Friday, September 26, 2014

Wait.. What a Mandala??

Today it's my turn over at Art Anthology to share my mandala..... NOW let me start by telling you this was really a challenge for me :) 

Heck I had never even heard of a Mandala before our team challenge as issued.So I did what everyone does.... I goggled it.


Syllabification: man·da·la
Pronunciation: /ˈmandələ, ˈmən- 


1A geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.

Hmm.. helpful right??? 

No but then I started checking out images and I was truly surprised mandalas are really everywhere if you are looking for them! So lets take a peak at my first ever Mandala! Using lots of beautiful Art Anthology Velvet's!

So how did I start this collage of color??  I started by sketching out my design.. here is a look at my design sketched and my first colors.

After adding all my color......

I went back and added some black to define my lines and cover up a few boo boos :) and with my white uni ball in had I added a few doodles and my first Mandala was done!

Some details just because...

I just love the dimension added with Art Anthology's Dimensional Crystals

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 I hope that I have inspired you to make you own Mandala!! I know That I had a lot of fun creating mine... I'm sure I will have more to share. After all I keep doodling them everywhere :) 

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Velvet- Desire, Tango, Limeade, Fiji, Lagoon, Shamrock, Mayan Gold and Mardi Gras

 Dimensional Crystal- Red Corvette, Sunbeam and Fairy


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Painting by Numbers is as easy as 1-2-3!

Hello All! I'm up today over at Art Anthology! Today I am sharing a sweet little canvas using lots of my very favorite things! Just look at all the beautiful Art Anthology I pulled out to start with!

To get started I added a bit of tissue paper to my canvas just to add a bit of texture, I really want the canvas to remain pretty smooth....

Now a touch of Colorations and poof a great background to start playing with!

A bit of Embossing for the tiniest bit of texture :)

Next I had some fun with a stencil!

Then it was time for the fun yet easy part! Painting by numbers (without the numbers of coarse). 

After painting my stamped image I added lots of dimension & texture to my canvas using Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals, a few odds and ends and few doodles!

 Here is a look at the final product :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to try something simple to keep you creating something beautiful! If you do get crafty please share you projects with us over on the  Art Anthology Facebook Page we would love to see them!!

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Colorations Spray- Heart, Timeless, Lark & Raider

Velvet Paint- Cotton Candy, Shamrock, Tango, Orchid, Lemon Tart & Kona
Sorbet Paint- Chocolate,Buttercream, Evergreen,& Big Dip O' Ruby
Dimensional Crystal- Java, Amethyst, Peony, Mermaid Splash, Red Corvette, Fairy, Sunbeam & Blizzard

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Glitter!

Hello all! Today I m up on the Imaginisce Blog sharing my sparkly fall pumpkin that I created using one of my favorite Imaginisce Tools and a few sheets of the Welcome Spring Collection.

First lets take a peak at my pumpkin:

Now here is a peek at the extra bit of bling using the I-Rock Tool!

Now just another peak at those pretty rolled flowers

As you can see I embossed the flowers and tucked a rhinestone from the My Baby Collection for a bit more bling!

Imaginisce Products Used: Welcome Spring Collection -Pattern Paper. My Baby -Rhinestones. I-Rock & Glam Rocks.

Other Products Used: May Arts Ribbon, Glitter, Craft Pumpkin, Embossing Powder, Distressing Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Primary Color Fun!!

This week over at S.W.A.T the Scrap Warriors have a Primary Color Challenge up and  for you!
 I just love working with primary colors!

Here is a peek at the beautiful Art Anthology Products products that I used:

I started by covering my page with some torn dictionary pages. After applying the dictionary pages I gave my page a quick whitewash using some Art Anthology Gesso and a touch of water.

Next I started building my background using Glorious, Heart and Ink Spot Colorations Spray.

This week over at S.W.A.T the Scrap Warriors have a Primary Color Challenge up and  for you!
 I just love working with primary colors!

 Now this is were it started to get real fun :) a stencil I added some paint and my focus word.

With a bit more paint... a few stickers and a touch of stamping my page fell together. Here is a look at the final project.

Now Some details just for fun :)

I had so much fun mixing my primary colors to make more colors! I hope I have inspired you to mix up your colors a bit too! Because now its your turn! make sure you link up your project over at S.W.A.T before the end of the month!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Colorations Spray -Glorious, Heart and Ink Spot 
Sorbet- Honolulu Blue, Black Leather Jacket (Not Pictured)
Velvet- Desire, Lemon Tart
Dimensional Crystal -Red Corvette, Blue Bird

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home of the Brave

Hello all Lanette here and I have some Red, White and Blue to share with you too :) 

Recently I have been spending more time at my grandfathers house cleaning and such and let me tell you I have found some treasures! For example I found this picture of my grandfathers Platoon in September of 1944. So i just couldn't resist creating a layout all about him and his service during WWII. 

I started with some luscious Art Anthology Gesso and a brick stencil and this months sketch challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch. Along with this months Mood Board Challenge over S.W.A.T Scrap Warriors I was fully inspired and ready to go!

from there I started to build my tattered flag with some beautiful dimensional crystal.

I coated my little chipboard stars with some gesso while I was waiting for my flag to dry, just one coat an they were ready to rock some Honolulu Blue Sorbet.

With all my pieces ready my layout quickly fell together.

Products UsedArt Anthology -Gesso, Dimensional Crystal, Sorbet, Velvet & Colorations Mist. Bo Bunny- Anthem Collection Pattern Paper, American Crafts- Thickers, Umwow -Chipboard and a bit of cheesecloth. 

Now lets take a look at some details just for fun!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, 
I hope you found some inspiration for your next 
Red, White & Blue project. 

But if you still need more inspiration, please stop by S.W.A.T to check out this months drills! After all there is a $25 Gift Card up for grabs this month!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Flowers for Grandma

Hello All!
Today I wanted to share a quick little card that I created using using the I-Top tool and the oh so sweet Little Princess Collection. I just love the colors in this collection and they are just perfect for a get well card for my grandmother.

Now this pretty little bouquet is sure to to make my grandma smile.

As you can see I used ribbon to finish off my brads but you can use paper too, Just one of the many reasons I love this tool! But for those of you who don't know what the 
I-Top tool is here is a picture.

You can make all kinds of beautiful things with this amazing tool just stop my the 

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
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Imaginisce Products Used: Die-Cut & Pattern Paper -Little Princess Collection, Die-Cut -Welcome Spring Collection
American Crafts Products Used: Cardstock, Foam Adhesive

Friday, July 11, 2014

Colorful Storage!

Hello All! 

 Today I'm up over on the Art Anthology  blog and am a sharing a super easy & fun way to add some amazing color to your desk while creating some storage space too!

First pick some colors and pull out your gelli plate, here are the velvets I picked to play with:

Next grab some deli paper and have a fun! Just look at the pretty colors!

Next... now this is tough! Rip up your pretty papers :)

Now you can start to decoupage your jar I used one I found in a garage sale for a quarter!

After you jar is dry you can add a bit of design by randomly stamping.

 And there you have it a quick, simple way to add some pretty storage to your craft desk!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Remember to stop by the Art Anthology Pinterest Board for lots of colorful ideas!

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Art Anthology Products Used: Velvet dimensional paint –Lagoon,Limeaid, Mardi Gas, Orchid, Fiji, Aloha, Reef, Shamrock and Wineberry