Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

MPTS November Challenge

Theme "Leafless Trees"
Material: buttons and felt
Technique: ink blending

I started out with a shipping tag-hand sketch a tree on the tag, with using my Distress inks I worked the beautiful fall colors onto the shipping tag with my blending tool. Then I cut out the same tree shape out of wool felt and glued to the tag, added some buttons. Card base is out of Kraft card stock and pattern paper was stitched on along with the tag. Added some burlap and sentiment.

This was a super fun challenge, fall is one of my all time fav's!!!! Hope you enjoy all the Design Team Members projects for more on them jump over to More Paper Than Shoes blog for tons of eyecandy delight.
Blessings "Happy Fall"
Peggy Lee

Supplies I used:
Shipping Tag
5x7 card-Kraft
Pattern Paper-Melissa Frances
CTMH: stamp-Treasure Life
Distress inks:
brushed corduroy
vintage photo
forest moss
pine needles
Blending Tool
Reinker mixture-rusty hinge, water, perfect pearls copper (mixed in a mini mister)
Adhesives: white glue
glossy accents
fabric tac

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October MPTS Mid-Month Challenge

Over at MPTS blog we hosted a October Mid-Month Challenge.

I had this completed but missed the deadline, because I have been sick with a cold for the past few days. I am still posting this art piece for it turned out better than I thought it would.

Challenge was-Create a card or project using:

Theme: Nature-Great for Fall!!! Leaves, flowers, etc!
Supplies: "piece" of the outdoors (like a pressed leaf or flower, twig, etc.)
and a Vintage button/broach.

My Steps:
* A Vintage find-frame that was chipped and perfect the way it was, but I wanted a brassier look so I brushed on Distress Crackle Paint-Tarnished Brass from Ranger.

*Recycled a piece of cardboard and ripped away-covered with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Acrylic Paint-Blank Canvas

*Aged around that piece with Distress Ink-Vintage Photo from Ranger.

*Nature: I used all three of the items from my hydrangea bush that was turned rustie color for the season (normally pink/white).

*Leaves and Ribbon: My friend Lynne Forysthe taught me how to use my reinkers in a whole new way!!!!

Ready here we go-first you will need a Mini-Mister from Ranger, your favorite reinker (I used Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick) fill mister with one to two droplets full of ink, then with Perfect Pearl (I used copper) two tiny dashes and fill with water-note not all the way to the top, leave about 1/2 inch for when you replace the sprayer the liquid will raise a little....Shake the Mister well and start having fun!!!!!

*Ribbon: Seam binding another treat from my friend Lynne was inked with the same mixtures-
the Leaves are Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die it....I cut the leaves out of a piece of muslin that I first brushed with Mutli Matte Medium-Claudine Hellmuth's wonderful glue....which again my friend Lynne turned me onto....

*Last but not least-I looked through my button collection and found a mother of pearl button that was perfect for this art piece....

Thanks for joining us over a MPTS, please leave me a comment so I can thank you....
Peggy Lee

SOTM October: Share the Magic

Attention Stampers: only a few more days to purchase this awesome stamp set for the month of October...
Leave me a comment if your interested....only 59 more days until Christmas!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sneak Peek.....Holiday

Here is a little sneak peek of what I have been working on~~love this new line of paper from Bo Bunny..... There will be a surprise inside~~~so stay tuned~~~to share in my Holiday mood!!!!
WHOOO HOOOO JUST REALISED THAT THIS MARKS MY 200TH POST!!!!! KEEP A WATCH OUT FOR A HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!! To celebrate this mile stone in my creative world.
Peggy Lee

Sunday, October 10, 2010

signs of fall

With the signs that fall is upon us and it's beauty, here are a few pics of my last trip up to Maine. this tracker- we grow up driving with our father on the farm-it still runs-great memories.

even the little bees are preparing for the long winter months that will shortly be upon us......

here is a couple of pics of the fabulous bush in our backyard the color this year was amazing!! so deep and rich...

enjoy.....the beauty that surrounds us daily.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

Simon Says Stamp and Show blog is having another Challenge this week "Show Your Numbers" (I missed last weeks challenge) but no need to worry my little creation fits this weeks challenge as well!!!! whooo hoooo for more pics see my last post.....enjoy

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Never to Late!!!

Well I was going to submit this little creation for Simon Says Stamp and Blog Challenge, but I missed the deadline by a few minutes (that's what you get for watching a new tv show) instead of blogging...any whooo I still wanted to post this and give SSS credit to their Design Team inspiration they pushed me through my creative journey.....I must say Shabby Chic is one of my all time fav's!!!! the white on white with added touches of soft blues and naturals just screams to me. I loved creating this no reason just grabbing items out of my stash and letting the creative spirit flow.
this was a complete joy.

supplies: all from my stash, scraps, and flea market finds.