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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Flag Tag



Hello Friends

I wanted to take part in the Unity red white and blue challenge on facebook. So this is what I came up with I will call it the flag tag.  As an immigrant  and a naturalized citizen. I had to do a lot of reading about the history of America for my citizenship test. I guess this is my interpretation about what America means to me.  I used the colours and the stars from the flag. The butterfly represents freedom and the sentiment represents  one nation under God.

I used distress inks to create my background on a kraft tag. I really love to get messy using these inks. I still have rainbow fingers lots of ink that won't come off  ha. I stamped them on to my craft mat and spritzed some water and let the ink do it's thing. I heat set the ink then applied some more until I was happy with the outcome.

I stamped the butterfly on to vellum I used white embossing powder and heat set it. I did the same thing with the sentiment. I did not have any star stamps so I used a my star punch. I punched some stars to create a stencil then embossed them down the side of my tag with white glitter embossing powder.  I glued the butterfly and added some rhinestones. Finally I got some crinkle ribbon and used my distress inks to colour it to match the tag.

I really love the way it turned out. Thanks so much to stopping by.

Mandi xox


Supplies
Stamps - Unity Stamp Company, Something Within & Here Today, Here Tomorrow
Ink - VersaMagic, Distress Inks Fired Brick & Faded Jeans. 
Other - Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Crinkle Ribbon


Challenges 
Tha Kraft Journal 
Artistic Inspirations 
Paper Sweeties 
The Craft Spot 
Cupcake Inspirations 
Friends With Flair
Word Art Wednesday
That Craft Place Challenge
Try It On Tuesday