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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Giant Flower Canvas

Hello everyone:

It feels like I've been away far too long!  Life has been busy, tiring, and go, go, go!  And even though I try my best to take some time out and craft something, anything every day; there's just never enough time in the day to do the tasks and get photos and post to my blog.

Sigh....retirement is just to far away!!! LOL

I've been wanting to do some small changes in home decor.  And so I figured that I'd like to check out Pinterest to see what others are up to.  Using decorative papers of course!  And while there, found a lovely canvas using paper to create an eye catching layout.  I had to try it.  It looked so very easy.  And it really was.  I stayed up well into the night and ended up creating a trio of canvasses.  (Of course I haven't had the time to hang them on the wall though....)
11x13

8x10

11x13





Recipe:  ColorBok Veranda patterned paper pack, burnt umber acrylic paint, ModPodge

I really like how they all turned out - the colors are so bright and cheerful, but not overwhelming for me and will more than likely make several others to be hung in different areas of the house once I come up with a different design.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave me some bloggy love.  I love hearing from you!

Hugs+Kisses
Renee





Sunday, April 6, 2014

MFP:SWAT #92

Hi all:
The card below was created for Mark's Finest Papers Sketch with a Twist Challenge #92.  The challenge twist this week was to create a card with something 'over the edge.'

Although the twist sketch used a square as the 'over the edge' focal point, my square dies and punches are packed away and so I used the circle punch that was already on my desk.  Hopefully it still fills the requirements of the challenge sketch.


Recipe: Stampin' Up! cardstock, ribbon, Inkadinkado stamp, and Stampabilities "Be Strong" stamp


I decided to keep the card rather simple and not do any embossing, added color, or patterns.  Ok all, it's late, and I keep forgetting that I'm  getting old and I must get more rest! LOL.  So with that being said, Nighty Nite, Sleep Tight!

Hugs+Kisses
Renee


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tile Art

Hi all:


WARNING:  DO NOT USE MODPODGE TO SEAL. BEEN THERE. DONE THAT. RUINED!!!


I've always been a huge fan of creating with tiles.  Yes, the tiles that you put on your floor or wall.  Except I put them in other places.  I break them into pieces,  leave them whole, cement them to other household items, glue little bits and pieces of things to them, paper them, and paint on them.  They're cheap and I get to experiment with different techniques.  These 4"x4" tiles here, which were left over from another project, were done with alcohol inks, Lindy's Stamp Gang mists, homemade alcohol sprays and stamps.

The first tiles were done using Tim Holtz alcohol inks.

This tile was done using Tim Holtz alcohol inks and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists/sprays. 

This tile was done use homemade alcohol spray
 (I used pink, coral, brown,and light green markers; along with alcohol) 
and stamped with Stazon ink. 


The one thing that I love about using the alcohol inks is that no two tiles are ever alike.  Of course, you can use the same combination of colors on several tiles, but they mix and mingle in unexpected ways and still turn out to be beautiful.

I do suggest that when you are finished with decorating your tiles, even if you use your heat gun to dry them more quickly, seal them with either ModPodge or a spray sealant.  They make great coasters or little pieces of art to hang on your wall or display on a stand.

I'll be making a quick trip tomorrow to a local organization here called Restore to grab a bunch of them (they're only $.15...) and experiment some more.

Until next time.
Hugs+Kisses
Renee

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MFP: Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 205

Hi all:

The card created below is for the Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #205.  The challenge called for the use of a negative from a die cut.  I decided that I didn't want to use the negative of a large die cut; such as a frame, and instead opted to use this small bird die cut from a previous project.





This card was created using lime green textured card stock to which patterned paper called Sunflower by Autumn Leaves was adhered to.  I stamped the sentiment, Congratulations, with Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay ink, punched a border, and two bows were added to finish the card off.

Until next time
Always with Hugs+Kisses
Renee