Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Canvas

Welcome friends, followers and visitors.   I told you I've been busy and now you will see what I've been up to.  I was inspired by Michelle Pipeling after viewing her video to give a canvas a try.  Thanks Michelle!!  Michelle's canvas is totally beautiful and I thought I'd create four canvas for each of my immediate family.  My pictures only show three due to the fact that I gave my sister her canvas before I took any pictures. 

I covered each canvas with Gesso, Design paper and then did some stenciling with Modeling paste.  Several layers of various paints and Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays were used to get the desired effect. I cut the Styrofoam cones in half for each canvas then covered them with a lace fabric which was a dress that I got at the Thrift store.  Each tree was sprayed with Lindy's sprays then decorated.  Most of the decorations on each canvas are from the Dollar tree, Hobby Lobby and Michaels, that I altered in some way.

There  is a lace fabric on the background of the insert. (I used the backside of the canvas)  Also there is a clear snowflake too!  (you have to look very hard)

The easels were originally black and I sprayed them with a flat white paint.  Even those doves are from the Dollar Tree and I sprayed each with adhesive and covered them with Crystal Glitter.  Extra feathers where added too! 

I did use some wedding gown appliques for each tree skirt. The poinsettia are from the Dollar Tree and were resized and then applied some Snow Tex. Another view to show that the sides of the canvas are textured too!
The backs of each canvas was painted and I applied a sleeve to insert a card. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always,  HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Surprise I made a card!!!

HO! HO! HO!  Merry Christmas to all!   It's been so long since I actually sat down and used my Copics.  There was a bit anxiety that I may of lost some skill but what the heck!  Let me say that I really did enjoy the coloring  process.  Having fun at what you craft is what it is all about for me.

This card was created from a round circle folded to create  two pockets.  You will see that I then made two pull outs.

The small pull out has a sleeve on the back to fit a gift card.  Sorry no pic was taken.  Opps!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!
Challenges Entered


Monday, December 15, 2014

Tilda for a Friend!

Howdy fellow crafters, friends and visitors!  I can not believe how busy I have been and only made one card so far.   I do have a few things that I've done that I will be posting soon.  Today I want to share my newest Tilda doll and dress form  that was made for a very special friend, (Christina), who injured her knee and has been laid up.  Special prayers are sent for a quick recovery for her.  
Another friend has blessed me with some black velvet fabric (Thanks Sandy)!  When I saw that Christina's favorite color combos are Black/red or black/pink, I had to make something very special for her. 

 I sewed various red trims and laces with some added gems to dazzle up this beauty!  After I took the pictures I added red trim for a long handle on the muff so it could also be used for a purse. 

Now a peak of her bloomers:

  And a  look of the back:

Next is the pink/black combo:

This is all completely hand made by me. 

Thanks so much for visiting.   Happy Crafting!!! 
 I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dedication to my Mom and Dad

Howdy fellow friends, followers and visitors.  Sorry it's been  so long since I've posted.  Needless to say I have been very busy crafting Christmas projects.   I did a canvas for my Mother for the holiday and I know she will not see it here,  so it's safe to share with you all.  I found an old photo of her and my Dad when they were dating so many years ago.  I do believe it was in the very early 50's.  The photo was black and white and I changed it to sepia for my canvas.

 I printed the photo  onto fabric and then covered it with Mod Podge.   Here is what the original photo looked like.  I do declare that my parents look like movie stars!  
More views of my canvas:
The frame was  a plain wood frame from Michaels.  I applied Modeling paste over various stencils to achieve the textures on the frame and canvas.  I also made all of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  As always I love to hear from you!   Happy Crafting!!!!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tilda Inspired Christmas Stocking

Hello fellow friends, followers and visitors.  Welcome to my blog.  This is where I share what inspires me or things that I create.   I'm truly  "Thankful" for the gifts that the Lord has blessed me with. 

Today I want to share with you my newest sewing project.

This Tilda image is from the "Sweet Christmas" Tilda paper pad.  I scanned the image then sized it in Windows Office Word.  Next I then printed this image onto fabric using the freezer paper technique (on YouTube here)  Thanks Meri!!  note:  Be sure to use a dry hot iron when ironing the fabric to the freezer paper.  My iron had  some residue of water and wasn't set to the highest temp.  Result--- jammed printer several times until I quit and started fresh the next day.   My iron was dry and very hot and the technique worked beautifully.
Each side of the stocking was decorated before I sewed the sides together.  The images are sewn on top of fusible fleece and Cluster Stuff to add some dimension.  I also added some color to the flesh with Copic markers. Her bodice is fabric that matches the heel and toe of the stocking.  Her slippers are sewn on using narrow ribbon. 
Since there are two sides to this stocking I also decorated the back.  Hey it's a habit I can't break. LOL!

All flowers are made by me except the rosebuds.  I purchased them at Hobby Lobby and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist and colored the edges with Copics.  The twigs, spirals and pine cone are from an old Christmas arrangement that I dismantled.

The tassels were on Clearance at Hobby Lobby. I added some bias binding in white and binding that was white but I dyed it using Spun Sugar  Distress Inks Reinkers.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Video Made by a Friend!

Hello fellow  crafters,

A very sweet and dear friend of mine, Michelle Pipeling, has just posted  a video on You Tube of the box of goodies that I sent to her.   She is such a sweet and talented friend.  Here is a link to her video.

Please visit her channel and hopefully subscribe. 
Have a fantastic weekend!   Happy Crafting!!!!

A Christmas Ornament

Hello to all of my crafty friends, followers and visitors!   I just wanted to share what my sister just created and I have her permission to share with you. 


These are made of clothes pins that she painted.  The arms, boots, face parts and ends of drum sticks are made with Sculpey Clay.  The drums are made with beads that she painted and the sticks are tooth pics. 

I think she did an outstanding job and I am so proud of her!  
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!