Monday, May 27, 2019

Look for Rainbows #ritabarakat

Mixing it up with Rita Barakat's Fairy Tale Ephemera and the Magical Theater book. I used Little Red Robin Hood image and switched up her clothing with the Magical Theater images.
I had extra images printed on vellum and just envisioned Red with this adorable raincoat.

Using Westcott's non-stick scissors, I cut all the pieces including some of Red's limbs, ouch. I then adhered the raincoat with Scrapbook Adhesives tape runner.

I digital created the sentiment, 'always look for rainbows', printed and then used a circle punch and popped it up with Scrapbook Adhesives foam dots.

The rainbow background and raindrops are also images from the Magical Theater. I love the of that plastic raincoat!
Now it's your turn, to play dress up Rita's dolls with different outfits. Have fun!

Spring Lantern

It's late May and in Southern California, we are still getting rain. Spring made an appearance with the Super Bloom, but then quickly disappeared. The plan was to make a Summer Lantern, but I'm still in the mood for Spring. I used the Lantern Cage Style and added a faux patina with lots of blooms.

To create the faux patina, I first painted all the pieces, front and back with metallic copper and allowed the paint to completely dry.
I then painted the pieces with black chalkboard paint and before the paint dried, wiped it off with a paper towel.
Next, I painted the pieces with aqua drift and again, before the paint dried, wiped it off with a paper towel.

I then assembled the Lantern using a bit of Beacon Power-Tac adhesives to secure it in place. 

I added pretty blooms and a couple of resin butterflies.

Here's a closeup of the beautiful faux patina. I added the butterfly as doorknob to open the lantern door.

Hoping Summer is delayed so I can enjoy the Spring Lantern a little longer.
Thank you so much for visiting today and enjoy your week.
Supply List:
Lantern Cage Style No. C41C
Plaid Crafts paints: Black Chalkboard, Metallic Copper, Aqua Drift
Beacon Power-Tac adhesive
Resin butterflies
Battery operated tea light

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sparkle Mermaid #ritabarakat

Hello and welcome! Can't believe Summer is almost here and you know what that's gonna be Mermaid Season! Today I am sharing a fun mermaid card using Rita Barakat's ephemera collection, Mermaid Tails.

I used trimmed off the white outline around the image and darken her skin with alcohol markers. I wanted the hair to flow, so I cut into the waves of her hair. I gently curled her hair and added pop dots to raise the wavy hair.
I wanted the appearance of her under the sea, so if you look closely, I strategically added pop dots to hips but kept her tail flat onto the card.

I used dove tail banner dies to die cut and a circle tag die.  I used an ombre ink pad and stamped the sentiment onto the tag. I embellished with sequins throughout and added a bit of silver floss.

Here's a better look of her hair flowing in the water.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed my card.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A Vintage Girl Birthday Blog Hop

This month the DCC Designers are celebrating {A Vintage Girl} Birthday and the launch of her new product line with a blog hop. Please visit the DCC blog for the complete list of designers participating.

For this blog hop I created with the Steampunk Gears Chipboard Album, Vintage Dress Form Chipboard, Steampunk Gear Set Chipboard, Pipe Dreams Large and Small sets.

I used several several acrylic paints by Plaid Crafts including black Chalk Paint, Mod Podge Matte and Mod Podge Spray On.

I created the sand texture using Plaid's Mod Podge Matte and sand. I applied onto the corrugated page and after it dried, I dry brushed Jute, Dark Brown and Black acrylic paints.
To create the heavy rust, I brushed on Mod Podge Matte different spots of the gears, then sprinkled cinnamon, allowed to dry, then added a second coat. After it dried, I lightly sponged on the Jute, Dark Brown and Black acrylic paints. Once the paint dried, I added patina and bronze wax for a metallic finish. I used this method throughout the album.

I added plenty of pockets and journal spots throughout the album. Lots of inked and distressed edges too. I used Mod Podge Spray On to adhere the pattern papers onto the chipboard pages.

I painted theVintage Dress Form Chipboard and stamped the bodice with a script stamp. Once it dried, I sanded the edges and lightly sanded the bodice. I then added a tassel necklace.

There are lots of gears and pipes throughout the pages.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and don't forget to visit the DCC Blog to continue the blog hop and enter for a chance at the giveaway and wish Candy a very Happy Birthday!

Thank you for visiting.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Purépecha Santos Doll

Welcome to my blog. I am so excited to share my version of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Santos Doll.
The origin of the Santos Doll is Spanish and I have longed to make my Purépecha version. Purépecha is a Mexican tribe from the state of Michoacán also known as Tarasco. I am Tarascan and extremely proud of my heritage and so pleased how my Purépecha turned out.

In addition to the Santos Doll set, I used the Star Medallions and Texture Sheets Fiesta.

I painted the Santos Doll and the Star Medallion with one coat of white acrylic paint. Once the paint dried, I removed the parts carefully using a Kraft knife.

