Saturday, October 10, 2015

Be Happy!

Good morning my friends!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today, sharing this little number.
Life can be rough as you know and sometimes we just have to decide to, BE HAPPY! 
It's not always easy though.
But we sail through those rough waters and try to find a bit of happy in each day. ;)
Lately water coloring makes me giddy.
I can't seem to stop and it inspires me. So that's how this card got started. A water color wash to the back panel in pinks, yellows, and git of gold. 
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I cut the leaves using my Silhouette and the flowers from Spellbinders. They were all cut on water color paper.  I used my Zig Clean Brush Markers to bring them to life.  I added a sentiment from SRM Stickers and gorgeous silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store. 
I used Crafty Foam tape for dimension and DODZ™ - Medium
 to hold my flowers and ribbon in place. 
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I have a 3 day weekend and am so grateful for this time to catch up around my house.  I have piles of laundry, dirty floors, and clothes that need to be switched for the season. (not my favorite job).
On the upside, I am going to dinner tonight to celebrate with dear friends.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Water Colored Pumpkins!

I was featured on the SRM Blog yesterday with this little number.  The pumpkin was cut from water color paper using my Silhouette.  I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  Once the pumpkin was dry, I added a thin coat of glossy accents and sprinkled it with glitter.  Each layer was popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives crafty foam tape. 
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The flowers were cut from felt.  The ribbon is from the Stamp Simply store.  I then added a sentiment from SRM's  Sentiment/Fall collection.  
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I added a doily to help "ground" the pumpkin.  A few sequins were all that was left to add! :)
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I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Crafty Secret's Linky Party and Monthly Challenge!

Welcome to the October Crafty Secrets Linky Challenge and Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart. The design team was challenged to create a Thanksgiving themed project or a project that expresses thankfulness and gratitude. We hope you will join us for the hop, and then visit the Crafty Secrets BLOG where you can find a free download and details for entering the challenge yourself.

I am often asked how I create. I am a self proclaimed "tornado" scrapper!  I seriously have no rhyme or reason most of the time.  I tend to look at my focal image, like the one here from the Little Blessings, Creative Scraps collection, and start pulling items that are in the same color scheme. The strip of baby blue paper was a left over piece from the Birds and Bloom Digital Paper collection. Through a process of trial and error, I find things I like with the image....and things I don't. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I loved the browns and blues and picked coordinating colors with a pop of gold.  The delicious silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply store. I threaded it through the Spellbinder's die I used for a bit more contrast. I added a scattering of gold sequins to finish it off!
Created by Michele Kovack
Be sure to check out what the other designer's did for this month's challenge! 
Have a great day!
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Michele Kovack