Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lovely Bride Tag

Hope everyone is doing great today!!
I want to share my new tag today with my very first tag tutorial.
Wish me luck!!!
This is my tag using All Dressed Up Bride stamp.
Isn't she just so lovely?
I used my favorite Copic markers on this tag.
I used a Tim Holtz tag and some Graphic 45 Mon Amour papers.

And of course embellishments!
Some pretty flowers, lace, ribbon , buttons, and a resin frame.

Some glitter, glitter glue, Liquid Pearls, Tim Holtz black distress ink,
and a Tim Holtz paper distresser.

Image was printed to about 3 1/2".

Colored with Copics.

I tore the top of the paper for a more distressed look.

I used the Black ink to go around the edges and I used the distresser tool to rough up the edges.

I tried to do a step by step. 
I hope that it helps sort of explain my process with creating tags.
Hope you'll join us at All Dressed Up challenges and maybe even join in.
There are some great freebies on the All Dressed Up blog
and a link to the All Dressed Up Etsy store that has some wonderful stamps in it

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Southern Girls Challenges - Add A Little Sparkle To Your Life 
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Sassy Studios - Your Choice (Anything Goes)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles Challenges - Tic Tac Toe (Flower/Lace/Sentiment)


Monday, February 22, 2016

Princess Tag

I wanted to share my latest tag today.
Perfect for a little girl's birthday.
I used this pretty little Sweet November princess stamp.
And these gorgeous DCWV Once Upon A Time papers.
I also used a great Tim Holtz princess crown die.
And a couple of more spellbinders doily dies.
Some pretty fabric roses, gorgeous lace, fibers, and pearls.
And of course GLITTER!!
LOTS of glitter!!
I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle, Bling, & Embellish
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Tic Tac Toe (3 colors/Free/Die)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Add a Little Sparkle to Your Life
613 Avenue Create - (White - Pink - Yellow (Gold))
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Designer Paper, Flower, Pearls)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mermaids are Magical

Good Sunday Morning!!
I hope everyone is having a glorious Sunday today.
The good Lord above has blessed us with some beautiful February weather,
and I am absolutely loving it!!
Today I get to share my latest Lacy Sunshine Design Team project
using a super cute Lacy Sunshine mermaid image called Oceana & Nigel.
I colored her with my Copic markers.
The background is done with Twinkling H2O paints.
(I have added directions below)
I also added some glitter in the water, and some Liquid Pearls
for my clouds and my pearls.
I used some pretty fibers for my ocean surface and added some sea shells.
I used a Martha Stewart lace punch on the bottom of my tag.

Twinkling H2O Tutorial
If you haven't used Twinkling H2O paints before, they are super easy to use.
They are little pots of dried out paint you just add a little water to.
You need a paint brush, a little glass of water, and your paints.
Wet your brush and rub around on the dried paints.
Do this a couple of times to get the paint wet.
You don't need to actually pour water in, this wetting it will be plenty.
And you can repeat as often as necessary.
After your paint is wet, simply brush it onto your tag, or paper.
I used different blues and purples for my water depths.
When I added my next color, I went over the edges of the last color
to blend them together.

 These are the Twinkling H2O colors I used for my water.
I used the lightest blue for my sky as well.
(for my clouds, I used Liquid Pears and just smeared a little on the tag)
After I used the Twinkling H2O's, and let them dry, I sprayed
some Tattered Angels Glitter Mist Spray - Dazzling Diamonds- to
create a more watercolor blended look than I had.
You can also use Lacy Sunshine sprays for this as well.
I hope that you will check out the other wonderful projects created
by my terrifically talented Design Teammates.
And maybe you might feel inspired to enter our challenge on the

Monday, February 15, 2016

All Dressed Up Necklace

We have a brand new challenge starting over at the
All Dressed Up blog today.
And my fellow Design Team members have created some beautiful
projects that I hope you'll stop by for a look at.
They are an extremely talented bunch of ladies.

For my project this time, I decided to make a necklace for
a gift for a special little girl.

I used part of one of the 3 images of
I colored her and added her to a pretty oval pendant.
I used some pretty paper with roses and I added a couple
of little boggles to the top of the pendant.

Hope you'll join us over at All Dressed Up challenge blog!
OH! and don't forget about our Facebook Page!
Lots of great inspiration over there too.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine Strawberries

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Here, we've got snow coming
But still going to be a good one.
I want to share my latest card.
I did a gift card holder for my husband's Valentine's gift.

For my card holder, I used the Sizzix XL Canning Jar die.
I used some really pretty Sweet Preserves papers for my jar.
They are from Nit Wit Collections.
I colored a white doily to match my papers, a little bit of twine
 with a silver key charm,
and some Ranger silver metallic paper for the jar lid.
My stamp is an adorable Lacy Sunshine stamp called
I used this stamp because my husband LOVES strawberries.
And chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect Valentine's Day icon.
I used Glossy Accents on my strawberries to add a little
extra something to them.
For extra dimension, I pop dotted the image up.
I cut out a little groove in the side for the gift card to sit in.
I put a little piece of a foam dot on the back of the card to hold it
to the back of the card.
I would like to e enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for "You Choose"
Pink Gem Challenges - Love Is In The Air
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love... is sharing!

All Dressed Up have some wonderful new images
over in their shop today.
And some fabulous inspiration from my DT sisters over on the
I got to use this adorable new image for my latest project.
Love... is sharing
Isn't it precious??

I went with a shabby chic look.
I used some Michelle Roo's digital paper
 A pretty doily die, some pretty flowers, a lace bow, frontage, and liquid pearls.
I hope you will check out the new stamps at All Dressed Up
and join us in our latest challenge.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for "You Choose"
ABC Challenge - A is for Animals
Pink Gem Challenges - Love Is In The Air
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Magical Whimsie

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day!!
l want to share a new tag I made using one of
Lacy Sunshine's whimsie images.
Cute, huh?

I tried to make it magical.
I used my Twinkle H2O's for my background colors.
From light blue to purple.
I added some purple glitter to her dress, and some frontage around her.
I used Liquid pearls for my pearls.
I added some pretty fibers to my water, along with some glitter,
and Twinkle H2O's for a little shimmer.
I used some Tim Holtz Brass stain around the edges.
I added a gold die cut, with the word Magical on it for a little extra color.
I hope you'll check out all the images at Lacy Sunshine.
And maybe join in the fun of one of Lacy Sunshine's challenges.