Friday, December 21, 2012

The Mighty Hunter "OUAS" challenge

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!  I made this for the OUAS challenge .

I wanted to get a guy one in for Hubby and one of his favorite things to do is duck hunt. That is him decked out in his camo garb! I don't mind doing these pics but I won't scrap the ones with their kills in. I do not even look at those. Anyway I mostly wanted to tell you about Clyde the dog in the pic. Scot (hubby), Craig, and Kevin all go duck hunting each year and they take Clyde with them. Well he is so obsessed with retrieving the ducks that as soon as the guns go off, whether or not they got a duck he is flying in the water. No matter if he had to jump on you to get there and dang if he doesn't bring them back every time. Kevin spent a lot of time training him and instead of leaving him in a crate in the truck he sleeps in the room with the guys!! I love his camo life vest also!!!
Anyway I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for your support during the year!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hello and welcome!! Lisa here and I am sharing a DT card I made today for PaperHaus magazine. I was tired of  Christmas themed cards so decided to do a winter one instead.  I used the "Snowfall" collection from Bo Bunny. I love these rich papers!

I used s MS punch and made my own stencil.  To create the snowy look around the card, I simply mixed regular white acrylic paint with some texture gel.
Hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for taking a look.
Materials used:
Bo Bunny "Snowfall papers
Tim Holtz- Tattered floral die, handmade flower, Bo Bunny pearl for center
Snowtex for the snowflakes.
Darrice bells attached to some chain from my stash
White acrylic paint mixed with texture gel for the snowy look around the card.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The 12 days of Christmas is still going on at PaperHaus so come on over and take a look!! The new issues is out and it is day 10 of the giveaway!!
Look at all this goodness up for grabs!!!!!
Don't forget your copy of PaperHaus Magazine. Hop on over to the blog and leave a comment and good luck!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

PaperHaus 12 Days of Christmas

Hello and welcome. Here is my inspiration for the 12 Days of Christmas for the blog hop at PaperHaus. Come on and join the fun. I used my Funtoolas December kit for this card.  I did tearing for the back ground, then just added gesso to give it that snowy feeling. I didn't use any ink on this one and that was very hard to do. For the flower I used the flowers that came in my Funtoolas kit, tore them apart and dipped them in my melting pot to give them the glassy look and added some glossy accents in the center and added gold beads. I did emboss the Merry Christmas. Well that is it and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways At PaperHaus
December 1: Prima
December 2: Viva LasVegaStamps! "Plate 890" Wood Mounted Stamps
December 3: Eclectic Paperie "Complete eKit mini album"
December 4: Scraps of Darkness "kit"
December 5: Pink Paislee "City Sidewalks"
December 6: Gauche Alchemy "Holiday Washi Tapes"
December 7: UmWow Studio "3 Month Subscription"
December 8: Scraps of Elegance "kit"
December 9: Scrapbook Circle "kit"
December 10: Paper Issues "Santa Baby" kit
December 11: Haus Of W
December 12: Gauche Alchemy "DT Box" (This will be the blog hop giveaway. This prize is HUGE!)
Here is just a couple of prizes to be had!!

Here is the line up for the hop.
PaperHaus blog
Lisa- you are here
and back to PaperHaus blog
Have a great time hopping!!!
Thank you for stopping by!!! Have a great week!

The Paper Mixing Bowl and Funtoolas kits!

Hello and December all ready. Today I have 2 projects to share with you. My first project is a layout using my beautiful Funtoolas kit AND my DT project for The Paper Mixing Bowl following the recipe and the sketch. Come over and join us.
I used Funtoolas December kit for both of these projects. Truly a beautiful kit this month. I am also sad this will be my last month as a Design Team member for there will no longer be kits. Very sad news to me BUT the site will still be full of fun scrappy things to do!!

Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it. I am wishing you all the best for the holidays. Be safe!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

12 Days of Christmas at PaperHaus!!!

Come join us at PaperHaus for the 12 Days of Christmas. Plenty of prizes to be had and a ton of inspiration!!
Starts Dec. 1st!!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

PaperHaus Magazine and Halo Handmade DT

Hi Peeps...hope all is well today. Lisa Duke here to share a tutorial on how I put a layout together. This was a challenge for me to make and I am glad to escape my box!! I made this for PaperHaus Magazine and Handmade Halo  Design Team.I am also playing along at Berry71Bleu with this layout!
#: First I picked out the photos I wanted to use and I have been wanting to scrap this photo of my dgd for awhile.
 Then I hunt through my paper stash and see which ones I like the best.
Then on this one I cut out the center to save on paper and maybe make a flower to match later.

 On this background I decided to try an image transfer. I have never done one before. So I picked out and image I wanted to use and got out my Gloss Gel Medium. I didn't want the whole page so I painted my medium just on the image, giving it a pretty good coat, then placing it face down on my background. Now let it dry completely.
 Spray image with water, I did a little more than misted it as you can see, let it soak for a minute, and dab the excess water of.
 Then with the utmost care start rubbing lightly with your finger. I can't stress enough to do this very slowly until your image appears. You can fine tune it but if you rub to hard the image will come off. Let the image dry.
 Here is how it turned out. For the rest of the background I used a zebra mask and gesso and some TA glimmer mist (Fully Purple).
 Then it was really bright and I wanted to tone it down so I gave the whole page a wash of watered down gesso.
 hen I still wasn't happy so I decided to add a little more texture with the paper you see in the photo. The I was finally done and ready to embellish!!!!
This is what I came up with. The resin flower in the middle of the film strip and the bird cage charm are from Handmade Halo, these are just 2 of the hundreds you can choose from!!!! Hope you enjoyed my tutorial...Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Thank you for visiting, I appreciate it very much. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

