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Danger ATC

This is an Artist Trading Card (ATC) that I created for the Diemond Dies' Design Team Call.  The background is a couple different mixed media techniques, mod podging tissue paper with lots of wrinkles in it and then stamping on top of it.  Then I used some Shimmerz Texturez to add even more texture and then some gray gesso is added in there too.

I used some corrugated cardboard to add some texture and then I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Banners Die and Bat & Skull dies for my embellishments.   On the bat I covered it with haematite Inka Gold, buffed it and then adhered it with 3-D Dots.  The skull I gessoed, colored it with my Faber Castell Big Brush Pens and then used some Shimmerz Texturez to put the "cracks" on it.
This is one of my favorite ATCs that I have ever made.  I hope you enjoyed it too!!
Happy Crafting!!!!  



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Time to Create a Unique View

This is an altered canvas that I created for Diemond Dies' Design Team call.  It was my first big mixed media project and I absolutely love how it turned out!!!!

I got lots of different close up pics.

I just love that clock piece in the corner!

This view finder die is a must have, it was so much fun to use!  I cut it in black chipboard and then again in chipboard covered in white paper.  I then took the squares from the black one that I cut out and put them in the white one and it actually looks like a view finder disc!!

Don't forget the sides of your canvases!

So pretty!

The arrow is pointing to the way to read the words for the title of the canvas, completely unintentional.


Love those butterflies.  I got these in a swap but I know you can find them on Etsy!

Well I hope you enjoyed my pics, if you have any questions please just ask.  As you will see in future posts I did end up making the team.  Yay me!!  It's my very first DT so it has been super exciting!!!!  Dee, the …

Updating My Blog

Hello Followers!!!!
It has been too long...I have been away from my blog for way too long.  So today and over the course of the next couple days you will be seeing lots of posts from me while I get my blog caught up with all of the projects that I have done. 
A lot of my posts will be videos from my YouTube channel as I am really into doing videos of my projects these days!!!!
I hope you enjoy getting reacquainted with me and I hope to never get this behind again.
Happy Crafting!!!!

Altered Bird Cage

This is one really made me think outside the box.  I wanted to create a 3D item, and this is what I ended up coming up with.

I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Bigz Caged Bird Die to create this.  I cut the cage 4 times, the bird once and the wing twice out of medium weight chipboard.  Then I painted the 4 cages on both sides with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint from Tim Holtz and sprayed them with some Sunflower Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.
I glued the sides of the cages together with some Scotch Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive and just held them until it was dry and just did that for all 4 sides.  Then I, very gently bent in the tops of the bird cages (I cut off the little bump that is on top of the hanging whole) and used the Scotch glue again to glue them together.  I also used some Tim Holtz jump rings to help hold the tops together until the glue was dry and holding.  Then I use another jump ring through the wholes on the top to hold them together and to attach the swivel clasp to.

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Project 7

My hubby has his own "crafting" that he does, he tears apart and rebuilds cars.  He bought a Mazda RX7 when we first arrived in Germany and he is turning it into his own little race car.  The only way I can understand it is to compare it to my crafting and he gets just as excited over car parts as I do over crafting supplies, so it must be a really awesome thing to him LOL!!!!So I wanted to make him something to recognize his project.  
I took that canvas that I messed up the first canvas transfer on and I gessoed it until you could no longer see the attempt at the image transfer.
First I used my Faber Castell Gelatos, metalic gold, squid ink, and silver and I randomly added them to the canvas and blended them in using my finger.  I also used my black gelato to distress the edges of the canvas and blended it with my finger.  Then I used a gears 6x6 mask from Crafters' Workshop and covered it with modeling paste and let it dry.  Once it was dry I used some Viva Decor Ink…

Diaper Trike

Back in February I threw a surprise baby shower for a girlfriend of mine here in Germany.  It was her third child and finally a boy, but she had never had a baby shower because it is not a something that they do here in Germany.  Their custom is to visit the mom and new baby in the hospital and bring a gift then.  She is married to an American so we thought we would share an American tradition with her.  
She was so surprised!!!!  I had her convinced that we were going shopping so I could buy her somethings that she needed for the baby.  Her hubby and another one of our friends offered to watch my 3 boys and their 2 kids, my hubby was doing training in the states so he wasn't here to watch our kids.  So I picked her up to go "shopping", which she had told her hubby she wasn't feeling like going and he told her, "It's free stuff for the baby, you're going"  LOL!!!!  After I picked her up I "realized" I "forgot" my cellphone at ho…

Image Transfer onto Canvas

Hello followers!!!!
I wanted to try doing an image transfer onto a canvas, and what better way to try it then to do something for my wonderful hubby??!!
So I took one of his favorite pictures of his car and I flipped it using Photoshop so that I had a mirror image. Then I printed it off on normal printer paper and got to work.
My first attempt was a fail!!!!  I used too much glue n' seal and it washed out the picture.  That's ok though, I gessoed that canvas and used it in a later project.  
Then I picked a 6x12 canvas and tried again and this one was a SUCCESS!!!!   I wanted to decorate it up some but my hubby likes things plain and he loved it so much that he wanted to hang it in his office at work.  So I opted to leave it "plain" so that he could have it the way he wanted.  I did paint the canvas around the outside of the picture and along the sides with charcoal colored acrylic paint to cover the white of the canvas.

Happy Crafting!!!!