Posts Tagged ‘blue’

New Card Tutorials

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

I’ve added two new card tutorials over on my Youtube channel.


The first is a sweet bird nest card perfect for a new baby or new home. You can watch the video by clicking here.


Next is this fun Hammock friendship card. Let someone know you’d like to hang out soon. Click here to watch that video.


Alice is So Charming

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Wow, I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, sorry! Right before Thanksgiving my 93 year old Grandfather passed away and then I’ve been all caught up getting ready for the holidays, it’s been a hectic (and sad) time.

Right before all this happened though I spent a lot of time getting new jewelry pieces made and am just now getting them on-line. I made a bunch of single soldered pendants and also many charm necklaces too.

Here’s a few new Alice in Wonderland themed necklaces, all currently available in my Etsy shop (along with many more new items as well).

Alice in Wonderland

Red Queen charm necklace

Alice Down the Rabbit Hole charm necklace

Mad Hatter Charm Necklace

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Narwhal of a Time

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The challenge this week over on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is to use text.

Narwhal Card

I use two Lawn Fawn stamp sets, Critters in the Sea and Critters Ever After. I wanted to turn my cute whale into an even cuter Narwhal (If you don’t know these are whales that have one large spiral horn on the top of their head, I love them) so I added the horn from the unicorn stamp to turn him into one.

narwhal steps

I started by curving the text stamp into a wave shape, I love the flexibility of clear stamps! Then I stamped it repeatedly onto vellum paper and cut it out with a wave shape at the top.

narwhal steps

I then stamped my whale into polka dot pattern paper (My Mind’s Eye) cut it out and inked the edges using a sponge dauber.

narwhal steps

I stamped just the top of the unicorn onto scrap brown paper twice and cut out the horns, layering them to make one longer horn. And glued it to the whale’s head.

I adhered my vellum paper onto striped pattern paper (also My Mind’s Eye) and blue cardstock, putting the adhesive on the vellum where the ribbon would go so it wouldn’t show. Then wrapped the ribbon around adding a knot and button. I adhered those layers to my brown cardstock base.

narwhal closeup

Lastly I stamped stars and colored them with a glitter gel pen and tucked the Narwhal a little under the vellum. I think he turned out so cute!

challenge text logo


The Birds and the Bees

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I got out my bees wax last week and made some encaustic collages.

The first is on a small 3×3 canvas with a blue bird and cage on vintage music sheet paper and a quote from William Blake. I coated the entire front with melted wax and then wrapped the edges with ribbon and added a vintage wooden game piece.

Blue Bird Bees Wax Collage

This next one I wanted to look like a page from a naturalists notebook. It’s a small canvas board on top of a larger canvas board, both covered in wax. The quote is on fabric and I added some faux grass for the nest, some scrabble tiles, part of a wooden measuring stick and ink pen nib.

Naturalist Nook Book Collage

I’m Stuck on You

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I found the cutest little canvas boards at the craft store a few weeks ago! I’ve used the larger sizes for a long time and was thrilled to find these mini ones. I personally like boards instead of stretched canvas for a lot of projects, they are sturdy and ”firm”, you don’t have that sagging in the middle of a regular canvas.

I thought they were the perfect size for magnets so I made a couple of birds and a fairy one too. Perfect for a little art on your fridge or file cabinet.

Yellow Bird Collage Art Magnet

Fairy Magnet

Blue Bird Collage Magnet

These are currently available in my Etsy Shop.


You Must Soar

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wanted to share a couple of William Blake inspired collages I made recently. I love this quote!

Crowned Bird Collage

Small Bird Collage Art

The first one is available in my Etsy shop, the smaller one has sold already.


Charmed, I’m Sure

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I wanted to share another mixed media charm necklace. It is on a ball chain and has a soldered stamped domino and a soldered round wooden game piece that I added vintage text too as well as a silver charm.  I love how these clink around and move as you wear them!

A pretty bird escaping his cage:

Bird and Cage Charm Necklace

available in my Etsy Shop. (sold)

Let Them Eat Cake

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

I found a lovely princess image in one of my vintage children’s books recently and thought she looked like Marie Antoinette so I made a mixed media charm necklace with it around that theme. I soldered the illustration in glass and added two other soldered game pieces, a domino I colored blue and stamped a crown on and a round wooden game piece that I added vintage “eat cake” text too, there is also a silver charm of a hand holding a heart.

Marie Antoinette mixed media charm necklace

This necklace is currently available in my Etsy shop, click here.


Do Fairies Eat Jello?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Awhile ago at an antique shop I picked up a stack of vintage Jello mould tins and have been staring at them trying to figure out what to make. Here’s my first idea, I turned them on their sides and put captured fairies in them with a ribbon loop at the top to hang them from. I added some vintage paper at the back and some faux grass at their feet. I think they turned out pretty sweet.

Captured Fairy in Vintage Tin

Fairy in Vintage Tin

Caged Cards

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Here’s a few Art Cards I made with a cool new bird cage stamp. In the first two I used a template and patterned paper and cut out the bodice of a dress and added it to the top of the cage so it would look like a vintage “cage” dress form. I added a bird inside the cage and a tiny wire hanger to hang it from.

Red Cage Dress Art Card

Yellow Cage Dress Art Card

This card uses a quote from William Blake and I added a blue bird and some tiny black alphabet beads.

Blue Bird Art Card