Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Springtime and Friends

I know the dates on the calendar say it's spring, but I am not feeling it yet!! So this project needed to be some flowers to remind me that spring is here! This reverse canvas is my second project for Mixed Media Mojo Monthly Challenge and all details can be found over there today! I hope you decide to play along and show us your springtime project and don't forget the twist of "showers"

Yes....yes I did use my Distress Oxides again! LOL I can't help myself!




http://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.ca/2017/04/april-showers.html

Here are many of the products I used on this project, I have added some links below for what I could.
 Products Used:
Eileen Hull Flower Layers with Heart Petals Die
TH Distress Collage Medium
TH Distress Glitter
TH Distress Paint in Wilted Violet
TH Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet and Broken China
TH metal findings
TH Stencil
TH Tissue Tape
Ranger Ink Texture Paste
Dylusions Mica Spray in Purple and Turquoise
Finnabair Waxes in Mystic Turquoise and Amethyst Magic 

Challenges Entered:
A Vintage Journey - The Magic of Three
My Threes are - bundle of 3 flowers (x2), 3 flowers with brad centers, 3 flowers with gemstone centers, 3 TH charms. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ready for the Mail

Yes you read that right....the mail!! I have been working on some cards that I am actually going to send in the mail!! I have these ones done, and I'm working on some more, between other projects and work. I just thought it would be nice to let someone know that I was thinking of them and what a nice change from bills or junk mail right?! :)

And since I'm not sure which card is going to which person I figured it was okay to share even if someone sees them now. I wish I finished cards faster, but I do bits at a time, then change my mind on how I want to make it, then change my mind again LOL Also because I wanted to send them in the mail, I was a bit more careful on layers and how popped up I made things. 

Here is all 4 of them together. All the flowers are done in the Distress Oxides and used my TH Small Tattered Florals, then glued them all together.



Card #1 and some close ups of the details

This was a chipboard butterfly I had in my stash (forgot I had technically) and the colour was added with the new Finnabair Antique Brilliance waxes!

A Dina Wakely stamp and the Terra Cotta EP from Emerald Creek used as a background layer.

Card #2

The word and the small bits of the Eileen Hull Eyelet lace embossing folder were embossed with Frosted Plum from Emerald Creek.




Card #3

Look at that glorious Burnt Copper Leaves EP from Emerald Creek! It's perfect for branches!

Used the new to me gorgeous Rose Gold EP also from Emerald Creek. I just used an embossing pen to colour the tiny petal parts on the Eileen Hull Eyelet Lace embossing folder.

Card #4

This background was done with oxides and a Dina Wakely stencil.

Another stash item I forgot I had,done with the Finnabair waxes. I wish the shimmer showed up better!

 Had so much fun making these, even though I changed my mind a dozen or so times!! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Cathy
 

Friday, March 31, 2017

I Am Ready For Spring!

It's time to get creative and show us your style over at Mixed Media Mojo Challenge! Our challenge this month is Springtime and the twist is showers! And if you live anywhere near Vancouver, BC you know it is big on the shower part right now!! LOL
Here is my take on the challenge, a shimmery showery card that can be used for any occasion, even as a card to just say hi or let someone know you're thinking of them.



http://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.ca/2017/04/april-showers.html




So in the stash of things I have, there is nothing resembling an umbrella or rain or anything like that and I had an idea in my head already. So I kept going through things until I hit my Dylusions Fronds of Foliage and used individual leaves as raindrops. I used Ranger Clear Texture Paste mixed with Finnabair Acrylic Sparks in Magical Pond. Once my drops were dry I edged the page in Distress Ink in Faded Jeans. I found the clock face in a package of TH stuff I just picked up last week and edged in Vintage Photo (my go to for edging most of the time).

I found some metal butterflies and used the new Finnabair waxes to add some shimmer to them, I then used Emerald Creek Quarry Stones to jazz up the bodies on the butterflies. 

Here are some close ups of the project so you can see some more of the details!

I just used the wire stems off of some flowers I had and curled them around the end of a paintbrush.


A Distress Oxide Small Tattered Floral for the clock center.

Yum!! Look at those gorgeous amethysts!


For this little guys body I used the moissanite stones.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to head over to Mixed Media Mojo to see all the incredible projects from the Design Team and share your Spring/Showers creation with us! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!
Cathy

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's an Oxide Kinda Birthday!

Am I the only one that wants to used Distress Oxides on everything!? The more I use them and try them out the more I like them! Today's project is up on the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge Blog, so to see more detailed pics hop on over there and while you're there, show us your birthday with a twist of balloons project!

Birthday balloons with oxide lovelyness and the addictive Charred Gold and Hammered Metal embossing powders from Emerald Creek!!





Thanks for stopping by for a quick look and hope to see your creations over at the original Birthday Challenge!!

And also this month Everything Mixed Media is sponsoring a prize for the winner! Thank you so much for that!

Have a great day!
Cathy

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time For Coffee

I can't even tell you how much I love the No Place Like Home Collection! I knew as soon as I saw this one I was going to do a page dedicated to a few of our many special coffee mugs! LOL Yes...I said coffee mugs! Every mug in my cupboard has a story to go with it, which is probably why we can never seem to downsize the mug collection! And why we always seem to add more to it.

Here is my completed page, and to see more details and a couple of close ups, head on over to the Wild Whisper Blog





Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Cathy