"Think Pink"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month....take part and "Think Pink"!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous October Blog Hop!

It's time for another Craft Hoarders' Anonymous Blog Hop!

We are a group of hoarding crafters...having fun and blogging about our creations.  On the 5th of every month, you will find new inspiration waiting for you from the "Craft Hoarders Anonymous" ladies.  Visit the hoarders in the list below, leave them some love and enjoy the amazing projects you see along the way.  Come back again in November to see new inspiration we have to share!

Here's my inspiration for you this month....

I dug into my stash of blank canvases and found this one that I started almost 3 years ago.   Gesso and the modeling paste bricks were as far as I got with this canvas!


I sprayed and misted the background and bricks with several different colors.  While it was still wet, I spritzed water over the colors so they would bleed and run together. 

Some of the spritzed areas actually look like twinkling stars.

I added a little distress ink to the bricks on the lower part of the canvas for contrast.

Lastly, I rubbed some Inca Gold randomly over the bricks and edges of the canvas.

A thick cut chipboard word, "faith" is the focal point.

I covered it with Gesso and two coats of gold acrylic paint.

Here's the finished word just sitting  on the canvas so that I could decide where I wanted to put flowers and other embellishments.

I lost count of how many times I moved the flowers around from place to place! And, I am seriously considering adding lights behind them.

I found a gate that I sprayed with pearl mist and placed it behind the word 'faith".  The flower clusters helped to pull all of the colors and details together.

This butterfly was originally white and it too, got misted with several colors to blend with the canvas background.  The jewel flourish was perfect to represent the butterfly in flight as the final detail on my canvas.

I am happy with the end results for my canvas.  To date, I have had several e-mails and offers to purchase it.  Not sure if I want to part with this or hang it on a wall in my craft space!

Visit the blogs of my fellow hoarders for more inspiring projects...

Vicki Robertson-YOU ARE HERE
Teresa Horner
Kathy Clement (on vaca!)
Jan Ennega (on vaca!)
Barbara Rankin
Karen Zueger-Brownell (on vaca!)
Christy Houser

Thanks for stopping by to share my Craft Hoarders project!
Please join me as a follower and stop back again. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge!

It's officially October and time for a new Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge,  "Anything goes and include a handmade bow"!  Does ribbon inspire you when creating?  If so, we want to see your fabulous bows.  Link your entry HERE on the Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge post for the opportunity to win our Craft-Dee BowZ Winner Badge for your blog!  Visit the challenge guidelines tab at the top of the blog to be sure your entry/entries qualify.

 My inspiration comes from this month's ""Think Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness"...
"She STOOD in the storm"...

I love the combination of the sage green and pink on this card.  I created lots of layers using Spellbinders Nestabilities- Romantic Rose, Majestic Oval, Classic Scalloped Oval,Small and Classic Oval, Small.  The sentiment stamp, which is perfect for this month's "Think Pink" theme, is a new favorite from Verve Stamps.

The yummy pink and white, multi-looped bow, was created using my ever present Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  A must for every crafter!  If you don't have it, you need to head on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and purchase one for your tool collection.

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Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Maja Designs Patterned Papers
Recollections Specialty Glitter Paper
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Verve Stamps - Plain Jane, Adjusted Sails
Want2Scrap Jewels
Wild Orchid Mulberry Roses
Other: Ribbon from DT Product

Need some yummy ribbon to use with your Craft-Dee BowZ Tool?  Take advantage of Ribbon-Ade!  There are two different options available for purchase... 10 yds. of Sheer Organza or 10 yds. of Sheer Polka Dot.  You can also purchase both at a special price.

Be sure to check out and play along with our October Challenge, "Anything Goes and Include a Handmade Bow".  You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog.

Visit my fellow team members for more inspiration...

Challenges I have entered:
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #235-Anything Goes 10/6

Thanks for stopping by to see my October  Craft-Dee BowZ  challenge project! 

Dies R Us October "Boo" Challenge!

October is here and it's time for another fun Dies R Us Challenge!

For the first two weeks of October, we challenge you to create a project with the word "BOO" on it. So grab those die-cuts and show us what you can do with them. Link up your project to the Dies R Us "BOO" Challenge post by midnight, October 13th for the chance to win a $10 Gift Voucher to spend in the Dies R Us Store.

And don't forget, most importantly, as part of our challenge, we want to see your die-cuts too!

Visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for rules and guidelines. You can find them in the left side bar. While you're there, grab our Dies R Us Challenge badge to share on your blog!

My elegant "BOO" card was inspired by this mask embellishment that I purchased at a Creating Keepsake Scrapbook Event over the summer.  I found a piece of matching glitter paper in my stash, used it as matting and created an additional background feather.  The flourish is cut from purple glitter paper, tucked behind the fan and entwined in the letter "O" in the word "BOO".  It turned out to be one sparkly "BOO" card!
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I hope you are inspired to play along with our Dies R Us "Boo" Challenge!  Remember to check the guidelines to ensure your entry qualifies for the prize.
Challenges I have entered:

Visit the Dies R Us Store and see the great inventory of die-cuts available for your collection.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! 


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