i am getting in just under the wire!!! i have no idea where february went.. really truly i don’t!!
so here is a quick post with my february tag and i am looking forward to doing march way sooner than february’s was done!!
i love how the birds show up on the bottom of the tag!! they are so cute!!
okay that is it for me today!!! tomorrow i am hoping to finish up my Snazzy design team project!!
it is the calm between two storms here today which is perfect because i will be out teaching to some wonderful ladies this afternoon and i really didn’t want to miss that
so for today i just wanted to pop in to show you what i have been up to over at
if you follow me on Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/missusgmoments?ref=hl) you have probably already seen them!
i hope you get a chance during the next few days to pop in and take a boo at what the rest of the design team has posted during the last month!
i can’t believe i forgot to post a picture of my february calendar. i have already started to fill it so my apologies for the scribbles. but as you can see i do actually write something in each day
as this is my second year i wanted to mix up the colouring of pages as i go throughout the year…last year was a mainly pink page for valentines and all. this year i focused more on purple as the stone of the month is amethyst and 3 of us are born in February.
the products used on this page are the stencils of the month from Stencil Girl Products (http://www NULL.stencilgirlproducts NULL.com/stencil-club-s/1850 NULL.htm) in November. still my favourite set yet though the January peacock is slowly becoming another one of my favourites! I used Wendy Vecchi’s (http://studio490art NULL.blogspot NULL.ca) white embossing paste through the stencil and then allowed it to dry. i love the sponginess (if that is even a word!) of her embossing paste!
but prior to layering the stencil/embossing powder combo i sprayed my background pages with art anthology (http://artanthologyinc NULL.com/blog/) sprays and once i laid down my ‘days’ i sprayed again to take away the whiteness of the rectangles.
as a final step for my page i had doodled around all parts using my signo uniball pen. i love this pen and am now in search for a
few LOT more so i can share with my students in class!
so there you have it. my February 2014 page! i sure hope you are creating too!
a little into the new year but thought i would share with you a calendar i made for my desk at work. i like to have a bit of crafty on my desk.. makes it feel more home for me.
i used mainly Prima’s (http://prima NULL.typepad NULL.com/prima/) engraver line of paper, cardstock and Ranger products such as distress ink and crackle paint. i also used my Sizzix Picture Wheel (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/658558/sizzix-bigz-die-picture-wheel). at the time of creation the picture wheel was a new purchase and i fell in love with it. it was a perfect way to highlight on my page the numbered month on display.
so here are my 12 pages for 2014 that will hang proudly on my 7Gypsies stand on my desk at work!
i am hoping that when my days are long and i am feeling pushed/pulled/drained that i remember to take a moment to peer upon my pictures and remember all those moments that really do count.
please let me know what you think and don’t forget tomorrow is February 1st and you know what that means.. yes exactly…. Tim’s Twelve Tags (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2014-january/) February 2014 will be posted!!!
what do reinkers, alcohol ink, and a step by step demo from Wendy Vecchi (http://www NULL.studio490art NULL.blogspot NULL.ca) and i have in common… only the fact that she demo’s with those products and makes a beautiful masterpiece and i not so much!!!!!
so instead i created a piece of art on watercolour paper….WAIT!!! that is exactly what happened i bet.. i was to be using Ranger’s stamping paper (http://rangerink NULL.com/?product=inkssentials™-surfaces-specialty-stamping-paper) not their watercolour (http://rangerink NULL.com/?product=ranger-surfaces-watercolor-paper) paper!!!!
for a laugh you can watch here me trying to figure out how and what to do!!! failed alcohol card (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=Wyj7p59-80k&feature=youtu NULL.be)
so where is all this leading to you ask.. why to the background of this card i made for one of the ladies in the card swap i am in.
i did love the results, though not what i had originally been going for, and so wanted to created something with it. i attached it to a black card background, dug out my StencilGirl (http://www NULL.stencilgirltalk NULL.com) November stencil kit of the month, added a bit of embossing paste by Wendy Vecchi and here is what i came up with
for this second card i used a preprinted back ground paper, added a bit of Black Soot distress ink using my blending tool and another one of the stencils i received from the kit. for the main focus of my card i cut the sewing room die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/657186/sizzix-bigz-die-sewing-room) out of canvas and grungeboard, coloured it with my dylusions spray, added a bit of tulle and here is the second card completed.
these are both on their way to their new owner. i hope they like them!