Thursday, April 21, 2011

Another Sketch Thursday!

Spring is finally arriving here in Massachusetts!  I'm so happy to see daffodils and tulips starting to bloom.  The days have been getting warmer, I've even been able to open my moon roof once!

This Sunday is Easter and today is Sketch Thursday over at the Dreamweaver design team.  So, I thought I'd combine the two.

Here's the sketch for the month, created by Lee...

I created the torn layers on just a piece of paper using some of the new Papersoft from Viva Decor.

I've been working on this card a little bit at a time for a little while.  The little bunnies are pasted, glued and then flocked!  I also added some pink and grey stickles for their little bunny ears, nose and eyes.

The 'Spring Spheres' (Easter Eggs!) are pasted in black, then pasted over with the crackle paste.  I then placed the stencil back on top of the design and colored it with some inks.  The eggs were kinda stark white, so I colored them with some Apricot Papersoft and then used a little bit of embossing powder over all of it to give it a slightly glossy look (like and egg!).  Cut everything out and mount on your card background!

A couple of friends asked about the double flocked bunny.  I covered most of the bunny in white and then once dry, added glue and brown flock in just the area I wanted the stripe.  A small amount of brown is on other areas of the bunny but if you allow the white to dry fully and you don't get glue anywhere else, you should do a pretty good job of coloring the bunny two toned.

Have fun with your stencils and have a Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

To my husband...

On Tuesday, April 5, Patrick and I celebrated our 14 year wedding anniversary!  I'm so happy to be married to this man.  He's my best friend, my love and my everything.  We are extremely fortunate and have a beautiful home, two great boys and each other.  We've worked through some bad times but mostly we have a lot of good times!  Whether raking the yard or watching a movie, pinching pennies or living it up, living through sickness or living healthfully, we have worked through it and each year we get closer.

Today, this card goes out to my loving husband....  Thank you!  For everything!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Art Journals, Hand Bound classroom open!

My latest online class is all about Book Binding!  We are making two hand bound journals in class over the next 4 weeks!  Complete with all sorts of great techniques for your inside pages too!

If you've ever thought about making your our journals, check out my class at My Creative Classroom.  Enrollment continues through April 8th and class is only $20!

These Art Journals will be treasured for years to come. This class is jam-packed with loads of techniques! We'll explore paints, chalks, inks and mists. We'll decorate each page in the books as well as create the covers and then finish them with a hand sewn binding. They can be created with Metal coverings or without.

This class will run for 4 weeks and each week we'll cover several techniques. By the end of class, you'll have created two journals perfect for keeping your art thoughts, or for scrapbooks or just to enjoy!