Monday, May 23, 2016

Make the Whole Beautiful

“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.”      ― Terri St. Cloud

Monday, May 9, 2016

Stamped Gelli Print Wood House

For number eleven of my Hearts and Houses challenge I was inspired by the current prompt at Paper Artsy: Mono-printing

You know this topic is dear to my heart as I'm a huge Gelli Plate enthusiast.
I only had a little tiny sliver of time so I spent it choosing two complimentary mono prints; I wanted to focal image to have neon in orange or pink and the supporting colors to be in the green/blue/teal range. Since these are some of my favorite colors it took moments to find some prints that fit the requirements.

I stamped both of the large images from Lynne Perrella Collection 034 onto the gelliprints and cut them apart to better fit the shape of the house. Then I attached the paper to a wood base. with Mod Podge. To smooth out any wrinkles and bubbles I ran over the paper with a rubber brayer.

While this is quite simple, the detailed stamp and the colorful monoprints pack a powerful design punch. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quilted House Trivet

For some reason I really love making hot pads. 
That's weird, right?
Maybe it's because I bake so much... or maybe it's because they're useful. 
Don't know. Just know that I enjoy making these silly things an awful lot.

So, obviously, I made a house for my Hearts and Houses challenge.
It's pretty cute, right?

And this quatrefoil on the back... swoon!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Strong Heart Felt and Paper Collage

My theme for the #100DaysChallenge is Hearts and Houses so there will be a lot of hearts and a lot of houses posted here over the next three months.

I'll bundle them as needed so I don't bore you all :-)

Friday, April 15, 2016

QAYG Trivets

 I love monochromatic projects so when I saw an absolutely adorable tutorial for QAYG trivets on S.O.T.A.K Homemade I got right at it.

It was terrifically fun to take a chunk out of my scrap pile and sorting things by color is just as engaging  now as it was in preschool.

Each hot pad is about 10.5 inches square and they are padded with Insul-brite so they are heat proof.

Now that I've made a purple and green one, I can't wait to get going on gray, yellow, orange and blue.

Have you been sewing? What have you made lately.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Emerson and Arabesque Art Journal Page

A fun way to use up your small paper scraps is to make yourself a template for a shape you find pleasing (in this case, arabesque)  and when you have free spots in your day, process your scraps down into your shape.

When they're all put together the effect is quite lovely and your template can be stored away for future projects.