Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Perfect Work of Art

Hey there crafty friends! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. Between my trip to Florida and a couple of busy work weeks, there just hasn't been enough time in the day to create much. I have squeezed in a little time the last few days to work on some digital scrapbooking. 

For this page, I used a new kit called Gypsy from The Lily Pad on this page. Love the bright colors, the paisley papers, the flowers and the feathers! 

I've been playing around with some different techniques on and then created the scrapbook pages in the My Memories program. 

Both pages feature my sweet granddaughter Elizabeth. She is growing up way too fast. This year she starts kindergarten!! Time please slow down!

School starts back here in just three weeks and I think even though the summer has been nice to sleep a little late, it will be good to get back on a good schedule. My son Dakota will be a senior this year! Again, time needs to slow down! He's excited to go back to school. I think he's tired of cleaning house and mowing grass. lol

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon to share more fun pages.
Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Grayson & the Dinosaurs

Hey again crafty friends! I hope you are doing well :) I am on my last day in Florida visiting the bestest artsy friend and her family. It has been a trip to remember. I will post pictures of sunrises and junk shop goodies that we found soon.
Today, I'm sharing two digital pages I created of/for my grandson Grayson who loves dinosaurs. When I ran across this cute dinosaur digital kit, I had to have it! I found it on The Digi Chick by Sweet Digi Scraps Designs.

This is Grayson pretending to look through binoculars.
Could he be looking for dinosaurs? He is such a ham!

I created this so I can print it off and frame it for his room.
I think I'm going to use this kit to also make some cards for him. I am pretty sure he would love a dinosaur birthday card! Although his birthday was in April, lol. Maybe next year. Or perhaps dinosaurs wear Santa hats and decorate Christmas trees? Ahh yes! Christmas cards with dinosaurs on them! He. Would. Love. It!

I will share more creations soon, including a cool new paint technique that Kristie taught me while I was here this week. It's called acrylic pouring and the results are so cool!!!

What have you created lately? I would love to see!

Until next time.....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tyvek®. What It It and What Do You Do With It?

Hey there crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I am actually in Florida visiting my awesome art friend Kristie this week. I have missed her so much and we finally just get to hang out and make art :) Something I have been working with recently is Tyvek®. What is Tyvek® you ask? It is a product by Dupont™ and according to Wikipedia, Tyvek® is flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers, a synthetic material. I have been using Tyvek envelopes from the post office and painting them with acrylic paints. Today, I used Art Anthology paints to create some pretty amazing beads and even a cool looking rose. Check these out.....

Gold on the outside and then used strips of a plastic candy
wrapper to create the green/gold band around the center.

Pink with Gold. Love how the Art Anthology paint cracks
on the Tyvek when heated.

This rose was an experiment. I like how it turned out.

I have been experimenting with different types of paint and really like the appearance of the cracks in the Art Anthology paints. It looks somewhat antique to me. You know, like chippy paint. I usually paint one side of the Tyvek with a metallic paint and the other side with at least one other color. Both sets of beads and the rose were made from the same sheet with Gold metallic on one side and half pink, half orange on the other side. For the beads, I cut it in strips, wrapped them around a dowel and heat with a heat gun until I liked the consistency. For the rose, I started with a loose bead and began wrapping layers of petal shapes around the bead, heating each layer until I got the size and look I wanted. So. Much. Fun!!!

So now that you know what Tyvek is and sort of have a sense of what you can do with it, go give it a try!!! I would love to see what you create!!

That's all from me tonight. I'll be back soon with more artsy stuff! Until next time...

Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!