Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Good morning and Hello to you!  I am up on the SRM blog today with a happy card using SRM's Big Hello set.  I watercolored the background with my Zig Clean Brush Markers and then embossed it.  The sentiment was stamped on a transparency using Staz On ink.  I layered it over the water colored panel. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I added a few sequins, and some pretty silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Store.  

Created by Michele Kovack
I am going to keep it short and sweet today!
Thanks for stopping! 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Crafty Secret's November Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning and welcome to a brand new month!
It can mean only one thing.......the Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! Wahoo!
This month's theme was Christmas, but anything but a card.
My project this month all started with the metal piece that served as my ornament.  I've probably had it a hundred years and decided at this particular moment, that it would make a cute ornament. ;) And who wants to just hand someone an ornament? No one!  So I created the box with my Silhouette to make a cute little presentation! 
Created by Michele Kovack
A little paint, a bit (or a lot) of glitter, a cute retro Santa, and a couple of jingle bells and you've got yourself a sweet ornament!
Created by Michele Kovack
Fuzzy earmuffs anyone?

The metal thingy-a-bob was given several coats of cream colored paint.  Once dry I put some glossy accents along the outer edge and then sprinkled glitter over it.

I am all about the little touches, so I grabbed some red Flower Soft and gave Mr. Snowman some fuzzy ear muffs. By the way, the retro Santa is part of the Crafty Secret's Retro Christmas collection.  I cut it into a circular shape using a Circle Spellbinder's die. 
I didn't want the image too recessed in my metal thingy, so I added a bit of foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I used a bit of Tacky glue to make sure it didn't go anywhere. 
Consider it extra security if you will! :)
Does anyone use clothespins A LOT when they craft?  I am constantly using them to hold items in place because I myself am way too impatient to hold it  myself!  I wanted a bit of gold tinsel around the circle.  Tinsel seemed perfect for this ornament, so lo and behold, the clothespins did my work for me. ;)
And one more look...in case you forgot because you were so bedazzled with my clothespins above. ;)

Created by Michele Kovack
Be sure to check out the other talented designer's projects!

Have a wonderful day my friends!