Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring like cards

I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve shared a craft on my blog.   It seems like I just don’t have the time or inspiration or when I do hope to get crafty the weather is too rainy or windy to paint outside or take pictures in good light.

I finally have time and some sunshine today to help me take a few pictures of some of my latest cards so finally something to share here.

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This card just says spring to me with the blues, pinks, flowers and just a touch of glitter.

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This card base made this card quick and simple, an adhesive tag and some bling was all it needed.

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I love the way this card opens up.  I used mounting tape to raise up the tag and to  give space for the right side of the card to tuck in to keep it closed.

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This one I added some printed paper behind the sentiment tag.

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A little ribbon and another tag were all I needed on this card too.

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I love the neutral tone of this card with just a bit of shine from the tag and the flower.

 

I hope you are having a wonderful spring day.

Thanks for stopping by,

June

Sunday, March 11, 2012

So cute I framed it twice

After giving you a sneak peak the other day of my latest craft I finally have a finished project to show you.  It is not what I imagined but I love the results.
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After seeing this scrolled frame and other similar ones all around blogland and finding out they were only $3 at Michael’s I knew I had to get one, two or maybe a few more. 
I knew they would  be a prefect match for this….
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The free Krylon Glitter Blast paint that I won on Mark Montano’s blog last month.  Just look at these wonderfully glittery caps.
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I settled on one frame but that may be because by the time I got to Michael’s there was only this one and two oval ones left. ;)  I did find this cute little bird along with a few other ones and two birdcages so I imagined a sort of specimen art piece using all the birds and birdcages but couldn’t get it to look right.
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I had this green frame already painted just waiting for an insert so I cut some mat board to size and added some self adhesive velour paper that I’ve had for years in my hoard supply stash.
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The piece wasn’t large enough to cover the whole inside so I pieced it together but the seam was too visible for my liking.  Luckily I had this great pink bow in my stash waiting to be used.  I thought it helped say spring along with the green frame. 
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I wish I could have captured the shine and shimmer of this glitter paint.
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It just shines and makes me happy.
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I love the subtle difference from the Silver Flash of the frame and the Sparkling Water of the bird.  I only did one thicker coat of paint on both of them.  Did I mention that I think I love this paint?

              Doesn’t this frame make you think of springtime?
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Bring on the spring birds.
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I decided to put this frame on my door since it won’t get wet and I get to see it every time I come home, what a wonderful soothing welcome.
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I can’t wait to frame  the other three birds and the birdcages I have to bring a bit more glitter and springtime feeling to my apartment.
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What have you been doing to decorate for spring?

June
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sneak peak

I finally got some crafting done, well started.  I’m not sure exactly how this project will turn out so for now I have a sneak peak of my latest craft endeavor.

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Isn’t it glittery?

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Lots and lots of glitter.

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I hope to have a finished project to show you soon.

June

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