Monday, May 28, 2012

~* With Love & Devotion Shabby Chic Hanging Sign *~

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're having a great week so far!  Tomorrow will be the start of my work week since we had Monday off for Memorial Day (thanks to all that serve our country...we will always remember you and also we remember our loved ones who have passed).
I'm just having so much crafty mojo lately...just the urge to create!  I am loving it so much.  It's such a great feeling to be able to express yourself through art.
Anyhoo, I digress...  
Here's another hanging sign I created.  It's more of the shabby chic genre.  Started off with some white chipboard.  Used some designer paper from the Prima Pixie Glen paper stack.  Added several diecuts from the Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings collection.  I {heart} those diecuts so much!  I also added three beautiful bits of lace.  Added antique white acrylic paint on the edges of the sign.
I used a wide variety of Wild Orchid Craft products, including trellis roses, roses, hip rosebuds, cherry blossoms, and seam binding!  I'm entering Wild Orchid Challenge: Week 51 - Eyes Down for Bingo!  So fun!  I have Ribbon and Lace, Flowers, and Pink :).
Thanks for stopping by!  Sorry I haven't been able to visit your blogs lately.  I hope to visit soon.  I really appreciate all your sweet comments!  
Have a FABULOUS week!
*hugs* and Much aloha,
Steph :)  

Sunday, May 27, 2012

~* Je t'aime! Paris Inspired Hanging Sign with B&W Flirty Anya*~

Aloha All!
Sharing a hanging piece that I created with medium black chipboard, Recollections My Favorite Things paper stack, a black and white Copic colored Flirty Anya, Wild Orchid Craft roses (and seam binding) and miscellaneous paper flowers, sprays, rosette trims, beaded trims, sprays, Eiffel Tower brad, and my homemade stickpins.  I added dimension to many of the images with glossy accents.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well with you <3!
Hope you're all have a wonderful weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha,
Steph :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

~* Quick & Simple Miss Anya Dressy Black & White Copic Coloring Card #2 *~

Hi Everyone!
Having fun coloring and using the goodies in my stash!  Created this simple, flat easy-to-mail card using a Studio G pre-cut card.  Colored up Miss Anya Dressy in cool grays C0, C3, C5, C7, and C9...a little darker than my last card using Miss Anya Dressy.  Used the same Martha Stewart DP and black Bazzill cardstock and my oval nesties :)!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
*hugs* and Much aloha to you~!
Steph :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

~* Fleur Anya in B&W Easel Card *~

Hi Everyone!
Been crazy crafting, posting,...this weekend!  Yippees!  Here's another easel card I made in black and white.  I colored up Fleur Anya  with the same cool gray Copics C0, C3, C5, C7, and C9.  Unfortunately, the coloring looks better to me in person, hehe.  Oh wells ;p'.  I used some Martha Stewart DP that I cut with a nestie.  Added a little butterfly from a Making Memories trim.  The little sentiment is an epoxy tag from Making Memories.  Added some white satin trim and some flatback pearls.  There is some white cardstock and Martha Stewart DP inside along with some black rosette trim with a beautiful crystal flower and two baby Prima roses.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

~* Miss Anya Dressy in Black & White *~

Hi Everyone!
Up late at night...had some crafty mojo to make another Black and White card using my Copics and Miss Anya Dressy.  Isn't she cute?  Used Martha Stewart designer paper and Bazzill black cardstock.  Added some white daisy trim from Wild Orchid Crafts and some black acrylic flower trim that I cut up to add as centers to the daisies.  I also added a Wild Orchid Craft black rose and two small miscellaneous paper roses.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!
*hugs* and Much aloha,
Steph :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

~* Black and White Copic Coloring Challenge by Rina and Jo *~

Hi again!
I was able to create my first easel card and also have fun playing along with my friend Rina and Jo's Black and White Copic Coloring Challenge.  I haven't colored in ages so I'm a little rusty at Copic coloring by itself...so it was fun to challenge myself especially coloring only using hues of black and white.  I used the cool grays.  I only have C0, C3, C5, C7, and C9.  I think I need to get C1 :)!  
Used black Bazzill cardstock as my base and so miscellaneous designer papers.  The flowers are I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts.  There are clear wheat leaves, black rosette trim with little paper roses inside, and black flower plastic trim.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha,
Steph :)

~* Rilakkuma in Paris Meets Prima En Francais Nameplate *~


Aloha All!
I was able to squeeze a couple minutes here and there this week to create this nameplate for myself.  I call it "Rilakkuma in Paris meets Prima En Francais".  
I used a cute little memo set called Rilakkuma in Paris from Kawaii Ya and papers from the Prima En Francais paper stack.  I had so much fun creating this!  There is a bunch of layering and fussy-cutting and usage of images.  The edges of the papers were distressed using my fingernail and with Distress in Antique Linen.  I also used some of the trims from the En Francais collection and a pearl/organza one from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima.  I added Glossy Accents to several of the images, a little pearl spray, and a cute Eiffel Tower brad.
I'm entering this project into the Wild Orchid Challenge Week 50 - Anything Goes.  The beautiful cherry blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I love their flowers!  Can't stop from buying more and more, hee hee!
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha to you,
Steph :)