Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Handmade Flower with Stickles

Hello again blog friends, I saw today that you could enter a post for a chance to win a gift certificate at Scrapbookpal.com (where I have purchased a lot of my spellbinder dies) if you posted a project using Stickles. This is a flower I made using the Spellbinders Rose Creations Die and it was inked with Copic Markers and then after it dried I added red Stickles to the ends to make it glittery. I like using this method for flowers and the added touch of the stickles makes it extra pretty. Hope you try it too and check out Scrapbookpal.com for Spellbinders at one of the best discounts anywhere on the web with free shipping over $25.00 (plus no tax in most states).  Now I just have to make a card to go along with this beautiful flower.

Drop by again.

Accessories: Spellbinders: Rose Creations, Copic Markers and Red Stickles

Oh, Happy Day!

Greetings fellow crafters and thanks for stopping by. Today's patriotic card is to recognize those in the military and not only to say thanks for their service and dedication but to always remember their sacrifice to keep our country free. As the title states, "Oh, Happy Day!" only because of their willingness to stand in the gap for all Americans - we salute you.

The Magnolia image is colored with Copic Markers and highlighted with my Primo Charcoal White pencil.

I decided to do a little experiment on the flowers with my Prismacolor pencils and copic markers. For the blue and red flowers I used the Spellbinders Rose Creations die and starting with my Prismacolored pencil I made lines from the edge of the flower toward the center and then vice versa. After that I used my copic marker to put a little color just along the edge of the petals. I used my ball stylus to shape the flowers and on the red one I also sprayed them with water and scrunched the petals for a different look.

Now, on to that cute BBQ. It was fun to make and turned out quite cute. Some of the cuts I used dies and punches but I also did some cutting by hand (ie: hotdogs). I used my Primo white charcoal pencil to make the grates on the black paper. The legs were cut from a box that had a reflective mirror look and I touched the bottom of the legs with my black copic marker. The triangle is part of a small paper clip.

Ok, so why the following picture?  This is the reason I've been away from my blog for the past couple months.  The Lord has blessed me with the other desire of my heart and that is a new Lowrey Palladium Organ.  In April, my husband and I traveled to Arizona to purchase and bring this lovely instrument home by truck.  I was also able to donate my old Lowrey Celebration Organ to a retirement center in my area and I get to play for them once a week during their social hour.  It's lots of fun and I am so thankful to be able to use my God given talent to bless others.

Well, thank again for stopping by and if you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment. Have a good and Godly day, for of what lasting value is a good day if it isn't also a Godly day.

Stamps: Magnolia Image 
Accessories: Spellbinders: Grand Labels 1, Scalloped Labels 1, Labels 2, Labels 14, Ribbon Banners Large, Circles Small, Sizzix Fence.  BBQ Handmade.