Sunday, April 6, 2014

Elephants for the new Baby!

Hi there! Today I would like to share with you a gift that I created for my sister and brother-in-law and their new baby that's due to arrive in early May!  Their baby shower is today, and I wanted to create something that will continue and last far longer than clothes or diapers will!  Plus, art is kind of my thing, so I wanted to create something special for my new nephew to be!

To create this is very easy!  I had a piece of scrap wood and painted the front with white gesso.  Then I took several ink sprays including Dylusions and Heidi Swapp to create the blue.  Before it dried, I dropped large and small droplets of alcohol blending solution  just to see what it would do!  I tilted the wood up and let it all drip!  This is how I achieved this look!  It looks like it's raining and the elephant is reveling in it!

I took a paintbrush and white gesso and free hand drew the elephant.  I wanted the trunk to go up to add more of an abstract look, and to not have a lot of empty space in the middle of the painting.  I drew the letters 'Baby Mine' and a heart with a red copic marker.

Here are some close up pics!

And here is the card that I made!  My clean and simple friends will be shocked!  Lol!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's Baseball Season!!!!!

Hello there, ePer's!  Today is the ePlay challenge on the eclectic Paperie blog and this month is all about wood!  I am sharing my wood project here with you now!  Sherry is back with us, which i am so excited about!  And she is the hostess with the mostess!  You can find the links to all of the team projects HERE!
In other news with eP, we welcomed a brand new team member, Julia Aston! Definitely check out her blog HERE!

Ok, on with the project!

In our house, baseball and softball have officially started!  Yay!!!! That means Spring is here and I am ready for bleacher butt! LOL!
Anyway, when we were presented with the challenge of working with wood, my mind went in a million different directions, but I decided on using Graphic 45's Good ol' Sport and a piece of scrap wood that I chiseled to make into a bat.  I shouldn't have wasted my time though, because you can't even tell with all of the ephemera on top!  Oh well!  That's what happens when you don't know what the end result is going to look like!  Hahaha!

Ok, so the first picture above is the entire bat.  The next one is a closeup.

This last one just shows the dimension.  I have a thing for Tim Holtz's Film Strip!  LOVE that stuff!  Love how it comes out of the jar already curly!  I just glue it in place and call it a day!

All of the paper and everything on the bat are from the G45 Good ol' Sport 12"x12" pack.  I did add a stamped bat and ball to complete the look.  And of course the film strip.  But, you can find the rest in the pack and you can find the pack right HERE!

Have a WONDERFUL day!  We hope that you can come and play in the ePlay challenge this month!!!!  If wood is not your thing, that's ok!  Just wait til May!  Oh my, now I'm rhyming!  It's time to end this post!!!