Thursday, March 22, 2018

Craftwell DT: Live for Today Wall-Hanging

This is my next post for Craftwell. For this project I decided to use a crayon/resist technique for embossed tags, more details here: Snapguide

Here are some more close looks:

Here you can appreciate better the resist technique:

Here is a better look of the shine across the whole wall hanging from the spray inks:

I will be using the embossed tags as a mat for an special picture I took of my children reading their favorite books.

I hope you enjoyed my first craft for Craftwell and follow my blog as well.

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

I'm also joining the following challenges:

Treasure: my Swirlydoos kits, which btw way are discontinued... :-(

flowers and roses, greens and blues, but no yellow though... just gold tattered angel spray

The flowers, the vines, the soft blues and pastel colors

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Hi Scrappers,

Today I am sharing with you a burlap panel I made using the indian-blanket-cling-stamp and the wildflowers-cling-stamp-set sentiment, I made for PWP, please head here to see it: The Aviary.

I used:

Indian Blanket stamp set, PWP 
the wildflowers-cling-stamp-set sentiment 
Burlap Panel, TH, Ranger 
Distress Crayons, TH, Ranger 
Water Brush, TH, Ranger 
Stencil, Michael 
Gold Chalk Marker 
Archival ink, Ranger 

See my SnapGuide here, for steps by steps. In short, I stamped the Indian Blanket image using archival ink on tissue paper. I diluted some distress crayons with ModPodge instead of water and added to the burlap panel using a stencil for a colorful background. Then, I diluted some golden chalk also with ModPodge and added a faint border around the panel. When it was died, I added the stamped tissue paper to the panel using ModPodge and let it dry. Finally, colored the stamped image using the diluted crayons with ModPodge and a brush. To finish the look, I used a previously stamped specialty paper with the wildflowers sentiment and inked the edges of the fussy cut paper with golden chalk. I attached the sentiment to the panel using 3D zots.

Some closer looks:

I hope you enjoyed my burlap panel and give me some comments/ follow me.

I'm joining the following challenges:

media: archival ink, distress crayons, chalk

Treasure: the beauty of Texas wildflowers (Texas Treasure)

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cup of Joe Blog Hop and first post for Craftwell

Welcome to the
Cup of Joe Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects full of my favorite drink, COFFEE!! So grab your favorite cup of Joe and enjoy a coffee break with  all these fabulous projects!

You should have arrived from Alicia but if not head over to
Connie Can Crop, she  is the beginning of this hop!!

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

One lucky hopper will win 3 free SVG files from our fabulous sponsor this month!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs
in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Today for this blog hop I am sharing with you my first post for Craftwell. For this kind of mixed media project I got inspired by my love for coffee and a coffee cardboard sleeve, I got at at small coffee shop in Fredericksburg, TX.  This is my end result:

Craftwell Tools: Cut N' Boss and Teresa Collins dies. For more supplies and steps to make this wall-hanging, please head over my Snapguide. Furthermore, all die cuts from the Teresa Collins dies, were made from used Stay-Wet paper, which was stained with many acrylic colors from my painting palettes.

Here are some more close looks:

I attached the Sizzix frame die cut only by the edges to add dimension to the frame.

I attached the tags only by the brad, leaving some movement to the whole piece, sticking the end of the tags inside the coffee sleeve:

I made a dangle using one of the TH IdeOlogy tags, a brad, and a vintage button:

 I tried to add as much dimension, as I could:

I added the Teresa Collins die-cut heart and a veneer cup from Latina Crafter, which I embellished with a red heart cut with a Sizzix die for contrast.

I hope you enjoyed my first craft for Craftwell and follow their blog as well

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

Now head over to Amanda

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

I am also participating in the following challenges:

Distress ink, distress crayons, acrylics

movable tags and dangle.

because of its colors, I find this canvas very masculine.

Friday, March 2, 2018

PWP: March blog hop

WELCOME to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!
If you've arrived here from Dana's blog, then you're in the right place.
If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

Are you ready for our March blog hop? The theme for this month is Spring. Is it Spring yet where you are? The design team is sharing their spring themed projects! We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the pwp blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 6 2018 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.
For this blog hop, I got inspired by the warmer spring air here in Texas and by these two stamp sets from PWP: evening-primrose and the wildflowers-cling-stamp-set sentiment:

Some materials and instructions:

1-I used an oversized wooden tag and covered with an used Stay-wet painting palette paper, which was stained with many acrylic colors.

2- I cut a flower to make shaker flower using a Queen & Co. shaker flower-die-set.

Then, I added some translucent and gold big glitter and colored the outside of the flower with pink glitter marker:

3- I stamped the my flower using Hero Arts black ink:  

at this moment I wasn't sure which of the flowers I wanted to used, but I got inspired by this picture and decided on the evening primrose because the colors coordinate so well with my painting pallet paper and shaker-die cut:

4- I die cut some other wild-flowers shapes using the left-over of the Stay-wet paper:

5- I used some vine stencils from Anna Griffin and TH distress paints to add more to the colored background:

6- I colored a Creative Embellishments vine die cut and the stamped flower with markers and mermaid paint brushes from Jane Davenport:

7-  I stamped the sentiment with black HeroArts ink and embossed it with CTMH embossing powder on a handmade cardstock.

It gives an interesting effect because this paper absorbs the wax from the embossing powder giving the letters a metallic shimmer, but not the 3D effect.

  and I added a green metallic marker frame around the cardstock:

8- I attached some twine and a Moroccan bead to add some interest to the tag.

9- Finally, I cut a flower arrangement that came with the handmade cardstock in three and added it to the tag:

I hope you enjoyed this fun spring tag/ wall hanging:

I'm the last stop in this fun blog hop.
Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ -
&Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

BTW, I'm participating in the following challenges:
shaker flower
acrylic paints/ markers / mermaid brushpaints

Lemon-lime twist (TH distress paint)/ elements of spring time/ metallic

the multiple colors and texture of the walls, the rose vines and the blue of the lady dress, which I used in some of the wild flowers...