Using the eBrush with Sharpie adapter, I eBrushed all the parts using various Sharpie colors.

I assembled my Purépecha Santos Doll and fitted her skirt. I used 2 sheets of crepe paper and eBrushed the "mal de ojo" onto the lower hem of her skirt to ward off evil spirits.
With a needle and thread, I gathered her skirt with a hand baste stitch and then glued the jute to cover the stitch. I used the clothespin to secure the jute until the glue dried.

Here she is, I introduce to you La Purépecha Yolanda.

The miniature serape or shawl is actually a book mark I purchased in a Mexican shop along with the mini ceramics and hat. I will be making another visit to that store very soon to restock because these miniatures are adorable.

My original plan was to create her skirt out of corn husks, but I didn't want to purchase a bag just for a couple of pieces. It's not like I was going to make tamales. I remembered I purchased a pack of crepe paper during Halloween. It has a similar texture of corn husks and it worked perfectly.

La Purépecha Yolanda. She's a hard worker, creative and sells her ceramic wares at the tianguis.

I hoped you enjoyed my version of the Santos Doll. I had so much fun putting it together and giving her 'life'.  Enjoy your week and keep it crafty.

Supply List:
Santos Doll Item No.C43L
Star Medallions Item No. C7H 
Texture Sheets Fiesta Item No. D91B
Crepe paper

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Rita Barakat & Colorburst Blog Hop

It's blog hop time! Rita Barakat and Ken Oliver Crafts have teamed up for a super COLORFUL hop featuring Color Burst and Rita's Whimsical Creatures die cuts.

I had a blast playing with Ken's Color Burst! All that BURST of color!!  Color Burst comes is a powder you gently sprinkle onto watercolor paper. Each bottle is chock full of watercolor powder. You can watch them in action in Ken's video tutorials on YouTube channel.

I sprayed a generous amount of water onto the watercolor paper and then carefully squeezed a small powder puffs of Color Burst. I mean seriously, this was so easy and look at those colors!

I wanted to coordinate the background to Rita's Whimsical Creatures die cuts. So I the Color Burst in lemon yellow, orange, phthalo green, ultramarine blue and violet.
After the colors dried, I sprayed water to create water spots. Love!

Next, I trimmed the watercolor paper to panels to fit a 5" x 5" and 4.25" x 5.5" cards. I used Pink and Main's Magical stamp and die set for the sentiments. I added just a few Rainbow Glossy Dots to each card and some fun twine.

You can see in this closeup what I meant about coordinating the Color Burst background to the image. This cutie has a yellow, bit of green and purple in her hair and the background does too. I adhered her with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam dots for dimension. Love!

This gorgeous creature has blue and purple. So does her background. I die cut the word Magical from the watercolor scraps and glued it the background die cut in black. So loving it!

Please follow Ken Oliver Crafts on Facebook and YouTube. Thank you for visiting! Your next stop of this blog hop is Michelle.

Monday, May 6, 2019

All the Vintage Vibes

I created the vintage card for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. I used Stained Glass Fergus frame and Leafy Swirls and Buds, both will be coming to the shop soon.

Do you ever purchase a paper collection in duplicates? I sure do! Especially Graphic 45 collections. I used G45's Communique on today's card.

At the moment I don't have access to all my fun paints so I used an airbrush to "paint" the Stained Glass Fergus frame. I used a Sharpie adapter and airbrushed the frame with black for full coverage. I used a brown Sharpie on the Leafy Swirls with light airbrushing in black.

The flowers were a bit creamy so I took the brown Sharpie and airbrushed them for a more antique look.
Before adhering the paper, I also airbrushed the edges in brown for a vintage vibe.

Everything on the card got airbrushed. Excluding the typist. I wanted her to pop so I masked her off before airbrushing the edges.

I added a bit of jute on the tag and used pop dots to adhere to the frame and finished it off a bronze matte sequins.

I hope you enjoyed my vintage card and thank you for visiting.

Supply List:
Leafy Swirls and Buds D83L Coming soon
Stained Glass Frame Fergus D83G Coming soon
Graphic 45 Communique
Glue gun
Tape runner
Pop dots

Friday, May 3, 2019

Coffee Loving Mermaid #pinkandmain

I created this card for the Coffee Lovers Spring | Summer Blog Hop featuring Pink and Main products.

I used created a waterfall card using the Pull and Flip die set and of course some fun coffee & tea stamp sets; Mermazing Coffee and Tea-rific.

I used the Rectangle Stitched dies, Thin Fish Banner dies and the Stitched Circle dies to create the base of the card, these add super fun layers to your cards. I adhered the Pull and Flip element to pull from the top of the card. Revealing the cup images from Tea-rific stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment "No one stacks up to you" from Tea-rific on a small Thin Fish Tail die. Super cute!

The last square of the waterfall card is the mermaid from the stamp set Mermaid Coffee along with the sentiment "you me coffee".
I love this interactive coffee card. Thank you for visiting.