Friday, July 24, 2015

Saturday Inspiration Project - Christmas in July

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

I know it's been quite a while since I have posted on my blog.  I have had a lot of health issues to deal with and I finally have the "OK" to "go ahead and jump back in" and I am delighted to be back in blog land.


Today's post is all about Morgan's Art World.  Today I am sharing the Design Team card I created using the Winter 2 Christmas Candle image which is available in Morgan's Art World Shop.

I had to so much fun making this card.  I used Copics to color the image and then used Diamond Stickles to add the bling so it would be a little more festive.  I used the following Copic colors;

YG61 - YG63 - YG67
R37 - R39 - R59 - R89
Y02 - Y23 - Y26 - Y28
R12 and YR02

You still have a few more days to enter the challenge and all the information is posted on Morgan's Art World Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week and as always I hope you will join in the challenge.   I really appreciate the comments you leave as well.

Hugs and Smiles
Laine

I am BACK.......

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

I am back and so happy to be here.  It's been a long time and sure appreciate your sticking with me.  I am finally able to step back into my Design Team roles and my first project is with Morgan's Art World which will be going live at midnight Eastern time Saturday.  

It's been a tough year for me and I am so happy to finally be able to dip my feet back into Blog Land.   I am finally learning my health needs to come first and I can't push myself as hard as I have been all these years.  Boy - tough lessons to say the least. I have some great doctors and counselors that are helping me put my life back together again.

I am so looking forward to getting a little caught up on what I have been missing.

Thanks for stopping by and it feels great to be back.

I also want to thank some terrific ladies who have been so incredibly patient with me as one of their DT members by allowing me the time to get all my ducks back in a row and my health back on track.  Thanks so much!!  I absolutely love being on your Design Teams.

With love, hugs and smiles
Laine K

Friday, May 22, 2015

Morgan's Art World - Saturday Inspiration

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Saturday Inspiration Project using an adorable Teddy Bear Image from Morgan's Art World.  The image is called Teddy 6.  


I used my Copics and the following colors:

B00
C1, C3, C5, C7
E00, E000, E11, E13, E15, E17
G21, G24
R20, R22, R24, R27 R81, R83, R85
V04, V05, V09, V12, V15
YG03, YG11, YG13
YR02, YR04, YR07


If you would like to take a look at some of Morgan's gorgeous Art Work here is link:  Morgan Fitzsimons

There's a new Challenge Blog in Blogland and Blog Hop starting on June 1st as well as introducing the Creative Team.  We are now on Facebook under the name Morgan's Art World.   
It's a closed group however that doesn't mean you can't come over and join us. I will share more details as more information is available.  Here is the link to Morgan's FB page: 


and here is the link to the new Challenge Blog Website:


Thanks for stopping by and sure hope you will join in the celebrating Morgan's Art World with us.

With hugs and smiles

Laine K
DT Morgan's Art World



Friday, May 8, 2015

Butterflies and Morgan's Art World

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

I am so excited about today's post - I have some new things to share however first of all I want to share the project I made for Morgan Fitzsimon's Art World.


I absolutely loved coloring this beautiful butterfly image from Morgan Fitzsimons called Fae 18.  There are actually four different images however I chose just one for this project.  This is a altered wall hanging that I re-cycled into this finished project you see above.  It measures approximately 8" x 8".  The rest of the details of this project are at the end of this post.

If you would like to take a look at some of Morgan's gorgeous Art Work here is link:  Morgan Fitzsimons

There's a new Challenge Blog in Blogland coming soon along with a Blog Hop as well as introducing the Creative Team.  I am so delighted to (still) be a part of this team. We are now on Facebook under the name Morgan's Art World.   
It's a closed group however that doesn't mean you can't come over and join us. I will share more details as more information is available.  Here is the link to Morgan's FB page: 


and here is the link to the new Challenge Blog Website:


As you can tell there's a lot going on and we are looking forward to your joining us and joining in all the new things that are happening.  And last but not least here are the rest of the details about this project:

I can't believe I forgot to take a photo of the original wall hanging before I started altering it.  It wasn't until I have more than half way done that I realized I made my mistake.  There's nothing I can do about it now so I might as well stop kicking myself.  

