2013-01-24

"Pretty Love" My New Pretty Little Stamps digi

Hi everyone! Today, I'm sharing my newest Digi stamp from my Pretty Little Stamps line. This little cutie is call "Pretty Love" and she is just in time for Valentine's Day. I've colored her with Distress Inks and also did some paper piecing on her skirt. I love embellishments, so this card have lots of them ... bridal lace, cherub from paper clay, stick pins, glass pebbles, charm, half pearls, Prima and handmade flowers.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a beautiful day and I'll see you next time.

Much Love,

Chelsea


2013-01-17

Fairy Wing Card

Creating something different is always a fun challenge for me, so I've decided to take on the challenge at Deep Ocean which is to create anything but square. I've used two Spellbinders "Blossom Four" to create this shape, then added some embellishments for eye candy. For her fairy wings, stamp a couple of Martha Stewart butterfly stamp on transparency paper then roughly cut them out. To get the edges to curl, run them over a candle flame and shape them with your tweezer. Then layer them on top of each other for the completed look.

There's also a challenge at The Shabby Tea Room "Antique Rose" and its a photo inspiration plus the use of rose and fabric/ribbon. I made the pink and blue rose and long with the ribbon bow out of fabric. I hope it's "antique" enough.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a beautiful day and I'll see you next time.

~Chelsea


2013-01-10

My Craft Space


Hello everyone! Over at Deep Ocean Challenge blog, they ask to share your crafting space for this challenge. Thought that was a fun idea and wanted to play along. Here are some photos of my crafting space, I haven't been crafting much lately so this is pretty clean. I painted all the furniture a antique white color and had some fun distressing them. The chair slip cover was made from an old summer dress, love that it has side pockets. I never put anything in there, I just like the way it look ... so girly and so unique :)

I'll see you shortly, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your day.

~Chelsea


2013-01-04

Tissue Wrapping Paper Flower Tutorial

Over the Holiday, I bought way too many tissue wrapping paper ... what to do with those left over tissue wrapping paper? ... make paper flowers of course! I make just about all the flowers on my card (except the super tiny Prima roses) so this is just the perfect "after the holiday project". It's easy to make and I suggest making a lot when you sit down to make them. I can't wait to use them on my project and including them in gift packages for my friends. I hope you like this tutorial enough to give it a try.

I made a variety of them, stamped petals, super crinkled, and some with just watercolor. I love them all and I think you will too.



Materials used:



  • Tissue Wrapping Paper
  • Flower Die Cut
  • Watercolor
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun

Fold the tissue wrapping paper so that you will get 3 cut from each flower die.

Run the die through the machine.

Separate the cute flower and place each on the craft mat as shown.

Brush each flower with water.

Add colors by brushing on some watercolor mixture.

Dab off any extra water with a paper towel.

Use the heat gun on the flower, you will see the tissue paper starting to change color and form unique crinkles.

Add a tiny amount of hot glue to the center of the flower and pinch the small flowers together (one flower at a time).

Do the same to the bigger flower and hot glue the two together.

You can crinkle the tissue paper for a fuller look.

And you are done! The water coloring is a bit messy, but that the fun part. You get see how the color spread and change colors on the tissue paper. I can't get enough of it, I might have to make some more tomorrow!

If you don't have watercolor, you can use Distress Ink or anything water-base.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'll see you shortly. Have a great weekend.

Much Love,

Chelsea


2013-01-01

Happy New Year - CLP-54 Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year Friends! I wish you all a wonderful 2013 with new hope and new beginning! I look forward to this year with lots of positive changes ... lets welcome 2013 with good cheers!!!

Today, I have a card made for the new CLP Sketch challenge. Come on over and play with us ... the Designers have some wonderful cards to showcase. Here is the CLP Sketch for the month of January:

Sure hope you like it enough to join us!!!

It's been awhile since my last card, so making this one took some times. I'm reminded of how much I love coloring these images, to me it's so relaxing.

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to visit your blog so please leave a comment and I'll make sure to say "Hi". Have a great New Year and I'll see you shortly. Take care!

Much Love,

Chelsea