Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh Hello Wonderful FALL!

A wonderful new challenge begins at A Day For Daisies today and with it comes some lovely new images!  The challenge, "Gimme Some Texture!" , is to create texture in your project by using embossing and/or elements like burlap, chunky glitter, raffia, etc.  Use your imagination!  I created texture on my image, "Acorn Cutie C," by using (a) Glossy Accents for a smooth and shiny acorn, (b) an embossing folder for a rumpled acorn top, (c) combed felt for her downy hair and a layered petal skirt for a fluttering skirt --even though that may not be a texture it looks really cute ;)  I also added the fiber since the colors were perfect and it looked so tactile :)   I  made this little project into a small picture complete with a (cardstock) stand so it can sit on my desk!   I just love Fall and this makes me happy to look at :)  This challenge was so much fun and I would love to see what you all would come up with.  I loved figuring out how to get the different c'mon, give it a try!

Happy Friday! <3 Lisa

Friday, September 23, 2011

Here there be Dragons!

Happy Friday Friends!  There is a wonderful new release today at A Day For Daisies...Dragons!  I made a tea bag holder using *this* tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers and although mine is in fact holding tea packets, Beate uses Ghirardelli chocolate squares in her holder and I *love* that idea (I just didn't have any on hand!).  Anyway, I colored up my sweet image, "Dragon Flight," with copics and coated the wings with eucalyptus Stickles and glossy accents.  The printed paper behind the image is from Recollections (pet pad) and the cover of the tea bag holder is Bazzill african daisy cardstock.  I used clear velcro tabs to close the holder; the brads are from Basic Grey.   Who knew I could be so into dragons!? ;)

Friday, September 16, 2011


Hello Friends!  It has been B-A-N-A-N-A-S around here!  Work has been crazy, Dan and I have been painting like crazy...whew!  I even missed my post last week :(  (because it rained like crazy and caused flash flooding - scary) BUT I'm on the ball this week and when I saw Tammy's Banana Fairy (and banana bunch!) I had to play with them! :)  These darling images are new releases this week *and* there is a new A Day For Daisies challenge -- the challenge is to create a beverage-related gift.   Tammy has created some precious teacup fairy images as part of this week's release, also, so you will definitely want to check them out!

My best friend, Rhonda, and I work together so at least we have each other to lean on during this super-busy time at work.  We try to do nice little things for each other -- Rhonda will bring me pumpkin spice coffee and I'll treat for lunch and vice versa -- anything to bolster our spirit and make the best out of the stress!  So this gift was made with her in mind -- that and when work makes us BaNaNaS - we're going to make Smoothies from them - LOL!  I paper-pieced the banana and colored the fairy with copics.  I gave her wings a thick coat of Stickles and then cut out the entire image and mounted it on a felt circle.  The recipe card was computer-generated.  Since the mug is the gift (when you bring it to the smoothie place, you receive a discount on their smoothies!) I wanted to put a bow on it but dressed it up by adding a wine glass charm made from a hoop earring, plastic beads and a shrink plastic banana charm using Tammy's banana bunch image!

Have a wonderful FRIDAY!!!
 <3 Lisa

Friday, September 2, 2011

A little Christmas...

Hello Everyone!  I'm sorry it's been so quiet here in the Land of Encraftment but I have been a maniac around the house with painting!  Now that my sunroom is completely done, and the backsplash is up in the kitchen, I wanted to have it painted before posting the pics here!  Plus, it is the super busy time of the year at work so it's been crazy :)

Now, on to my A Day For Daisies project this week...Tammy has created some absolutely wonderful Christmas images!  I used "Holly Dance" and created a brooch to wear on my winter coat.  I colored the image with copics and did some paper-piecing too; then embellished with Stickles and adhesive gems.  I glued a pin bar on the back (you can buy them at the Michael's) and then dipped the image in UTEE!  Please be sure to check out the other design team's creations as they are spectacular!