Monday, June 25, 2012

First Anniversary Candy Winner and More Candy

Hello my dear friends, I would like to thank you all for entering my First Anniversary Blog Candy and for leaving such sweet comments.

So, the random winner is

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No. 65 Tina

Congratulations Tina!!! Please e-mail me with your address so I can get your candy out to you.

But my First Anniversary celebration doesn't end here. From now on and for the rest of the year, I will have a monthly Blog Candy for my blogging friends.


This time, I'm offering a $12 voucher from Saturated Canary. To enter, the "rules" are the same:

  1. Become a follower if you like my artwork ("candy only" blogs are not accepted).
  2. Add the picture of my candy to your sidebar and link it back to my blog.
  3. Add your name to Mr. Linky
I will draw a winner on August 1st. Good luck everyone! (This Blog Candy is open worldwide).


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Altered Jewerly Box

Good morning friends, Today I'm sharing this jewelry box I made for my Goddaughter Sara on her Holly Confirmation.



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The beautiful image is Saturated Canary, called Springtime. The papers are My Mind's Eye and the gorgeous flowers and metal corner piece Wild Orchid Crafts.


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I used my Copic markers to color this image. Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E37, E33, E31 and E50. Reds: R29, R27, R24 and R22. Aquablue: BG18, BG13, Bg11 and BG000. Shoes: E59, E57, E53 and E50.


I'm entering the following challenges:

Saturated Canary: Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Crafts: Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything But a Card

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Canvas Book

Hello friends, I'm back with another Magnolia creation. This time I've made a Summer Canvas Book using these beautiful stamps from Magnolia's latest collection, Summer Memories. This project was so much fun to create but also very time consuming. I took lots of pictures to capture all the details, hope you enjoy them!




To make my Summer Canvas Book, I used two 8" x 8" stretched canvases that I first painted with blue acrylic paint. When it was dry, I applied a thick coat of  Distress crackle paint, picket fence. I then decorated the backside of the canvases with My Mind's Eye and Teresa Collins pattern papers. I love using the backside of the canvases because the wooden frames create niches that give dimension to my scene. Before I stared adding all my dimensional objects, I hinged the canvases together. 




I water colored  my images with Distress Inks. For the first scene, I used Tilda Offshore, Edwin Waiting for Fish, Memory Shells and a hand-drawn beach background. 



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I love decorating with 3-dimesnional objects like this Tim Holtz corked vial that I filled in with golden microbeads and  a cute little cut-out fish.



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I used Magnolia Cloud Doohickey die and Tim Holtz Scrollwork die cut to simulate some waves. 
The sentiment is from Magnolia stamps and the metal charm from my local craft store.



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For the second scene, I used my beautiful Pearl Tilda and Oyster with Pearl. I machine stitched around both scenes, using a scallop stitch pattern. 



Although it's hard to tell from these pictures, I applied Stickles to Miss Tilda and her cute sea house. And I also added some liquid pearls around the oyster.


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The gorgeous flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the acetate and cardstock cut outs are K&Company.



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 These little sea shells prefect for my project are from my local craft store.



I would like to enter:

TOMIC: 1st Anniversary, Anything Goes  
MDUC: Bingo (charms, die-cuts, paint)
Tilda's Town Challenge: lazy days of Summer
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Joy's Summer Inspiration

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola
 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Today, Tomorrow & Forever

Hello all, this is my last card as guest designer for The ABC Challenge. Thanks ladies for inviting me to join your talented design team this month. The challenge this time is "R" is for Romance. I made this card for my husband on our anniversary, isn't so romantic?


For my anniversary card I used this gorgeous First Kiss Sarah Kay stamp. The papers are My Mind's Eye and the flowers Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.


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I colored my First Kiss image with Copic markers: Skin: E11, E00 and E000. His hair: C7, C5 and C1. Browns: E59, E57, E33, E31 and E50. Blues: BG18, BG15, BG11 and BG000.


Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Friday, June 1, 2012

Guest Designer for ABC Challenge

 Edited To Add: My Card and Bookmark Set won Top 3 at Wild Orchid Challenge!

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be the GDT for ABC challenge this month. The theme is Q for Quilt, how fun is that! I really enjoyed creating a paper quilt background for my card and bookmark set. And I finally got to color one of my favorite Saturated Canary images, Hipster.


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To create my paper quilt background, I cut 16 squares of My Mind's Eye pattern papers and glue them together on a base cardstock. Then, to give them texture and a "fabric look", I used my Argyle embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Finally, I stitched across all  joints and around the whole background. Love it! It really looks like a quilt! (unfortunately, it's hard to see it from the pictures).


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I also made a tag for my card with Magnolia's Bloomy Tag Doohickey die and decorated it with a custom made vintage postal stamp.


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The gorgeous flowers and seam binding ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The decorative pin is custom made to match the card. The sentiment is a digital freebie from Teddy Bo challenge blog.


Both Hipster images, one for the card and one for the bookmark, were colored with Copic markers.
Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E59, E57, E33, E31 and E50. Yellows: Y17, Y15, Y11 and Y000. Pinks: R89, R85, R83 and R81. Blues: BG18, BG13, BG11 abn BG000. Reds: R39, R29, R27, R24 and R22.


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I would like to enter:
Saturated Canary Challenge: Bookmarks
Wild Orchid Challenge: Bingo (Ribbon & Lace, Flowers, Pink)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything goes

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola