Thursday, December 18, 2008

My first altered canvas and acrlyic block

These are my first attempts at altering acrlyic blocks and canvas', and I must say I am very very pleased with how they turned out. The acrlyic block was super easy, and I plan on making more. To adhear the photo to the back of the block I used thermo-web and made the whole thing a giant sticker. I used black staz -on for the flourishes and rub-ons for the numbers.

First I wanted to say thank you to Diane Davies. She sent me this stamped image that she had found at hobby lobby(i think). I have been wanting to make a canvas but could never find the "right" image for it. This is now hanging in my scrap room and is one of my favorite things that I have made. I started by painting the whole canvas chocolate brown. I then added the papers using modge podge.

I used stampin up chalks and blender pens to color in the image. I used the same chocolate paint by making memories to add to the edge of the image. The flourishes were cut using the making memories slice and the basics 3 card.

I wanted to add some more color so I used glue dots. I put them down randomly on the brown and then I dusted them with more chalk, and added light green bling to the top.

To finish it off I layered some flowers and added to the corner. I am really please with how these turned out

Till next time.....Happy scrapping

Friday, December 12, 2008

Slice ornament and gift bag

I was surfing you tube for videos using the slice and I found these 2 ideas. The star is from the Basics one card(this card comes with the machine) I cut it out of 8 different papers at 4 inches tall. Then I folded them and glued them together. I also Cut the window for the bag using the scalloped square at 2 1/2 inches, and added acetate behind it. They are super easy to make and look super cute in the gift bag.
Like the ornament? Leave me a comment and tomorrow I will put the names into and pick a winner. The winner will get the 8 stars, instructions, and some ribbon. (colors will vary from the picture by what papers I have on hand

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Newest creations and my design team LO

I have been very busy this month. I have made 12 ornaments(3 of the ones shown and 9 others that I will post a pic of later) and a few LOs. I also made my christmas cards, I saw how to make them on a blog that I follow by dawn griffith. I have done more LOs but I have to take pictures of them again. All of the pictures are posted in my ning page found here
If you are not apart of our lets scrap ning group apply and join. We have lots of things going on there, weekly challenges, weekly tutorials and lots of little games. I will be hosting another round of simon says if you havent already join and tell them that Kathy sent is the link again Lets Scrap on ning
Hope to see you there
(by the way...when I took the picture of the batter up LO it was the right way...for some reason blogger keeps flipping it when I upload it and I am way to lazy to figure it

The Greatest show on earth

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus...THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH....and let me tell you it sure is. This is the second time that alex has been to the circus with his Papa. It was something that my dad did with my sister and I every year when we were younger and I am glad that I can do it with my kids.
When we got there we were able to take alex down to the arena and he could meet clowns, and we saw an elephant paint a picture, and some of the motor cycles that they used in the show. He was amazed and the show hasn't even started yet.
We go back up to get to our seats and of course no circus would be compleate without a light up toy. Alex picked one with motor cycles. I watched my sons eyes light up with pure joy as the show began. He loved it all...everything was so cool. We saw lots of things that were amazing. A man walked upside down in mid-air with no safty(think of when they walk the tight rope...except this was upside down and kinda like monkey bars for your feet) We saw a motorcycle ride the tight rope and spin a compleate 360 degree circle. We also saw 7 motor cycles ride in a giant metal ball.
We had so much fun. Poor alex was tired though and he couldnt make it through the whole show and he missed the last 10 min, but he didn't care, he has been talking about it since sunday morning.
I will do post in a little while with some of my scrappy realated things(since this is called kathys scrap chat)