Friday, December 8, 2017

Warm Winter Thoughts card

The challenge for the Imagine AIRs design team was "snow".  We moved to South Carolina from Massachusetts to avoid snow so the only kind I like to see is on a card.  This snowman stamp reminds me of the three boys that used to live across the street from us in Bolton.  The snowmen would be in their front yard from the moment they could make one and we'd see them most of the winter.  The boys usually had a sign posted that said "North Pole".  Sometimes it was so cold I believed it!

This snowman stamp is from Stampotique and it is entitled Global Warming.  The supply list should be listed on the Imagine site here.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week.  I'm also posting this on the December Craft Stamp Take It Make It Challenge site.

Hugs ~ Renee

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Playing with Jane Davenport Paints

I'm playing with my Jane Davenport acrylic paints today and just making faces.  I love her supplies and the paints are no exception.

See you tomorrow with a cute winter snow card created with Imagine products.  Hugs ~ Renee+

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Paint Chip Banner

On the Imagine blog today I'm sharing an AIR's project featuring the "Kids Craft" Challenge.  this is a little banner that can be made by kids for a housewarming gift.  Just a few stamps and some old paint chips are needed, you can add even more than these chips (like die cuts) to the banner if you like.  As much or as little as you feel like doing.  Check out the Imagine blog for instructions and a supply list.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs ~ Renee

Friday, November 17, 2017

Love Rocks card

Another AIRs challenge is featured today, this one is called the " Heartfelt" challenge.  No one does a better job with hearts than Dina Wakley!  These are some of her stamps featured here.  The details and supply list can be found on the Imagine blog.

I always appreciate your visits, please leave a comment so I know you were here!  Thanks.

Hugs, Renee

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cocoa Brown Challenge

This is my interpretation of the AIRs Cocoa challenge  It is made from stamps by Artistic Outpost (.com) and this card is called Vintage Hero.  For instructions and a supply list head on over to the Imagine blog linked here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs ~ Renee

Sunday, November 5, 2017

An Altered Masonite Box Finnabair Style

I was a Guest Artist on the Joggles blog sharing my Masonite Box that was altered with Finnabair's Waxes, Fireworks! spray and gesso.

I photographed it in the early morning light that's what gives the box that other worldly glow.

Photographed outside makes it look like another planet.

Photographed in the house

Here is my supply list if you're interested in altering a box, a journal cover or maybe you just want to make a canvas to hang on the wall.

Supply List Masonite Box measuring 6"x 6"x 4 3/8"

Black Gesso
White Gesso
Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel
Prima- Finnabair's Mechanicals
Doctor's Plague Mask metal pendant by Bead Landing
Metal Flowers by Bead Landing
Crystals, bingo number
Micro Beads by Finnabair
Lace flower trim (under the gesso on the lid)
Creative Paperclay
IOD moulds Prima Moulding 1
Rhinestone Crown by Prima for Frank Garcia

Art Alchemy Metallique Waxes-White Gold, Bronze, Brushed Iron
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Waxes-Royal Robes and Blue Velvet

Imagine Crafts
Fireworks!-Paris Dusk and Lilac Posies
StazOn Royal Purple reinker

Testors-Cement Glue for Metal and Wood (used to glue on crown)


Glue the box together using Testors Cement Glue for wood and metal.  Paint entire box with black gesso, allow to dry.  Adhere lace flower trim to the top of the box with 3D Matte Gel.  Dry.  Attach the metal pieces with Gel Medium.  Sprinkle Micro beads in little areas where the gel is visible.  Spray the top with Lilac Posies and Paris Dusk, dry.  Paint the entire top with black gesso, dry.  Paint with white gesso, starting on one side only halfway across the panel, feather out the white gesso on the rest of the panel.  Dry.  Use waxes to highlight elements on the lid.

Make paperclay mold to make the strip across the front of the box, allow to dry overnight.  Glue onto box with Gel medium, glue a key hole onto box.  Paint with black gesso, spray with Fireworks!  Blot off excess.  With wax on a Dauber, finger or a brush, highlight areas on the key hole and the clay panel.  Wipe off excess.  Use waxes all over the sides of the box to make it look like metal.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this!  Hugs, Renee

Monday, October 30, 2017

Charity Art Auction for Puerto Rico begins today!

Art auction for pr s550

Charity Art Auction for Puerto Rico - dozens of artists from around the world have donated art to raise funds for Puerto Rico's much needed disaster relief. The auction opens today and ends Nov. 3rd. It's not too late to donate a piece of art, either, if you have one... we'd love you to participate in any way you can!

Just click on this link to check out the art that has already been donated:  Charity Art Auction for Puerto Rico

I hope you find something you love!

P.S.  This is the piece that I've donated (without my water mark on it), it's the original acrylic painting I did for Stampington's "The Coloring Studio Workbook" Vol. 4 and it has also appeared in Vol. 2 of "Just Mixed Media" magazine.