Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Canvas Art

Step into any craft store these days and you are going to see a canvas that has a print waiting to be colored. I decided to take it a different direction....
 I started off with just a black and white image on canvas. I knew that I wanted to keep it simple.
 So, I cut out sections and laid left over Rinea Foiled Paper on the back of the cut out sections so they popped through the front.
 I outlines a few spots and added punched flowers to finish it off.
By using the canvas in a different ways it gives it more of a grown up feel that can be displayed anywhere in your home or office.

Make sure you head over to the Rinea Blog for more inspiration! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Loaded Moulin Rogue Envelope

I am super excited to share with you today a loaded envelope I made for a fellow blogger and friend! I made everything in it using my stash and digital images from Calico Collage . I wanted to create something that could stand alone or could be used in art.You can see the process unfold HERE













Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Funky Bright Sugar Skull Canvas

I have never been into skeletons or skulls until recently. I live in the southwest part of the US. Day of the Dead (November) is a big deal here. Sugar skulls in general can be found pretty much all through out the year and are displayed all the time in cantinas and  Mexican food restaurants (my favorite!). Needless to say, after living here for 20 years I have grown quite fond of them. When Lisa Kettell created beautiful clay sugar skulls I knew I had to have them. I created this canvas with one of them along with digital art from my favorite shop, Calico Collage . This is the first project I made with these gorgeous fun pieces. I have something else planned for the others!


Check out the tutorial I made for you here .

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fairy Pocket Letter

My friend, Erin Reed, and I decided to trade pocket letters. Neither of us had ever made a pocket letter before, so a little research was done. A pocket letter is basically a pin pal with an artsy flair. Traditionally you fill a baseball card sleeve  with art goodies and a letter (after all every pin pal gets a letter, right?). Here is what I created for her and you can check out how I put it together and what she gave me HERE .








Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 3, 2017

4th of July DIY

4th of July is almost here! I created this fun center piece! 
 I gathered some paint, Rinea Foiled Paper, stencils and FloraCraft cubes to create it.
 Here are the pictorial steps on what I did to make the centerpiece.










To see the full tutorial and find all of the supplies I used to create this please head on over to the Rinea Blog

Unitl next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz

Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to Use Stickers in a Planner

I love things that are pretty and functional! Needless to say, one of my very favorite things is my planner. 
To help keep me organized during the week I use icon stickers. For this week I used stickers by SRM! There were two sheets. One with icon and words. The other fun doodle strips!
I really appreciate that the icons are black and white. I like everything to match so this allowed me to color them in to coordinate with my Palm Spring themed planner. I used my copics. 

 Once I got all the icons colored in I added them to my weekly spread.



 I used the fun little dots above in a whimsical fashion in my Girl Boss insert. This is my work notebook! Finally, I used the fun doodle strips to make columns for my shopping list! I like to categorize everything according to how I shop. It just makes it easier for me and saves time. These doodle strips were perfect for that!
If you want to see how I set my planner up for summer please check out my walk through HERE .
Also, make sure you check out how other designers used stickers in their planner today too! 

 Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Sunday, June 18, 2017

4th of July Card

Summer is in full swing in these parts and I can't wait for the 4th of July! To kick it off I made a fun card! Let me show you how to do it.
 To assemble this card you are going to need Star Struck Sapphire and  Glossy Ruby foiled paper. Cut approximately 8 squares at 1.5 inches. Then, cut those squares in half to make triangles.

 Roll each triangle around a pencil with the point as the center.
Gently squeeze the bottom of rolled foiled paper. The edges need to be fairly flat as to line up with the rest  of the petals.
 Adhere the pedals forming a circle on a card base. Make a rosette out of the Rudy Foiled Paper. Flip the leftover Ruby Foiled paper over and punch out flowers with the gold side.
 Assemble punched flowers and images on top of flowers and adhere.
 Add some bling for the center of each flower.
 Let adhesive dry and give to a loved one!

I like these flowers because they can be used on a multitude of projects. Make sure you check out Rinea Blog for more inspiration!

Until next time ~ Happy Crating! 

Betz