Altered Bottle Art

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Something new and fun I have been trying. Altered Bottle Art. I picked up this old clear square corked bottle from a flea market. I decoupaged the bottle and then painted it red adding gold mica flakes, glitter, micobeads, shells, fishing net and anything else I could find! The images are from Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps. The top of the bottle is the cork that I painted black and added some gold glitter too, then I went through my junk draws and found this old wooden cat toy that you could fill with catnip. It was perfect! I painted it red and then added a straight pin through the hole on top of the cat toy. Strung some beads on wire and twisted that around the neck and ta-da, my very first altered bottle! I had tons of fun making this, so there will definately be more. I will be sure to post whenever I get them done.


Supplies: Stamps, Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps; Decoupage, Acrylic paint (red, white); tissue paper, gold mica flakes, glitter, microbeads, shells, fishnet, charms, beads, wire, random cat toy, lots of glue : p

Sweet Pea Stamp Off Challenge

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I created this card for Sweet Pea’s Stamp Off Challenge going on this Month.  This is for round two – to make a fancy fold card.  I used Elaine Cox’s image Bess for this challenge.  I colored her with copics and added some stickles for highlights in her hair.  Please be sure to head on over the Sweet Pea and vote for me if you like my card! 

Supplies:  Stamps:  Sweet Pea, Bess; Paper: My Minds Eye; Gems, Flower Brads, Corners, Stickles.  Colored with Copics.

In a Sweet Pea Dream #9 :: Under the Sea

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I created this card for The In a Sweet Pea Dream Blog Challenge, Under the Sea.  This is an image by Jennifer Nilsson called Sea Dragon.  He is absolutely adorable, and if you haven’t seen her other stuff, you should head over to Sweet Pea Stamps now and check it out. 

I had a different idea in mind when creating this card. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it measured out the way I wanted so had to change my plan.  The bottom panel was created using designer paper by Creative Imaginations and cutting the squares of the shells out to create my tiles.  The background paper is from AdornIt.  I cut out the sea dragon and popped him up to add some dimension, however, since he wasn’t the easiest to cut out, I don’t know how soon I will be trying that again!  The little star fish are real.  I buy those at a shell store in St. Augustine. I then added the charm and rhinestones and a little bit of stickles around his “gills” for some sparkle.  Hope you like, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Stamp: Jennifer Nilsson’s Sea Dragon, Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps; Paper: AdornIt and Creative Imaginations.  Charm, Starfish, Twine, Stickles, Rhinestones.  Colored with Copics.


Summer Fun

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Another card I created for the “In a Sweet Pea Dream” Blog challenge #8   The stamps is Caron Vinson’s Summer Fun From Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps.  I decided I needed to work on my ribbon tying.  Bows are definately out for me, but the bow looking know thing looks like it may work out for me.  ; p   The clouds in the background I made using a cloud cutout and chalks.  These Caron Vinson stamps are really a lot of fun to play with!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Stamp – Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps; Paper: My Minds Eye; Ribbon, Charm, Decorative pin, Brads, Stickles, Thread.  Colored with Copics.

In a Sweet Pea Dream #8 Ribbons and Bows

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Hope everyone is having a happy Wednesday!  I created this card today for both the “In a Sweet Pea Dream” Blog challenge #8 and the sketch challenge at SCS.  The stamps is Caron Vinson’s Moonlight Fairy From Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps.  Love her sweet face. I cut her out and popped her up for some dimension, and then cut out her wings for a second time for another layer.  Added stickles to her wings and the mushroom for some shimmer.  I thought the bottom need something, so I stitched a swirl, not sure if I like it, still deciding!  I used my Cuttlebug and Basic Greys plaid embossing folder for the textured background, and found a fairy charm that ALMOST mirrors my Moonlight Fairy that I just had to use.  I’m the worlds worst ribbon user, (and ribbon being the theme for this weeks challenge at Sweet Pea really did make this a challenge!)  It took me forever to just get the ribbon tied decently, but for as awful as I know I am with it, don’t think it turned out to bad.  Definately a fun image to work with.

Supplies:  Stamps; Sweet Pea Caron Vinson’s Moonlight Fairy, Cuttlebug, Basic Grey Embossing Folder, Stickles, Thread, Jewels, Ribbon, Fairy Charm, Paper; My Minds Eye.  Colored with Copics.

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Little Pirate

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This card is for today’s card sketch challenge at SCS and the challenge over at In a Sweet Pea Dream “Anything at all #7” for Sweet Pea Stamps.

For the sentiment, I just cut out a phrase that was on the background paper that I used from Making Memories Spellbound collection. I stitched the corners and cut out then popped up my little pirate with form tape to give it some dimension. I then added some stickles to her hat, coat and boots. I used chalks to create the clouds in the background.

Sweet Pea

Supplies:  Stamps:  Sweet Pea Little Pirate, Paper:  Making Members Spellbound Collection, Tread, Stickles, Form Tape. Colored with Copics.

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In a Sweet Pea Dream :: Anything At All :: Challenge #7

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For this card I used Sweet Pea Stamps – Ching-Chou Kuik’s Puppet Angel in the Circus.  Kept the card simple, just adding a hand stitch around the middle (I have tried using a sewing maching before, I I just can’t get the hang of it!!) panel and some brads in the corners.  Be sure to hop over to the In a Sweet Pea Dream Challenge Blog so you can join in the fun!

Sweet Pea


Rising Flame

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Sweet Pea Stamps Ching-Chou Kuik’s Rising Flame.  I loved coloring this image – it was a little bit of a challenge.  A lot of blending!  My hand was tired : p  Anyway, I think it came out really nice.  Orange glitter paper is from Best Occasion.  I’m not sure the manufacturer of the green glitter swirl paper.  Used the Fiskars Wave punch to make the middle panel.  Was going for a “flame” look.  Didn’t quite make it, but considering I have nothing else “flamey” guess it will have to do.

Sweet Pea

Supplies: Sweet Pea Stamps Rising Flame.  Paper:  Best Occasion, Fiskars Wave Punch, Green Pearls.  Orange Brads.  Colored with Copics.

Winter Watcher

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Been crazy trying to get all my Halloween and then Winter cards done before I move on to participating in a few of my favorite challenges.  There just does not see to be enough time in the day to create all the cards I need for the holidays!

In the holiday spirit, I thought I would post one of my absolute favorite images from Sweet Pea Stamps called Winter Watcher.  This just happens to be one of my favorite cards of all time too ; ?

Sweet Pea Winter Watcher 

I’m not sure what company the paper comes from. All it said on the back was scraphut, and since I can’t even recall where I got it, that isn’t much help. The other dp in the back, had nothing written on it, so probably came in a kit.

The middle panel was embossed with cuddlebug. I stitched the back and middle panels, and then cut out my robed chicky and popped her up so she would stand out a little more from the cat. Added some stickles and stitched on the charms.

Supplies/Details:  Stamps – Winter Watcher Sweet Pea RS; Paper – Unknown; Buttons, Cuttlebug, Thread.  Colored with Copics.

Bamboo Serenade

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This card was created for the sketch challenge over at SCS.  I really should be working on Christmas cards, but love these Sweet Pea stamps. Not sure who makes the dp – there was no name on the back. Didn’t do anything special with this, just a bunch of layers and a few jewels.

Sweet Pea Stamps

Supplies:  Bamboo Serenade – Sweet Pea Stamps, Jewels, Paper – Unknown.  Colored with Copics.