I can't believe that April is almost over! Spring is here in Southeast Arkansas, the Tulip Magnolia, Roses and Blackberry bushes in the yard are all in bloom and my Plum Trees have itty bitty plums all over them! I love this time of year :-) I also love Tim's April Tag...if you haven't seen it, check it out HERE
Aren't his Blueprint stamps awesome?!! I don't own any of them yet so I chose to go with his Butterflies from the Papillon set. This is still one of my all time favorite Tim Holtz stamp sets. This was my first time using Tim's Distress Paints and I am hooked big time! The colors are amazing, they blend beautifully and they don't leave your surface feeling chalky or rough...Tim nailed it with these paints!
As soon as my set of Distress Paints came in I had to take a photo of them...love Instagram! I still need to get the 3 Metallic Distress Paints and my collection will be complete.
Thank you for looking!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I hatched Scrappy Duck in the house 4 yrs ago, she was born with a limp and had a condition called Angel Wing however she didn't let any of that stop her from living happily and keeping up with the rest of the flock. She spent her first 3 months in the house with me then moved to the duck pen with the flock but never stopped being my "lap duck". Scrappy was unusual for a Pekin, she loved to go broody and hatch babies, this year I kept one of her babies and am so glad I did. This project took a couple of weeks to complete because it's many layers of Molding Paste, Gesso, and embellishments of plastic, metal, fabric and paper. The Canvas is 16x20 and it took MANY embellishments to fill it. I also used some of Scrappy's feathers that I had collected over the years and some shell from one of her eggs that I had blown with the intention of painting.
I love you Scrappy Girl, thank you for short 4 yrs of joy you gave to me....
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Embellishments
Tim Holtz Fractured Doll
Making Memories Hinges
Tim Holtz light bulbs
Feathers and pieces of egg shell
Prima Flowers and Vines
Old discarded keys
Vintage keys from the flea market
Metal bolts found in the garage (shhhhhhhh don't tell my husband)
Vintage Key plates from a dear friend (Thank you Donna!!)
Antique Frozen Charlotte from a dear friend (Thank you Donna!!!)
Tim Holtz Grungeboard Numbers and Alphas
Springs and metal scraps from the junk drawer
White Gesso from Ranger (3 jars of it!)
Ranger's Glue n Seal
Perfect Pearls Mists from Ranger
Glimmer Mists from Prima
Thank you for looking!