Saturday, August 25, 2012

Candy Winner and Special Announcement

Good morning my dear friends! First of all, I'd like to apologize for being away for so long but I promise it was for a good reason. A beautiful baby girl is on her way and mommy had to take very special care of her! I am now 15 weeks pregnant and feeling much better. I'm very thankful to God for this miracle and to my husband, son, parents, family and friends for their love and support. Now, I'm so happy to share the good news with you, my crafty friends!
 


I know this has been a long wait, but it is finally time to announce the winner of a $12 Saturated Canary gift certificate.

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Congratulations Maria Therese!!! Please contact me with your e-mail address to send your candy.

Thanks for visiting! See you soon,
Paola

Monday, June 25, 2012

First Anniversary Candy Winner and More Candy

Hello my dear friends, I would like to thank you all for entering my First Anniversary Blog Candy and for leaving such sweet comments.

So, the random winner is

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No. 65 Tina

Congratulations Tina!!! Please e-mail me with your address so I can get your candy out to you.

But my First Anniversary celebration doesn't end here. From now on and for the rest of the year, I will have a monthly Blog Candy for my blogging friends.


This time, I'm offering a $12 voucher from Saturated Canary. To enter, the "rules" are the same:

  1. Become a follower if you like my artwork ("candy only" blogs are not accepted).
  2. Add the picture of my candy to your sidebar and link it back to my blog.
  3. Add your name to Mr. Linky
I will draw a winner on August 1st. Good luck everyone! (This Blog Candy is open worldwide).


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Altered Jewerly Box

Good morning friends, Today I'm sharing this jewelry box I made for my Goddaughter Sara on her Holly Confirmation.



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The beautiful image is Saturated Canary, called Springtime. The papers are My Mind's Eye and the gorgeous flowers and metal corner piece Wild Orchid Crafts.


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I used my Copic markers to color this image. Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E37, E33, E31 and E50. Reds: R29, R27, R24 and R22. Aquablue: BG18, BG13, Bg11 and BG000. Shoes: E59, E57, E53 and E50.


I'm entering the following challenges:

Saturated Canary: Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Crafts: Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything But a Card

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Canvas Book

Hello friends, I'm back with another Magnolia creation. This time I've made a Summer Canvas Book using these beautiful stamps from Magnolia's latest collection, Summer Memories. This project was so much fun to create but also very time consuming. I took lots of pictures to capture all the details, hope you enjoy them!




To make my Summer Canvas Book, I used two 8" x 8" stretched canvases that I first painted with blue acrylic paint. When it was dry, I applied a thick coat of  Distress crackle paint, picket fence. I then decorated the backside of the canvases with My Mind's Eye and Teresa Collins pattern papers. I love using the backside of the canvases because the wooden frames create niches that give dimension to my scene. Before I stared adding all my dimensional objects, I hinged the canvases together. 




I water colored  my images with Distress Inks. For the first scene, I used Tilda Offshore, Edwin Waiting for Fish, Memory Shells and a hand-drawn beach background. 



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I love decorating with 3-dimesnional objects like this Tim Holtz corked vial that I filled in with golden microbeads and  a cute little cut-out fish.



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I used Magnolia Cloud Doohickey die and Tim Holtz Scrollwork die cut to simulate some waves. 
The sentiment is from Magnolia stamps and the metal charm from my local craft store.



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For the second scene, I used my beautiful Pearl Tilda and Oyster with Pearl. I machine stitched around both scenes, using a scallop stitch pattern. 



Although it's hard to tell from these pictures, I applied Stickles to Miss Tilda and her cute sea house. And I also added some liquid pearls around the oyster.


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The gorgeous flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the acetate and cardstock cut outs are K&Company.



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 These little sea shells prefect for my project are from my local craft store.



I would like to enter:

TOMIC: 1st Anniversary, Anything Goes  
MDUC: Bingo (charms, die-cuts, paint)
Tilda's Town Challenge: lazy days of Summer
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Joy's Summer Inspiration

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola
 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Today, Tomorrow & Forever

Hello all, this is my last card as guest designer for The ABC Challenge. Thanks ladies for inviting me to join your talented design team this month. The challenge this time is "R" is for Romance. I made this card for my husband on our anniversary, isn't so romantic?


For my anniversary card I used this gorgeous First Kiss Sarah Kay stamp. The papers are My Mind's Eye and the flowers Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.


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I colored my First Kiss image with Copic markers: Skin: E11, E00 and E000. His hair: C7, C5 and C1. Browns: E59, E57, E33, E31 and E50. Blues: BG18, BG15, BG11 and BG000.


Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Friday, June 1, 2012

Guest Designer for ABC Challenge

 Edited To Add: My Card and Bookmark Set won Top 3 at Wild Orchid Challenge!

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be the GDT for ABC challenge this month. The theme is Q for Quilt, how fun is that! I really enjoyed creating a paper quilt background for my card and bookmark set. And I finally got to color one of my favorite Saturated Canary images, Hipster.


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To create my paper quilt background, I cut 16 squares of My Mind's Eye pattern papers and glue them together on a base cardstock. Then, to give them texture and a "fabric look", I used my Argyle embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Finally, I stitched across all  joints and around the whole background. Love it! It really looks like a quilt! (unfortunately, it's hard to see it from the pictures).


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I also made a tag for my card with Magnolia's Bloomy Tag Doohickey die and decorated it with a custom made vintage postal stamp.


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The gorgeous flowers and seam binding ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The decorative pin is custom made to match the card. The sentiment is a digital freebie from Teddy Bo challenge blog.


Both Hipster images, one for the card and one for the bookmark, were colored with Copic markers.
Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E59, E57, E33, E31 and E50. Yellows: Y17, Y15, Y11 and Y000. Pinks: R89, R85, R83 and R81. Blues: BG18, BG13, BG11 abn BG000. Reds: R39, R29, R27, R24 and R22.


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I would like to enter:
Saturated Canary Challenge: Bookmarks
Wild Orchid Challenge: Bingo (Ribbon & Lace, Flowers, Pink)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything goes

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just Walking On Sunshine...

Edited To Add: My paper bag won Top 5 at Tilda's Town Challenge!

Hello my Maggie friends! It's time for a new challenge over at IAMC. Our theme this week is to decorate a paper bag using Tilda and/or Edwin of course! I've colored my beautiful Waterlily Tilda inspired by my talented friend Wendy. She combined canvas and Copics and the result is stunning. I just LOVE the look of my sweet Tilda stamped on canvas! 


The gorgeous aqua blue background paper is Bo Bunny, I've also used Melissa Frances and My Mind's Eye pattern papers.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and two epoxy stamp stickers from K&Company.


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I die cut my little butterfly with Magnolia's Doohickey Swirl Butterfly and decorated it with Tim Holtz's  metal arrow.


The cloud is also Magnolia's Doohickey cutting die and the sentiment stamp from the $1.00 rack at my local craft store. LOL.


To color my sweet Tilda on canvas I used my Copic markers but I used considerably less ink compared to what I normally use to color on paper.  Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E57, E33 and E31. Dress and Hair Bow: BG18, BG13 and BG11. Water: B00 and B000. Pink: R22, R20 and R00.


I would like to enter these challenges:

Midweek Magnolias: Romantic and Chic
Tilda's Town: Water Fun
Magnolia-licious: Photo Inspiration

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola