Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sheena Douglass Run Down

Good Morning Ladies,
I am trying to get back into the swing of things. This seems to be harder than what I thought.
Today's card is Sheena Douglass Run Down
This card was created using the run down house from the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Collection. It was stamped on the reverse side of watercolor paper. It was then colorized with watercolor crayons. The sentiments inside and out are from a sentiment collection of Sheena Douglass. 
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Halloween Tree

Good Morning Ladies,
The weather looks a little iffy out today. Looks like it may rain. I did get out a little yesterday and took some new journals and a couple of vintage hats with hat boxes up to the Co-op Shoppes. My booth looks great since the girls worked on it.
The card for today is Halloween Tree
This card was created using a wood mounted stamp from Northwoods. It was stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolor crayons. The ghosts were done in stickles. The panel was backed in a blue textured paper from the Paper Cut. The card base was covered in paper from my stash. A ribbon tied at the bottom tops this card off. 
The inside sentiment is from a clear set from Martha Stewart.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Butterfly Sympathy

Good Morning Ladies,
I have been a bit under the weather the last few days. I am still feeling a little iffy today. So that is why I have been MIA.
The card for today is Butterfly Sympathy
This card was created using a stencil from my stash. It is one from Hobby from several years ago. A panel was cut from watercolor paper. The panel was brushed with water and then color was added using a Mica Pallet from US Art Quest. The butterflies were then stenciled using FSJ ink in Limeade. The card base was covered in holigraphic paper from Create and Craft. A sheer ribbon was tied on the side. 
A close-up of the butterfly panel.
This is the inside sentiment. The sentiment is from a CTMH clear set.
Happy Scraps,'
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy Pigs Tag

Good Morning Ladies,
It looks overcast this morning. The air is cool. I think fall has arrived a bit early.
The project for today is Happy Pigs Tag
The base of this tag is a manilla tag. The pigs were stamped. They are from the October Afternoon cling set Farm Animals. The tag was then colorized with watercolor crayons. A sheer ribbon is tied through the hole in the tag. 
A close-up of the tag.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Kitty Friends

Good Morning Ladies,
Yesterday it was beautiful weather. Fall is just around the corner. Fall is my favorite time of year.
The card for today is Kitty Friends
This card was created using a Inky Antics clear set. The kitties were stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolor crayons. The sentiments are from the same set. The panel was matted in brown card stock and the card base was covered in blue glitter paper.
A close-up of the kitties.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, August 24, 2015

Piano Girl Book Box

Good Morning Ladies,
I stayed in all weekend. I didn't get much done but I stayed in. I did take Dude for a short walk last night.
The project for today is Piano Girl Book Box
 I picked up the base of this book box at Hobby Lobby. It is a paper mache' book box. Gesso was painted on the entire box and left to dry. The next step was to dry brush blotches of acrylic paint over the gesso. Tim Holtz tissue paper was applied with Mod Podge in matte over the front cover inside and out and the back cover inside and out. The bird cage is a wood piece that was covered in Inka Gold to create a metal look. The piano girl is an image from Cornish Heritage Farms. She was stamped in black ink on glossy paper. The piece was then sponged in two Tim Holtz distressed inks. The spine of the box was covered with Inka Gold as well as the pages on the outside. This was then inked with Tim Holtz distressed ink. The girl was added to the top of the box. The bird cage was glued into place. The ivy was cut from a Creative Expressions die and glued onto the box. The flowers and buttons were then glued into place. The flowers are from Prima. Ivy was glued to the spine of the book.

 A close-up of the flowers.
A close-up of the bird cage.
 Ivy on the spine of the book.
The inside of the book box.
 A view of the pages.
The back cover of the book box.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sheena Douglass Bottle Cap Magnet

Good Morning Ladies,
I am spending time creating this weekend. So last night I didn't sleep so well. To many ideas running through my head. I did a deep dig yesterday and that is how today's project came to fruit.
Today's project is Sheena Douglass Bottle Cap Magnet
I was looking for something else. I can't remember what now. But I ran across these large bottle caps I bought a long time ago at Hobby. I had no vision for them they were just on clearance at too good of a price not to pick them up. The idea came to mind that they would be perfect for some Sheena Douglass images. I only grabbed one as they will be a good find next time around. I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks in two colors and started squirting it directly on the silver metal cap. I did front back and sides. The Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Magical collection came out next. I stamped the mushrooms and wine bottles on watercolor paper and colorized them with watercolor crayons. They were then hand cut. The mushrooms have liquid pearls for spots. I need an elf or a fairy. But I needed one oh so tiny. So back into my stash I went. This time the charm stash. I found an elf and a wine glass. Perfect!! Dollar for dollar the Little Bit Magical collection is paying off. So many things to do with this collection.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog