Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Blog Hop with Rinea and Designer Crafts Connection

Hello and welcome to our hop!

This hop will give you amazing ideas and inspiration!

We have such a talented group of designers participating in the hop - so be sure to hop over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog to check them all out. 

Rinea is a foiled double sided paper that holds it shape. It is truly amazing!

Since it holds it's shape I wanted to try embossing and sanding to make some home decor and I will say I love the way it turned out!

Supplies Needed:

  • Rinea papers - Available in a variety of colors
  • 2 - 4" X 4" wood blocks
  • Embossing folder of your choice
  • Die cut machine for embossing
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Sand paper - fine
  • Brush
  • Paper towel
  • Folk Art Antique Medium
  • Matte Varnish

First choose your colors and embossing folder, emboss your paper.

Once embossed, adhere Rinea paper to the block of wood. Make sure it is centered. Cut excess off.

Take a fine grit sand paper or block and lightly sand over the paper.

See below how the shine of the paper in some areas are sanded. It still kept it's shape. Now just add antiquing medium to the whole block including the top.

I added a coat of Matte varnish to protect. Let dry and they are ready to display!

I think they are beautiful!

Want more awesome projects using Rinea? Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Watercolor Elephant with Brea Reese

Hello friends!

Today I have a fun little drawing I did, I have been practicing. I thought it would make a great card! It is a Elephant! I love Elephants and I have been practicing drawing them.

So today I added Brea Reese Watercolors and used the Brea Reese Water based markers.

Supplies Needed:

I started with my drawing. So cute, even if I do say so myself!!!!

I wet the inside of the elephant with water and start to add color. I build up color as I go along.

At this point you can start shading and add grass.

I LOVE the way the water based markers and the watercolors work together!

Let dry and come back over with black waterproof ink for eyes and toes if desired!

LOVE this little one!!!

I am going to call this "Never Forget".

Stop by Brea Reese and see what others are creating!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt Sign Made with Ann Butler Products

Hello friends!

I back today with a fun Easter Hunt sign. This was so fun to do with Ann Butler inks and stencils, you could make one too!

 Do you still have Easter Egg hunts? It depends here in Minnesota what the weather is like. We have had anything from 82 degrees or snow!

Are you ready to get started?

Supplies needed:

Gather all supplies needed.

Let's start!

Step 1.

Paint arrow and bunny cream. Let dry.

Step 2.

Start stenciling with ink color of choice. My choice was Lilac. Randomly place circle stencil till arrow is full of circles.

Step 3.

Using the ink like a watercolor paint the egg using ColorBox Ink.  At this time you can also ink the words.

Step 4.

Arrow and egg should be heat set using a heat gun.

Step 5.

Adhere words and bunny to the arrow and add string to hang.

I hope you enjoyed the project today. I am going to bring this to the g-kids house for them to enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by

Stop by Ann Butler Blog for more inspiring projects.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mini House for a Frog!

Hello friends!

Today I am working with Art-C Mini House box kit. I am going to turn it into a little home for a cute little frog. 

I removed the pieces from the box and traced them onto paper to cut out.

I did have to remember to cut two of each. Front and back. I then adhered them to the chipboard pieces.

Next, I adhered the pieces together.

Time to decorate!


How CUTE is this?

So fun and easy you could make this in an evening!

Hope you enjoyed my project!

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Watercolor Hummingbird with Brea Reese Water Color

Hello friends!!!

Today I am pretty excited to share a happy little hummingbird. I do pretend to be a water colorist, so with that being said.....I am pretty happy with the way this came out!

What I am not happy about is......I didn't use good paper and that makes a big difference! Watercolor paper would have been the right choice, however I was playing and didn't think it would turn out. Lesson learned, use good paper even if playing.

Here is how I did this.



1. Sketch out bird and flower. No detail needed.

2. Start adding paint and dry in between, using a heat gun.

3. Using the Water-based markers I added in some color.

4. Over the top of it all I came back with the Metallic water color and for detail I used the detail markers. You can really see the metallic on this hummingbird. It is beautiful. You will notice it in the final picture around the throat and chest.


I hope you like him as much as I do! Remember not to make the mistake of not using good paper!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!