Saturday, July 26, 2014

WHAT A DAY: July 26, 2014

The tattoo obsession continues. I love my ambigram one but wanted to "girly" it up a bit. And what better than flowers. So I chose one of my parents' flowers from their wedding. A yellow daisy. 
The look I was going for was watercolor or rather with not so many hard lines. So we chose one and began. 
Paris Tattoos is so neat (and below one of my fav restaurants Tupelo Honey Cafe). Cody is an amazing artist. He has his watercolor works displayed in his corner. 
Cody took the design and did an amazing job. It went from this...
To this...
And this...
To this...
The coloring and lines will fade a bit in some areas so I'm excited to see the healed result. And who knows what is yet to come. I'd love to add an orange rose as well. I love it!

It reminds me of life coming and growing from the words. Very symbolic to me. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

creativeGIRL: And It Goes On & On & On

My love for the "Anatomy Of" aspect of Danielle Donaldson class continues. 











aKa: Summer 2014

It started at A Beautiful Mess with "Sister Stuff" and then Elise Blaha added her spin to it with her daughter.

So I thought I would venture out creating a comparison with my sister (Angie), my mom (Kathy), and me (Ali). Ideally, I would like to complete one per season, but not sure the other assets to the post are as willing to cooperate. :)

We all live in different states, plus we are all at different stages in life.

So here goes...mine is on left, mom in top right corner, and Angie on bottom right. 

Outside My Doorstep...

Working On...

Drinking...

Reading...

Just For Fun...

What's For Lunch...

Shoes On My Feet...

DIY: Embossed Foam

I am a follower of several art blogs, one being Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

In one post, she did a tutorial on how to emboss foam.  It looked so creative and fun, I thought I would give it a try. Click here to go to her tutorial and examples she made.  My favorite is the creation of layered foam:
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Gorgeous Right?!?!

Now on to my attempt...

Supplies:

Prep Work:



 

Insert DRYING TIME. 

Embossing:
 
 
 

Sanded....and Result:
 
 
 
I think my favorite is the stars. The words didn't turn out the greatest but I still found happy moments in each piece. I will probably use them as embellishments or cards for my Project Life.
 
Now if I could only find my textured plates with the bowties and a comb design. :(  My guess is it ran away with the missing bamboo brush into stencil heaven.  So if you were a textured plate, where would you be? And for that matter, a bamboo brush as well?