Hello Cupcake - Lili of the Valley card

"Hello Cupcake" ... A cute little stamp from Lili of the Valley.
I'm entering this card into the Lili's Little Fairies challenge which calls for "Lavender and Lace"
How yummy is that combination?!
There's also an "Out with the Old" challenge at Stamping for the Weekend, they want to see something old on your card.
I've chosen to go old style with papers from Melissa Frances.

It's so cold outside, I'm going to hibernate this weekend!
Hopefully just relax with a movie and a nice big cup of hot chocolate! Yummy!!!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for visiting me today.


Tilda with Daisy - Magnolida Card

It's been awhile since I color up a Tilda, I'm so happy I did!
I saw this wonderful sketch at TOMIC and decided to play along. Not only do you have to follow the sketch, you also need to use fabric on your project ... how unique and fun is that?
I'm also entering this into Deep Ocean challenge which calls for "Sparkles".

This is "Tilda with Daisy" on my card and she is colored with Distress Inks and Watercolors.
I followed the above sketch and added a strip of pretty fabric on the side.
There are lots of sparkles around the edges, flowers and on sweet Tilda.
Here are some detail images ...

Thank You so much for taking the time to visit me.
And to all my wonderful friends who have been leaving kind comments ... You keep me motivated!
Thank You!!!


Birthday Card and Altered Bottle - Sarah Kay

Are you having a good weekend? I've been looking forward to it all week long.
I can finally share a project that I've been working on.
It's a Birthday card for a dear friend and along with it is an altered glass jar with some buttons, pearls, and lace.
I really hope she likes it.

Here is the glass jar that I've altered. You can find the tutorial on how I color my glass jars here.
Doesn't the silk flower look so beautiful?
The flower alone is just stunning, but adding in random string of pearls make it interesting and so so pretty.

I wanted to make something soft and sweet ... just like her!

Sarah Kay Stamp: Spring is Back
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks & Watercolors
Paper: October Afternoon & My Minds Eye

I'm so happy to stopped by today, thanks so much!
Have a wonderful weekend, see you soon.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (she knows who she is --- oxoxo)


Tutorial - Colored Glass Bottles and Jars

I love collecting glass jars/bottles and giving them a hint of color.
I use them to hold buttons, beads, pearls and anything else I can fit into them ... makes my craft room more personalized.
I also like to alter them and give them as a beautiful one-of-a-kind gift.

I'll share with you how I achieve these colored glass bottles.
Please note that this technique is for dry use only, adding water to these bottles will strip the colors away.
You can make them as dark as you like, it just depend on the amount of ink you add in.
I like mine to be soft, light and airy ... just a blush of color.

Here's the Before and After photos ...

Materials needed:

  • Glass Jar/Bottle
  • Distress Ink Reinker
  • Liquitex Glazing Medium

Step 1 -Mix

  • Add a good amount of glazing medium to coat the inside of the bottle.
  • Add in two drops of your desire Distress Ink Reinker color.
  • Slowly mix together by gently swirling the mixture around to avoid bubbles.
  • You can adjust the color by adding more ink or glazing medium. The color will dry much lighter then the mixture.
  • You should get a thick mixture with no bubble in it.

Step 2 - Rotate

  • Carefully rotate the bottle so that the mixture will coat the inside of the bottle.
  • Tilt and rotate the mixture until the entire bottle is cover.

Step 3 - Drip

  • Let all the excess solution drip out making sure the mouth of the bottle is completely coated with the mixture.
  • Leave the bottle upside down to dry for 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, turn the bottle right side up and let dry for another 12 hours.

Step 4 - Finish

  • This is how it look when the mixture is still wet, it will dry to a much lighter color.

Wasn't that so easy? The hardest part is waiting for it to dry!
I hope you find this tutorial fun and useful.
I'm working on a project with these beautiful bottles, I'll be back to share them later in the week.

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day.


CLP Sketch Challenge ... We're Back!

Happy New Year!
I wish 2012 will bring us lots of cheers, love, good health and lots of crafting adventure.
It's going to be a great year!!!

After taking a month off, my sweet teammate and I are back to share our take on a new CLP Sketch Challenge.
I hope to see you enter the challenge and please stop by and see the wonderful take from the DT.

Here is the Sketch for the month of January ...

My first card for the new year is for the CLP Sketch Challenge blog.
I've use a Steampunk image provided by Sassy Studio Designs. She's Steampunk Vivian and I had the best of time coloring her.

Sassy Studio Design Digi: Steampunk Vivian
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks & Watercolors
Paper: BasicGrey

I can't wait to see your take on this Sketch.
Have a wonderful New Year and thanks so much for your visit.