Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Enjoy this day and thank a soldier or a soldier's family for the sacrifices they make daily for our precious freedom.

See you next week with another video...


Friday, May 23, 2014

Mixed Media on board

 This has lots of layering.  Gelatos were used to add color.  Then I used SVG files and stencils by Retta.  Printed the Serenity prayer on my computer and added to the board.  I sprayed it with varnish and sponged some Tim Holtz antique linen distress ink.

The butterfly I embossed with bridal embossing powder. Then I used distress inks and a sponge to blend it well. 
Here's a close up of the stenciled edge and the butterfly.

You can get lots of the products used in the shop -

Blue Tile

Liquitex Modeling Paste

The main shop is -Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Thanks for stopping by  Come by my blog anytime:

Karen Conner

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kaisercraft Jewelry Box with Graphic45 and Tim!

I bought this little box on sale at the "Just A Little Bit Moore" Scrapbook store in Mooresville Indiana and I'm so glad I did because it is such fun to turn it into something beautiful from something plain!


                                                                 Left Side
                                                             Right Side

The supplies I used are as follows, and most of them can be purchased at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium, where you never pay retail!

Kaisercraft Mini Cupboard
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Graphic 45 Couture 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard Die Cuts Tags #1
Graphic 45 Couture Tags and Pockets Die Cuts
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
Glossy Accents Glue (for the heavy embellishments)
Tim Holtz Idealogy  Metal Nature Adornments
Tim Holtz Alterations Die Hardware Findings
Misc. Embellishments

Monday, May 12, 2014

Vintage Tray

Today my video is coming to you in the evening because I had an art meeting with my Society of Decorative Painters chapter, Indy Decorative Artists. Afterward we had a painting play date with Donna Harcourt, Debbie Buchanan,Vicki Loichinger and myself at Debbies house. Look at her gorgeous home studio in the pictures. It's a beautiful and spacious place to play and create. Debbie is also a Stampin' Up representative. We had a fun time with lots of laughter! Thank you for your hospitality, Deb!

Here is what I worked on followed by some pictures of our day and the finished piece.

                                                                   Donna and Vicki



                     You can buy the Tim Holtz paints at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium!
                                          Tim Holtz Distress Paint Scattered Straw
                                          Tim Holtz Distress Paint Tea Dye
                                          Ranger Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy
                                          DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint Whisper
                                          DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint Vintage
                                          DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint Creme Wax
                                          DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint Creme Wax Deep Brown

Friday, May 9, 2014

Giveaway Alert!!!! Fun Friday

I, it's Karen Conner here today!
Friday's are always the best day of the week. Last day to work. First start to the weekend.
What can be more fun?? Right?
I've recently lost my job and had an excessive amount of business cards laying around.
I decided to make something with them!
I glued them face to face and had enough to make little booklets.
I made a total of 7 booklets.
After they had dried, I laid them out on scratch paper and using a brayer, I laid the acrylic paint onto the surface with the brayer.  You get different shades and different amounts-that's ok.
I used a blend of light green, yellow and vanilla.
I let it dry really well.
They I stamped some dots here and there with momento ink.
They I embossed with glitter some stamped flowers.  Just stamped them randomly on one side only.
I kept one side with just the paint so I could add my scriptures to them.
I've been doing a bible study call "Living so that" by Wendy Blight.  It was terrific!  I'll be sending her one and one to P31 readers.  Thought I'd give one away here on our blog as well.  Please leave me your email in the comment section if your interested in receiving one of these handy little books.

You can purchase glue, acrylic paints, embossing pads and inks, flowers and all the supplies I've used to make my little books.  I put them together with my Cinch.  They turned out really cute!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Karen Conner

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mother's Day Stenciled Background Tag

This is the results of the first spray for my Mother's Day card! 

Happy Mother's Day! 
This is what I made for my mother this afternoon. It's going out in the mail tomorrow. 
This is the first tag, the second tag went darker in color. I'll share how both were made. 
Hold one of Tim's stencils up a couple of inches and then spray with lighter color on one tag or card, flipped it over while still wet and added color to another tag. Keep spraying until you cover about 50% of tag or card with lighter color, clean and dry stencil. With darker spray, following the same procedure to cover both tags.
Oh, I forgot, rotate the same stencil with every spray. You will get "a one of a kind" look from one stencil using this technique. 

Prima 6" designer paper was used under quote, trim on top, dress, shoes and headband. Flowers were cut with white card stock and then colored with spray inks. Archival black ink was used to ink quote, dress, doll image. Embellishment were used from my stash of supplies.
Julie Nutting image and Prima 6" designer paper, Tim Holtz stencils, Archival black ink, distress ink, watercolor paper, watercolor crayons.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Cards-2 different styles

Here are two very different card styles for all the differently styled Mothers in our lives!


Here is my finished card, I cut two more smaller versions of the flower. Then, I stamped with a flourish from the TH Sketch Elements set and embossed with some bright green embossing powder for a stem.

On this card, I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls Biscotti Mist for some subtle shimmer.

You can get the products I used at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium...never pay retail again!

                                                 Tim Holtz Distress Paint Salty Ocean
                                                 Tim Holtz Distress Paint Picked Raspberry
                                                 Tim Holtz Distress Paint Mustard Seed
                                                 Tim Holtz Distress Paint Tattered Rose
                                                 Momento Ink Angel Pink
                                                 Momento Ink Rhubarb Stalk
                                                 Mixed Media Inx Jasmine
                                                 Perfect Pearls Mist Biscotti
                                                Tim Holtz Heart Charms
              Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set Sketched Elements
                                Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set Spring Sprung
                                 Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set Random Quotes
                                                       Tim Holtz Stencils Dot Fade
                                                       Tim Holtz Stencils Shatter
                                                     Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Pen
                                                      Pop up Dimensionals
                                    Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
                                                      Embossing Powder
                                             Various Sizes Circle Punches

Friday, May 2, 2014

Heartfelt Sympathy in Asian Style

As soon as I saw this SVG file from Retta-Make it Asian came to me.
Instead of cutting it out-I used the SVG file & printed it.
I fussy cut it out and inked the edges.  I used pop dots to put the wings on to give lots of dimension.
The body of the dragonfly I added glitter glue.  Find Retta's SVG files HERE Totally shines!
The circle it's sitting on is a piece of water color paper that I had left over from another project.
The colors worked great together with the G45 paper pad.
The sentiment was printed and then punched to fit the card.
You can find the stencils, the Tim Holtz distress inks, the G45 designer paper right in Robyn's store.     Check it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a beautiful Friday!!

Karen Conner