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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ Artist Flood Relief

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Rocky Mountain Memories ~ Artist Flood Relief

Last Sep­tem­ber Col­orado was really hit hard with unex­pected flash floods.  Dams broke, roads were washed out, rivers took con­trol, and lives were lost.  It’s just so dev­as­tat­ing.  Com­plete towns were evac­u­ated, lives lost, peo­ple unac­counted for, homes & busi­nesses demolished. Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries is host­ing a silent auc­tion to help Cross­roads Min­istries. This non-profit orga­ni­za­tion has pro­vided a total of 725 flood relief assists but their funds are deplet­ing.  Any assis­tance would be appre­ci­ated. Up for...

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All The Gals ~ Collage

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage | 0 comments

All The Gals ~ Collage

Here is a small 4″ x 6″ col­lage I cre­ated using one of the gals stamps from Dina Wakley’s new All The Gals stamp set and her new Media paint. First, if you have not tried her paints you are really miss­ing out. These paints spread like but­ter and are heavy enough to cre­ate peaks and brush­strokes in your art. They are AMAZING. To cre­ate this lit­tle art jour­nal page I first cov­ered the left side of the water­color paper using pieces of a dress pat­tern and Multi Medium as my adhe­sive. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped one of the...

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All The Gals ~ Stamp Set

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Delight In The Art of Collage | 0 comments

All The Gals ~ Stamp Set

I finally got my hands on Dina Wakley’s “All The Gals” Media Stamp set and good­ness I love them just as much as her “Scrib­bly Birds” stamp set. These gals have such expres­sive faces and are per­fect to water­color, which by the way is a new love I’ve recently discovered. My plan is to cre­ate mini col­lage pieces from each of these gals using vin­tage papers, sten­cils and inks. Once the col­lages are com­pleted I’ll share some pho­tos. Until then, if you don’t have this stamp set… go...

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Vintage Silver and Gold Camera Necklaces

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Vintage Silver and Gold Camera Necklaces

If you are like me you love an awe­some deal and here is a great one. Bethany Lane has this hip, cool and casual, set of Vin­tage Sil­ver and Gold Cam­era Neck­laces that will dress up your out­fits beau­ti­fully. They are only $8.99 a set which is a great price for two neck­laces but it gets bet­ter… use this COUPON CODE: LISA3BL$5off and that makes this set only $3.99! Crazy I tell ya. So hurry up and get yours before they sell out. The cam­era dimen­sions are 1.5″ W x 1.5 L x 0.3″ H and made of a nice heavy metal. Each neck­lace has a...

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Paper Clay Beads

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Paper Clay Beads

These paper clay bird beads are a fun and unique way to cre­ate your own hand­made sum­mer neck­lace, bracelet or ear­rings. All you need to have on hand is Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Paint Brushes (Medium & Fine Tips), Multi Medium,  20 Gauge Wire, Jew­elry Tools and a Stylus. Mold the paper clay into the size bird you need for your project. Mine range in sizes from 1″ to 1.75″. The­ses mea­sure­ments are from the tip of the beak to the tip of the tail. The width mea­sures .5″ and a bit smaller. This mea­sure­ment is from the top mid­dle...

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Are YOU Going to GASC in Arlington, TX?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Are YOU Going to GASC in Arlington, TX?

If you are attend­ing the Great Amer­i­can Scrap­book Con­ven­tion June 12th — 14th in Arling­ton, Texas I have a spe­cial offer just for you. Start­ing today through Tues­day, June 10th, you can avoid ship­ping costs on any items pur­chased in my Etsy shop. Your pur­chased items will be avail­able for pick up in the Maya Road booth June 12th, 13th & 14th. If you find some­thing you like convo me and I will cre­ate a Reserve List­ing just for you that excludes the ship­ping fee. I have listed sev­eral new ear­ring and ring designs shown...

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Solitude Leather Bracelet

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Thrift Store Finds, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Solitude Leather Bracelet

I made this bracelet the other night and love it so much I thought I would share a quick tuto­r­ial so you too can make one. Just a lit­tle note… the crys­tal and pearl beads are from old neck­laces I’ve found in thrift shops or flea mar­kets and the gold heart charm and red and gold glass bead are some mom and dad found. You can find sim­i­lar items I’m sure but if you really want that vin­tage charm you need to dig around thrift shops and flea mar­kets for items you can take apart. Cut a piece of 15m Suede leather cord that is dou­ble the...

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Scribbly Bird ATC Collage

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Scribbly Bird ATC Collage

If you only have a short amount of time for some cre­ative play this ATC takes less than 30 min. from start to fin­ish to make. Apply glue stick adhe­sive to an ATC and cover with vin­tage ledger paper. Apply Multi Medium to the left side of the ledger paper and attach a torn piece of dress pattern Apply Vin­tage Photo Dis­tress Ink around the edges of the ATC Attach Washi Tape and Vin­tage Stamps Using Jet Black Archival Ink, Stamp Scrib­bly Bird image onto a book page and cut out. Using Twin­kling H2Os and a Tim Holtz Water Pen paint onto...

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Scribbly Bird Silhouette

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Scribbly Bird Silhouette

Here is a fun ATC to cre­ate. Cover an ATC with vin­tage sheet music using multi medium as your adhe­sive. Using Dylu­sions Ink Spray and a paint brush apply the ink spray over the sheet music blend­ing sev­eral col­ors together. Ink one of Dina Wakley’s Scrib­bly Bird stamps using Jet Black Archival Ink and stamp image onto ATC.  Using black acrylic paint, paint over the entire stamped image to cre­ate a silhouette. Using Wendy Vecchi’s Dots & Stripes Bor­ders sten­cil and green acrylic paint accent the edge of the ATC using the Stripes...

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Sing Your Own Song

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in An Artist Cannot Fail, Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage | 1 comment

Sing Your Own Song

I wasn’t kid­ding when I said I LOVED Dina Wakley’s Scrib­bly Birds stamp set. Here is another piece I made over the week­end. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped the bird image onto a 6″ piece of water­color paper, then filled it in with acrylic paints. I painted the entire back­ground with teal acrylic paint. I used the Kalei­do­scope sten­cil by Ronda Palaz­zari and some of Wendy Vecchi’s Crackle Tex­ture Paste to add tex­ture to the piece. Once the paste was dry and did it’s magic I inked it with Archival Inks and Vin­tage Photo...

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