ProCRAFTINATING Apron

I have to share with you this apron I created with Chalk Couture transfer, chalk ink and Rita Barakat’s new flower Art Foamies. The new Art Foamies are awesome because you can swap out the centers!

First, I used a transfer on the top and stamped the flowers starting from one corner up to the next.

The green stamped image is actually a flower center as well as the pink faces.

To set the ink a hot ironed is pressed on to each image. The setting process takes about 20 minutes. This apron is for crafting and will only get better with age. All the mists and paint drops that are going to make their way onto it will be lovely!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Rita Barakat and Faber Castell Blog Hop!

This blog hop is by far the most anticipated blog hop of the year for me! I adore anything Rita Barakat comes out with and have a crush on Faber Castell. Sadly, I do not have much of Faber Castell in my stash. So, when I found out we were having a hop with them I was over the moon! Faber Castell sent me four different technique based kits to play with and I played with all of them! Though today I am only sharing one — Abstract Art. Don’t worry though because I will be sharing everything over the next couple of months.

Blog Hop List

First, lets get the technicalities out of the way. There are prizes to be won on this hop! In order to qualify for a prize you must leave a comment on each blog and consider subscribing.

Abstract Art

I created three 4 by 6 panels with the Abstract Art Kit and Rita Barakat mermaids. Here is a video of the unboxing of the kit and how to use it: Abstract Art

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Now go hop onto the next!

Rita Barakat

Betz Golden

Martha Lucia Gomez

Yolie
Margie Higuchi

Michelle Renee Wells

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Portable Activity Center

With Summer in full swing you might be taking a vacation or a road trip. If you have little ones those can be boring for them. Today I want to show you an idea you can create that will not only keep your little ones busy on the road, but also stretch your creative muscle!

Busy Box

To create a busy box all you need is an old chocolate box and Rita Barakat’s Magical Theater Book! Simply gesso the box and adhere the scene to the top. This will serve as a place for the play to happen.

I added Glitterific to the edges to make it special!

To create the pieces for the play, pick two or three paper dolls. Assemble them on paper straws.

I added a little glitter to each of the dolls.

Fill the box with different things that compliment the play set.

The box is ready for play! The cool thing is you can not only play with it, but store everything in it.

I would love to know where you are traveling this summer? What was your favorite vacation? What is a place you would like to visit?

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Up Close Art Selfie

Drawing is one of the most challenging things in the art world for me. That is why I am a huge fan of Rita Barakat’s stencils! I have used them on everything from paper to ceramics. Once you get the trace marks down you can pretty much add whatever you want to it to make your drawing unique.

Another thing I like to do with them is just focus on one area of the stencil on a smaller substrate. For this project I created a selfie of my favorite feature.

I used liquid glass (Glossy Accents) on the eye and stickles through out the hair. A the base of the hair color burst was added! And, yes, I defidently exaggerated my hair color. I do have red undertones thanks to my stylists, but this is art so I really amped that up!

Challenge

Here is your challenge: create an up close art selfie. Pick your favorite feature and create it without a photograph. You can use a photgraph as a reference, but don’t use the photograph as your selfie. Once you create it upload it in the Rise and Shine group with Rita Barakat. The challenge is open through the month of July! Make sure you tag me so I can see. On August 1 I will pick one winner to send a few goodies too 😉

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

No Prob-Llama With a Twist!

The No Prob-llama stamp set is so fun! It is a perfect excuse to use bright colors. I created two projects with it this month. The first is a twist on a traditional Birthday card. Instead of using paper I used a Birch Clear Scrap mini album. The added Color Burst was just right for the background. The glittered cupcake gave it just enough sparkle to complete the front.

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For the inside of the card I added a fun fringe using Rinea Foiled Paper .

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Here is a video on how to create the card:



One thing that I am trying to do with each stamp set I get is create an ATC. By working on such a small substrate it is fast and really stretches my creativity! I also tend to remember the stamp set down the road. Usually if I get a new stamp and stash it I forget about it and it never gets played with. By playing with it right away it is like it is etched in my brain that I have it and am more likely to use it again! Hopefully several times. 

Here is the fun ATC  I created with this stamp set:

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Here is the video on how I created it:

This stamp set was a lot of fun to create with! I encourage you to create an ATC with a new stamp set and share it in the Joy Clair group on Facebook. Please tag me in it! I would love to see!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz Golden