Owl be seeing you....

In anticipation of my upcoming break, I've finally pulled out my wooden owl shape I've had in the closet for months & gave it some life! My last project for a little bit. But I'm taking my journals & water colors with me so 'hoo' knows - I might post something from the road. And while I'm being a slob, don't forget about the big giveaway - share & win!  Until then....'owl' be seeing you 🦉....


Something old, something new...

Hello, my lovelies!  I'm going to be starting my DT duties with EyeConnect Crafts in May, doing projects every other month! So I thought I'd show you a little project I did for CCB using their products in conjunction with EyeConnect!

I did a a Something Old, Something New project using an EyeConnect Large Lace-up Heart  - I love these lace-ups! 

I used an art panel that I covered with 7 Gypsies American Vintage State Plates paper and Lace trimmings.  I layered some sisal on top of a torn piece of Fluted Kraft paper spritzed with Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist.

My favorite part is the heart! I had an old sepia photo of siblings that I cut to fit the heart. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze & Glam in SaffronSweet Pea, and Grandma's House. I then laced up the 2 pieces of the heart with string. I love the affect!

CCB worked great together with EyeConnect!  And the lace-ups are really versatile: you can use eyelets or brads to make the parts moveable or lace them up with wire, trim, string for a different look. You can use your CCB sprays and papers on them - so many combinations and styles!

My 1st official EyeConnect post won't be until May so stay tuned!


A giveaway is coming....

...BUT - it's dependent on YOU!! I'd love to reach more people & you, my lurkers and already followers, can help me with that. Hitting 100 would be awesome sauce - I know, a lofty goal. 🙄 But really, I'm shooting for 75, nearly double the current number.

So here's the deal: share my blog and this post on FB, Instagram, Pinterest - wherever your electronic trail takes you!  I'll watch my numbers and when I hit 75 - BAM! I'll be giving away 75 items from my stash - from paper to ephemera to doo-dads!  To help you, here's the link to this post (https://goo.gl/DdwmTT) and a graphic you can share!

If you're reading this post because somebody shared it - welcome! To follow, just find the group of pretty followers about mid-way down the left column and click FOLLOW! You might also want to sign up for emails to be notified when a new post goes live! And that will be handy because when I hit 75, I'll be drawing the lucky winner from amongst all the followers & posting the winner so you'll want to know if it's YOU!

Thanks to everyone who's reading this and who will be reading it in the future - good luck!


Flutter By ATC

My latest post is up on the Blank Page Muse Blog! Here's a sneak peek - click the link to see the full post with step-by-steps & all the pics!

Blank Page Muse: Love of Butterflies Stamp Set
Blank Page Muse:  Barbed Wire Brick Wall Background

And don't forget to enter our monthly challenges to win some great prizes & join the Blank Page Muse Stamps Fan Group 


Collect beautiful moments

Lately, I seem to be all about color and I'm usually a grungy, dark crafter. This month, Lindy's March Challenge is all about Spring color!

Besides mixed media and journaling, I love photography - weird angles, faces, creepy. I had taken a pic of myself a couple years back & overlayed a colorful feathers pic over it which I thought looked cool. And that's what I used as a base on the back cover of my naked kraft journal from Canvas Corp!

 The colors - oh my! Pop, pop, pop!

I used Bells of Ireland GreenSweet Violet Purple TealTibetan Poppy Teal, and Yellow Rose of Texas - with the 2-tone colors, you get a great palette of colors for Spring!

And I added a couple of resin faces I recently cast - the sprays are fantastic on those!

The way everything pools & the colors separate - some of it reminded me of overhead pics of colorful oceans and geysers that you see. I'll just let the pics do the talking....

I hope your eyes are adjusting after that! 😎


Gilded ATC diptych

Hey everyone! It's challenge time again at The Blank Page Muse Stamps!  This month's theme is ATC!  The challenge goes live on 10 Mar and runs through 8 Apr so get your thinking caps on and enter!

For this challenge, I've made this interesting gilded diptych.

Supplies Used:

The Blank Page Muse Stamps: Angel Pocket Watch Collage
Gilding Flakes
Gilding Glue
Black ATC cards
Washi Tape
Inkssentials Rub-It Scrub-It Pad
Blending Foam
Wax Paper

1.  Put some gilding glue on wax paper & pounce it onto your stamp, then lay the ATCs on top, pressing down firmly.

2.  Remove the ATCs & give them a couple minutes to get tacky; the glue has a bluish tint to it so don't be alarmed! While waiting, clean your stamp off with water - the glue is really sticky & you don't want it drying & gunking up your stamp. 

3.  Take a pinch of your flakes & sprinkle around the ATCs. It's important to not have a fan on or a draft - these flakes will be everywhere otherwise! Gently swirl the scrub-it pad over the flakes to get them set on the ink. Like embossing powder, the extras can be put back in the jar.

4.  Once you get the extras cleaned up off your ATCs & workspace, put your diptych together with washi tape on the back. 

And now - proudly display your masterpiece! 

The colors of gilding flakes are just gorgeous against black!

So now it's your turn - what will you create?  Come check out what my other DT pals have created for inspiration.  Share your lovelies at the blog on 10 March - you could win some great prizes! - and on our Blank Page Muse Stamps Fan Group !


Gypsy Wings

I'm up on the Canvas Corp Brands blog with a Wings on Wednesday project - here's a sneak peek!

Do you see a little gypsy in a bottle? 😗