Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scrabbook Divas Challenge

I just joined Creative Scrapbooking Divas challenge for July. It's creating a 12x12 lay-out without any pattern paper. This page has ink and UTEE around the edges of the pictures as well as the page. I just joined the fun at this web-site and still getting to know everyone. Check it out for several challenges each month, galleries, ideas and other blogger friends.

This is my other babe. I just love little fingers and toes!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My First Canvas Paintings

I had these wonderful stone leaves that were meant for incense burning but wanted to do something clever with them for my bathroom which is decorated in leaves, stone-like pictures and a hint of dragonflies.
My Brother,Scott has a great technique for getting this tree-like texture on canvas. Check out his blog for his fun designs on a much bigger scale. So I had to try it. I kept layering colors and exposing underlying colors until I was happy with the outcome, which takes me forever!

Here are the 5x7's before attaching the leaves. Thanks for inspiring me Scott! It was fun.

The funny part about the hint of purple...I was touching up colors on the deck table while the kids were painting with their watercolors. My 6yr old splashed her purple over onto my canvas. While trying to wipe it off, I realized it looked great. She was pretty proud to help me out with the final touches.

Glass Tag Embellishment

While I had the epoxy out to attach the leaves, I couldn't let the extra go to waste. I was able to quickly make another glass tag before it started to set. Phew, that was close. If you look closely, you will see some sparkle on the left lower edge and the top portion. For this, I splattered perfect pearls onto the wet epoxy with a small dry brush.
See similiar tags for sale on my ETSY on my sidebar.