Monday, November 25, 2013

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

How can you not think about winter after seeing the inspiration picture? All the leaves have deserted the trees and are swirling around in the wind over here in the mountains. We have gone from chilly weather to downright...bbbrrrrr! But I am sure we will have some warm days here and there, until then I am wishing for snow. I know, there is something seriously wrong with me!

I made a gift card holder:

 The gift card sits in the sleigh, just glue down the sides and bottom of the sleigh body.

Embellished it a little :)

Cricut - Winter Woodland cartridge, p. 53
Ranger - stickles, liquid pearls

entering my Sleigh Gift Card in:
Challenges 4 Everybody - #34  Anything Goes

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday with Sandee - Typography and lettering

Well, I guess it's something we need to discuss....our handwriting. I hear so many people complain about the way their handwriting looks, and how much they hate it. So let's just get over that and pretend that we love our a matter of fact I want you to say out loud..."I LOVE my handwriting and I am not afraid to use it!"....there, feel better? Now how do you feel about typography, let's combine them.

the way a person's writing looks

 the work of producing printed pages from written material
: the style, arrangement, or appearance of printed letters on a page

I created this page trying to come up with some interesting layouts for each quote along with doodling some simple, fun and hopefully interesting letters.

Faber Castell - watercolor crayons
Sakura - waterproof pen set
Dylusions - journal
Deco Art - acrylic paint pots ( from the October Mixed Media Paper Kit )

If you want to check out the sections, then please visit the Frosted Designs blog where I'll also be discussing what your handwriting says about you!

Remember if you want to sign up for Mixed Media Kit subscription 
that you can get a
*FREE Dylusions Creative Journal ($24.99 value) with any first time 
mixed media paper kit subscription! 
Offer expires November 30th.

Friday, November 22, 2013


“A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop speech when words become superfluous.”– Ingrid Bergman
: beyond what is needed : not necessary

Simon Monday Challenge - It's a mystery
Creative Inspirations - Inspired by Anything Goes

I discovered by accident a way to combine the Frosted Designs October and November Mixed Media Paper Kits, if you want to know how then you can click on
or it can just remain a mystery...;)

I've never used an embroidery hoop to create a wall hanging before, seen lots of other people do, so this was a first for me.

Creative Inspirations -Fairy Dust, Copper, Pumpkin,Mint
Deco Art - black
Prima - flower, leaves
Helmar - 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
 K&Co. - butterfly 
ribbon and wheat stalk - misc.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Frosted Designs tutorial using inks

I love, love LOVE the 2013 November Mixed Media Kit from Frosted Designs! I made this 6 x 12" wall hanging using most of everything from the kit!

and a short video explaining the different ways I used the inks:
( OK, so I am still learning how to edit my videos, the caption that comes up saying "opps I meant to say Lemon Zest" suppose to be when I am showing the Lemon Zest spray but calling it Fresh Lime!!.. All I can say is, it was in the right spot when I saved the changes!!...ugh!! )

I love the Faber Castel watercolor crayons, they sure made coloring in my digital image easy! I love how you can mix the crayon colors together to get a custom look like I did with her hair.

And the Faber Castell PITT pens made coloring in those tight small spaces a snap!

None of my projects are complete without the use of my Helmar products and popping up her head is one of my most favorites...Liquid Scrap Dots!

Faber Castell - Watercolor crayons, Gesso and Pitt Pens
Dilly Beans - #381 Isabella Fairy digital image
Ranger - Dylusion Spray inks, stickles, liquid pearls
Chipboard clouds

Don't forget that you can sign up for the
Mixed Media Paper Kit subscription
and then we play together each month!!
*FREE Dylusions Creative Journal ($24.99 value) with any first time 
mixed media paper kit subscription! 
Offer expires November 30th.

entering this wall hanging in:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes


Whether you are a journaler, mixed media artist, scrapbooker, or other type of crafter, hand lettering is a visually dynamic way to add textural elements to your work. I have a book review of
Creative Lettering that I'd love for you to check out.
Let's learn to love our handwriting!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sashaying along with Helmar ♥

 Scented sachets can be homemade and come in many sizes, styles, shapes and fragrances, they are a small cloth scented bag filled with aromatic ingredients...not to be confused with sashaying through a crowded room in 3" heels.

I always make a small hand made Christmas gift for my neighbor ladies that live in the same building as I do. This year I am making them some monogrammed sachet bags.

I am going to be using Helmar Craft Glue along with the other products to create my sachet bags.

First, fold the bag in half and run a line of Helmar Craft Glue 
across the glassine bag and adhere some lace trim. 

Next, use a rub on to decorate the front of your bag. You could use a sticker too.

I use the Helmar Craft Glue to hold my charm onto the lace and then use thread to tack it down. I don't have to sew the charm onto the lace because the glue will secure it but I like the look of  "I hand sewed this! " because it appears that I took more time to make it than I actually did! 
(Just make sure to keep the bag open and not sew it shut. )

Then I add a line of Helmar Craft Glue right above the lace and lay my string of pearls over it. It really grabs hold of them and secures them easily!

