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Friday, February 24, 2017

THE WORLD IS MY CANVAS.......Art journals



this month A VINTAGE JOURNEY is having a new challenge 

WORDS THAT ARE SPECIAL
and I thought what words really represent me is "The world is my canvas" and with that I was inspired to do an art journal....well then that snowballed into 5 art journals, lol. So I wanted to share my designs with you.






I started with a mini sketch book and covered with hand made papers and art images that I love. Then blinged it to the next level with trims, flowers and Viva pearl pens. 

ART JOURNAL GIVEAWAY
What I thought might be fun for everyone is that I am going to give away one of my little art journals so if you would like to be placed in the drawing just email me at 
and in the subjects write "Art Journal give away" and on 6th I will choose a winner and ship you a little Journal just for you!
Good Luck
Leanne

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RETRO VALENTINE TAG......Tag Tuesday


This month I am celebrating all things Valentines or romantic and thought it would be fun to create a tag with a retro flair.

The products you will need
Chip board shipping tag
Gold Acrylic Paint
small Foam Brush
Foil Lip paper by Recollections
Pin Up Girl image from Gecko Galz

Red Heart Doilie by Recollections
Distress Ink in "Candied Apple"
White Card Stock
"Happy Valentines Day" Stamp by Craftsmart
Valentine Trim from Hobby Lobby




Start by paining the chip board tag with your gold paint and let dry.


take your gold foil lip paper and cut out to fit the bottom of the your tag. And print your vintage pin up image onto a piece of white card stock and get one of your heart doilies out.


Ink the edges of your tag paper and your pin up girl using your inking tool and red ink.


adhere the paper to the top of your tag using your liquid adhesive ( we suggest Scotch quick drying adhesive)


Now take your valentine sentiment stamp and on the remaining part of the white card stock you cut your bombshell out of stamp the sentiment in red ink.


Next cut into a strip measuring 4" x 1/2"


Using scissors cut strip into a fun banner then ink the edges with your red ink.


Now layer on your heart doilie, pin up girl, and then your sentiment banner.


Finish by tying fun valentines trim through hole to finish.

Have fun creating your own valentines inspired tag!
Happy Crafting
Leanne



Sunday, February 19, 2017

MELLOW YELLOW BUNNY DREAMS CARDS



This week Fab and Funky is having a bingo challenge where you go down and take three elements and include them in your design to come up with a charming project....so I was inspired by the color yellow, Dicuts and lace and what started as one card quickly moved to 3 charming bunny cards!






I adore the color yellow and I found these amazing laser cut bunnies at Michaels and flowers, doilies, and ribbons three charming cards were born.
Have fun creating your own bingo inspired card  and enter their new challenge.
Happy crafting
Leanne

Friday, February 17, 2017

Freeby Friday....the art of Karol Bak


This month our artist spotlight and freeby Friday is on Karol Bak, her ethereal illustrations take us  to unimaginable worlds of imagination. Here is a bit about him;

Karol Bąk was born on 30 May 1961 in Koło in the Wielkopolska Region. He graduated from the Fine Arts High School of Poznań with a degree in Interior Exhibition Arrangement. In 1984, he was admitted to the Graphics Department of the State College of Art (currently the University of Arts in Poznań). He already knew what direction he wanted to take in his studies - painting, graphics and sculpture were perceived as a prestigious pursuit of “searching for pure art.” He was confident he had made the best choice. He graduated in 1989 with distinction, with two degrees in Graphics, under Prof. Tadeusz Jackowski, and Drawing in the studio of Prof. Jarosław Kozłowski.











To see more about this talented artist feel free to visit his website at http://www.karolbak.com/


Happy Crafting
Leanne

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LIVE LOVE LAUGH....Alter it Wednesday


Good morning my Paper Crafting Peeps!

So starting this month I am starting my Alter it Wednesday each month and this month I had fun creating these adorable shrines for my craft studio.


So I was inspired by these little wooden shrine pieces I got at Michaels and started out by white washing the wood with watered down white chalk paint. The using scotch quick dry liquid adhesive I adhered the canvas fabric background and inked the edges with Ranger Distress ink in "Vintage Photo" also ink the edges of the wood stand giving it a distressed look.

The lady images are from Gecko Galz so you print the images to 4.5" then cut them out and ink their edges. The peach doilies are from Recollections at Michaels as are the flowers. 
The Live, Love and Laugh digital stamps are from Gecko Galz as a giveaway just for my followers and are ready for you the grab below print them  then ink them with your brown ink and cut out.
then layer onto your shrine and finish off with Chrome color pearl pen by Viva and strip of sequined trim.

So I hope you will go out and create your own inspiring shrines.
Happy Crafting
Leanne









This project has been entered in the 
Anything Goes, #23 February Challenge
with

Monday, February 6, 2017

FRILLY AND FUNKY CHALLENGE.....Be My Valentine?


Good Morning my Crafting Peeps!

This weeks Frilly and Funkie Challenge is all about Valentines day so I thought this card really captured the theme "Will you be my Valentine?". Valentines is all about romance, hearts, and love and I love the fact that this card embodies that.


I used a romantic image from Gecko Galz as well as a collection of Valentine themed ephemera from them (bingo card, feather, tickets. I created a pocket so I can place a gift card to my sweeties favorite place to shop (Best Buy) and over stamped it using a wonderful stamp by Fancy Pants. The paper I used was Paper Studios cream script and a little piece of red silk ribbon ties it all together.
I invite you all to create your own valentine and enter their fun little challenge!
Have fun
Lee Anne


Sunday, February 5, 2017

FAB N FUNKY CHALLENGE........Birds


Good Morning my Crafting Peeps!

This weeks challenge from Fab'n'Funky was right up my alley so I thought I would join in all the fun!
They asked everyone to use either a bird image feathers or die cuts and well because I love birds I created this little card using a bird image and feathers.
The image is from Gecko Galz and the feathers I got at Hobby Lobby along with the butterflies and flowes. The Stamp is from Hero Arts and inks are Ranger Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans. 
I thought the image was serene and looked as if he was looking about for spring!
Though I love winter I find myself looking forward to spring!


I invite you all to create your own bird inspired projects and enter their fun challenge
Happy Crafting
Lee Anne