Jun 9, 2016

All That Glitters...

On Kraftin' Kimmie's blog there is a Glitter challenge ... you know I couldn't resist!!

I made this adorable gypsy all sparkled up and ready to tell your future!!

Here are the glittery elements up close:

For the glitter, I was able to incorporate Black glitter on the lace, Purple on the head scarf, gold on the coins of the stamped image, her earrings and on the coin embellishments at the bottom, and blue for the table cloth and on edges of the blue paper.  Her crystal ball is really dazzling with it's crystal glitter in person and the camera didn't do it justice (plus it is night and the pics never come out as good in the dark).

This is colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits (which are NOT odorless)

May 30, 2016

I did this for a Summer challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie :)  I just love the summer flowers with her beautiful pinks and purples!

I used diamond glaze in her eyes and with a sprinkle of glitter on her fins and tail to give them that sparkling look.  She has shimmer on her tail and hair. This was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits (which are far from odorless).

All of the paper was from my scrap bag along with two heart doilies, paper flowers and some seashells I had hanging around.  The fish are little beads that I got years ago in a swap.  

For a pretty much recycled card, she looks pretty fresh!

May 28, 2016

A cute little housewarming card!
A friend of mine needed a baby card and I made this for her...

A while back my friend's dog passed away.  I made up this card, which looks like my dog, and sent it as a sympathy card.

Graduation season

My good friend Ginny graduated after studying long and hard to get her degree and I made this cute little mouse for her...

I local lady ordered the following two cards from me and 
I was so happy to be able to customize them for her!

A gal wanted to give her boyfriend a card for his graduation and I made this cute little bunny into a graduate by paper piecing a cap onto his head :)

I made this one just in case, and it is available for sale if anyone is interested!  
The cap attached to the tassel is a metal charm.

May 27, 2016

Entered a Design Team contest!

I just submitted this fun rainy day gal for a design team contest over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Krafty Friends!  I just love the designs that she is coming out with recently!  Wish me luck!

The first image shows the shiny detail on the water and the glittery teal ruffle.  The colors are a little off due to the pic being taken at night.

 This is the actual card colors - I took this pic during the day outside to get the best natural light.  I used real Swarovski crystals on the small flowers :)

May 5, 2016

I'm Baaaaack!!!!

Just over 5 years ago, I made a post at Christmas and then I ended up going back to school.  I completed my bachelors and I am now in my Masters program, plus add a cross country move this past October, and I have finally gotten my craft room together and I have my crafting mojo back!  To keep me motivated, I have joined with a few friends to exchange cards.  Here is a peek at what I have done in the past week...

Dec 12, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Crafts!!

I gave it a try on my own and came up with this wonderful celebration of the Sun for the upcoming Winter Solstice when the sun starts getting higher in the sky every day.

Blessed Solstice!
Anna Banana

Ho Ho Holiday Crafts!!

I took a class at Eclectica .. a bead shop in Brookfield, and learned to make a Victorian style beaded ornament cover.

This is what I made in the class ... it took about 3-1/2 hours to make...

I had a great time making it.... I think I will be making these next year as my Christmas gifts!

Anna Banana