Friday, September 4, 2015


Life has been throwing a few emotional curve balls my way this week. 
My solace, my happy place, the place I can escape and ponder life is in my craft room. 
I am blessed and grateful for this hobby.
I love dandelions.  It reminds me of my childhood when we would find as many as we could, close our eyes, make a wish, and blow.  Then when they turned yellow, I would gather as many as my hands could hold and hand them to my mom.
She would gratefully accept and place them in one of her pretty vases. 
By Michele Kovack
This image is part of the Crafty Secret's Flower Garden digital collection.  I colored it with Copics and splattered it with a bit of black water color.  The background behind it was water colored using my Zig Clean Brush Markers.  I added a few embellishments to finish it off. 
By Michele Kovack
Thank you for stopping here for a visit.  Your comments are such a bright spot to my day.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I will be back on Monday with a Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge post!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Coffee and Watercolors

Good morning to you!
I have a card to share with you today that was on the SRM blog last week. 
I was in the midst of the Joy Clair release and forgot to post it!
I used one my favorite sets from Jane's Doodles called, Tea Time. 
By Michele Kovack
I wanted an artsy water colored look, so I stamped it with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink.  I love this ink because as you water color the outline becomes absorbed into the design, leaving you with a "painterly" look.  (Is that a word? Painterly?) What water colors did I use you ask?
I love how vibrant and how easy they are to blend. 
By Michele Kovack
And because I have a reputation with glitter...(why fail you now) I decided to paint on some Stickles to the sides of the cups and the hearts.  I love the subtle sparkle it gives.
I added a water colored background, sticker from SRM, sequins, and silk ribbon. 
By Michele Kovack
I always appreciate your visits!
Thanks so much!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Joy Clair-Thank You for Everything!

Good morning and happy Sunday! It is a rainy day here and I am lucky to have nowhere to go today.  I plan on staying in my PJ's and crafting for most of today.  :)
I have one last Joy Clair release for you to share.
The set today is called, Thank You for Everything.  I created my own background using the small flower stamp, embossing it in white, and coloring it using my Zig Kuretake Clean Brush markers. 
By Michele Kovack
I cut the flower with my Silhouette and water color paper and water colored that too. I stamped my sentiment and scored the panel for a bit of interest.  I also added a bit of ribbon and a few sequins to finish it off.  
By Michele Kovack

By Michele Kovack

Thank you card clear stamps

Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!