Friday, March 29, 2013

I Am A Butterfly Now

I want to introduce you to the blog hop that I am now apart of. I am now a member of the Social [Media] Butterflies. I will be sharing a new project with you each month on the 29th of each month. You can click on the image to check out the main blog to find out more about us

Thursday, March 28, 2013

More Silhouette Fun

This machine is very addictive and I am really enjoying playing with it. So far boxes have been my favorite and I have made a good many. This is a gift that I have made and I really like how it turned out.


I used solid color card stock from Michael's and the print is from a Reflections paper pad. It is the same print that I have in an Amy Tangerine pack so I'm sure that this is a paper designed by her.

I added a rhinestone to the center of the layered flower.

I hope you enjoy this. I will be sharing these as I make things.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Silhouette Portrait Arrived


I was so excited when I heard the FedEx truck pull up yesterday. My Silhouette Portrait arrived and I really just wanted to drop everything and get cutting. I was glad that dinner was in the crock pot.

This was the first thing that I cut using it. This flower is the free shape of the week right now and I just had to try it out. I love how it turned out.

Ever since I found out that I won this I have been playing around with the software creating cut file for whe it arrived. This one is a gift I am working on it is a baby stats subway art piece.

These glasses are a drawing that I converted into a cut file. I like how they turned out.

My youngest daughter's birthday is coming up next month and she wanted to choose a box for the treats and she choose this box from the silhouette online design store and it was very easy to assemble and I really think that the size is perfect.

Disclosure: I won this product via instagram. I was not asked to review it but I wanted to share how versatile this machine is and how easy it is to use.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Quotes of the Week

I have been creating collages and adding quotes to them for my instagram feed and I plan on sharing them here each week.



I hope you enjoy these and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Won a Silhouette Portrait

Thanks to Silhouette America and their Instagram feed I won a Silhouette Portrait die cut machine.

I am so excited to try this out and I will be sharing projects as I make them. I am thinking about making some custom stencils for mixed media. I can see so much potential with this machine. I just had to share that you can only win contest if you enter them. In this morning's post you will find links to a lot of great giveaways that you can enter so go choose a few and good luck.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Canvas Play Part 1

I picked up a few small canvases to work on new classes that I will be offering starting in April. So here is a few pictures of my process.

A blank canvas.

Add some gel medium and a thrifted sewing pattern.


Add messy layers with 2 or 3 colors of paint.

Add some collage elements.

Paint on some petals using only 3 colors of paint.

Come back tomorrow for what is next.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Studio Spring Cleaning



One spot is ready to work now I just need to get everything else finished. Will post more soon. I am turning my studio into a class space and will be offering classes beginning in April.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Journal with Video


Layers of Gelli Prints make the pages full of texture and color.



I added shading to these with a black Neocolor II water soluble crayon.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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New Journal Fun

Taking advantage of 40% off all sketchbooks and artists paper pads at Hobby Lobby this week I choose a Strathmore Mixed Media book.

I opened the binding comb and took out a few pages and started to work. I will remind them as they are completed. I really like working on them flat. Thanks to Roben Marie for the tip.

I picked three colors that will work for primaries.
  • Yellow Med
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Lake Blue
These colors blend well, and I love the secondary and Teritary colors that are produced.

I pulled out some of my well loved Handcut stencils and began to work adding color to the pages with a cosmetic wedge sponge.

As you can see from the pictures above you can achieve a lot of colors with just these three primary colors.

Tomorrow I will share a few of the pages that I created with my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday Journal Page

For this page I used a gel print that I had made with some of my Handcut stencils and masks.

Supplies for the original gel print:

  • Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate
  • Martha Stewart Satin Craft Paint
  • Speedball brayed
  • Various found objects to make marks in the paint
  • Handcut stencils and masks
  • Laser printing paper ( this paper is thicker and holds up better to the paint layers )
Supplies for the finish journaling:

  • Micron pens 0 and 00
  • Bic Wite-Out Correction Pen
Here is a close up of the page in progress

I love the sense of movement in this page.

A southern lady's Ramblings
the butterfly is me of my Handcut stencils that I made a few weeks back out of plastic overhead projector transparencies.

Here is the shaded finished page.

I added shading with a neocolor watercolor crayon and I might add more shading to the inside of the butterfly. If I do I will post and update.



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