Friday, March 14, 2014

A Negative Can Be Positive!

 Happy Spring! okay ... I know I'm lying, judging by the mountains of snow out there...but a girl can dream can't she? 

It's Tag Reveal Day over at Catherine and Cathy Create and our topic this month is using a negative.  I figured there were several ways to interpret that.

1. You could use an actual film negative.

2. You could leave lots of negative space aka white space

3. You could use the 'negative' space left over after you punch a shape.
That's the route that I chose to go.

 I used the negative space created when I punched a few hexagons from a piece of card stock as a stencil for my tag. I stenciled in the hexagons on the white card stock using More Mustard ink. I then punched out a few more hexagon shapes using the beautiful papers in the designer series " Attic Boutique". I covered some of my stenciled hexagons with these punch outs...and raised a few of them with Dimensionals  for a little added interest.

Stampin' Up products used in creating this tag are:

Embosslit " Beautiful Wings"
"Feel Good" stamp set #129684
Designer Series pp " Attic Boutique"
More Mustard ink and card stock
Coastal Cabana ink
Coastal Cabana ruffled ribbon
 SU ticket corner punch

Be sure to pop on over to CCC to see the gorgeous creations of my fellow DT members and don't forget to play along with our challenges this month for a chance to win a cute Ampersand embossing folder!
Thanks for popping by today. Toodles!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kelly's Teacup Canvas Birthday Present

Happy birthday to my dear friend Kelly Klapstein. I think it's birthday number 29, right Kelly?

Most people who know Kelly, know she's a girl who loves her tea...and not just Tetley like me, but all sorts of flavored teas {they are NOT my cup of tea ...bad pun I know...couldn't resist!}. This was my reaction when she served me a cup of a Newfoundland tea that I always send to her. Sorry, but it's only Tetley for me dear girl!

Last year I made her a tea box for her birthday. 

You can find the tutorial for it here .

This year, I inadvertently made her another tea inspired gift! I was trolling through Pinterest when I stumbled across this beautiful canvas by Jane Johnson from Great Britain.
 Isn't it gorgeous????

One of Jane's details that I absolutely fell in love with was the "gold plating" around the cup edges just like real china cups. She is brilliant! It makes it look so real! 

So after much fiddling with scrap card stock to figure out the dimensions and how to cut the paper to curve and look like a real teacup I came up with this....

Don't you just love the gold edging????? 

So here's the whole canvas...

This is one of my first attempts at a mixed media canvas. To be honest I always thought it was kind of  overkill but I have to admit that once I started slapping "stuff'" down on the canvas, well... I really got into it! I was scared to start{what if I added some wet product that I didn't like and then couldn't change it???} but I got over it and really enjoyed it in the end.

There's a whole lotta stuff going on with this canvas! Lace, paper doily, some gold embossing powder sprinkled on a dotted runner tape from 3L { a Kelly trick actually!}, ink spritzes and one of my fav Tim Holtz diecuts! The black shiny swirl stickers are K and Company and the flowers are a mix of Petaloo and IamRoses . The papers for the background{ yes, there's actually a sheet of paper under all that!} and the papers for the teacup are the appropriately named Tea Thyme collection from Prima.

So the question is....Did Kelly like it?

You be the judge....

What's with the popcorn you ask? Kelly loves the stuff but can't get it in Edmonton...I usually include a bag whenever I send her anything in the mail. Personally....I think she's more excited over the popcorn than the canvas hahaha.

Thanks to you for popping by today, and thanks to Jane Johnson for sharing her wonderful inspirational pieces! Please make sure to pop over to her blog and give her some love. She's super creative! Toodles!