Mar 4, 2015

IDCB - The Stamping Boutique & My Whimsical Little World

is going on every week with 
Anything Goes, as always!
Our sponsors are 
"The Stamping Boutique"
and I am using their image

 Here I began with a 3X3 mini canvas panel, used the 
Distress Inks, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade.
The following Copic Pens were used:
E000, E00, E02, E04, G02, YG06, YG11, FYG1, B000, B02, B12, BG49.
I then covered the image with Glossy Accent and set it aside to dry.
While the image dried, I took colored wire and coiled it around a pencil and stretched it out a bit.  I used some shell brads and tucked the wires behind and adhered them to the canvas.


Our next sponsor is
"My Whimsical Little World"

I had lots of fun playing with this image
He's such a cutie!
I'm going with a tag to showcase Bashful Bobby.
Using Distress InksStormy Sky, Broken China & Black Soot, I blended the blues (leaving the center lighter) and went around the edges with the black.  Using Tim Holtz's stencil Hearts I inked the upper half of the tag with DI Stormy Sky (darker of the 2 blue tones) and Broken China on the lower half.  Using aluminum foil, I used my Copic Pen to color the foil with blue tones.  I wrinkled it and stretched it behind the tag and adhered it with tape to represent water.
 I had a piece of blue mesh that I tucked behind the foil.
I used my TH Winged Hearts Die on Shrink film, followed the baking instructions and adhered the wings to the heart. 
 Bashful Bobby was colored with the following Copic Pens:
E000, E02, B24, R20, R29, BG13, Y02, Y08, Y17.
I painted a TH gear with white acrylic paint set it aside to dry while I used Glossy Accent to each stenciled heart.  Once dry, I adhered the white gear on the upper right with a button on top, as well as the winged heart and hot air balloon button.
Last but not least, my little Bashful Bobby was adhered using Recollections pop dots.
Hope you find time to play with images from both our sponsors
and do join us at the 
where its always
Anything Goes!
Thank you and have a wonderul day!

    Feb 28, 2015


    Hello everyone!  
    Today I want to share this project with you all.  
    Inspiration comes easy when using laser wood embellishments from 
    I'm using their heart shapes and gears throughout the project.  

     I applied gesso to a paper mache book as well as all the embellishments I planned to use. 
    Then I used white embossing paste using three different stencils.

    Everything was glued into place.  I overlapped the hearts in this picture above on the lower left.

    I tore strips of paper with gears on it from Tattered Tales and glued them to the sides of the book using Mod Podge.

    First I began to cover the spine of the book with words from a dictionary then I changed my mind about it and instead, I cut strips of aluminum cabinet paper.

    I used my glimmer mists on the book, keeping clear of the sides.

    Used my Silks (spicy tomato) to deepen some of the red areas that I had misted.  To deepen the blue/green areas I used acrylic paint, classic teal.

    After drying drying, I took my Inka Golds, silver and lava red and blended it around the sides of the the book using my finger.  

    There's another ULD gear behind the anger and below the red pot.

    The "XO" above is a ULD wood embellishment.

    In the above photo you can see another heart with the arrow laying on it and a smaller one near the buckle.

    After things got completely dry, I went over some areas with the silver Inka Gold metallic rub for highlights. 

    I then added some metal embellishments.

    Side view.

    Front view.

    (Aleen's tacky glue was also used on some embellishments.)
    Once again I'd like to thank you for your visit.  
    Please visit 
    for your custom laser engraved wood, chipboard and cork embellishments.    
    For more inspiration visit our blog.
    Hope you were inspired!
    Thank you!

    Supplies Used

    ULD:  Hearts, Gears, XO (Love set)
    paper mache book, white gesso, embossing paste, glimmer mists (frozen lake & candy apple red), acrylic paint white and classic teal, silks (spicy tomato), Inka Gold metallic rubs (silver & lava red), DCWV Tattered Tales 12x12 paper, Aleen's tacky glue, E6000 fray lock, TH Stencil-hearts, TCW 6x6 stencil designed by Jaime, Heidi Swapp spray stencil, TH ideaology, mini hearts,  butterflies, embossing fades, prima flowers, Recollections Frames and resin corners, lace trimming, screen, Beads Landings, small terra cotta pot, Jolee's sticker, Angels, baby mini safety pin, Retro Cafe Art mini scissors, Copic pen R29, metallic adhesive metal and metal studs-unknown.

