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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!


Anything But A Card ..... A New Challenge In Town!

Hello there!  I am back again with a fun project that I made for a new challenge called 'Anything But A Card"!  If you've visited here lately you have most likely seen their button in my right hand column.  I put it there for a friend, Susan, who is on their Design Team.  But since the challenge went live a week ago she has been after me to make a project so, Susan, here you are!!!

I made a pretty wall hanging to welcome family and friends to your home.  The base is a very thick chipboard.  A friend used to bring this to me from her 'former' job, and these pieces were about 3 1/2" x 12", and 4" x 12".  I inked the edges of the chipboard with brown Stampabilities ink, and then added the patterned paper. The 'welcome HOME' on the bottom panel was already printed on the Bo Bunny 'Welcome Home' patterned paper.  I added accents of platinum Stickles throughout. 
The 'Welcome to our home' letters were cut on my Cricut Expression using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  

The embossed door was cut from an inked and embossed piece of cardstock given to me by my friend Ken Oliver.   Ken now works for Spellbinders, and was back in Atlanta this weekend to do demos and teach classes at the Quick Quotes 'Private Reserve' event.  He made time to come by Altered Angel on Saturday to visit and play with us.  He showed us how, with the new Mbossibilities folders, you can both emboss AND ink your projects at the same time.  And trust me, it is really cool!  I added a little more brown ink, and rubbed more platinum stickles over the door with my finger to make it show up a bit more.  I also used a brown pearl from Prima, inked it with brown ink and heat embossed it with Queen's Gold embossing powder from Ranger Ink.

The ribbon and vintage skeleton keys are from my stash ... I've just had them so long I don't remember where I got them.  

So, what do you think of my 'not a card' project?  I love it, and hope you do too!  Please go check out the Anything But A Card blog for yourself ... it is a really fun challenge!  Have a great day, and blessings,


Christy said...

This is AWESOME!!!! I love projects like this :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC! :)

Julia S-W said...

What a gorgeous hanging Becky! I love all the techniques you've used to make this and the final touch of the keys with the ribbon is wonderful. I'm so glad Susan nagged you to enter!
Thank you for joining us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you join us again - without nagging though!!

Margaret said...

This is such a gorgeous piece! I love the colors and the paper, but the keys dangling off of the bottom piece are my favorite... fabulous!! So glad you joined us at Anything But a Card Challenges (even if you were nagged!)!!

sandee said...

Love your sign, I like to make wall hangings so I am always interested in what people come up with. The vintage keys are an awesome touch!

Deena said...

I love the project you made for our challenge...can't wait to see what you make for the next one ;) hopefully we will get you hooked to play along every time! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Becky -Thanks for sharing your beaautiful wall hanging with everyone at ABAC! I am so glad you were able to create a special project to play along. I am such a fan of your work... it's fantastic and I hope you have a wonderful trip :)