Friday, August 4, 2017

Haunted House Pattern

I took a class with Finnabair at The Queens Ink in Maryland.  I loved the class so much, that I want to recreate it with a Halloween Theme.  Here is the class I took with Finn:


I shared what we will need in my Ustream show Sunday night.  You can see the video on YouTube here.  

So, I have created the pattern and if you would like to join me in creating these canvases you can email me:  scrapstobeauty@aol.com and I will email you the pattern.



What you will need:

Two 9 x 12 canvas
12 x 12 chipboard
Favorite stencils
Black gesso
Soft gel medium
Heavy Gel Medium
Texture Paste
Art stones (sm, med & large)
Lace, cheesecloth 
Die cuts
Finnabairs Mechanical Embellishment (i.e. buttons, charms, gems, brads etc)

Paints:
Metallic Silver & white
Metallic Viva Inka-gold in purple, green or orange


Here are some things I will have on hand to use:



If you don't have these you can use texture paste and add micro bead, beads to create different thickness.  We will use these through your stencil for the background and on the roof and house to create a faux stucco.



Soft matte gel is to glue down lace, die cuts anything light.  You can use matte medium if you don't have this one.  The Heavy body gel is to glue down your metals.  These are heavy and if you don't have this you can use Fabri-tac or E6000 you need something strong so they won't fall off when hanging on your wall.  I wouldn't use glue gun for this.


If you don't have these you need metallic paints silver, white for the moon and for the background I will be using purple, green and orange.  You can use blue or whatever, color you want.


Martha has some metallic as well as American Crafts.

These are some examples of Finn's mechanicals.  Here is where you want to go through your stash:


You'll need some different laces and if you don't have that you can use die cuts as well.  Bottle caps, paper clips, buttons, brads any flowers that you don't like the color.



Here a few of my stencils I have pulled for my canvas.

Ok, I hope that's everything so, we will start this on Ustream on Sunday Aug. 6th 7:30 EST   you can get there by clicking on the upper right hand corner of my blog.  Hope to see you there and come and play.  You could do this in your journal as well, if you don't want to do a canvas. ;o)

REMEMBER TO EMAIL ME:  SCRAPSTOBEAUTY@AOL.COM  to get the pattern.

Hugz, Z

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TRY IT ON TUESDAY~Saying Good-bye

It is with a heavy heart that I say Good-bye to my amazing design team members at Try It On Tuesday.  I loved creating with these gals.  They are so encouraging and caring and I couldn't be prouder to be part of their family.  If you ever get a chance to try out for their team it is a wonderful experience.  

Now in the next few months I will have to undergo some surgeries and may not be able to post for a while.  I need to know if anyone even reads my blog anymore?  I myself do more social media and really don't read blogs either.  So, if you would like me to continue posting I need to know...lol  

For those of you in the US I would like to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day.  Hugz, Z

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is "Add a Quote".  I create this tag and the quote is "Until you spread your wings...You will have no idea how you can fly" ~unknown


I used distress ink and Tim Holtz stamps, Magnolia die and water colored the background for my card. Be sure to check out the other design team members creation over at TIOT and come and play!  Hugz, Z

Friday, March 31, 2017

Try It on Tuesday~ Botanical

A little late for my Try It On Tuesday challenge~Botanical.

I create a layout using Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers and my tear bears:




For the center of the sunflowers I used glossy accents to adhere the mica fragments.  Be sure to check out the other design team members creations over at TIOT and come and play.  You still have another week!  Hugz, Z

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Try It On Tuesday~ Challenge~Lady in Red

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is "Lady in Red".  I choose to do a mermaid with a red tail.  Love how this journal page turned out.  I painted the tail with Jane Davenport's mermaid markers and colored pencils.  




You can see how I created this 2 page journal page on my YouTube, just click on the link in the upper right corner of my blog.  You have two weeks to create your piece for the challenge.  Be sure to check out the other design team members creation on TIOT and come and play!  Hugz, Z

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Try It On Tuesday Challenge~ Time For Tea

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is "Time for Tea"  I choose this underwater scene with mermaids given to be by my friend Sue (bearynice) playing in the tea cup. I used napkins to create the rock that the cup is sitting on.

The background is watercolors from Jane Davenports mermaid markers.  Be sure to check out the other design team members creation at TIOT and come and play!  You have 2 weeks for this challenge.  Hugz, Z

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Try It On Tuesday~Let's Get Messy Challenge

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is "Let's Get Messy".  I created these 2 round canvas for Gabby to add to her new apartment.  I will be adding our two dogs on them for her.  I gesso the canvas first then added some texture paste through a stencil and then added the new Magical Shakers from Lindy's.  You can see how I created this on my Youtube channel:


I also, used one of the handmade flowers from my friend Joan from her happy mail.  Be sure to check out the other design team members creation on TIOT and come and play.  Hugz, Z