Friday, April 17, 2015

Dollhouse --partially made--

Hi, I'm sharing a Dollhouse that I am making.  I started it last week Tuesday, surprised I'm this far along actually.  This was a kit that I bought in the early 90's--I was also very surprised I found most of the pieces since I had started building the walls then and moved in '99 (the mask to do the brick work is missing and several small pieces that I was able to duplicate.  Here is a manual I found online and a movie someone else did of making it.  The instructions are vague at best on much of it, but I loved the first one I made and donated to charity so much that I got this...  Fortunately, i have done construction and know angles, because you have to cut most of the little pieces yourself, like the banister. Here are some picture of the inside with the hardwood floor and wallpapering.

If you want to see a movie of someone assembling it you can view one here, decided not to duplicate their work and didn't want to make myself stress more with the events from last week.--

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Another Gelato background

Yesterday I tried a new technique and loved it, so I am doing another, I used several Unity stamps as a background and used the Gelato's that Beth Williams gave me to color after heat embossing the stamping. I also paperpieced the dress on the prima. I used Maya road and paper pieced their umbrella also. I used my spectrum Noir pens to color the f Prima doll. The flowers were Petaloo. The flower on the ribbon was Maya Road. The butterflies were made using the Epiphany Crafts butterfly.  The drops were Queen and Co.
.See below for links to where entered and details:

 Really Reasonable Ribbon Things with wings
 Unity Stamp Color Challenge

Friday, April 3, 2015

Unity, Maya Road, Prima tag -card

Tried a new technique, I used several unity stamps as a background and used the Gelato's that Beth Williams gave me to color after heat embossing the stamping.  I also paperpieced the dress on the prima.  For the bike stamp I cut out all the spokes.  I also used the gelatos to color the paisley pieces and flowers from Maya road and paper pieced their umbrella also.  I used my spectrum Noir pens to color the flowers and the Prima doll also.   The white,cream, and black flower were Petaloo.  The brad on the bow was from Graphics 45.  You might note that I fussy cut out the spokes on the bike to show the colors of the background.  I wanted it to look different so I made a tag/card for my niece.
See below for links to where entered and details:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fiskafriends 2015 Blog Hop - The Power of Community!

Welcome to the Fiskafriends 2015 Blog Hop - The Power of Community! 

Thanks for visiting.  We all hope you will enjoy the hop and the work of all participants.   Use the link below for the list of participants.

I decided to share some of my favorites, most are older, I'd love if you took the time to see some of my more recent work though, and maybe even start to follow me if you like my work. 

To be entered in the Fiskafriends' sponsored giveaways, leave a comment on any of the listed blogs and follow the sponsor giveaway entry directions at:

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Anniversary Card

Here is an anniversary card for my husband.  I saw the Whisper Grapics challend this morning and knew I had to do it.  We went to Ireland for our Honeymoon and LOVE Celtic art, so I colored this graphic I found online with my Spectrum Noir pens.  I used the Steampunk Graphics 45 to make it masculine and used some Queen & Co bling,  See below for challenges and links.

Birds of A Feather Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 10 (Birds of a feather, it might be difficult to see but there are bird's head in the top center.)   Anything goes, Awesome scripture, but I needed an Anniversary card for my Awesome husband, it's been 18 years since we met and 14 since we married on the 24th...  Lions/lambs

(animals)...the picture has a bird/snake Celtic Art, hope you enjoy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Graphics 45 Design Team Audition 2015

First, I adore Graphics 45 and once I got my first set of papers in December 2014, I felt at home using them.  Your papers just seem to speak to me.  I feel I would be an asset to your team because I am detail oriented, can follow directions, and am extremely artistic.  I learn very quickly and can think outside the box.  I developed and taught training classes when I was in the telecommunications industry, and my writing skills are excellent so I could prepare excellent tutorials and provide demonstrations if necessary.

 Before I  show my paper-crafts I would love to highlight some of my other artistic endeavors so you can get a feel for the true breadth of my skills, not just in paper-crafting.  The ceramic figure is hand-sculpted (she's only two inches tall and one inch wide.)  Next are some of my ink/pencil renderings, and at the bottom a wood-crafting ornament I made from a 3 inch clothespin doll (I whittled, dressed, and  painted.)  Some of my other talents include sewing and painting. I feel that construction and design are as much of an art as my other crafts, so, here is just one of the showers that I built, from floor up (including plumbing) for our master bathroom.  Please feel free to visit my Flickr account to if you want to see more of the remodels that I designed. There are folders for the master bath remodel, guest, downstairs, kitchen, all I which I designed and implemented (with some help of course.)(

Now for some of my favorite paper-crafting projects: Most are Graphics 45, but I thought I'd include a few others also.

If chosen, one of the projects I hope I could do is to make a dollhouse kit decorate all the pieces of furniture and interior with a variety of your papers, I would be such an awesome piece of art when finished!  Also, having access to a greater amount of your products would allow me to branch out into a variety of mixed media projects.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my work and would consider taking the chance on a newbie that is driven to succeed and would fully appreciate the opportunity to work with your fine products.

Monday, March 16, 2015

G45 Dollhouse Kitchen Cupboard

Here is an old dollhouse dresser (left over from when I made a few kits to give away to charity at Christmas).  Please note that the drawers etc were askew (my son helped make it when he was little.)  I will provide a few pics of how I made the pattern.. The papers were from "Time to Celebrate 8x8", "Time to Celebrate 6x6 patterns and solids","Botanical Tea (bird), and "Couture 6x6 patterns and solids).  The flowers and pearls were left over from my wedding decorations, the crystal pulls were from Queen & Co.  I used Glossy Accents on the hearts, ovals, and bird picture.  The sink was Duct Tape This is entered in Simon Says Wed. Things that fly; The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge  10"Birds of a Feather (bird in center who wouldn't want to look at that lovely picture while working at a sink?).  Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers--I think the pearls are a trim, I hope.  Craft Hoarders Anonymous  Go Green(links below)

Sorry, I accidentally deleted the first before picture.  I made the pattern  using the pencil to find the edges (after I cut out an oval below left, and repeated till finished (I used the same technique for the top also, see the pattern to the right with the heart).
Once I had It drawn in I cut it out using my fingertip knife with a ruler with a metal edge to get a clean cut line.  Next, I used Sticker Maker and let it dry so it would remain tacky.  

After I cut the pattern I placed it on the papers and drew it on and cut it out 
with the fingertip knife.
I did my final cuts after putting the cut pieced on similar to the picture of the white pattern by making tiny slits (similar to clipping the fabric on a curve) to slip it in the tiny crevices after putting Tacky Glue on it.  I glued on all the cut pieces, decorated it using glue dots to hold the flowers.  I made the little picture using a sticker and putting it on the black and putting pearls around it, after it dried I used the Glossy accents on it and all the hearts and pulls.