Thursday, November 26, 2015
You may be wondering what in the world these 3 pictures are doing here all by themselves! Well, this may not be a pretty post but if you would like to see what the end result is head over to our Spotlight Post at Anything But Cute!
What am I doing?
Storage idea or just a bunch of random products? The guess is yours!
Happy Crafting and Carpe Diem! ~Niki
Saturday, November 21, 2015
I wanted to try something new and get really messy. I started by heat embossing a Rubber Dance script stamp with Champagne EP. The edges of the tag were inked with Ground Espresso DI.
I ended up using my Primary Elements-Olive Vine and am happy I did! This set me on the path to the colors you see in the final tag. I also used Emperor's Gold. While the frame was drying I flicked a bit of Primary Element colors onto my tag Gorgeous shimmer!
I die cut "Joy to the World" (a new die that my hubby bought me today) 3 times and layered those cuts. It was inked up with DI and then heat embossed with Red Tinsel.
Updated pictures of this tag while the sun was out. Ahhhh the shimmer and glitter!
I hope you are all having an amazing weekend! Hugz and Carpe Diem!
This tag would love to be in these challenges:
I used the Festive Red color and the Optional Theme
Oh boy have things been busy here! My DH has surprised me with Christmas lights on our new house, he knows how much I adore lights during the Christmas holiday. Such a sweetie he is! Now, onto this design.
We just celebrated Veterans Day here in the States and I am honoring all my heroes with this tag. This is my way of saying Many Thanks and I applaud your dedication through everything. Without you, I would not be free. My brother was in the service and all soldiers should be thanked repeatedly.
I added the propeller with Glossy accents and the greenery is a pick. The sentiment is self explanatory.
The rusty orange ribbon/bow was in some Happy Mail I received in a swap, I just sprayed it with Carbon Black DecoArt mister and applied some Rust Alcohol Ink to it. How do you honor your heroes?
I would really enjoy sharing my tag with the following challenges
I have altered the metal filigree corners into a bell ornament featuring these wonderful 3 wise men
I just went to a local craft store and purchased the greenery pick I have used in this design and a new bottle or Rust Alcohol ink was used as well.
I am celebrating Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Well it sure is chilly outside today but perfect weather to create some Christmas cards. This is my first ever attempt at an almost white card. Happy Holidays! I do have to apologize for the photos. It is snowing outside and kind of dark.
The background was embossed with a new EF from TH-Joy A2. Then I added some DecoArt Snow Writer to the word Holiday. While it was wet some Clear Rock Candy was sprinkled over it. I edged the card base with Fired Brick DI and added the silver filigree corners.
This card will be shared with these lovely challenges:
My song is-White Christmas by Bing Crosby of course.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Wowzers! Can you believe it is almost December!?! What! Where did the time go? The leaves are falling here and the days are growing colder. I don't really enjoy Fall or Winter but there are 2 special holidays during this cold time that I very much look forward to, Thanksgiving and Christmas! I was out in my back yard today watching the leaves fall and the dogs play and grabbed a maple leaf. It was so textural and pretty, I decided to use it on my design. It also reminded me of having to rake leaves when I was younger. We had more than enough trees, but the fun part was when my Golden Retriever decided to play in the piles of leaves. Good memories!
While all of this was happening I had also cut out my base and applied the Silks Pumpkin to it as well. The crackle is a TH stamp and coffee archival ink.
I used my favorite glue, TomBow Multi to adhere the frame to the leaf piece.
I would love to share this wall hanging with these amazing challenges:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Hello peeps! I do hope you enjoyed your Halloween and all that it entailed. Today starts a new challenge at Anything But Cute #7-It's Ornamental and the super sweet, and talented Cec is our hostess! Here is what she said, "Since the holiday will be coming up pretty quickly, we want you to create a mixed media ornament for your Christmas tree or a Christmas decor item for your house or table.
I love, love, love the Christmas holiday and go all out for it! So without further adieu here is my design! Who knew I could go from shock horror to soft and pretty!?! Lol. Grab a cuppa, this is a long one. :)
I started with a paper mâché mailbox. Applied some gesso and LSG sprays to the front and back. Then started on the Shimmer Sheetz.
The flower was made with TH Tattered Flowers die. I layered three pieces and added some EP randomly, as well as some Stickles. The bird is a new Sizzix die. The bottom layer of the bird die was painted with DecoArt Media Cobalt Teal Hue (my cuttlebug didn't cut it all the way through but I used it anyway). The top die cut was heat embossed with a Recollections EP. Glossy Accents was liberally applied and I put the pieces together. The glossy accents gooped out through the holes in the top die cut which resulted in a glass like appearance and added some nice texture to the bird.
Whew! You made it to the end! Congrats! I hope you had a fun journey and create some amazing designs! Thanks for stopping by. Hugz and Carpe Diem! ~Niki
I will be sharing this altered design with these challenges:
I used Glossy accents to adhere almost everything in this design, as well as adding dimension to the bird die cuts
I used lots of glitter, diamonds and gems, as well as luscious embossing powder that has bling in it.
I used 3 different dies on this design.