Friday, July 18, 2014

Pretty Pastel Jars


Hello Friends

I have been collecting a lot of jars lately. Every time I would finish something in a jar I thought oh I will just keep and do something with it later. I had several of these beet jars piling up. So I wanted to make a little row of pastel coloured jars for my shelves. This is what they looked like before I upcycled them.


Excuse the picture it was taken late last night. I remembered to take it while I was soaking them to take the labels off.   I picked really light pastel colours they look almost like milk paint,which I love the look of. Once the jars were dried off I poured acrylic paint in to each one. Then turned them upside down and let the paint run out.


While that was going on I cut strips of 2 inch light weight card to create labels.  I painted them the same colours.


 Next I painted the lids with 2 coats of white paint. Then once they were dry I painted a circle of colour on each one.  I then took my stamps that are from the Angie Bloom kit called Angie Girl - Dream With Your Heart.  I used just the flowers and stamped each strip with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I did the same with the lids I embossed a couple of flowers on top of the lids.I tied some ribbon and added some tiny pearls to the labels to complete my project. How pretty do they look? I love them they are going to sit right on my craft shelves.


Thanks so much for stopping by have a great weekend

Mandi xx

Supplies 
Stamps - Unity Stamp Company - Angie Girl.
Ink - VersaMark
Other -  Glass Jars, Acrylic Paint, White Embossing Powder, Tiny pearls, Ribbon,

Challenges 
 Friends With Flair
Artistic Inspirations  
Anything But A Card 


Everything Resides In Hope


Happy Friday Friends

I hope you are all well :)  I made this quick card for Friends With Flair today.  Don't you love those butterflies?? As you know I am addicted to butterflies. This is one of my newest stamps to add to that collection. I used my watercolour paints to colour them shades of pink and purple. The stamp set is from Unity of course it is called Everything Resides In Hope. I kept the card really simple as I think those butterflies speak for themselves.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for visiting :)

 Mandi xox

Challenges
Sister Act Card Challenge
Artistic Inspirations
Word Art Wednesday
Love to Scrap
Crafting From The Heart
Pumpkin Spice

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beautiful Soul



Hello Friends

I hope you are all having a great week :) I got this stamp in the mail yesterday and I just had to make something with her. How lovely is she??  I actually just bought it for the sentiment and I really was not to sure about the actual girl stamp. But after stamping away I JUST LOVE HER. I totally went rock chick on her and gave her a tattoo and a lovely silver heart necklace ha. Which is really an extension chain that I cut down and glued on. I have some left over from my jewellery making days. The colour scheme I used is from this months Be Inspired Challenge over at Unity.


 I basically stamped her and heat embossed her with black embossing powder. Then used my watercolour paints and coloured her. The background was made separately with my distress inks and water. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine ink and then cut out and glued the girl to the background.



I hope you like my beautiful soul rock chick. Thanks so much for stopping by

Mandi xox

Stamps Unity Stamp Company -Beautiful Soul & All About Hope
Inks - VersaMark, VersaFine Black Onyx,  Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Concord Grape & Mowed Lawn
Other - Watercolour Paints, Extension Chain, Wow Black Embossing Powder.

Challenges
 Simon Says Stamp Monday - Face

Monday, July 14, 2014

Begin Each Day


Hello Friends

I have spent today cleaning out my crafts and organizing my stamps. I came across this stamp of the girl with the heart shaped hands. I love her and totally forgot I had her.  So I just had to make another emboss resist card.

This is so easy I just stamped my images and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I heat set them then go out my distress inks and coloured away.  I trimmed the card down and added it to a white card base and trimmed it with some sequins.

How easy is that? Ok now I need to get back to my cleaning until I find another stamp I forgot I had.

Have a great day thanks for stopping by.

Mandi xox





Stamps - Unity Stamp Company, Strength & Dignity KOTM. Serenity Fashionista. 
Inks - VersaMark, Distress Ink Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean
Other - Wow White Embossing Powder.  Sequins

Challenges 
 Craft Stamper - Take It, Make It

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dream Feather



Hello Friends

I wanted to make another quick embossing resist project for the Make It, Take It Challenge over at the Craft Stamper blog.

