Thursday, May 9, 2013

Brynn's Canvas

I made this canvas for my three year old niece Brynn. It's made of all the colors that she
loves: lime green, pink, purple, and sea blue. It's happy like she is most of time. And
she makes me happy all the time - there's nothing like unconditional love. I'm entering this
canvas into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspiration Challenge

The inspiration for Brynn's canvas came from a class taught by Shari Caroll that I attended.
Her class was based on the techniques she used to make a canvas for her Mother.  You can
see Shari's canvas here:  mom tribute canvas is complete .  During that class I made a canvas
for my sister Cathy who has since passed away. The colors on her canvas are a more subdued
version of Brynn's canvas.

Cathy's canvas

I would have taken nicer pictures had I known I'd be posting her canvas here.

You can read the words on Brynn's canvas but not Cathy's. On the various
chipboard pieces of Cathy's the sentence: "Sisters teach how to love without limits." is

The canvases are made of :

10 X 10 Canvas
Book Pages
Bo Bunny Country Garden 6 X 6 paper pad
My Minds Eye Happy Go Lucky 6 X 6  paper pad
Authentique Petite Type Squares
Mod Podge
Various Acrylic Paints
Prima Flowers
Prima Leaves
Maya Zipper Trim
Maya Road Chip Board Pieces
Petaloo Chip Board Pieces
Hero Arts Pearls
Doodlebug Enamel Accents
Prima Say It In Crystals
Packaging from Prima products
Stickers from K&Company
Cut up cereal boxes

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Travel Tag

I created this tag for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Passport to Fun.


Ranger #8 Manilla Tag
Hero Arts Antique Background
Tim Holtz Enjoy the Ride, Car & Admit One Stamps
Ranger Antique Linen Crackle Paint
Distress Inks:  Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs and Black Soot
Distress Stain:  Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Ideaology Crinkle Ribbon
Tim Holtz  Ideaology Custom Fasteners
Adirondack Metallic Copper Paint Dabber
Old chain and PO Box Key from my stash

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Card

I made this card using the papers and stamp set included
in my May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

I stamped the images using Ranger Black Archival Ink and
colored them in with Tim's Distress Markers.

I misted the roses with Rangers Perfect Pearl Mist after they
were colored in.

I colored the chipboard heart with Tim's Spun Sugar Distress
marker and then covered it with the Pink Petal Perfect Pearls
that was included with the card kit.

Can't wait to make more cards using this kit.

Just Because

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Happy Mail

I made this quick card for the challenge.

The stamp, papers and stickers used for this card are from the March Simon Says Stamp
Card Kit.

The Petal Pink Perfect Pearls were included in the May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

Love my Simon Says Stamp card kits.