Thursday, April 20, 2017

Infusion color play cards and so proud to have my canvas selected!

A short post this morning,sharing a couple of cards I recently made using my Infusions.
The cards were stamped with embossing ink and clear embossing powder.
next I went on to my color play with Infusions. These powdered gems just amaze me with the gorgeous colors they make!

 a quick share here...
you may remember,a few weeks back I posted this canvas
My canvas came in second place in the contest that Sandra Everetson's Relics & Artifacts Tribe, had up on FaceBook.
First place went to the brilliant canvas 
JulieAnn Lee created.Congrats my friend!💜

and here are my treasured winnings!
Have a great day!
 Will be back again soon,working in the studio and having fun!

Joining in the fun over at Emerald Creek Dares
This month's challenge is DOUBLE DUTY
My cards can be used for Mother's Day or Thank You's or even get well(triple duty?)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

'beautiful adventure' Journal page

More journal play today~
Stamping out one of Lynne Perrella's ladies, I cut off her bottom and added a mermaid tail fin from Laura Carson

  This all started out when I pulled a jar of paint out to use and found that it had turned thick! Well, it was still pliable as I pulled it from the jar, and I could not bring myself to throw it away! Hoarder!

So what I did was take those blobs of paint and spread them onto my page for texture.
 here you can see the beautiful mica pigment that came out of the blob once i added some water and pulled the color across the page
I added some circles I cut with my new die and could not bear to throw away the wax paper rings that came out with my cuts,so I added those as well,topped with Liquidglass
stenciled here with some clear embossing paste using sealife stencils. Also added chipboard seaweeds and sea life strip across the bottom.
finally,I added my 'beautiful adventure' die cuts
 Hoping your Sunday morning is as beautiful as mine is
thank you for your visit
Jackie ")

Happy to link up with these fab challenges!
Dark Brown-shell in hand,Blue-whole page,White-wording die cuts

April Challenge~Backgrounds 
using old paint,stencils and embossing paste for my
 texturous (new word I made up!)background

beautiful adventure is a magical mystery tour for sure! 

April 2017 Anything Goes Challenge 

Products used:
Strathmore Mixed Media Journal
old paint~Viva Precious Metal Effect Paint in Turquoise
TimHoltz/Sizzix Thinlits Die~adventure
Sizzix Framelits Die~Circles
Sealife Stencils~Tattered Angels

Thursday, April 6, 2017

a bit of Marie extravagance and more fun!

 Today I have the Marie shrines to share
 that Sherie and I made on our visit a few weeks ago.
 Sherie's is the gorgeous Marie in pink on the left,
along with her vintage jewels and gold lion.

And the Marie in Monet Blue on the right is mine.
 As you may know,Marie was all about the glitter and gold and the latest fashions!
Some say that "Fashion" was born in France,
along with Marie,Louie and their court.
and as for the most popular"Let them Eat Cake" phrase,Marie actually never said that of the peasants; although she might have thought it!
 We still like to imagine she did and love to add sweet cakes and desserts to her array of treasures!

the bits and bobs used are from various places and came from my hoard stash!
These shrines were such fun to make as I love working in miniature and also playing with paper dolls!
💜💜Thanks again Sherie for all the wonderful playtime! 💜💜
 Hope you enjoyed the share of Marie extravagance,
now go Eat some Cake!!

Next up to share is a beautiful pin,an artist friend created and sent to me~Sue Marrazzo~
Sue is a mixed media artist and teacher and does some of the most gorgeous canvases! 
I have added her link below
 Mixed media art pin by Sue Marrazzo

and finally for today...
 This fab package of goodies I received in the mail from another artist friend and blogger Brenda Brown.
 Brenda had a giveaway on her blog recently and I was the lucky random draw for this Tim Holtz die!
  Not only did she send my prize but all the other goodies in the photo above... and
 she included this gorgeous tag she created! 
Thank you Brenda~I just LOVE it!!

So happy you came by today~
I do hope you had a pleasant visit!
Jackie ")

Links to products:
Shrine kits,Marie digitals,Fleur-de-lis,corner scrolls~
Moments Alterations Die,Stickles~Ranger/Tim Holtz