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Friday, August 18, 2017

Upper Michigan

Wow, this photo is a blast from the past!  this was from a tent camping and fishing trip in Upper Michigan. I remember it was mid August the second year Bob and I were married which made it  about 1989.  I'm scrapping this for a challenge on Soul Scrappers called Escape to Nature, each month we get a theme this was camping. I can't believe I had never scrapped this photo before.  Fishing was great as you can see, at night though it was so cold we had to run on over to a store for warmer clothes.  Truly one of our great adventures.  
Not my usual scrapping style, if I even have one. I decided it's time I pulled out some of my many embellishments that have been hidden for years now and use them up.  On this layout I was able to use 15 of them up. 
I hope you like it 
Hugs
Colleen 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Time

Here is another page for a Soul Scrappers challenge Tic Tac Toe.  Below is the board
                                  
I do know how to play the game you pick a line up down across ect.  I started with the middle line Banner, 2 circle photos and die cuts.  Then I expand out from there, I like to challenge myself so.... ......This time I was able to get every single square in.
The things that maybe hard to see are the music notes and the two different paint colors.  For the music notes I took a close up of the die cut bird
for the two different paint colors I used TH walnut stain paint for splatters and on the edge to distress and the bronze to splatter and on the edges of the banner letters.
That's it for now
missed another deadline just because I didn't get the post in on time.
thanks for stopping by.
Hugs
Colleen

Friday, July 28, 2017

Corset tag

I'm back doing a little more art work as my schedule has freed up a little bit. This tag is for the monthly challenge over at Soul Scrappers. In this challenge you need to make something that resembles the quote, the quote this time is "Very few of us are what we seem" so what would be better to go with that than being strip down to your corset? LOL I hope you like it.  Below I'm including last months tag since I finished it but not in time to post it to the challenge.


This one is pretty self explanatory.
Thanks for stopping 
hugs 
Colleen 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Coppertone

Today I'm sharing a mixed media canvas I did just because. I was working with my friend from Soul Scrappers on Skype. We pulled together junk we found in our scrap area and used no new materials. My colors started out way different than this, lol I started with TH Squeezed Lemon ink it was way to bright and soft for the heavy elements, I tried some of my TH oranges and they didn't work either. Finally I brought out my Dylusions Chocolate spray, that was so dark I wasn't sure I could rescue the project without walking away letting it dry for a few days, coming back and applying another coat of gesso. Michael's is now carrying some Prima products weeks ago when I was there I purchased some mica powders and some Patina paste. I picked up the mica powders and went to work with a dry paint brush. It really worked! Now I have this beautiful old metal looking canvas. I say not so bad for collecting some junk. I certainly could have added more but I'm not so sure I like the crowded canvas.
That is it for today hope I get a chance to play.
Hugs
Colleen

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Home is where mom is

Here we go, I was able to sneak in just a little bit of crafting time on Friday. On SoulScrappers there is a PhiloSOULphy challenge, they provide a quote and you design your project around that. This months the quote is "home is where mom is". I used some shrinky plastic to make my eggs covered with Paper Artsy chalk paint and some mica powder by Prmia. The images are from a Tim Holtz set called Bird Feather which remains one of my favorites.I also added some Creative Embellishments chipboard branches that I won in a blog hop and some leaves from Recollections. I used a combination of TH's ink and Archival ink.
That's it for today. Here is hoping now that the boys are out of school I will have more crafting time.
Hugs
Colleen   


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grin (maybe)

Today I have a layout for a challenge at Soul Scrapers, this is for the Tic Tac Toe challenge. I love this challenge because I challenge myself to get the whole board. I know that is not the game but if helps me think of different things I can use in a layout and I figure if I get at least one full row the rest is bonus and who doesn't like a bonus.
Looks like I have everything except the wood veneer I couldn't find any LOL.
Hope to be back soon
Hugs
Colleen

Monday, April 24, 2017

Song Lyric Challenge

Back again but I have to make it short watching my great granddaughter who just might wake up any minute.  But I need to get this posted. Over at Soul Scrapers there is a challenge they call a Song Lyric Challenge, they pick a song and you need to use a line from the song in your lay out. Well I used the title.
There is a lot going on in this Lay Out I used some of  Tim Holtz products, clear stamp set called Urban Wildflower, one of his stencils, cardstock and parts of cardstock cutouts and his tissue, I also used a brick stencil by Wendy Veici. A steampunk mask by TH. TH letter die cuts and one of TH flash cards. some washi tape from Michaels . TH distress ink Ribbon from Michaels my clock embellishment is from my air clay moldings as is the love embellishments. I colored my molding paste with my Fresco paints. My paper behind my main paper is from Hobby Lobby paper pad called Country Road, I did cut a few flowers out of that for my embellishments also and finally I used a stencil for some faux stitching. She is not awake yet. LOL
Hugs
Colleen