Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Canvas- Peace on Earth

Hey, Peeps. I've been having some fun with this new mixed media canvas piece, available in my Etsy shop here.
This one is done in my latest fave, neutral tones. I don't know about you, but I like to keep some of my Christmas pieces up most of the year (why not?), so the neutral palette is especially conducive to displaying it anytime. Also, I do like to break some rules. ;)
This is an 8x10" canvas and is light, so it can be hung, propped, or place on a tabletop easel.
I used my original Peace on Earth tag stencil with some molding paste. I'll do a tutorial in a later post since I have to pick up my daughter from college today (yipee!).

I used some embossing powder, black gesso, inks...

a hand carved stamp image with white embossing powder...

lots of embellies...

an embossed enamel snowflake medallion...

a canvas flower with twine, a vintage button, branch punchies...

some beautiful vintage lace...

and some joy metal letters, among other techniques and embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my latest original piece. Thanks for looking!!!
Fondly, Tami

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Simple cards with hand- carved stamped images

Hey, Peeps. This is just a quick post today, featuring my latest cards. I don't know about you, but sometimes it takes me FOREVER to make a card. I sit at my craft table and obsess about the Perfect Design. Then it takes me SO LONG to make my embellies, because I really get a kick out of making them myself.
Well, these cards are a departure for me. I decided to keep them simple, partly because they're thank you notes that are WAY overdue. 

In this one, I used a linen flower, cut with my Sizzix die. The panel is made by stamping with my hand-carved key stamp, and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I tied it with a little vintage ribbon. I lined up my "thanks" letters (which pretty much are permanent on my acrylic block because I like the look and I'd never be able to line them up straight again) and stamped. I inked the edges, and that's it, Folks. Sometimes simplicity is better.

This one is a similar design, with a little bling in the center.

I did decide to do something a little different with these, however. Many friends have told me that it's a shame that my cards can't be used again. Well, now they can. I used a little hand-carved stamp design in the inside of this one, but then I inserted my note. That way, my friends can keep the note, but send the card to someone else. I am thrilled that they can recycle these. Why didn't I think of this before???

Here's one of the note inserts.

Here's the other one.

And, that's it. Sweet and simple. And, around the holidays, that works for me.

Thanks again for looking.