Sunday, March 29

Winner!! Tim Holtz Abandoned Corals!

Drumroll....and the winner is....KT FitKitty!! Congratulations!! I know you will enjoy these. Please email me a shipping address (onecraftystamper@gmail.com) and I will send them out to you asap.

Thank you again Simon Says Stamp for the generous prize!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

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Thursday, March 26

CC3C Challenge: Remnant Rub Resist!

The next challenge by the Compendium of Curiosities fantastic crew is using Tim Holtz's remnant rubs, and the technique in Volume 3 on page 51. Let me tell you, you will LOVE this one!! If you don't have Tim's book, you can get it here. This challenge ends tomorrow, but you have time to join in the fun here. There are great prizes from Tim and Mario, and the Funkie Junkie Boutique. Thanks to all the generous sponsors!!

Ok, on to my project using the remnant rubs, a tag.

 

I started with the rubs and distress inks...cracked pistachio, abandoned coral, and peacock feathers. Sprinkled a bit of water over it to add some texture...

I wanted to bring out more color, so next I added distress stains in some of the areas, cracked pistachio and abandoned coral (had to play with my new colors of course!).

Stamped the Paris skyline with Tim's new Cityscape stamps. Added some metal trinkets, wooden people and frame...lovely!

 

I will definitely add this to a mini book or scrapbook page of one of our travel adventures.

Come, join in the fun with these challenges, if not this one, the next one! Hope to see you there!

 

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Wednesday, March 25

Think Spring!

Sharing two projects I made using needle felting. We made these yesterday in my Tuesday morning craft group.

Here's my first piece, a landscape on felt. I love how you can layer and swirl the colors to create sky and ground. Then I layered the simple flowers on top. Ah, the bright colors of Spring!

My second project is a felted Easter egg. The base is a styrofoam egg, and you felt into it with the needle. This is a fun and easy way to create a 3-D project.

 

It's fun to break away from your usual materials and try something different. Have you been working on anything new lately?

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Sunday, March 22

My Artfully Inspired Life: March, Take 2

I've been having so much fun with the March techñique in my online class with Joanne Sharpe, that I find myself playing with this more and more! I love it!

Happy Spring! To celebrate, my next swap is all about flowers, so I wanted to share the ones I made.

 

 

Let me know if you have a favorite, I would love to hear from you! Also, if you haven't checked out my fun giveaway to celebrate spring, be sure to scroll down :)

 

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Friday, March 20

Let's Celebrate Spring with a GIVEAWAY!!

After the winter we have had here in the northeast, spring can't come soon enough!! We still have a foot of snow at least, but bare patches are starting to peek through.

So let's celebrate today! Through the wonderful generosity of Simon Says Stamp, I have a great giveaway for you!! A complete set of the Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral distress products! How cool is that! I love these products!

 

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment by midnight (EST) Friday March 27th. sharing what you are looking forward to this spring! I can't wait to sit out on my new deck (without my winter jacket), and get my gardens started. Please be sure to link to, or include your email address, so I can contact the winner.

As a bonus to all of our wonderful followers, let me know in your comment, and I will put your name in twice! Thanks so much for following twocraftingsisters, we really appreciate you!

Winner will be drawn randomly and announced on the blog on Sunday, March 29! Good luck everyone, and Happy Spring!

Thank you again Simon Says Stamp!!

 

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Tuesday, March 17

Celebrate your Irish!

One of my favorite holidays is St. Patrick's Day. I think it is because I can celebrate both my love of all things green, and unabashedly toot to the world my Irish heritage. I hope you will do a little celebrating today too, and in the words of the young child I once was, " you can be Irish today" (said to my German neighbor). Ah, the fond memories.

May the luck of the Irish be with you all day!

Erin Go Bragh! Slainte!

 

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Sunday, March 15

"TV" Characters Prima Doll Swap

I stretched the TV to include movie characters, as I don't watch a lot of tv shows. I had a lot of fun altering the Prima dolls, changing the bodies, making my own clothes, and creating the backgrounds on the tags. These three I swapped. One of my favorite TV shows is Dr. Who; we have always enjoyed the Incredibles, and The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings is another fave. I had fun imagining how these characters would look.

Now, for the one I kept...

My Dr. Who tag, complete with Fez, bow tie, and Tardis!

Who knew playing with paper dolls could be so much fun..feeling like a child again!

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