Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Celebrate National Breast Cancer Month



Hi,
I am over at the Art Anthology Blog today.  I created an 8x8 canvas for our challenge this month with the AA design team.

My canvas is inspired by my friends that have had breast cancer and how very strong they were throughout their healing process.  They are confident, strong women and I am very thankful I have such awesome ladies in my life.

This is for you Michelle and Christine.  Love you girls.

 
Thank you for stopping by today.  Please go on over to the Art Anthology Blog and see more photos of my canvas and also what the other DT ladies have created for you this month.
 
Happy Scrapping ...
 
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 Art Anthology Products Used:
 
Velvet: Cotton, Colorations: Patience, Raider, Sandcastle, Glorious, Heart, Hottie, Timeless,  Sorbet: Big Dip O Ruby,  Dimensional Crystal:  Peony, Blizzard, Guava  Stencil: Meridian

Other Product Used:
Helmar, Martha Stewart, Bazzill, 

Monday, October 06, 2014

My First Post on the Helmar Design Team



Hi!  I am very excited today to have my first post for the Helmar Design Team over at the blog.  I have been  using Helmar Adhesive Products forever and am loving the fact that I am on their newest design team.

Please go over to the Helmar blog and check out my cute Halloween card.  I posted lots of  step-out photos of how I created my mummy.



Thank you for stopping by, and happy scrapping.



 
Helmar Products Used:
 
Other Products Used:


Art Anthology Colorations, Bazzill cardstock, canvas, google eyes, colorbox, Little Yellow Bicycle

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BOY Play and Leaky Shed Studio



Hi, I have my page featured over at Leaky Shed Studio.  Please go on over and take a look.

So I ran across this picture of my nephew Kit when he was around 4.  My sisters and I were at our neighborhood park in S. California.  We took some photos of our children and I thought this picture of my nephew is so dang cute that I had to use it for a layout.

 
The first thing I did besides picking out my photo was to figure out the colors I wanted to use.  I chose brown to give the layout a "boy" look, I chose yellow to bring out the "duck" in my photo and I added gold to soften the dark brown.  Next I chose my Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces.
 
BOY spelled out using the Leaky Shed Studio Alphabet:
 
 
 
 
 
 
I painted the letters black with acrylic paint.  After it was dry I layered on Tim Holtz Rock Candy to distress and crackle the words.  I used extra Rock Candy and put a heat gun to it.  The Rock Candy is more subtle than the Ranger "crackle" paint which is white.  I then added a Leaky Shed Studio gear to the "O" for a little more pizzazz.  





 
For the Putman Bird I reversed the direction and painted a base coat of white acrylic.  Then I used a semi thick brush to "glob" the tip of my brush against the chipboard.  This method gave me a thicker layer and I think it made it look "softer" than a regular brush stroke.  So I painted the bird belly yellow to match the "duck" that my nephew was riding.  I then added a layer of gold that bled into the yellow and gave more of transition to the black top "feathers" of the bird.  After which, I added lots of Rock Candy and heat to crackle the paint

 
 
 
For the gears I first painted them metallic gold.  Then I slowly added Stampendous mica gold pieces.

 
 
 I hope you enjoyed my layout today, thank you for stopping by, happy scrapping
 
 
Leaky Shed Studio Products Used:
Fancy Cap Alpha
Putman Bird
Gear Set
 
Other Products Used:
Deco Art, Ranger Industries, Prima Marketing, I am Roses, Outlet Eyelets, Colorbox, Zutter, Buttons Galore, American Crafts, Stampendous Mica Paper Trunk


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mandala Art Jar with Art Anthology



Hi, today my mandala is being featured over at Art Anthology!  Please go on over to their blog for more views and start to finish photos of my process.  Also while you are there check out the other Mandala's that were created by my design team peeps.

Every month at Art Anthology we have a theme challenge.  So of course this month was mandalas.  Well I've never drawn a mandala and also, I wanted to do some thing "out of the box" or jar in this case.

 
 
I specifically made a jar because I am currently redecorating my scrap room.  I now hold all my paint brushes in a coffee mug.  I wanted to create something pretty to put my paint brushes in so this seemed the perfect opportunity.
 
Hope you enjoyed my interpretation of the Mandala Challenge at Art Anthology and thank you for stopping by.
 
 


Art Anthology Product Used: 
 
Sorbet:  Viridian, Velvet: Aloha; Colorations: Peacock Feathers, Waimea Bay; Dimensional Crystal:  Java
 
Other Product Used: 
Helmar, FolkArt, Jewels, Wire, Mason Jar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Animal Collection Kitty Cats with Leaky Shed Studio


Hi,

My two page layout of my kitty cat "Scrappy-Doo" is being featured over at Leaky Shed Studio.  I enjoyed custom painting my cat chipboards to make them look like my cat.

I used Leaky Shed Studio:

Pawing Cat
Leaping Cat

 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Leaky Shed Product Used:
Cat Pawing
Cat Leaping
 
Other Product Used:
Buttons Galore, Bazzill, vellum, My Minds Eye, Doodlebug

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ReVamping my Kitsnbitscraps Etsy Store ON SALE




Hi All

I have decided to renovate my craft room which led me to rethink my Etsy store Kitsnbitscraps.  I am putting the entire store on SALE!

Please go visit Kitsnbitscraps for scrapbook supplies.  I have changed my categories from supply based to on sale base.  So now the sections read anywhere from 25% to 75% discounts.

I have Page Kits, paper pads, lots of stamps, stickers, craft books and embellishments all ON SALE.

I also decided to open up a second Etsy store with just my handmade items such as albums, canvas art, cards etc.

Please take a look when you get a chance.

Kitsnbitscraps for scrapbooking supplies

KitsNbits Creations for handmade


Thank you for stopping by ... happy scrapping

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sunshine Journal Pages with Art Anthology



Hello, I would like to share some happy journal pages I created for the Art Anthology blog today.

Please go on over to the Art Anthology Blog for more photos of my techniques and "how to". 

I have to say I love the Colorations spray from Art Anthology; the colors really are so vibrant.  I also love that the gesso spreads smooth and has great coverage.

Here is a example of what I am talking about. 



First I put down my stencil and spread the Art Anthology gesso over it because I wanted to obscure the pattern behind the heart stencil. 

Next I added the "Timeless" Colorations spray - be sure to mask your page before adding spray.



I loved the result.



Happy Scrapping ...
 
 
 
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Art Anthology Product Used: 
Sorbet:  Viridian, Velvet: Samrock, Limeaid, Figi; Colorations: Waimea, Guacamole; Dimensional Crystal: Java; Gesso


Other Product Used:
My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp, Helmar, Faber Castel,
 
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