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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Halloween Card in Metallic Gray

Hi my friends:
I finish the week with another Halloween card...
My favorite out the 3 that I presented to you this week...

Halloween Card front

The background was sponged with "Delicata silver metallic ink from  Tsukineko" and the newest stencil for Halloween from Memory Box!
In person it looks so nice...

Halloween Card stencil
close up

Halloween Card detail

last view
Halloween Card last view

Thanks for the visit...until next time


Memory Box: Fairhaven Oval frame

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Halloween Ghosts

Hello My friends:

Another Halloween card for your inspiration...

Halloween ghosts front

I used again the wonderful NEW stencil "delicate Web" for the background paired with some cute ghosts...

Halloween ghosts detail

The "wine/burgundy" off set piece of paper comes from the left over of the "doily frame" die...
I liked the edge and I did not use the "doily/flower frame" in this card...

But I did used it in another card...in a Christmas one, That I will show you later on...
or you can see it HERE at the Spanish blog, that I write for Memory Box...

Halloween ghosts supplies

Thanks for your visit...
see you soon 


Monday, August 8, 2016

Halloween Stencil Card

Hi my friends:

Difficult these days to be on a regular schedule for blogging...
I have so  many other things, craft projects, painting items, classes and expos to do and attend that my blog has been a little bit neglected...

But on a very rewarding note...
I  want to give a special thanks to all those "SILENT" people that come, visit my blog and follow me...These last days I have been approached by some of "YOU/Silent" people that follow me...and it is so nice to hear from you and meet you in person/email or social media platforms...sometimes I forget that YOU are here ... I forget that many many of you just don't post comments, but that does not mean that you are HERE...so thanks for reminding me this and it is so rewarding to hear from you and know that you appreciate what I do...I am so grateful for ALL of you SILENT and REGULAR COMMENTATORS...this keeps me going!!!

Ok into the card...

halloween stencil background card front

I used one of the just recent released, (Holidays 2016), stencils from Memory Box for the background paired with some Halloween dies

- Sponge onto the card 2 inks of distress colors with the stencil on place...
- Remove the stencil, splash some drops of water onto the paper to create that texture on the paper...

halloween stencil background card stencil

close up..
die cut some ghosts and sponge the edges...

halloween stencil background card detail

 last view
add  the sentiment and Voilà!

halloween stencil background card last

 Love this stencil ... don't you?

NOTE: Last week-end I attended the "scrapbook expo" held in the city of Santa Clara, california at the Convention center...If you would  lime to see some pics of that expo visit my Instagram...

Thanks for the visit
as always...
and see you soon...


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Santa Poppy Painter with DecoArt

Hello My dear Painter and Blogger Friends:

Finally I finished this Project ... and Now I can share it with you all!...
I am so happy how it turned out!
He is a "French Santa Painter" how cute he is !!!!....

Santa Poppy Painter front

I discovered the artist who created this "Santa" at an online painting class "Art Play Date" last year...
her name is Lynne Andrews, she is a Folk Art artist and I like very much her style.
If you are interested in painting this, she sells pattern packets at her website: "Lynne Andrews"

and I used of course my favorite acrylic paints: "DecoArt Americana acrylic" paints to give him life!

Santa Poppy Painter supplies

My husband cut the wood shape for me, I placed a bottom platform for him to rest and I added some extra embellishments of my own...easel with small canvas, wood word "Beauty" and I made a paper bouquet of poppy flowers using stamps and dies from "Heartfelt Creations"...

Santa Poppy Painter details

Even If it took me so long to paint Him... in part because of my tendonitis in my fingers and hands and also because of my DT duties ...I truly enjoyed paint him...and now he is in my studio, where I can see him daily....

I added a wood bar to support him...

Santa Poppy Painter back
 other side
Santa Poppy Painter back

and some more close -ups
The top...Santa with his "beret" is holding his "unfinished" painting of some Californian poppies :)

Santa Poppy Painter top

He carries all his paint brushes in this cute basket

Santa Poppy Painter basket


Santa Poppy Painter bottom

mini easel with canvas

Santa Poppy Painter easel

and the paper flower bouquet

Santa Poppy Painter flowers

final photo

Santa Poppy Painter front

Ok my friends, hope you are enjoying summer and I will be back with some more handmade craft/paint projects!
 Thanks for the visit!

PS: Visit my Instagram where I share a variety of activities that I like to do including some informal videos!