1.  Lightly sanded the piece of wood.
2.  Used Mod Podge and glued down various cardstocks.
3.  Colored the butterfly with Copics.
4.  Fussy cut out the butterfly and added on top of cardstock.
5.  Sealed entire front of piece with Mod Podge.
6.  Added lace around top and bottom.
7.  Added flowers.

Copic colors used:

BV34, B95, B97
G21, G43, G46, G94
R81, R83, R85

Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello.  I always appreciate the comments - it makes my day.  I really hope you will come over and join our FB group as well as our new challenge blog.  If you have any questions or need more information just let me know.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT Morgan's Art World




Friday, April 24, 2015

Fitztown Saturday Inspiration Project

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

Hope all is going well for you!!  

Today I am sharing my Fitztown Saturday DT Inspiration project with you.


I have been wanting to use my washi tape on one of my projects and this was the perfect time.  I started with one of the 4"x4" canvas I found at Target quite a while ago in the $1.00 section.  


Yep, I gathered up quite a few of these and thought it would be a perfect fit for the Washi Tape and most of all this Fae 26 image from Fitztown.   

I colored Fae26 first with my Copics and the colors I used are posted at the bottom of this post.

I set it aside and did the prep work on my canvas.  I always use Gesso on my canvas.  I probably don't have to do that step but it's just something I like to do and to be honest, for no particular reason.  After the Gesso dried I painted the canvas black (both sides).  Next, I added a row of Washi tape to the outside edges of the canvas and wrapped it around to the back.  It didn't stick well so I used some double sided tape to the back of the washi tape and taped it on the back.  I added super tacky tape to the back of the colored image and attached it to the front of the canvas. 

I decided to add another small border of washi tape along the top and bottom of the canvas to frame it.  And once again I used super tacky tape to help seal the edges on the front and back of the canvas.  I added a 4"x4" of piece of cardstock to cover the back of the canvas.  I think it took longer to write this post than it actually took to make the canvas (not including the coloring of the image.

I hope you like this weeks Fitztown Inspirational DT project and will give this project a try.  If you do, I would absolutely love to see what you have created. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by and I always appreciate your sweet comments.  And I am really curious - do you use washi tape and if so, do you really like it.  And if you don't use it - do you think you might start??

Have a blessed weekend and see you soon!!
With hugs and smiles
Laine
DT Fitztown

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COPIC COLORS USED:

B00, B12, B14
C1, C3. C5
E000  E00  E08  E11, E31, E35, E39 E51
RV14 RV17, RV19, RV21
V01, V04, V05
Y11, Y13, Y15
YG21, YG23, YG25
YR15, YR16, YR18







Sunday, April 12, 2015

It's all about Bright Colors and the Mixed Media World

Hello Sweet Friends

It's finally a little sunny here and it's helping warm my old cold bones.  I sure hope you are warm and cozy where you at as well.

Today is all about the new challenge at Mixed Media World and I am so excited about this challenge.  The theme for this month is "Bright Colors."

If you entered our March challenge all the winners have been announced and posted on the Mixed Media World Challenge Blog.  Huge Congratulations to all the winners.


Our sponsor for this month's challenge The Old Design Shop on Etsy and I must say Julie has some beautiful vintage images.  The winner of our April Challenge will be able to pick three images from Julie's shop.  

The Old Design Shop

My sweet friends I have a confession to make - I have always always (did I say always) been fascinated by Mixed Media.  I have admired the phenomenal talent of so many women (and yes, men) that have blazed the trails before me.  And oh my, it is intimidating  - extremely intimidating.  I have also been blessed to be a part of this amazing Design Team of some incredibly talented women.  And since I now feel like I am swimming in the deep end of the swimming pool (or the Pacific Ocean) I couldn't be happier.  I have so much to learn and I am soaking it all up as fast as I can.  Why do I share this?  If you have ever dreamed about learning more about Mixed Media - I hope you will jump in and join us - there really isn't a better place to at least dip your feet into this incredible art world.  We would love to see what you have created!!  All the rules are on the right side of the Mixed Media World Challenge Blog.  

Well it's going to be a little challenging to share everything I did to create the cover of this composition book.  I have also started on the back cover however I will have to share that one at a later date (I still have stuff to add to it).  

I used a little bit of newspaper crinkled up, stencils, different acrylic paints, white gesso, molding paste, dylusions ink sprays, buttons, doily, chipboard flourish, pendant, rubber stamps, and other things I can't remember.  Still a 
learning process for me (heehee!!)

