Sunday, August 30, 2015

I love canvas....

I have been doing alot of creating on canvasses lately. And I have to say I love it!! I've been using 12X12 mostly but am reworking a smaller one I started a few months ago.  The one below is one I did to display one of my favorite pictures of my daughter.
I painted the background with the dreamy Dylusions Paints in Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime and Squeezed Orange. Even the names of these paints are wonderful!! I sprayed a bit of my Dylusions spray in the Vibrant Turquoise to get a bit of a drippy look on one side.
I stenciled in some words and painted some wooden peace symbols, my girl is kind of a flower child even though the hippy movement was way before her time lol, she is only 22 :) I then painted some beautiful Prima flowers for embellishments.

My beautiful daughter, Sadie.    

The second canvas is one I did for my sister. Layering shades of blue from my Gelatos and from my Tim Holtz Distress Sprays, stencilling with Whipped Spackle from Faber Castell. I then punched out the ticket shapes and stamped the letters on with Ranger Archival black ink. Painted and added some chipboard embellishments and some pearls that I painted to match the red. 

My nephews on a canvas I did for my sister. 

I had also been asked by a few people to make some cards for them. One was a graduation card and one was a birthday card for a friend at work. I forgot how much I love making cards too!! LOL

Thanks for stopping in to visit and read! Have an awesome week!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Creating, Supplies and Winning!!

A few things have been going on and keeping me busy!! Work of course, spending one of my days off a couple weeks ago watching my favorite tv show, Supernatural, filming on either side of my work!! Got some great pics that day.

Creating and playing with items I hadn't really used alot of before, also using some found items from the beach. I had the letter "C" made of heavy duty chip board and wanted to do something with it. So I used some great hemp twine, ribbon, paper clay (colored with my Dylusions sprays) and great silicone mold, and some odds and ends I had here. Plus the driftwood and seashell from the beach.

A close up of the sand dollar I did with paperclay and my Tim Holtz Distress Spray. I didn't mix it in all the way so I got this really great effect!

At the very top of the first picture you can see all my black shells ready for my next black magic canvas board that I'm working on too.

One of my dearest friends came out from Calgary to visit for the day. So we went to the beach with her daughter, and my Dad and my nephews. What a great day!! The adults had margaritas for lunch...okay with our lunch of awesome fish and chips and then finished the day off with ice cream! I didn't take too many pics this time out, spent the time just enjoying the moments and the excitement of my nephews as they touched slimy ocean things LOL I love those two so much and they are so fun to be with, I love being and Auntie and spending time with them.

Also this month.....I was so lucky to have won the wonderful giveaway from a wonderful lady, Cindy Chiu from 
Escape to Stamping
She just had her blog redesigned and it looks wonderful and you can check out all her great creations while you're there!! Thank you so much Cindy for the prize, the butterfly stamps are too die for ! :)

And supper important just on baby boy turned 20!! I am no longer the parent of a teenager! I'm very lucky, my son is a really great young man and has been more mature than his age most of his life, my son is an old soul <3 font="">

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!! I plan on being back in a few days with my completed black magic canvas, and I'll be posting about my day watching the filming of Supernatural with some great pics I managed to take too.


Friday, August 7, 2015

Summer Days....

Good Morning everyone!!

Again, I have neglected my blog. I finally found a second job and have been working everyday for a couple of months now. I just finished with my part time job and was very excited to have had two days off this week!! It was very exciting for me! LOL I spent it mostly with my nephews and painting with them so they can enter a kids are exhibit at Opus Art supplies .

I haven't arted much in the last little bit, but I was able to take an amazing class at Clipper Street Scrapbooking, with Deanna. Her teaching for the class called "Black magic 2" was based on what she learned through Prima and Finnabair (also two of my fave sources of inspiration). It was such an amazing class and totally took away my fear of using black!!

We started with a simple white 9X12 canvas board and from there the magic began!

the finished project - Black Magic 2!! It was such an amazing class and I even loved using glitter this time!
I'm hoping to take another class here soon if time permits and I have that evening off of work. Clipper Street is by far one the best places to shop, take classes or even just pop in and share some ideas. The staff there are amazing!

So this will wrap up this post...but there is more to come for sure!! A couple of 12X12 canvasses I did for myself and my sister, a beach festival out in White Rock, BC that I managed to snap a couple of great photos at. Two more projects on my art table...time to get busy and complete them so I can share with you!

Have an amazing weekend!