Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rustic Vintage Formal Dress ~ Watercolor ACEO

This is the first thing I painted in the last few weeks. A rustic looking vintage formal dress, painted in watercolor. You can purchase this ACEO HERE...

Title: Rustic Vintage Formal Dress
Date: December 12, 2014
Type: ACEO

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Round Robin #24

Here is my latest stitching for the Round Robin swap. The theme for this sampler is "Sweet Treats". I chose a cupcake from the Cross Stitch Crazy magazine.

Round Robin #24

Source: Cross Stitch Crazy magazine
February 2012/Issue 160 (Page 59, 60)

Title: Cupcake
Date Completed my Section: December 1, 2014
Theme: Sweet Treats

Until next time... Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Handmade Art Postcard - Fall Theme

Here is the postcard I created for the Handmade Art Postcard - Fall Theme swap. It was created using watercolor paints, salt, and an actual leaf.

  • Cut 140# Watercolor Paper to 4" x 6" size.
  • Cut out the Black & Craft Postcard from Canvas Corp. the same size. (Or you can use the other side of the watercolor paper to write on.
  • Glue the the 2 papers together and place between 2 heavy books to dry flat.
  • Sponge paint the whole card with watercolor paints.
  • Put some salt on it while it's wet and let dry.
  • Scrape off the dry salt and see the effect.
  • Place a leaf on top and blot around the edges with watercolor paints and a paintbrush.
  • Remove the leaf and paint in the veins with a pointy paintbrush. Let fully dry.
  • Spray on some sealant. Let dry.
  • Brush on some gloss medium. Let dry.
  • Now you ready to write on and send you Postcard. 
Swap: Handmade Art Postcard - Fall Theme
Date: November 21, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

30 ACEO's in 30 Days

Sorry that I have been MIA for the past month. I was part of a fun contest that I participated in a group on Facebook.... 30 ACEO's in 30 Days. So much fun. Holiday Theme.... Any holidays from November 1st to January 1st. The next contest will be in January.

Here is the award I won for sticking with it for all 30 days...

You can find these ACEO's for sale on ebay.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cricut Cute Halloween Bookmark

For the upcoming holiday.... Halloween... I decided to whip out my CRICUT machine and create a fun bookmark with it. What do you think? I know... Very unusual size and shape for a bookmark. Key point in all this... it was FUN.

Swap: Cricut Cute Halloween Bookmark
Date: October 18, 2014

Happy Halloween.... Happy Harvest....