Monday, August 21, 2017

T stands for..........


........some projecT updates...... You may remember this butterfly canvas from awhile ago... the camera really didn't handle the bright orange very well...  I finally got around to adding the quote..... its one of my favorites... If its not clear enough , it says, "What if i fall?  But oh my darling, what if you fly! "  I think it fits in with my general lack of self confidence over the things i make... sometimes that quote is just enough to kick me in the booty so i overcome my fear of failure...... 'What if i fly!'...


And.........i even have it up on the wall!!!  This is heading downstairs from the front door.. the door on the left leads into the craftroom... I hope to have that a glass paneled door one day.. 



Remember the green sticks....lol   


Well they got shaded a lighter shade of lime green..... Above you can see it in progress.... 



The lighter area got treated to some glitter.......It doesn't show up very well i'm afraid.......

Reguardless of all the tips i read up on and no matter how careful i was decoupaging napkins was not an easy thing for me... They cut out fairly easily( i didn't separate the layers until after i cut them) but when gluing down it was difficult not to tear them.. I did manage it though...One great tip i found was to use saran wrap (plastic wrap) between your hand and the napkin while smoothing... Some more steps to do though so.... stay Tuned.... 

I'am well covered for the T party with my coffee cup in the header... my reshowing of the mtn dew can from last week and lastly the cherry coke zero... lol  Some weeks i cannot find one drink photo and others i have too many...  Happy T day everyone! I'll be by to visit!!! Hugs! deb

Monday, August 14, 2017

T Stands for .............


........OMGosh i don't know what T stands for this week.... Drama maybe... of the crafting kind.... busyness ... craziness .... ?? I'll let you decide....lol 


Remember the beautiful things i received from Valerie a couple weeks ago???  Well she politely asked me.... pssst.... did you look in the bag??? Well i 'thought' i had... so i looked again and LOOK what i found.... a beautiful stencil!  Thank you so much Valerie.. I cannot wait to try it... 


Then the gifts just keep coming.... Pearshaped Chris sent me a beautiful card ..........


With lots of goodies.... And now i'm really worried thinking i didn't do enough for this swap.......... Everyone has been so generous and i thank you from the bottom of my heart......


Hubs has been hard at work putting more shelves up for me.... 


I have more staining to do and on the counter you can see the whale tail board he finished and i'am now staining... If you don't know what that is... stay tuned.........


This is part of the old kitchen cabinets... I took the doors off and i'am in the process of painting it...It will go under the island... stay tuned........



....and here's the bloody owl.....sigh..... here is really where the 'drama' starts..... i found this owl...at a flea mkt  $1... Apparently he's made out of rubber...flexible you know... well i thought hey.... rubber is close to plastic... well i'm sure a few T partiers could have straightened me out on that theory.... but here we go... So i had the idea to paint him black and highlight him with... you guessed it my go to color...copper.... He is highly detailed so it would show off all his feathers...anyway.... so for me step one was to spray him with one of those fusion paints ...you know the one that bonds to plastic...because he's like you know... RUBBER.. which might as well be plastic...um....NooooOOooo....  Trust me when i say it was a holy mess..... stay tuned........


For the life of me i cannot remember is i showed you my GREAT find at the dump..... now don't cringe... I cleaned it within an inch of its life... what is it?  Here's a hint... each circle is a shelf.... its OOoooold... I would love to know its history... where it spent most of its life... but i saved it... don't be scared by the green... hubby just shakes his head... i have PLANS... Now i will tell you... just for your future reference.... the top of each shelf has vinyl on it and apparently... vinyl IS close enough to plastic and the fusion paint stuck!!   Stay tuned..........


Aaaahhh now here's another little bit of drama this week.... Have you ever done this??? Covered a bottle with masking tape..... I remember doing this back in GirlScouts... and it must have impressed me enough to try it as an adult...  so i have spent some glorious evenings watching TV and tearing and sticking masking tape.... then in GirlScouts we (probably the adults) put stain on the masking tape.... I remember loving it! Well i put stain on mine... um...yeah.... didn't turn out so well... but i have an idea to resurrect it... Stay tuned.....


If you popped by the blog earlier in the week you saw my latest drawing.... Well hubby tried to make some copies with our computer but that was a little drama there too... So i ended up taking it to Staples where they did a really passable job... I'm going to  add a few things to it and turn them into PostCards.... !! :) 

And last but by no means least my friend Eileen sent me a beautiful PostCard!! Using mopped up leftover paint and a stencil and homemade modeling paste... I just love it Eileen!! Thank you so very  much!! You sure brightened my drama filled day!!!  Just like all the T ladies do when they visit from Ms. Elizabeth' !! I hope i didn't wear you out with all the goings on.... I'll be around to visit!!! Hugs! deb

PS... note the soda in the picture of my dump save! :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A New Drawing........


.........no two ways about it.... i like boxes.... 


I like when one image spills out of its box into another box...


I've added a dimensional clear coat to some .....


Apparently i love silver fish... 


....they keep showing up.... Now after i took this photo i put iridescent medium on the fish and gave them an eye... 

This was fun!! I hope to come up with more ideas for different themes in the boxes....  If you look on my side bar you can see the drawing of the boxes with the owl...  the ideas with boxes just seem endless......... Hope your having a great week!! Hugs! deb