Sunday, January 29, 2017

Succulent Gardens I

New addiction - making succulent flowers.  I've always loved the little "hens and chicks" in my garden. I found this little two-container pot with some silk flowers in it and substituted two little hens.

Below I'm using an app called Waterlogue to make an artistic rendering of the picture (WOW)
and the real version. Really this isn't hard, just add lots of layers and sponge the tips with color. For the wasabi flowers, I sponged two colors.

Here's the ingredients:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Victorian Treat Bag

I can't stop making these little bags. This one took a bit of fussing but it was very worth it.
And you probably can't see very well, but the leaves and flowers are just covered with Dazzling Diamonds!  This particular version I used Flirty Flamingo paper for the rose. I also like to use Very Vanilla with Flirty Flamingo sponging on the edges for a more delicate flower.

Here's a downloadable PDF for the instructions - Instructions - sorry, not for the faint of heart.

A.       Rose
a.        From: Mary Ellen Stites blog  where she shows how to make 3D flowers using Stampin’ Up! punches
b.       Need: Very Vanilla paper, Flirty Flamingo ink, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Bone Folder, Sponge Dauber, Pansy punch, Petite Petal Punch, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Simply Scored tool, Stampin Spritzer, Liquid Multipurpose Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen
c.        Punch out 3 Pansies and 3 Petite Petals from Flirty Flamingo or Blushing Bride paper
d.       Using Sponge Dauber and Flirty Flamingo ink, sponge edges and center of flowers, doing both sides of the Petite Petals and one side of the Pansies.
e.       Spritz well with water the back of a flower and then pounce (hard) on the petal edges of the back side of one flower, then turn over and make a line down the center of each petal. You may have to use a bone folder to bend the tips back and cup the flower petals in. Repeat for all flowers.
f.         While wet, glue together with multipurpose glue, starting with the small flowers and working out. Shape to make it pretty.
g.        With Fine Tip Glue Pen, make little lines of glue along the flower edges, then pour on the Dazzling diamonds and shake off. Let dry
B.       Doily
a.        Need: Doily, Sponge Dauber, Sahara Sand ink
b.       Use Vanilla side up
c.        With Sponge Dauber, sponge Sahara sand to make it a little more antique-looking.
d.       Fold in half
C.       Leaves
a.        Need: Rose Wonder die, Pear Pizzazz paper, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Forceps, Big Shot
b.       Cut two stems from Rose Wonder dies using Pear Pizzazz paper.
c.        Draw lines on it with Fine Tip Glue pen, sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds. Set aside to dry.
D.       Glassine Bag
a.        Need Sending Love Glassine Sheet (1), Mini Treat Bag Thinlets, Big Shot
b.       Cut bag from one sheet of Sending Love Glassine Sheets using Mini Treat Bag Thinlets and the Big Shot making sure the right side is up and both pieces are right-sides up. You may need scissors to completely cut the bag out. Dryer sheets help a little.
c.       Glue with snail. Press the folds. It’s easier to put the front side down and glue the right half to the front, matching the zig zag top. Then glue the middle and finally the bottom.
d.       Fold down 1” in the front.
E.        Ribbon
a.        Need: Baker’s Twine, Lace Ribbon
b.       Cut   15“ lace ribbon and make into a 2-loop bow, tie with 4”white Baker’s Twine.
F.        Tag
a.       Need: Very Vanilla Paper, Sahara Sand Ink, Sponge Dauber, Scalloped Tag Topper, Tip Top Taupe Ink, So In Love Stamp Set
b.       Cut 1-1/4” wide x  2” long strip of Very Vanilla paper. Sponge with Sahara Sand ink.
c.        Punch tag with Scalloped Tag Topper, being careful to center the paper in the tag.
d.       Stamp “Just for You” with Tip Top Taupe.
G.       Assemble bag.
a.        Need: Glue Dots, candy or cookie
b.       Put candy or cookie inside.
c.        Glue on the folded doily
d.       Glue on lace, 3 circles of gold thread, rose, 2 leaves, and tag.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

RemARKably Created Blog Tour - January 2017

Welcome to this month's Blog Tour. I made a little Valentine's bag from the new Glassine paper that is available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. These little bags are fun to make and are perfect for a little cookie or a few pieces of candy.I'm having so much fun with these, I had to order TWO more packages of the Glassine paper. Today's is quick and easy. 

You can make the little bags with with the Treat Bag Thinlit and the new Sending Love Glassine Sheets. For the strings, just cut from scraps some of the small hearts in the heart die fround in the Treat Bag Thinlit set. Glue one on both sides of the string

Nancy Amato

Melissa Bolinger  

Arden Dougan  - That's me!

Tracie Evans Langley

Anne Matasci 

Heather Mathieson

Audra Monk

Linda Moore

Maria Pane 

 Michele Reynolds

Janet Wakeland

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CCMC438 - Color Challenge

Happy New Year!

I've been in a bit of a Victorian mood lately and decided to play with our (soon to be available) Glassine paper. I made a little envelope out of it and then decorated it a bit with some doo-dads. I made my own little ribbon bow. To do this, you scrunge it to desired shape and then tack it together with a needle and invisible thread. I filled the envelope with the same color of buttons.

I picked colors according to this challenge:
Create with Connie and Mary
AND - I won the Top Picks (YAY)

I also entered it into this challenge (fingers crossed!) - SUO165 “New Year, New Stuff” Challenge at SU-Only Challenges! 

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