This is were I come to showcase some of my creations. I am a creative person at heart. I love to paper-craft, sew, bake and try new things. Join me to see what I'm up to in my craft room and maybe we can inspire each other. If you ever have anything you want to ask me or tell me please let me know in the comments.
If you are regual reader of my blog you know that I am a nerd and a huge fan girl for several fantasy books/movies/TV shows. Recently I re-read the Mortal Instruments series and started watching the new Netfilx show "Shadowhunters." I like what they have done with the TV show, if you think of it as the same characters in a different version of the story its great, because no movie/TV adaptation is EXACTLY as the book. Anyways; I really like the Runes the Shadow Hunters use to mark themselves as tattoo ideas, so I have been trying them out as temporary tattoos.
Here is the one for Angelic Power on my neck.
Here you can see Angelic Power and Defense/Block on my neck
Here I've put the rune for Gift by my collarbone, the rune for Nourishment under my shoulder, and the rune for Trust near the crook of my elbow.
Here I am sporting the runes for Knowledge, Abundance, and Bridge. (Clockwise from the top left)
To make the tattoos I use either liquid eyeliner with liquid Bandaid over top to make it last or a very fin tipped Sharpie. They are super easy and fun so for Halloween it could be fun to give them a try.
Eventually I got a little carried away and went back to the good ol' standby of Harry Potter.
Apparently my self tattoo obsession has gotten so bad that I am now drawing on other people. (My buddy Glenn asked me to put the Red Hot Chili Peppers Logo on him so I kindly obliged)
Thanks for stopping by today,
Let your creativity be contagious my darlings,
I want to share with you a t-shirt I created for my amazing husband, but first some backstory... My dear husband is into Volkswagens. Now not into them in that he likes them and we have one, not even into them in that he has owned a few, no; Ryan is into Volkswagens the way you go cliff jumping: completely. :) No wadding in the shallows, no put your toe in, he is into VW's All--- The---Way! Ryan loves VW's so much so that:
1) he left his job in construction four years ago to apply for a sales position with VW (which he got and worked at until a promotion moved him to another car brand in the auto group)
2) he has owned over 20 V-Dubbs in 12 years
3) he (with the help of this father and friends) taught himself how to fix them
4) he is the President of the Okanagan Volkswagen Club and organizes all the club's big events, and continues to do so despite the fact that we live 8 hours away from the Okanagan area.
When Ryan, his Dad, and his younger brother all owned a VW at the same time Ryan commemorated the occasion by designing them all matching polo shirts with a sketch of the cars Ryan himself had done on the breast pocket. Over the last decade this shirt remains in his closet for sentimental reasons despite fading, wear and tare, and not fitting anymore. For that reason I wanted to take this old shirt and make the symbol on the breast pocket alive again so he could still proudly remember that special occasion and wear the shirt.
So I traced the sketch on the shirt he made onto tracing paper, scanned it into my computer, blew it up, printed it out, traced the print out (to clean it us as it was fuzzy), scanned it in again, turned it into a cut file, added some text and then sent it to my Shilouette Cameo.
I then followed my normal steps to paint on the shirt.
It was recently my Niece's 3rd birthday. Lately she is really into getting photos and cards in the mail. So in addition to sending her some I decided to make her a place where she could display them and keep them, along with any art she made.
To make this project I designed it in my Silhouette Studio, as you can tell I went for option #3.
I used a scrap of plywood I had lying around. I stained it lightly with the good-olde vinegar and steel wool trick to give it some vintage feel. I cut the vinyl out with my Silhouette Cameo e-cutter and stuck it to the plywood.
I also cut out my "handmade" stencil that I designed and painted over that so they would know that I made it.
I painted over the Stencils with Dulux indoor paint (indoor or outdoor paint both work it doesn't matter which you use)
I let it dry and added another coat.
Once it was dry I pealed off the vinyl stencil and nailed cotton string into the sides. I added a few cloths pins for hanging.
The finished project looks great! What do you think?
After note: After I gave it to her I realized that she would have preferred option #1. So apparently Auntie Jill (me) should have made the one with Audrie's name on it as she is 3 and 3 year-olds like their names. Oh well, now I get to make another project with her name on it.
Today I am participating in a couple of card challenges: ColourQ #349, and Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #201. The colour combo for this card is:Real Red, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Basic Grey, and Whisper White. For the focal point and greeting I just printed something off the computer, as I didn't have the right image.
For Embellishments I used Marina Mist bakers twine and an old mini bottle cap I had lying around that had been flattened in my Big Shot. The DSP is from Christmas several years ago. Here are a couple of close ups on the card.
Today I am sharing with you a card I made for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #181. This week's challenge is to make a card using Cucumber Crush, Soft Suede, and Elegant Eggplant. The Challenge also said that "You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments," So I used some Kraft too to make it lighter. -I tried Soft Suede as a background and it was too dark.
For the Puzzle I sponged a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Cucumber Crush, Soft Suede, and Elegant Eggplant. I than ran it through my Silhouette Cameo to cut it into a puzzle. I glued it on slightly off centre to add visual interest, and added a die-cut greeting that I also cut with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I just layered it onto a card base.
I am happy to share with you sweet little cherry card I did up for two challenges: CAS(E) This Sketch #180, and Color Throwdown #400. For this Card I used what they call a classic color combo that totally made me happy: red, green and white!
The little cherries are so cute! Also they are fitting as I just ate a few dozen of the delicious little guys. As you can see by the colour combo I heavily used the colour combo inspiration photo as inspiration for my card.
I am happy to share with you a couple Christmas cards I did up for two challenges: CAS(E) This Sketch #180, and Color Throwdown #400. For this Card I used what they call a classic color combo that totally made me happy: red, green and white! I also Added Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip as they were both in the DSP I wanted to use. The first one is NOEL.
Here is the second one, XMAS.
Which of the two do you prefer? I'm torn... just like the paper.... lol. (wow that was a terrible joke, sorry)
Hello Peeps of the Interwebs, I am excited to share with you a card I just whipped up for CASology #205: Chevron. I used a simple colour combo of Old Olive, Rose Red, and Whisper White and some old Paper Pumpkin stamps I had laying around. I embellished it with a few distressed paper flowers I punched out and some sparkly rhinestones.
Here is a close-up on the card. I am really happy at how it turned out. its really cute but also simple too.
Here is the Stencil I used for the chevron. for the Old Olive bits I used a Brayer, and then for the Rose Red I sponged it to made it more crisp.
Here is the Inspiration for this card:
Thanks for Stopping by, Stay creative my Darlings, -Jill
The words of inspiration this week are: "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine" by Anthony J. D'Angelo
To make this card I cut a sun with rays on my Silhouette Cameo and stamped the stripes from Gorgeous Grunge in Bermuda Bay. The banner is made using some spare Paper Pumpkin bits and stamps from ages ago. My Colour Scheme is Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Tangerine Tango.
For the Row theme I used a row of rounded rectangles sponged in Smokey Slate, Marina Mist, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Pool Party. I feel like these colours are sunset colours on the ocean. I did them in this order as it made me think of clouds (Smokey Slate) fading into sky (Marina Mist) and sunset (Crisp Cantaloupe) over serf (Pistachio Pudding, and Pool Party). I added a palm tree to topoff the sunset and ocean beach feel I was going for. I also like that these colours are masculine so I can give the card to a man.
Here is a close up on the card focal point.
To make the row of squares I used a mask I printed with my Silhouette Cameo.
Here is the sketch, and inspiration for this card:
I don't know about you but I don't care how much I weigh... at least not anymore. As someone who is relatively healthy, is physically active, and goes to the gym three times a week I am mostly happy with who I see in the mirror. I wasn't always, and still I have issues. I struggled with dangerous ways to get or stay a size or weight in the past.
I understand that not everyone is currently happy with their body but I think we can all (unless under a doctor's care for weight loss) ease up on the numbers game where the scale is the way we measure health.
My health is not determined by some number on the scale, and neither should my happiness be. Odd as it may be I find I am happier when I am blissfully ignorant of how much I weigh rather than concerned about how many pounds I've put on or lost over a period of time. I want to feel good in my skin, attractive to my spouse, comfortable in physical tasks, and able to tackle new challenges; to me that is health. But I'm no health/fitness/diet expert so what do I really know.
Anyways I stumbles across this great shirt on Dwayne Johnson's Instagram in December and I laughed out loud at how funny and appropriate it was for how I feel about numbers on a scale.
I knew right away that I wanted to DIY it and I finally got it done last week and rocked it out at the gym last week. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is an amazing man. He is motivating, humble, determined, charitable, kindhearted, and has strong character; in all he is a great role model in and out of the gym, and this shirt is hilarious!
First I made a stencil out of freezer paper and centered it on my shirt and adhered it using the iron.
Next I painted one coat of white fabric paint over the stencil.
I pealed off the stencil.
Of course my cat wanted to wear the shirt before me because we all love The Rock.
Then I wore it to my work out.
I hope you like this shirt and think it is as funny as I do. My husband totally lol'd.