Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations Recipe Card Challenge

I made this card box for the Kraftie Kre8ations Recipe Card Challenge.
We were given a list of "ingredients" that had to be included in the card. These were out instructions: 

Be sure to read the directions carefully.. this card has specifics...
1. Anything but a "plain square or rectangle" card
2. Must have 2 layers plus 1 embossed layer
3. Sentiment - Thinking of you, Get Well or Just Because
4. Must include a ribbon

5. Any other embellishment you like.

And here is what I came up with....
Outside of Card: Box Card Silhouette SVG File
Inside of Card: from Silhouette SCG Files
Paper: Evangeline Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon: from my stash
Butterfly: Die cut and embossing folder from my stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Cameo: Metal embellishment from my stash

This was my first time making anything like this, but it was fun. 
Hope you enjoy it too!

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It's a Pajama Party!!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Artist Trading Card....Check!

As a new designer for Kraftie Kre8ations, I figured that I would be faced with various projects and challenges that would take me out of my comfort zone.

So I decided to step out on my own and try my hand at making my first ATC (artist trading card). I bought a piece of foam board from Michael's and cut it down to the correct ATC size of 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches. Ok, so it's cut to size, now what?!?!? I had no idea what to do next...LOL. Pinterest to the rescue...LOL. I got tons of ideas and then couldn't decide what I wanted to do...LOL.

Finally, I decided to cover the base of the ATC with Gesso and sprayed it with Red Dylusions spray ink. Then covered that with a piece of music note covered fabric. You can barely see a hit of the red in the inside of the heart. The heart is by Heidi Swapp, that was in my stash. I had previously sprayed it with ink, so I don't remember what color I used.

For some reason, I've really been into crowns and keys lately so I decided to add a crown to the heart. I painted it with a Ranger Distress Stain in Gold. The flower was also from my stash. When I first got my Ranger melting pot, I dipped every flower I could get my hands on in the wax...LOL!

Finally, the bird is a piece of chipboard from the Michael's dollar bin. It was also painted with Ranger Distress Stains in Silver and Blue. For texture, I add a small piece of burlap along the bottom.

This ATC was a ton of fun to make and I can't wait to do another one! I have successfully stepped out of my comfort zone ok and unscathed...LOL! You should try it too!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I made the Design Team!!!

Guess who's on the Design Team?? ME!! What?!?!?
Yep, you heard right. I have just been named a new member of the Kraftie Kre8ations Design Team. You can join this group and follow along with me and all the crafty fun over on the blog at Kraftie Kre8ations Blog or on Facebook by clicking this link Kraftie Kre8ations on Facebook!! Can't wait to see you there!

I am ArtSeRae!

A little over six months ago, I discovered the world of Mixed Media, Art Journaling and Altered Art. Painting, Drawing, Creating…Oh My! I carefully studied YouTube videos, pinned beautiful pictures on Pinterest and find more than enough blogs to follow to make my inspiration cup runneth over. I had finally found what I’d be running from all these years. I’d found my creative niche’. Did you hear me??? MY creative niche’. Keyword here…creative! I can be creative! I can do art! I am an artist! I found a place where I can do what I want and how I want. Messy, no rules and unrestrained…I am in love. I discovered that after all these years of telling myself, “you can’t paint”, “you can’t draw”, “you can’t create beautiful art that others can/will admire”, well guess what I CAN, I DID and I WILL!! Join me as I venture down this winding, humbling road of self-discovery that is sure to include, new challenges, ink stained hands, painted canvases and lots and lots of glue!