Monday, August 25, 2014

More cards from my Deck of Art….

What a wonderful Monday!
The kids started back today, I have almost full use of my arm again,
I get to create uninterrupted.
Whoo Hoo!

Sharing some more cards from my Deck of Art today.
They are all created on playing card bases.
These are so fun and quick to do, allowing for major impact with little time loss.

The first one sharing is along the same lines as my previous ones.
Both in color and the heart theme, it was halfway done when I had my accident and has been sitting lost and forgotten on my desk until now.
The next 3 all have the same bird theme. 
Years ago I bought this collage sheet with funky bird/people/objects on it.
These cards were created using the last 3 images from the sheet.
I can't help but smile when I look at them.

There are words and rub ons from Tim Holtz.

Distress Paints were used to create the background colors.
I love how you can just rub them on and then use a paper towel to limit and blend the colors.
Little bits of Washii tape leftover from a back to school craft finished them off.

Here is the pile all together.
Oh this makes me so happy.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 14…and a blog hop with Altered Pages!

It's time for another challenge at

Challenge 14:
                                                                       Button it Up!
     Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Altered Pages!

ALTERING YOUR CREATIVITY, that's what we believe in at Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen. We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums, so dive in and have fun with this challenge. Both Design Teams are creating inspiring works to spark you into creating too! Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let's GO.

This is my creation.
An art journal page created on a base of canvas cloth.
The images, stamps, tag and sewing tissue paper are all from Altered Pages.

Glimmer mist and burlap are from Canvas Corp.
I love how the Glimmer mist from Tattered Angels covers the Modeling Paste.

Buttons from my very large stash.

Close up of some of the paste colored with the mist and the top of the tag that I cut off and then sewed onto the bottom or the page.
Love the combination of fabric, paper, paste and buttons.

Some of the collage images used
all from Altered Pages.

Pattern paper, collage images, tag and stamps: Altered Pages
Burlap, Glimmer Mist: Canvas Corp
Gesso, Modeling Paste: Liquitex
Ink: Ranger

This is a special week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.
Not only do I get to share what the other DT members have created with you, but we are also hopping with the fabulous team over at Altered Pages.
There is a ton of absolutely amazing projects for you to check out.
Once you are done hopping make sure to head back over to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog and link up your Button project.
You have 2 weeks!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 13!!!!! Let's Cycle….Up-Cycle That Is!

I'm back!
After 4 weeks of being unable to craft with a partially separated shoulder 
I am back to creating again (though I did need a little help from the 7 year old).

Just in time too because it's time for another challenge from

Challenge 13
                                                         Let's Cycle...Up-Cycle That Is!
Being frugal and going green is what it's all about. Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard. Most craft hoarders also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that. Our mantra is, "I can MAKE something with that!" Now is your chance! Up-cycle!

This month we are lucky to be sponsored by 2 of my favorite companies:
Here is my creation.
A 6x 12 canvas where I up-cycled many things, using them as part of my canvas, or as stamping elements.
Keep scrolling as I show you a step by step on how I created this piece.

Paper, Tag, Packaging: Canvas Corp
Glimmer Mist, Stained Glass Glaze & Key: Tattered Angels
Stencil: Stencil Girl Stencils
Collage Image: Crafty Secrets
Acrylic paint: Golden
Gesso: Liquitex
Other: Window Screen, Bottle cap, dry cleaning tag, book text, cardboard, Doily, Tulle from a Halloween costume

Here begins a step by step:
First I covered a Canvas Panel with a piece of Canvas Corp paper.
I love the graphic black and white of this, to tone down it in some spots I scraped a bit of Gesso over it.
I misted randomly with Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels (a Canvas Corp company)
in Trunk Bay.

Randomly applied some old book text.

Using a scrap piece of window screen I painted black Acrylic Paint through it.
I didn't worry about being heavy in spots and light in others, it all evens out.

Added some polka dotted packaging from a Canvas Corp package of tags.
Worked well in keeping with the black and white from the paper and paint.

I used some Stained Glass Glazing Medium from Tattered Angels 
and a stencil from Stencil Girl stencils to add another layer of color.
The medium is fairly translucent and added just the right amount of color and pattern.

A tag from Canvas Corp and a piece of cardboard misted with the same color
Glimmer Mist as is on the background were layered on.

Collage image from Crafty Secrets.
How fun is this vintage image?
Then some stamping with a bottle cap and Acrylic Paint to add another layer.

A doily from a cookie treat was cut up and added.
Some Rub Ons from Kaisercraft to help bust my stash.

Here you can see the addition of a dry cleaning tag and lots of little Prima flowers, colored with th same mist again.

The tulle came off an old Halloween costume that no longer fit.
Perfect addition to my canvas.

Challnege 13 is sponsored by:
Canvas Corp, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier. Canvas Corp manufactures and distributes a line of craft, scrapbooking and home decor basics under the brand name Canvas Home Basics. Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer great basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets. Joining the Canvas Corp umbrella of brands was BagWorks and 7gypsies in 2011 and the newest member of the brand team is Tattered Angels who joined in 2012.
Altered Pages Mission: We will offer quality products and instruction to assist the art community's quest for creativity. Happiness draws on positive actions, kind deeds, and a helpful attitude. A friend is one who blesses you with love, strengthens you with prayers, and encourages you with hope.
Link up your Up-Cycled project with 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous for a chance to win this prize pack.

And last but most definitely not least .
Make sure to visits the Design Team and see how they have up-cycled for this project.