Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Look what I have made now

As promised, I have been working with my enameling techniques and today I used a rubber stamp images on my piece. This is my first attempt and what I learned was that the image is not well defined using this technique. I think it is supposed to look soft and airy , as that was how the image in the tutorial looked. I went ahead and finished my pieces to show what you can make with the disks. You will notice that the piece I made last week has a stone added to the front. I think that this really sets it off.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Enamel Copper

I had the good fortune to take a lesson from my friends sister. I was so excited to learn this technique. These my first pieces. Now I am going to try to stamp om the enamel.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tea Bag Flowers

I cam across a video on how to make flowers from used tea bags. Being the tea granny that I am, I could not resist. I made changes to the tutorial and put my own spin on m

aking these. As soon as I work out the glitches on my camera, I hope to do a video tutorial.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Recipe Monday

I have been so busy getting my Etsy store arranged that I have not had much crafting time. I did go to a family BBQ this weekend and I took these potatoes to serve. I thought I would share this recipe as I am sure many of you are at cottages or attending summer events like BBQ's. This is easy and a very tasty dish. I hope you enjoy.

Easy BBQ Potato Bake

8 to 12 red potatoes (washed and sliced evenly)
1 package ranch dressing
Salt and pepper
Bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)
Optional 2 cloves garlic sliced thinly and or 1 onion sliced thinly
Sheet of foil sprayed with oil
Place potatoes, garlic, onion, and bacon on foil
Add salt and pepper and sprinkle dressing mix over top
Seal foil and place on BBQ for 20 -25 minutes at 350 degrees. Take off BBQ and let rest for 10 minutes
Serve with any style meat or vegetables.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

For those of you who know about my passion for birds will understand why i found this stamp so charming. These are a set of note cards that I am selling here on my blog as well as at my Etsy store. I purchased the stamp at Cropcircles in Peterborough. I used soft pencil technique with mineral spirits. I used glitter in the center of the roses for interest. I then embossed a border onto designer paper. I used a die cut for my image and inked with a matching shade.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Working with Minatures

I have a lot of passions and miniatures happens to be one of them. I tend to bounce around from one craft media to another. It is not because I get bored, but rather there is too much I want to do and not enough time. This past week I have been dabbling with my miniatures and created these adorable little girl outfits and some hats. These will look great in a shop or adorning a room in a doll house or room box.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Altered Paint Brush

I have been very busy trying to get my Etsy store up, but I took a break and made this. This was way to much fun and I will attempt another one. The ideas just keep on coming. I want to try a hula girl, but not sure how I will approach this idea. Stay tuned.