Showing posts from July, 2014

Yard Art with Graphic 45

While outside working and building my flower garden I decided to do a little art.  My first attempt was to label my flowers in one of my flower beds.

Note:  The sun was really glaring the morning I took the photos.  I went to the Goodwill shop and picked up several types of silverware.  On this project I used the spoons.

I started the base with Staz-on ink Timber Brown.  Giving it an outdoor earthy worn look.

I cut out some of my favorite images from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea and glued them on with Glossy Accents (Ranger) then covered it with more Glossy Accents to protect the images.  One mistake I made which could have been corrected at the time is that some of my images faded a bit in the sun.  I should have coated it with a sealant for crafts with UV protection.  Kryon makes a good one that should be available anywhere from a Walmart to a home improvement store. I plan on redoing these with the Krylon.

After everything dried I placed them in the ground and "tada" t…

Scrapbook Therapy

A few months back I was really grieving for my father who died in 2000.  I always miss him but at times I wish he were here so I could be his little girl once again.

I decided to work my way out of it by creating ... creating a layout.

"i see myself in you"

This is me and my dad around 55 years ago.  I still see my dad that young.

Although this is a very simple layout I did play with several mixed media/layering techniques.

1.  I wanted color so I used Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock.  while the pain was wet I sprinkled Tim's Distress Glitter Vintage Photo on a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios (FAV).
Click to see more of the details. 2.  Top Right Hand Corner:  The paper already had the white cursive writing on it so I added a stamp image from Wendy Vecchi's Stampers Anonymous line with Tim's Fire Brick red ink.  Then I added a touch of Ranger's Picket Fence paint dabber.  On top of that I added white rub-ons from Making Memories from 1,000,0…