Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Good morning! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with a holiday card! There hasn't been much snow here in Chicago and I don't think we will have a white Christmas, but I am kind of liking the 50 degree temps. ;) My card uses the negative space of my 3 die cut snow flakes. I watercolored around each snowflake. I added a smaller snowflake to each center as well as a gem.
Created by Michele Kovack

The sentiment is from SRM Stickers. I added jingle bells tied with silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Store.
Created by Michele Kovack

Created by Michele Kovack

For more detailed information be sure to head to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog. My husband is having his gall bladder removed tomorrow. Even though it is minor surgery, please keep him in your prayers. Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Welcome Little One!

I totally forgot to post this last card I had created for JustRite's November release! The set is called, Arriving Soon, and is perfect for the arrival of a new little human! 
I created the background with a dot stencil and Tim Holtz inks in purples and blues.
Created by Michele Kovack
I cut the stars out using my Spellbinder's die, lining it with a piece of acetate, using foam tape around the perimeter, and filling it was sequins.  I stamped the moon with black ink and colored it in with my Copic markers.  I used the extra star behind the moon.  It was glittered using glossy accents.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum using Staz On ink.  I added silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I have to keep this short and sweet today as I am writing this before I head to work!
Have a wonderful day my friends!
Thanks for keeping me company!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge With a Tutorial!

Good morning! It is the first Monday of December and that means it is time for another Crafty Secret's Design Team challenge! We would love for all of you to create a project and link up at the Crafty Secret's blog! So for my project this month, I was trolling around the Internet when I came across, how to rust Ball Jar lids. I loved this idea and decided to create my own!
Created by Michele Kovack

Once the lid was nicely rusted, I decided to use this Santa image from the Vintage Christmas CD. I added a Poinsettia and some gold cording to finish it off. It is such a fun way to create a vintage inspired ornament.
Created by Michele Kovack
I adore this image and printed multiples of it to have for future use. :)
Here is my rusty lid.  I soaked it for about a week in a 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup bleach.   I put mine in a air tight container in the basement.  It smells nasty and you need to be careful when you open the lid.  The fumes are pretty strong.
I glued the lid back in place and used my Cropidile to punch a hole for the string.
I wanted to add a little accent so I used my Poinsettia die from JustRite.  I cut them out of water color paper.  
I gave them a wash of color using my Koi water colors.
For the centers of my poinsettias, I added a dallop of glossy accents to the center and sprinkled on gold micro beads.

Created by Michele Kovack
I have a few more lids in the works and will share sometime before Christmas!
Be sure to pop on over to the other ladies' blogs for more tutorials and inspiration! 

Michele Kovack (You are HERE! :)