And I really hope you will check out the amazing projects my sweet teamies have made.  They are WOW!!!!  The link is below.

Mixed Media World

Thanks for stopping by - I always appreciate it and treasure your comments.  They always make my day.

Have a blessed and happy day!

With hugs and smiles

Laine K
DT Mixed Media World









Friday, April 10, 2015

Pretty in Pink

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

I've got my Fitztown DT hat on today and I am sharing an altered small composition I made using one of the gorgeous rose images from Fitztown.


Here's how I make my altered composition books whether they are the large or small ones.
  • I used a small file and lightly sanded the front & back of the book until all the shine is gone. 
  • I added the cardstock to the front and back using glue.
  • I used my bone folder to make sure the cardstock was adhered well.
  • I used Copics to color the roses.
  • Fussy cut out the roses and attached to the front of the composition book with glue.
  • Used my bone folder to make sure the image was adhered well.
  • Added a strand of faux pearls to the left side.
This really is a quick and easy project.  I actually like to make several ahead of time to either give as RAK's or gifts to family, friends or co-workers.

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your feedback and comments.  It means a lot to me.  

There is still plenty of time to join in our challenge which ends of May 4th and the winner will be announced on the 5th.  

By the way the theme this is month is to use Flowers and/or Leaves.

I am also entering this project into the following challenges:


As You Like It Challenge - I love my Alcohol Markers.  They are easy for me to work with and I like how its easy it is to blend the colors.  The colors are so pretty too!!


Have a great day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine K



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Showers/Spring and "Anything Goes"

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

It's April 1st and I am praying no one plays any April Fools Day jokes on me. I must confess I played one
April Fools joke on my daughters about 8 years ago and that's it for my 50 plus years on this planet. And just for the record I was very very successful in my prank.  Score one for the Mom!!

What about you sweet friends - anybody ever play a cruel April Fools Day joke on you??  And if so, are you willing to share your story?? 

I must confess my post for today has some twists and turns but definitely no pranks. Pinky Promise!!

I am wearing two DT hats today but  sharing one project. How awesome is that??  That means you can join in both challenges as long the project meets the criteria of each challenge.

The sweetest most amazing woman of both these challenges is Elaine with:

Altered Eclectics
"ANYTHING GOES"

 (((And)))

Eclectic Ellapu

Pink Team:  Outside Your Comfort Zone
Purple Team:  April Showers/Spring




This is a wood box I altered and and it's now a jewelry box. It measures approximately 5" x 5" × 3"

  It's not the biggest or most glamorous box on the block but I sure love it.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I always appreciate your sweet comments too. I really hope you will join in both our challenges and that's NO JOKE!!

With hugs and smiles always
Laine K

DT Altered Eclectics
DT Eclectic Ellapu.



Friday, March 27, 2015

Iron and Roses

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

It's been a crazy week for me and I am really looking forward to this weekend.  I haven't been feeling well and I am going to just crawl under the cover, take my medicines as ordered by the doctor and  hope I am feeling better on Monday.  What about your weekend plans?  

Today I am sharing my Fitztown DT project for the March challenge and there's still enough time for you to join in.  The theme is "Use Green". 




This is an altered hot plate I created using Fitztown Floral #5.  
I found this little gem at a yard sale and it was screaming for attention as you can see from the top photo.  I already knew which Fitztown Image I wanted to use.  This was a quick and simple project and all I had to do was:

*Removed the ceramic coaster from the cast iron hot plate.
*Added the cardstock to the top and sealed with Mod Podge and let dry.
*Colored the ROSE with Copics and let dry overnight.
*Added the Rose image to the top of cardstock with Mod Podge.
*Allowed drying time.
*Added 3 more coats of Mod Podge with drying time in-between.

And that's all there was to it.  

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you will join in our challenge and looking forward to seeing your creations.

With smiles
Laine K

DT Fitztown Challenge



Monday, March 16, 2015

I Have Been Nominated!!!

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your weekend was fabulous.  

I received some exciting news this morning and wanted to share it with you as well as asking for your  help. All the details are below:


The image you see above is a wall plaque I made for a sweet friend as part of a swap group on the Rick St Dennis Facebook Group. 

