Monday, October 31, 2011

**Whispering Hope LO & New Blooms**

 Hello everybody! I sware I haven't been slacking.. I have been making new flowers, vines and a new LO!
So this will probably be a pretty long post. Hope ya don't mind because I have some scrap'in eye candy for ya!
 Ok, first I have been dying to show you guys these new blooms and vines that I have been making!! Have ya ever saw something and just new you had to give it a whirl? Well.. A while back while I was visiting a really cool blog I saw some really cool vines. It was by a very lovely lady named Angelica. Her vines are amazing!! Check them out here. I saw them and fell in love. I knew back then that I had to try to make me some. I got a few supplies and the supplies just sat untouched.
 Fast foward to a few weeks back. I got this nagging idea that wouldn't leave me alone. It was a new flower design that I had thought up. I gave into my thoughts and started making them. By the time I had completed the first flower I thought to myself these would look pretty cool on a vine. So that is how it all started... While I was making them I thought they really need a punch of color. I had inked them and just wasn't really happy with the color. Don't get me wrong they was ok and all but really lacked the umph that I was needing for said beauties. Well pulled out my Lindy's mica's and applied them. SHAZAM!! I mean totally brought them to life!! Once I started making and coloring all caution went to the wind!! I was a vine making crazy person.. Then I thought these would look really cool as flowers so I made me some of them in all sizes! A few of my fave colors. I have desided to name them after the things and people that inspired me to do so. So I desided to name them "Lindy's Angelic Sweetheart mini vines" and "Lindy's Angelic Sweetheart Blooms". Angelica was the insparation and Lindy's and CTMH made them beauties come to life! Ok I will stop running my mouth now and show ya.. LOL

 This one was the first one that I made. I used CTMH ink (hollyhock) and Lindy's Magical mica (Fuzzy Navel Peach) awesome color combo!! On the leaves I used CTMH ink (new england ivy) and Lindy's Moonshadow mist (Mystic Malachite). Everything except the stems started out as white card stock.

Ok this is when I started thinking make blooms too!! On these I used CTMH ink (twilight) and Lindy's mica (Sparkle Blue Reflections) got some close ups of each.

Check out the sparkle!! That is Lindy's that makes them just glow!!

 Here is the vine.. I made mini vines because I thought hummm I don't really wanna cut it up if it is too big for the LO. So with 2 pieces I have more ways to use them.
 You just gotta get your hands on some of Lindy's micas and mists!! I promise you won't be disappointed! Here is Lindy's Link and I'm sure if ya need a color of ink you can click the shop with me cart up above on the right and get ya some ink also.. But I am feeling sure that Lindy's will make any ink shine or they can also be used by themselves!

 If you gals out there in cyber land want a tute on these leave me a comment and let me know, or better yet follow my blog that would be out of sight!!

 Now for the LO!! Told ya this would be a long post!! Sorry..
 Got My new swirly kit in and it worked soooo well with my new blooms! The kit for Oct is called "Midnight Waltz" Very very pretty!! I loved the sketch sooo much thought what the heck I'm gonna do it and enter it in the sketch challenge this month. This LO is of a close friend and Co worker. She has been going through a very tough time of late. I called this LO "Whispering Hope" because through her I can see hope even if sometimes its just a whisper. Girl I don't know how ya do it but you are such a insparation to me!

The Glitz Papers and ephemeria was awesome to work with in this LO! I love, love the colors these are some of my faves! The overlay on the pic is Kaisercraft, pearl swirls are Prima, and the punched edges are Martha punches, Cardstock is Bazzell. The vines and blooms are mine hee hee.. Ok for some closeups..

The circle piece is DA circle (I colored white with gesso and added CTMH ink (sunflower) and Lindy's mica (Angel Wings Gold) then applied some tulip pearl paint) and the butterfly is the cool ones that Lisa G. gives us at swirlydoos. Next closeup..
 Closeups of the vines and blooms Colors used on the Blooms is CTMH ink (sunflower) and Lindy's (Angel Wings Gold) and on the vines is CTMH ink (Indian corn blue), and Lindy's (Sparkling Blue Reflections).. Next close up..

The bird is part of the Glitz "Vintage Blue" ephemeria pack in the kit we got for Oct. Last closeup..

 The wording is also part of the Glitz "Vintage Blue" also the Bird cage...

 Well thats it for now hope ya enjoyed a little of what I had to show ya and don't forget let me know if ya want that tute!! Girls gotta know that you gals are coming by.. Good night and God bless!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

**Pumpkins of the Past**

Hi everyone! Well I finally broke down and done it. I am playing along in the Round Robin Challenge over at Swirydoos. Been wanting to try it out for a while and finally done it. Starting to really get back to myself now and feeling much better. The LO is of my DS and the pumpkins that he use to get when we went to this really cool place with our church. I love fall and it is defantly one of my fave times of the year! From the colors of the trees to the wonderful temps we get here. I love it to bits! Got another challenge that I am gonna do, hopefully I will get it done in time. But for now here's this one..
We had to use something that was at least a year old on the LO. I choose to use some leaf doilies that I have hoarded for a long time. I had to tone down the sun on this LO because it is really dementional and casts a lot of shadows when the sun hits it. But let me tell ya it sparkels and shines! Let me gettcha some close ups and you can see..

I used one of my fave products to use and that would be Lindy's Micas and Sprays. I LOVE Lindy's and am sooo happy that Krissy over at Swirlydoos introduced me to them! (Thanks Krissy). Here is Lindy's link. I also used some Prima fall leaves and the Mums used is what my DM made. She did a awesome job! Now for more close ups..
The watch came in our Sept kit over at swirlydoos. Its from Prima as well..
The Pumpkins I made out of the Grandma's garden kit we got over at Swirlydoos. I also made swirlies for my pumpkins. I used the big pumpkin doily for the background of the large pumpkin.

More close ups of the center piece. I stamped and colored a Dusty Attice vine. The clock here is Prima also.
I found some Burlap ribbon at Wally World that I used also.
Lastly here is my title. I cut out a piece that came from our Sept kit at swirlydoos. Its PP from Prima. The stamps used is CTMH. You can see the Dusty Attic piece here a little better. I also used some fiber ribbon that is peeking through here and there. Thats it for now.. Got a lot to do today. Thanks for looking! Take care and God bless.