Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Easter Bunny is Coming!

Hello crafty friends!  The March kit from Alpha Stamps is "Spring Farmhouse" -themed.  How cute!  It comes with this house-shape basket as well as pretty papers and Easter collage sheets.

There are tons of coordinating choices in the shop -- come see how I used them!

The bunny, chick, and eggs are all from collage sheets included in the kit.  I fussy-cut them and used a brown marker on the edges.

I've added a white picket fence around the outside and hid a few eggs in the flowers.

The handle is three strands of braided jute that were carefully stuffed into the holes on the box.  Ok, ok, I admit I made the holes bigger, but not before TRYING to fit all three strands through the existing hole.  :)

I used the Cathe Holden stencil on the inside.  (See below for a wee demo.)

I pulled the brad ends off the metal bunnies and glued them to the fence.

Since the house is wee, I stenciled it in three stages, allowing each one to dry before adding the next. In the second photo you can see how I lined up the rooster, select, and eggs in a column to fit the small space.

For a nice visual link to all the Alpha Stamp supplies I used, click HERE.

Thanks for your visit today!

Alpha Stamp Supplies List
Mini House Front Box
House Ornament Fence
Spring Farmhouse 8x8 Paper Pad
Stitched Leaf Ribbon
Small Felt Flowers - Pink
Small Felt Flowers - Multi
Tiny Scalloped Fleur Dresden Border - Antique Gold
Faded Tan & Cream Stripes Scrapbook Paper
Whitewashed Wood Background Scrapbook Paper
Easter Pussy Willow ATCs Collage Sheet
Eggs & Easter Collage Sheet
Seam Binding Set - Art Nouveau Colors
Cathe Holden Eggs & Alphabet Stencil
Rabbit Brads

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Hint of Spring

Hello creative friends!  I'm over on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog, sharing a fun shadow box that hints of the changing season.

I used the Square Shrine Shadow Box to create a window of sorts.  I can imagine staring out at the melting snow and budding trees.  This is a Mid-Atlantic March. :)

Using Graphic 45's Fairy Dust, I cut panels for the box inside and the front wall and Mod Podge'd them on.

I used a small sponge to dab light green paint on one leafy tree, and white paint on the other.  You might notice the trees are mirror images.

I trimmed the tree's lower branches and right edges in order to set it a bit to the right.

On the back of the green tree, I added a few layers of scrap chipboard to raise it off the back wall.  I did the same on the back of the white tree to raise it off the green tree.

After the sheet moss and trees were installed, I added the front panel.  Edges were sanded and inked with brown.

The bird was cut from the Birds On A Wire chippy and painted an orange-ish color.

Thanks for your visit today!  ~Susan

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Used
2 Small Leafy Trees: #D14E
Birds On A Wire 1: #D87A
Square Shrine Shadow Box: #BD2A

Other Supplies Used
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust 8x8
Green, white, orange acrylic paint
White craft glue
Mod Podge
Brown Dresden trim
Sheet moss
Flocking powder

Monday, March 4, 2019

I've Joined the Alpha Stamps Team!

I'm pleased as punch to announce that I'm now an Alpha Stamps design team member!  Alpha Stamps carries a huge line of supplies for your mixed media projects.  The collage sheet choices are astounding, plus there are all kinds of 3 dimensional bits and bobs to embellish your crafty life.

Check out the March Kit on the right sidebar --->   Each month AS has a new kit, and the design team  members show their take on it.  Sign up for the newsletter and you'll see our take on each month's theme, as well as get news on flash sales and the monthly giveaway.