Fancy that

Happy Monday! Got a tag I threw together for the More Than Words Mini Challenge (and some other challenges! ) - use the word Fancy!

I cut this out of cardboard and had fun with a stencil, waxes, acrylic pieces, and a lovely, ornate piece from a shallow mould I used from Stamperia. There's also some lacquer affects on the pics I printed out from Gecko Galz!

It's got an old world architectural feel with some colorful fanciness! 

I'm also entering this at STAMPlorationsMixed Media Warriors, and Try It On Tuesday!


Secret message

I've got an interesting little canvas to share with you that uses printed cardboard from CCB as its base. And there's a secret message - can you find it?

I love using cardboard in mixed media - it takes paints well and has interesting texture. And printed cardboard has a little something extra with interesting designs as a backdrop. 

The sprays and embossing powders I used are from Lindy's: Brushed NickelFrozen Jack FrostPegleg Pete PurpleLandlubber GreenPop Rock Purple, and Midnight Violet.  

The tiles on the cardboard reminded me of Germany and Bavaria when I went a few years ago. It paired nicely with the Bavarian girl I used! 

So did you see the message? I used 3 acrylic stones to cover the letters A, R, and T in my stenciling!  


Spring tag

Hello my friends! I do believe Spring is upon us! And I've got a tag to prove it!

This tag used 3 things I love: printed cardboard from CCB, printables from Gecko Galz (I'm a DT for both), and Lindy's!  This printed cardboard with branches is perfect for a Spring tag or project!

And just look at that shimmer from the mists! And my little birdies are embellished with lacquer to give them some dimension. Of course I always do things off the page or chunky style so there had to be a nest!

I'm definitely going to use the different printed cardboards in more projects in the future. They take paints beautifully!

I'm entering this at the TAGPlorations Challenge!


Let It Go

Mid-March already - the time is flying by! I hate to see winter go. I know some of you are shaking your heads at that 😀. But when it's cold and dreary, it's so much easier to stay in and create! So I say let it go!

This is a DT project for Emerald Creek and this month's theme, Ordinary Day (Inspired by Great Big Sea and their Irish Song "Ordinary Day" - show us your best or worst days in a layout, card or art piece).  Let me tell you, this canvas was born out of a mistake. On the underside, it's purple...and it wasn't good. On the top side, it's paste and crackle (that didn't work) and purple. Believe me, it was headed for the trash - not a good day. But like I say: if at first you don't succeed, cover it with grunge and turn it into a good day! 

I love these little plastic boxes to put little trinkets in! And Seth Apter's Baked Textures are a must-have! 

Want more info? Head over to the blog to see more pics and info! And enter our Dare challenge going on this month while you're there! There are fantastic new products in the store, including new Seth Apter releases!


In your Easter bonnet...

We're approaching Easter and CCB has a fun Good For The Creative Soul challenge for the crew members this month! Our task is to use the Spring Showers Collection to make something interesting. My offering this month is this cute little paper maché hat!

I used the chicks and nest of eggs from the fabric panel for the top and the Happy Easter with bunnies pic from the Spring Sayings page for the band. All were colored with various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I also used the gorgeous burlap sheet for the top, brim, and embellishment.

It's a really neat collection with lots of springy graphics and coordinating fabrics to play with. Stop by the blog to see what my 'peeps' on the crew made - wish me luck!