Chalking with a Stencil

Rita Barakat has incredible stencils that help you draw faces! I love to chalk everything and anything in my home. I also have a serious crush on anything from the 1980’s. Big hair, scrunchies and neon colors is where it is at! Marvy has come out with some NEW fine tip chalk pins and I knew it was time to merge the three together for an epic art piece! Only thing is I ended up creating three. Once I started I just could not stop!

Crazy Hair

For each piece I wanted to focus on one element of the face. I really like hair! It is my favorite thing to draw (well….the only thing I can draw without help). I wanted the piece to be dramatic and weird. I only added the eye and went crazy with the hair adding in little dots of all the colors through out.

Curly Hair

For this piece I still wanted to have a ton of hair, but have more of the face. When I first added the curls it was far to structured for my liking, so I softened the look with a Q-Tip. Since it is chalk it does erase and leaves a dusty residue if not wiped clean. This is something to keep in mind for shading!

Pucker Up!

Ironically this piece is my very favorite! I am terrified of drawing lips. Even with the stencil I will have to do them at least three times to get them correct. I knew I could easily erase them since I used chalk board paper and chalk markers, so I gave it a try. Once I got her lips done I added in her neck and used my favorite color to create a top. I almost did not add hair, but once again knew I could erase it if I did not like it, so added some.

Final Thoughts:

In conclusion by taking the pressure off of having to get it right because I could erase it I was able to free my creativity and created three awesome pieces. This is a great way to practice your drawing without committing to it. Once you are done you can easily erase it or spray it with hairspray to save it.

This was part of a hop in collaboration with Marvy and Rita Barakat. Please make sure you hop through to see what the other designers did 🙂

Yolie

Michelle

Martha

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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CCB Designer Christmas Blog Hop!

I am super excited to be part of the Christmas Blog hop with fabulous CCB designers from around the world. The inspiration is amazing! I always love to see what everyone came up with. Please find the links to the participating blogs at the end of the post.Some are hosting giveaways so make sure you visit each and leave a comment. Also, make sure you check out the Canvas Corp Brands Website for inspiration and products.

I created a Pin Up Card with the Holly Jolly Line.

 

 

I used Bombshell Stamps from my stash. I was inspired by the sentiments on the Holly Jolly sentiment sheet. This is not the average card. It is a little different in that it is folded to reveal three pin ups. This is how I created the card using one sheet of black 12 by 12 card stock to make this into a 5 by 7.

Cut off a 5 by 12 inch piece of card stock. Trim the other piece to a 7 by 10 inch.

Score the 7 by 10 inch piece in half giving you a base of 5 by 7.

Trim off 1.5 inches from the fron of the card so the back piece peaks through.

Take the 5 by 12 piece and fold it at the 7 inch line.

Place the 5 inch portion of the piece on the back of the card and adhere so it folds like this:

 

 

Once you have the card set up the fun part happens — decorating!

I used three different pin ups that I colored with Copic Markers and used my Scan and cut to trim out. This is “Naughty”.

To give the card some more interest I attached this awesome wax like twine in a bow.

This is nice:

I made sure to use a different piece of pattern paper on the inside of the card since it would show through to the front.

Finally, here is Santa Approved complete with wings to show she really is an angel.

The sentiment is from the same sheet, but I added the tattoo style letters.

 

 

I wanted this card to be a bit on the edgy side. I am super pleased with how it turned out!

Here is the list of hoppers! Make sure you hop through each blog. I am giving away this card on my blog! Every comment left will be entered to win. Giveaway closes on December 8, 2018!

Betz Golden

Mary Cat

Michelle Wells

Karla Yungwirth

Karen Jiles

Ava Gavoski

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

Christmas Tags!

I have been using my stash to make cards — especially for Halloween and Thanksgiving! However, I splurged for Christmas and bought a few things from Canvas Corp Brands.

 I first cut out all the elements from Sentiment sheet to use as embellishments on the tags.

 These large gifts on the mistable paper are darling! I wanted to paint them! I used a few different mists with a paint brush color them in.

For the black based black and white paper I glimmer misted it with several coordinating colors.

 I did the same for the white based sheet.

 As those sheet dried, I trimmed out the presents!

 Once the paper was dry I created my card bases using a tag die. I cut slightly larger tags out of solid card stock to mat the tags on and use as a base.

 Finally the super fun part — assembling the tags! I pulled in a little bit of bling with sequence I had in my stash, but other than that I only used the Jolly Christmas and mists!

 I made a total of 20 festive and very jolly tags!

However, I still had a few bases left over and created my favorite project from this collection — A Santa banner! This will be darling on a large gift!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Halloween ATCs

Happy Halloween! I am sharing with you three sets of ATCs! gypsies makes these incredible file folders that are the perfect size to hold ATCs. Not much is needed on enhance their beauty. 

 I just added a few things from my stash to make them personal, yet still respecting the gorgeous art already present on them.

 I first started with a piece of kraft pattern paper from CCB that had a bunch of great images perfect for ATC (an ATC is a 2.5 by 3.5 piece of paper that you decorate and trade).

 As you can tell, these images are spectacular alone and nothing really is needed. I opted to enhance with foiling.

 I placed the foil with the shiny side up. This is the backside.

 This is the top.

 I placed it in a folded piece of copy paper.

 ….and ran it through my lamination machine.

 The finished cards have just enough sparkle, but not too much.

Here is set one with the file folder:

 Set two:

 Set Three:

 I tied them up with waxed twine and added a sweet charm to each.

These were part of a few Halloween cards I sent out to my crafty friends. I hope they had fun opening them 🙂
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

HUGE Fall Blog Hop!

Hello Friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today. You are in for a treat! Today I am participating in a  MEGA BLOG HOP!!!!!! There are lots of fantastic designers world wide that have come together to showcase terrific fall projects that you can recreate and put your own artistic touches on in your craft room. You have seen a lot of these designers featured on sites like Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies and and Canvas Corp Brands! Do you see a trend? This is the  CCB Fall Blog HOP! Each of these designers have created a project to share with you on their blog. Some are offering prizes, so please hop on through to each blog. If you are inspired would you be so kind as to share the hop with others? We would truly appreciate it!

I am sharing with you a banner I created:

I found a CCB banner kit in my stash that I thought would be perfect for Halloween:
I used the black and white polka dot paper from the kit as a template to create the pieces. I first cut out the smaller piece and traced it 1/4 inch larger on different substrates as a backing:
I misted each piece with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and set them aside to dry:
I used the Halloween Kraft pack to create the smaller pieces of the banner:
I found some wonderful  images from the mini art fall paper pack that I painted with glimmer mist. I loved playing on this paper because it was such a beautifully strong substrate that withstood a lot of water. I waited for everything to dry and assembled the banner. I cut a few canvas strips to sew on to the top of each piece to hang from the rope provided in the kit. To finish it off I found gold chipboard letters that are probably over a decade old in my stash to spell out “SPOOKY”. 

I am giving away a small goodie bag filled with handmade (by me) cards, ATCs and supplies to one lucky winner. All you need to do is subscribe to my blog and leave a comment stating your favorite thing about fall. I will announce a winner on this post OCTOBER 5 2018! 
Please make sure you hop on through to the next blog in the list:
Marie Nicole Designs (Marie Heiderscheit) https://marienicoledesigns.wordpress.com/…/farmhouse-autumn…
Also, make sure you check out the Canvas Corp Brands Shop for all your Fall paper crafting needs here.
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!