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7 June 2017

I worked on a small mixed media project over the past few days. I read this saying online and decided it was a lovely sentiment to use. That was my starting point.

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From there, everything else just grew organically. The background was white gesso, printed tissue paper, and spackled dots. I topped that with Distress Stain in several colors, followed by the addition of the heart and sentiment (printed on green tissue paper).

 

I edged the tissue with stain and splattered some white paint onto the entire thing (you can see some of this on the heart). I topped the heart with some Wink of Stella clear glitter, which barely shows up in photos, but it’s there!

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The butterfly is three layers glued together – pink, purple and the top is white. I stamped the top layer and added gems then darkened the edges a bit with some ink before adhering to the project. In the above photo, you can see where I painted the spackled dots bright green as well.

Now to find some more wall space to hang this one!

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4 June 2017

An, the inevitable “tidying up” again. It’s interesting how many things I can find when I tidy. I’ve also been downsizing more things that I realize I will never, ever use. It feels pretty good to let go of things.

While tidying this morning, I came across these beauties. I planned on putting magnets on the backs of them, but obviously I never did. So guess what I’ll be doing today? 🙂

 

These are recycled kiddie puzzle pieces. All manners of things have been done here – painting, stamping, decoupaging. I am happy I found them again because they’ll look great on someone’s refrigerator.

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16 May 2017

Sweet and simple. Lovely butterflies and soft colors make this card noticeable.

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Live Life Now. What a great reminder! Because the alternative is waiting and then you will regret having waited.

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One little pearl on the butterflies. I’ve been quite sparing on the sparkle lately! 🙂

Don’t they look like they are ready to fly?

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14 May 2017

I made two of these bright and colorful hummingbird cards. I enjoyed working with the bright colors on these. It’s a relatively new technique for me so it was an experiment.

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I did all the background colors first, then stamped the image over the top of them.

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I added some extra black to the bird to make him more of a focal point. I put gems on the flowers to add some dimension.

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I added some subtle sparkle to the flower petals, but as usual I’m having trouble making it show up in my photos!

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