Lunchbox Love Notes

Did you know that Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year?

I used these handy little lined index cards and made some special love notes to send along in my Valentine’s lunchbox.  Each day of the week she will find a special handwritten note in her lunch, with Friday’s including a special treat along with it.

With some simple craft supplies, it took me all of 25 minutes to whip these cards out.  You can make your own love notes using whatever craft supplies you have on hand.

Can you tell I love Valentine’s Day?

Here’s my first new stamp of 2014.   Isn’t it cute?

 

I stamped the backs of the notes, too…

Here they are!  Lunchbox Love Notes for Monday thru Friday!

 

Hope you’ve had a great first week of 2014~

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

Paper Butterfly Collage with Nail Polish

I played with nail polish on paper.  It didn’t turn out like I expected, but the colors were pretty!

So I made a small collage with it…

 

I used a rubber stamp for the butterfly and cut it out…

 

 

Hope you’re having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Blue Owl Postcards

I made these postcards using the owl stamp I carved and my Derwent Inktense blocks.

We didn’t have much of a winter here in central Texas, so the only snow I’ll see  is the sn0w in my art.

I stamped the owls in blue, then added more color with the blocks, and then finally added some more details with my .03 black pen.

A phrase crafted from book text…

Using a water pen to blend the Inktense colors in the background…

Red cheeks and red berries added with the Inktense blocks…

Lots of sparkly glitter in the forest…

 

I used some white ‘Fun Flock”  to add snow to the branch…

Thanks for visiting my blog and looking at my art projects!

Have a great week~

 

Music: “Angel Eyes” by Tommy Flanagan

Need Cards?

There are some bright and colorful Valentine cards in Knox’s shop right now…

And some pretty French inspired Valentines, too…

There’s a blank set of 4 butterfly cards for all occassions…

And some beautified kraft tags….

There’s a set of 4  little owl Valentine cards, as well…

Please consider purchasing a set of cards from Cards for Cockayne Syndrome this Valentine’s Day, and feel free to share the link with anyone you know that loves unique cards made for a good cause.~ All proceeds from my shop are sent to help find a treatment for CS.

Up next:  My favorite fairy tale is Hans Christian Andersen’s “Little Tiny’, better known as “Thumbelina”.  I had so much fun making Thumbelina in her hot air balloon that I decided to try and create more of her world.  I hope to have something finished to share this week.  You can also click over and ‘like my FB page where I’ve been posting sketches of my ideas.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Portrait Transfer with Cross-Stitch

This picture was taken when I had pink hair extensions put in last fall.  I wanted to do something fun with this photo so I printed out a color copy and covered it with gel medium.

Then I placed it print side down onto the canvas.

I didn’t let it dry long enough and the image was blurry.  If you give this a try, let it dry overnight.  I did a second transfer with a red-tinted print to see what would happen…

It wound up looking like an impressionist painting. Hey, I’ve always wanted red hair!

I hand-dyed some white thread with Wilton icing colors to match the c0lors of the transfer…

And now you know why my fingers look gross… I started adding some free cross-stitching…

Then added color back into facial features with pencils…

A few details with the .o3 black pen…

More cross-stitching…

I stamped the butterfly onto the canvas as a guide and then colored it in with more stitching detail…

I also used some ‘Vintage Photo’ distress ink around the edges and over the red hair to tone it down a little.

I think it turned out kinda cool.  I’ve got another one to show you up next.

Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by!