Friday, August 30, 2019

Polkadoodles Ula - Be Yourself

So I didn't do much of a tutorial on this 8 1/2" x 11" canvas because I don't normally do mixed media, nor really know how in order to share a "how-to" on it.  I just kind of winged it with some awesome products from the Polkadoodles store and stuff I had in my stash.  I was pleasantly surprised when it was finished but it took me daaaaaays and lots of Pinterest reference and watching video's from my fellow teamies!!  HANDY!!  

To start with I painted the whole canvas pink with some acrylic paint.  After it was dry I didn't like how pink it was so I used Dylusions white linen ink spray to tone it down.  It needed a 2nd layer so after that was dry, I then sprayed some Dylusions bubble gum pink over top.  Ooooo that was pretty!!  I applied some light paste overtop the Pretty Butterfly stencil (top left) then let it that dry.  It wasn't quite white enough so I painted the butterflies with some white gesso to make them pop a bit more.

This whole thing started because of this Ula "Be Yourself" clear stamp set, which is available from Polkadoodles stockists world-wide. She just screamed mixed media so I first colored her using my Prismacolor pencil crayons and then added some texture images from the Textures Galore stamp set.  I also added and colored in the Great Outdoors sun using distress inks.  OK!!  Fun so far!!  Oh and there is a similar image in the store with a few great sentiments as well as more fabulous Ula images. 

I found this "Love" heart shaped paperclip and popped it on top of layered pieces of paper from the Bright & Beautiful and Sweet Tweet 6" x 6" craft paper packs. 

I've added some flowers, sisal, white moss, doilies, chipboard, a tassel and a heart clothes pin in this arrangement.

Again from my stash I've added more flowers, this amazing burlap flower, the "LOVE" Prima shabby chic door sign and a huge metal butterfly.  I added some heavy white gesso over all of my embellishments just to give it more of that shabby chic feel.  

And more stuff from my stash and YAY I was finally able to use my robin's egg nest!  LOL!!

On this side of the canvas I used the Unicorns & Rainbows and Winter Accents 6" x 6" stencils for the big stars and small patterned stars.  Again they weren't as white as I wanted so I painted them with more white gesso.

This piece was a ton of fun but not quite sure when you'll see another one.  LOL!  These things really make your creative mind kick into overdrive!!  I hope you liked this, my sister does and has already laid claim to it!  Well, she was my inspiration so I suppose she deserves it then!  😂😂😂

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Skin - Chocolate, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Light Peach
Cheeks - Hot Pink, Rose Deco
Dress - Process Red, Hot Pink, Deco Pink
Pants - Warm Grey 70%, 50%, 30%
Wings - Warm Grey 50%, 30%, 20%, 10%
Hair - Black, Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Eggshell, White
Eyes - Dark Green, Apple Green, Spring Green

Friday, August 16, 2019

Winnie - Partytime

Thanks for popping by as I have a super cute shaker card and video to share showing how I add my flowers to my cards.  

I've started by picking my papers again and this time I'm using the Bright and Beautiful 6" x 6" collection from Polkadoodles.  It's been ages since I did something in blues and greens and I should do it more often because I just love this combo!!  

Previously, I masked my image and then used the Great Outdoors 6" x 6" stencil, which is quickly becoming my favorite and oh my goodness I loved the end result!  This time I used distress inks for the clouds but ... maybe next time I'll use something different.  😉

The shape of the card is a file I've used on my Silhouette machine.  There are a number of tutorials for a step card online but I fear my measurement skills.  😂   I usually end up destroying a few lovely pieces of paper I could have hoarded in my stash.  ha ha ha ha!!

I created some hand made flowers from the Daisy Cluster Delicate dies by cutting them, spraying with water, crumpling them, letting air dry and then adhering the layers using my glue.

I chose a saying from the Sentimentals 6 x 6 paper pack and die cut it using the Posydoodles Basics Tags.  I cheated and placed the die (pic) closer to the other end so my sentiment wasn't as long as the die itself is.  

Here you can find digi Partytime Winnie or the pre-colored Partytime Winnie, whichever is best for you!  

I've used all my hand made flowers as well as some Wild Orchid Craft flowers to complete my bouquets.  Also added a gorgeous metal butterfly from my stash. 

And another pretty bouquet.  

As mentioned you can see my video here:


Thanks for coming by!!
Enjoy your week and keep it crafty! 💓


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C3, 5, 7, 9

Monday, August 12, 2019

Gnome Matter What

I couldn't help but to buy this super cute set from Whimsy Stamps called "Gnome Matter What".  ha ha ha so cute!  It's chocked full of images so there is soooo much potential!  I don't have a ton to say but that it took me quite a long time to color - LOL - with my Prismacolors.  


Thanks for stopping by!

All my Prismacolor combo's:

Grass - Olive green, Kelly Green, Sap Green Light, Page Sage
Shirt and Shrooms -  Pumpkin Orange, Mineral Orange, Yellowed Orange
Hat, Shorts and Wagon - Dark Brown, Chocolate, Light Umber, Ginger Root
Snail - Dioxazine Purple Hue, Violet, Parma Violet, Lilac
Belt - Indanthrone Blue, Denim Blue, Periwinkle, Cloud Blue
Snail - Warm Grey 90%, 70%, 50%, 30%, 10%
Sky - Black, French Grey 90%, 70%
Beard and Lantern - Cool Grey 90%, 70%, 50%, 30%