Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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Mini Clipboard Keyring

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Hello and Happy Spring! (we had snow this week in Cincy!!) Today’s post is a  project highlighting both our April Frog Dog  Studio Kit and Amazing Crafting Product Clear Cast Resin part of our April Add on Kit. and, of course… And from my own supplies… The Crafters Workshop stencil below […]

Holiday Cards & Tags

Holiday Cards & Tags

Happy FALL! The Fall and Winter months remind me of all I am thankful for!  I love this time of year and look forward to Spending time with loved ones as we enjoy Hot Soup and Chili, Logs on the fire, Homemade Caramel, Gingerbread Men, […]

The Next Level: Totes:)

The Next Level: Totes:)

I’ve been expanding my horizons from paint, ink, and pens on paper & canvas to Fabric.

I have extremely basic sewing skills, and have never been one to have a mind that enjoys following a pattern…too precise…but, with a desire to paint on textiles, I am forcing myself to learn a few things.

From small zippered bags to totes:)

Easy Sew Painted Tote Bag

Easy Sew Painted Tote Bag

I found the pattern for this tote here.

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It’s an easy pattern to follow…trust me…if I can do it…well, you know the rest:)

This was actually an easier project than trying to put a zipper into a small make-up bag.  (previous post here)

It’s even reversible!

Thank you so much Helen Newton!!!  (owner of Lilly Blossom over at Etsy)

The Zippered Bag goes MIXED MEDIA:)

The Zippered Bag goes MIXED MEDIA:)

I’ve been wanting a fun personalized make-up bag for awhile.  I kept asking myself, “can’t you just make one?”  my answer was…”well, I don’t really sew.”  -and that is the truth. BUT, I am trying to learn…hence, the daily zippered bag projects:) This is the […]

Super Easy 30 Minute Headband

Super Easy 30 Minute Headband

My daughter is the seamstress, but she has bitten me and the “disease is spreading!”  I don’t think I’ll ever sew the beautiful clothes that she does, but I sure like trying smaller projects that I can ink and paint!  I found this great pattern […]

Easy Zippered Tote

Easy Zippered Tote

I don’t know about you, but I can’t ever find a cute zippered make-up bag…other than plain black, or odd colors I don’t really like.  (neon pink:) )

I’ve been wanting to sew one myself, but knew it would have to be very simple!

This is actually my first real sewing project outside of the simple quilting I used to do 25 years ago:)

  I  had a little help and encouragement from my seamstress daughter.

This great tutorial can be found here …thank you Anna!!!

Hand Painted Make-Up Bag Tutorial w/Lindystampgang Moon Shadow Ink

I’ve got a lot more experimenting to do with color and mediums I’d like to try, but this one was “painted” with Moon Shadow Ink from Lindy’s Stamp Gang.  (Golden Doubloons)

You may not be able to see the variation in color and shimmer these Inks provide, but they are truly magical.

-One product with multi-layers of color, activated by warm water.

I heat set this design with an iron for about 30 seconds over each area.  I’m really not sure if this will prevent the color from running if it gets wet….guess I will find out!

The good news:  I don’t plan on washing this bag, so hopefully it will be fine as is.

I am sure to make more in the near future, using other products that are meant for the wash…I’ll keep you “posted!”

Hand Painted Make-Up Bag Tutorial w/Lindystampgang Moon Shadow Ink

Happy Wednesday!!

Thanks for reading:)

Love Beyond Measure: Mixed Media Card

Love Beyond Measure: Mixed Media Card

 

Vintage Book Page Card

Vintage Book Page Card

I lOVE  anything with a history…a story…so, one of my favorite things to do is to go hunting in our local antique mall…I could spend all day there. I get lost imagining who would have used each found treasure and what that person’s daily life […]

Personalized Watercolor & Ink

Personalized Watercolor & Ink

Personalized Water Color & Ink

Doodling on Gelli Plate Backgrounds

Doodling on Gelli Plate Backgrounds

If you love mixed media and you haven’t tried working with a Gelli Plate it’s worth looking into.  You can purchase one online, or even make one yourself:) Here are a few of my latest doodles:)


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