Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Glitter, Sparkle and MORE Glitter

I have been enjoying experimenting with my new glitters. I really like the idea that the glitter doesn't shed onto your project(s) or layouts. I take a stamp of my choice, press it onto my embossing pad and then sprinkle the pattern with powdered glue. Once heated with the heat gun I immediately sprinkle on the glitter, let it set a minute and then it's complete. It's great for large coverage too or just a small accent. You can also use a glue pen and use the same process. It makes a great signature or card sentiment. There are more additions on our etsy. I can't wait to do some blingy pumpkins for fall!

Have a super day everyone!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Chalked Flowers

This is a peek at the chalked flowers that I have been experimenting with. I went to a local scrapbooking MegaMeet here in Michigan a couple months back and they had a demo with these chalks. I just love all the color options that come in the box. What I like even better is the fact that they have a fixative in the chalk and that once it sets up it no longer smears! That means no residue on any other part of your project(s). Pretty cool concept I think. They are also hand embossed and then I added some Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries for dimension and this is the result. There are a few more views of these posies at http://www.ggam.etsy.com/ if you would like to take a peek.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

A New Daisy Gourd

I really liked how this pattern turned out. The blue is a real calming color and that little bee is a cutie! I have just begun working on some fall items. I have plans for pumpkins and ghosts as well as scarecrows. Fall is my favorite season so it's twice as enjoyable to paint anything with a fall theme. Then, before I know it, it will be time for those adorable snowmen and santa's.

Have a wonderful day everyone. Keep cool if it's hot in your part of the country :-)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Whew....I've been busy!

I have to thank everyone for the purchases from Etsy. I appreciate your business so much. I now can donate $250 dollars to my Breast Cancer 3-day walk. Bless you all!

I have been creating some new flowers as well as beginning my fall and winter painting projects. I will begin to post a few in the shop soon. There will be some whimsical fall and winter gourds and they are just adorable.

I have more crocheted flowers to finish and here is a peek at some pretty chalked flowers. They are very pretty and look great on cards and scrapbook pages. I did a scrapbook layout on my personal blog @ abitofscrappin.blogspot.com using the pink embossed and chalked flowers. They really add to a page! I also love the acetate flowers. They make create transparent centers over a large silk flower.

Here's a peek at the chalked and transparent posies....