Monday, November 12, 2018

Christmas Comes Early Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas Comes Early Blog Hop. You should be arriving from Joe Rotella's blog, if you want to start hopping from the beginning, please visit Rita Barakat's blog. The complete blog hop line up is at the bottom of this post.

I'm so excited to show you how to get more out of your rubber stamps this holiday season.
For today's project I am featuring Rita Barakat's Sing rubber stamp.
I stamped Sing on Shrinky Dinks film, used a circle die cut and punched a hole to create a charm. I followed the instructions on the shrink film packaging and made the cutest mini Sing charm.

I attached the Sing charm to a ball chain bracelet, along with a bead charm, silver bow and gold heart including one I made using Plaid's Glitterific.
To make the Glitterific charm, I added a layer of Glitterific to a bezel and allowed to dry. I added to more layers allowing each layer to dry completely.

To create my own Sing Christmas wrapping paper. I stamped Sing on white butcher paper using black Staz On ink. I then took a Merry Christmas stamp, I used Pomegranate and Emerald inks to stamp the throughout the paper.

I tied the Sing bracelet onto the wrapped gift box. Sing looks beautiful as a charm!

Don't forget we have challenges on the Facebook Event page. The challenges include creating your own gift wrapping paper and charms using your favorite stamps using Shrink Dinks film.
JustYolie ---- YOU ARE HERE 

The prize package is worth over $100 which includes Rita Barakat's entire ephemera line; paints and glitter from Plaid Crafts. 
For a chance to win, please visit each blog stop and and comment on each post. As a bonus, please visit Plaid Crafts' Facebook page and click "like". 
You have one week to complete the hop and Rita will announce the winner during her Mixed Media Monday Live on her Facebook page on Nov 19, 8pm CST

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Heart Wing Altered Bag #RitaBarakat

I must admit, painting on fabric can be a little intimidating. When I first joined Rita Barakat's Design Team this purple fabric tote was included in my welcome package. I often took it out and planned on altering it however I didn't want to take the chance of ruining it. Does this happen to you?

I received the package of Fabric Creation Soft Fabric Paints by Plaid and that little purple bag had waited long enough.

I stamped Rita's Heart Wing ArtFoamies Stamp through out the bag. I added the paint with a paint brush directly onto the stamp changing up the colors. When adding the paint directly onto the ArtFoamies you need to act quickly so the paint does not dry.

Once the paint dried, I added white highlights to the Heart Wing images and embellished the bag  with rhinestones throughout.

Fabric Creation Soft Fabric Paints by Plaid truly dries soft. Very impressed with vibrant colors and results. Intimidated to paint on fabric no longer! Next!

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mixing the Media #RitaBarakat

Have you tried Rita Barakat's embossing powders? Seriously gorgeous colors and textures!
I used for of Rita's embossing powders for my card along with the Floral rubber stamp and ephemera from Be True collection.

I embossed the floral stamp with three different embossing powders the results are gorgeous.

I added a generous amount of Nuvo glue and spread out to glue down my layers along with beads and another embossing powder, Dragon's Egg.

Once everything dried, I used daubers to ink the background of the card and the flowers. I secured everything with hot glue and added a jute bow.

I know I said it, but I sure love those embossing powders, photos don't do them justice.  I hope you enjoyed my mixed media card and remember to always follow your heart. Happy crafting!