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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

A Work in Progress

This cute caterpillar is not finished and neither am I!
I created a folder for my 'works in progress' from the front and back cover of a dollar store children's scrapbook.  I used several Deco Arts paints mixed with Deco Arts Blush and Blend extender and Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in perfect pearl to create my background. I used Amanda Marks' adorable caterpillar and the very realistic mushroom from her A.J.'s Digi Shoppe Bugs collection which are available here.  I drew the large flowers myself and colored the stamps and my flowers with school grade Buffalo watercolor paints and Stabilo Funcolor pencils.  I used Elmer's Rubber Cement as a masking agent  for the swirls on the mushroom cap.  I used a scrap of K and Company Paper and Bic Mark Its to make the banner and added dollar store 3D stickers as embellishment.  I used Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to afix all of my paper elements to my folder, and held the folder together with Reflectix Metal Tape, covered with dollar store ribbon.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Fun in the Summertime

In honor of Summer, I made this whimsical wall hanger using the Beach Bum Owl digital stamp from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe Owls collection.  You can find this cute stamp and other owls here.  Check out Amanda Marks' other digital stamps here.

Project Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Stamp Design: Amanda Marks 
Wooden Base painted with: Deco Arts paints and crackling medium
Papers: Staples cardstock
            Crafts patterned paper (Umbrella)
            Scraps of K and Company paper (Sentiment)
Colored/Drawn with: Schwan Stabilo Fun Color water pencils
                                 Bic Mark Its
                                 Sharpie Fine Tip markers
                                 Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick
                                 Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists in Perfect Pearl
Adhered with: Multi Crafts Canada Scrapbook glue
                      Elmer's Craft Bond Spray adhesive
Misc. Supplies: Crafts Stickers (Sentiment)