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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!

5/28/2012

The Kraft Journal - Make It Monday Challenge

Well, it's been a while!  I haven't gotten to participate in many challenges lately.  Things are getting better.  Mama is more than 1/2 way through her time in the collar, and is doing very well.  The pain is almost non-existent other than  just the discomfort of the collar.  Breaking your neck at almost 82 years old isn't easy, but she's really handled it so well!

Anyway, as I said above, I haven't been able to participate in any challenges lately, and wanted to spend some time today doing just that.  The Kraft Journal ... blog for The Kraft Outlet ... has a cool challenge, asking us to 'Emboss and Embellish', and that's just what I did!  Here is my card .....



 Supplies:
  • Kraft card stock - The Paper Studio
  • Patterned paper - Paper Hearts - Crate Paper
  • Image - Found on Pinterest
  • Sheet Music Tissue - Tim Holtz
  • Brown Ink - Stampabilities
  • Paints - Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabbers 'Stick Candy', 'Chewing Gum', 'Speckled Egg'
  • Vintage Grosgrain Ribbon - Estate Sale Find
  • Stickles 'Diamond' - Ranger Ink
  • Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
  • Glue Arts 'Gluedles'




Tools:
  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Scoring Board
  • Cuttlebug and 'Textiles' and 'Birds and Swirls' Embossing Folders
  • Ink Jet Printer and computer
  • Scissors, ruler and craft knife

The ribbon flower was made by tying a large knot on one end of the ribbon and wrapping it around, gluing it down to a scrap of chipboard.  The leaves were painted kraft cardstock, then embossed and cut after the paint was dry.

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope to be taking part in more challenges now that things are calming down.  Have a great week!  Blessings, Becky


1 comment:

Aimee said...

BEautiful!!! :)