Monday, May 23, 2016

Make the Whole Beautiful

“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.”      ― Terri St. Cloud

Monday, May 9, 2016

Stamped Gelli Print Wood House

For number eleven of my Hearts and Houses challenge I was inspired by the current prompt at Paper Artsy: Mono-printing

You know this topic is dear to my heart as I'm a huge Gelli Plate enthusiast.
I only had a little tiny sliver of time so I spent it choosing two complimentary mono prints; I wanted to focal image to have neon in orange or pink and the supporting colors to be in the green/blue/teal range. Since these are some of my favorite colors it took moments to find some prints that fit the requirements.

I stamped both of the large images from Lynne Perrella Collection 034 onto the gelliprints and cut them apart to better fit the shape of the house. Then I attached the paper to a wood base. with Mod Podge. To smooth out any wrinkles and bubbles I ran over the paper with a rubber brayer.

While this is quite simple, the detailed stamp and the colorful monoprints pack a powerful design punch. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quilted House Trivet

For some reason I really love making hot pads. 
That's weird, right?
Maybe it's because I bake so much... or maybe it's because they're useful. 
Don't know. Just know that I enjoy making these silly things an awful lot.

So, obviously, I made a house for my Hearts and Houses challenge.
It's pretty cute, right?

And this quatrefoil on the back... swoon!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016