Monday, April 15, 2013

Home is Where the Heart is...Altered Canvas

This is a new canvas I finished last week and I really love the notion of "Home is where the heart is". Now that we are completely settled in our new home and everything is just how we like it...I really do feel my heart in this home. I know we are exactly where we are supposed to be and it's wonderful!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tattered Florals Challenge

I decided to create an entry for Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Challenge. I love Tim Holtz and his Tattered Florals Die is really cool, so I knew I had to at least give it a try. I debated about what to make, and almost chose a floral cuff bracelet, but then I remembered a wooden owl shaped die cut I bought at Mike's. I I decided I could use the the Tattered Florals die to embellish the owl. Here it is: I used the die to cut flowers out of some natural and synthetic fabrics...I cut a TON of flowers and then cut a TON more!! The die cuts layers of fabric beautifully, thank goodness. After the flowers were cut I used my distress inks to add just the right amount of color and shading. I used the wooden owl for my base and sketched the basic design for my feathers. I used grunge board for the wings, I think the wings are my favorite part, so soft and fluffy! I used Tim's vintage knobs for the eyes and a silver crown I also bought at Mike's. Other than that the owl is full of flowers and petals! I couldn't tell you how many flowers I used, but it was A LOT!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to you!

Finally finished my Christmas configurations box, yippee! Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This is the pendant I made to wear this year to celebrate Halloween.
I love Tim Holtz watch case pendants, anything you decide to put in them looks great! Hope everyone has an exciting Halloween!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Haunted Houses

I seem to be attracted to haunted houses this it because we are house hunting?? Any way, I was looking at the Joann's ad and saw a cute haunted house pillow that they said they had directions for on their website. After much searching, I found the PDF. Here is a link to save you the trouble Haunted House. So I made myself a haunted house pillow, and used my Tim Holtz number plaque for the house number, 31 of course, and tied a skeleton key to the bottom and I love it!
Loved it so much I made 3 more to send one to my Mommie, my Sissie and a Bestie:
Didn't have anymore number plaques, so used more Tim Holtz metal numbers for the house numbers. I used a little glue to hold them in place and then gently poked a hole in each one and used a brad to hold it securely.
A couple of notes: I used wool blend felt. I used heavy duty Heat n Bond (which is no sew) for the houses and unlike the directions, I put another color of felt under the house to show through the windows. After I sewed around the house I trimmed the seams with pinking shears.