I went with another tag for this one. The colours were inspired by the flowers in my yard. Purple and hot pink what a great combination. I heat embossed the sentiment and image with white embossing powder. Next I used two distress inks. I swiped them on to my craft mat and spritzed them with water then just let the tag pick up the colours. I coloured some ribbon with the same inks to match the tag.

 I absolutely love working with distress inks the colours stay so vibrant and you never get the outcome twice.

Thanks so much for visiting

Mandi xox

Stamps - Unity Stamp Company, Feather Flight
Inks - Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry & Concord Grape. VersaMark
Other - Ribbon 

Challenges
Love To Scrap
Try It On Tuesday
613 Avenue Create



Friday, July 11, 2014

Soft Flower



Hello Friends

I got some new stamps a few weeks ago and have not yet inked them up. So I decided to break them out today. I absolutely love this flower stamp. It is called Donna Poppy Bkgrnd. It actually has 3 big flowers on it but I masked two of them off as I just wanted this single flower on my tag.

I used the embossing resist technique on this tag. I stamped the image and sentiment with VersaMark Ink. Then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next with a small brush I applied distress inks mixed with water to colour it. I love how the water reacts with the ink you always get a surprise background as it never dries the same way twice.


While the tag was drying I coloured some crinkle ribbon pink using the same Spun Sugar Distress Ink I used on the flower. Finally I added some pink rhinestones and tied the ribbon to finish .

I love the way this tag came out the colours are so soft. I think it is one of my favourites.

 Thanks so much for visiting

Mandi xox

Stamps - Unity Stamp Company, Donna Poppy Bkgrd, Create & Imagine It
Inks - VersaMark, Distress Ink - Broken China, Spun Sugar & Bundled Sage
Other - Wow White Embossing Powder, Crinkle Ribbon & Rhinestones. 

Challenges
Craft Stamper - Take It, Make It 
Friends With Flair 
Try It On Tuesday
Word Art Wednesday
Craft For The Craic 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Anne Shirley - Tomorrow


Hello Friends

I hope you are all having a good week. I wanted to make something for this month's Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge. This month you have to use the embossing resist technique. If you know me you know I LOVE to emboss. So much so that I had to go and get a new heat tool this week. My old one was dying!! 

Anyway on to my card. I absolutely LOVE Anne of Green Gables. I still have the DVDs and all the books I was gifted many years ago. I have yet to make my trip to Prince Edward Island but it is on my list to do so. I picked up this book at the dollar store month's ago. I wanted to use it more for quotes for my cards. But then I got the idea to rip out a page and actually stamp on it.



I first stuck the page to a piece of card then very lightly went over it with gesso. I then stamped my images and heat embossed them with white and silver embossing powder.  I would usually wipe the excess embossing powder away with a small brush. But I wanted that messy kind of sea spray look you get when you little bits behind. I heat set it and left it to cool.  Next I took 3 different distress inks and wiped them on to my craft mat.


I added a little water and then just worked the ink on to my card. I built up the colour until I had the look I wanted. Then wiped off the ink from the embossed areas to leave clean images.


Once it was dry I added some tiny butterflies. I then typed up the quote from Anne herself and printed it out. I wanted it on white paper and not the the yellow book paper or I would have used it from the book. I cut it out and glued it on the card then mounted it to a white card base. I really like the way it turned out. Thanks so much for visiting.

Mandi xox

Stamps - Unity Stamp Company - Insightful Meadows, Angie Girl Dream With Your heart & Imagine It
Ink - VersaMark, Ranger Distress Ink, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers & Broken China.
Other - Wow Embossing Powder White & Silver, Tiny Gem Stones, Martha Stewart Punched Butterflies.

Challenges
Mixed Media - Touch of Nature
Friends With Flair
Crafters Cafe