So Sweet--Handmade Halo DT project

Hello...and welcome. Here is a layout I made of my darling grand daughter on her first birthday!!! She is so cute! I made this for Handmade Halo. Corinne has some beautiful items in her store! I also made this for 3 other challenges, 1. Unique crafters challenge blog, and 2 challenges. Trying to get a couple of birds with one stone kind of thing. Never did like that saying to much!
Here are some close ups.
The green you see is some gloss gel medium and some silk acrylic paint and I used a mask to get it on there.
Here you can see the beautiful bird cage charm from Handmade Halo and also the resin rose in the paper tear. The chipboard is from my store located to the right of my blog.
The large pink flower is handmade by me and the cute little green leaves are also from Handmade Halo. I hand stitched the swirl on and I also made the white flowers. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Funtoolas Kit, November

Hello and welcome. Here are my DT projects for this beautiful Funtoolas November kit called. This kit is so full of beautiful papers and embellies I just loved working with it.
Here is a photo of my girl when she was a pup in her first snow. She still holds up her front leg like that to this day! So pop on over to Funtoolas and check out the kit. We also have some wonderful challenges going on also and even a swap!!! I made this for 3 challenges, 1 the OUAS challenge, pet challenge, and girls, girls, girls challenge.
I used a lot of gesso to give the page a snowy feel.
A close up of my flower cluster. I did use a couple of flowers from my own stash.
I made the rosette using the rosette die from Tim Holtz and the buttons were perfectly matched for this kit and I added a little gesso to them also.

Here is the gorgeous Prima bling that was in the kit. I did cut it in half to use the other side on the bottom side of the cluster.
My second project I made a thank you card to have on hand. Can never have to many of those!!!
I used some mists and ink and again some gesso. The flower is from the kit and it started out white but I wanted to match the card...You sure won't be disappointed with this kit, lots of ways to create your own beautiful projects!!! Thank you so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Paper Mixing Bowl--November recipe

Hello and welcome. Here we are in November all ready. Time sure has been flying by lately. This month the recipe was just to fun. I love using most of the ingredients that the recipe calls for. So please hop on over to The Paper Mixing Bowl and help us cook!!! Here is the recipe this month:
This is the dish I cooked up!!
We were to journal about something we were thankful for....I was thankful for having the chance to meet this wonderful lady. I traveled to Australia to meet her and spent almost a month in her home!!! She made me feel like family from the minute I got off the plane! I am truly blessed to have a friend like her!! I wish we lived around the corner from each other!!!

Well thank so much for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Handmade Halo DT work

Good morning!! Here is a tag I made for some DT work for Handmade Halo . I LOVE all the unique items for that special project. Go take a look at the new items Corinne has brought in!! All fun to work with. The charms are amazing and the charms...soooo cute!
Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PaperHaus Halloween

Hello there and welcome. Here is a DT project I made for PaperHaus  I used some older papers by Jenni Bowlin for this.

After the first layer I put some Tattered Angels "Pumpkin Spice" in with my gesso and dipped some bubble wrap in it and stamped. The next layer I added some shiny orange organza ribbon just for a little sheen. I then added a chipboard branch I painted black, then a layer of some lighter purplish paper which I added some Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint to.

The cheese cloth is dyed black The fence is from Martha Stewart. The resin frame is from Handmade Halo. I made the flower using the tattered floral die. The leaves are made form the tattered leaves die which I then added molding paste colored with peeled paint reinker and scribed a leaf pattern into.
Thank you for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Handmade Halo DT project

Hello all!!! I have here today a project we made for a DT challenge at Handmade Halo . There are so many unique products Corinne has to choose from! the challenge was be whimsical and  to alter a resin piece so I used my alcohol inks and paint on the rose. Then since I had the inks out I decided to paint the peacock also. I LOVE that peacock charm. You can find that in the store also. We were also suppose to use another handmade item from another so I took one of my handmade lace flowers and cut it in half to accent the rose.
I also inked and did a resist embossing for the background. I used the summer colored Tim Holtz inks. As always thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Funtoolas "Timeless Romance" 2nd reveal

Hello and thank you for stopping by. Here is a DT project I made with the beautiful kit from Funtoolas called "Timeless Romance". This is such a beautiful kit to work with. Hop on over to the site and check us out. Cindy puts together a fab kit.
I made the big flower and painted the other flowers in the kit, I wanted them to match the patch of ocean in the photo. You can't quit see it but dd's dress has yellow stripes. She went on a first camping trip to the beach with friends at Santa Cruz.
Thanks for stopping by....have a great rest of the week.

Monday, October 8, 2012

PaperHaus...another project. "Sweet Son" is another DT project for PaperHaus magazine!!! I used Pion papers for this and added some things that took me out of my comfort zone. Hop on over to PaperHaus...we have some wonderful inspiration everyday!!
in this next pic I used a zipper that I dyed and painted gesso on to stuff the title in. I really liked making this piece. The flower I made of lace and used one of my resin pieces you can find in my etsy store along with the cherry blossoms.

For the title I used wooden letters and dyed them and then added liquid pearls and of coarse some gesso!!
Here in this last picture I did some fussy cutting and used the Tim Holtz gears die for the gears. Had to get a little male look!!!
 This is  picture of my son around 26 years ago. I love it and these papers were just perfect for it.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!!

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