Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Celebrate with a Wedding Twist

Yes we are still celebrating with a wedding twist over at Mixed Media Mojo! Have you shared your wedding celebration yet? There's still time to add your project on the original post at Mixed Media Mojo HERE

My project this week is a fairly traditional card. Who knew I could be so traditional?! LOL Well okay maybe the little tiny puppy isn't so traditional but he was too cute and he needed to be included. I was so excited to use one of the TH Paper Dolls....thank you so much Jess!! I now have used them on two creations and I kind of want to have people on everything!! :)





And yes, I used Charred Gold Embossing Powder again....another addiction! I need to order more!
To see more details of my project head on over to the Mixed Media Mojo blog today! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hopw you all are having a great week!!

Cathy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

World's Best Dad

Have you seen the Wild Whisper Designs newest collection?! You have to and you will need it! The World's Best Collection is amazing and the colours are to die for, anything that includes a little purple is always tops in my books! :) I did a layout of my Dad using the World's Best paper pack, card pack and stamp set and my Distress Ink in Peeled Paint (one of my fave greens). For more detail pics and a quick step out of how I did some of my pieces make sure you head over to the Wild Whisper blog today!





I could go on and on about how awesome my Dad is, because well he is the best, but I don't think there are enough descriptive words in the dictionary to explain how amazing my Dad is. So to keep it short and sweet (like me LOL) I can just tell you how loved he is, how grateful I am that my kids have always had him to look up too and that my son has had him as a role model his whole life. My Dad is my hero and probably the best man I know (aside from my son, so I think it's a tie).
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Wild Whisper Designs blog to see all the details!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Cathy

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May is for Moms

So excited for the new release from Wild Whisper Designs!! This is one is everything you need to celebrate all the awesome Moms and Dads out there! This collection is called "World's Best" and it is wonderful! 
Since this is my 4th Mother's Day without my Mom, I haven't made anything for this day in a long time. I always find this one the hardest of all the important "days" because this was always the newest project in Mom's favorite colours for her gift.
But this year I decided I just needed to make something and as soon as I saw this collection I teared up a bit but then had and idea for a Mother's Day card. So I just went with it :) And this is the card and tealight I created. 





For all the details head on over to the Wild Whisper Blog today!!

I love that I can mix my love of Tim Holtz dies and ink with Emerald Creek embossing powder and gemstones and a new David Tutera die to spotlight the new Wild Whisper World's Best Collection!! Stay tuned for a Father's Day project coming up too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Cathy

Monday, May 1, 2017

It's Wedding Season

Over at Mixed Media Mojo we are kicking off wedding season with our newest challenge! The Challenge - Celebrate with the Twist - Weddings! I hope you join in the fun and share your ideas with us!
I know weddings are to celebrate a couple, but seriously, we know it's all about the dress!! :) So my focus was on a designer wedding gown with the help of TH and Distress Oxides, Emerald Creek, Graphic 45 and a TH embossing folder!


Some passionate couples from the Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood line and the dress!
 
Ranger paper, Vintage Photo - Oxide, a quick run through my big shot with the TH Roses folder, then a Fired Brick - Oxide over the tops of the roses.

Just got this embossing folder....LOVE it!

I used a small piece of my stash of grunge paper for the dress form, I wanted it to be a bit more firm than just paper as I was going to be adding to it.

Texture paste over this TH stencil and then once it was dry (I let it dry overnight) I smooshed Fired Brick Oxide over it for the skirt parts.

I also ran my Graphic 45 fussy cut images through with the TH roses too.
Yes I did run some paper through with the roses folder for the bodice, and added some of the gorgeous Quartz gemstones from Emerald Creek to add some detail to the waist area.

Trying to stick with my New Year's resolution to use stuff from my stash and not let things just pile up. So I layered these stickers from my stash over the extra bits after I cut out the skirt for the wedding dress.

Working on my texture, but kept it all the same design so it wasn't too overwhelming.

After the dress was done, I spritzed the dress with Wendy Vecchi's Pearl Mica Spray. I love shimmer!

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Please come and join the fun and share your wedding celebration with us this month! Can't wait to see what everyone creates. Make sure you check out all the amazing creations from the Design Team too, so many ideas, so many different techniques and so many ways people share their take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Cathy

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!




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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.



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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 

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