Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Canvas

Kissing blank canvas goodbye! This post will be updated soon!

Staying to the course in Studio 52,

'till next time


please note: See New Canvas Part 2 for the rest of the story……. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mixed Media using Color Burst

Introducing Covered Bridges by Ken Oliver Crafts!
I absolutely am enjoying this line of papers and last week when I was creating all of those leaves I could envision them drifting through the air over one of those beautiful bridges and hence the idea was birthed for a mixed media canvas. And just for the record this canvas did not come together like I imagined it, but that is what I enjoy about mixed media is just creating layer upon layers! It is the process that is fun! Not really sure if I am finished with this one, but for tonight I am calling it good!

This past week one of my scrapbooking friends, Patrice, lost her battle to cancer. I will always treasure the hours, the retreats, the memories we made! Crafting, like the quilting bees of days gone by afforded us the opportunity of spending quality time together. She was a blessing to all who knew her! She fought the good fight and maintained her faith until the very end of leaving this earth. Friday afternoon we gathered for a memorial celebration of her life and we sang a song I was not familiar with. 

Hymn of Promise 
by Natalie A. Sleeth

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;
In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity,
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. 

I originally had no intentions of adding a butterfly to this canvas, but the words of this song kept coming to mind as I was painting. I kept thinking how "free" Patrice is today and the celebration she is reveling in! Her pastor even brought a great round of laughter when he mentioned that James, Peter and John were now having scrapbooks made of their lives now that Patrice had made it into her eternal home! As I was placing the leaves about the canvas I loved the way it came together. Leaves are in their finest colors of brilliance as they depart from the tree and drift downwards to their death. The butterfly is free and is drifting upwards! 

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed! John 8:36

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. Rev. 22: 1-3
Patrice dancing with Elvis at NSD ….
Today she is dancing with the King of Kings and is healed!

Thank you for meeting me at Studio 52
  where serendipity moments happen!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cardmaking Take 2 with Color Burst

As promised I am sharing my card inspiration with all of the fun elements I created using Ken Oliver's Color Burst!

This is the really distressed piece I created and honestly I considered tossing it in the trash can! My sixteen year old daughter just showed up in my studio and this was her favorite card! See the touch of Ken Oliver scrapbooking paper?!  Love, love, love his papers!

Card #2 features a scrap of burlap with the leaf falling out of the die cut! I simply used my Tim Holtz tiny attacher to secure all of my layers together making for a very quick assemble!

Card #3 featuring Ken Oliver watercolor paper!!! And a pop of die cut flowers finish off the card!

Card 4 is just pure joy with all of the color!! And can we say joy is the key to living life to the fullest?!

Color Burst is something to celebrate! 

Hope you are inspired to make some new cards! They make great gifts!

Thank you for meeting me at Studio 52
  where serendipity moments happen!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time to Create With Color Burst

Such fun in a small bottle! And the creative wheels are spinning,  you will have to visit again to find out about the really cool projects I came up with using all of the elements I created!

kinda making a mess…..

mod podge goodness…..

see the texture…...

and the distressed look…..

cheaper than therapy!

how does a girl stop?

layers of fun!

heating up the craft tool!

blotting with the 'ole kitchen roll!

the science of colors…...

cranking out the die cuts…..

oh yes! I am falling into this creation!

I had this thought, "what if I placed another leaf over the top of this  one"…...

how many leaves should I make!

Two leaves about to become four!

loving the colors…… and so ready for fall! Texas days are still finding us in the 90's!

And the lady is going crazy! That's right let us mess up everything and drag all the toys out! 



Alizarin Crimson; is there any reason not to love this color?!

Getting carried away in the moments!

Are you ready for Fall yet?!

Yummy goodness!

A little inky fingers, but ahhhh look at the details of the leaf!


Can you really throw away the scraps?!

Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek!

Thank you for meeting me at Studio 52
  where serendipity moments happen!