Sunday, 12 November 2017

My other project this weekend was to prep for the card class I am teaching tomorrow night out in Rainbow Lake. I love how they called me a Master Scrapbooker! Pretty good for my ego I have to say. I hope everyone at the class has fun and I will try and post some pictures later, but these are the three cards I am teaching.




Looking forward to this class. Till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Got some crafting done this weekend! I finished up a project that I started way back in September when I was at Carnival in Calgary. The paper is custom paper from Treasured Memories in Edmonton. I saw something similar that the owner had done and he gave me the octopus lady paper that was the closest to the one that he used. Then I had the cover from a shadow box and knew it was the perfect place for the paper. I absolutely love how it came out. I think I am going to submit this one to Just Steampunk magazine too. I hope everyone likes it as much as I do!







If you like the custom paper that I used, make sure you check out the link below to Treasured Memories and you can order it yourself! Darryl (the owner) also does his best to create custom paper for clients to don't hesitate to ask him about that! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Well getting down to my craft room has not proven to be as easy as I wanted. Life and work have gotten in the way. But every once in a while I have been able to get down there. And I did finish one project. I am in a swap that was an altered CD swap. I altered the CD and the case. Hoping my partner likes it.









If I am lucky I will get back to getting more crafting done. And the Christmas crop is coming up so that will be a good way to get stuff done. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday, 5 November 2017

So hello everyone! I have been a bit AWOL so far this month - mostly because this cold I got has been kicking my but. It has meant that I haven't spent much time in my craft room. But I did get down their for a bit this weekend. I had wanted to do some paint pouring but in the process of cleaning up so that I could do it I realized that I still hadn't finished the two Bo Bunny celebration boxes that we started last year at the La Crete Bo Bunny Event. Take a peak at how they came out!



I am hoping to get down to craft more as the month progresses. So till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

HAPPY NOVEMBER EVERYONE!!!


So November 1st brings another design team project for Mixed Media Mojo Challenges! The theme for November was Autumn/Fall with the twist of leaves. And it worked out really great because one of the swaps I was in was a fall mixed media canvas. I was able to kill two birds with one project! But the most exciting part is that this project is going all the way to PAKISTAN!! The leader of the group asked if I was ok sending there and I said sure, why not?! I hope she likes it - though it is going to take forever to get to her. Here are some pictures of how I did the project.


I started the project with a basic canvas and then added modelling paste through a stencil to give it texture. I used a leaf stencil and a wood stencil to give it the fall look I wanted. Then I used the Dylusions Sprays (Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime and Melted Chocolate). The next step was to add some leaves in black to accent the canvas. I used the same leaf stencil I had used for the modelling paste and just used the black Dylusions paint to add the colour.

After that I just added the pictures I wanted to use and the rest of the fall embellishments I had gathered. The picture I used is one taken by a friend at the end of the summer when they were camping out at Hutch Lake (a lake/campground about an hour outside the town I live in).  Here are some close ups of the project as well as the finished canvas.





I am really happy with how this came out - and thrilled that it is going all the way around the world! So till next time stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

So didn't do a lot in my craft room this weekend - worked more on improving my dart game than I did on crafting! LOL. We did go to a Halloween party though so I didn't spend all weekend in my PJ's - check out our costumes!! We went as a Steampunk couple.


But yesterday a couple of my crafty friends and I did the second part of the Acrylic Paint Pouring class and it was a blast! I cannot wait to do more of this - I want to try it in my art journals and I am going to use some of the canvases that I did as backgrounds for altered canvases. Here is a look at what we did last night.


So this was Mary getting us all ready to go!


This was the first technique she showed us - called a flip and drag. I liked how this came out, but I think next time I will do it on a larger surface and I am going to use white as my negative space colour. A couple other people did that and I really like the end result.


This was fun though - this was done just dipping a canvas into the drippings from the first pour. No use in wasting all that paint!! this is gonna be a great background for sure.


