Thursday, March 31, 2016

inlaid wood in the classroom

i'm over in the classroom at ellen hutson llc today playing with some self-adhesive wood veneer paper and the gorgeous essentials by ellen bed of roses die...

come on over!

xo,
carly

p.s. only 2 more days until moving day and i'm not done packing! yikes!!! :)

Monday, March 28, 2016

a little peek...

i just wanted to say hi and share a little peek of what i'm working on...

i will be back on thursday to share the rest.

and things will be a little quiet around here for the next couple of weeks as i pack up all my crafty stuff to move. wish me luck, lol!

xo,
carly

Thursday, March 24, 2016

brusho in the classroom

i'm over in the classroom at ellen hutson llc today trying out brusho for the first time. spoiler: i really like it.
xo,
carly

Monday, March 21, 2016

alcohol ink butterflies

i love finding new ways of using my "old" supplies so i was super excited to try stamping with my alcohol inks. 
i started by die cutting some felt butterflies.
i applied some self-adhesive velcro to an acrylic block. (i'm planning to keep the velcro on this block and use it for this technique because its pretty stuck on there.)
i placed a felt butterfly on my diy velcro block and added 2 shades of ranger alcohol ink (my spring-y favs are wild plum & shell pink).
then i added a little blending solution and stamped on to glossy cardstock.
i cut a piece of acetate to fit over my glossy cardstock. with my acetate on top of my glossy cardstock, so i could line up my butterflies, i used stazon to stamp the butterfly that matches the die i used to cut the felt. 
i stamped my sentiment with stazon on to my glossy cardstock.
i cut a piece of 5 x 5-1/2 desert storm, scoring 3/4 in on the 5 side. then i adhered the glossy cardstock to the larger side of the desert storm piece. and i adhered the acetate to the smaller side of the desert storm. does that make sense? i'm a little confused, lol!

i finished with a little "faux" stitched strip and sequins!
xo,
carly