The image is called "Ruffles" and she is an image created by Rick St. Dennis.  I created her by:

  1. Painted the wood plaque.
  2. Added pattern cardstock to the front with Mod Podge.
  3. Added a decorative border on the left side with Mod Podge which is also cardstock.
  4. I used my Copics to color her and then fussy cut the image out.
  5. Used Mod Podge to glue the image onto the plaque.
  6. Added two more coats of Mod Podge.
  7. Packaged her and mailed her to my swap buddy Helen in Ohio.

I absolutely loved making her and was delighted when Helen let me know she received it and said "love love love!!" 

I entered the project into the Rick St Dennis Coloring Challenge which is still ongoing.

And that's how my creation was chosen as one of the top 7 nominations into the Pick of the Week entry into the Rick St. Dennis Blog.

I am asking all my friends to click on the above Rick St. Dennis link and look at the 7 nominations and choose one.  And of course I hope you choose mine however I really want you to choose your personal favorite.  That really is very very important to me.

I appreciate your taking the time to read my post as well as taking the time to vote.

With hugs and smiles always
Laine K (aka: Debra Laine Kammeraad




Sunday, March 15, 2015

"Carousel of Faces" and the Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent Challenge

Happy Happy Sunday My Sweet Friends

How are you doing today??  And exciting plans for the weekend??

It's gloomy and rainy here but I am loving it.  I'm not feeling well and plan on taking it extra easy.




Today I am sharing the DT project I made for the Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent Challenge which starts today and continues through the end of March.  This challenge is Anything Goes as long as you are using something Re-Cycled on it.  Complete details can be found of the challenge blog page and the link is shown below.  I have also included a link to CS Designs who creates the images I use for these challenges.  

Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent Challenge Blog

CS Designs










Bottom of Carousel

If you would like to see how I created this project  all the details are on the Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent Blog.  All images I used are from CS Designs.

I hope you will join in our challenge and I look forward to seeing what you create.

Have a great day and as always, thanks so much for the sweet comments.  I do appreciate them.


Hugs and smiles

Laine K




Friday, March 13, 2015

"Go Green" and a DRAGON

Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

I have been spoiled the last several days with glorious sunny weather.  And right now its a little gloomy and probably some rain on the way.  How about you?  How has your weather been treating you??

Today I am sharing a DT project with Fitztown for the current challenge.  I am loving posting a new Saturday project every other week.  And this is my newest one.


This is an altered trinket box I created using Fae #22 and this was an amazing digital image to work with.  My Copics were screaming at me to get busy creating.  And creating this altered box really was a lot of fun.


To create this project I:

  • Sanded the box.
  • Painted all of it - inside and out.
  • Added cardstock around the entire box (except lid sides).
  • Used Mod Podge to seal it.
  • Added a border of cardstock to the top of lid.
  • Colored image with Copics.
  • Cut out Image.
  • Added Image to top of Box.
  • Sealed with Mod Podge.
  • Added another coat of Mod Podge to entire box.
  • Added lace around side of the top lid.
  • Added cardstock to inside of box.
  • Sealed it all with two coats of Mod Podge.





And that's all there is to it.  It's an easy project but does take a little time for all the drying time of paint as well as Mod Podge.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you will join in our challenge and looking forward to seeing your creations.

With smiles
Laine K
DT Fitztown Challenge


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Life Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Wonderful and Mixed Media World

Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

Boy oh boy there are some amazing changes being made and I can't wait to share all the news with you.  As most of you know I am a Design Team member with the Speed Craft Challenge.  Well, the entire format for the blog has changed and we are now Mixed Media World.  The DT is the same except we have a new and the wonderfully talented Georgie C joining us.  Welcome Georgie - I have checked our your blog and so looking forward to getting to know you.

I must confess I am really going to miss the Speed Craft Challenge however I am also super excited for all the new things that are happening and I ultimately hope you will be too.  You will find all new information on our new challenge blog and this is the link HERE.

This is my first project for our new Mixed Media World Challenge.


It was so much fun to create this project and by time I was finished my craft table was a mess and I had molding paste, gesso, paints, inks and other stuff all over my hands.  Mixed media is something that has always intrigued me however I always felt so intimidated in giving it a try.  I honestly believe being part of the Speed Craft Challenge is what helped me to just jump into the deep end a give it a try.  I say this because the timed challenges forced me to "Just Do It" (like Nike says) and trust the process.  And I am so thankful for all of it.  I have started a new Mixed Media Journal and it is my goal to complete one page a day at least 5 times a week (hopefully more).  My honey tells me when he looks over to see what I am working on my I am smiling big and my eyes sparkle.  

