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 

I Finally Did It!!

Woot Woot!! I finally used Graphic 45 paper!! I know...how shocked are you that I have never used any of it before!? I have some of the Under The Sea line from last year, but never used it. I find it so intimidating because there is so much on each piece of paper and I see what the Design Team creates and I just get overwhelmed and feel like it is way out of my wheel house. BUT....how will I ever learn if I don't try something new? While I was shopping at Clipper Street and looking at the paper, Shamim and I were talking about it and she came up with doing a bookmark! Something small and useful because there are people who still read actual books. 
So I did it tonight! I have a few pieces from Vintage Hollywood, Portrait of a Lady and Midnight Masquerade and I figured I might as well go way out of wheelhouse and went with Vintage Hollywood and used the colour orange!! So much change in one project! But I did use some favorites too, my new Distress Oxides and my go to edging colour of Vintage Photo! :) I have to keep some of my comfort zone around LOL


I did keep the project small and siimple to start

 
Lots of fussy cutting with these papers and you can get so many different designs or layouts from doing the fussy cut!

Look at that gorgeous Distress Oxide. I'm a purple kinda girl but I seriously love the Spiced Marmalade!


I fussy cut out the orange flower and edged them in Vintage Photo and all the words strips in the background were cut out from a sheet of paper and then just staggered when I glued them on.



One layered strip in black and gold, then the blue strips on the right, then the Mary Pickford movie poster cut out of one of the sheets of paper, two little stamps and more of the blue strips just cut up into smaller pieces.

I love layers!

And I already have the start of ideas for my Portrait of A Lady paper and Midnight Masquerade! But Portrait first since it's again colours that I don't normally use and I want to try it out. But Midnight Masquerade....lots of purple and I love it! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Cathy

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mini Journal...First Try

I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Bearse at Creativation in January and got to hang out and chat and watch her teach a class for Southern Ridge Trading Company also featuring Emerald Creek embossing powders. She was sweet enough to give me one of the class kits to play with. It's been waiting for weeks to be played with! And last week I finally did! I decorated the covers, some of the pages inside and put it all together and added some bling to it :)

Chipboard gear and light bulb are from Southern Ridge Trading Company and they are embossed with Hammered Metal and Charred Gold from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.



I did the cover and spine with my new Distress Oxides and added some awesome charms from Emerald Creek.


On my first page is the pic from Creativation


Loving the Oxides on the kraft paper!!
Added one of the note cards from Wild Whisper's Rooted Love Collection

A little Distress Paint for the background and some of Dyan Reaveley's stamped images done in Distress Markers.
One of the pages Karen included was a piece of a map. So I did a quick swipe of gesso, then coloured with my Distress Crayons and then took some stencils and removed some of the colour.

And this page was the last of my Faber Castel Whipped Spackle with a hint of shimmer mixed into it.
I loved putting this little journal together and I can't wait to get the new Eileen Hull die so I can make more journals like this!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Cathy



Saturday, March 4, 2017

Home Sweet Home

It is time to see another new collection from Wild Whisper Designs!! This one is the No Place Like Home Collection and it is to die for!! So much goodness on every page and the card pack is amazing! For this project I went very simple. But it would be a great addition to any home and it would make a great housewarming gift! I found these blocks at Michaels on clearance and grabbed them because I thought yes someday I'll find something to do with them LOL Then a few weeks ago I started re-organizing my craft space and thought I better de-clutter a bit. I'm glad I kept the blocks!



For more details on this project head on over to the Wild Whisper blog and see how quick and simple it was to put together this wonderful little home decor project. Also, my pieces are not attached but you could used some strong adhesive to keep them as one unit.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. I will be going back to lay down now...started back to work this week and I am now so sick :( Next time I'm vertical I am heading to my craft room :)

Cathy