Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

The December Reader Art Quest on the Unruly PaperArts blog has the theme "Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  I painted my wooden sleigh with glittery acrylic paints in gold and silver.  The Christmas scene was cut out of German scrap.  I decoupaged the scrap onto the sled and added various colored and sized gems.  I topped the tree with a Dresden trim star.  I added some gold braid as the reins of the sleigh.  Using a Spellbinders label die, I cut out a tag and attached an embellishment from K & Co.

Still time to get busy with your Christmas Craft projects...Paulette

Monday, November 3, 2014

Give Thanks

 I entered this card in the October DCWV Stamp-a-holic Sketch Challenge.   The card was selected to be in the Top Ten.  A drawing was held and I was selected to win a prize.  I'm doing the happy dance today!!!

This is the sketch I based my design on:

I used papers from the DCWV Autumn Melody stack.  The layers were outlined with a gold leaf Krylon pen.  I added rhinestone leaves and gems.

Our beautiful leaves have all fallen here in the Midwest...the weatherman is threatening a visit from Jack Frost.

Here's hoping your autumn were warm & colorful...Paulette 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Glorious Monarch

This card was inspired by this month's Unruly PaperArts Reader Art Quest.  The colors and the photo below are the source of inspiration.
The photo of the monarch is a re-purposed index page from a 2013 calendar.  I used an Sizzix embossing folder on the background.  The yellow flowers were created from punches and the orange flowers were cut from an Ellentina die.  You can find the Unruly PaperArt Quest HERE.

This week the Fall foliage color is at peak here in Madison.  The colors are glorious...
Enjoy our beautiful Fall season......Paulette

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I've Been Published in the Latest Stampers' Sampler!!!

 Just got my advance copy of the Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 issue of "the stampers' sampler."  I submitted a series of cards for the angel template challenge.  They published 3 of my cards!

This one is my Steampunk Angel.  I used wire mesh for the wings, a bunch of gears and some embossing folders.  I used a clock stamp by Rubbernecker on the gown.

I called this one "Our Hearts Have Wings."  The paper is from a DCWV and the stamp is by Hampton Arts.  The sentiment was heat-embossed with gold embossing powder.  The head is a pearl and gold button.  The heart is a gold charm and the trim is a gold sticker

This card I called "Words."  I used the same Hampton Arts stamp and embossing technique to stamp the sentiment.  The head is a gold heart charm.  The wings and trim on the gown are German scrap from the Paper Dreams Factory.  The paper is from DCWV.

The photography in this issue of the magazine seems to be rather poor quality---faded or poor lighting.  My photos are not that good either---I had put my camera in a "safe place" and then couldn't remember where it was.  These photos were taken with my phone.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Bird Still Life

I used papers from the DCWV Botanical stack.  I fussy cut the bird and berries from a second sheet of paper and popped them up with dimensional tape.  I added Crystal Effects to the grapes.  The sympathy stamp is from PSX.

Have a great day....................................Paulette

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall-ing for You

The challenge this month on Dies R Us is #10-Fall Festival.  I love this little vintage girl stamp...I borrowed it from a friend so I don't know which stamp co. makes it.  I added some very tiny punched oak leaves to her hat and around the image.  The corner die cuts were made with a Marianne die.  The cascade of different leaves down the left side of the card and on the bottom right corner were all cut from a die by Joy! Crafts.  I also used this die to emboss the veins on the leaves and accent the veins with color pencils.  Several rhinestone maple leaves complete the design.

Peak Color Season is several weeks most favorite time of year!...Enjoy...........Paulette

Saturday, September 13, 2014

By the Light of the Moon

A bit early for Halloween but this scaredy cat is ready for some Trick & Treating.  The cat stamp is from Stampin Up.  The bat paper is by Graphic 45 and the other papers are from DCWV.

This card was designed for this month's Reader's Art Quest over on the Unruly PaperArts blog.  
Thanks for stopping by............................................Paulette