So why not stop on over to Mixed Media World and say hello.  Check out the rest of the Design Teams Projects and FYI - they are all AMAZING.  Maybe leave them a little love comment.  If you have any questions - just ask us.  And please consider joining in our challenge this month.  "Anything Goes" as long as it's Mixed Media.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Let me know what you think about Mixed Media and if you have jumped into the deep end yourself.  I would really love to hear your story.

And last but not least - our Mixed Media World is a monthly challenge.

Hugs and smiles
Laine K
 DT Mixed Media World


  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pretty In PINK

Hello again My Dear Sweet Friends

It's just little ole' me.
(No Design Team Hat at the moment).


I just want to share a altered project I made using an image by Ching Chow Kauk called "Key to My Heart".  Of course I had to use pink and as you can see I went a little "Pink Crazy".  I want to keep her in a frame so I found an old one from a yard sale and painted it.  I added some of my favorite lace to adorn the top and bottom.  I used some pink acrylic roses I had found at a yard sale.

I do have a list of the Copic colors I used and once I find the list I will add that information to this post.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.  I really appreciate it.  

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Laine K


I am entering her into the following challenges:









Simplicity and Tiffany Fairy

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your weekend was fabulous!!  


Today I am sharing a project I made as DT member with Not Just Cards .  

We have some amazing sponsors this challenge and they are:



Milk and Coffee 


I used this adorable image called "Tiffany Fairy" from Milk and Coffee.  I just fell in love with her (plus I have a daughter named Tiffany).   This is an altered magnet and measures approximately 3.5" x 5".

I used Copics to color her and cut her out so she would fit on the front of the magnet.  I wanted it to look like she was sitting on an outside wall and just relaxing. 

The DT has some wonderful creations to help inspire you 
So come on over and join in our challenge and we can't wait to see what you create.

Have a wonderful day!!

Hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT Not Just Cards



I am also entering this altered magnet into the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps Blog Challenge

Altered Eclectics

Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge






Sunday, March 1, 2015

Altered Wall Hook

Well here I am again My Dear Sweet Friends

I have several Design Team projects going live today and right now I am wearing my Altered Eclectics DT Hat.  For my project I decided to alter an old wall hook and you can see the finished hook below.  I meant to take a photo of the old wall hook but totally forgot.  My bad!!

(This Image is from Fitztown called Fae 21)

This project was a lot of fun and in some ways pretty easy.  I used my Copics to color the image and put it aside while I worked on the wall hook.  I have listed the colors I used further down in this post.  

I have several old wall hooks laying around and decided to use one of them for this project.  Actually what I plan on doing is altering two more later this month with different Fae images (they are so amazing).  I will share all three finished wall hooks once they are done.  

I prepped the front of the wall hook by doing a little sanding to get all the messy stuff off.  I added a coat of sealant and let it dry.  And then all I needed to do was add the colored image to the front of the hook with some Mod Podge.  I used several coats and allowed time for drying in between.  I added a final coat of varnish and once dry I added the purple ribbon. 

It always is fun to take something old and turn it into something new.



I hope you will join in our challenge this month and you can find all the details on the Altered Eclectics Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by - I always appreciate it.  Looking forward to seeing what you create for our March Challenge.

With hugs and smiles
Laine
DT Altered Eclectics

I have entered this project into the following challenge/s:

Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge


Copics Used:

E000, E00, E11
R81, R83, R85, R56
C0, C1, C3, C5
YG04, YG21, YG23, YG25
BG10
YR02, 
Y15


"Go Green"

Hello again My Dear Sweet Friends

I just happen to have my DT hat on with Eclectic Ellapu.  We have a new challenge this month and our theme is "Go Green".  And here is my project for this challenge:


Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog

I took and old frame and painted it green.  
I had come across this saying months ago and just loved it.  I decided to save it for something special.  Well it fit perfectly once I added some background cardstock which made me really happy.  I used some extra special lace I found at a yard sale a long time ago and added it to the top and bottom of the frame.  I used an old green leaf from some plastic flowers and added the butterfly on top.  Ironically the leaves I rescued were gorgeous and I just couldn't bear the thought of tossing them out with the ugly flowers.  And I am so glad I kept them (and I have lots left for future projects).

