Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 2013 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello people! It is the last Tuesday of the month which means it is Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.
If you have been following the hop you should have come here by way of  Emilia.
I wanted to share a wonderful two sided tag with you today.  I always decorate both sides of my tags because to me it gives the tags a more finished look.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCD 718 - Decorative Chateau Gate, HCPC 3447 - Window Accents, HCPC 3442- Grand Portal, HCPC 3415 - Petite Poinsettia, HCPC 3354 - Classic Message , HCDP1 236 - Christmas Card Paper Collection

Spellbinders Products Used : S2-058 Icicles, S5-055 Layered Poinsettia, S5-122 Ribbon Banners Large, M-Bossabilities EL-015 Bricks and Bark Design B

Other Products Used: Judi Kins Embssing Powder - Rustique Patina Azure, Martha Stewart Punch and Coarse Glitter, CTMH Color Ready Ribbon, Distress Inks, homemade stick pin.

Your next stop should be Mary Faus if you are following in an orderly fashion.

To be eligible for a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations you need to leave a comment on each participants blog. The blog starts at 8:00 AM EST Tuesday December 31, 2013 and ends January 3, 2014 at Midnight EST. The lucky winner will be announced Saturday January 4, 2014.

Here is the orderly list of participants:

Glenda Brooks
Alissa Wells
Candy Slabaugh
Vicki Dutcher
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson
Giovana Smith
Deneen Treble
Caroline Duncan
Lee Ann Barrett
Emilia van den Heuvel
Linda Loew ( me)
Mary Faus
Linda Payne

Thank you so very much for stopping by.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Art Papers Online Postcard Swap

I participated in a Postcard Swap held by Art Papers Online. I have been fortunate to have visited Venice, Italy  twice, both times unforgettable. Here is my postcard with the highlights.... a Venetian Mask, the Grand Canal, Murano Glass, Gondola's,  Gondoliers and  Saint Mark's Square.

 Stamped with distress ink.

 I  painted Verde Gris Perfect Glaze on the front of the postcard  then let dry. Adhered picture of the Grand Canal after I painted it with PPA and added Mica and Crystal Effects.  I used a stencil and Light 101 Artist Cement  to add my butterfly's then painted with Mica Color.  I cut out the Venetian Mask with a Spellbinders die and  coated with Duo then when tacky covered with Gliden Glitz. I  made flowers and added Prills with PPA Gloss. I used the gold from the Mica Color to paint gold around the edges.

Art Papers Online products used: Post Card, Duo, PPA - gloss, Mini Prills – Lettuce Entertain You and You Had Me At Yellow, Mica D’Lights, Crystal EffectsLight 101 Artist Cement, Gilden Glitz, Mica Color -  Metallic, Perfect Glaze – Verde Gris

Distress Inks – peacock feathers, picked raspberry, spun sugar, milled lavender, dusty concord, tumbled glass, tea dye, vintage photo, gathered twigs

Spellbinders – S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, S5-118 Venetian Accents,  S5-119 Venetian Motifs

Thank you for stopping by.



I hope that everyone has been enjoying their holidays. It has been winter like here in Michigan, cold , snow and ice.

looking out into my back yard.