Saturday, August 31, 2013

Da Budhies!

Today I'm sharing my first sketch as a Creative Team Member of Simple Sketches! I really love this initial sketch.  It is so fun and totally fits my style.  Head on over to Simple Sketches to check it out and share any pages you make with this fun sketch!

This is the sketch for the week:

Here's my take on it.  This is from Kirk's 18 month photos that I took.  He loves to look at the birds in our backyard through the deck stairs.  He's such a funny little guy anymore.  I just love the look on his face in these photos.  

For this page I used October Afternoon's old Road Trip line.  I also used Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, my Tim Holtz Distresser and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Finally get to share!

I'm REALLY excited to share this project with you.  It is something I dreamed up quite awhile ago and then have spent the last 6 months, on and off (ok more off than on) working on it.  Our new house has a really nice space above fire place that just needed a piece of art.  I hatched the idea to quill some sort of art piece.  My husband has always had an interest in Buddhism and I think images of the Buddha are very beautiful so I came up with the idea to quill the Buddha sitting under a tree during the full moon.  This is when the Buddha reached enlightenment.  I used quilled cardstock and Mod Podge for the tree and the Buddha.  For the background I used Glimmer Mist, October Afternoon Mists, Smooch Spritz in various colors.  For the stars I used Crystal Stickles.  I just used a circle mask to make the moon while misting the background.  I feel like this is art so I went ahead and gave it a name ;)   It's titled "Enlightenment of the Buddha".  I hope you enjoy looking at it. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thank you!

I want to take the time to thank you all who took the time to vote in the So You Think You're Crafty audition.  Unfortunately I didn't make it in to season 17, but I still had a lot of fun coming up with my project and am very happy with how it turned out.  With out further ado here is my project.  I altered a composition notebook and a pencil case.  I used the Pink Paislee Indigo Blue line, Tim Holtz black soot distress ink, Zing Pewter embossing powder,  Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous stamps, as well as some misc. stamps that I don't know the brand of, and Mod Podge on this project.  I hope you've enjoyed it and thank you again for voting. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

More Exciting News

It's been an exciting couple of weeks around here.  First I was chosen to be on Simple Sketches awesome creative team.  Now I got an awesome opportunity to try out for Season 17 of So You Think You're Crafty.  The theme of the audition is Back to School.  I had a lot of fun with this project and I'm really pleased with the results.  I am so excited about this competition and would really appreciate if you took a moment to go vote for your favorite 5 projects.  I can't tell you which project is mine and I wouldn't want to sway the results, but I can only hope that one of your favorite projects also happens to be my project.  Thanks for taking the time to vote.