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