Friday, 30 May 2014

Birthday Gift for someone special...

 Sometimes I have the hardest time creating something "special and unique" for that person who is truly super talented. Seriously, what do you "make" someone who can make absolutely anything she wanted all on her own? I let days and days go by before the pressure was too much and I just had to put on my craft apron and hope for the best!! 

 This is the card I made for her. The artist pallet is made from Grunge Paper that has been gesso'ed and dabs of paint were added to it. I even added Glossy Accents to the tops of the colours to make them look "still wet"! I snapped an old paintbrush at the top (to fit it on the page originally) and then ended up widdling away the top part of the paintbrush to create the little tiny pencil crayon inside the heart. The heart is made from Polymer Clay and the rest is just doodles!
 This is an 8" x 8" ceramic tile from the hardware store. I Alcohol Inked the entire background, added one of my favourite pieces of patterned paper to the center (all sorts of sentences on how to simply enjoy the little things in life)
The flowers and leaves are all a mixture of Vellum with Alcohol Ink on them as well as Crinkle Ribbon, gems, pins, Shimmer Sprays and some fun little word elements. 

All in all I think my little gift for my awesome friend was a success and I think she loves it as much as I do! 

Happy Crafting everyone!!

Darly 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Antigonish Farmers Market has begun!


It's Antigonish Farmers Market time and that is where you'll find me every Saturday from now until December! Myself and my friend Karen from The Garden Studio in Wilkies Court, Antigonish! Every week will bring new and creative items to our table so if you see it one week and go home to think about it and you don't see it the next week it's because somebody else bought it! However, we're pretty accommodating chicks and if we can do it again for you, we will. Only because we're nice like that! 😘. So, if you're looking for unique greeting cards, beach items, 'Nish Prim handmade dolls, gorgeous jewellery and Acrylic paintings and canvas work and so much more then come and check out our booth at the Market! 
A view of our booth 
This Grad card was a hard one to keep in stock!!
One of Karens gorgeous paintings! 
Some beach ornaments filled with local sand, beach glass, shells, sand dollars and hidden treasures! 

Hope to see you at the Market! 

Happy Crafting! 

Darly 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Playing with the new Spritzer!

I am loving the new Spritzer by Tim Holtz!
If any of you love markers as much as I do and you have a growing stash of them, have no fear...you will be trying ALL of them in this new gadget! 
I have tried my Distress Markers, Copics, Strectum Noirs, Tombows, Sharpies and love them all! If you were thinking about adding this tool to your collection think no more...go get it! 
Playing! 
Using Copics and a stencil. I love the effects! 

Happy Crafting! 
Darly