September 18, 2013

Julie Nutting - Girlfriends of Mine

This little diddy was inspired from Beatriz Farquhar- Guzman on Pintrest...I had hit a wall and found this post and recreated my own version.   I wanted to make some some of girlfriend picture as my summer was filled with my dear friends from far and near.

I have so much fun with the Julie Nutting stamps and my next venture is to use her stencils.  You can purchase all from Prima Marketing.  With stamps, stencils, paints burlap and flowers and letters and chalk markers had a ball!

Altered Canvas - 35 Year Reunion with wonderful friends

The ole gang all together from miles away!  What a fantastic day!

September 11, 2013

Thank You Cards with Julie Nutting Paper Dolls

I needed to make Thank You cards for my friends who helped me out this summer as I am recovering from neck surgery.  Julie has come out with some new stamps and stencils and I decided to play.  I stamped and stamped and a friend cut and cut and here are the end products:

A closer view:

and one Happy Birthday!  

Altered Dominos - my first attempt.

I bought the dominos at Ross for Less thinking if I messed up terribly I would not be wasting too much money.  Next I researched on how to make these altered dominos, and , well I searched, Pintrest and various other sites for instructions and of course some inspiration . 

The best tutorials I found was on
another very easy one on
and I watched many many many youtube tutorials.   It is nice to find so many different methods of learning aside from a formal classroom.  Many thanks to the artists who provide free instructions for all of us to learn and create.

My first attempt yielded some cute stuff, some messes (air bubbles).  I can use for magnets, necklaces and canvas art.  My next attempt will be actually drilling holes, this first batch has bails glued on to the back.   I used permanent felt tips, alcohol ink, mod podge to attach pictures and then staz on for the stamping.  I did not use resin, I used Diamond Glaze and next I will try the modpodge version. 

Some Christmas Gifts??

 A closer view:


August 7, 2013

Dress Forms, Manniquins, My Girls!

 These girls I made from paper the process of decorating!

Upcycle It

I love love love to take old stuff and give 'em facelift!   I just received a new old rocking horse from a great friend who always has her eye out for me!  Time to get busy with it!

 Cut off the old mane and tail and then primer and paint!
 Add some polka dots!  I love Mod Podge!

 Some eyebrows!
A tail and a mane!

Ready to give for the Twincessas!