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Friday, June 26, 2020

LDRS Creative ~ Mermaid Treasures

Welcome back my friends,
Everyone is ready for the beach right? Of course with social distancing you may not get as much beach fun as you would normally get but that doesn't mean that we can't create our own beaches right? 



I am using some amazing new products today all from the LDRS Creative online store.


One last look..... Thank you for spending a bit of your day at the beach with me. Make sure to check out the LDRS Creative Online Store to see all the newly released items. Also check back tomorrow for a second feature day from the new collection. Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, June 25, 2020

LDRS Creative ~ Explore and Discover

Welcome back everyone,
Today is a second feature day this month showing off a ton of amazing new products. I have created a message in the bottle, this was super fun to create. 


I have used both a new stamp set along with one of our new stencils. Your LDRS Creative Supply List is Below:

Hybrid Ink Pads in Raven, Swimming Hole, Dark Wash Jeans

 For the little sail boat I used brush markers directly to the stamp to create a multi colored sail boat. The anchor was created using the watermark ink and white embossing powder. 

I hop[e you have enjoy this month's feature days at LDRS Creative. Where our desire is to create with quality products and to inspire others. Hugs, Melanie

Friday, June 12, 2020

LDRS Creative ~ A View for all Seasons & A Sneek Peek at our New Furr Babies.

Hello my crafty friends! I have a fun new project to share with you today.  This outdoor scene was so much fun to make.

LDRS Creative Supplies Used:
Hybrid Inks in Ice Tea, Kiss Me Red, Swimming Hole, Key Lime, Olive Branch
I had a lot of fun creating this scene. The background along with the fence are both stenciled using the Coming Up Daisies stencil. I love how the stencil can be used in multiple ways. I stamped and colored all the individual pieces from the A View For All Seasons Stamp set then fussy cut them and glued the window and shutters to the background paper. Then I popped up the awning, bird, and window box. Lastly I wanted to add people to my scene so I went through my awesome LDRS Creative stash and decided that our "Friends" stamp and die set were perfect for this. 



Check out our two new kittens. This is Callie and Lily. I have colored the kitty on my project as a calico to match my little new babies.
 


Over all I really am pleased with this one. I hope you have had a blessed day.  Melanie

Friday, April 17, 2020

Love Puts Joy In Your Heart

Welcome back,

Today I have a pretty purple card to share with all of you. Purple is my favorite color so this card came together quite easily for me, I have created this using a small portion of a glitter back ground I created with a Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker and Glitter Pens. The Ombré effect was created using the Glitter pen to spread out the Aqua Marker. This is a fun technique because each piece looks totally different.



For the background I used a Crafter’s Companion 3D embossing folder and using a Spectrum Noir Harmony Water Reactive ink pad. I gently rubbed over the raised edges using the ink and a sponge applicator. I also inked the edges of the card stock to deepens the contrast.



Looking at the close up photo above you can see I’ve water colored the flowers from the Crafter’s Companion “Paradise” stamp set using Aquablend pencils. I raised the flowers up using some foam pads to add extra dimension. Lastly the sentiment was stamped from the 

Supplies Used:

Thank you very much for stopping by today. I hope i have given you inspiration for your next project.

Melanie 





Thursday, April 16, 2020

Crafter's Companion Z Fold Card

Hello friends!

I have a really fun card to share with you. I am featuring the 2 of the newest Nature's Garden Collection by Crafter's Companion. "Garden of Love" and "Beautiful Butterflies" go with each other  is beautifully!


Recently Sara Davies did a wonderful Master Class on YouTube featuring this card design. I adjusted the size to fit the Garden of Love's Elegant Peony Edge'able die that I used. The finished card measures 5x5" 



Here is a close up of the Centura Pearl I have used for the florals. I simply created the card using the green, then cut the die twice more and fussy cut out the flowers. I love the way it turned out. 


For the sentiment I used the Beautiful Butterflies "Just to Say" sentiment stamp set along with the "Intricate Trellis" die set also from the same collection.  I did some creative trimming to create the layers around the sentiment. 


Supply List:
Centure Pearl in Pink & Green

Thank you all for stopping by today. I hope my project gives you inspiration and brings a smile to your face. Happy crafting! Melanie

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Birthday Husband!

Hi Friends,

Today I have a special post to share with all of you. It's my husband's birthday and I have designed a card to commemorate his 50th Birthday. Lets take a look....

For this card I have used all Crafter's Companion Products including the following items:

Sara Signature Vintage Lace 12x12" Paper Pad
Sara Signature A4 Luxury Linen Card
Sara Signature A4 Luxury Pearl Card
Silver Foil Luxury Card
Gemini Cut & Emboss Folder Vichy Frame
Pebeo Gilding Wax in Silver 
"Happy Birthday" Die from the Victorian Collection.
Die'sire 1" Numbers & Punctuation Dies Set
Crafter's Companion Special Someone Sentiment Set (for the inside)

Randy's favorite color is purple and I was really wanting to design with the Victorian Lace collection so this is what came from that. It killed me not to embellish with flowers and ribbon but I was trying to keep it more masculine if at all possible. (I know what your thinking...."This is far from masculine") I know I know but I tried! 


As you can see with this close up photo, after embossing the Cut & Emboss Folder Vichy Frame, I cut 3 frames and glued them together to give depth and dimension. I then added some silver Gilding Wax to give the embossing a metal look. (my attempt at masculine ~ LOL)


 
For the inside here I have used two separate stamps from the Special Someone Stamp Set. I have called Randy "husband" since out wedding night and it is something I still do today. I will of course add a personal message at the bottom before I put it in it's envelope.

Randy, I hope you know how much I love you. Happy Birthday Baby! God has brought us together and strengthens out marriage each and ever day. I am proud to call you HUSBAND! 

Love Always, Wife









Crafter's Companion Craft Along

Hi Friends,

I have been really sick over the past few weeks, but just had to get back into the craft room so when I saw that Crafter's Companion had posted a little "playing along" I decided to give it a try. The idea is to get our minds off of the current Global Pandemic and to refocus on what we love.... crafting. So for this #CCplayalong Crafter's Companion showed the following photo and asked us to create something from as many of these items that we own. I had all but one of them which I substituted for a similar CC product.


So here it is..... My card featuring all of the above products minus the cut & emboss folder. Instead I stayed true to the Vintage Lace Collection and used the cut & emboss folder that came with that.



 

 This is a 5 x 7" sized card and I have used the following Crafter's Companion's Supplies:


- Vintage Lace Cut and Emboss Folder
- Stitch Edge Oval Nesting Dies
- Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Pigment Inkpad - Rose Satin
- Peony Foam Flower Die
- Luxury Precious Metals Card Stock
- Vintage Lace Paper Pad
- Vintage Lace Flower Forming Foam
- Vintage Lace Vintage Vines Die Set
- Vintage Lace Botanicals Die Set
Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Die set
- Vintage Lace Heartfelt Sentiments
- Vintage Lace Stamen
- Crafter's Companion 5 x 7" Card Blank
 
Extras:
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Silver Pearls 
 
Here is a close up of the handmade flowers I have created. 
 
 
I really had fun with this project. My thanks goes out the to the Crafting community. As for today's uncertainty please be proactive and keep yourself busy at home and follow the local and global recommendations for practicing social distance. If your in an area of the world that limits your outings do your best to stay safe and stay home unless absolutely necessary.  At least we can lean on our craft to stay busy. Now back to bed for me. This took me two evenings to make as I am still trying to recover from an upper respiratory infection. Prayers for everyone! Melanie
 
P.S. One last look ;-)




 
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