 To finish it off, add a ¼ cup of scented crushed potpourri to your bag, fold it back over and glue the flap back down to seal it in.

You can make lots of quick and easy gifts for the upcoming holidays 
with Helmar Craft Glue at your side!

I'm also entering this in:
{my sweet earth} Christmas Love campaign

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday with Sandee - watercolors and gelatos

Hi everyone, today will be a little different because instead of just one technique, I'll be showing you from start to finish how I did my journal page. The 2 main supplies that I am using are the Faber Castel watercolor crayons and the gelatos....along with molding paste, stencils, pens and ( Deco Art paint, which came in the October Mix Media Kit ). All the products are available in the Frosted Designs store :)

So here is my finished page:

And here is my video, I tried to keep in under 15 minutes ...which was hard to do!!

some close ups:

I can't wait to see what you make, please post your pages on the Frosted Designs Facebook page so we can all see them! See you next week!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Frosted Designs - November Mixed Media Kit reveal

The 2013 November Mixed Media Kit is here!! Yay!!
I had so much playing with the plaque from the kit, making it into a little love sign. 

Here's a little slide show on how I put it together: 

a couple close ups:
I just love how the ink wicked into the flower.

I had a lot of fun doodling around the circles making them into flower, and the tiny coordinating polka dot buttons perfectly matched the ink colors!

The polka dot letters from the 2013 October Mixed Media Kit worked extremely well and I love being able to combine my kits together.

It's so much fun to get a kit each month, sometimes you get things you wouldn't ordinarily buy, but that's the fun of it because sometimes you are so happy when you try something new!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Crepehanger: noun

killjoy; someone who takes a pessimistic view of things

wow...I am so far behind!! This was actually made for the Tim Holtz 2013 Tag for October and I just now am getting it posted!! YIKES! At this rate, I'll be celebrating Christmas on Valentines Day! lol

I enjoyed using my white pen and playing around with the lettering inside the tree branches, and I just love my drippy moon!

Nothing says fun like ink splatters!

Higgens - india ink
Deco Arts - Paper Effects, Branching Out tree stencil
Cricut Craft Room - free cut of the week
Ranger - stickles. distress stains, grunge paper
Gelli print background
Montana marker

entering this in:
Simon Monday Challenge - Got ink?
Jo's Scrap Shack - #25 Things with wings

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cacafuego: noun

a swaggering braggart or boaster

I have been neglecting my card making!! aacckkk!! I need to get back into making cards or I won't have anything to sell at the Art MoB!

entering this in:
Fab 'n' Funky - #193 Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge - Got ink?
Jo's Scrap Shack - #25 Things with wings

 I love coloring in digital images with distress ink :)

Ranger - Distress inks
Candy Buzz - font ( on right side of card )
From the Heart - digital image

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Poltroon: noun

a spiritless coward
in miniature :)
I tried to use Tracy's color palette, with the colors I had on hand and had to cut the quote short so it would fit the tiny journal. I also used stamps instead of stencils, it was easier to work with.

entering my Prayer Journal into:

Challenges 4 Everbody - #33 Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge - Got ink?
ink pens by Sakura, Pigma Sensei Manga Drawing Set

One of the things that I can look back over the year on and be thankful is about my experience with the Art MoB. I have been so lucky to have had such a good year that I made the decision to move up to an actual booth. Yep I am no longer just a wall display artist..I am in the big leagues now...well, more like the little

Not only will I be able to hang up more work but I plan on adding 2 more card bins and a low table to display my 3-D projects!

Anyway, I am very grateful for all the lovely people who brought my art into their homes, they may never know how much they touched my heart by doing so.

Frosted Designs - art journaling

Wax on....wax off?
( watch if you want to find out what I'm talking about, lol )

Well, this is a technique that I have used several times with my signs; here are 3 that were created using this technique :
This is the page I made today from the video, I love it so much I will be making a wall sign that will be similar. The colors, while not quite monochromatic, just work well together. ( You can pop over to the Frosted Designs page and see why there is a difference between the page on the left and the one on the right..leave me some love while you are there! )

Can you guess what the center of the flower is made out of....can you guess where to go to find out? ;)
descriptive word stickers ( October 2013 Mixed Media Kit )

entering this in:
Faber Castell - Novemeber challenge with Mou - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Succubus: noun

a demon assuming female form in order to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep

Playing along with 
Papercrafting Inspiration - #29 Magazine Mondays

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays-Week Twenty-Nine Inspiration Piece (image)

I love combining pop art designs and fonts with bright colors into my art journal. It's a great combination! Are you having a playful day?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Deco Arts up-cycled canvas bag

I do so love being an Art Deco blogger, and I thank them for sending me such awesome supplies to work with. The So Soft fabric paint was a dream to work with and gave me such fabulous results!

My partners in crime...aka...da' supplies!

A short video with some deets :)

If you want to use my drawing, please feel free, I just ask that it is used for your personal pleasure only.
close up :)