Tag Archives: paper crafts

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop

Welcome to the SVG AtticSnapDragon Snippets Spring
Has Sprung blog hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today!
At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the
creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippets. You are
sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting
lists!
You should be arriving from Beth‘s blog.  If you happened across this post
out of order, please head to the 
SVG
Attic blog
 to start
at the beginning of the hop.
Here are the projects I created for this hop:
I’ve been experimenting with Dylussions Inks Sprays on watercolor paper so I used the watercolor paper to create the following cards.
The first card is from the Welcome Spring SVG Collection.  I cut out plain watercolor paper using my Cricut and then sprayed Heidi Swapp ink sprays on the base of the flower and the cut out flower shape, then I used the prepared watercolor paper to cut out the bird two times using my Cricut Expressions electronic cutter.  I then added molding paste plus a small amount of black distress ink and applied it through Martha Stewart’s Angle Wings Stencil.  This made the feathers on the bird appear more realistic, then on top of the feathers I added Heidi Swapp’s Tinsel ink spray with the sprayer.  The eye is a mat pearl.  The “Thinking of You – please know i care -” is a new sentiment from Unity Stamp Company.
Bird
BirdCloseup
For the second 6×6 card I used elements from the Give A Hoot SVG Collection.    I created the background by using an embossing pen to outline the branches and leaves on the designer card stock, then I added white embossing powder, heated it with the heat gun and when dry, I added green and yellow Gelatos, followed by spraying water and blending the colors together.  I used the prepared watercolor paper and cut out the owl and the heart tree.  The branch is cut out of a DCWV card stock.  I also colored the leaves with Gelatos.
Then I stamped “miss you” with a $1 stamp I bought at Michael’s.
OwlWM
Here you can see the watercolor paper with the Dylussions in spray, I love the rich colors they produce.
OwlWMCloseUp
Now how about some blog hop prizes??
$15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

 

and
$15 Gift Certificate to SnapDragon Snippets

 

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren’t
already. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.
3.  If you do both of the above, check back here at the SVG
Attic blog
 and/or
the SnapDragon Snippets
blog
 for the winners on Monday, March 16th!  You have all day
today and tomorrow to hop. 
We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG
Attic
 and SnapDragon Snippets’ Facebook
pages and give us a “Like”!
Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
 Carmen (you are here)
Jodi (go here next)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop!  Be sure to
head on over to the other stops for more spring and Easter inspiration, comment
and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!
 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
Carmen

Life Book 2015 Week Seven

Two more outstanding lessons for us this week in Life Book 2015 provided by  Jill K. Berry and Violette Clark

Jill’s video was about creating a Heart Community Book with characters representing the people in our lives who encourage us of inspire us in our artistic journey.  For my theme I chose Alice in Wonderland.  Most of my family knows me as Alicia (Alice) so I thought it would be appropriate to make each of these figures to represent members of my family

HeartCommunityBook

The Queen of Hearts represents my mom.  She was so creative and had a big heart!  She would make us paper dolls and the clothes and furniture to go with them.

Alice represents my daughter.  She has inspired me since she was a little girl playing with her dolls and writing in her journal.  She is also an artist and my biggest fan.

QueenAndAlice

The Knave of Hearts represents my BFF who started me crafting right after I went through Cancer treatments and surgery.  She knew I had problems with my fingers and couldn’t cut with scissors so she introduced me to the Cricut and the rest is history!!  She is also very funny, creative, caring, and playful!

And last but not least, The Mad Hatter represents my husband.  Although he is always complaining about my craft room, supplies, and shopping, he is also very supportive of the things I’m involved in.

Hearts and Mad Hatter

For the faces I used Peachy Keen stamps Wide Eyed Kids Assortment, watercolor pencils, markers, acrylic paint and cardstock to paper piece the clothes.

I still have one more project to do and I will post that as soon as I finish.

Have an awesome weekend, my friends, and happy crafting!!

UPDATE

As promised, here is the project I made for Violette Clark‘s bonus lesson.

This one represents what we love about our community or our home and it includes the Kingdom Hall where I worship.

GirlAndHouse2

Close up view of my “Magical House” and the words that make it perfect for me and my life.

Love, Respect, Honor, Jehovah God, Peace, Caring, Brotherhood.

House

This is a close up of the girl.  I drew just half of the girl’s face and used markers, watercolor crayons, acrylic and a bit of glitter. I tried to make her look like Frida Kalo, but didn’t quite achieve it.  I did draw her prominent eyebrows and added flowers in her hair.

Girl

Thanks for stopping by and see you here for the next Life Book lesson.

Happy Crafting!

Carmen