Monday, 18 April 2016

Woodland Fantasy Fairy House

What a great adventure I had making this little house.  It's the latest kit from
You can see the kit here
I added some flitting fairies around the house as well  here
I love all the little extra things going on around the porch. A rustic little railing, a fairy taking a nap on the roof, and the tiny toadstools popping up here and there.

view from the back of the house. I added some die cut vines
here's the two fairies hiding in the window. you can't see them until the house is lit up.
thanks for looking today. I really had fun making this house.  Mary you are my favorite designer. xo

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Abandoned Too

Urban decay, or, abandoned - the sequel...
I had so much fun with the rusted out vintage bus, that I couldn't stop. This time, I started from scratch and made the bus and trailer cut out at 75% of the original size. I used black cardstock to really make the rust effect stand out.
Most of the moss and greenery were purchased at Michael's, and the background picture I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for looking! See you soon...

Thursday, 14 April 2016


Hello again,
This project started with an idea...I've been looking at a lot of abandoned images on Pinterest lately. I love the desolate rusted man made objects taken over by nature.
Prima - more specifically - Finnabair has a new product called rust effects, and let me just say, this stuff is AWESOME. 
I had a camper van, made out of paper, hanging around in my den. So the thought process was to make it look like an abandonded vehicle in the woods. (by the way, you can check out the actual SVG kit from which I made the van here)

The effect on the roof was made by applying crackle paste and then some dry brushing of distress paint after it was dry

just look at that grungy rusty goodness - so cool...

thanks for stopping in and taking a peek. I have another project to share so keep looking

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - April Remix

Hello again and welcome to my April remix for Tim Holtz' 12 tags. I have made another 8x8 layout for my collection.  You can see the original post from Tim Holtz here.
I did not have the mosaic kit, so I used the original technique with the cement embossing powder (seahorse) and I tried Ranger's texture paste on the sand dollar.

I try to incorporate one of the remix styles into my month title. In this case, I cut out the numbers and stuck them down on a piece of chipboard covered with double stick tape. The cement EP sticks to the exposed adhesive. Then it was just a matter of applying glossy accents to the numbers. I inked the edges with walnut stain.

photo credit:  from Pinterest beach print by Lisa Audit

Friday, 8 April 2016

Fairies, Flowers and Fantasy

Hi again,
I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while. I made a shadow box of a whimsical forest scene. The pictures are not the best, (it wasn't for a lack of trying, transparent stuff is even harder to photograph than glitter!) but hopefully you can get the "picture".
I started with a first attempt at cutting vinyl on my Silhouette machine. I was really intimidated by it, but I decided to give it a go. Well...holy crap! that was easy. I designed the vinyl layout using a gorgeous font I purchased from The fairies (on the vinyl) are from
The silver vinyl die cut is from Sizzix (again, I wondered if I could cut vinyl from a die - yep!)
I placed the vinyl on a 12x12 sheet of plastic. That was the starting point. Shadow box construction was next.  I had a beautiful paper line from Kaisercraft in my stash, just waiting to be used for the perfect project.
The toadstools are all cut files from the Silhouette Design store. Then it was just the process of making the layers full and interesting. The flowers were cut out from the patterned paper, and the green vines are a die from Memory Box.
oh yeah, it lights up too! battery operated LED lights were hidden in the layers of the box.
I hope you were transported to a whimsical place for a little while. Thanks for taking a look. See you soon...

Monday, 4 April 2016

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - April

Hello April, and with a new month, I'm happy to share this month's kit, now available at Urban Scrapbook.
The papers and extras are from My Minds Eye "hello gorgeous" collection.
The colors from the paper drew me to a picture of me and my daughters. Good times and a great day!

You can check out the rest of the pages designed by the wonderfully talented ladies at Urban here
Thanks for taking a look, see you soon...