Sunday, July 5, 2015

ColourArte Monthly Challenge #1

Welcome everyone 
Here is my submission to
ColourArte's Monthly Challenge #1

 I applied white gesso on an empty tea bottle
With matte medium gel I applied a piece of mesh net and sea shells
I then again applied more white gesso
I used  Colour Arte Silks 
Sapphire on Ice, Sunflower and Plumeria 
and blended some gesso as well to give it more dimension.and highlights
For my first layered little ship die I used Colour Arte Twinkling H2Os 
Pearl Blue, Pearl red and Pearl gold
and dabbed a little the same silks on the
 second layer of my ship and added dimension with form squares
I applied coarse texture gel. 
It has a grain sand like texture which was perfect for this project
I embedded loose pearls, sequins and sea bead which the medium was still wet
Recycled bottle
mesh net
 ColourArte Silk Acrylics  Sapphire on Ice, Sunflower and Plumeria 
ColourArte - Twinkling H2Os - Pearl Blue, Pearl Red and Pearl Gold
Liqutex - Coarse Textured Gel Medium
pearls, sequins and glass beads

Great challenge from ColourArte

Thanks for stopping by

2015 Colour Arte Design Team Submission

Happy 4th of July

Today's post is my submission for

I couldn't help but pick up this 15 1/2 inch beauty

Steampunk is a style that I love so much so I pulled out
all the stops!
I sat down in front of the T,V, cranking away and watching the first season of
Orange is the New Black. I wanted to see what the fuss was about.  I can say that it has caught my attention. lol
I used dies from Cherry Lynn, Tim Holtz, Memory Box and Inspire by Spellbinder
I like to try to map out my layout prior to gluing down anything
I can say I merely a guide it changes as it goes
Now time to start adding texture
 I use a mixture of modge podge and clear gesso
I used laces, painters taps and Tim Holtz Music Sheet Tissue Paper
Here is dressform painted with the white gesso 
 and lightly brused with black gesso to give it that
grunged aged look 
Here is is the best part using all my beautiful Colour Arte Silks Acrylic
I used Ginger Peach, Teal Zircon, Sunflower, Sapphire on Ice, Sky Blue, Spicy Tomato 
 I love the way all the color blend in so smoothly 

I also added stickles to all the words 
Clear, White and Black Gesso
Tim Holtz - Dies Gears and Dragon Fly and Elements  Gears
Memory Box - La Rue Heart Craft

Colour Artre Silks
Ginger Peach, Teal Zircon, Sunflower, Sapphire on Ice, Sky Blue, Spicy Tomato 

I hope you enjoyed seeing one of many ways
to use COLOUR ARTE products,

Thank  you COLOUR ARTE for an opportunity to 
submit my creation

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

International Fairy Day Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to
Leslie Rahye's International Fairy Day Blog Hop
Celebrating fairies?! Why not!  We have to thank Jessica Galbreth the founder of this mystical day. Faeries appear in almost every culture. According to folklore, faeries come in all shapes and forms.

cdhersh wrote an article about this day and the types of faeries there are.
My piece surrounds itself around nature spirits.

This is also my submission for the Colour Arte Design Team Call

and on Facebook - Gina's Design's
June Challenge
Everything Under the Rainbow

Colour Arte Silk Paints - Sapphire on Ice, Boysenberry, Key Lime, Spicy Tomato, Ginger Peach, Olive Vine, Sunflower, Spiced Pumpkin, Teal Zircon 
Miscellaneous Mulberry Flowers from my stash
Tim Holtz Dies and Oddities
CherryLynn's Dies Gear Mesh Border (steampunk)
Oddities from my stash

Thanks for stopping by

Don't forget to flutter by and click on our designers participating.
You will be amazed!

 Leave a little Sparkle
Everywhere you go......

Friday, April 3, 2015

Hello Love - Mixed Media

Hello fellow bloggerz

Although I did not submit my project for Lindy's Stamp Gang
March color challenge I am posting my creation.
This little doll came into the world in December of 2014
to my Godmother's Granddaughter 
Those eyes caught my attention immediately
 Below is a wonderful technique was inspired by Fiona on YouTube
She calls it
The Pitted Technique
Scrap chipboard
Water Color Paper
Clear Gesso
Recollections - Wooden Heart and word
 Versa Mark Ink
Rangers - EUT
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays C'est la vie Cerise and  Cocklebells-Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - A Bit o’Bubbly and Cotton Candy Pink
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Shots - C'est la vie Cerise
Prima Finnabar - Bubbles Stencil
Tim Holtz - Tattered Flowers Die
Scrap Lace from my stash
Buttons from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend

Monday, December 22, 2014

Leslierahye's A Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop - DECEMBER 22ND

Happy Holidays
and welcome to 
Leslierahye's A Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop

I wanted to express my passion for the holidays and created this ornate brooch

Felt - Grey, Olive, Tan, Cream
Tim Holt - Tattered Times and Gears
Filigree flower and burlap bow  - given to me in a swap
Pin with Wings - given to me in a swap
Tulip Gold Glitter fabric paint

I hope you were inspired to design you own brooch for your
sweater, coat or hat!

Thanks for stopping by

Have a Wonderful Holiday and Prosperous New Year! 

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