Sunday, December 12, 2010

More Stockings

Christmas Stockings Hand Painted

These stockings were purchased at the Dollar Store and then individually painted. Each member of the family had something painted for their individual tastes and interests. Thanks to the Bass family for letting me help them out. This really was fun. I use paints that came in a set for fabrics. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hand Painted Phone Plate

My sister-in-law had a very ugly phone plate in among some really pretty pictures of old hand painted churches. One of the paintings appeared to be an old Spanish mission so I capitalized on that to paint this phone plate. The plate was purchased at Radio Shack with all the wiring on the back.

Before painting the plate I cleaned it with alcohol and allowed to dry. I penciled in the church and added all the background and trees. Then I filled in the pencil drawing of the church. After all the paint had completely dried I added the limbs on the trees that overlap the church and added the individual leaves on the willow trees. I used acrylic paints and then sprayed with a clear coating so that it can be cleaned.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Double Bugging

If you haven't tried this you-just-must. Use two Cuttlebug Folders and create one background. Card I made for a 1-on-1.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Red Hat Hug

Have you been to Victorine Originals
if not you need to check out their stamps. This Ret Hat set was purchased from them. I love it.

This card is for a friend who has been in the hospital. I stamped the purple background with a shoe from Stampin' Up and the envelope. Used a small punch to decorate the corners for my stamped images. Then I used my Metallic Watercolours from USArt Quest. Add a red ribbon and you are ready to go. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of Victorine Originals.

Queen Mum Nancy L

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oriental Birthday

I made this card using a technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Outside the Box. I love this lady and painting her with my Metallic watercolors...but she is a pain to cut out. Texture and more texture. I used textured card stock for the base then added a rectangle of orange Vellum. The next layer is a very thick piece of cream Vellum. The edges were dragged along an orange/brown stamp pad.Add the lady and allow the birds and the ribbons from her kimono to extend outside the edge of the inked Vellum. Now let's add some ephemera like ribbon, oriental money and fish. Complete and ready for the mailbox.