Sunday, January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hi y'all,

I'm sharing a couple of my miniature paintings. Love doing these using mdf blanks, an ATC size and the other is 2"x5". These are my abstract impressions of photos.

The first is of the first snow in my Maine friend's backyard.

And next is my impression of a harvest moon pic also taken in Maine by Paul Cyr.

I want to wish everyone a very creative, heathy and happy 2017! Hope you are creatively challenged throughout the year.

Hugs

Nan and the Girls

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas II

Happy Christmas week everyone. I hope you can relax and enjoy the festivities this week. I've been listening to the new Pentatonix Christmas album. Love their voices.

Any who, I'm back today to share my Christmas cards. I had four designs and made a total of 30 this year! I pretty much CASEd designs that I saw in blogland.

 
Forgot to take a pic of these next ones with their white hemp bows.
This last one goes out to all of my followers and blogland friends!

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone! Hope Santa brings you oodles of new crafty goodies.

And may your 2017 be healthy, filled with love, happiness and lots of crafting!

Hugs

Nan and the Girls

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Merry Christmas

...to one and all!

Popping in today to share my Christmas door plaque.

 

 

Have a great month everyone. I'll be back next week with my Christmas cards.

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Catch up...

Oh my goodness! That 'a few days' has turned into several weeks. Where did the time go?!

So to finish catching you up...here are the cards I've made these past couple of months. (Lots of pics)

Playing with the crazy birds

A couple of birthday cards using layering stamps.

 

I had a lot of fun playing with this stampendous stamp. More variations to come. :)

A 50th anniversary card

 

And a Halloween and thanksgiving card

 

That's it from me for now. I'm still working my Christmas cards. I will post them when they've been mailed. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to all in the US... and

Happy crafting to everyone!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn

Hello folks,

Today I am sharing my Autumnal door plaque.

I've used a large Formica sample for the substrate, some burlap lots of TH leaf die cuts and pumpkins cut from cereal boxes. All were painted with acrylic paints with some archival ink stamping. The leaves have a coating of either rock candy distress crackle paint or Decoart crackle glaze with a little burnt umber rubbed in to highlight the texture. The word Autumn was cut from an ice cream bar box using a Sizzix alphabet dies and a bit of paint and glaze added for texture.

I'm linking up with SimonSaysStamp'sMondaychallenge - Autumn.

Have a wonderful week. I'll be back in a few days with some card creations.

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Finished #2

Hello,

Here's the finished project of sneak peek #2. Took awhile for paint and crackle to dry and to place the flowers. Looks really nice hanging on my door.

Enjoy.

crackle close up
 

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Finished One

Good morning all,

Hope it's a nice sunny day wherever you are. Going to be a sticky n steamy day here in Florida along the coast. Sounds like a good day to stay inside and finish another painting project.

Before I dash off here's a finished piece. I took inspiration from a pic on Pinterest and an MMM video. I merged to the two styles and came up with this piece.

I really liked the colors of the Pinterest piece so I took out all of the green, yellow and orange paints that I have. Now with my shaky hand drawing straight lines is impossible so....I used the backs of combs. A fat long comb and a rat tail comb. By placing one end on the paper I could rock the comb across the page. In some of the yellow lines there's little peaks caused when I lifted the fat comb off the page. For these I was using thick tube acrylics and the paint was sucked up when lifting the comb. Neat!

close up of translucent stenciling

I added some stenciling around the edges to fill the page and used translucent embossing paste thru a wonky arrows stencil in the middle of the page.

So that's one finished piece. I'm off to work on the other sneak peek.

Have a wonderful weekend. Hope you find some time to be crafty.

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls