Friday, May 4, 2012

Glitterey Framed Mermaids ;)

Hi again everyone,
  Today I thought I would share my latest projects that I have been working on ~  My stamped and glittered images in frames.
I have done all my usual coloring and glittering and then I spray painted some frames and added the images to them.

                              Sweet Pea Stamps ~ Shining Through ~ By : Ching Chou Kuik

                                    Sweet Pea Stamp ~ Phoenix Allure ~ By : Ching Chou Kuik

                                              Sweet Pea Stamps ~ Veil ~ By : Anna Marine

  Stampendous Stamps Mermaid Image ~ (For this one I used some hexagon glitter to create the look of real scales on the mermaids body and tail)

Hope you enjoyed them and thanks for taking the time to look at my glittery creations ;D


You can get all the cool Sweet Pea Stamp Images Here  and lots more. They are also having some great sales right now too ... don't miss out !!! ;D


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Craft Room Re-organize and New Sweet Pea Girl ;)

Hi Everyone !!!
  I can't believe it has been so long since I have been on here ... WOW !!!  I did get busy with Christmas and then I have been having bad problems with my Fibromyalgia and my middle back.  We also lost one of our beloved pets at the end of January ... my daughter's dog Squirt -- we thought she had a stomach bug and it turned out only 25% of her kidney's were functioning so we put her to sleep so she would not suffer.  She is very greatly missed, especially since we were not expecting it.  But she was a fighter till the end even trying to bite the nurse when she was examining her. 

  When I felt better I redid some of the stuff in my store and then I decided to go through EVERYTHING in the craft room and closet so I could re-organize and get rid of the items I wasn't going to use.  What a job that turned into -- a week and a half later it is so much better... still a little crowded but I need to win the lottery and get my own studio to take care of that problem.  I am actually having more fun working in here too now that I know where everything is lol ;) 
 Check out the pics and see what you think

All of my pretty butterflies, dragonflies and fairies hanging from the ceiling.

The side view of behind my file cabinet -- I bought a big basket and put all my unmounted stamps that I have in CD cases in here.  The basket on top is full of lace and ribbon ;)

 The inside of the basket ... I need another basket lol ;)

 The side view of my other shelf that is against the wall ... contains all my buttons, sequins, sea shells, star fish and all kinds of embellies alongs with some finished cards in the glass container. :)

 This is more ribbon and lace that is on top of the drawer where that shelf is ;)

 The next section of drawers and what is on top of them ... ric-rack and seam binding are in this big basket.  I also have paper flowers in the back and all kinds of paper ephemera out in view. ;)

 Next sections contain paper, cards, doilies, bingo cards, other embellies.  The drawers going across and down contain supplies and embellishments for Christmas etc. The rest of the drawers have my wood mounted stamps in them ;)

My cool little CD player and of course the glitter cabinets :D

       The right side of my desk contains scissors, colored pencils, glue and lots of other goodies I use all the time.  ;)                                 

 The center view of my desk with the froggies at the top ;D
Tattered angel sprays and glitter paints are lined up on the shelf. Then I have smooch accent inks, perfect pearls, stickles along with all my crushed glass glitter and mixed beads where I can get to them easily ;)

 I added this hanging rack for my older lace ... seems to be working well except it is getting full quick ;)

 The left side view of the desk my Twinkling H2O watercolors in the rack and more embellies in the cases. ;)

 Of course I have more glitter!!!  These cabinets also hold embossing powder, fun flock, beadies, flower soft plus other fun stuff ;)

I am including the latest project I finished today the image is from Sweet Pea Stamps ~ by Ching Chou Kiuk ~ Fading Love.  It is a glass coaster that I slid the image into -- thank goodness it fit with the jewels.

I used pearlescent chalks on the background and colored her with colored pencils before glittering her and adding jewels and pearls.   Thanks for taking the time to look my glittery creation hope you like her ;)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Orchids & Pearls Mermaid

Hi again, 
 I hope everyone is well and getting ready for Christmas it will be here before we know it.  I decided to share another mermaid I finished today.  I didn't put her in a card form yet because I think I am going to frame some of these that I make and give them as gifts since everyone loves them so much ;)  
  I used the image "Orchids & Pearls Mermaid" from Diana Martin Studio she has such beautiful images you can see them here ~ .
~The Details~
I colored the image with pastel pencils and used pearlescent chalks for the background ... it was then sprayed with fixative to keep it from smearing.   Then I used green and white gel pens for the mermaids eyes, her lips were done with smooch accent inks.  Her tail and mermaid body were glittered with red and silver. Her hair was done with peach and brown glitter. Her mermaid top was made by gluing on red Rox and shaping them by hand.  I then glued on all the silver beads and rhinestones along with the shells.  Her flowers are Prima flowers with a red pearl flower center added.  I did her in red and silver because it seemed more Christmas like to me.  Hope you like my glittery creation and thanks for looking ;)
ps ~ I added 4 pics so you can see how the glitter looks when it is in different lighting ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Love To Dance Mermaid Times Two

I figured it has been waaay too long since I have posted... I have been busy with my Etsy store and I didn't feel well for awhile my fibromyalgia was being stubborn again.   I thought I would share two mermaids I did this week.  This is an image from Diana Martin Studio named "I Love To Dance" I did one in a darker red hair with greens and the other in a lighter red hair with silver and golds.  You can get the image here  Diana has lots of other wonderful images also.   
~ The Details ~
I took a picture of before and after for this one also so you can see the difference and how much detail actually goes into making these little creations. ;)   I did the background with my pearlescent chalks and then colored everything with colored pencils. One mermaid in greens the other in golds and silvers.  Her hair and mermaid body were then glittered and her top was decorated with glass glitters and beads on both.  Hope you like them and Thanks for looking ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dominoes ;)

Hi again,
    I thought I would share some of the dominoes that I have been working on for the store and Christmas gifts.  Some of them are just stamped out and not colored in yet I will share them again later when they are finished so you can see the difference.  Thanks for checking out my creations. ;)

Finished projects

    Some I am currently painting and others that are waiting ;)

       Baby sand dollar and star fish shaker pendant --- Mermaid pendant

 These are going to be kitchen magnets ;)

    More mermaids and cute Crafty Secrets images to decorate.

          Mermaid / Fairy Astrology signs from the Enchanted Garden. ;)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wendi Shaker Box Fall Card --- Sweet Pea Stamps Card Contest Entry

Hi Everyone,
   I have been really busy with store stuff but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do this card contest for Sweet Pea Stamps !!!  If you haven't been over to their store here is the link to go stop over and check it  out  ;)  they are having some really great dollar day sales and they have just gotten in a bunch of new images from their talented artists. 

Now for the details on my card ~
  I used the Elaine Cox image "Wendi" .  I just love how pretty she is and I had a fun time coloring her with my watercolor pencils and then glittering her up.  I did 2 images of her since I made a shaker card and then I popped her up.  Her hair was glittered with coffie and copper metallic glitter by Stuff by David. The rest of her, her dress, the pumpkin, the flowers, leaves, etc. were glittered with pearl glitters by Stampendous.  The pumpkin was also covered with glossy accents to make it look more real.  Her little kitty was done in fun flock.  The shaker is a Scotch display box and the shaker part consists of maple leaf confetti and bitty beadies in yellow, gold, orange and clear. (see close-up pics, I have one showing it all shook up)  The metallic silver and orange paper are from Colorbok and the spiderweb paper is from GCD Studios -- Spooked tablet.  I put Kaiser Kraft  paper blooms from their sunset and butter cream collections around the outside of the shaker to frame it.  I also put some leaves I had bought at the thrift store in with them.  To finish this card off I added the spider web photo corners by Martha Stewart, the glittery flat backs in yellow-orange, the "who's there?" sign and the little spider.  I think it came out pretty cute.  How do you like her?    Thanks for taking the time for looking at my latest glittery creation. ;)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Seeing Double of Exotic Halloween ;)

Hi everyone,
   Hope this Friday finds everyone well.  Even though it is still hot and humid here in Florida, I decided it was time to get back to the glitter and making some Halloween card creations ;)   I wasn't sure I liked how my first one of this awesome image from Ching-Chou Kuik titled "Exotic Halloween" came out.  I was sure I put too much orange in it so ... I decided to color and do up another one in purple and green. 
You can purchase this gorgeous image here at Sweet Pea Stamps  they have lots of other wonderful images too. ;)
~ The Details ~
I colored both of the backgrounds with my pearlescent chalks and the images were colored with watercolor pencils before being glittered.  I only used sparkly black glitter in her hair on both images.  I used pearl glitters from Stampendous on her dress.  Smooch accent inks were used on the pumpkins, candles and bones. A black glaze pen was used for her necklace and cross.  I also added little rhinestones for her earrings and jewels on her dress.
On the purple one -- she has Martha Stewart spider web photo corners, little spiders, and tulle in white and purple that I glued under the image. (let me tell you it was not as easy as I thought it was going to be lol ) 
On the orange one -- I sprayed my tattered angels spray in Black magic on a square doily and folded it under after it dried then I used the white cut out and added the swirly pearl stickers and black jewels in the corners. 
Which is your favorite ?  Thanks for looking at my 2 latest glittery creations ;D