Saturday, May 31, 2014

Canvas for rollergirl's room

Hello, Unique Laser Designs fans! This is Maya, and today I am sharing a canvas I made for my daughter's room.

My daughter plays roller derby and I decided it was time to make a canvas with her derby name and number. I used pre-primed canvas from Michael's that I decorated with vinyl decals cut with Silhouette. I added gorgeous pair of Unique Laser Designs angel wings that I painted with Tim Holtz distress paint.

My daughter loved the canvas, especially the wings, but how can you not love them?

Thank you for stopping by today!  Remember, these angel wings are calling your name!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Some ART with ULD's Debbie @ StudioBeeCreations
with another posty  using some of my most awesome collections from 
I have always been a sewer...loveloveloved making doll clothes from bits'n pieces given to me by my "Nana" who was a world traveller...then as a student in high school home ec..had to make a dress....Calico with a zipper!!...So, when I saw the dress forms from ULD, I knew I had to have it!

Stamp set from RedLead....painting inspiration from Stephanie Ackerman.{ I recently took an art class with her...OMG...gelli printing on deli paper!...whooot!}..I created this 8x8 "repurposed"canvas....#usewhatyouhave
I made the skirt with a piece of vintage feedsack & trim from my stash.
...and doodled all over....and over.
....and here are my ULD Artist Trading Cards.....
again using some RedLead rubber stamps....some 
ULD Birdie cut-outs and swirley-do's{for go to for all my projects!}
See you next time!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Little Cabin in the Woods

Hello Everybody!

Today I am sharing a fun project using ATC's, a polaroid frame and one of the wooden tags.  It is a little cabin.

I am going to give you the 360 degree tour and then show you how this came together.  Here is the front.   

Here is one side of the cabin.  The flower box is on the right.

Here is the back (and behind the scenes!) ;)

Here is the other side.

I gathered my supplies.  I had my 4 ATC pieces, wooden tag (at this point I didn't know which one), one of the smaller polaroid frames, glue gun, and pastes.  The smaller polaroid frame is the window.

Here is the roof put together.  For this I actually used Fabri Tac which was great but it seemed like a long time to dry.  It held together though, but I am impatient.  ;)

Before I can add the walls-I decorate them first.  The "wall" on the left has fiber paste on it.  The "wall" on the right has fiber paste also.  I used the brick stencil to push into the paste.  (Opposite of what you normally do with a stencil.)  I went over the mortar lines with a popsicle stick to make sure the outline is deep enough.  Since these ATC cards are made out of wood they take this paste very well.  No warping!

While these dry I started working on the roof.  This polka dot paper is from Making Memories.  I used a punch to punch out this shape. 

I painted the dried fiber paint with regular acrylic paint.  I did use black distress paint for the grey.  Then I used red and black for the brick color.

Here they are.  I glued the window (one of the smaller polaroids) to each wall and then glued the roof on top.  Then I used modge podge to glue on the shingles.

I used aluminum foil for the tree.  I took a sheet, folded it in half and then a little more.  I figured out by looking at it about how tall the tree would be.  Then I rolled it up tight.

Next, I embossed a brown sheet of cardstock with the tree embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  

Here's the tree trunk.  It is slightly bigger on the bottom which for a tree is perfect.

Here's the foil on the inside.

I used Tim Holtz's Garden Greens for the tree leaves.  I used different scraps just to give my tree a little variety.

Using my glue gun, I adhered the ends of the leaves to the top of the aluminum foil.  Then once it was all dry, I shaped the leaves by rounding out the stem.

I had the walls and the window and roof glued together.  But there were two big gaps.  On from the roof to the window and from the window to the ground.  So I found this light weight cardboard.  I cut it to size and did the same "wall treatment" as I did on the main walls.  This time I used a thinner coat of fiber paste. 

I used this material for the curtains but they needed something....

Worn Lipstick distress stain!

Here is the base.  This is the before and I forgot to take the after!  I used distress paint green shutters, olive, and mowed lawn distress ink on the tag.  The part that ribbon goes in is where I glued the tree with hot glue.

I trimmed and painted this piece of foam for the flower box.

I put a tea light in the cabin to make it have a nice glow.

Here is the cabin at nighttime.  :)

If you stuck with me to the end-Thank you!  I hope you are inspired to think outside the square!  Remember to come back tomorrow to see what Debbie has created!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Just a little sparkle

Sometimes, just a little bit of sparkle is all you need.  Anything more than a little, tends to leave me covered in glitter from head to toe!  So, when I recently found this giant fleur de lis stamp, I thought it would be perfect for some monogrammed stationary cards for my dear friend's birthday.

These one inch size letters in Cooper font from Unique Laser Designs are just the perfect size for these cards, and they are thin enough that they don't add a lot weight to the card.  The card will still slide right into an envelope.  I simply spread a thin layer of glue over the letter and then sprinkled on some micro-fine glitter.

The gray cards were stamped with clear ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder, and the green ones were stamped with olive ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Speaking of envelopes, I added some washi tape on the flaps of these for an added surprise of color and a hint for what the recipient will find inside.

So, are you like me?  
Is just a little bit of sparkle and glitter enough for you?  
Or, can you never have enough?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Big Dreams

Happy Memorial Day! 

The layouts I have to share with you today is right on time for the occasion.  A very dear friend of mine, son just started his journey in the Navy and I'll be journaling his journey for her. I am very excited for him and can't wait to see what all he accomplish along his journey.

To get started, I began with some pictures of him from the weekend prior to him leaving.  

These two signs were perfect for this LO! The signs come in a package of 4 and can be used on cards/tag/LO's or even seed packages, which would be really cute as a gift.

 Adding inked cheesecloth to the mix just enhances the "fishing" look of the signs.

On my next LO, I used the wooden bricks from the brick wall stencil.

I used one of my brick stencils and molding paste to create a layer of bricks, then I added a few wooden bricks atop of various stenciled bricks. I also used a few pieces from Kenny's bag #4, which was perfect for adding a different shape.

And finally this perfect little feather.

ULD Products Used
Kenny's Bag 4 (Sold Out--Linked to similar bag of items)