations for every stitch hereSnapguide
Here we go!
Draw inside the stencil, you can use a water soluble pen, this is a denim jacket so I used a pen, put your traced design inside the embroidery hoop
Do tiny stitches to give couch and volume to your satin stitch
Back stitch, perfect for stems!

French knot, perfect for flower centers, or small flower buds

Lazy daisy, perfect for petals or stamens, even some leaves too!
Bouillon stitch, perfect for petals or to form roses!
Skippity hop one happy daughter sporting a new jacket!
I hope I've inspired you in creating something different using your stencils! Maybe like me you can give a new life to an old piece! Keep me posted of your progress,

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nutcracker Suite

It is the beggining of the Holiday Season! I'm into creating, decorating and sharing, and it makes me so happy!
For the Relics and Artifacts Muse I have created a beautiful nutcracker soldier, decked in one of my favorites things: Dresdens! Gold, silver, small, big they all are so fun to play with. You should just give them a chance and have a go and play!

I have detailed photos at the Muse to see more just follow the link!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Art is You Faculty 2017!

 yes!! It is with an incredible honor I can now share that I will be an Educator at the Santa Rosa California Art is You Retreat this coming April 2017!
I have prepared 3 different workshops for you we'll use power tools to create a secret shrine!
We will sculpt and we'll also watercolor! The classes will be amazing and I can't wait to see you in class! Just follow the link to register!!

Magic Maker

My Art Sister Cat Kerr has an amazing new line of stamps!
Here's an example I created using 2 of her new stamps on my journal! 
That paintbrush is sooo delish!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Survivor, guest post

Hi everyone today I have the honor of being a guest blogger at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog!
It's October so I'm sharing a Layout featuring my favorite survivor Mom!
Head over to their blog to see a cool tutorial I left for you in there!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bejeweled Papillon

This week on the Prima blog I've shared my jewel encrusted butterfly!  I used 728 crystals to construct it from the Relics and Artifacts Bohemian Jewels in diamonds!
You can bring this sweet thing to you to any party!!! It's a perfectly functional hand clutch!

Monday, September 19, 2016

The girl with the golden eyes!

Today on the Relics and Artifacts Muse find my dolls! I created 3 Matryoska inspired dolls using only Dresdens and a bit of ingenuity to "draw" with it!
Come see my three nesting dolls in their wooden trays!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wild and Free

Scrap Africa has a new irresistible sketch challenge you should check out!!!
I'm always excited when I can have various uses for something and the new home decor stencil by Prima provided just that!
A scrapbook layout done in watercolors! I'm using Ken Oliver Colorburst for it!
A closer inspection!
A lot of mixed media fun!

Here's the sketch!

Monoprinting Coasters with Stencils

Head over to the TCW stencils blog!!! I'm a guest today and I have a full tutorial on Monoprinting coasters using Rebekah Meier stencils!

Cake art by Lucia Pattiserie

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The 24 hour Project!

Today on the Relics and Artifacts Muse I'm sharing a project using Apoxie Sculpt, IceResin and Relics! I've prepared a YouTube video tutorial for you and you can find it on The Muse!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As for me and my house

We shall serve the Lord, Joshua 24:15
Some things just plain obsess me, I get distracted quite easy! My head spins with ideas and the other day I was texting with Sandra Evertson and she said " I have ideas forever". Talk about kindred spirits!
So I wanted to use one of Rebekah Meier's stencils in a common ground we share, I wanted to do it in fabric. And so I started the journey, then I said how about if I put it on an embroidery hoop and so there it went...
I used versacraft for this, safe on fabric

It was so cool! I said how about if I combine this with some Zenspirations stencils and do a dream catcher?
Distractions I tell you. Then Ken Oliver posts this color challenge. And yes favorite colors and all I drew one of my faces and entered the challenge 
And then he posts live and paints ribbon with Colorburst!!! How many times have I done that with other things and I hadn't done it with Colorburst!!!!! Major let's do this and do this pronto alert in my head
So I come to my studio see my hoop and bam inspiration! Another what if checked from my list!
Begin by giving a coat of clear gesso to your fabric you need to prep this for the Colorburst 
Set aside to dry and repeat the process for the feathers
Once it dries your canvas is ready!
Have some fun painting your lace like a mandala, very therapeutic!
Once finished you're ready to cut I believe with time they will fray a bit but it'll be even more charming 
My Hands, the evidence of painting ribbon and lace...
Scrunch in your hands as you dry them for the crumpled look, very boho and cool!
Using needle and thread stitch the feather
Continue securing your fabric to the hoop and grab the rest of the feathers with some quick stitches
I added some scripture journaling with one of the new Zenspirations stencils!
And a closer look at the yummy ribbon !
Colorburst: turquoise, chartreuse, yellow ochre and a combo of chartreuse and tangerine!

Her Soul, TCW guest post

I'm excited to share that I have the honor to be a guest at the TCW blog today!  If you know me you know they're one of my favorite brands like forever! I'm sharing a page from my art journal. Frida Kahlo!
Using stencils by Crafty Chica and Zenspirations and a bit of my hand work combined!
I prepared a Snapguide for you so you can follow along!
See you there!

Sunday, August 21, 2016


I've been on a Scrapbooking binge   Yes even fussy cutting! And it felt so good, a whole hour fuzzy cutting Rossibelle! I ended up using a bit but the rest, trust me will surface in another page!
Although you may not be able to appreciate the full background there's IOD oil pastel in white underneath. Black coal bloom spray splatters and inspired by Riikas sketch I deconstructed some chipboard to get some geometrics on my background!
This is Lola with me, you've seen her on LO's with my daughter, she's on my Instagram feed and is the sweetest cat you woul ever meet! I'm forever in love with her, it's not easy finding a cat who loves to sit on your lap and loved to be cuddled! Yes I'm a forever pet lover!
Here are some close ups of my work!
The stripes in the new Rosibelle line match Lola!
These new flowers and bling have me in heaven. Ever since I saw this new release I was in love!
The paper has rose gold foil, seriously you need to get 2 of each of those papers!!! Can you spy my oil pastel background underneath the chipboard?
Here's Riika sketch for the current Prima BAP