    Feb 25, 2015

    IDCB - Bugaboo & Beccy's Place Sponsors

    Hello everyone!  
    I'm back with another piece for the
    where, as always, Everything Goes!!
    We have two sponsors this week and they are
    I will begin with 
    using her image Easter Hop
    This time I decided on creating an Easter tag.  I used TH Distress Inks, Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint.
    I used some leftover grass cuts (two shades of green) from my Cricut Expression and glued them on top of each other. 
    A piece of ribbon from The Paper Studio (fibers).  I used a small piece of a stencil of dots and inked it up using white acrylic paint.
    Added a rabbit from a Martha Stewart punch.
    Added some stitched floral brads from the
    Eyelet Outlet.  The following Copics used on the rabbit:
    BV0000, BV00, R00, R20, R83, Y0000, G00.
    I cut out the eggs from the image, colored them and then I used Glossy Accent.
    Now for our second sponsor,
    I used their 

    I used blue and white cardstock for this card.   Glued on some medium sized florets.  I used the following Copic Pens:
    B000, B00, B04, E0000, E00, E02, R20, R22, R43, R85,  V000, RV02, RV06 RV14, YG11, YG13, YG41, FRV1
    I also used Distress Ink, Salty Ocean lightly around the background on the image.

    Thank you everyone for your time.  I hope you can join in on the challenge at the
    Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog.  
    Remember you have to be in it, to win free digital stamps!
    Thank you to our two sponsors
    Bugaboo & Beccy's Place!
    Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

    Feb 17, 2015

    IDCB - A Day for Daisies

    At the 
    Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    is always Anything Goes!
    This week we're being sponsored by the beautiful images of
    A Day for Daisies 
    The image I chose to use is
    When I saw this image at 
    I knew right away that I wanted to use it.  It reminded me of a picture that I have of my sister sleeping, as a toddler sound asleep against my mother's chest.  It brought back fond memories.

    I used a 4x4 canvas that I prepped with gesso 
    and then acrylic paint, Turquoise.
    I cut a few pieces of screen and painted them white.  The image was colored with my Copic Pens.
    E0000, E00, E05, R00, R05, R20, R24, R29, R43, R83, RV93, Y0000, Y00, Y02, Y08, V000.
    I traced the outline of the image onto a piece of vellum paper, this way its used as a mask whilst I color the background with Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade.
    I used the spritz & flick technique, dried it with the heat gun.  Then I used Tim Holtz's distressor tool and used it around the edges.  I wanted to create tears where I can use as a peekaboo by adding the white colored screen pieces.  
    I topped it off with a burgundy colored heart in memory of my mom who passed on 20 yrs ago to breast cancer.  In most of my artwork I try to use the burgundy color in her memory.  
    It's been 20 yrs that I've learned to live with my number one enemy, 
    It all began after her death.
    Thank you all for sharing your time here with me.  
    Hope you learned something or were inspired.
    Please visit the
    and join in on a chance to win some beautiful images from our sponsor,
    Stay safe and warm folks!

    Feb 11, 2015


    Greetings bloggers!
    Hope everyone is doing well.
    Here at the 
    we are featuring two sponsors, first we will feature 
    The image I used is called

    Today I'm using a 5X7 canvas which was coated with gesso.  I used Tim Holtz' Distress Paint, Spiced Marmalade.  

    I printed the image on some new paper that I ordered online that I read in a review works great with Copic pens.  It's by Neenah, Classic Crest, Solar White, it's super smooth and acid free and I like it.  It's the most I ever paid for paper, it was $42 on Amazon

    Of course I used my Distress Inks, Spice Marmalade and Black Soot.  
    I used Tim's distressor tool around the edges, made some tears here and there.  Then went over the edges with the black soot, distress ink.

    The Copic pens I used are:
    R00, R20, R29, R43, R46, Y000, Y02, Y08, C0, C1, C4, C6, W1, W3, W5, V93, B00, E0000, E000.

    I applied pieces of screen, some gears, anchor, goggles and a multi plated metal necklace by Halcraft.  When I first saw this necklace I saw steampunk written all over it.  It's easy to manipulate and looks really nice!

    And for our next sponsor

    Here is the image I chose to work with, its the cutest
    I used a 2X4 canvas, prepped with gesso.  I used Distress Ink, Salty Ocean lightly on the canvas. 
    Here are the Copic Pens I used:
    R00, R20, Y08, Y17, C1, N2 N8.
    I cut around the image to give it a hairy fuzz and touched it up with an Copic.  He was popped with pop dots and placed on the canvas. Last but not least, the Liquid Applique (white) came out and there was fluffy snow all over, well, after the heat gun was used.   ; )
    That's all folks!
    Were you inspired?  I sure hope so!
    Please join in and play with us at the 
    where it's always
    Anything Goes!!!
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    Kenny K & Meljen Designs
     have to offer and leave some love everywhere you go, we all love comments.