Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Leslierahye's Thankful for Those Who Have Served Blog Hop - November 11th

Red poppy retains powerful symbolism
by Donna Teresa, Homefront Journal


In their unique beauty, flowers have accompanied us during times of happiness and great sorrow. One flower has remained a constant symbol of death, life and remembrance since World War I. The red poppy was immortalized in the famous poem, "In Flanders Fields," written by a Canadian officer, Col. John McCrae, a physician, who was inspired by the flower.

McCrae was intrigued with the poppy, which can lay dormant in the soil for years, and its ability to reappear in great numbers.
He immediately associated it and his deep respect for his veteran patients and deceased comrades and he wrote the poem for them. Eventually, the red poppy was used as a symbol of remembrance by the British and Canadian troops, and as a fundraiser to help their disabled veterans…




In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.


I thank all Veterans
who served and are serving

Friday, October 31, 2014

MIXED MEDIA KOI FISH

My submission for 




INGREDIENTS

Watercolor Paper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
Clam Bake Beige
Kissin'Kenickie Coral
Bodacious Blush
Royal Peacok Fire
Blacl Orchid Silver
Azure Sea Asters

Clear Gesso
Crafter's Workshop - Fish Scales 
Cricut Cartridge - Art Nouveau
Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous Reflection Script
Theresa Collins - Clear Stamps

Thanks for Stopping By

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mixed Media Violin

Hello Bloggers
Lindy's Stamp Gang September Challenge is over and the winners have been announced.
I still wanted to show what I had created for the challenge anyway. 
I've never played string instruments in my life,
but I am still fascinated by its beauty

MIXED MEDIA VIOLIN
 
She stands 11 inches tall


 
Anna Griffin - Lace Trimmings dies to hold the strings together 
and around the violin
Provo Craft Leaves Die and Recollection flowers
INGREDIENTS:
Chipboard
Gesso
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray - Ocean Breeze Blue, Wake me Up Before You Go Gold, Afternoon Delight Denim
Lindy's Stamp Gang Shots - Danny Zuko's Denim
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders - Blended - Cleopatra's Copper, Madonna Dress Blue Gold and Hyacinth Blue Jade
DIE - Anna Griffin - Lace Trimmings and Provo Craft - Leaves
STAMP - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Reflection Script
FLOWERS - Recollections
STENCIL  - Dylusion Leaf Flouish
EMBOSSING FOLDER - Cuttlebug Harlequin

 Be inspired!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Leslierahye's Very Fall Steampunk Blog Hop - September 22, 2014

Welcome to
I thank Leslierahye for inviting me to blog hop with her.
I always have fun.
Something made me go through my blog journal and
see my view of last fall.
It's hear and I wasn't readyyyyyy! lol
Summer has truly slipped through my hands.
Alas it's hear and I will enjoy the
light autumn weather and watch the leaves turn.... 

As I was creating these pieces
I listened to one of my favorite artist

ALTERED STEAMPUNK BOTTLE and KEEPSAKE



 


\Thanks for stopping by
and don't forget to see what the the other designers
created just click on their links below

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Anything But a Card Challenges No. 39 - STEAMPUNKtember Guest Designer


This month I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at  Anything But a Card which is an awesome challenge site which requires you to design anything but a Card to a set heme. The theme currently is STEAMPUNK which is right up my alley!

STEAMPUNK PURSE BOX
 







INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1 - I covered the box purse with black gesso and let dry
Step 2 - I applied the washed and dried eggshells with Aleen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue and let dry
Step 3 - I applied the Industrial Chic Magicals
Step 4 - Heat emboss all the die cuts and applied to box.  I cut the Cherry Lynn's Gear Mesh Boarder into parts to accommodate the purse box
Step 5 - Sprayed the entire purse box with a clear lacquer spray
Step 6 - I used an old necklace for the strap and applied brown satin ribbon to the lip of the purse box
Step 7 - I attached a new catch to close the purse box

INGREDIETS
1 WOODEN PURSE
EGG SHELLS
LINDY'S STAMP GANG - MAGICALS Industrial Chic- MAGICAL
LINDY'S STAMP GANG - EMBOSSING POWDERS - TANNENBAUM GREEN GOLD and MIDNIGHT COPPER
TIM HOLTZ - WEATHERED CLOCK AND FINDINGS DIE
DONNA SALAZAR SPELLBINDER DIE - Sprightly Sprockets
CHERRY LYNN'S DESIGNS - Gear Mesh Border

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Leslierahye's 3rd Annual Earth Day BLOG HOP - April 22nd

Welcome to
 the Leslierahye's 3rd Annual 
Earth Day Blog Hop

What this means we recycle or upcycle everyday products
Each designer is to come up with a creative way to upcycle crafts
from a cereal box, can of soup to old shoes to scraps of paper, etc.
I try to recycle and recreate as much as possible.

I've been wanted to create this wall decor since last year
and finally was able to do it and boy did I have fun creating this is easy peasy

You are able to find the instructions on Pinterest and YouTube

INGREDIENTS
Measuring Tape
Scissors
Foam Board
Pencil, String, Thumb Tack
Mirror (size optional)
6 Packages of regular plastic spoons (48)
Do not get the duty as they will not cut
Hot glue gun
Spray Paints (White, Gold, Melon, Sunshine Yellow)
color spray paint of your choice
E6000 Glue

DIY Spoon Mirror



STEP 1
Find the center of your board and pierce a hole

STEP 2
Thumb tack the string in the pierced hole and pencil to draw a circle
cut the circle

STEP 3
Place mirror in the center of the circle board and trace

STEP 4
Glue down mirror
Step 5
pierce 2 more holes to add string for hanging

STEP6
SPOONS
you can either spray them first then cut or cut then spray its up to you
and also the effect you are trying to accomplish
I cut my spoons first

STEP 7
you can either start from the edge of the board or from the center 
edge of the mirror
Stagger the spoons in each row

STEP 8
(Optional)
cover your mirror then spray with white or primer as your 
base then whatever colors you choose
I liked mine to be a little bit more organic

VOILA!
This one is going in the living room

Now to create one for my bestie
I think she would love it - in teal color of course!

I hope you look at your packaging a little differently
when you are about to through it out

Let's continue to recycle - upcycle

HAPPY EARTH DAY


Friday, April 18, 2014

LESLIERAHYE'S HIPPITY HOPPITY STEAMPUNK SPRING BLOG HOP 2014

Hello everyone and welcome to
Leslierahye's Hippity Hoppity Steampunk Spring
Blog Hop
Hosted by my creative gal Leslierahye
Always an honor to work with these artistic and eclectic friends
to bring everyone bright spring colored inspirations with the steampunk flair
Don't you just love when you have a vision and it doesn't come out as planned
Yep - the story of my life
Had two epic fails before this project was completed
I bought a Silhouette and attempted to use it and my computer and internet started acting up
are you guys surprised!  lol
Welp I'm happy with this creation and hope that you are too.

STEAMPUNK RABBIT MASK






INGREDIENTS
Blank Mask
Chipboard
Foil Tape
Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Blue Print & Gears, Pocket Watches
Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies - Gadget Gears and Weathered Clock
Sizzix Movers & Shapers Mini Crown & Fleur
Cherry Lynn Designs - Mini Gears (set of 9)
 Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed
Liquitex - Black Gesso
Andirondack Spray Ink - Butterscotch
Metal embellishments - Nested eggs - Michael's

Happy Easter

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