Tuesday, July 29

A very Merry Christmas - in July

Merry Christmas
May the good times and treasures of the present become golden
memories of tomorrow.
Wishing you lots of love,
joy and happiness.

There are a few days to get your Christmas in July project posted  in our Christmas in July challenge on the forums and  her is another  inspirational one from me.  

I love  Christmas Blue - and  still using up some of my paper stash I  created this circle easel card . Using a digital stamp from Sherri Baldy, papers by the Scrapcake ( I still soo miss them), Snow in a bottle(  shh  take a look at the small art bid passion sneak peeks )  and diecuts from Magnolia and Cherry Lynn Designs. 

In order for the easel card to stand upwards you need to secure something with a  little  height  on the bottom base  ...  so I choice a  simple  Merry Christmas  saying . 
I still am so grateful for a RAK gift from Lauire Moore where I took the  idea of the little  "pull me" tags. This is such a perfect idea  for family and friends  so that they  know to pull the hidden message .. how cool is that. 

To create a circle easel card :

After that - its  time to create :)

Monday, July 28

Mojo Monday

Welcome to Mojo Monday! Today we have a beautiful sketch by Alda to inspire you, and a whimsical interpretation by Jax to get your creative juices flowing.

Inspiration comes in many forms, and Jax was inspired to create this canvas based on the Disney movie Frozen when playing with clay with her young sons, despite the heat of summer. 

Because she was using one main focal point instead of the two in the photo, Jax snapped the Prima resin frame in two (easy enough to do by placing it against the corner of a desk and pushing down) and laid the two pieces on an angle inspired by the placement of the two photos.

The 13 Arts Microspheres from the July Your Passion, Your Art kit are fantastic for adding a little extra punch to your projects. Jax used them in two places, on the Thicker alphas and on the background and misted over them to bring out their texture.

Play along for your chance to win!

The Rules: 

01. You have one week to create your project using the sketch as inspiration ( it does not have to be a layout it can be a card, a tag etc )
02. You must post your creation in this thread in order to be eligible for the 10.00 GC
03. You may use your project for any other monthly forum challenges except for the Anything goes challenge
04. Your project must be posted no later than 8:00pm on 08.4.2014
05. All other standard rules apply .

Products Used:

From the July KOM & Add-Ons:

13 Arts Paints: Matte Black & Matte White
- Prima resin frames
- Authentique Classique: Pretty "Neat"
- 13 Arts Glass Microspheres
- Authentique Classique: Pretty alphas "Petite Type"
- Eyelet Outlet Sticky Back Jewels
- 8 x 10 Canvas

From Jax' Stash:

- Martha Stewart Air Dry Clay
- Gesso: Clear and White
- Prima Wire Thread Black
- Prima Color Bloom sprays: Soft Teal, Summer Sky, Cobalt
- Prima Stitches stamp
- Prima Chalk Ink: Old Road, Metallic Purple, teal Damask, Black Coal, Turquoise Stone
- Kaisercraft Sheet Music stamp
- American Crafts Thickers DIY
- Prima Washi Tape
- Tim Holtz Tissue Tape: Symphony

Sunday, July 27

Trash to Treasure

"Art is making something out of nothing"
frank zappa

The child bought new headset that came in a little pull box - and as he was throwing out the  box - I had to stop him .. it was too cute and too perfect  - that it needed to be altered.  It is 4"x4" and a  perfect  size to hold some of the handmade resin pieces I  have  made and  need to gift . 

The frame is a handmade resin piece - painted using 13@rts paints

I used  Pion Paper - A Day in May Collection for the base with black paint from 13@rts and on top the antique gold rub n buff to color the edges and corners . Using the Prima Ingvlid Bolme distress tool I removed some of the gold  to to give it that  used shabby, vintage look. 

Lots of  diecuts from my stash and  handmade flowers that the edges were inked with Ingvlid's Bolme Chalk Inks- Pastel Brown. These inks regardless of the  color are  my most favorite  of any inks out there.   If you have some, put them  near your desk and use them ..  you too will fall in love .. If you do not - they are  inexpensive - last  for a really long time and are  truly perfect for masks, distressing, stamping etc.  

I also used  the ballerina dress from the  High Tea collection of the Flying Unicorn Adornments and used the  13@rts gold pearl paint and  heat set it ... using heat directly on it causes little bubbles and when cool to the  touch I press it  down adding a vintage distress look.  




Sunday, July 20

Mojo Monday

A Wonderful Monday indeed!!  First and  foremost we are extremely grateful  to each and everyone of you that  made our 10,000 likes on Facebook possible! 

So lets celebrate this week with a wonderful Mojo Monday sketch designed by me (Alda)  and a fantastic inspirational  layout created by Delaina Burns.

Share your creation with us either on Facebook and.or on our forums 

Pre-orders for August Kit - Now Open

 Small Art. Big Passion is exactly what this new add on kit  is filled with. Papers that are on a smaller scale that will compliment the main kit and embellishments that are scaled to compliment the  main kit or  to entice you to create  cards, tags, atc's and so much more !
 Welcome to the Mixed Art! Our add on mixed art  kit will always come with a canvas and a variety mediums, mists, tools that compliment that main kit. This kit can stand alone and is perfect for indivuals who are just getting their  "hands a little messy" or  for the avid artist  who is passionate about creating Mixed Art!