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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June Midway Ike's World Challenge



 ANYTHING GOES/option of 


June is here and hot so why not retreat to the craft room and have some fun?  Then, of course!, drop it at Ike's World Challenges HERE for a chance to win a happy and have us come by your blog for a glass of ice cold tea!  June is known for weddings although why anyone would want to brave these hot temperatures that we have here bewilders me!  (I have also put no wedding months in my daughter's upcoming nuptial planning!)  Excuse my wandering thoughts and back to the challenge!  I love the  Wedding Cake at Ike's Art and have wanted to work with it for ages!  My plans for a paper pieced project were smashed when I realized it was the LAST day to post my make!  Procreate swooped in like the hero and I was able to use a background of marbled paper that I had made and saved months ago!  Then I loosely colored the image in Procreate and yes, I did want the cake green :)  
So here we sit waiting for the next opportunity to visit a wonderful blog and I hope it is yours!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Day 1 of the Bubbly Depths Blog Hop presented by LeighSBDesigns

 Leigh has a brand new blog hop firing off today to celebrate the Bubbly Depths SVG and Cutz Collection!  We will run through the June 30th so check out all the details HERE and find the linky party, too! Make a splash this month and enter your Bubbly Depths SVG Cutz, mermaid, ocean, sea and nautical themed makes for this fun blog hop!

I painted 6 cereal boxes cut down with acrylic paints trying to make each layer a slightly different ocean color!  I spritzed some Distress Oxide Spray and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon spray on some watercolor paper for the shark and starfish.  I added some gray watercolor over the shark to give him some umph!  I inked around the circle with mermaid lagoon Distress Ink.  A bit of green glitter glue gave the starfish some shine.  I took the photo against the watercolor paper that was left over and decided I like the way it looked all together!  Happy accidents forever, Bob!
All of the elements are in the Bubbly Depths Bundle including a rectangle tunnel, net, and the shark's pals....another shark, 5 fishes, and a mermaid silhouette!
Thanks to Leigh for another fab blog hop and this gorgeous new collection for our cutting machines!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

May 30th Leigh's Blog Hop!

 Gosh and Gee!  I have been reclaiming my pool after about 5 years and it is whipping me and my good intentions and keeping me from participating as much as I wanted to in the blog hop!  Hopefully when I am able to cool off during what promises to be another hot one down here it will have been worth it!  I grabbed a delightful image from The Paper Shelter, Halloween Rules and used the colored version and the background that was included.  I don't do this very often but I wanted to play these last two days!

I printed both layers out and fussy cut the crow and pumpkin adding some Glossy Accents on the eyes, flame, and tongue!  I also added a touch to the spooky windows on the background layer.  I glued the background layer to some cereal cardboard and popped the top layer on with some foam tape strips.  These guys really believe like we do that Halloween Rules!  This goes into the Cherry Blossom Mer-Ween Blog Hop hosted by LeighSBDesigns!

Cherry Blossom Mer-Ween in May Blog Hop 2021
May 4-31
Hosted by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps
Please read the 
Hop Rules above and then play in our "3 themes" May Hop.
Cherry Blossom, MerMay & Halfway to Halloween makes welcome using any products!
Happy Hopping!


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May 18th Cherry Blossom Mer-Ween Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns!

 Time to bring the Mer with a touch of Ween to my blog hop play list!  I put together an underwater scene with Merwich, the Ocean Scenery and the Oddleigh Raven.  I colored the scene up with markers and scanned into Procreate to add some underwater magic!  Oddleigh Raven has taken a potion to help him breathe as he stays close to Merwich!

I will be linking this up at Leigh's Cherry Blossom Mer-Ween Blog Hop!
Please read the Hop Rules above and then play in our "3 themes" May Hop.
Cherry Blossom, MerMay & Halfway to Halloween makes welcome using any products!


Birds or Butterflies or Anything Goes at Ike' s World Challenges, May

 Yep! Another month has flown past my window and it is time for my midway post for Ike's World Challenges #144 Anything Goes/Birds or Butterlies!  You decide what you wanna do and drop it off for us to have a look see!  My pick this month went to this adorable little bird sitting atop a stack of books!  I love birds and I love real, hold in your hands books (and my daughter is a librarian 😄).  You can find this happy bird at Ike's Art.....Bird Books!  And on a side note:  Ike's Art has some of the best images at really low prices!

This is a mash up of watercolors, acrylics, alcohol markers and stuff!  I hope your mind is humming with ideas be it birds, butterflies, humming birds 😅, or anything at all you want to create!  We just want a chance to visit you blog and see all the goodies!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Postcard from the Creepy Side!

A quick postcard from a very spooky, batty forest!  The image is by Oddball Art from the Creepy Cute Chronicles #67.  I glued them to a piece of photo paper with Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Eerie Forest paper printed on it.   This was a freebie and it is so cool!  I didn't use a fixative on it before handling and I smudged it a bit but hey, it's a creepy forest lots can happen!
All the details are HERE including the linky party!


Thursday, May 6, 2021

More Blog Hop Fun!

 Do you know what happens when you unscrew the barrel of a Nuvo shimmer pen instead of popping the top off?  Well, a few tears as you watch your colored pencil Kitty Geisha Doll begin to drip because of course! this happened right over the project :(   Thank goodness Leigh's cutie pie image is sooo sweet I felt like I could just roll with it!  

Even when I botched editing the pic (lost her skin tone entirely) she still makes me smile as she adores her kitties under the gorgeous cherry blossom branch!  The sentiment is included with Kitty Geisha Doll.  I added Cherry Blossom Branch in Photoshop and used the wonderful Japanese Clouds as the background.  All these lovelies are found at LeighSBDesigns!  I will be giving this another go for sure with maybe a little more time to go slowly?? :)
Please read the Hop Rules above and then play in our "3 themes" May Hop.
Cherry Blossom, MerMay & Halfway to Halloween makes welcome using any products!
Happy Hopping!