And then this was the second canvas I did - this was my larger canvas and I did a puddle pour on this one. I just love how all the colours come out. Cannot wait to see how these look once they are dry!!

So the plan for November is to get more crafting done - as usual! I do have more swaps to finish and I want to do more art journaling and I am really liking this pouring thing. So till next time stay crafty my peeps!



Sunday, 29 October 2017

So I did manage to get down to my craft room for at least a bit on the weekend. At the croptacular weekend one of the prizes we got was from my fab pal Candy Rosenberg. She donated some ATC's that she made and she had asked if I would be able to display them as that would make shipping easier for her. Of course they just arrived the day of the crop so I didn't have a ton of time to do anything. And then of course I didn't win them. So sad :(

But then the gal who did win them - my fabulous pal Jeannine - decided that I should have them after all and she gave them to me! So I finished off the display for them this weekend so I could hang them up! I just love them. They are so my style. Candy said they are going to be published too so that is exciting.


So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

So the week has continued to be on the slow side - recovering from this cold has been kicking my but!! But I did get some happy mail this week which made things better! My pal Gena made me a couple of great swaps - we were in the Halloween Flip Bag swap along with the altered paint brush swap in the Facebook group we are in together. I really love both of them - felt very spoiled I have to say! Check out my goodies!






These are shots of the flip bag. 


And this is the paint brush - she knows me well as she did a Steampunk theme!

Not sure if/when I will get down to my craft room this week, but I am sure gonna try! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!


Thursday, 26 October 2017

So it has been a bit of a quiet week so far - still fighting off this cold and work was pretty busy. A lot of travelling for selling hockey gear! But I did get some crafting in. I got in my latest set of Dylusions paints so of course I had to play with them!


So these are the newest colours - I love that they are more pastel. 
Gives me more choices to work with!


This is the first page I did with them - they look really cool on a black background.


And then I wanted to see what they would be like on a white background. This one was fun - I also used my VersaMarker for the first time and I LOVE IT!! I wish my writing was cooler but this was a fun way to do the writing for the page. I will definitely be doing this technique more.

I also got the newest colours in the Dylusions sprays - my pal Paula brought them up when she came for the Croptacular event. I was finally able to get a chance to use them too. One of the prizes that I won was the new Dylusions diary journals. Since I don't use a diary (that's what phones are for! LOL) I decided to just use it like a regular journal. 


These are the new colours in the sprays.


And this is the page I did with them. I used the some of the new stamps I got too. 
Having fun getting back to doing some art journaling.

So I am hoping to get some more crafting in this week - I have some more swaps to finish off. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Last night I did my first Acrylic Paint Pouring class last night. I have been dying to try it for ages but I wanted someone to actually teach it to me. I found that most (if not all) of the YouTube videos just didn't explain it enough for me! But Mary at Messy Joys and Arts made it so fun! Check out all the messiness!!!


So this was us all getting ready - don't you love all the plastic all over everything!! I think Mary knew this class was going to be very messy!!


Mary got all our paint ready for us for our first technique.


This technique is called flip and it is pretty self exploratory - you put your paint in a cup, turn that cup over on the canvas and then pull it up and let the paint flow. 


This is what it looked like when the cup was first removed.


And then this is what I ended up with after tilting the canvas. It is going to be interesting to see what the canvas looks like once it is dried as the colors can change as it dries.


The next technique she showed up was called a dirty pour. This is putting the paint into a cup.


And then this is what I ended up with after I just poured the paint on the canvas and then tilted it back and forth till it covered everything. Again I am interested to see how it looks once it dries to see how it changes as the pain dries.


The last technique was called swipe and I think this one is my favourite. You pour the paint on the canvas however you like and then use something flat to swipe the paint from one side to another. Then again you tilt the canvas until it is completely covered. As I said this one is my favourite - probably because of the colours I chose. I can't wait to see it when it is dry!!


So this is what the room looked like when we were done! This class was just amazing and I cannot wait to do it all again next week. Especially since we get to do a big canvas!!

So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!