It's been a challenging several years for me and this saying has been very inspirational for me.  It's exciting to finally have it turned into a completed project that I can look at all the time. And of course - the butterflies are the frosting on the cake.  

I really hope you will join in our challenge this month.  All the information is on the blog website.

Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it.

With hugs and smiles
Laine 
DT Eclectic Ellapu


I have entered this project into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper


CLOWNING AROUND

Happy March 1st My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your weekend??  Mine was pretty quiet and I sure did enjoy the sunshine.  

The project I am sharing with you today is for the Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent.  And I loved working with these clowns.  These are some new Vintage images from CS Designs.


This is what I used to create my project above.  This is a 11.5" x 7.5" piece of pine I found at a Good Will Thrift Store.


My goal in making those project was to create a kind of Vaude Ville meets a Circus type of theme.  It's like these clown images were just screaming to get on stage.  And so I used my Copics to color them.  And to create the scene I used various patterns of vintage theme cardstocks.  I used the blue cardstock with a wire fence type of design and used Mod Podge to seal it on top of the wood.  To create the stage curtain I used the beige and brown cardstock and hand tore it into the shape of a stage curtain.  I also added some old lace I found in a box at a yard sale and added it to the top of curtain.  I used the dark brown pattern cardstock to create the look of the stage floor.  I added two vintage brass buttons as holdbacks and Mod Podge to seal everything (except the lace).  And used some small rhinestones as lights along the bottom of the stage.  

I fell in those with these Clowns and so delighted they are now in the 
CS Designs Shop.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today.  I hope you will join in our challenge and visit our challenge blog to see what other DT projects are waiting to be discovered.  All the challenge information is there as well.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

With hugs and smiles, 
Laine
DT Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent


The copic colors I used for the project are:
BG01, BG02, BG10
C1, C2
E51, E55
R56, R59, R89
Y04, Y06, Y08
YG61. YG63. YG67
YR18, YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27








Friday, February 27, 2015

BEAUTIFUL FAE

 Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

Well today is the last day of February (as long as you are reading this after 12 am on Saturday morning Pacific time). Are you ready for March?  I know I am although we have had an incredibly nice winter, so far anyway.  It's been pretty mild but I know it hasn't been that way for a lot of other areas around the US.  Sure hope for those of you going through the snow storms have been able to dig yourselves out of the snow by now.


Today I am sharing a project I made as a DT member for the Fitztown Challenge Blog.  It is now my amazing job to make and share an altered project every other Saturday.  For this week I decided to create and altered 4" x 4" canvas.  I absolutely love this image called Fae 6 and wanted to create something that really showcased this image.  And these images are so much fun to use Copics on.  


For this project I used (2) 4" x " canvas.
I painted them with black acrylic paint.
I added lace to the front and back of the canvas to make the closure tie.
Added cardstock to the front and back of each canvas using Super Tacky Tape.
I attached the Fae 6 on top of the cardstock also using Super Tacky Tape.
If you look closely to the Fae image you might be able to tell I did some paper piecing of her on top of another layer of cardstock.  
I added the lace around the border and used glue dots in a few places to keep the lace in place.
I used black ribbon around the outside borders to hide the work underneath.

On the second canvas I also added cardstock.
I printed out my sentiment and added it on top of another layer of cardstock.
Wrapped some ric rac and faux pearls around the edges and added to the first cardstock.
I added the two hinges to hold them together on the left edge.
I left the left side empty until I can find the image of my mom and attach it on top.
So for now I will just tie the two pieces of lace together and still be able to enjoy the amazing Fitztown Fae image on the front.  You can find more information about Fae 6 on the challenge blog as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I always appreciate it.

The February Challenge at Fitztown ends tomorrow and the March challenge begins March 1st.  The winners for the February challenge will be announced on March 5th.  



Copic Colors used are:

C1,C3,C5
B00, 04, 05
E00, E00, E11
YG21, Y23
R56, R81, R83, R85
V05
BV02, BV04
BG02

Have a great day and looking forward to seeing your creations over at Fitztown.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT Fitztown


I am entering this project into the following challenges: